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after I played my last ODI in Bangladesh, He wanted to get as much match practice as possible,and ended up playing district-level matches too Luckily he got his timing right and started off in a blistering fashion in the Ranji Trophy just before India-South Africa series Jadeja said that he hasn’t made any major adjustments tohis game apart from working on his shot selection and execution "No I haven’t changed much of anything I believe that if I strengthen my natural game develop my skills further it would help me" Jadeja told BCCITV "While batting sometimes I would be in double-minds as to which shot I have to pick; whether I should hit or not hit So that is what I was thinking about when I was playing in the Ranji Trophy. that I should have a simple plan Whatever shot I want to play I should be able to do it single-mindedly When I make a decision and bat I have to commit 100percent and play the shot" He added In last 22 months Jadeja has had a tough time in Tests; in the six matches he has played since 1 January 2014 he has averaged 5641 at a strike rate of 1225 and averaged 2590 with the bat in Tests He eventually lost his place in the limited overs side too after mediocre performance Jadeja admitted that there have been times when he took it a bit casually "You can’t relax when you are playing for India There have been times when I felt that I don’t need to work as sab achha chal raha hai" Jadeja told The Indian Express "Similarly there have been times when we just pray that somehow I do well and return to form These are the stages every cricketer has to goes through During the World Cup I was literally praying ki yeh match achha jaye so that I get my confidence I can’t write the future but I know the present lies in my hands" Read the full BCCITV interview here Read the full Indian Express interview here By: Reuters | Rio De Janeiro | Published: August 4 2016 1:36 pm Yuriko Koike is leading the organising committee for the 2020 Olympics (Source: Reuters) Top News Tokyo’s first woman governor will carry on her predecessor’s push to make the city’s 2020 Summer Games the ”most innovative” in history the head of the Games’ organising committee said on Wednesday Yuriko Koike Japan’s first female defence minister was elected governor on Sunday after two predecessors stepped down over scandals that clouded the city’s preparations to host the Games The head of the Tokyo 2020 organising committee Yoshiro Mori had called the timing of the latest resignation unfortunate saying it was ”as if one wheel has come off” ahead of the high-stakes event But speaking at the IOC meeting in Rio on Wednesday Mori a former prime minister welcomed Koike who will be responsible for saving Tokyo’s reputation as host for the Games ”She is a powerful woman with a lot of executive capability” Mori said in translated comments adding he is sure the Games will be a success under her watch Japan hopes the Olympics will spur its economy which is struggling to escape decades of deflation On Wednesday they got a boost when the IOC selected five sports including baseball skateboarding and surfing to feature in the Tokyo Games in an attempt to attract a younger audience ”I am so happy and so thrilled and I my have lost some of my composure” Mori said ”This was an epoch-making decision today” For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Coomi Kapoor | Published: November 15 2009 2:36 am Related News The political buzz in Karnataka is that the temporary patch up between Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa and the Bellary brothers was brought about not by the BJP high command in Delhi but thanks to a serpentine intervention During the crisisYeddyurappa organised a puja at the Kukke Subramania snake temple near Mangalore and was weighed against some 90 kg of raisins The next dayRevenue Minister G Karunakara Reddy discovered a snake in his house The story goes that Reddy summonednot a snake catcherbut a priest for help A puja was performed to counter the adverse impact of the snakes appearance Soon afterwardsthe superstitious Reddy brothers got news that a pillar had cracked in the family temple in Bellary The priest-cum-soothsayer decreed that this was another bad omen and suggested the brothers make peace with their political enemiesat least for now A party affair The three most prominent members of the CPI(M)s politburo were out of the country on the day of the assembly by-election results in which the CPI(M) was routed Sitaram Yechury was in Spain attending a Communist party functionBrinda Karat was in Brazilbut no one was quite sure why party general secretary Prakash Karat felt the need to travel to London at this critical juncture Karat reportedly explained to party colleagues that he wanted to use his frequent flyer miles before they