Battle of the Paddles Ping Pong Tournament Raises More than $35,500 for Hillsides

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NY coronavirus death toll has largest single-day jump; musician John Prine dies

first_imgSamara Heisz/iStock(NEW YORK) — A global pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now killed at least 12,893 people in the United States.The U.S. has more cases than any other country, with over 398,000 people diagnosed with COVID-19, the disease caused by the new respiratory virus, according to data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. Worldwide, more than 1.42 million people have been diagnosed with COVID-19 and at least 82,074 of them have died since the virus emerged in China in December. The actual numbers are believed to be much higher due to testing shortages, many unreported cases and suspicions that some governments are hiding the scope of their nations’ outbreaks.Italy has the world’s highest death toll — over 17,100. Here’s how the news developed on Tuesday. All times Eastern:10:01 p.m.: John Prine dies of coronavirusLongtime singer-songwriter John Prine has died of coronavirus, his representative told ABC News.“Widely lauded as one of the most influential songwriters of his generation, John’s impact will continue to inspire musicians for years to come,” the Recording Academy said in a statement. “We send our deepest condolences to his loved ones.”The 73-year-old had recently been checked into Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee, suffering from COVID-19, his family said in late March.Prine was nominated for 11 Grammy Awards in his career and took home two trophies and he was just announced as a 2020 Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award recipient. He won awards for best contemporary folk album for The Missing Years in 1992 and another for Fair & Square in 2006.He earned praise from a litany of legendary singers, including Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash, both of whom cited him as one of their favorite artists.9:52 p.m.: San Diego moves to curb spread of virus among homelessSan Diego officials announced an ambitious plan to curb the spread of COVID-19 among its substantial homeless population.Mayor Kevin Faulconer said the city is directing millions of dollars to a shelter-at-home operation that will turn the San Diego Convention Center into a temporary home for hundreds of people currently living in the streets.San Diego has the fourth-highest homeless population in the country, behind New York City, Los Angeles and Seattle, according to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.9:03 p.m.: LA to mandate face coverings for essential employeesLos Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti announced the city is implementing a policy effective Friday requiring workers in grocery stores, drug stores, restaurants, hotels, taxi and ride-share companies and construction sites to wear nonmedical face coverings while at work. In addition, customers entering their businesses must also wear face coverings or they could be refused service.There were 550 new confirmed cases in Los Angeles County in the past 24 hours — a 9% increase from the day before — bringing the total to 6,936 confirmed cases.The death toll rose to 169 overall with 22 reported in the last day, an increase of 15% from the prior day.Garcetti also appointed a chief logistical officer who will be in charge of procuring PPE for medical staff and first responders.8:41 p.m.: Utah converting brushfire trucks into ambulancesConcerns over the rising number of coronavirus cases have led first responders in Utah to seek an usual solution.Members of Utah’s Unified Fire Authority have begun converting specialized trucks used for fighting brushfires into ambulances for responding to COVID-19 calls.“What we have done is prepare them for medical response calls, which is something we have never used them for before,” said UFA’s Matthew McFarland.The retrofitted vehicles are being stocked with ambulance equipment and supplies — but they won’t be used for transporting patients.“It is not going to compromise your transport,” McFarland said. “If they show up and immediately determine that someone needs transport … we are going to have a transport rig there by the time their assessment is done.”7:27 p.m.: Florida sees spike in cases, deathsFlorida saw a jump in confirmed coronavirus cases and deaths over the last 24 hours, according to the state’s health department.About 1,118 people were diagnosed in the past day, with the total number of COVID-19 patients rising to 14,747, the health department said. There were 42 coronavirus-related fatalities in the last 24 hours, which represented a 16.5% jump in deaths, according to the health department data.A total of 296 Florida residents have died from the disease, the health department said.6:20 p.m.: Trump, Fauci acknowledge larger share of cases in minority communitiesPresident Donald Trump and Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, acknowledged that data shows minorities have higher rates of coronavirus infections.Fauci said higher rates of pre-existing conditions, such as diabetes, hypertension, obesity and asthma within black and minority communities were a factor, as well as their higher use of public transportation.“We are very concerned about that. It is very sad. There is nothing we can do about it right now except to give them the best possible care to avoid complications,” Fauci said.Trump said the White House would release data on coronavirus cases by race shortly.6:15 p.m.: NYPD announces 14th deathNearly a fifth of New York Police Department members called out sick as the force lost another member to the coronavirus, police officials said.The NYPD had 7,060 uniformed members, about 19% of the force, call in sick on Tuesday. The department said 2,006 uniformed members and 338 civilian members have tested positive for COVID-19.Ava Walker, a communications technician and 20-year veteran of the force, died March 31. Walker is the 14th NYPD member lost to the virus.6:00 p.m.: 110,000 ventilators to be shipped out by end of June: PresidentPresident Donald Trump said the federal government will be sending 110,000 ventilators to states over the next few months.