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first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Indian Premier League News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Jaipur: From a memorable hundred against Sunrisers Hyderabad, when he single-handedly helped Rajasthan Royals to score over 200 for the first time in the 12th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL), Sanju Samson has had a phenomenal start to this season. If at all, one has to define him, his classic cover drives, picture-perfect straight drives, a delicate flick of the wrists sending the ball towards the boundary line and the unending hunger for runs would be sufficient to hail this gentleman who has conquered the Indian domestic circuit with utmost authority.In a freewheeling chat with News Nation, the 28-year-old opens about his second hundred and much more. Excerpts from the interview… Sanju, you have been a part of Rajasthan Royals’ since long now, and it wouldn’t be wrong to say that you’re one of the oldest members associated with the team. Does this add extra pressure or extra responsibility, how do you go about it?I think it’s a good space to be playing with the same team for a very long time now. So one gets used to the team structure, management, atmosphere which brings a lot of responsibilities to take on the culture and environment of the team. I am really enjoying it.Second hundred of IPL, where do you rate this one, seeing the time you came at the crease?  Well, this one was a bit better one than the last one. Last came while playing in Pune, and the wicket was much flatter and easy to score. This one was comparatively on the slower side when we started. I think I will rate this one above the other. With two back to back matches at the home ground, do you see this as an opportunity to make a comeback?Obviously, it’s a big opportunity for us to come back to the table strongly. We have been playing good cricket at Sawai Mansingh, and we hope to continue. There are a lot of International players added to the squad who have captained their respective nations, is it a learning curve for you? Take us through what changed from last year to this year. Last year we had almost the same team to which we have now, but Steve Smith coming in and sharing the amount of experience he carries, it strengthens our team. And we always see Ajju Bhai (Ajinkya Rahane), Steve Bhai (Steve Smith), and Jos Buttler getting together on the ground and discussing in difficult situations and that brings out the best which helps us to make better decisions every time. It is known, that the likes of Smith, Stokes, Buttler will leave in the middle of the tournament. How is a team preparing to face challenges in the absence of them?Even before the tournament started, the team management and all the coaches addressed this point and I am sure we will be prepared to face that situation if at all it comes. We have much better bench strength than any other team and the main thing is we give every player that belief to prepare better for the tournament. We give equal time for practice and they all are taking care really well. When the time comes, we are sure that they will perform.Sourav Ganguly believes that you can be India’s number 4 for the forthcoming World Cup. How do you see this?It feels great but to be honest I need to work hard and score more runs. Final question, last year, Rajasthan Royals lost to KKR three times, knowing this, so how is the team planning to prepare for the upcoming game?The planning and preparation have always been the same, and it will be the same ahead. We will try to keep it simple against Kolkata Knight Riders and we are excited about the game. last_img read more

first_imgIn celebration of Mother’s Day, hundreds of corporate and community leaders, celebrities, experts, and every day moms and dads gathered at the New York Times Center to kick off the Global Mom’s Relay with the fourth annual Moms +SocialGood event on May 5, 2016.This yearly, one-of-a-kind event celebrates the power of moms and families, as well as the role of social media in improving the quality of life for children across the globe.The theme for this year’s Moms +SocialGood event – “What do you wish were true for every child, everywhere” – brought to light some challenges faced by children and families with unmet needs, and the uniting desires to see children succeed and mothers be empowered.”Panels featuring experts and influential speakers such as Ambassador Samantha Power, Christy Turlington Burns, Amanda Peet, Kimberly Williams-Paisley, David Muir, Nigel Barker, Juju Chang, Thon Chol, Mari Malek, Lynda Lopez, Alaa Murabit, Dr. Richard Besser, and many more provided insight and guidance on how everyone can turn small actions into successful solutions for creating a better world and a brighter future.The Global Mom Relay, which takes place from May 4 – June 17 2016, is a charitable social media movement that raises funds for the improvement of children’s health and wellbeing through such non-profit organizations as Nothing But Nets, [email protected] Life, Girl Up, Peace Corps Let Girls Learn Fund, and U.S. Fund for UNICEF. The movement is driven by the publication of personal stories from community leaders, influencers and every day moms and dads.This movement allows women of all abilities to act as leaders within their communities. “When [women] feel there is a role to play and an opportunity to engage, there are no limitations,” said Christy Turlington Burns, founder of Every Mother Counts.All women are encouraged to participate through social media sharing and buzz generation using the hashtag #GlobalMomsRelay and #JNJ. Sharing and engagements directly result in charitable donations, giving everyone the opportunity to change lives and support families lives one social media post at a time.last_img read more