MS Dhoni mature enough to take decision on retirement: Sanjay Jagdale

first_imgMS Dhoni mature enough to take decision on retirement: Sanjay JagdaleSanjay Jagdale, a former BCCI secretary, has said that Dhoni is mature enough to take decision on his retirement. He also added that the Indian team currently has no viable alternative to Dhoni as wicketkeeper-batsman.advertisement Press Trust of India IndoreJuly 19, 2019UPDATED: July 19, 2019 18:15 IST India’s M.S. Dhoni walks back after getting dismissed during the 1st Semi-final match (IANS)HIGHLIGHTSThe selectors should also inform Dhoni in what capacity they want to see him in the future, said Sanjay JadgaleJagdale said it would be improper to say that as a cricketer Dhoni has erredKeeping future in mind, young wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant should be given opportunity, said JagdaleAmid speculation that Mahendra Singh Dhoni is contemplating retirement, former national selector Sanjay Jagdale Friday said the M S K Prasad-led selection panel should find out what was going on in the veteran wicket-keeper’s mind about his future.However, Jagdale, a former BCCI secretary, asserted that Dhoni was mature enough to take a call on his retirement from limited overs cricket.The 38-year-old 2011 Word Cup-winning captain, whose finishing abilities with the bat has been on the wane, would be the centre of discussion when the national selection committee meets in Mumbai Sunday to pick up squads for the West Indies series starting next month.”Dhoni is a great player and has always selflessly played for India. In my opinion, the Indian team currently has no viable alternative to Dhoni as wicketkeeper-batsman, Jagdale told PTI.There is intense speculation that the Jharkhand player, who opted out of Test cricket in 2014, is mulling retirement even though he himself has remained tight-lipped about his future plans.Thus, Dhoni’s selection or omission for the West Indies tour would be an indicator of things to come in the future.”Dhoni is mature enough to take a decision on his retirement. But the (national) selectors should meet him to find out what is going on in his mind about his professional future as was done in the case of Sachin Tendulkar before his retirement, added Jagdale (68), a former office-bearer of the Madhya Pradesh Cricket Association.”The selectors should also inform Dhoni in what capacity they want to see him in the future, he said.advertisementDhoni was criticised for slow batting during the World Cup, where India’s campaign ended in the semi-finals, but Jagdale, a former first-class player, defended the ex-captain, saying he played as per the situation.”Dhoni played in the World Cup as per the team’s requirement. In the semi-final also he was batting as per the same strategy but unfortunately he got run out at a crucial moment (in the game), he said.Jagdale said it would be improper to say that as a cricketer Dhoni has erred.”It is not expected from a 38-year-old player to play with the same energy and vigour that he displayed in his prime days.Taking a dig at those criticising Dhoni, Jagdale said, “Even those players are criticising him who have not played well in their career. However, only true players know Dhoni’s worth.”However, Jagdale said keeping future in mind, young wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant should be given opportunity.”Before the World Cup, Pant should have been included in the ODI team alongside Dhoni as Pant could have learned from him,” said Jagdale.Pant (21) was not in the World Cup squad, but was called as a replacement for injured opener Shikhar Dhawan.Read more | Sachin Tendulkar reveals most memorable moment of career after ICC Hall of Fame honourAlso see:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byNitin Kumar Tags :Follow MS DhoniFollow former BCCI secretaryFollow Dhoni retirementlast_img read more

£35bn UK Disneyland theme park due to open in 5 years

first_imgWhat the theme park might look likeCredit:Paramount It will also feature rides from BBC Worldwide shows, along with Aardman Animations, so there could be Doctor Who-themed rollercoasters.The park will contain zones such as Adventure Isle, Land of Legends, Cartoon Circus, Starfleet Command, Action Square, Port Paramount and Entertainment City.  According to Essex Live, the plans for the park will be approved when a development consent order (DCO) is submitted to the government in November. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. What the theme park might look likecenter_img Access to the park won’t be cheap; a full-priced day ticket is expected to cost £57.Humphrey Percy , group CEO of the project’s parent company Kuwaiti European Holdings, said he is confident that plans will be approved and affordable.”We have the financial backing to take us all the way through that process,” he added.If approved by the government, building will start in 2019. A theme park dubbed ‘the UK Disneyland’ is set to open in five years according to those behind the plans.It’s due to be the first of its kind in the UK and is set to feature more than 50 rides and attractions, as well as 2,000-seat theatre.The Paramount theme park, due to be based in Dartford, Kent, will feature rides based around the films the company has produced.Paramount is behind  films such as Titanic, the Transformers series, Iron Man and Forrest Gump.  last_img read more

EIA forecasts coal to remain king of American electric power generation

first_imgThe Energy Information Administration (EIA) forecasts coal to remain the dominant fuel for power generation until 2035 despite projected strong increases in natural gas and renewable fuel use over the same period. EIA’s revised Annual Energy Outlook, released last week, shows coal’s share of the market dropping to 43% in 2035 from 45% in 2009, but remaining the largest fuel source as gas use is forecast to rise to 25% from 23%. Renewable fuels will rise to 14% of the electricity generation market from 11% last year due to federal subsidies and eventually benefiting from state incentives. Investments in new coal capacity decrease over the 25-year forecast period, said EIA.  Natural gas plays a larger role, said EIA, because new data suggests shale gas supplies are much larger (827 tcf) than was suspected by EIA just last year (353 tcf). Estimates of much larger reserves will hold wellhead prices under $6/MM Btu (2009 dollars) through the mid-point of the forecast period before rising to $6.8/MM Btu in 2035. Gas-fired capacity additions increase 135 GW between 2009 and 2035. Although EIA more than doubled its estimate of unconventional gas reserves, it cited low prices, environmental concerns about hydraulic fracturing and the brief productive periods for shale gas wells among factors creating considerable uncertainty about the ready availability of shale gas. In addition, “increases in recoverable shale gas resources embody many assumptions that might prove to be incorrect over the long term,” according to EIA.The outlook also analysed the sensitivity in power generation markets to various assumed requirements for environmental retrofits for coal plants. Its reference case estimates a 3% reduction in the US coal fleet, with the projected retirement of nine gigawatts of coal generating capacity.Some revisions of note from the early release of the report in December include the retirement of the Oyster Creek nuclear plant by the end of 2019, wind capacity additions of 7 GW rather than 10 GW and updated natural gas reserve reporting.last_img read more