“We have 8,675 ventilators right now in stock ready to move,” he said during this daily press briefing. “In addition to the 8,675 ventilators, we have 2,200 arriving on April 13. We have 5,500 arriving on May 4.”The remaining ventilators will be shipped out throughout May and June, according to the president.Trump added that 1.87 million coronavirus tests have been conducted so far in the country.4:20 p.m.: Early signs curve starting to flatten in Louisiana, governor saysIn Louisiana, hard-hit by the pandemic, the death toll reached 582 Tuesday — but there are early signs that the curves is starting to flatten, Gov. John Bel Edwards said.The number of people on ventilators decreased from 552 on Monday to 519 on Tuesday, which the governor said he thinks “reflects improvements on the way we are dispensing medical care.”Over 16,000 people in the state have now been diagnosed with coronavirus. Louisiana is now first in the nation per capita for testing, the governor said.Edwards said all parishes have received personal protective equipment and that Apple has sent Louisiana 400,000 masks.The New Orleans area is not expected to run out of ventilators or hospital beds in the next two weeks, he said. 2:55 p.m.: France’s COVID-19 death toll tops 10,000With 1,417 new fatalities, France’s COVID-19 death toll has now reached 10,328, Health Ministry Director Jerome Salomon said.The daily death toll is appearing to spike because authorities are now recording fatalities that had occurred outside hospitals and previously were unknown. Out of the newly reported 1,417 deaths, 607 occurred in hospitals in the last day, while the other fatalities were previously unreported deaths outside hospitals.Meanwhile, Paris is now banning residents from jogging and other outdoor exercise between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. in an effort to improve social distancing.Jogging will still be permitted at night.France’s total number of diagnosed cases is now over 78,000. 12:32 p.m.: UK death toll climbs over 6,000; prime minister in ‘good spirits’United Kingdom’s coronavirus death toll climbed to 6,159 as of Monday night, marking a massive daily leap.As of Sunday night, the death toll was at 5,373, according to the Department of Health and Social Care.Over 55,000 people in the U.K. have tested positive for coronavirus, including Prince Charles, heir to the British throne, as well as U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson.Johnson, 55, has been in an intensive care unit at a London hospital since Monday.He was “stable” and in “good spirits” Tuesday morning, according to a statement from his official residence and office, 10 Downing Street.The statement noted that Johnson is receiving “standard” oxygen treatment while in the ICU and is breathing without any other assistance.“He has not required mechanical ventilation or non-invasive respiratory support,” Downing Street said.The prime minister has been hospitalized since Sunday evening due to “persistent symptoms” of the coronavirus. He was transferred to the ICU Monday after his conditioned “worsened,” according to Downing Street.11:25 a.m.: New York death toll sees largest single-day jumpNew York — the state hit hardest by the pandemic — saw its largest single-day death toll jump from Monday to Tuesday.Gov. Andrew Cuomo says 731 people lost their lives in the state in the last 24 hours, bringing New York’s total number of coronavirus fatalities to 5,489.Over 138,000 people in the state have been diagnosed with COVID-19.However, the three-day hospitalization rate in New York is moving down, a sign the state is reaching a plateau.“It still depends on what we do,” Cuomo warned Tuesday. “This is not an act of God … it’s an act of what society actually does.”Cuomo compared the coronavirus pandemic to the 1918 flu pandemic which he said peaked in New York for six months, killing about 30,000 people in the state.“They didn’t react the way we did and they didn’t know what we know today,” he said.10:15 a.m.: Nation’s largest Gothic cathedral to be converted to hospitalThe nation’s largest Gothic cathedral, the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, is being converted this Holy Week into a temporary field hospital.The Cathedral of St. John the Divine is in New York City — the U.S. city hit hardest by the pandemic.Beds and medical supplies are in the process of being moved into the Cathedral in an effort to lessen the pressure on New York City’s overburdened health care system.The Right Reverend Clifton Daniel III, dean of the Cathedral, said, “The Cathedral of St. John the Divine is stepping up now, as we always have, to help support our diverse and beloved community and the community of doctors, nurses, and volunteers risking their health and well-being in the service of the people of New York City in our hour of need.”9:47 a.m.: TSA screenings reach ‘lowest since the days after Sept. 11’U.S. plane travel has plunged to “the lowest since the days after Sept. 11,” a Transportation Security Administration spokesperson told ABC News.TSA screenings reached another record low Monday with only 108,310 travelers passing through checkpoints nationwide. On the same weekday last year, TSA screened 2,384,091 passengers.8:23 a.m.: UK prime minister is ‘stable’ in ICUU.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson was “stable” and in “good spirits” on Tuesday morning after spending a night in the intensive care unit of a London hospital, according to a statement from his official residence and office, 10 Downing Street. The statement noted that Johnson is receiving “standard” oxygen treatment while in the ICU and is breathing without any other assistance.“He has not required mechanical ventilation or non-invasive respiratory support,” Downing Street said. “The prime minister has not had a pneumonia diagnosis.” Johnson, 55, has been hospitalized at St. Thomas’ Hospital in central London since Sunday evening due to “persistent symptoms” of novel coronavirus infection. He was transferred to the ICU on Monday afternoon after his conditioned “worsened,” according to Downing Street.7:30 a.m.: ‘There is a light at the end of this tunnel,’ US Surgeon General saysWhile still maintaining that this will be a difficult week for Americans amid the coronavirus pandemic, U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams said Tuesday that he feels “a lot more optimistic” as he reassured citizens “there is a light at the end of this tunnel.” “I absolutely believe this is going to be an incredibly sad and an incredibly hard week for our country, but we’ve had tough times in this country before and we always come out stronger,” Adams told ABC News Chief Anchor George Stephanopoulos in an interview on Good Morning America.