An elated Sunrisers Hyderabad skipper David Warner on Monday expressed happiness at his side getting the balance right in their victorious outing against Kings XI Punjab in an Indian Premier League match here at the Punjab Cricket Association Stadium.(Match Report | Scorecard | Highlights)
Warner said it was difficult to choose from the pace weaponry he has at his disposal, especially with South African Dale Steyn and New Zealand’s Trent Boult in the dug-out.
“It’s challenging to pick one out of Steyn and Boult, we try to get the balance right which we got right tonight,” Warner said at the post-match presentation ceremony.
Sent into bat, Hyderabad put on 150/6 but then restricted the Kings to 130/9 in their 20 overs, thus pocketing an easy 20-run win.
“I thought 160 was par. Mine was a key dismissal and the boys bowled fantastic after that. The bowlers won us the match and today it was a fantastic effort,” he said.
Warner too contributed with the bat scoring 58 from 41 deliveries and added he liked the duel between him and his Australian team-mate Mitchell Johnson.
“We face (Mitchell) Johnson a lot at home and my thinking was to make room and score runs. I got the better of him today, but he might get me next time,” the skipper concluded.
Thousands gathered at the large ground and roads spilled with traffic headed for Secunderabad to attend the meeting. For the Telangana Rashtra Samiti’s founding day, the city of Hyderabad was awash in the party’s signature pink.
Ministers and leaders from all districts had been given the task of mobilising as many people as they can for the first major event since the party took power in June; chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao or KCR reportedly wanted some 10 lakh people at his grand show at the Parade Grounds. It is another matter that according to senior police officers, the venue could not accommodate more than one lakh.
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KCR, who founded the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) in 2001 to campaign for the bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh, was re-elected party president for the eighth time on Friday.
“I went to the jaws of death to make sure we got Telangana.” Telangana Rashtra Samiti chief K Chandrasekhar Rao said in his address today. “I asked people to stone me to death, if I do not deliver Telangana… Now our goal is Bangaru Telangana or golden Telangana.”
It was also an occasion to ridicule the Opposition parties, especially the Telugu Desam Party of Andhra Pradesh chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu, who has recently conducted meetings in Telangana’s Mahbubnagar. Mr Naidu, KCR said, should worry about Andhra Pradesh instead.
In the build-up to the speeches, senior ministers, including state Home Minister Nayini Narasimha Reddy, were seen dancing at a cultural show. Telangana deputy Speaker Padma Devender Reddy was also seen joining in.
There were traffic restrictions and diversions all around the Parade Grounds.
With the ruling party in a majority, especially with desertions from other parties as well, not many are asking who is footing the bill for the big show.
On Friday, when the TRS held a plenary session, the city of Secunderabad was lit up and even policemen were seen serving food to guests. The chief minister had, however, found the turnout disappointing and ordered a more impressive gathering today.
Spain on Monday sought India’s help in evacuating its nationals from earthquake-hit Nepal when Spanish Foreign Minister called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi during which the visiting minister also offered his country’s expertise in building highways and smart cities.
Garcia-Margallo made the request for assistance to Modi who noted that India was committed to helping all nations affected by the tragedy and assured him of all possible assistance for Spanish nationals, a PMO release said.
Modi and the Spanish minister discussed possible avenues for cooperation in the sectors of Railways, smart cities and renewable energy. The Prime Minister invited Spanish companies to participate in the “Make in India” initiative and set up manufacturing bases in India to connect with the global supply chain, it said.
India assisted 170 nationals from 15 countries in evacuation from Nepal.
More than 750 people have died in a massive earthquake of 7.9 magnitude which hit large parts of Nepal on Saturday, news agency Reuters said quoting government officials. Major tremors were felt for nearly a minute across large swathes of Northern India including Delhi. 23 people have died in Bihar, eight in Uttar Pradesh, and three in West Bengal, where 40 children have also been injured after their school was damaged in Malda town.
This earthquake of magnitude 7.9 was the worst to hit Nepal in 80 years.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi convened a high-level meeting in Delhi with ministers and top officials to assess the situation. After the meeting, the Prime Minister directed evacuation of tourists and immediate dispatch of relief and rescue teams to Nepal, as well as to affected areas in India.
He has appointed Union Minister Rajiv Pratap Rudy to handle the aftermath in the states bordering Nepal.
CM KCR has took part in the celebrations of Mahatma Basaveswara and during this occasion he said that Nannayya is not the aadi kavi in Telugu but Paluri Somanathacharyulu is the Aadi Kavi in Telugu as his writings of Basava Puranam are original unlike Nannayya’s Mahabharatam was just a copy and a translation from Sanskrit.
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