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    导出博客文章Aparna Popat (Nine-time national champion and Gopichands former teammate)I believe sometime in 2009 just after Saina Nehwal had turned into the toast of Indian badminton an event that both she and Gopi were attending in Mumbai had stretched close to 10:30pm, her bedtime. Deutschland Trikot Julian Draxler . All it took was one look from Gopi for Saina to promptly leave. Thats the kind of control he has always had over his players. He was very hard on himself as a player and is also tough on those who train under him. To perform at the highest level that kind of discipline is absolutely essential. Its more about understanding and knowing players needs than control. Hes very intelligent, astute and sharp and picks up stuff no one probably even noticed. Also, he never gave excuses after a loss - never blamed it on an injury or the conditions.Hes always ready to learn and never shies away from taking risks. Gopis passion and dedication towards the game is the same as it was during his playing days. So is the way he sets goals and plans towards them. He always did a little more and pushed a little harder than everyone else. If he lost he was probably a little more disappointed than everyone else. That little extra made all the difference.Sanjay Sharma (Former national champion, coach and co-author of Gopichands biography - Pullela Gopichand: The World Beneath His Feet)Simply put, hes the best coach in any sport that India has ever produced. Ive seen him as a player too when I was coaching the national side and his dedication and self-discipline hold true even today. I think one of his greatest contributions towards the sport has been to blood a fearless attitude among the players, training them in a way that it no longer matters who is on the other side of the net.He goes on diets along with players so that its easier for them to stick to it. For instance, a couple of years ago he asked Saina to stay away from pizza and ice-cream and he too did the same along with her for the six months. Even in PV Sindhus case, he too stayed away from the kinds of food he didnt want her to have, even choosing not to dine out, because she wasnt allowed to do so. Hes a hands-on coach who will do whatever it takes to make his players the best in the world.I think it was in 1994 after his knee surgery he was pretty much confined to the wheelchair for a while. Even then he didnt stay away from the sport. He would, sitting on the wheelchair, hit the shuttle on the wall, what we call wall practice. He asked Sindhu to do the same when she was injured last year. He asked her to get on the court, sit on a wheelchair and keep on hitting the shuttle at the wall so that she didnt lose touch of her strokes. He doesnt really allow anyone a peek into whats on his mind. He soft-spoken and will not argue if he differs with you but just put across his point and stick to his strategy. The fact that he left Prakash Padukones academy as a player and went on to play on his own at SAI, Bangalore before winning the All-England title takes a lot of guts and self-belief. I had major problems writing his biography because hes quite an introvert and wouldnt open up. The work which would have taken me no more than a year took one and a half years and at least seven weekends in Hyderabad. Making him talk is quite a task.K Srikanth (Trains under Gopichand and is currently ranked No 11 in the world)Training under Gopi sir has turned me into a much more aggressive player than I ever was or thought I could be. Even the person I am today is largely because of his presence in my life. Hes very particular about my food habits or what I do during my free time. When the news of Narsingh Yadavs food being spiked broke, he turned doubly cautious and would personally monitor the food and water that me and Sindhu were to have. I owe everything that I am to him. Deutschland Trikot Toni Kroos . William Carrier opened the scoring for Cape Breton (6-4-2), but Andrew Ryan tied the game and Brent Andrews put the Mooseheads (8-6-0) in front for good with a short-handed goal at 13:49 of the second period. Joshua Kimmich Trikot Damen .7 million, one-year contract, a raise of $2.2 million. Wieters had asked for $8.75 million and the Orioles had offered $6. . The deal is pending a physical, assistant general manager Bobby Evans said. Traded from Seattle to Baltimore on Aug. 30, Morse also can play first base and right field to give manager Bruce Bochy some flexibility in writing his lineup. Match factsJuly 21-25, 2016 Start time 1000 local (1400 GMT)Big PictureAjinkya Rahane has said it will be the key. R Ashwin has said this series will be all about it. West Indies coach Phil Simmons has said his side will harp on the word throughout the series. All signs so far point to a test of patience on what have become quintessential slow and low Caribbean pitches.The physicality of winning a Test in the West Indies, no matter how weak the regional Test side might have become, cannot be overstated. The outfields are heavy, which will mean a lot of running. Over the last 10 years, only Zimbabwe and the UAE have produced runs at a slower clip.This is an uneven contest with the best West Indies players not available through problems with the administration and other lucrative options available, the CPL in this case, which will clash with the Test series. As much as for the bowlers and the batsmen, this will be a test for the watching public of the Caribbean islands; many will be choosing between the modern stadiums sans the character of old hosting attritional Test cricket and the CPL matches full of life in the cooler and colourful evenings.If West Indies can manage to make time a factor with good attritional Test cricket, it could be a fascinating series. Make the Indian