“The good news is that when you look at Italy, when you look at Spain, when you look at Washington and California, and even New York and New Jersey, they have truly started to flatten their curves,” he added. “They’ve seen cases level off and start to come down, and that’s what I want people to understand — that it’s going to be a hard and tough week, but the American people have the power to change the trajectory of this epidemic if we come together like we have after past tragedies in this country.” Adams said the latest data shows U.S. states like Washington and California have successfully flattened the curves of their outbreaks “because they were aggressively mitigating from the start.” “The most important thing for the American people now is to really focus on these 30-days-to-slow-the-spread guidelines because we have proof that they work,” he said. “But we need you all to cooperate, we need you to continue doing your part — and most people actually are. Over 90% of the country is actually doing the right thing right now.”As of Tuesday morning, eight U.S. states have still not issued or announced stay-at-home orders. Adams said the federal government doesn’t really have “a good mechanism” to enforce stay-at-home orders as much as state authorities do. “We’re working with governors, talking with them every single day, working with states to give them the information they need to make the right choices,” he said. “And that’s really what this comes down to, it’s got to happen at the community level.” Whenever the country does start to reopen, Adams said it’ll still be a “different normal” than what Americans are used to. There will be a greater sense of normalcy once testing becomes more widely available, a vaccine and therapeutics are approved, and there’s a strong public health infrastructure in place, he said. “But I want the American people to know that there is a light at the end of this tunnel,” Adams added, “and we feel confident that if we keep doing the right thing for the rest of this month, that we can start to slowly reopen in some places.”7:09 a.m.: France has not yet peaked, health minister warnsThe number of patients hospitalized in intensive care for the novel coronavirus in France has been steadily decreasing for the past five days. But French Health Minister Olivier Veran warned Tuesday that the country has not yet reached the peak of its outbreak.“We are still in a worsening phase of the pandemic,” Véran told French broadcaster BFM TV, adding that the nationwide lockdown would last as long as necessary.Almost 99,000 people across France have been diagnosed with COVID-19 and nearly 9,000 of them have died, according to a count kept by Johns Hopkins University.Close to 30,000 patients infected with the novel coronavirus are currently hospitalized, according to the French health ministry.6:25 a.m.: Positive cases top 10,000 in AfricaAt least 10,075 people across Africa have tested positive for the novel coronavirus, according to figures released Tuesday by the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.So far, 487 people diagnosed with COVID-19 have died.The Northern Africa region has, by far, the largest cluster of cases on the continent, with 4,485 confirmed infections. However, with 1,686 positive cases, South Africa now has the highest national total, surpassing that of both Algeria and Egypt, according to the Africa CDC.5:05 a.m.: Japan declares state of emergency for seven prefecturesJapan on Tuesday declared a month-long state of emergency for Tokyo and six other prefectures to stem the spread of the novel coronavirus.Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced the order in a brief televised statement, saying the country’s outbreak was threatening to gravely impact people’s lives and the economy.The declaration, effective through May 6, empowers governors of the prefectures of Tokyo, Kanagawa, Saitama, Chiba, Osaka, Hyogo and Fukuoka to take more preventative measures, such as requesting citizens to stay home, calling for businesses to close as well as shuttering schools and other public facilities. Supermarkets and other essential businesses are allowed to remain open.However, the declaration is not expected to lead to drastic urban lockdowns like the ones seen in Europe as Japan’s post-World War II constitution limits the central government’s powers.At least 3,906 people in Japan have been diagnosed with COVID-19 and 92 of them have died, according to a count kept by Johns Hopkins University. The Japanese government has admitted that infection routes cannot be traced in an increasing number of cases.3:30 a.m.: China reports no new deaths for first time since JanuaryChina on Tuesday reported zero new deaths from the novel coronavirus over the past 24 hours.China’s National Health Commission recorded 32 new cases of confirmed infections across the mainland, all of which were imported from abroad, as well as 30 new asymptomatic cases. However, it’s the first time the country has reported no new deaths since the commission began publishing daily figures in late January.Meanwhile, Hong Kong has seen its number of confirmed infections more than double in recent weeks. The Chinese special administrative region on Tuesday reported 1,331 new cases in the past 24 hours, according to the National Health Commission.The very first cases of COVID-19 were detected in the Chinese city of Wuhan in December before the disease spread around the globe.Since then, a total of 81,740 people on the Chinese mainland have been diagnosed with the disease and 3,331 of them have died, according to the National Health Commission. Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. 1:20 p.m.: NJ state, county parks close as cases top 44,000In New Jersey, 1,232 people have died from the coronavirus, a number Gov. Phil Murphy called “almost unfathomable.”The state has a total of 44,416 confirmed cases, Murphy said Tuesday.While there are signs the curve may be flattening, Murphy stressed, “We cannot be happy with only reaching a plateau. We need to keep strong … to see that curve begin to fall and ultimately get to zero.”Coronavirus death toll in US likely worse than numbers sayMurphy said he’s closing all state and county parks in an effort to enforce social distancing.“Don’t think that I take this action lightly,” he said. “We must not just flatten this curve, we must crush this curve.” last_img read more

