I backed Kohli when Dhoni and Kirsten had not heard of him: Vengsarkar

first_imgFormer chief selector Dilip Vengsarkar Sunday claimed he had fast-tracked Virat Kohli’s entry into the Indian team when captain M S Dhoni and coach Gary Kirsten “had not heard” of him.Vengsarkar was speaking after launching the book ‘Howzzat’ penned by celebrated astrologer Greenstone Lobo in suburban Bandra.”…Then I picked Virat Kohli in the (national) team straight away. To be honest with you, we used to play (the) Emerging Players tournament in Australia, and that time I was in charge of the selection committee.”And I had gone to Australia to see the match and I had picked him (Virat) because they had won the Under 19 World Cup,'” recalled the former India captain.The 116 Test veteran also said that Tamil Nadu batsman S Badrinath had to make way for Virat.”And in the first game itself he (Virat) scored a hundred (in that tournament). And I was impressed (and thought) he is the boy (and has) exceptional talent. I came back and others had not heard of him.”M S Dhoni was the captain, Gary Kirsten was the coach of the India team and they had not heard of him, so they said we should not pick him now at the moment and let him play few games and I was insisting that you must pick this guy, there is no question and they had to drop (S) Badrinath at that time,” said Vengsarkar, who is fondly known as ‘Colonel’.Kohli, who made his India debut against Sri Lanka on August 18, 2008, has scaled heights in his ever rising career and will lead India in the upcoming World Cup, which begins May 30 in England.advertisementIn the same vein, the former captain, who has scored three hundreds at Lords claimed that it was on his insistence that Sachin Tendulkar was picked in the then Bombay side.”Sachin Tendulkar was picked when I was the captain of the Bombay (now Mumbai) team, everybody was against him (saying) he was too small (young) at that time but I insisted that he (Tendulkar) should be picked,” he remembered.Vengsarkar also recalled anecdotes of his playing days, while Lobo predicted that India would beat arch rivals Pakistan in the marqee clash in the World Cup.Also Read | Sunrisers Hyderabad opener Jonny Bairstow creates IPL record in debut seasonAlso Read | No bigger challenge in cricket than the World Cup: Virat Kohli to India Today Also Seelast_img read more

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BELL MEDIA TAKES HOME 16 CANADIAN ONLINE PUBLISHING AWARDS

first_img Twitter TORONTO – With 16 awards, Bell Media was the clear leader at the 10th anniversary of the Canadian Online Publishing Awards (COPA) on Wednesday, Nov. 14 in Toronto, winning more awards than any other outlet. The COPAs recognize outstanding achievement in Canada’s digital media landscape and include some of the best industry minds in advertising, art direction, broadcast, digital, newspapers, magazines, and web design on the judging panel.Bell Media took home 16 awards out of 20 nominations, including the most prestigious award of the evening, Best Digital Publication in the Media category for RDS. RDS.ca won eight awards in total including six gold and two silver, while VRAK had two gold and one silver, CTV News had two gold, Canal Vie had one gold, and Look du Jour and Fraichement Presse had one silver each.Below is the complete list of the 2018 COPAs won by Bell Media. Best Sports Feature – MediaSILVERRDSBest Use of Social MediaGOLDRDS CTV News (2)Best News Coverage – MediaGOLDCTV News Calgary VRAK (3)Best Service Article or Series – ConsumerGOLDVRAK Best News Coverage – MediaSILVERRDS Fraîchement Pressé (1)Best Publication – ConsumerSILVERFraîchement Pressé Best Blog Column/Video – MediaGOLDRDS CANAL VIE (1)Best Use of Social Media – ConsumerGOLDCanal Vie Best Podcast – MediaGOLDRDS Advertisement Best Interactive/Infographic Story – MediaGOLD:CTV News RDS (8)Best Publication – MediaGOLDRDS LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Look du jour (1)Best Use of Social Media – ConsumerSILVERLook du jour Best Sports Feature – MediaGOLDRDS Advertisement Best Branded Content – ConsumerGOLDVRAK.About Bell MediaBell Media is Canada’s leading content creation company with premier assets in television, radio, out-of-home advertising, digital media, and more. Bell Media owns 30 local television stations led by CTV, Canada’s highest-rated television network; 30 specialty channels, including TSN and RDS, and four pay TV services. Bell Media is Canada’s largest radio broadcaster, with 215 music channels including 109 licensed radio stations in 58 markets across the country, all part of the iHeartRadio brand and streaming service. Bell Media owns Astral, an out-of-home advertising network of more than 30,000 faces in five provinces. Bell Media also operates more than 200 websites; video streaming services including Crave, TSN Direct, and RDS Direct; and multi-channel network Much Studios. The company produces live theatrical shows via its partnership with Iconic Entertainment Studios; owns a majority stake in Pinewood Toronto Studios; is a partner in Just for Laughs, the live comedy event and TV producer; and owns Dome Productions Inc., one of North America’s leading production facilities providers. Bell Media is part of BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada’s largest communications company. Learn more at www.BellMedia.ca. Login/Register With: Best Video Content – MediaGOLDRDS Advertisement Facebook Best Lifestyle Article or Series – ConsumerSILVERVRAKlast_img read more

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