India Today Web Desk New DelhiFebruary 16, 2019UPDATED: February 16, 2019 12:36 IST India vs Australia: Matthew Hayden enters Virender Sehwag’s babysitting ad saying, “Don’t consider the Australians as kids.”HIGHLIGHTSIndia vs Australia two-T20I series begins in Bengaluru on February 24Virender Sehwag had begun the promotional ad for the series with reference to the babysitting episode in AustraliaMatthew Hayden has now joined the advertisement warning Sehwag not to take the Aussies lightlyFormer Australia cricketer Matthew Hayden has now joined Virender Sehwag in the babysitting advertisement for the upcoming T20I and ODI series between India and Australia. The two-T20Is and five ODIs series will begin on February 24 at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru but ahead of the on-field battles, the promotions have all been over the infamous babysitting episode between Rishabh Pant and Tim Paine.Virender Sehwag began the babysitting commercial, where he can be seen with a bunch of kids wearing Australian jerseys, saying: “Jab hum Australia gaye the, toh unhone poocha tha babysitting karoge? Humne kahaa sabke sab aajaao. Zaroor karenge [When we had gone to Australia, they asked us, will you babysit? We said all of you come, we will surely do].”Hayden has responded to the ad and Sehwag on social media by saying, “Never take Aussie’s for a joke Viru Boy.”Now Hayden has joined Sehwag in a new commercial for the series. Sehwag begins the new commercial by bringing bottles of milk for the kids adorning Australian jerseys.He goes to one kid and says, “Beta aap bhi doodh pee lo, warna Kohli aa jayega [Son, you also have milk, otherwise Kohli will come]” and the kid has an expression of disdain.As Sehwag turnaround, a ball hits the bottles in hand and they all fall in the tray. Hayden then enters the ad beaming and says, “Viru Paaji, Australians ko bachcha mat samajhna!”I do not want to say ‘I told you so’ but guess what, I TOLD YOU SO, @virendersehwag!The Aussies are up for the #babysitting challenge from Feb 24 on Star Sports. #INDvAUS pic.twitter.com/46knNAenlBadvertisementMatthew Hayden AM (@HaydosTweets) February 16, 2019All the kids then begin smiling wide and clap along.This babysitting anecdote began during the third day of the Boxing Day Test, when Australian captain and wicketkeeper Paine asked Pant, who was batting then: “Do you babysit? I can take my wife to the movies while you watch the kids.”When Pant got the chance in the following innings, he referred to Paine as the “temporary captain” and mocked him from behind the stumps.During Indian team’s New Year meet with Australian Prime Minister, Pant was pictured with Paine’s wife Bonnie and his kids and the photograph posted by Bonnie went viral.The joke went so viral that during the Sydney Test in January, the Bharat Army even dedicated a song to Babysitter Pant.Pant even reacted to the advertisement on Twitter as he wrote, “Viru paaji showing me how to be better at cricket and babysitting an inspiration always!”The first T20I between India and Australia will be held on February 24 at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru. The second will take place on February 27 at the Y.S. Rajashekhar Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium in Visakhapatnam.The ODI series will begin on March 2 at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium in Hyderabad. Nagpur will host the second ODI on March 5 at the Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium.Ranchi’s JSCA International Stadium Complex will see the third ODI on March 8, followed by Mohali (March 10) and Delhi (March 13).Also Read | Will try to be more expressive with the ball vs Australia: Vijay ShankarAlso Read | Never thought I will get an opportunity to play for India so soon: Mayank MarkandeAlso Read | Want to give Rishabh Pant a few ODIs before taking final call on World Cup: MSK PrasadAlso Read | Virat Kohli returns to lead India in T20Is and ODIs vs AustraliaFor 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 Tags :Follow Matthew HaydenFollow Virender SehwagFollow Babysitting adFollow India vs Australia Matthew Hayden joins Sehwag in babysitting ad: Australians ko baccha mat samajhnaIndia vs Australia: Matthew Hayden enters Virender Sehwag’s babysitting advertisement and tells him not to consider Australians as kids as the T20I and ODI series draw closer.advertisement