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Corriette family of Laudat jointly charged for possession of Cannabis and ammunition

first_imgLocalNews Corriette family of Laudat jointly charged for possession of Cannabis and ammunition by: – August 25, 2011 Sharing is caring! Share Tweet Sharecenter_img Share 63 Views   no discussions Photo credit: cannabis-pictures.comA Laudat family of four has been jointly charged on three charges of possession of Cannabis, cultivation of Cannabis and possession of ammunition.Twenty-two year old Randy Justin Corriette, twenty year old Ronnie Mickelle Corriette, seventy-one year old Peter Corriette and fifty-one year old Jacqueline Corriette were brought before Magistrate Evelina Baptiste where the charges were read to them.Randy Justin Corriette pleaded guilty to all three charges, while his brother, father and mother all pleaded not guilty.The facts of the case presented to the Court by Police Prosecutor Corporal Toussaint indicates that a search warrant was executed by Woman Police Constable Luke L on the home of the Defendants at 5:30am on the 24th of August where four clear plastic bags with what appeared to be Cannabis, one live round of .32 ammunition, and twenty-seven trees of what appeared to be Cannabis plants about thirty feet from the house were seized.Woman Police Constable Luke L questioned the Defendant regarding the contents of his search and he replied, “Seeds that there man, marijuana seeds” referring to the four clear plastic bags.The Defendant’s Counsel; Kondwani Williams, in pleading to the Court on his behalf said his client had found himself in a very unfortunate situation.According to Mr Williams’ submission to the Court; the Defendant is employed with the Rain Forest Aerial Tram as a lift operator but is unable to earn any form of remuneration from his employer as they are closed due to the down time in the tourist season.Williams also highlighted that his client has co-operated fully with the police, accepts responsibility for his wrongful actions, is very apologetic for having put his family through this ordeal and the intended purpose of the live round of point 32 ammunition was to make a pendant for his gold chain. He therefore pleaded with the Court to be lenient with the Defendant and give him a second chance so that he could look beyond his predicament.Magistrate Evelina Baptiste in sentencing the Defendant informed him that she had considered all factors; those in his favor as well as those not in your favor, those being his guilty plea and no previous offenses.Mr Corriette was sentenced to pay $3750.00 by February 28th, 2012 or in default spend one year imprisonment on the charge of possession of ammunition.On the charge of possession of Cannabis he was ordered to pay $1200.00 by February 28th, 2012 or in default could face five months imprisonment, and on the charge of cultivation of Cannabis he was ordered to pay $25, 000.00 or in default spend nine months imprisonment.The Police Prosecutor did not present any evidence against Ronnie Corriette, Peter Corriette and Jacqueline Corriette therefore Magistrate Baptiste informed them that the matters filed against them have been dismissed for want of prosecution.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

