Watch MS Dhoni and Harbhajan Singh’s fun banter ahead of India-Pakistan clash

first_img Next India Today Web Desk ManchesterJune 15, 2019UPDATED: June 15, 2019 18:23 IST MS Dhoni made a guest appearance during Harbhajan Singh’s interview with India Today (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSMS Dhoni shared a fun banter with Harbhajan Singh at the Old Trafford groundTeam India are getting ready to face arch-rivals Pakistan in their fourth game in World Cup 2019India have a 6-0 head-to-head advantage over Pakistan in the World CupHarbhajan Singh and Mahendra Singh Dhoni shared a fun moment on the sidelines of the ground in Manchester on Saturday Indian players practiced hard for the upcoming mega-clash against Pakistan in the World Cup 2019 on Sunday (June 16).Harbhajan Singh, who is in England as part of the TV commentators’ panel, was giving an interview to India Today’s Vikrant Gupta about the match between India and Pakistan when he saw Dhoni walking by.Dhoni to Harbhajan as he walked by and the two had a brief banter with Harbhajan telling Dhoni that next year he could be a father once again.India and Pakistan are going to face off in the World Cup for the 7th time on Sunday with the Men in Blue holding a 6-0 advantage over their arch rivals. But rain looms large over the big-ticket match as weather forecast doesn’t look too good for Sunday.”I have been at the stadium for quite some time. There are a few wet patches but not a lot of them. I expect a full 50-over match tomorrow. However, if it rains then it depends on how much because the drainage at Old Trafford is not that great. This is a sand-based ground. If it rains, then it doesn’t soak in.”If a 50-over match happens, India can’t be beaten. Team is in good shape. They are feeling great, the mod in the camp is high and I just spoke to the players. They are looking very relaxed,” Harbhajan Singh told India Today.advertisementLooking at the conditions in Old Trafford and the weather forecast for Sunday, Harbhajan also feels that India might look to play an extra seamer in Mohammed Shami in place of chinaman Kuldeep Yadav.”We have been talking a lot about the match, building it up. The excitement is high because heroes can be made during India-Pakistan matches but these guys seem to be very relaxed. That’s a good thing. They are taking it like any other game. We know they are a confident, solid team. Let’s pray we get a 50-over game. I think the World Cup starts for India from tomorrow.”Kuldeep Yadav might not play and Shami might play. We are hearing such things. Vijay Shankar should play at No.4. Keeping in mind the wicket and the conditions, Mohammed Shami will get an opportunity to play. Playing 2 spinners might not work because Pakistan are good players of spin as well.”Vijay Shankar should play at No.4. Keeping in mind the wicket and the conditions, Mohammed Shami will get an opportunity to play. Playing 2 spinners might not work because Pakistan are good players of spin as well,” Harbhajan Sing said.Also Read | Rishabh Pant arrives in Manchester, shares a smile with Chacha ChicagoAlso Read | India vs Pakistan in World Cup: Recapping 6 Indian victories from 1992-2015Also Read | World Cup 2019: India won’t be overconfident because of 6-0 record vs Pakistan, says Sachin TendulkarAlso Read | India vs Pakistan: Rishabh Pant trains with MS Dhoni ahead of blockbuster World Cup clashFor 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 byrohan sen Tags :Follow MS DhoniFollow Virat KohliFollow India vs PakistanFollow World Cup 2019 Watch MS Dhoni and Harbhajan Singh’s fun banter ahead of India-Pakistan clashHarbhajan Singh, who is in England as part of the TV commentators’ panel, was giving an interview to India Today about the match between India and Pakistan when he saw MS Dhoni walking by.advertisementlast_img read more

Royal Caribbean’s Q1 Profit Beats Forecast

first_imgzoom New York-listed cruise line company Royal Caribbean Cruises reported adjusted first quarter earnings worth USD 124 million or USD 0.57 per share –nearly tripling last year’s results that stood at USD 45.2 million and almost doubling previously provided guidance, the company said.US GAAP net income was USD 99.1 million or USD 0.46 per share, versus USD 45.2 million or USD 0.20 per share in 2015, beating projected earnings of 32 cents per share from the Wall Street.Strong close-in demand on Caribbean sailings and better onboard revenue are said to have driven the improvement in net yields which were up 7% on a constant-currency basis, 300 basis points better than guidance.As a result, the company increased its outlook for the full year raising its full year earnings guidance by USD 0.25 per share to USD 6.15 to USD 6.35, with net yields expected to increase 2.5% to 4.0%.“What an exciting quarter in an exciting year,” said Richard D. Fain, chairman and chief executive officer. “Our brands continue to excel and produce gratifying results. This year’s performance further solidifies our base for the Double-Double.”The company continues to implement its USD 500 million share repurchase program and has repurchased USD 450 million worth of shares.In terms of demand, overall, RCL said that its booked position remains strong, similar to last year’s record high levels.However, China is a closer-in booking environment making it harder to compare positions. Excluding China bookings, the company’s booked position is well ahead of last year’s, RCL added.In addition, the cruise liner explained that strong first quarter revenue results, combined with strong demand trends for North American products is more than offsetting weaker demand for Mediterranean sailings from the North American consumer.“The first quarter has given our year momentum, which is more than offsetting some headwinds from the Mediterranean,” said Jason T. Liberty, chief financial officer. “This performance is positioning us for the highest earnings in company history.”last_img read more