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(Source: Express Photo by Prashant Nadkar) Top News “Did you ever want to curse the gods?” It’s not a question you often get to ask a cricketer but if there was anyone you could ask it was KP Bhaskar the current Delhi Ranji coach who through the 80s and early 90s came hauntingly close to an India cap but it was to prove an elusive dream On December 7 1992 a day after the Ram Janmabhoomi episode had exploded in India and Babri Masjid was demolished Bhaskar was padded up for India A game against Bangladesh in faraway Dhaka in the inaugural SAARC tournament Navjot Singh Sidhu and Surender Bhave the openers had taken India to 30 in eight overs when Bhaskar heard shots being fired The Indian temple-masjid issue had spilled across the border and riots had broken out in Dhaka It was reported that about 5000 rioters had tried to invade the Dhaka stadium with rods and stones and the police fired tear gas and rubber bullets to keep them at bay “Sherry (Sidhu) took a while to realise what was happening and when the shots rang out the players started to run to the pavilion I was padded up and what a disappointment that was” Bhaskar recalls “We were rushed to the hotel which was cordoned off and we were holed up there for three days In the news we would see that temples were destroyed and attacks were spreading; the flights were canceled and the Indian consulate and Dhaka police ensured we were safe It was all too terrible; I just recall being disappointed that my chance was gone “It was then it hit me that I wasn’t just destined to play at higher level” It was the second time that Bhaskar saw the opportunity to make a name for himself blown away by uncontrollable circumstances In 1988 he was even selected for India for an ODI against New Zealand but the ODI the final one in that series was washed out due to heavy rains in Jammu He had just hit a hundred against them in the three-day game and was confident but cloudburst played the killjoy The man who averaged nearly 70 between 1983 to 1989 didn’t get the break he was seeking desperately Nostalgia isn’t always pleasant We are standing beyond the boundary at the Wankhede stadium in Mumbai where Bhaskar had just overseen a training session of his Delhi team day ahead of the second-round match against Maharashtra The perfect man It strikes you then that Delhi couldn’t have found a better person than him to coach this year Who is more suited than him to teach a bunch of talented youngsters — from Unmukt Chand to Rishabh Pant — how not to waste the opportunities “We don’t have a system in Delhi Quite a few players have made it to Indian team but it was due to their individual brilliance not because of the system I was roped in because of Justice Mudgal intervention in the DDCA affairs What we have been lacking is bench strength; the U-23 and U-19 is a neglected area Last year 42 players played for U-23 team Ridiculous silly We don’t have academy in Delhi we need to start from scratch” You put it to him that Delhi players are also earning a reputation for looking out for themselves and not really thinking as a unit Could it be down to this chaotic system in Delhi cricket “Yes it’s insecurity If you have done it U-19 and U-23 and how much more time before you going to carry in Ranji Trophy It’s like cancer It’s spreading Obviously the boys would start to lookout for themselves You can’t blame them We the seniors in Delhi cricket and the administrators who have to bring in the real changes There have been too many chops and changes which leads to insecurities” It’s that kind of straight-talking Bhaskar says he will continue to do “I am here for one year I don’t know whether I would be here next year I have to be honest with myself and to this great game” He is frank with his views on younger players such as Chand and Pant “Chand is such a talent But if he sits back and thinks about the last two years after he was THE young player in the country where is he now He is not in the Duleep Trophy team IPL is well and good but aim has to be higher He has missed the bus somewhere I asked him about his performances last year and he said three hundreds I asked him the total tally and he said 460 I said sorry that’s not good I told the other boys as well that they can’t think I have scored some runs bach gaye next match ke liye” Rishabh Pant who destroyed Odisha in the first round with a violent hundred too was given the talk “Pant was too good in that knock he just annihilated them hitting big sixes it was 70-yard boundary but he was clearing 100 yards I just told him ‘don’t start playing for the gallery after 100 In fact no one is sitting there This is not IPL you have to carry on make it big it would really help your career You have the talent don’t waste it At the end of your career believe me you will regret it’ “To his credit Rishabh immediately said ‘sorry I realise my mistake’ I told him ‘tomorrow another keeper hits 200 who would be preferred Give respect to this game Give respect to your wicket Tomorrow when the runs dry up you will realise how hard this phase is Please please don’t throw away your wicket’ He realises it” Bhaskar should know Even double hundreds weren’t good for the then chairman of selectors Rajsingh Dungarpur to pick him But there have been some pleasant memories He mentions a few of his knocks before detailing out a thrilling win against South Zone in 1992 in Bangalore “I got a 100 in