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When I like something,No services were cancelled, the BEST spokesperson claimed [email protected] For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Top NewsAustralia agreed on Friday to send two surveillance planes to help the Philippines tackle Islamist rebels as jets and artillery pounded militant positions in a southern town held for more than a month by Islamic State loyalists The Philippines has accepted the offer of two AP-3C Orion aircraft for reconnaissance to pinpoint locations of Maute group fighters holed up for a fifth week in Marawi a town the rebels have declared as their own Islamic territory Reuters "The regional threat from terrorism in particular from Daesh and foreign fighters is a direct threat to Australia and our interests" Australian Defence Minister Marise Payne said in a statement referring to Islamic State by an Arabic acronym Australia’s help comes as fears grow that the Maute and its affiliates have much stronger designs on parts of the southern Philippines than previously imagined evidenced by their preparations and combat capability during the weeks of fighting The threat is heightened by losses suffered by Islamic State in Syria and Iraq and intelligence reports that it is building alliances and seeking new pastures from which to project its agenda Gilbert Gapay an Philippine military spokesman said the surveillance planes would help tackle extremism across Mindanao an island of 22 million people where separatists pirates and kidnap gangs have thrived for decades He said the battle for Marawi was not a failure because the military had learned a lot and was stopping Islamic State from taking root "This gives us a picture of the expanse of their network" Gapay told reporters "They won’t thrive anymore in our country" But security experts say the battle has exposed intelligence and operational failures by the Philippines and its limited cooperation with neighbouring Malaysia and Indonesia to stop extremism from spreading The three countries on Thursday agreed on joint measures to pool information and try to stem recruitment movement and financing of fighters The Philippines says it knows of 40 foreign operatives in the country ‘LAST STAND’ Australia’s support follows that of Philippine defence treaty ally the United States which has provided technical help through military surveillance and communications experts stationed in Zamboanga city on Mindanao The Philippines has welcomed foreign support amid operations that have had mixed results with 67 security forces killed as rebels withstand a fifth week of ground assaults and air strikes one of which saw 10 government troops killed on June 1 when a bomb missed its target Philippine troops more adept at fighting in jungles and mountains have found unfamiliar territory in the urban warfare that has devastated much of Marawi and displaced nearly 250000 people Some 300 civilians were believed to be either trapped or being used as human shields according to the army Civilians involved in relief efforts believe the number could be higher Planes dropped more bombs early on Friday and the army tried to flush out the estimated 90-100 rebels with artillery and heavy gunfire Efforts were being slowed by roadside bombs snipers and booby-trapped vehicles and gas tanks "This is already their last stand and they are getting desperate" Jo-Ar Herrera a military spokesman told reporters "Our mission is to neutralise them so that they will no longer threaten other parts of the Philippines" Residents who fled militant-held areas say the black-clad Maute militia are in the fight for the long haul and are trying to cement their presence as an arm of Islamic State "They patrol the streets on foot and on vehicles which they spray with black paint and have mounted big guns" said Norodin Garangan 44 who escaped on Wednesday "I know there are still people in our area but they’re afraid to go out" Visakhapatnam: Barely few days left for the Asia Cup and the ICC World Twenty20 India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Sundaysaid "consistent" performances will give his side confidence going into big ticket tournaments Off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin weaved his magic with a career-best four-wicket haul as India on Sundaytrounced Sri Lanka by nine wickets in the deciding third and final Twenty20 International to clinch the three-match series 2-1 And Dhoni feels his boys need to be expressive going into upcoming important assignments MS Dhoni Getty Images "I feel it was a very good game important we restricted them to a decent total Ashwin was the pick but he was well supported by the others In between you will lose one or two games We want to keep playing the way we are playing Consistency will give us the confidence" Dhoni said at the post-match press conference "We need to be expressive the fans will put the pressure on us but we need to take it one game at a time" the skipper said when asked about their chances in the ICC World Twenty20 to be hosted at home turf Dhoni also said the experience of playing in the Indian Premier League has held them in good stead in the shortest format of the game "Eight seasons of IPL has given us the experience Always good to have the conditions suiting you to an extent Spinners can come into play here which gives us the liberty to try out a few things" he said Man-of-the-match Ashwin said he is presently reaping the benefits of his hardwork "I hope this lasts forever The ball is coming out pretty well I’ve been working pretty hard I want to contribute and attribute to the team rather than being a deficiency" he said "I thought I would get a five-for today The wicket had a bit of dampness in it I have a couple of variation when using the new ball I want to keep the batsmen guessing and wickets makes me a different bowler I always have the courage to flight the ball" Sri Lanka skipper Dinesh Chandimal said batsmen let the islanders down in the entire series "We didn’t perform well throughout the series as batsmen If we got 140-plus we would have had a chance but we didn’t do that Losing wickets happens with an inexperienced team" he said "I’m impressed with our bowlers Shanaka and Chameera We need to regroup as a team" PTI There is a parallel albeit a limited one to the career paths of India’s former world number one