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Mayo start with victory

first_img Press Association But the Kingdom suddenly began to carry a threat at the end of the opening quarter. Darran O’Sullivan set up James O’Donoghue, but his shot was superbly saved by David Clarke. In the 17th minute, O’Donoghue finally did find the net, but the home side responded with points from Doherty and Kevin McLoughlin. They were level on 0-9 to 1-6 at the interval, but Mayo full back Ger Cafferkey repeatedly frustrated Kerry’s attacking efforts, and they were unable to break down a tenacious Mayo attack. And the home side saw off their opponents with a late flourish which saw Enda Varley come off the bench to shoot a couple of points. The Kingdom failed to score in the second half, having had midfielder Anthony Maher sent off for a second booking in the 49th minute. Kerry’s only point in the first 15 minutes came from Michael O’Donoghue, as Mayo forged ahead with four Jason Doherty points. center_img Mayo opened their NFL Division One campaign with a 0-15 to 1-6 win over 14-man Kerry at Castlebar.last_img read more

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Officials increase security measures for Super Bowl 54

first_imgMiami-Dade Police officers are preparing for the worst as they increase security measures ahead of Super Bowl 54 that take places in Miami, Feb.2nd.Police say those who will be in attendance at Super Bowl 54 will be going through checkpoints similar to those at airports on Sunday.U.S. Customs and Border Protection operations will also be taking place in the air and ocean. Officials say they will have Black Hawk helicopters patrolling the area. K-9 units will also be patrolling the area to sniff out explosives.Last week, authorities used X-ray units to monitor trucks going into the stadium prior to the game.Officials say they have been preparing for months and are ready for anything.Police say the goal is to plan for the worst, and expect for the best.last_img

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NHL playoffs 2019: Sharks’ Martin Jones sets team record in win over Golden Knights

first_imgJones set a team record for saves in a playoff game (58), and San Jose bested Vegas 2-1 in double overtime to force Game 7.Martin Jones made 58 saves to set a Sharks franchise record in the postseason for most saves in a game, besting the 56 set by Wade Flaherty (5/19/95 in 2OT at CGY; 5-4 W) #SJSharks— San Jose Sharks PR (@SanJoseSharksPR) 22 April 2019Jones eclipsed Wade Flaherty’s 56-save performance from May 19, 1995, which also came in double overtime to beat the Flames.Every Sharks player doesn’t just owe Martin Jones a beer. They owe him a keg. (via @NatStatTrick) pic.twitter.com/8BjI9FLzuY— Greg Wyshynski (@wyshynski) 22 April 2019The Sharks will lean on Jones to keep their season alive and advance to the conference semifinals. The win-or-go-home Game 7 against the Golden Knights is scheduled for Tuesday night (10 p.m. ET). He returned to form in Game 5 and made 30 saves on 32 shots as the Sharks bounced back with a 5-2 win. Sunday night’s Game 6 proved to be Jones’ biggest test to date, and the 2014 Stanley Cup Champion rose to the occasion. The Sharks seem to live and die at the hands of goaltender Martin Jones. After saving 24 of 26 shots in the Sharks’ Game 1 victory over the Golden Knights, Jones put together the worst three-game stretch imaginable.Jones followed up his strong Game 1 performance by allowing three goals in the first seven minutes of Game 2 and being replaced between the pipes by Aaron Dell. Jones lasted all 60 minutes of Game 3 but saw six shots get past him. He was sent to the bench again in Game 4 after Vegas netted two goals in the first period, and San Jose fell behind 3-1 in the first-round series. last_img read more

