World Cup selection played on my mind: Rishabh Pant after destroying RR

first_img view more view less Rajarshi Gupta JaipurApril 23, 2019UPDATED: April 23, 2019 00:27 IST Rishabh Pant smashed a match-winning 78* off 36 balls against Rajasthan Royals on Monday ( Courtesy by BCCI)HIGHLIGHTSRishabh Pant was named man-of-the-match after his unbeaten 78 helped DC crush RRPant’s form had dipped after a 78 not out vs Mumbai Indians a month agoPant conceded the World Cup selection had played on his mindRishabh Pant hit an unbeaten 78 off 36 balls as Delhi Capitals crushed Rajasthan Royals by 6 wickets to top the points table in the 2019 Indian Premier League. Pant had smashed an unbeaten 78 off 27 balls against Mumbai Indians on March 24 but had since seen a dip in form.To make matters worse for Rishabh Pant, he was omitted from India’s World Cup squad after he failed to grab his chances. In between those two 78 not outs, Pant was often criticised for his shot-selection. With scores of 25, 11, 39, 5, 18, 46, 23, 7 and 6, he was not doing what was expected of him. RR vs DC Report | HighlightsRishabh Pant finally found his mojo a week after India announced their 15-man World Cup squad. Up against the Royals, Pant walked out to bat at a critical juncture in a crucial chase of 192.With Prithvi Shaw, Pant added 84 for the 3rd wicket and his innings was studded with 6 fours and 4 sixes. Delhi Capitals Ricky Ponting said India had made a mistake by not taking Pant to the World Cup.What a win this for @DelhiCapitals against the Rajasthan Royals pic.twitter.com/dGTz9UM598IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 22, 2019Rishabh Pant admitted he was thinking of the World Cup selection even as DC continued their march to the top of the table.”Feels really good to make your team win a crucial match,” Pant told the broadcaster after winning the man-of-the-match.”I won’t lie that the thought wasn’t running through my mind, but I just focus on my process and that’s all I was thinking of,” he said.advertisementDelhi Capitals also benefitted from Shikhar Dhawan’s rapid fifty at the top. Obviously, skipper Shreyas Iyer was a happy man and said he was thrilled with the way the batting group was beginning to click.”We are happy with our team is going. The positivity is spreading in the camp. Ricky tells us that batsman who get start should bat for a long time.”Rishabh took that initiave and batted till the end. In the previous match, I was there till the end and Shikhar did it too in one match,” Iyer said after DC won.Also Read | 17-year-old Riyan Parag celebrates 1st IPL wicket with Bihu danceAlso 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 byAnita Jat Tags :Follow Rishabh PantFollow Delhi CapitalFollow Rajasthan RoyalsFollow 2019 IPL No data available! graphs advertisementcenter_img commentary World Cup selection played on my mind: Rishabh Pant after destroying RRIPL 2019: Rishabh Pant said the World Cup selection did play on his mind after his aggressive 78 not out helped Delhi Capitals beat Rajasthan Royals and move to the top of the 2019 Indian Premier League points table scorecardlast_img read more

Some heritage sites cannot be preserved and should be allowed to decay

first_imgWe should “let go” of some of the country’s most prided heritage sites and leave them to decay “gracefully”, a leading British academic has said.Professor Caitlin DeSilvey has suggested that despite people’s “strong feelings” some perishing landmarks should be allowed to crumble because of climate change and falling budgets.”There is room to explore more creative approaches in how we care for heritage,” said Prof DeSilvey, who is an associate professor of cultural geography at the University of Exeter.”What happens if we choose not to intervene? What possibilities emerge when change is embraced rather than resisted? What if we allow things to become ruins? “Processes of decay and disintegration can be culturally – as well as ecologically – productive, but we also need to recognise that people have very strong feelings about these places, and those need to be considered as well.”The National Trust gave £466,918 for works on St Michael’s Mount in 2015/16 – the Cornish island which is home to a medieval church and castle – and £183,350 on the Grade I-listed Croughton Court in Warwickshire.It spent £72m overall in 2015/16, which was more than 10 per cent of the year’s £541m expenditure, on property projects.Prof DeSilvey cites the former atomic weapons testing facility at Orford Ness in Suffolk as a flagship example.The shingle spit, which was a secret military base for the Ministry of Defence during the Second World War and the Cold War but is now a nature reserve, is managed by the Trust through a policy of “continued ruination”.”Orford Ness is an interesting case because it shows that we don’t always have to associate ruination with failure and neglect,” she said.”Where the process of physical decay is going on, and nature is moving in, we can try to see this in a positive light and ask ourselves what we can learn from those changes.”The National Trust also spends an average £1,500 each week on maintaining and protecting Mullion Harbour in Cornwall from increasingly powerful winter storms.”One way to think about places like Mullion is to consider how we could mark the ‘afterlife’ of the harbour by re-using its materials in other structures, and remembering its passing in that way,” she said. 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. Orford Ness in Suffolk is managed through a policy of "continued ruination" Orford Ness in Suffolk is managed through a policy of “continued ruination”Credit:Martin Pope “It’s hard to let go and I am asking how we can do this gracefully and attentively.”This approach only applies in certain circumstances – when preservation or repair is not possible or realistic due to cost or other issues.”Prof DeSilvey gives further arguments in her book, Curated Decay, which was published in February.Phil Dyke, coast and marine adviser for the National Trust, said: “Good conservation is about the careful management of change.”Our approach at the coast is to adapt to the effects of rising sea levels and more frequent storms.”We’re committed to protecting historic buildings and structures when it is realistic – but at the same time making sure we understand, record and celebrate the significance of those that are most at risk of being lost.” There is room to explore more creative approaches in how we care for heritageProfessor Caitlin DeSilveylast_img read more