badminton player Saina Nehwal and one of the world’s all-time great tennis players Andre Agassi winner of eight Grand Slam titles as well as the 1996 Olympic gold medal and one of only a handful of players to achieve a career Grand Slam of the Australian French Wimbledon and US Open titles After hitting the pinnacle of his career in 1995 when he grabbed the world number one ranking at the expense of his greatest rival fellow-American Pete Sampras Agassi lost motivation in 1997 and faced a number of personal problems including drug abuse to sink to an abysmal ranking of 141 on the Association of Tennis Professionals’ (ATP) ladder Rediscovering his mojo the following year the pigeon-toed Agassi known as ‘the Punisher’ and acknowledged to be one of the greatest returners in the game returned to the world number ranking in 1999 and went on to enjoy the most successful run of his career over the next four years File photo of Saina Nehwal AP But to get to the top again this tennis great had to play for several months on the lowly Challenger circuit so as to garner enough ATP points to find a place in the elite tournaments On the unforgiving ATP circuit spots in the main draws are doled out strictly according to order of ranking Those outside the cut-off point have to play in qualifying rounds to win a berth in the main draw Saina’s current predicament has some points of similarity to what Agassi had to go through in 1998-99 though it is only right that the differences be looked at first The Haryana-born Hyderabad-domiciled 26-year-old shuttle queen has unlike Agassi never been short of motivation to be Numero Uno in her sport and would never have gone the drugs way even by way of experimentation Again her Badminton World Federation (BWF) ranking has never dropped outside the top ten since 2009 – until the week starting 24 November 2016 when she fell to number 11 mainly because of her enforced 75-day absence from the circuit in the aftermath of her knee surgery That bespeaks a remarkable saga of excellence and consistency that would have few parallels in any sport Perhaps there would be some similarity to the case of Roger Federer whom many consider to be the greatest tennis player ever who has a virtually unbeatable record of 23 consecutive semi-final appearances in Grand Slam tournaments who spent 237 consecutive weeks ranked number one in the world but who sports a current world ranking of 17 By virtue of her title-winning performance in the Malaysia Masters Grand Prix Gold tournament over the last weekend Saina has already managed to pull her ranking up one notch to number ten But to do that she had to – like Agassi – go down to a level where the top prize was US$ 9000 rather than the winner’s purse of US$ 25000 upwards offered in the Super Series and Super Series Premier tournaments Saina did not really have to go down to the Grand Prix Gold level Even at the lowest point of number 11 her ranking assured her of a direct entry into the main draw of any Super Series tournament in the world bar the year-ending BWF grand finals where only eight berths are available and which have to be earned on the strength of performances in Super Series tournaments throughout the year Thus one admires the thinking of her coach former national champion Vimal Kumar who enrolled her in the Malaysia Masters event in obscure Sarawak so that she could work her way gradually back to playing in the elite events against the best in the game The ploy allowed Saina to play well within herself without extending over-much – as she would have had to do in Super Series events against the likes of Carolina Marin Tai Tzu Ying Sung Ji Hyun Sun Yu Ratchanok Intanon et al It was no surprise to see the top-seeded Saina take the title with straight-games wins in the final two rounds against the likes of Hong Kong’s Yip Pui Yin and Thailand’s Pornpawee Chochuwong But while she sailed through with minimal fuss against the former she was given a sterling workout in the final by the effervescent Thai who celebrated her 19th birthday on the day of the final The 22-20 22-20 triumph against Pornpawee only revealed that Saina had to harness all her rich experience of a decade in international competition to play the key points solidly and stick her nose out at the finishing-line She did not have to go all out at any stage of the tournament but did get in a decent gallop In some of the rallies against Yip and Pornpawee Saina was seen to put full weight on the recently repaired right knee without hesitation and feeling no ill-effects However it was clear that she was tentative on the offending limb at the start of both matches and by her own admission took time to warm up to her task She cannot afford this luxury against the top notchers who would probably run away with the first game when given such a gilt-edged opportunity "It is a good win for her confidence although the level of competition at the Malaysia Masters was admittedly lower than in the Super Series tournaments" said Vimal Kumar who operates as chief coach at the Bangalore-based Prakash Padukone Badminton Academy Vimal mentioned that the players who participate at Grand Prix Gold events like the Malaysia Masters are usually the younger and upcoming lot who have nothing to lose against the established stars and so come out with all guns blazing This tends to exert extra pressure on the higher ranked players who are protecting their ranking and reputation and hence need to be extra cautious at such events "You saw how Pornpawee who is ranked 67th in the world beat Cheung Ngan Yi who is ranked 19th and was seeded second behind Saina at the Malaysia Masters" Vimal said "We had witnessed Cheung in action during the Premier Badminton League a few days ago and had seen what a good player she was She had beaten Saina at the Hong Kong Open last November; and so since Pornpawee beat Cheung in the semi-final the result put additional pressure on Saina in the final "If you assess Saina’s positives and negatives her foot speed has improved a lot since the initial days of returning to the circuit after rehabilitation from knee surgery However her fitness is still a little suspect and she tends to get out of breath more than during the days before her injury Saina Nehwal returns a shot during a women’s badminton match at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro AP "Some weight gain