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'Sachin paji taught me to respect my equipments'

June 26, 2014 11:51 IST

Cricket Buzz: 'Sachin paji taught me to respect my equipments'

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Cricketer Parvez Rasool said the upcoming India A's tour of Australia is very important for him and would try to put in his best efforts to secure a place in the senior side.

"The Australia tour is very important for me. I am going to Australia with the A team and I hope to perform well and get a place in the Indian team very soon," Rasool said.

Rasool, who recently became the first cricketer from KashmirValley to get the ODI cap when he played against Bangladesh, said he always believes he has to perform well whenever a chance comes his way.

He said it was an overwhelming feeling to get an ODI cap and a great experience to play for the country.

Rasool said he has learnt many things from the little master, Sachin Tendulkar, who mentored the emerging players including him as part of an initiative by sports apparel giant Adidas.

"Sachin paji gave us many tips. But one important thing which I learnt from him was to give respect to my cricketing equipment. He told us that after getting out, some batsmen throw their bats on the ground or hammer them on their pads, which is not a good thing. He said he has never done that because a batsman gets out due to his mistake and not because of his bat and we all should respect the equipment," Rasool said.

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Image: Parvez Rasool
Photographs: BCCI

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BCCI hails Srinivavsan's appointment as ICC Chairman

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The BCCI congratulated its President-in-exile N Srinivasan for becoming the first Chairman of the ICC, saying there could not have been a better person for the position.

The ICC, in its Annual Conference held at the Melbourne Cricket Ground unanimously approved the revamp of its corporate governance structure by amending the Memorandum and Articles of Association.

"The BCCI wishes to congratulate Mr N Srinivasan on being unanimously elected as the first Chairman of the International Cricket Council (ICC) for the period 2014-2016 of two years, post its historic restructuring," BCCI Secretary Sanjay Patel said.

"It is a proud and historic moment for Indian Cricket, and on behalf of all the members of the BCCI, we wish him all the best. As India takes the leadership position in World Cricket, the responsibility of guiding the game in these challenging times could not have found a better leader than Mr Srinivasan," the release added.


Image: N Srinivasan
Photographs: Rupak De Chowdhuri/Reuters

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