Loved the way you gave it back to Australians: Vivian Richards praises Virat Kohli

first_imgFormer West Indies legend Viv Richards said that he loved the way India skipper Virat Kohli ‘gave it back’ to the Australian players, who love to sledge their opponents, in 2014.Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) posted a video on their website in which Kohli turned anchor for the 67-year-old.Kohli started by saying that before facing Australia for a four-match Test series in 2014-15, he started visualising their bowlers.”In 2014, we went to England and I had a very bad tour. But the next one was Australia which was even more hostile and tough. The thing that helped me at that time was visualisation. Three months before going to Australia, I started visualising that I’m taking these bowlers on and I’m going to dominate and come out on top, and that for me was a revelation. I had so much belief because of putting the thought,” Kohli said.Replying to Kohli, Richards said: “I think you scored four centuries there. I was in Australia at the same time. We were doing the Big Bash. The Australians can be, in my opinion, bullies at times, they try to talk you out, but you gave it back and I love that. And not just giving it back, you (Kohli) gave it back with interest with the way in which you perform.”Part of 2 of the special chat with @ivivianrichards and @imVkohli is out!Playing in Australia brought the best out of them. Find out how they relished the challenge of taking on some of the best bowlers in the world.Full interview – (@BCCI) August 23, 2019Apart from visualisation, it is his wife Anushka Sharma, whom Kohli feels helped him a lot. He said that she guides him in the right direction.”Actually, it’s been the biggest blessing in my life apart from being blessed to play this sport. To find the right person. Because she is a professional herself, she totally understands my space. She guides me in the right direction,” Kohli said.”The thing that I have learned from us being together is that if you are willing to do things which are right in your life, off the field, and doing the difficult things and standing by them, I think that creates your personality to go on the field and do the same thing,” he added.The Indian cricket team is currently in West Indies and have already trounced West Indies in T20I and ODI series.The two-match Test series between both the teams started on Thursday. India scored 203 for the loss of six wickets on day one of the first Test match.Also Read | IND vs WI: Will try to sneak up wickets in morning session, says Kemar RoachAlso see:last_img read more

Push on for ESL classes in Norfolk

Refugees in Norfolk hoping to learn English currently need to travel to Brantford and back three times a week.The Norfolk Refugee Committee wants to change that.The NRC is a large group consisting of churches and community members across the county who sponsor families to come to Norfolk, and help to get them acclimated to life in Canada.NRC members are aiming to bring English as a Second Language classes to Simcoe to create easier access for the adult students. The ESL students currently attend classes three days a week in Brantford, which means the NRC needs six sets of volunteer drivers a week.This requires a substantial time commitment from the volunteers, and can pose issues during the harsh weather and winter months.The Grand Erie Learning Alternatives program is sanctioned by the Grand Erie District School Board and houses the ESL classes. Program officials have been in contact with representatives from Simcoe about the possibilities of classes coming to Norfolk.“People contact us when they see there are people in an area in need of this service. We give them the parameters of what is required like how many people we need, and what the language benchmarks they need to meet are before we can run a class,” said Greg Carruthers, principal at Grand Erie Learning Alternatives.Anyone can enroll in these ESL classes as long as they meet the language requirements. New students will be assessed before started classes to ensure they are placed in the right class. The evaluation includes reading, writing, speaking and listening skills.The NRC is hoping to start the Simcoe classes in September if enough people are interested. They need at least eight adults to commit to attending class three days a week for the program to be able to run. They currently have six attending the classes in Brantford.English classes are free for conventional refugees, refugee claimants, approved provincial nominees, permanent residents, and Canadian citizens.The committee is still looking for drivers to volunteer to help the families get to Brantford and back between now and the end of June.“The families are happy to have people do activities with them, if there’s things people would like to do they can contact us,” said Amanda Van Schyndel, a representative from the NRC.If you know anyone that would be interested in these classes, or if you would like to volunteer as a driver, you can contact Posie Ross ( or Alma Scovil ( read more