I’m not hurt: Gautam Gambhir responds to Paddy Upton’s ‘most negative’ comment

first_img Indo-Asian News Service New DelhiMay 1, 2019UPDATED: May 1, 2019 14:02 IST Gambhir said that Upton could have highlighted other facets to the batsman (IANS Photo)HIGHLIGHTSIn his book ‘The Barefoot Coach’, Paddy Upton has written at length about mental conditioning of sportsmenAccording to Upton, Gautam Gambhir was riddled with insecurities, doubts and vulnerabilitiesGambhir in reply said that Upton could have highlighted other facets to the batsmanIn his just-released book ‘The Barefoot Coach’, Rajasthan Royals head coach Paddy Upton has written at length about mental conditioning of sportsmen and also pointed at how former India opener Gautam Gambhir was riddled with insecurities, doubts and vulnerabilities. He went on to add that the former Kolkata Knight Riders skipper was one of the most negative people he has worked with.Speaking to IANS on the way his image has been portrayed in the book, Gambhir said that while he has enjoyed every session he had with the former India mental conditioning coach, Upton could have highlighted other facets to the batsman rather than just pointing at his desire to raise the performance bar.”I don’t see anything sinister with what Paddy wrote. He is a top guy and I see this as his personal opinion. He just missed two important things: firstly, he didn’t state all the other facts and secondly, he failed to explain the perspective. Anyone would like to have a guy who is not satisfied with his current achievements. So in short, I wasn’t satisfied with a 100 and wanted to have more,” he said.Asked if Upton should have also highlighted the numerous achievements of Gambhir, including his match-winning knocks in the finals of the 2007 World T20 as well as the 2011 World Cup, Gambhir said: “Well, if Paddy chose to ignore my services for the country, I can’t comment on that. This is a question for him and not me. But I am not hurt, the facts are there for everyone to see and judge.”advertisementGambhir went on to further explain that as a sportsman, it is important that one strives to succeed and reach greater heights with every performance.”That is what a performing art like sport is all about. You want to strive for higher achievements. I think the late Sir Don Bradman would have liked to finish with an average of 100 plus, Sachin Tendulkar would have liked to win at least one more World Cup, etc. I am certain my dear friend Paddy won’t have termed these desires as “negative” or “weak”. To aspire to excel is the very basis of playing the sport for me and thank Heavens it never changed for me,” he explained.In his book, Upton wrote: “I did some of my best and least effective mental conditioning work with Gambhir, the International Test Cricketer of the Year in 2009. I worked with him up until that time, but I had little to do with him being named the world’s best cricketer.”Often, when I got onto the Indian team bus, Gautam would invite me to sit next to him. What followed was predictable: ‘Paddy, man, I know I just scored 100, but I should have got 200. I mishit too many balls, I struggled in the beginning, I hit the fielder too many times … It just wasn’t good enough. I need to sort things out.’ He would be in mental agony about losing his wicket and about needing to fix things. He was so riddled with insecurities, doubts and vulnerabilities. He was one of the most negative people I have ever worked with.”Also Read | Have only 1 voter ID, not two: Gautam Gambhir after AAP allegationsAlso Read | Why focus only on Rishabh Pant? I feel bad for Ambati Rayudu: Gautam GambhirFor 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 byAjay Tiwari I’m not hurt: Gautam Gambhir responds to Paddy Upton’s ‘most negative’ commentGautam Gambhir went on to further explain that as a sportsman, it is important that one strives to succeed and reach greater heights with every performanceadvertisementlast_img read more

Augustea Bunge Maritime Forms Joint Venture with York …

first_imgzoom Augustea Bunge Maritime Limited, a joint venture company of Augustea Atlantica S.p.A. and Bunge Limited , yesterday announced the formation of a new joint venture with York Capital Management. The new company, ABY Holding Limited, will operate an independent fleet of ocean-going dry-bulk vessels. The Malta-based venture intends to grow through the acquisition and chartering of modern ships.The ABY fleet currently includes two ships that are in-service, the ABML Eva (106kdwt, built in 2012) and the ABML Grace (172kdwt, built in 2002). ABY also owns three additional ships that are under construction at top Japanese shipyards. ABML will bring the combined expertise of its partners to the new venture, with Augustea providing technical management and a Bunge subsidiary providing advisory services.Koert Erhardt, Managing Director of ABML, will lead the joint venture and continue to build on the commercial success of ABML since its launch in 2011. The partnership with York will further the commercial goals of ABML by expanding the resources available to build a fleet of scale. Of the new partnership Mr. Erhardt said, “This is a truly unique opportunity to draw on the complementary resources and skill sets of Augustea, a world class ship owner, Bunge, a leading global agribusiness, and York, a top tier investment firm.”William Vrattos, Partner and Head of Global Credit at York Capital Management, said, “We are pleased to participate in this joint venture as we seek to gain further exposure to the compelling investment opportunities we see in the maritime shipping industry.”“This venture with York represents another exciting milestone in our more than 50 years of experience in deep-sea shipping,” said Raffaele Zagari, CEO of the Augustea Group. “ABY will continue to focus on acquiring first-class quality dry bulk tonnage while benefitting from the wide array of skills that our partners provide. This new partnership will help Augustea enhance its ability to provide first-class maritime services to its customers.”Giovanni Ravano, Managing Director of Ocean Freight and Global Logistics at Bunge Limited added, “Through these partnerships in vessel ownership, Bunge continues to expand in ocean freight and further develop our insights into the global supply chain, which is an integral part of our core business.” My location 此页面无法正确加载 Google 地图。您是否拥有此网站?确定 ABML, October 18, 2013 Print  Closelast_img read more