Learning a lot from Ricky Ponting and Sourav Ganguly, will use it during 2019 ICC World Cup: Shikhar Dhawan

first_imgLearning a lot from Ricky Ponting and Sourav Ganguly, will use it during 2019 ICC World Cup: Shikhar DhawanShikhar Dhawan said that he has learnt a lot from Ricky Ponting and Sourav Ganguly at Delhi Capitals and he intends to use those things at the 2019 ICC World Cup.advertisement Press Trust of India New DelhiApril 25, 2019UPDATED: April 25, 2019 13:14 IST Shikhar Dhawan has scored 401 from 11 matches this season (Courtesy by BCCI)HIGHLIGHTSShikhar Dhawan said he is very fortunate to be working with Ponting and SouravDhawan said he learn a lot from their insight, their mindset, their approachDhawan also heaped praises on his Delhi Capitals teammate Prithvi ShawIndia opener Shikhar Dhawan has said he is learning a lot from legends like Ricky Ponting and Sourav Ganguly and would appropriately use that knowledge during the 50-over World Cup, starting May 30 in UK.Dhawan is currently playing in IPL for Delhi Capitals, coached by former Australia skipper Ponting while former India captain Ganguly is associated with the franchise as advisor.”Ricky Ponting and Sourav Ganguly…I am very fortunate that I am working with them now. They both have been great leaders. It is very good to be close to them because I can get their insight, know what was their mindset, what was their approach when they used to play or captain their side,” explained Dhawan, who has scored 5,355 runs in 128 ODIs.”I am already learning so many things from them (and) it is helping me. I am grateful (for) that. I am sure those things are helping me in the IPL and I am going to take it to the World Cup,” he added.Dhawan, meanwhile, also heaped praises on his Delhi Capitals teammate Prithvi Shaw, saying he is the next big thing in Indian cricket.”So Prithvi, I would say it is a very big achievement to play for India at the age of 19, especially India is a dominating country for batsmen (and there are) lots of batsmen, so someone coming in at 19 is a big achievement and he has done very well for Indian team.”He is a very talented boy and I am sure he is going to do wonders for our country,” the dashing left-handed batsman said after being roped in as the brand ambassador of lubricants firm — GS Caltex India — at a function here on Wednesday night.advertisementShaw had shone on his Test debut against the West Indies at Rajkot last year.Also Read | No debate surrounding No.4 spot in World Cup squad, says Shikhar DhawanFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the commentslast_img read more

We can wait no longer Newfoundland unveils plans to double oil production

ST. JOHN’S, N.L. — Cash-strapped Newfoundland and Labrador has launched a 12-year plan to speed and increase offshore oil and gas development while drawing coveted global investment.The province will review regulations, enhance seismic data and advance cost-saving tie-back technology to extract more from existing sites. Its goal is to double overall production to more than 650,000 barrels a day by 2030.Premier Dwight Ball called it an ambitious but realistic plan as his province grapples with mounting debt and successive deficits. Offshore oil earnings once accounted for about one-third of revenues but collapsing prices starting in 2014 blew a major hole in provincial finances.“We can wait no longer,” Ball told a news conference Monday in St. John’s. “We are at a critical point. The time for action is now.”Main oil pipelines to U.S. will be full for next 3 years — even one not yet builtU.S. oil is on the march today — and it’s all because of CanadaThe province also wants to enhance subsea and seismic technology to develop what it estimates is an offshore oil potential of at least 37 billion barrels.And it wants to kick-start commercial production of largely untapped natural gas reserves by 2030 as it counts on growing global demand.Four major oil sites now operate off Newfoundland.The plan also sets targets of 100 new exploration wells, a shortened timeline of about 10 years from discovery to oil production, and integrating oil and gas with renewable sources to create a “world-class energy cluster.”Carman Mullins, president of ExxonMobil Canada, said Monday the industry has transformed since the price crash. Still, the plan sets a course to keep Newfoundland and Labrador on the corporate radar for big-ticket investment, she added.“Every opportunity needs to be competitive on a global scale,” she told reporters. “Having regulations that provide clarity, as well as are efficient and effective, are key. We need to develop the resources as well as protecting the environment.“We’re looking at how can you do things more efficiently? How can you leverage technology? How can you be creative and innovative and bring new research together?” read more