bowlers earn every wicket, make their batsmen go uneasy in an attempt to give the bowlers enough time, absorb the punches and land one when India leave themselves open in trying too hard. If it works in Antigua, in Jamaica they could even try to blindside India with a green seamer. At a time when West Indies, the World T20 champions, are on the mend in ODIs and have their own T20 party going on, the Test side will need to tell their fans why they should give them their patience.On the other end will be a side looking to break away from its limited ambition of the past. India have claimed they dont want to win series 1-0 anymore. They want to win every Test. Their captain has said he wont entertain tired bowlers in the final sessions of long days. Their new coach is an epitome of relentlessness. They wont be shy of sacrificing a batsman for an allrounder or a bowler in order to claim 20 wickets. From their two warm-up games in St Kitts, they have realised they will have to stretch every sinew to take 20 wickets: batsmen might have to score quicker, and bowlers will have to peg away for long hours.Form guideWest Indies DLLLL (last five completed matches, most recent first) ? India WWDWWIn the spotlightMan of World T20 final. Averages 44.69 in ODIs since 2013. Yet Marlon Samuels, the most experienced player in the squad, can be considered lucky to be in the playing party. He has gone 10 Test innings without reaching 20, has scored only two hundreds in the last three years, and has averaged 25.14 in the period. His career average of 33.53 is hardly justification for either his talent or persistence over 64 Tests. If Kemar Roachs dropping is anything to go by, West Indies selectors might be running out of patience and Samuels time. On him and Darren Bravo will rest the biggest responsibility for scoring runs.Im sure Ill have to be as boring as possible in terms of trying to plug away all day long. R Ashwin is not used to being boring. He has already bagged five Man-of-the-series awards in Tests, the joint most by an Indian. He takes a wicket every 52 balls - 46 at home, where he has been at his most effective. He takes a five-for every other Test. If West Indies do manage to hold India off,, Ashwin will have to show he can be boring and persistent and, every once in a while, magical. Deutschland Trikot Jerome Boateng. Team newsWest Indies will have one new opener, a new wicketkeeper, a new pace attack and a new spinner from the last time they played a Test. Five men from their last Test XI are not even in this 13-man squad. Expect a debut for Miguel Cummins, Rajendra Chandrika to open alongside Kraigg Brathwaite, and Devendra Bishoo and Shannon Gabriel to make comebacks.WestIndies (probable) 1 Kraigg Brathwaite, 2 Rajendra Chandrika, 3 Darren Bravo, 4 Marlon Samuels, 5 Jermaine Blackwood/ Leon Johnson/Roston Chase, 6 Carlos Brathwaite, 7 Shane Dowrich (wk), 8 Jason Holder (capt.), 9 Shanon Gabriel, 10 Miguel Cummins, 11 Devendra BishooIndia go in with a much more settled team; seven months since they last played a Test in a different continent. Nobody will bat an eyelid if they retain the XI. Kohli admitted it was a difficult choice to pick one out of Shikhar Dhawan and KL Rahul, although he hinted Dhawan might retain his place. With the pitch expected to be flat, India are likely to continue with five bowlers, but the decision will be whether that fifth bowler should be a spinner, a pure seamer or an allrounder. Kohli has been known to prefer Stuart Binny in the role outside India. Mohammed Shami, who has taken the new ball on each of the three occasions that India have bowled in the warm-ups, should walk right back into the XI after injury kept him out for most of 2015.India(probable): 1 Shikhar Dhawan, 2 M Vijay, 3 Cheteshwar Pujara, 4 Virat Kohli (capt.), 5 Ajinkya Rahane, 6 Wriddhiman Saha (wk), 7 Ravindra Jadeja/Stuart Binny, 8 R Ashwin, 9 Amit Mishra, 10 Ishant Sharma, 11 Mohammed ShamiPitch and conditionsThere was some grass on the surface, but it seemed dry underneath on the eve of the match. Kohli felt that the grass was only to hold the pitch together, and it would behave like an Indian track. The ball might not bounce much, with conditions favouring the batsmen initially.There have been brief, sharp showers on the days leading up to the Test, and more rain is forecast for days three and four. Its hurricane season all over the Caribbean, but Antigua is usually one of the drier islands.Stats and triviaIndia have played 27 limited-overs internationals since their last Test, in December last year. West Indies last played a Test in the first week of 2016, but have played only 13 other international matches since then.R Ashwin has 16 five-wicket hauls in his first 32 Tests, level with Clarrie Grimmett among spinners at the end of their 32nd Test.The five bowlers in the West Indies squad have a combined experience of 111 wickets. R Ashwin and Ishant Sharma have taken more by themselves.The Indian squad has scored 40 Test hundreds to West Indies 20.QuotesIm really happy to be back here. The atmosphere is really good, people like cricket, they support it. Im really excited to play a Test match here after so long. So is everyone else in the team. Virat Kohli on returning to West Indies for the Test seriesIts the first time Im involved in a series playing four Tests. I think the name of the game is recovery in between Test matches. Theres not much time either. Its not going to be easy. Its going to be tough for every member of the squad. West Indies captain Jason Holder on the importance of rest and recovery in a four-match Test series China Jerseys Cheap NFL Gear Cheap Jerseys Store Jerseys NFL China Cheap NFL Jerseys Camo China NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys Throwback ' ' '
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