MS Dhoni, Rohit Sharma arrive in Australia for ODI series

first_imgMS Dhoni, Rohit Sharma arrive in Australia for ODI seriesMS Dhoni, Rohit Sharma along with their ODI team mates arrived in Australia on Tuesday for the three-match ODI series against Australiaadvertisement Ritayan Basu SydneyJanuary 8, 2019UPDATED: January 8, 2019 14:22 IST Mahendra Singh Dhoni reached Australia on Tuesday for the ODI series vs Australia (Screengrab)HIGHLIGHTSMS Dhoni, Rohit Sharma among others arrived in Australia on TuesdayJasprit Bumrah was rested for the three-match ODI series vs AustraliaIndia are slated to face Australia in three ODIs beginning January 12Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Rohit Sharma among others have arrived in Australia on Tuesday for the three-match ODI series against Australia which begins with the first ODI on January 12 in Sydney.The second ODI will be played on January 15 in Adelaide and the third ODI being on January 18 in Melbourne.The likes of Kedar Jadhav, Ambati Rayudu, Yuzvendra Chahal, Ambati Rayudu, Khaleel Ahmed, Dinesh Karthik, who are part of the one day squad, also arrived in Australia ahead of the three-match series.The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Tuesday also announced that Jasprit Bumrah has been rested for India’s one-day international series against Australia and New Zealand. Bumrah has also been rested from the 3-match T20I series against New Zealand.Mohammed Siraj has been called up for the ODIs in Australia and New Zealand in place of Bumrah, while Siddarth Kaul has been drafted into the squad for the T20 Internationals.The decision to rest Bumrah comes just a day after Team India skipper Virat Kohli emphasised on managing the workload of the pacers following India’s maiden Test series win in Australia in Sydney on Monday.”It’s important to take care of these guys especially manage workloads, that’s going to be our priority going forward. But even more so, finding three more guys who can bowl as fast as and as relentless as these guys,” had said Kohli.Kedar Jhadav had earlier shared photos with Dhoni and Rohit en route to Australia. “Off to Australia with Dhoni and Rohit,” he tweeted along with photos.advertisementOff to Australia with @msdhoni @ImRo45 pic.twitter.com/lTFaeEwG2YIamKedar (@JadhavKedar) January 7, 2019Off to Australia.. @msdhoni #AUSvIND pic.twitter.com/vh6OVkV2hIKhaleel Ahmed (@imK_Ahmed13) January 7, 2019But how did the Indian players spend time on such a long journey? Playing games on mobile devices of course. India ODI squad – Virat Kohli(c), Rohit Sharma, Lokesh Rahul, Shikhar Dhawan, Ambati Rayudu, Dinesh Karthik, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni, Hardik Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, K Khaleel Ahmed, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed SirajAlso Read | Jasprit Bumrah rested for Australia ODIs and tour of NZ, Siraj named replacementAlso Read | MS Dhoni, Rohit Sharma on their way to Australia for ODI seriesFor 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 Tags :Follow MS DhoniFollow Rohit SharmaFollow India vs AustraliaFollow ODI seriesFollow Kedar JadhavFollow Ambati RayuduFollow Yuzvendra ChahalFollow Khaleel AhmedFollow Jasprit BumrahFollow Dinesh KarthikFollow India ODI squadlast_img read more

Annan lauds reform efforts in Yugoslavia

Noting the UN’s long and constructive – but sometimes painful and difficult – ties with Yugoslavia, the Secretary-General said both sides are ready to put the past behind them as the country begins to rebuild and create a nation based on the rule of law, democracy and respect for human rights.”I think you are making progress, progress that I think if pursued and sustained will strengthen your country and the region,” he told reporters following his meeting with President Vojislav Kostunica. “And I am also particularly pleased that you are taking measures to improve relations with your immediate neighbours.”The Secretary-General said that he and the President had discussed the country’s relationship with the UN International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) and ongoing work to reconcile national law and relations with the UN court.Turning to Kosovo, which he just visited, the Secretary-General said he could attest to good progress there. “But we have difficult problems that we need to tackle and my team on the ground is working very hard to do just that,” he said. “We are working hard to create a multi-ethnic Kosovo where rights of minorities are respected, where their human rights are respected and they feel secure.”Mr. Annan said that he also discussed with President Kostunica refugees, noting that the situation in the region naturally brings up the question of their return home, as well as the plight of internally displaced persons, and what individual countries or the international community is doing to help.As for the painful issue of missing persons, the Secretary-General stressed that the relatives all want answers. “We will work with all concerned in these countries through programmes that have existed and we are trying to strengthen to get to the truth,” he said. “That is essential.” read more