IPL 2019: Started learning from Shane Warne when I was 8, says Rahul Chahar

first_imgShane Warne is arguably one of the greatest, if not the greatest spinner to have played the sport. The legendary Australian leg-spinner has inspired quite a few young cricketers across the globe and Mumbai Indians’ teenage leggie Rahul Chahar is no exception.Rahul Chahar did not think twice before saying “Shane Warne” when he was asked who his role model was during a post-match press conference in Chennai on Friday.”I think Shane Warne (my idol). When I was young, my coach and uncle used to bring his DVDs and show his highlights to me. I started watching and learning from him when I was eight years old,” Rahul Chahar said after Mumbai Indians’ 46-run win over Chennai Super Kings at the MA Chidambaram Stadium.Rahul Chahar put the brakes on Chennai Super Kings’ scoring rate in Mumbai Indians’ defence of 155 on a slow turner in Chennai. Despite not picking up a wicket, the 19-year-old leg-spinner just conceded 21 runs in his four-over quota.It’s no surprise that Rahul Chahar has impressed his captain Rohit Sharma. The leg-spinner has been one of the breakout performers of IPL 2019. After getting a chance earlier in the season when first-choice MI spinner Mayank Markande was sidelined with an injury, Rahul Chahar stepped up and made the most of the opportunities that has come his way.With 9 wickets from 8 matches, the young leg-spinner has sealed his spot in the star-studded Mumbai Indians playing XI. More importantly, Rahul has conceded at a miserly economy rate of 6.43.advertisementRahul, who made his IPL debut for Rising Pune Supergiant in 2017, is much like the modern-day leg-spinner who prefers to bowl with some pace.Ellaborating on his preference for being slightly quicker in the air, Rahul Chahar said: “Since childhood I was also told that the times are changing and bowling slower won’t be as effective as it was in the past. Since childhood, I was told that I should focus on getting turn while bowling faster.”Rahul Chahar also credited the Mumbai Indians support staff for being there whenever he has needed them. The 19-year-old pointed out the backing he has been receiving from Shane Bond and Zaheer Khan in IPL 2019.”I was with Mumbai Indians last season as well and I got the opportunity to learn a lot through my coaches such as Shane Bone. Zaheer Khan has also helped me a lot,” Rahul added.”Slowly I am starting to gain confidence as I am bowling well in the ongoing season. Shane Bond and Zaheer Khan have backed me well. During net sessions, they guide me. Whenever I need them, they are there.”Also Read | Rahul Chahar a smart guy, love his attitude, says RohitAlso Read | MS Dhoni’s absence quite a big void: Stephen Fleming after MI crush CSKAlso See:last_img read more

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Experts call for ban on waste exports after Philippine garbage embarrassment

first_imgNDP MP Gord Johns says Canada is not being a good neighbour by continuing to allow Canadian trash to be handled by some of the poorest countries in the world.Environment Minister Catherine McKenna is vowing to crack down on plastic pollution but thus far has not committed to barring the export of waste completely.“Developing countries no longer want to take waste from developed countries,” said McKenna, noting there is an important lesson to be learned from this conflict. “That’s a good thing, it’s coming back to Canada.”The Filipino president threatened war on Canada, and their foreign secretary recently threatened to burn down the village of anyone that got in the way of this ship.The Trudeau government had offered to take the garbage back in June, but that wasn’t fast enough for Filipino officials.McKenna says the trash will be put to good use.“It will go to a waste energy facility so the good news is that it will be used to fuel homes,” she adds.The Canadian Press, with files from Cormac Mac Sweeney OTTAWA — One of Canada’s foremost experts on the garbage industry says the only way to stop Canadian trash from ending up in foreign ports and landfills is for Canada to ban waste exports altogether.Queen’s University professor Myra Hird runs a research group on Canada’s waste systems and says while an international treaty trying to keep wealthy countries from unloading their waste on the developing world might help, it doesn’t stop unscrupulous people from making big bucks by bucking the rules altogether.Canada’s garbage didn’t end up in the Philippines because people followed the rules, Hird says.That garbage — which led to a diplomatic confrontation between Canada and the Philippines — is now making its way back across the Pacific Ocean to Vancouver after languishing in two ports in the Philippines for nearly six years.WATCH: Philippines ships back Canadian trashlast_img read more

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