Virat bhaiya is next-level player: Deepak Chahar

first_imgVirat bhaiya is next-level player: Deepak ChaharDeepak Chahar put in an impressive performance as he bowled four overs in the match and took two wickets to help India restrict South Africa to 149/5 in 20 overs.advertisement Next Asian News International MohaliSeptember 19, 2019UPDATED: September 19, 2019 08:19 IST I find it easy to bowl death overs: Deepak Chahar after victory over SA. (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSDeepak Chahar bowled four overs in the match and took two wickets while conceding 22 runsIndia secured a seven-wicket victory over South Africa in the second T20I at PCA StadiumIndia skipper Virat Kohli scored an unbeaten 72 run to help India defeat South African teamAfter India’s massive victory over South Africa, pacer Deepak Chahar revealed that he finds it easy to bowl death overs.”I find it easy to bowl death overs because, in the powerplay, you only get two fielders outside the circle. However, after the powerplay, you get five fielders outside. Therefore, I find it easy to bowl death overs,” India pacer Chahar said during a post-match press conference.India secured a seven-wicket victory over South Africa in the second T20I at PCA Stadium in Punjab’s Mohali. The first T20I was abandoned due to rain and with this victory, India took a 1-0 lead in the three-match series.Chahar bowled four overs in the match and took two wickets while conceding 22 runs.India vs South Africa, 2nd T20I: Highlights | ReportChahar, who played for Chennai Super Kings in the Indian Premier League (IPL), said that the confidence he gained from the league helped him.”Whenever you do good in a match, you get confidence. And the confidence I got from IPL, it benefitted me,” he said,On being asked about T20 World Cup 2020, Chahar said, “It is still one year for the World Cup and I do not think far too ahead. I take every match as my last match. At this time, Indian cricket is at the top and if you want to find a spot, you will have to do very good and that too, in every match because there is a lot of competition.”India skipper Virat Kohli scored an unbeaten 72 run to help India defeat South African team, also known as Proteas. Also, with this innings, Kohli surpassed Rohit Sharma to become the highest T20I run-getter.advertisementPraising Kohli by calling him “next level player”, Chahar said, “I don’t know how Virat bhaiya (brother) manages to score these many runs and that too with such consistency. He is a next-level player.”The third T20I between India and South Africa will be played on September 22 at M. Chinnaswamy Stadium.Also Read | Got extra motivation from World T20 win in Mohali: Virat Kohli after 2nd T20I heroics vs South AfricaAlso See:For 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 bySaurabh Kumar Tags :Follow India vs South AfricaFollow Deepak ChaharFollow Virat Kohlilast_img read more

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UN agencies help Sudan turn back polio epidemic

This fourth round of Sudan’s National Immunization Days in 2005 hopes to reach those children living in the poorest communities or those cut off by conflict. These children are the key to stopping the spread of the disease, according to the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF), which, along with the UN World Health Organizations (WHO), is among the programme’s international partner agencies.There are now 150 confirmed cases of polio in Sudan. The latest two cases were announced by the Ministry of Health on 15 May, and are in the states of Khartoum and West Kordofan, raising to 24 the total number of cases reported this year.UNICEF said the overall outlook across affected African and Arab States is encouraging, with good results emerging from this year’s previous anti-polio campaigns. None of the countries where transmission re-emerged in 2004 have recorded any cases so far this year, and cases are also falling dramatically in Nigeria.But Sudan is the exception. Eighteen of the 26 states of Africa’s largest country now have confirmed cases of polio since the beginning of the outbreak in May 2004. A three-year period of polio-free status – from 2001 to 2004 – led authorities and health agencies to focus limited global resources on other countries. Sudan discontinued nationwide polio campaigns after 2002, and only sub-national immunization campaigns have been conducted over the past two years to reach border districts and low routine coverage areas.Authorities believe that these new cases of polio were introduced into the country by cross-border movements of infected individuals carrying the virus into Sudan and exposing unvaccinated children. The long war between the north and the south and now in the Darfur region of western Sudan have prevented access to basic health services for many, leaving unvaccinated children very vulnerable to this menacing virus, UNICEF said.”With children already beginning to return with their families to the south from the north and from other countries, the risk of infection with the polio virus is greater than ever,” said Joanna Van Gerpen, UNICEF Representative in Sudan. “We must ensure that the positive trend of people returning to their home areas is not offset by increased disease rates due to lack of immunization.” read more

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