Virat Kohli does not have to be the only leader in the Indian side: Jonty Rhodes

first_imgVirat Kohli does not have to be the only leader in the Indian side: Jonty RhodesFormer South Africa cricketer Jonty Rhodes said the Indian team has got a fine balance of youth and experienced so he doesn’t have to be the only leader within the side.advertisement Rasesh Mandani MumbaiMay 15, 2019UPDATED: May 15, 2019 20:17 IST Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni (IANS Photo)HIGHLIGHTSJonty Rhodes said Virat Kohli doesn’t have to be the only leader in the Indian sideRhodes said Kohli has the likes of MS Dhoni and Rohit Sharma for adviceRohit Sharma will be the vice-captain of the side for World Cup 2019Virat Kohli-led Royal Challengers Bangalore was forced to be content with the wooden spoon in IPL 2019. That’s three times in a row that RCB finished in the bottom half of the points table.But when Virat Kohli dons the captain’s hat for team India, things change completely. Statistically, Virat is the most successful Indian skipper in one day cricket, with winning rate of close to 74 percent in the 68 games he has led India. That comfortably beats MS Dhoni’s captaincy record of winning 59.50 percent games out of the 200 he has led India in.Does it boil down to superior personnel that Virat Kohli has while leading team India? How much does it help that he has vice captain Rohit Sharma and MS Dhoni beside him in making real time tactical moves?Former South African cricketer Jonty Rhodes thinks there are no bragging rights to be won in singularly leading a team to success and sees no harm in having multiple leaders in different departments in a side.”It’s important as a leader that you have to lead by example. But the interesting thing is you don’t always have to lead from the front. Dhoni’s example was of setting incredible standards on fitness and control mindset point of view. So there are different styles of leadership. Kohli’s style is to take things by the scruff of the neck and he likes to impose his stamp on the game. It’s fine when you are doing well but you also have to inspire the guys around you. The Indian team has got a fine balance of youth and experienced so he doesn’t have to be the only leader within the side,” he tells India Today.advertisementRohit Sharma, the most successful IPL captain with four trophies, will serve as Virat’s deputy at World Cup 2019. India’s leader of the 2011 winning World Cup campaign MS Dhoni makes a lot of decisions for Virat when the captain chooses to field in the outfield. Jonty sees nothing wrong in that.”As a captain, sure you make all the decisions. But when you have senior players, it’s trusting your senior players to be leaders in their departments. Because there is so much pressure on you as a captain. You might have more time in 50 overs’ as opposed to a T20, but you still want to be making the right decisions,” he says.Also Read | When MS Dhoni suggested a Rs 10,000 fine, no one was ever late again for team meetingsAlso Read | IPL 2019: Why Virat Kohli has been unable to do what Rohit and Dhoni do so oftenAlso SeeFor 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 comments Posted byAnita Jat Tags :Follow Virat KohliFollow Royal Challengers BangaloreFollow IPL 2019Follow Rohit Sharmalast_img read more

Tens of thousands more flee armed groups in eastern DR Congo UN

The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said that civilians in North Kivu province continued to be terrorized by groups such as the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR), which has been the target of recent joint operations conducted by Rwanda and DRC.In the far north-east area of Haut Uélé of Orientale Province, which borders on Uganda, villagers continue to flee fresh attacks by the Lord”s Resistance Army (LRA), the Ugandan rebel group notorious for abducting children as soldiers and sex slaves.The various rebel attacks in North Kivu have since last year displaced over 250,000 people, while in Orientale region, nearly 190,000 have been displaced in the last six months, and some 16,000 refugees have fled to South Sudan.In the past several weeks, after their homes were plundered and torched by various armed groups, more than 20,000 people fled into the forest from villages in the Rutshuru district of North Kivu, UNHCR said.This week, a joint UN assessment team, including UNHCR, has reported that heavily armed FDLR and allied PARECO militia forces seem to be surrounding the North Kivu village of Pinga, causing panic among its 8,500 population, including some 2,000 previously displaced persons.Meanwhile, in Haut Uélé, a UNHCR convoy with 22 tonnes of much-needed assistance destined for displaced people was forced to turn back following reports of nearby LRA groups, and further LRA attacks were reported in the neighbouring district of Bas Uélé.During a visit to North Kivu last week, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s Special Representative for the DRC, Alan Doss, pledged that the UN peacekeeping mission there – known as MONUC – will reinforce its presence in localities and continue to logistically support the Government army in its operations against the FDLR and other armed groups. 27 March 2009The United Nations refugee agency voiced serious concern today over the plight of thousands of civilians who have fled their homes to escape daily attacks by the many armed groups operating in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). read more

Apple shares continue downward slide despite return of Google Maps to iPhone

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Apple shares continue downward slide despite return of Google Maps to iPhone CUPERTINO, Calif. – Apple shares are continuing their downward trajectory despite what some could interpret as a positive for the company, the return of Google Maps to the iPhone.Shares in the Cupertino, Calif., tech giant (AAPL:Nasdaq) were down 3.68 per cent to $510.25 Friday on heavy volume of 23.6 million shares on the Nasdaq.Apple stock had been trading above $700 as recently as late September.The world’s most popular online mapping system returned to iPhone late Wednesday with the release of the Google Maps iPhone app.The release comes nearly three months after Apple Inc. replaced Google Maps as the device’s built-in navigation system and inserted its own map software into the latest version of its mobile operating system.Apple’s maps application proved to be far inferior to Google’s, turning what was supposed to be a setback for Google into a vindication.The product’s shoddiness prompted Apple CEO Tim Cook to issue a rare public apology and recommend that iPhone owners consider using Google maps through a mobile Web browser or seek other alternatives until his company could fix the problems.Cook also replaced Scott Forstall, the executive in charge of Apple’s mobile operating system, after the company’s maps app became the subject of widespread ridicule.Among other things, Apple’s maps misplaced landmarks, overlooked towns and sometimes got people horribly lost.In one example brought to light this week, Australian police derided Apple’s maps as “life-threatening” because the system steered people looking for the city of Mildura into a sweltering, remote desert 44 miles from their desired destination.Digital maps are key battleground in mobile computing because they get used frequently on smartphones and can pinpoint a user’s whereabouts.— with files from the Associated Press by The Canadian Press Posted Dec 14, 2012 2:05 pm MDT read more