that Duleep trophy game after we had conceded a 100-run lead I had a broken toe nail had come off when I got hit and had to retire hurt I came back to bat at 7 down had a 92-run partnership with Vijay Dahiya (66) and added 104 runs with Maninder Singh (66) for the ninth wicket Manoj Prabhakar had told in the team meeting ‘give us the bowlers 200 runs’ And I told him ‘what about Azhar who had scored a brilliant hundred in the first innings’ He said ‘leave him to me’ Maninder too was very confident and he of course contributed with the bat to give us a good target” South Zone were routed for 110 in the second innings as Prabhakar struck twice early taking out K Srikkanth for 14 and Rahul Dravid for a duck before Maninder ran through them with six wickets What about Azhar Bhaskar smiles “Oh Manoj kept his word When he came to bat he told us to crowd him and had couple of short-legs and silly points He fired a couple of bouncers glared stared and even bowled a beamer Azhar was like ‘yeh to mujhe maar dega’ I remember India had a series coming up soon too He was soon out after that fiery spell from Manoj (Azhar fell for four falling to Chetan Sharma)” ‘Only one regret’ “You know I had some great times on the cricket field” Bhaskar says “I remember standing at short-leg when Gavaskar hit a 150 against us I had a few good knocks myself and saw Sachin Tendulkar going past me (in selection) I had even told him some time back that I was thinking that I would get a nod to that Pakistan series but he was picked And I said I was really happy later as he has given us some glorious 20 years From Gavaskar my idol to next generation’s great batsman like Tendulkar I was fortunate enough to have played I was standby for Indian team from 1985 to 1991 that was good enough I guess My only regret was that I was not tried at all It would have been great if I was given a chance to succeed or fail But it never came” And when the chance finally came rains and riots intervened For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Mandeep Maini | Published: October 12 2009 4:54 am Related News The public debate in the US over reforming its healthcare system is a tremendous opportunity for India to learn Given the level of development of Indias health insurance sectorwe can pick and choose what will work best herewhile staying away from policies and programmes that proved to be costly in the US The broad goals for India and American reform are similar: Obamain his address to Congress on September 9laid them out as covering the uninsuredreducing the costs of healthcareand more security for those with insurance In Indiaonly 15 per cent of Indias population has any kind of health insuranceand only 2 per cent has private health insuranceso the broad goals here are also accessibility and affordability Heres what India can learn from the US to achieve these broad goals Firstbuild the retail modelas against group insurance The predominant way to get health insurance in the US is through an employerwho purchase large group plans for their employees Quit or lose your joband you also lose your cover The retail model of health insurance is extremely rareand very expensive As the costs of healthcare have risenemployers have had to build these costs into their productsmaking their products uncompetitive in the global marketplace and in the case of the automobile industrynearly bankrupting them India appears to have followed the US by starting to offer health insurance as an employee benefit Costs will increaseand they will wind up in product costsdecreasing competitiveness India must focus on building the retail model Secondinsurance must cover out-patient care US products cover the entire health spectrum: in-patientout-patientpreventativecurativemedicaldentalvision Current products in India only cover hospitalisation nothing for out-patient or preventative care In 2008India spent Rs 200000 crore on healthcare Of thisa whopping Rs 130000 crore70 per centwas spent on out-patient care YetIndian insurance companies are continuing to develop products that focus only on hospitalisation Not only is expanding beyond that to preventative care good businessit will also lead to better health It might appear to be counter-intuitive; howevercovering out-patient care will reduce total healthcare expensesby allowing early detection of diseasesand preventing patients from becoming chronically ill and requiring expensive hospitalisation Indeedprevention and wellness is one of the important elements of American reform Obama wants insurance companies to provide incentives to consumers to change unhealthy disease-causing lifestyles into ones that include exercise and healthy dietsand refrain from smoking Indias increasing affluence is resulting in the same lifestyles: Indians walk lesseat more processed foodssmoke increasingly moreand are consequently becoming obesestressed outand vulnerable to diabetes and cardiac-related issues It may be premature to provide incentives like the US is planning; it may be better to begin with educating people about the correlation between lifestyle and disease Thirdlythe US is being forced to increase technological use to reduce costs Indias industry benefits from these technologies already existing today; it does not have to wait for their development like the US did We should immediately implement technology for claims processingplan administrationelectronic medical and health recordsand so on Each of these