expired Party workers question whether their leaders are adhering to the rectification document prepared by the central leadership in Octoberwhich calls for austerity measures by members in their private lives Maran takes a HIT I&B Minister Ambika Sonis proposal to the Cabinet last week that HITS (head-end in the sky) technology for distributing television signals should be permitted entry into India met with strong opposition from Textile Minister Dayanidhi Maran His argument was that it would be a major setback for DTH providerswhich incidentally includes his family owned Sun TV group Marans objection was overruled by the Cabinet Tug-of-War If L K Advani did not step down as Leader of the Opposition on his 83rd birthday last Sunday as the RSS had wanted it was not for purely selfish reasons Advani suspected that the moment he resignedthe RSS would foist a nonentity as party presidentwith the co-operation of outgoing president Rajnath Singh There is a major tussle in the divided sangh parivar as to whether the next party president should be a person of standing or a relative lightweight The news agency report that L K Advani would resign as Opposition leader by February emanated from Ram Madhava senior RSS pracharakwho also circulated the name of Nitin Gadkari as next party president Madhav who runs a foundationIndia Firsthas a bone to pick with BJP members who questioned his trusts fund collecting methods Madhav had per force to retract his remarkparticularly as he is no longer the official spokesperson of the RSS But that does not deter him from his off the record briefingswhich claim that Gadkaris appointment is a done deed Sleuthing around A delegation of two IB and two RAW officers flew to the US to question terrorist David Coleman Headley but returned empty handed after a week since they were not permitted to interrogate him Some wonder at the haste in dispatching our sleuthsconsidering the NSA was already in the US And why was it necessary for one of the delegation to take his spouse along on the working trip Five too many The Samajwadi Partys familiar accusation against the Congresss dynastic politics fell flat in the Firozabad election Mulayam Singhs family hasin factstolen a march over the Gandhis in this respect Mulayam Singh is leader of the SP in the Lok Sabhason Akhileshalso an MPis president of the partys UP unitnephew Dharmendra Yadav won the Lok Sabha from Badaun where popular sitting MP Saleem Sherwani was denied a ticket Mulayams cousin Ram Gopal Yadav is leader of the party in the Rajya Sabha while his brother Shiv Pal Yadav is leader of the opposition in the UP assembly If electedAkhileshs wife Dimple would have been the fifth family MP For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsLakshya Sen has won the men’s singles title at the 2017 Eurasia Bulgarian Open Badminton Championships and one struggles to absorb the full import of the latest achievement of the 16-year-old It is the Indian junior’s first win in the senior category at the international level outside the country Indeed right through the course of this year the precocious Lakshya the star product of the Bangalore-based Prakash Padukone Badminton Academy (PPBA) has been competing against players much older than him in the junior ranks Though eligible to play at the under-17 level he willingly eschewed that right and played only in the under-19s to be ranked number one in the world among the players at that level File photo of Lakshya Sen Image courtesy: Twitter/@OGQ_India With coach Vimal Kumar’s encouragement the Uttarakhand lad participated in the Indian Senior Nationals in February this year and notched up impressive victories over established players like HS Prannoy and Harsheel Dani before suffering a meltdown in the final and coming a cropper against Sourabh Verma Lakshya was just 15 at the time; and had he won he would have broken the long-standing age record of Padukone who had won both the senior and junior national singles titles as a 16-year-old in Chennai in early-1972 Although that wasn’t to be the Almora-born shuttler had announced his arrival on the Indian badminton scene in no uncertain manner The Bulgaria Open was Lakshya’s first foray outside India in an open tournament on the Badminton World Federation’s (BWF) annual calendar The greenhorn was called upon to pit his wits and talent against experienced players including two 29-year-olds and one 30-year-old who have all been on the international circuit for over a decade though perhaps not as much in the public eye as the Chinese Malaysian Danish and Korean stars Launching his campaign in Sofia with a sensational and comprehensive 21-17 21-9 opening round victory over top-seeded Englishman 21-year-old Sam Parsons ranked 90th in the BWF standings Lakshya ran into compatriot and training partner Kiran George in the second round George