Virat Kohli isn’t scared of losing: Gambhir Gambhir heapes rich praise on India captain

first_img Indo-Asian News Service PuneOctober 13, 2019UPDATED: October 13, 2019 18:11 IST Virat Kohli led India to a record 11th series win at home on Sunday beating South Africa in Pune Test. (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSGautam Gambhir said that Virat Kohli has a tendency to go for wins in Test matchesKohli led India to a record 11th series win at home on Sunday beating South Africa by an innings and 137 runsSince Virat Kohli took over the Test captaincy in 2014, India have lost only two seriesFormer batsman Gautam Gambhir said that the Indian captain Virat Kohli’s tendency to go for wins in Test matches without being afraid of a loss is what sets him apart from his predecessors.Kohli led India to a record 11th series win at home on Sunday beating South Africa by an innings and 137 runs in Pune.”If you are scared of losing, you will never win and probably that’s the biggest plus he has, he isn’t scared of losing,” Gambhir said on Cricket Live exclusively for Star Sports.Since Kohli took over the Test captaincy in 2014, India have lost only two series. One was in their 2017/18 tour of South Africa, while the other came in England in 2018. This year, they have won series in Australia and the West Indies.”We talk about Sourav Ganguly, Rahul Dravid and MS Dhoni, but what Virat has created, India has started winning overseas as well,” said Gambhir.”He’s taken that risk, which a lot of other captains have not been able to take. The others always wanted an extra batter so that he they don’t lose the test match. Whereas, Virat is the only captain who has gone abroad and played with five bowlers, with Hardik Pandya being an all-rounder.Gambhir gave the example of the last Test match in India’s tour of South Africa which the former won on a treacherous pitch at the Wanderers. “There was Hardik Pandya and four other fast bowlers. He has taken that gamble and he has succeeded,” he said.advertisementAlso Read | Pune Test: Virat Kohli, Mayank Agarwal and bowlers star in India’s biggest win over South AfricaAlso Read | Virat Kohli betters MS Dhoni record with 30 wins in 50 Tests as captainAlso Read | If you plan to bat 5 sessions, the double hundred will come: Virat Kohli unveils mindset behind epic 254*Also 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 bySaurabh Kumar Tags :Follow Virat KohliFollow Gautam Gambhir Virat Kohli isn’t scared of losing: Gambhir Gambhir heapes rich praise on India captainIndia have won 30 out of 50 Test matches with Virat Kohli at the helm, with a winning percentage of over 50. Virat had taken over as full-time Test captain in 2014.advertisement Nextlast_img read more

Canadian consumers more in the dark than US counterparts about Equifax hack

TORONTO — Canadians who are worried they might be victims of the Equifax Inc. hack say they are being treated as an afterthought in the wake of one of the largest online data breaches in history.The company has provided consumers in the U.S. with a website that shows whether they are at risk of identity theft and is allowing them to monitor their files for free for one year.But the online database does not provide Canadians with accurate information because it is based on U.S. social security numbers. The Equifax Canada website says it costs $19.95 per month for the same monitoring service.Toronto lawyer Frances Macklin said she is frustrated that Canadians are being treated worse than their U.S. counterparts and questioned why there isn’t a dedicated portal for consumers north of the border.“We’re equally affected. Just because I don’t have a social security number, I don’t get access to information,” said the partner at Gowlings law firm. “I’m completely bewildered by that.”Equifax Inc. said last Thursday that a security breach occurred over the summer that compromised the private information of up to 143 million Americans, along with an undisclosed number of Canadians.But the company has not provided further details, including how many Canadians may have been exposed. Equifax Canada did not immediately respond to requests for comment.However, Equifax Canada’s customer service agents have told callers that only Canadians who have had dealings in the United States are likely to have had their information compromised in the data breach.The credit monitoring company’s call centre staff said that Canadians who have Equifax accounts in the U.S. could be at risk of having their data compromised, such as those who have lived, worked or applied for credit south of the border.Equifax Canada’s website says that “only a limited number of Canadians may have been affected” and it is working to find out how many.It adds that personal information that may have been breached includes names, address and Social Insurance Number and “the breach is contained.”Robert Johnson, lead plaintiff in a proposed class action lawsuit against Equifax Canada filed in Saskatchewan, said he is upset that Canadians have only been told that a limited number have been compromised.The Regina business analyst said he trusted them with his personal information and does not understand why it is taking so long to provide more information about the hack, which was discovered on July 29.Communications expert Warren Weeks believes Equifax could not have handled this issue in a worse way.“We’re talking about the gateway to all of your financial information in your life,” said Weeks, who is the principal of communication firm Weeks Media Group.“And Canadians, in specific, don’t know if they’ve been targeted or not or they’ve been impacted or not? I think in 2017, that’s unacceptable.” read more