India vice-captain Rohit Sharma revealed a chat with Yuvraj Singh that put him at ease about his batting form in the lead up to ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.Rohit said he discussed his form in Indian Premeir League (IPL) 2019 with Mumbai Indians and former India teammate, Yuvraj after going through a dry spell in the T20 league. Rohit said he approached Yuvraj after he felt he was not getting enough runs despite doing everything right.Rohit struggled to convert his starts into big scores in IPL 2019 but the India opener has arguably been in the form of his life in World Cup 2019. Rohit became the first batsman in the history of the sport to hit 5 hundreds in a single World Cup edition when he scored his tihrd straight ton in India’s 7-wicket win over Sri Lanka in their final group-stage match on Saturday.Revealing that Yuvraj Singh had discussed the importacne of being in a good space in the World Cup, Rohit said: “I was not getting big runs. So we always talk about the game, about life. I mean, he’s like a big brother to me.”So he said when it matters you will do it. I guess probably he was talking about the World Cup,”He was in a similar phase in 2011 before the World Cup, was not getting enough, like, not getting enough runs. So what he told me was to just be in good space. And that’s what he did, that’s why he was so successful at that World Cup. So that is the chat we had,” he said.advertisementNot worried about records, I am here to lift the World Cup: Rohit SharmaRohit is the leading the batting charts at ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 with 647 runs from 8 matches. The India opener is on the verge of breaking Sachin Tendulkar’s record (672) for the most runs in a single edition of the World Cup. Rohit also needs 1 more hundred to go past the batting great in the list of most hundreds in World Cups.Nonetheless, Rohit said he is not worried about the numbers but is focussed on getting the job done for his team. The vice-captain said the records will not even matter if India don’t go on to win the World Cup.”See, I’m not here for records. I’m here to play cricket. I’m here to play and score runs and lift the cup. That is what I’m here for. I’m not looking at all those things at all, honestly,” Rohit added.”If we win the World Cup then probably I would (rate this as the biggest moment in career). If not, then I can’t, because eventually winning the cup — winning the game is important, no matter how many runs you score or how many wickets you take.”For us, as cricketers, it’s important to get the job done, because we all have been looking for this World Cup, which comes four years.”You have to wait four years for this. Eventually the job for us is to go and win the finals, the semifinals before that, yes. But as long as that is not accomplished, no matter how many runs you score in the tournament or how many hundreds you get, you won’t feel satisfied.”Rohit has not been getting the daddy hundreds that he is known for. While he has scored 3 hundreds on the trot, the scores read 102, 103 and 104.Asked if not being able to convert the hundreds into big knocks, Rohit said: “Personally, I was disappointed because after a hundred, I’ve said it many times, you can’t — bowlers can really get you out; it’s your mistake that can cost you your wicket at that point.”I was disappointed with that, the three hundred, the last three hundreds I got, I couldn’t go on to bat as deep as I could. But I would take that hundred. And the only reason I say that is because eventually we won the game, except one against England which I think we came pretty close as well. We lost by 25 runs, I think.”But, yes, my aim and goal is always to bat as deep as I can, because after a hundred, it’s your mistake that can cost you your wicket. That is what I have felt always. And, yeah, little disappointed with that, but I’ll make sure if, come the semis, if I’m in that situation I wouldn’t just let it go like that,” Rohit added.Also Read | World Cup 2019 semi-finals line-up: India to play New Zealand after topping league stageAlso Read | Didn’t expect this kind of scoreline heading into the semis, says Virat KohliAlso Read | Rohit Sharma at candid best after journalist asks him about MS Dhoni birthday plansadvertisement
“Indeed, myself and Minister without portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation Hon. Dr. Horace Chang, have been working very hard to ensure that we can start the work in short order,” he said. The new route is expected to start at Ironshore, which is three to four kilometers from the Sangster International Airport, and will bypass the city centre and Sam Sharpe Square. Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, says the Montego Bay bypass will become a reality.Mr. Holness, who was responding to concerns raised by Montego Bay Chamber President, T’Shura Gibbs, at the opening of the inaugural Build Expo and Conference 2017 at the Montego Bay Convention Centre in St. James on June 9, said he has taken an active interest in the matter.“Indeed, myself and Minister without portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation Hon. Dr. Horace Chang, have been working very hard to ensure that we can start the work in short order,” he said.“Minister Chang has just returned from China, where he has been trying to secure the financing to do the bypass,” he pointed out.The Prime Minister said it is clear that Montego Bay, which is a major economic hub, needs a bypass to address severe traffic congestion.“We acknowledge and we agree that it is now a problem. We expect that building the bypass road will free up Montego Bay and make it far more easier for citizens to navigate the city, and also open up new corridors for residential and commercial buildings,” he added.The Government has committed to building the bypass at an estimated cost of US$200 million.The Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce and other lobby groups have been pushing for the bypass/ring road.In an earlier submission, Immediate Past President of the Chamber, Gloria Henry, said the bypass will provide an alternative route for access to Sangster International Airport and for the over three million tourists that come through the airport annually.“It will divert the commercial traffic thus allowing more efficient movement in and around the city,” she noted.The new route is expected to start at Ironshore, which is three to four kilometers from the Sangster International Airport, and will bypass the city centre and Sam Sharpe Square.Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness (right) engages in light discussion with Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Karl Samuda (left); and Chairman of Build Expo and Conference 2017, Dwight Crawford, at the opening of the event at the Montego Bay Convention Centre in St. James on June 9. Story Highlights Mr. Holness, who was responding to concerns raised by Montego Bay Chamber President, T’Shura Gibbs, at the opening of the inaugural Build Expo and Conference 2017 at the Montego Bay Convention Centre in St. James on June 9, said he has taken an active interest in the matter.
zoomLNG Carrier construction at DSME; Image Courtesy: Wikimedia Commons/Towel401 under public domain license South Korean shipbuilding giant Hyundai Heavy Industries Group has exceeded its orderbook goal for this year before the year ended.Namely, the orderbook value of the world’s largest shipbuilder reached USD 13.3 billion with the latest USD 53 million deal for two 2,800 tonne frigates with Korea’s Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA), thus exceeding the set goal of USD 13.2 billion at the beginning of this year.Hyundai’s orderbook for this year is comprised of a total of 153 vessels, including 56 oil tankers, 50 containerships, 40 gas carriers, including 25 LNG carriers and 15 LPG carriers, followed by 4 bulkers, 2 frigates and one car ferry.Following a challenging period for the shipbuilding industry two years ago, South Korean Big Three shipbuilders set bullish expectations for 2018 amid anticipated market recovery. HHI pushed its value intake expectations by 76 percent when compared to 2017 figures that stood at USD 10 billion worth of orders.This was a very fruitful year for Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) as well. Namely, DSME had set sights on USD 7.3 billion orderbook value. As disclosed by the company, DSME’s orderbook counts 45 vessels worth about USD 6.58 billion.Related: DSME Tied to Another LNG Carrier OrderFinally, Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI), which was last reported to be targeting USD 7.7 billion worth of orders, seems to be lagging behind its competitors. Even though orders were pouring in over the past quarter, the shipbuilder has not yet met its sales target. The company’s newbuilding tally currently stands at 45 vessels, worth 5.5 billion USD. These include 14 LNG carriers, 13 containerships, 15 tankers, and 3 special purpose ships.World Maritime News Staff