during the period after surgery is but natural and she is working at losing this extra weight Our priority now is to improve her strength and endurance so that she can be competitive in the longer matches against the top players She has sufficient time to do this for her next international outing will be the All-England Championships after six weeks – in early-March" Saina it will be recalled had been down in the dumps in the immediate aftermath of her knee surgery and had publicly declared that she feared her badminton career was over But like her long-time (before Vimal Kumar) coach Pullela Gopichand she has – through dint of sheer hard work – made a near-miraculous recovery in double-quick time from an injury that did threaten to cut short her career Gopichand had suffered a horrible knee injury during the National Games in Pune in 1994 when his doubles partner had collided heavily with him and landed on him with his full weight on the knee which buckled and got badly twisted To ensure that his team did not have to default the tie he continued playing even though he could barely move and injured himself further Following complex surgery the doughty Gopichand spent hundreds of lonely hours in the gymnasium toughening the quadriceps and calf muscles that would give him the ability to execute his renowned jump smashes And seven years later he ascended to the pinnacle of the sport by winning the 2001 All-England title The injury to Saina’s knee is unlikely to have been as serious as Gopichand’s was so she has even more inspiration to gain from her former coach She has stood on the second step of the winners’ podium at the All-England having ended runner-up to Carolina Marin in the 2015 edition Considering the systematic manner in which she and her coach have plotted her return from knee surgery there is no reason to believe that Saina cannot take that one extra step to the top rung of the rostrum at Birmingham North Sound (Antigua): "Extremely satisfied" with his maiden Test double hundred India skipper Virat Kohli says the feat has helped him wipe off the memories of his disappointing debut tour to the Caribbean in 2011 when he had struggled with the bat India’s captain Virat Kohli and teammate Shikhar Dhawan AP Kohli returned to the Caribbean after five years and got down to business scoring his maiden 200 in the very first innings of the opening Test match against the West Indies in Antigua "Yes it is a very good feeling I made my debut here and it wasn’t a memorable series for me Coming back here and getting a double hundred gives me a lot of satisfaction purely because of the fact that I have missed a couple of big scores in the past" said Kohli who had averaged just over 15 in the 2011 trip to the Caribbean The 27-year-old became the first Indian captain to get a double hundred in Tests overseas and Kohli said it was a very good feeling "I know I have the ability to get big hundreds This is my first double hundred in first-class matches in general so this is something I always wanted to do and I am feeling really grateful that I was able to cross the mark "It is just a very good feeling Test cricket is the most important format as far as I am concerned and the whole of team is concerned so when you do well in Test cricket it gives you the job satisfaction like nothing else I am really happy for this moment" he told BCCITV Kohli said playing with just five specialist batsmen put added responsibility on him and he wanted to lead by example "It is very important to understand the responsibility in front of you when you go in with a combination Playing five batsmen is a bit of an added pressure on the batsman but that is what we want to take up as a challenge The batsmen decided to take up the responsibility As captain I would never ask the players to do what I cannot do myself first and I have always believed in that" he said "In this innings the West Indies bowlers bowled well initially with the new ball and we were not getting many runs I had decided in the change room that I am going to go out there be positive and show intent and the runs started flowing I knew if I stay long enough at the crease I will get the runs I required and the team requires at the same time and ended up scoring at a very good rate" The right-handed batsman said it was a very good batting effort by his team "We had very important contributions by Shikhar Dhawan (84); understanding the responsibility Ravichandran Ashwin batted beautifully and got a hundred as well Wriddhiman Saha (40) contributed well and Amit Mishramade 60 odd (53) in the end All in all it was a very good batting effort by everyone and something that we can be proud of It is a bit of an added pressure (on the batsmen) but something that is what you want at this level of cricket" said Kohli Aware of people’s expectations from him Kohli said he feels at peace when he is batting in the middle alone "I think what a lot of people don’t understand is that there is more pressure when you’re not batting When you are in the change room you’re interacting with people you get to know what people are saying and what people close to you expect from you I think those are the things that give pressure When I go out to bat I am all by myself and my batting partner "People don’t understand that I am actually at a lot of peace when I am batting alone out there because I don’t have to interact with too many people and don’t have to listen to their expectations or know what they require of me I can literally reflect on myself understand what my thoughts and mood are and then work on those things That is why I always prefer being out there in the middle than getting to know these things from people" he revealed On the adjustments he had to make on this track Kohli said: "I think the shot selection is very important on this kind of wicket The wicket has enough pace as you saw with the two fast bowlers in the end as well You need to bowl good areas but at the same time as a batsman you need to select your shots and that is what I focused on as well when I went out to bat "I backed myself to be positive backed myself to score quickly because I knew if we had to bowl the opposition out we need enough time for the bowlers; to be fresh again and also have breaks in between This was one innings that came together very nicely"

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