highlights For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Wasim Jaffer has amassed over 19000 runs in the domestic circuit. Jaffer believes having T20 skills is the hour requirement today. He has played 31 Test and 2 ODIs for India. New Delhi: The Veteran Indian Cricketer Wasim Jaffer has probably been India’s best domestic circuit batsman. He is often termed as the artist of domestic cricket and unsurprisingly, hails from Mumbai. Despite being the highest run-scorer in Ranji Trophy, Irani Trophy, and also having the highest number of first-class hundreds, Wasim Jaffer didn’t get going at the International area. Having played over 30 Test for India, Wasim doesn’t carry an impressive record. The 40-year-old, in his initial days, used to play as an opener and scored 1944 runs in 58 innings at a decent average of 34.11. Having got ample opportunities up front, the giant wasn’t able to impress the selectors and was eventually dropped from the squad. Jaffer last featured against South Africa in 2008 at Green Park. Jaffer hasn’t been the power-hitter and scored 95 percent of his domestic runs with orthodox shots. His traditional approach helped him to amass 19147 runs at an incredible average of 51.19. To top that off, he has won as many as ten Ranji Trophy titles – 2 with Vidarbha and 8 with Mumbai.Being close to cricket over two and a half decades now, Jaffer finally opens up and has a piece of advice of the young guns. He believes that if a player needs to survive at the supreme level for long, he should have T20 skills in batting or bowling otherwise the path is foggy. Speaking to rediff.com, Jaffer went on saying “This is how the system is working now. The times have changed. Nowadays, I feel a player needs to have T20 skills otherwise he is not going to survive.”While explaining, Jaffer indirectly quoted his own example and said, “No matter how much runs you score in the Ranji Trophy or Duleep Trophy or Irani Trophy, if you don’t have T20 skills in batting or bowling, you are not going to go too far. Obviously, they look into that and they prioritise their game accordingly to suit T20 cricket which I don’t think is their fault. That is how the system works now and they want to get noticed.”They know if they don’t play the IPL, they won’t get too far. The IPL gives them the benchmark for them to get picked for the Indian team. You can’t blame them because you need to have T20 skills otherwise you are not going to play too much cricket,” he concluded.
New York, United States | AFP |New York City on Tuesday renamed a street outside Madison Square Garden “Muhammad Ali Way” after the late boxing legend who headlined a string of fights at the iconic sports arena.Mayor Bill de Blasio announced the temporary renaming of West 33rd Street next to the MSG arena, where some of Ali’s greatest fights took place in America’s entertainment capital.“Today we are paying tribute to the man in the heart of this city,” de Blasio said. “He deserves this naming honor and more.”Ali, whose remarkable boxing career and civil rights activism made him one of the 20th century’s most indelible figures, died last week after a decades-long battle with Parkinson’s disease. He was 74 years old.Ali boxed at Madison Square Garden eight times, including in his epic 1971 “Fight of the Century” against Joe Frazier.New York streets may be renamed permanently if legislation is passed by the city council and signed by the mayor. There are no plans so far to make the Muhammad Ali Way name change permanent, which would first require a council member to introduce a bill.The city permanently named other streets surrounding Madison Square Garden “Joe Louis Plaza” in 1984 to honor the previous heavyweight champion who lived from 1914 to 1981.Neither Tuesday’s temporary designation nor a permanent one honoring Ali would affect Joe Louis Plaza, the mayor’s office said.Former US president Bill Clinton and comedian Billy Crystal are to deliver eulogies at the boxer’s public funeral in Louisville, Kentucky on Friday.Share on: WhatsApp
RED BANK – Visiting Nurse Association Health Group is providing free seasonal flu shots, every Wednesday at two regional locations, Red Bank and Manasquan, to adults and children over age 12.In Red Bankat 176 Riverside Ave.from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.In Manasquanat 67 Main St.from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Flu shots are free of charge thanks to contributions received from the Robin Hood Foundation in support of the VNA Hurricane Relief Fund. Pneumonia vaccines are $65 or you can present Medicare Part B card. Medicaid and Medicare HMO’s are not accepted. Supplies are limited.Pediatric flu shots for children under 12 are by appointment only.Flu shots can also be scheduled by appointment on days other than Wednesday. Call 732-224-6734 to arrange an appointment or for more information.The Centers for Disease Control recommends that every one over 6 months of age get a seasonal flu shot.
Junior Bombers hit .500 markThe LVR Junior Bombers concluded the Chilliwack tournament with a 1-1-1 mark.LVR opened with a 3-0 win over MtSlesse Middle School of Chilliwack. Jessica McLeod, Marisa Price and Mikyla Bergman each scored for the Bombers.LVR then lost 4-0 to J. Lloyd Crowe of Trail before scratching out a 1-1 tie against host G.W. Graham Juniors.“This was probably the best game the Juniors played this weekend,” the Bomber coach Bruce Walgren.Trailing 1-0 Zoe Baxter tucked the ball past the GW Graham keeper to earn a hard-fought tie for LVR.Walgren said Junior keeper Johanna Brochhagen was mentioned as one of the key players for the Junior Bombers by the umpires during the game. The L.V. Rogers Bombers finished high atop the standings at the Chilliwack High School Girl’s Field Hockey Tournament Thanksgiving weekend in the Fraser Valley.The Bombers completed the two-day affair with a 4-0 record.LVR defeated Maple Ridge (1-0), Sardis (3-0), Agassiz Eagles (3-0) and G.W. Graham (1-0) to complete the tournament with an unblemished mark.Shianne Michalchuck led the Bombers with five goals while Heather Potkins added a pair, including the winning goal in the narrow victory over G.W. Graham.Bomber senior Rylee Zondervan earned all four shut outs in goal for LVR.