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If Steve Smith was playing in my era, I would have tried to hurt him: Shoaib Akhtar

first_imgFormer Pakistan speedster Shoaib Akhtar is amazed by the technique of Steve Smith, saying he would’ve tried to hurt the Australian batter in order to stop him from scoring runs.”I am surprised how he does it. He has no technique or style but has bravery. So he is very effective. He reaches the pitch of the ball and was severe on Mohammad Amir,” Akhtar said in a video uploaded on his YouTube channel.”I do not know how he does it. If he was playing in my time, would have definitely hit him (3 or 4 on his face). I would have tried to hurt him. But it’s impossible to hurt this guy, he’s playing so well, he’s one of a kind. Wish him best of luck.”Ever since making a return after serving a ban for his role in the Sandpaper Gate fiasco, Smith has been in great form. Smith had an incredible Ashes series in England as he amassed 774 runs at a staggering average of 110.57 in the seven innings he played.Recently on Tuesday, Smith scored an unbeaten 80 off just 51 deliveries to help Australia beat Pakistan in the second T20I of the ongoing three-match rubber.”After his comeback, he has scored tons of runs. Some people were saying he is not a T20 player but he has proven them wrong,” Akhtar said.However, Smith, who averages 27.48 in 35 matches in the shortest format of the game, believes he needs to improve his record in T20I cricket.”If you look at my batting record in T20 internationals, it’s not crash hot,” Smith was quoted as saying by the ICC.advertisement”I guess you have to bear in mind … (early in my career) I was batting No.8 or 9, coming in and slogging, facing half a dozen balls tops. It’s never easy, so it’s going to affect your record at some point. I don’t doubt my ability. I know the tempos of the game. I’ve played a lot of (T20) cricket now. I may not be as strong as some of the other guys, but I use placement and timing,” he added.Australia will now take on Pakistan in the third and final T20I on Friday in Perth.Also Read | Faf du Plessis hopes MSL stint will get him T20 World Cup callAlso see:last_img read more

Postal union set to accept reform to quash US walkout threat

GENEVA — Nearly 150 countries appeared headed toward a compromise that would keep the United States in the world’s largest union of postal operators, following a threat by the Trump administration to quit unless it got its way.The head of the 192-member Universal Postal Union, Kenya’s Bishar Hussein, had warned that a U.S. walkout would “completely shut down” the traditional system of delivering bulky letters.The extraordinary congress, called this week to respond to the U.S. threat, was only the third for a 145-year-old group that calls itself the second-oldest multilateral organization.Trump trade adviser Peter Navarro said the proposal would keep the U.S. in the organization that it helped found. He said the proposal “bridges the different views held by net postal exporters and net postal importers here in the room.”The Associated Press read more

Public Servants no longer have to wait 3 months for salaries

Persons who have joined the public service unit will not have to wait three months before receiving their salaries, according to newly appointed minister, Tabitha Sarabo-Halley.This new measure will take effect after July 2019.Currently, new public servants are required to work for three consecutive months before receiving their first salary.“Many public servants have reiterated the issue of having to work for three months before being paid. I have thus far found no rule or policy that substantiates this.”“I find this practice unconscionable and thus should no longer be a practice in any government agency after the month of July. I am working with my staff to remove this bugbear from those who are desirous of joining the public service,” said Sarabo-Halley. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedMoTP denies firing PSM staff …but termination letter proves otherwiseJune 5, 2019In “latest news”BoI’s probe into arbitrary firing of PSM staff delayedJuly 1, 2019In “latest news”Govt tight-lipped on findings of probe into ‘arbitrary’ firing of PSM staffAugust 5, 2019In “latest news” read more

Fisherman beaten to death brother hospitalised

A fisherman was on Thursday evening beaten to death while his brother was admitted a patient at the West Demerara Regional Hospital (WDRH) in a serious condition.The dead man has been identified as 20-year-old Alvin Seenarine also called ‘Chockoloo’ of Lot 820 ‘G’ Zeelugt North, East Bank Essequibo (EBE) while his brother is Devendra Shameer Seenarine.Based on reports received, the two men were imbibing alcohol a relative’s home in Zeelugt but left on a bicycle at about 22:45h on Thursday evening.Soon after, a loud commotion was heard and as persons in the area rushed to investigate, they noticed three men armed with instruments beating the brother who is now in hospital.The other brother was found in a motionless state a short distance away with multiple wounds about his body.Both men were picked up and taken to the Leonora Cottage Hospital where Alvin was pronounced dead on arrival and his brother was treated and due to the severity of his injuries, he was transferred to the WDRH where he was admitted.The matter was reported and the Police are on the hunt for the three suspects. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedFishermen charged for murder of Zeelugt residentJuly 25, 2019In “Court”Battered body of fisherman found close to home, 3 in custodyDecember 7, 2018In “Crime”Upper Mazaruni farmer stabbed to death avenging brother’s assaultJuly 16, 2018In “Crime” read more