MS Dhoni shares a laugh with David Warner after SRH finally beat CSK

first_img commentary scorecard MS Dhoni shares a laugh with David Warner after SRH finally beat CSKSunrisers Hyderabad defeated Chennai Super Kings in Hyderabad on Wednesday to end their losing streak in IPL 2019. Rohan Sen HyderabadApril 18, 2019UPDATED: April 18, 2019 11:16 IST Dhoni has been frequently seen interacting with the opposition team players throughout this season (CSK Twitter Photo)HIGHLIGHTSDhoni interacted with David Warner, Vijay Shankar and Sandeep Sharma after the gameDhoni missed the game against SRH due to back spasm, Raina led in his absenceSunrisers Hyderabad (137/4) beat Chennai Super Kings (132/5) by 6 wicketsMahendra Singh Dhoni didn’t play the match against Sunrisers Hyderabad on Wednesday but he was very much a part of the post-game activities at the Rajiv Gandhi International stadium and was once again seen interacting with the opposition team players on the field once the home team completed their 6-wicket win over Chennai Super Kings.Dhoni shook hands with the SRH players after the match got over and was seen talking to David Warner, Vijay Shankar, Sandeep Sharma and had teammate Shardul Thakur amidst the discussions as well.Dhoni has been frequently seen interacting and chatting with the opposition team players throughout this season of the Indian Premier League.”#Thala at the epicentre of the huddle to discuss the #Yellove and much more about the game!,” Chennai Super Kings captioned the video which they posted on their social media accounts late on Wednesday night.#Thala at the epicentre of the huddle to discuss the #Yellove and much more about the game! #WhistlePodu #SRHvCSK pic.twitter.com/6OAq7IvipyChennai Super Kings (@ChennaiIPL) April 17, 2019Sunrisers Hyderabad completed a convincing win over Chennai Super Kings on their home ground to snap their three-match losing streak and climb up to sixth place in the points table with their fourth win from 8 games.The Super Kings were led by Suresh Raina in the absence of Dhoni, who missed the game with back spasm.”He (Dhoni) is feeling better. His back was stiff and might play the next game,” Raina said at the post-match presentation ceremony.advertisementThe short and sweet singa nadai as #Thala bids adieu to Hyderabad’s #yellove! #WhistlePodu #SRHvCSK pic.twitter.com/cO1lz2K4taChennai Super Kings (@ChennaiIPL) April 17, 2019The Super Kings were stopped at 132 for five after they opted to bat, and then, SRH chased down the target with 19 balls to spare.Before Wednesday, Chennai Super Kings had won 8 out of 10 IPL matches against Sunrisers Hyderabad. Last year, CSK had won all their 4 matches vs SRH including the final thanks to a Shane Watson hundred.Also Read | Warner, Bairstow and Rashid script rare SRH victory over Dhoni-less CSKAlso Read | A sweet moment in Hyderabad brings a smile on David Warner’s faceAlso Read | SRH vs CSK Highlights, IPL 2019For 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 byrohan sen Tags :Follow SRH vs CSKFollow IPL 2019Follow MS DhoniFollow David Warner graphscenter_img view more view less No data available! advertisementlast_img read more

Passport to dignity that schools represent may expire fast without emergency funding

The agency’s 711 schools, providing free basic education for Palestinian refugee children in the West Bank – including East Jerusalem – Gaza, Jordan, Lebanon and Syria – will open as planned in September.UNRWA operations have been hit hard by the United States decision at the beginning of the year to cut back its funding of the Agency by around $300 million. It constituted the largest ever reduction in funding in UNRWA’s history, leading to a severe financial crisis which threatened the existence of many of its critical assistance programmes; forcing cutbacks to its cash-for-work activities; and limiting the provision of assistance to only the most vulnerable. For Palestinians an education is a passport to dignity. This is not a good outcome, but it’s the best possible outcome – Chris Gunness, UNRWASince then, UNRWA has mobilised $238 million of additional funding from around the globe, but the money received so far only covers the Agency’s services until the end of September. Another $217 million is still needed to ensure that the schools stay open until the end of the year.Speaking to UN News on Thursday, UNRWA spokesperson Chris Gunness said that, despite the shortfall, the Agency felt obliged to open the schools on time: “For Palestinians an education is a passport to dignity. This is not a good outcome, but it’s the best possible outcome because the alternative would have been terrible, particularly for the next generation of Palestine refugees,” he said. “We are doing everything in our power to work with the donor community to ensure that we can implement and honour our historic mandate and mission,” added Mr. Gunness. A meeting of UNRWA’s Advisory Commission in Amman, Jordan, on Thursday was called to discuss ways to secure the resources needed to keep the schools running.Pierre Krähenbühl, Commissioner-General of the Agency, underlined the risks to regional stability posed by school closures and the importance of providing schooling for affected children, saying that “it is crucial to protect the fundamental right to education for Palestine refugee girls and boys, and the community’s unwavering attachment to learning and the development of skills.”Mr Krähenbühl called on Member States that have pledged funds, to transfer them as soon as possible, and for others to consider joining the effort to preserve UNRWA’s vital services to a very anxious Palestine Refugee community. read more