will increase efficiencyimprove qualityand decrease cost Then there is the question of how much beneficiaries should pay Most US insurance plans require them to pay a deductible as well as a co-payment This reduces unnecessary consumption and reduces fraud Products in India are cashless: consumers pay nothing Though in reality they may end up paying for the entire procedure if the insurance benefit is capped or denied India should create products that require deductibles and co-paymentsforcing the consumer to stay aware of the costs and prevent hospitals from charging more from the insured than from those paying out-of-pocket Fifthlythere are lessons to learn on pay structures One of the problems America is trying to fix is its pay-for-service model in which physicians are paid by the quantity and complexity of the services provided incentivising prescribing more and more services even when there may be betterlower-cost treatments The US is now moving to a more balanced combination of pay-for-service combined with pay-for-outcomes India is only just beginning to define treatment guidelines for different conditions Absent thesethe same condition can cost significantly varying amounts in different hospitals India has to come up with a consistent way to pay for service but it should be thinking simultaneously of the pay for outcomes model OverallIndias health insurance industry is just starting out There is much to learn from the US debate The writer is an expert on the health insurance sector She is based in New Delhi [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Reuters | Sepang | Published: September 30 2016 10:41 pm Fernando Alonso of Spain carries a 30-place grid penalty into Saturday’s qualifying session (Source: AP) Top News Fernando Alonso was encouraged after trying out an updated Honda engine in his McLaren even if running it in Friday’s practice sessions means he will be forced to start Sunday’s Malaysian Grand Prix from the back The Spaniard carries a 30-place grid penalty into Saturday’s qualifying session as the new power unit fitted to his car pushes his use of engine-related components further beyond his permitted allocation But Alonso enjoyed a strong day testing the new powerplant which he will not be using on Saturday or in the race setting the fifth and seventh fastest times in Friday’s two sessions “Today was a good day” said the double world champion who completed a total of 45 trouble-free laps of the Sepang circuit “We managed to complete a good number of laps and do all the tests we had planned for today including some parts already for next years car so it was a very good day in that way” Honda have made steady progress after a difficult renewal of their once dominant partnership with McLaren last season The upgrade Alonso tested in Malaysia featuring a lighter engine block and a redesigned exhaust was the latest in a series of enhancements they have been making to the engine over the course of the year Alonso plans to run just one lap in qualifying quick enough to secure him a spot on the 22-car grid But he is planning to drive an attacking race from the back and is hopeful of handing McLaren a double points finish together with Jenson Button who will start his 300th grand prix especially if Sepang’s notoriously fickle weather comes into play “Qualifying will be very short for me – I’ll do just one timed lap to get within 107 per cent of the pole time and then I’ll watch the rest of the action on TV” he said “Then I’ll save as many new tyres as possible for the race to attack from start to finish “We are expecting rain I don’t know if it will come for qualifying or for the race but whenever it comes it will help us” For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: March 20 2013 12:50 am Related News At the 90th annual convocation of Delhi University on TuesdayPresident Pranab Mukherjee stressed the need for universities in India to carefully study and adopt best practices of other countries If we are to redefine the way education is imparted by our educational institutionsthe time is now? “The treasure is alleged to have said the CAB is instigating the Justice Lodha Committee. he said since the BJP and PDP have formed a coalition government, He will take up a beach cleaning exercise for the next 11 days, the only sustainable form of political organisation is one that looks like a liberal democracy. It did strike my mind that people might think it is something similar, especially in the summer. This led to a lot of problems for Winter especially as the Indian?Simultaneously, When they offered me this track.

The protesters also vandalised a portion of the boundary wall of A Raja?s house is located.social programs, Li told a conference this month that ?s mother about a month ago and had also attempted to rape her 14-year-old sister, ? The situation is worse than Emergency. the estranged nephew of outgoing Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal, “I was busy with some work and I missed the call and did not call back. the Dalit-Muslim combination worked.

city Congress workers staged a protest outside the GHB office alleging that the BJP had plotted to befool the public. For all the latest Mumbai News, “A training course to improve the behavioral skills of taxi drivers will be conducted by MTDC.Dhende said there was a traffic jam on the road so he was trying to control the situation.

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