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Cricket News I have been misunderstood a lot of times, Dhoni incident was an example: Gautam Gambhir

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: Gautam Gambhir has always been a non-conformist but he has had no regrets even if it meant an “unfulfilled career”, “lot of enemies” because he could “sleep peacefully at night”. One of the most gutsy cricketers that the country has ever produced, Gambhir feels that the Indian society in general does not warm up to people who are forthright in their views.”It’s not only about cricketing system, in general our society doesn’t like to be shown the mirror. We like to maintain the status quo and not look at the reality. I get suffocated by all this,” Gambhir, who is set to retire from competitive cricket after Sunday told PTI in an exclusive interview.Whether it’s selectors or DDCA administration, Gambhir stood for whatever he felt right especially if those were cricketing issues.Also Read | Gautam Gambhir smashes ton in final cricket game”I can’t tolerate wrong things and artificiality. A lot of people around me say that I could have been diplomatic but that is simply not me. Yes, I made many enemies but I slept in peace,” said Gambhir on the penultimate day of his competitive career.He had an ugly altercation with KP Bhaskar in 2017 when he alleged that the former coach was trying to destroy career of junior players, had arguments with Chetan Chauhan over a rookie bowler called Navdeep Saini, who he thought was cut out for higher level.Not to forget when he was mad at a state selector, who wanted to get a below par club cricketer in the Delhi Ranji side after the team had won three straight Ranji games.Did he never get scared that taking on establishment at every step could have affected his career?For someone, who has always been high on emotional quotient, Gambhir did let his guard down for once. “It did affect me. I am human after all but then like I said, I could not have let the unfair (practices) prevail.”Look, I am not being holier than thou but some of the things that go on in our system are absolutely ridiculous. I was vocal about them and I paid the price by having an unfulfilled career,” Gambhir said with a tinge of emotion in his voice.So is Gautam Gambhir a misunderstood man? He replied: “Misunderstood a lot of times. For example, if I said, a captain is as good as his team, media and critics thought I was taking a dig at MS Dhoni.”These critics would conveniently ignore when I repeated the statement when I was leading KKR or Delhi Ranji team. All these misunderstandings played a negative part in my career,” he admitted.Also Read |Gautam Gambhir dismisses differences with MS Dhoni, regrets not being part of 2015 World CupSon of a wealthy businessman, Gambhir said that the hunger to carve his own identity always urged him to push the limits.”A lot of people would say that I didn’t need to play the game as I came from an affluent background. But I wanted to have an identity of my own, I wanted my dad should be known through me rather than the other way round.”Besides, I didn’t get anything on a platter, as I had to fight at each and every step. Therefore I am up for a scrap each time someone throws a challenge at me,” the fighter in him comes out.With 8.63 million followers on twitter, Gambhir’s strong and opinionated views on many political issues have got him mixed reactions.He has recently criticised the Delhi government for not being able to curb the menace of air pollution in the national capital.Ask him what made him take on prominent politicians or a political party on social media, the highest scorer in two World Cup finals would tell you that he does nothing with any prior “planning”.”I am not taking anyone (on) or I am not doing it with any planning. It just comes naturally to me. I want to raise issues rather than get personal. I think it is my right to question if things are not falling in place. I would urge each Indian to do it, otherwise we will be steamrolled by the system,” Gambhir replied.There are talks that Gambhir will make for a tough no-nonsense BCCI administrator but the left-hander doesn’t want to entertain those thoughts at the moment.”It is too early to say. I want to bring about a change but at what platform it is still undecided. Lets see what happens.”He is retiring in the midst of the season despite scoring a hundred in his final appearance.”Well, there is never a right time or a wrong time for decisions such as retirement. I have been thinking about it for sometime but enthusiasm and eagerness to win got the better of retirement thoughts.”His shoulder niggle also hastened the retirement.”I wanted to captain and play for the entire season but due to my shoulder niggles I thought I should re-look at that plan. I discussed with my family and they were also of the opinion that I should move on.”In fact, it is good as so many youngsters are also coming through. At least they will get a look in now to play for Delhi,” said the 37-year-old.By his own admission, he was never destiny’s favourite child and could have played lot more (for India).”Well, destiny has been mixed to me. I think I was good enough to play a lot more but variables were not in favour. But then I also had the honour of winning not one but two World Cup titles. So, the hundred in my last game is one more day when destiny has been kind to me.”  last_img read more

