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Sethi reminds us gently,Five is not a great numberis it? then it will be difficult for the visiting teams to win Tests here.But again it is a long session For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsBy: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published: July 8 2016 10:26 am Sourav Ganguly turns 44 on Friday (Source: File) Top News Sourav Ganguly former captain who changed the Indian cricket’s mindset and turned around India’s poor away record turned 44 on Friday Ganguly fondly called as Dad received plenty of wishes from cricketers along with other famous personalities on Twitter on his 44th birthday Here’a a look at who said what about ‘Prince of Kolkata’ on ‘D Day’ HappyBirthdayDada @SGanguly99 May you keep on helping India wave our flag highjust like u waved ur shirt at Lords pictwittercom/2ohxDlIKT5 — Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) 8 July 2016 Birthday greetings to @SGanguly99 Wish you all the success and happiness in life — Mamata Banerjee (@MamataOfficial) 8 July 2016 Wishing Indian cricket’s biggest Dada @SGanguly99 a very happy birthday — Vikrant Gupta (@vikrantgupta73) 8 July 2016 A very happy birthday to a giant of Indian cricket @SGanguly99 — Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) 8 July 2016 A little birthday note for @SGanguly99 who I have had the pleasure ot following all through his career http://s.tco/8BXbgT0RSw — Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) 8 July 2016 Happy birthday @SGanguly99 May the almighty shower lots of love and blessings — Anil Kumble (@anilkumble1074) 8 July 2016 For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsA man remains the same only his time changes: Ravindra Jadeja Around two years ago two men who were once mainstays of the Indian Test team Jadeja and Cheteshwar Pujara were actually fighting to maintain their relevance Jadeja had in fact completely lost his place in the Test side and then found himself out of the ODI team too Likewise Pujara’s fortunes were endlessly oscillating after a loss of form and stiffcompetition from Rohit Sharma Ravindra Jadeja (left) and Cheteshwar Pujara Fast-forward to 2017 Times have changed for the two Saurashtra boys and how One is the number one bowler in Tests while the other is the number two batsman in the world Pujaraand Jadeja’s metamorphosis has been fascinating and a lot of credit goes to domestic cricket for their transformation It was in the 2015/16 Ranji Trophy that Jadeja version 20 was unloaded while the 2016 Duleep Trophy unleashed a more confident Pujara Jadeja lost his Test place after the 2014 Manchester game in England and it was through his Ranji Trophy performances —where he scalped a staggering 38 wickets from four matches with five six-fors and three half-centuries — that he smashed open the selection door after 14 months in obscurity His Manchester ousting instilled a lot of gremlins inside his mind He needed to get rid of them somehow So there was a complete cricket shut-off from the system for around three months He spent time with his horses in his farm house and his friends to get refreshed The South Africa series was around the corner and fortunately for him the Ranji season provided a lifeline He warmed up for it by playing district level matches And then started off in blistering fashion with 24 wickets in two Ranji matches There was no way he could be ignored for the South Africa Tests The momentum continued in the next two matches where he scalped 14 more wickets "No doubt I worked hard at the ground but a lot of things were timed to perfection The Ranji Trophy started with the SA series being round the corner So it all fell into place for me" Jadeja said during the 2015-16 South Africa series "Sometimes it so happens that you have to wait for five-six months to prove yourself and get back into the (national) side So I would say that I was lucky that things fell into place for me at the start of the season itself" Jadeja told BCCITv "Without a doubt the domestic season was a blessing in disguise for him Without those 38 wickets on what basis India would have picked him He would have gotten into the team again but it would have taken him long” Saurashtra coach Sitanshu Kotak tells Firstpost Those four Ranji games provided a springboard for revival and Jadeja hasn’t looked back since becoming almost a completely different bowler He has taken 142 wickets in first-class cricket —the most by any player Ravindra Jadeja’s First-class record "There comes a turning point in everybody’s life and those four games where he took 38 wickets for Saurashtra was his (Jadeja’s) turning point" Saurashtra bowling coach Niraj Odedra tells Firstpost "After those wickets in Ranji Trophy he grew stronger mentally and performed a bit of self-analysis It was about good things but more than that it was about how you can repeat those good things If he took five wickets he wanted to do it again Every time he used to bowl a good ball he used to think about it going back to the run-up thinking what have hedone right so that hecan repeat it again That made him so so accurate" Niraj adds What also helped Jadeja in his comeback trail were the turning pitches that Saurashtra prepared with spin being their strength "We were planning for the team and the kind of wicket to prepare I knew that the tracks which we are getting in the Test matches a similar sort of wickets we needed to produce at Rajkot and win the games for the team” says Kotak "We have other spinners also but Jadeja was the main focus because on a turning track he is probably the best bowler in India I said to him you will be with the Saurashtra team for a maximum of three to four matches So give your best and I am sure you will get picked for India He said ‘we will see Kotak bhai but I have to perform and give my best’" he adds Turning tracks is one thing but the ability to utilise those to good effect is another Saurashtra copped a lot of criticism for preparing spinning tracks but it was Jadeja’s X-factor that set him apart "There was a lot of criticism that ‘Arey turning wickets pe itni wickets le ke aadmi team me aa gaya to kya fayda’ (What’s the use of getting in national side via scalping wickets on turners) I said at that time India too play on turning pitches and take my word he will be the highest wicket taker" Kotak says "Both teams play on the same wicket with three spinners each Why no one was getting even 10 wickets and Jadeja was getting 38 wickets" Kotak adds "Saurashtra had prepared the spinning tracks which were criticised before but now these are the guys (Pujara and Jadeja) who have given the best performances for the Indian cricket team The challenging wickets that have been provided have helped them in Tests" Saurashtra captain Jaydev Shah tells Firstpost Jadeja was relentless in those Ranji games He bowled long unbroken spells and the accuracy and control which had gone missing were back again He had rediscovered his mojo "He just said I will bowl from one end throughout get them all out and we will win Even when the captain asked whether he needs rest He said ‘No I don’t’" Kotak says "After those Ranji Trophy games his confidence went up People started looking him in a different way He got his image back" Kotak adds Similar was the case with Pujara where domestic cricket came to the rescue From being someone touted as the cornerstone of the Indian batting line-up once christened the next ‘Wall’ to fighting for his place in the starting XI Pujara’s career had stalled slightly The slide started from the 2013/14 New Zealand tour and in the next 30 innings he averaged a mediocre 3075 As the form dwindled the approach seemed to change He started going into his shell quite often He struggled on the 2016 West Indies tour and was even dropped forthe Gros Islet Test The lack of confidence was palpable and insecurity seemed to be lingering inside But then he went back to familiar territory —the domestic circuit The Duleep Trophy set up a perfect platform for warming up for the long home season Playing for India Blue he scored 166 against India Green and an unbeaten 256 against India Red The approach had changed It was a free-flowing Pujara on display as he scored at strike-rates of 5928 (166 off 280) and 7052 (256 off 363) Those two innings proved crucial in revitalising his career He not only sealed his spot in the national side again but has been on a roll since then amassing 1259 runs at 6626 in the 2016-17 season "I would agree to the fact that the Duleep Trophy double century was a sort of an innings that I needed before the start of a Test series Actually the 166 that I scored in my first game of the tournament was the turning point That innings brought in me the confidence" Pujara told BCCITv last year "I did get disappointed but I never let my confidence get down I knew it was just a matter of time I am in a positive frame of mind after the Duleep Trophy Those runs will definitely help me in the upcoming series against New Zealand I don’t think I need to worry much about my batting now I just need to stay focussed" he added The team management had advised Pujara to change his approach and intent and the Duleep Trophy provided him the stage to embed those changes From struggling to convert starts he was back to hitting ‘Daddy Hundreds’ "He was aware that people wanted him to play a bit more aggressively I haven’t spoken to him but I am sure it was at the back of his mind that he wanted to score runs quickly and that reflected in his innings in Duleep Trophy Obviously it (Duleep Trophy) helped" says Kotak "I don’t think Pujara went out of the Indian side for too long But whenever you are a little bit out of form you need a good innings to get back into the groove Sometimes if you have important matches like the Duleep Trophy and you score hundreds or the innings he played in 2017 Irani Trophy with Saha to win Rest of India the game matches like that give you a lot of confidence I always feel that whenever Test players are not playing for the country they should always play First-class cricket It helps hugely Because someone who is playing a Test after scoring a double hundred his frame of mind and confidence is different" Kotak adds Pujara is one of the best players of spin bowling and it is playing on challenging tracks over the years that has acted as catalyst in his improvement Even Jadeja’s batting has improved Not just Pujara and Jadeja Wriddhiman Saha also benefitted from domestic cricket as the 2017 Irani Trophy helped him get into the groove after an injury lay-off A fantastic double hundred (202*) including a marathon 316-run unbeaten stand with Pujara (116*) helped Rest of India chase down 379 against Gujarat However it’s not just one-way traffic It’s the importance that both Pujara and Jadeja give to domestic cricket that matters too It’s their respect for the domestic structure that has held them in good stead "I’ll be honest with you —Jadeja and Pujara — they give so much importance to domestic cricket that whenever they are available they never say no All we have to do is let them know this is what the games and dates are and if they are available and not on national duty they are ready to play It’s not like the earlier days when people didn’t use to give much importance to domestic games" says Niraj "Some players take it a bit easy (at the domestic level) get a bit relaxed But these two be it any game they play with the same intensity I see them diving around I see them trying their best Their involvement in the game is just the same as they do for the Indian team It is unbelievable commitment" Kotak adds The Saurashtra team management too has had a role to play in Pujara and Jadeja’s reinvigoration Niraj Sitanshu used to sit down with Jadeja in the evenings after the match and provide much-needed motivation "When Ranji Trophy camp started in Rajkot I spoke to our coach Sitanshu Kotak on what to do He also did some planning for me we interacted a lot as he knows me from my U-14 days He knows my strengths and which areas I should work on Rajkot’s home advantage also worked" Jadeja saidback in 2015 Sometimes after being away from the state team for a long time