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Kapil Dev turns 59: The captain who brought about a revolution in Indian cricket

first_imgOctober 16, 1978 is a date which will forever be remembered as the day one of the greatest all-rounder’s in the history of cricket made his debut.It was the day 19-year-old Kapil Dev made his Test debut against arch-rivals Pakistan at Faisalabad. India managed to draw the Test match with Kapil scoring just 8 runs and picking just 1 wicket in the game.40 years later as Kapil turns 59 today, the world remembers the Haryana Hurricane as the captain who changed the face of Indian cricket forever.Kapil went on to represent India in 131 Test matches over a career spanning 16 years during which time he picked up 434 wickets at an average of 29.64 with 23 five-wicket hauls.He currently holds the 7th spot on the list of most Test wickets but for almost 6 years he held the top spot before being surpassed by legendary West Indies fast bowler Courtney Walsh in March 2000.With the ball, Kapil is known for his lethal outswingers, which left the right handers rooted to their crease.He was a game-changer with the bat as well and had the skills to change the game’s momentum at any given time with his aggressive batting.Fielding wise, the decorated all-rounder was extremely athletic, giving his all to each ball.Kapil scored 5248 runs in Test cricket at an impressive average of 31.05 with 8 hundreds and 27 fifties.His hard-hitting abilities was on full display in one-day internationals as well where he slammed 3783 runs in 225 matches at 23.79 with one hundred and 14 half-centuries. He also took 253 wickets at 27.45 with one five-for.advertisementThe only hundred he scored in ODIs was probably the innings which defined Kapil the batsman.It came against Zimbabwe in the 1983 World Cup at Tunbridge Wells. Kapil walked in the middle with India tottering at 9 for 4 with the semi-final spot on the line.Kapil batted with the tail, scoring runs at a fair clip but also batted with caution and smashed an unbeaten 175 off 138 balls with 16 boundaries and 6 sixes. His knock powered India to 266 for 8 in 60 overs.Reuters PhotoWith momentum on their side, India rode on a superb bowling performances from Madan Lal (3/42), Roger Binny (2/45) and Kapil (1/32) himself to bowl out Zimbabwe for 235.Former skipper and Kapil’s teammate Sunil Gavaskar himself described that knock as the greatest he has ever seen in a World Cup.”When you had lost half of your side with less than 20 runs on the board, obviously it was not looking good. But this gentleman (Kapil Dev) went out and played his innings. Best innings I had seen in limited overs international.””That 175 has to be in my view the greatest knock in the World Cup,” Gavaskar said.India then went on to defeat Australia and hosts England in the next two games and booked a berth in the final alongside the mighty West Indies.The summit clash at Lord’s was a classic David vs Goliath battle with two-time champions West Indies facing India, who were playing their first final.India posted a paltry 183 but an inspired bowling performance from Mohinder Amarnath (3/12), Madan Lal (3/31) and Balwinder Sandhu (2/32) saw them bowl out West Indies for 140 triggering massive celebrations at the home of cricket.Kapil lifted the World Cup trophy on the Lord’s balcony and started a revolution in Indian cricket.Last year in January, Kapil was inducted into the Legends Club ‘Hall of Fame’ in presence of former India captains Ajit Wadekar, Gavaskar and Nari Contractor at the Cricket Club of India.Tests – 5,248 runs, 434 wicketsODIs – 3,783 runs, 253 wicketsHappy Birthday to India’s 1983 @cricketworldcup winning captain, and one of the game’s greatest ever all rounders, @therealkapildev! pic.twitter.com/fk1uNQJmzS- ICC (@ICC) January 6, 2018Accepting the honour, the Haryana Hurricane said, “There is nobody in this country who do not want to be Sunil Gavaskar. For Sunil, was he best in the best in the game, no, he was best for the game.”Lot of people will come in, but this name (Sunil) will remain on the top. We had a passion for the game and were not looking for rewards and awards, anything. At that time we had so much of passion. With our success, if people get happiness, you feel proud about it. Now I feel, cricket has changed (and) it feels so nice,” said Kapil.”I was not technically correct, but we had no one to teach. In Mumbai, there were a lot of teachers. When we played cricket, there were no turf wickets in Chandigarh, what was there is passion,” he remembered.last_img read more

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