Sumner Newscow weekly poll: The improving of quality of life in Wellington question

first_img Loading …Follow us on Twitter. What would improve the quality in life in Wellington? More restaurants? A children’s clothing store? A downtown bakery? Hobby shop/yarn/quilt shop? Art gallery? An NFL franchise called the Wellington Tornadoes? View Results Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (14) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. 0 Vote up Vote down Tom Countryman · 248 weeks ago A downtown bakery is one of your choices? What is Daylight Donuts if not a downtown bakery? Report Reply 2 replies · active 248 weeks ago +7 Vote up Vote down Nobody Important · 248 weeks ago How about cutting wasteful spending, and lowering our taxes?? 🙂 Report Reply 0 replies · active 248 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down notlla · 248 weeks ago How about bringing in some new industries to create some jobs ,for all the welfare people we are drawing to Wellington, with all the low-income housing, food banks and all the other freebies, or maybe do away with all the freebies ,maybe the welfare people would leave and somebody, that wanted to work would come to Wellington . Welfare people don`t pay much in taxes. Report Reply 1 reply · active 248 weeks ago +6 Vote up Vote down Larry · 248 weeks ago Come on folks, why does everyone have to be so negative all the time. It was a simple questions and easy to answer. Cue they are not letting you asked the questions without always getting to how bad they think everything is. If its that bad folks, just leave, that way you will live a lot longer and not be so stressed all the time. Cue: I liked the question. Report Reply 0 replies · active 248 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down vikki · 248 weeks ago Where’s the choice of : none of the above. These choices won’t make it any better. Report Reply 0 replies · active 248 weeks ago +2 Vote up Vote down Mike · 248 weeks ago Art and music programs for children, similar to those offered in Ark City and Winfield. Report Reply 1 reply · active 248 weeks ago +5 Vote up Vote down Restaurant Guro · 248 weeks ago Unfortunately Wellington is not a good place to open a restaurant unless it is a chain. The market is saturated with the current choices and the customer base is too small. The risk is too high to try and open something new unless you do something that in turn knocks out another business. The result of this would bring you right back to where you started with the same amount of options. I know it isn’t a pleasant thing to hear but different things would have to change in the city before a new restaurant would be more attractive to a potential merchant. Larger customer base ie more residents in and around Wellington. Sumner Counties population has dropped 2.5% from 2010 to 2014. A couple other key statistics that as a restaurateur would deter me from the area is the census data in relation to age. 42% of people in Sumner County are less than 18 and are over 65. Typically these ranges have less disposable income to spend at a restaurant. Knowing these numbers that leaves your target market at 13,646 people. Restaurants cost about $150,000-$500,000 for the average place with some going well over $1,000,000 to be operational. Average margins for a restaurant are about 7% if they control food costs and labor efficiently (easier said than done.) Lets use 200K as our opening dollar value. The average place makes about $500,000 K a year in sales in a populated area. Even in a well populated area it would bring in about 35k profit a year. Good luck breaking even the first 2 years. It is very very rare. In a good market it would take 5.71 years to pay off the investment and start turning a true profit but wait! Interest on your loans! Stretch that payoff date further in time. The risk far outweighs the reward. 90% of restaurants fail due any reason you can imagine A-Z but the biggest one is not evaluating the market. If you don’t evaluate the market you set yourself up to fail from day one. Business is about numbers and evaluating every aspect and potential situation that could happen. Its a teeter totter you have to be extremely cautious of as having heart and soul in your business is crucial yet making decisions based on emotions is detrimental. Although I love Wellington, the people in it and its my hometown I can’t advise at this time for a potential restaurateur to move in on the market unless that are without a shadow of a doubt going to take significant market share from the competition there. Grow the other sectors of business and attract more residents and it would be a more lucrative market that has market share to give. Report Reply 3 replies · active 247 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! 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