had had to fight his way through the qualifying rounds and had scored a morale-boosting win over Germany’s Max Weisskirchen in the first round of the tournament proper But he had no answer to Lakshya’s guile accuracy and consistency and was beaten easily by a 12-21 10-21 scoreline As seeded players in the top half of the men’s singles draw fell like ninepins to less fancied contenders Lakshya encountered his first really testing and worthy opponent in Poland’s 30-year-old Michal Rogalski whose 203rd ranking belied his skills with the racket The super-fit Indian systematically wore down the Polish veteran who had hit a career-high ranking of 70 in August 2015; and progressed to the semi-final with a 20-22 21-18 21-15 verdict Sri Lanka’s 29-year-old Dinuka Karunaratna who had not been extended in his earlier three rounds awaited Lakshya in the last-four reckoning and ran the Indian close in the first game but faded away in the second to lose at 19-21 14-21 Meanwhile seeded stars in the lower half of the draw had produced performances along expected lines with the best four making their way relatively untroubled into the quarter-finals In the semi-final the number two seed Zvonimir Durkinjak of Croatia beat Bulgaria’s number six seed Ivan Rusev with a degree of comfort by 21-19 21-12 to seal a meeting with the Indian teenager in the summit clash Lakshya who entered the tournament as a 15-year-old and actually turned 16 on the day he clashed with Karunaratna in the penultimate round was tested in the opening game by the speedy 29-year-old Croatian ranked just outside the top 100 on the BWF standings and ended second best at 18-21 But he turned the tables on Durkinjak in the second to notch a runaway 21-12 triumph and came through a searching examination in the decider to pip the Croatian at 21-17 “It took me a little while to adjust to the playing conditions and the drift in the hall every time I stepped on to the court” the youngster said shyly on a call from Sofia “But I was confident of being able to play long matches since I have been working on my fitness with Vimal sir” The coach himself who was about to embark on a flight to Glasgow where his ward Saina Nehwal will be taking part in the World Badminton Championships from 21 August was pleased with the progress that Lakshya had made since he ended up second-best in the Senior Nationals in February this year “Lakshya is still raw and skinny and not quite as strong as he needs to be; but he is growing and his best quality is that he is temperamentally very strong” said Vimal a two-time national singles champion in 1988 and 1989 and who is now the chief coach at PPBA “He will get more power in his frame over the next couple of years and be a genuine threat at all major world tournaments not just this tier three competition that we sent him to as an experiment I feel this Bulgaria Open title could be the first of many titles to come” Vimal revealed that the academy had identified four players as outstanding prospects for the future – Lakshya Rahul Bharadwaj Kiran George (the current under-17 national champion) and Meiraba Luwang a young lad from Manipur with quicksilver reflexes All of them are in the growing stage and Bharadwaj went through some injury issues with his knees and missed a lot of the season last year All the four youngsters have benefited from exposure to players from other countries with whom the PPBA has arranged exchange and training programmes They had spent 10 days in Kuala Lumpur recently with Malaysian badminton great Misbun Sidek Former All England champion Morten Frost of Denmark who has been training the Malaysian juniors is scheduled to visit Bangalore shortly with a team “We have been making them play in Malaysia and Indonesia” said Vimal “Peter Gade (another former All England champion) who is a close friend has been very impressed with Lakshya’s progress He is the national coach for France’s junior team who are European champions and better than the Danish juniors We have forged an understanding with Gade to impart some training and coaching to our boys” The next ‘lakshya’ (which in the vernacular stands for aim or objective) for the lad just turned sweet sixteen is the Vietnam Open Grand Prix tournament followed by the Junior World Championships to be held in Jakarta in October Lakshya will be one of the youngest competitors in the under-19 category of the latter competition where he will possibly get a chance to extract revenge from Chinese Taipei’s top junior who pipped him 25-23 in the deciding game of their desperately tight quarter-final encounter at the last Asian Junior Championships in Jakarta it will turn on Hindus too. Michael Clarke.299 Vijay said his injury affected his strength while batting. says: “This party… was not done for the people.

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