a player might need time to adjust again However he may feel at ease too considering that you are back in your own territory In the case of Jadeja and Pujara the coaching staff made them feel comfortable and at home "When he was getting those wickets (in Ranji) all I did was just encourage him Sometimes these experienced players don’t need advice they need encouragement and that’s what we did" says Neeraj And then they employed unique ways to motivate the duo "If you let them play as a normal player and you say ‘ok you are dropped so try and perform’ then it will be hard to motivate" says Kotak "But if you start giving them responsibility as a coach like I said to Jadeja: this is what you can do this is what team expects from you and the team looks up to you And if you perform you are going to be with us only for a little while If you make him understand that your three or four games here can change the future of the whole team and a lot of youngsters will get opportunities then he will have some aim If you don’t have any aim then it is hard to motivate My responsibility was to create such an environment" Kotak adds After the struggle Pujara and Jadeja are back to where they belong but as much improved cricketers And domestic cricket has had a huge role to play in their resurgence After the 3rd Test in Ranchi India captain Virat Kohli described Jadeja as outstanding and Pujara as priceless Rahul Dravid once said it was domestic cricket that made him the cricketer he was Pujara and Jadeja can say it has made them the players they once were And all of India can be grateful for that With stat inputs from Sampath Bandarupalli and Umang Pabari A French court on Monday found IMF head Christine Lagarde guilty of negligence over a massive state payout to a tycoon when she was French finance minister but spared her a fine or prison sentence The ruling was a rare setback in Lagarde’s glittering career but it was not clear how it would affect her position at the International Monetary Fund whose board was to meet in Washington to discuss the court’s decision A special court in Paris found against Lagarde over her handling of a dispute between the state and flamboyant businessman Bernard Tapie which ended in a 404-million-euro ($422 million) award for Tapie The court rapped Lagarde for failing to contest the massive payment which was linked to Tapie’s sale of the Adidas sportswear brand to Credit Lyonnaise bank Crucially however the Paris court exempted her from any penalty citing her "international reputation" and the fact that at the time of the events in 2008 she had been busy fighting a global financial inferno IMF chief Christine Lagarde AFP The high-flying 60-year-old former corporate lawyer became the first female IMF chief in 2011 succeeding her disgraced compatriot Dominique Strauss-Kahn She was not in the Paris court for the ruling Her lawyer Patrick Maisonneuve told reporters she was in Washington for "professional reasons" He welcomed the absence of a sentence but said he "would have preferred that she be cleared outright" The French government expressed continued support for Lagarde saying it "retained its utmost confidence in her capacity to carry out her responsibilities" Fraudulent payment Lagarde was tried over her decision to allow the long-running dispute over Tapie’s sale of Adidas to be resolved by a private arbitration panel instead of by the courts The court cleared her of negligence over that decision but upheld the charge over her failure to contest the staggering amount of the resulting award An investigation later showed the arbitration to be fraudulent Tapie who was later ordered to pay back the money is among six people charged with fraud in a separate criminal case along with the boss of Orange telecoms company Stephane Richard a former aide to Lagarde Lagarde’s case was heard by the Court of Justice of the Republic — a tribunal of judges and members of parliament that hears cases against ministers accused of wrongdoing in office The punishment for negligence theoretically carried a one-year prison sentence and a 15000-euro ($15676) fine Lagarde told the court during her five-day trial last week she had acted in good faith "My sole aim was to defend the general interest" she said The court noted however that her inaction allowed Tapie and his wife to pocket 45 million euros in "moral damages" for alleged emotional harm — a sum included in the arbitration award ‘Testing’ times Lagarde’s voice cracked with emotion as she said on Friday that the case had put her family — she is the mother of two sons — through a "testing" time Prosecutor Jean-Claude Marin had described the evidence as "very weak" and said he was opposed to a guilty finding Coming in the middle of the global financial crisis the payout to Tapie a supporter of Lagarde’s then boss ex-president Nicolas Sarkozy caused shock in France Tapie had sold Adidas to Credit Lyonnais for the equivalent of 3155 million euros in 1993 The bank sold it on the following year for 701 million euros prompting claims from Tapie that he had been cheated Lagarde who was a relative newcomer to government at the time told the court she had been busy with the financial crisis and that the arbitration process was "not a priority" at the time "The risk of fraud completely escaped me" she said Lagarde has won plaudits for her performance as IMF managing director and has been a key player in bailout negotiations for Greece She has also worked to reform the US- and Europe-dominated institution to reflect China’s growing global leverage Her trial landed the IMF back in the headlines for alleged wrongdoing by its bosses five years after Lagarde was chosen to succeed Strauss-Kahn when he resigned to fight sexual assault charges His case was later dropped and a civil case was settled out of court Another former IMF head Rodrigo Rato of Spain is currently standing trial on charges of misusing funds when he was head of Spanish lender Bankia Lagarde began her second term at the IMF in Julyhave got statements that corroborate the victim?

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