New Delhi: Former India cricketer Yuvraj Singh on Tuesday called for an end to the constant criticism of Rishabh Pant, saying the young stumper-batsman desperately needs guidance from captain Virat Kohli or anyone who can understand his psyche. Yuvraj said Pant doesn’t deserve the criticism coming his way and needs the support of Kohli and head coach Ravi Shastri to overcome the slump. Pant has been drawing flak for failing to grab his chances and getting out to rash shots despite being given a long rope by the Indian team management. Also Read – We will push hard for Kabaddi”s inclusion in 2024 Olympics: Rijiju”I really don’t know what is happening with him (Rishabh). He is facing a lot of criticism which is not needed. Somebody needs to get the best out of him,” Yuvraj said on the sidelines of ‘The Sports Movement’ summit of the India On Track organisation. Pant struggled during the away series against the West Indies last month before failing to ake an impact in the recent home T20 International series against South Africa. “The people monitoring him, the coach (Ravi Shastri), the captain (Kohli) have to guide him,” the former left-handed batsman added. Also Read – Djokovic to debut against Shapovalov at Shanghai MastersThe former swashbuckler, who retired from international cricket earlier this year at the age of 37, said Pant needs to be given confidence to overcome the drop in form after a spectacular start which fetched him Test hundreds in England and Australia in his maiden year at the top level. “At the moment the thing is in IPL, the young guys are getting a lot of money. So somebody needs to tell them how to go about their business and tell them what is their priority. Somebody really needs to talk to them,” Yuvraj said. “That guy has got two away Test hundreds. He has a lot of potential. He is an outstanding talent. Someone should know how to read him, how to encourage him, point him what he needs to focus on,” he added.
New Delhi: The national capital was witness to yet another cold bloooded murder when a property dealer in Dwarka area was gunned down in his car right outside his office. Police suspect enmity behind the killing. Forty-eight-year-old Narendra Gehlot is seen talking to person standing alongside the driver seat, (in a video — probably from CCTV) as his SUV is parked on the Old Palam Vihar Road. The incident occurred around 6.30 p.m. on Tuesday. A man wearing a helmet is seen walking up to the car after the other person leaves the scene. He pumps bullets into the car — the windshield and through the window on the driver’s side. Also Read – Odd-Even: CM seeks transport dept’s views on exemption to women, two wheelers, CNG vehicles Gehlot probably makes a last ditch effort to escape the assassination bid, as the car is seen moving, but then it veers and stops in its tracks, almost hitting the killer, who then jumps up on the roof of another parked car and shoots some more bullets in the direction of Gehlot’s office, perhaps, where the other man had headed earlier. Dwarka DCP Anto Alphonso said: “The incident has been captured in the CCTV camera. There were two bike borne assailants, who were sporting helmets, one of them fired the gun. Gehlot, himself had an attempted murder case against him. He had fought the Delhi civic polls and lost.”
At least three militants were killed in an exchange of fire with security forces in Batote town of Jammu and Kashmir’s Ramban district on Saturday, an Army spokesperson said. An Army jawan was also killed, while two policemen were injured in the encounter. Searches have been carried out in the area presently. The encounter followed after a group of five armed militants took refuge inside a civilian’s residence after they targeted a Territorial Army patrol in Batote area earlier in the day. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss account details under automatic exchange framework Sources told The Indian Express that the house owner, Vijar Kumar, and his family were taken hostage. The militants later released all members of the family except Kumar, a tailor. Subsequently, the house owner was rescued, Jammu and Kashmir Police confirmed on Twitter.The area is cordoned off, and vehicular traffic along the highways and adjoining link roads has been halted. According to sources, the militants were initially hiding near one of the quarters of the General Reserve Engineer Force (GREF) personnel. As the Territorial Army patrol passed through the area this morning, the militants panicked and threw two or three hand grenades at them and opened fire from their rifles, thinking they were being cordoned off.(Inputs from The Indian Express)