Kolkata: Health services in West Bengal’s state-run hospitals suffered as juniors doctors on Wednesday continued their strike protesting an attack on a colleague at the NRS Medical College and Hospital in Kolkata. Family members of patients at the state-run SSKM Hospital started a simultaneous protest by occupying the streets outside and blocking traffic on the AJC Bose Road crossing demanding treatment of their ailing kin. “We are trying to attract the Chief Minister’s attention as most of the patients have come from far off places. We want the OPD services to resume so that general people do not suffer,” said a protesting family member. Also Read – City bids adieu to Goddess Durga Earlier, a member of the Doctors’ Forum proposed to cease work at the outpatient departments (OPDs) of all state-run hospitals in West Bengal on Wednesday. “We want some sort of assurance as whenever any incident occurs, the security and administration people are untraceable. It is us (junior doctors) who are beaten up or manhandled,” one of the protesting doctors at NRS Hospital said. Similar scenes of cease-work was witnessed in districts such as Bankura, Birbhum and Coochbehar. Also Read – Centuries-old Durga Pujas continue to be hit among revellers Disturbances erupted at the state-run NRS Hospital on Tuesday morning bringing the regular services to a standstill, after a junior doctor was allegedly beaten up by the kin of a 75-year-old patient who died there late on Monday night. The family members of the deceased patient alleged medical negligence. The intern named Paribaha Mukherjee sustained serious a skull injury in the attack and has been admitted in the intensive care unit of the Institute of Neurosciences in Kolkata’s Park Circus area. His condition is reportedly stable. Consequently, junior doctors locked up the hospital gates, stopped work at the OPD and started a ‘dharna’ to protest against the attack.
The National Peace Council notes that the victory celebrations have been boycotted since their inception by the majority of the country’s elected Tamil political leadership and seen as yet another sign of the political insensitivity of governmental leaders to the sentiments of its multi-ethnic population. The whole nation needs to better understand the Tamil perspective, that they lost their material assets and families but gained nothing from the war victory. The areas where they lived are destroyed, and many of the population have yet to restore their lives. The National Peace Council regrets deeply that very important recommendations of the LLRC to heal wounds of war and win hearts and minds are not being followed for the second year in succession after the publication of the LLRC report. Instead the day the war ended will be celebrated by the government with military parades and a display of military hardware. There are posters claiming that it is the country’s Second Independence. However, this manner of celebrating the day as a Day of Victory will also bring painful memories to the country’s Tamil people. Many of them had relatives and friends who did not come out alive at the end of the war even though they were civilians. The National Peace Council also calls on the entire national polity to recognize that although the civil war ended in 2009 the country has yet to find its path of reconciliation through an inclusive process of political negotiations and a sincere effort to heal the wounds of war. We believe that if the recommendations of the LLRC appointed by the President had been followed, the government could have changed course last year. Government leaders would have ceased to further engage in ethnic triumphalism and instead focused on commemorating all victims who lost their lives in the senseless conflict. They could have utilized the occasion of May 19 to resolve that never again would such bloodletting be permitted to take place. This would have been a commemoration that all Sri Lankans, respecting multi ethnicity, equal rights, and the safety and dignity of all people living on the island could have taken part in as a united Sri Lankan nation. Instead on the day that marked a watershed in the modern history of the country, people will be divided in their grief. There will be no collective remembrance of loss, but a reinforcement of the separation that has overshadowed the post-Independence era.The NPC says that even while giving thanks that there is no more war in our land, and blessing our country to have long lasting peace and reconciliation, religious leaders in the country can take the lead in remembering in silent thought or prayer in their temples, kovils, mosques and churches, all those who died in the conflict. We also call on all the people to light a lamp or candle or perform some other symbolic act with their families in their homes to remember all those who died during the course of the war. Perhaps where the government has failed civil society can make what effort it can to bind the people in their remembrance. (Colombo Gazette) The National Peace Council (NPC) says the 4th anniversary of the end of Sri Lanka’s three decade long civil war is being commemorated today with the absence of a joint commemoration to remember all who lost their lives in it as recommended by the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC).NPC says the end of the war has greatly improved the lives of people, as they no longer fear bombs and large scale loss of life as in the past. But the country has yet to deal with the collective grief that accompanies any civil conflict. The LLRC recommended that a separate event be set apart on National Day in which all those who lost their lives in the war would be remembered. The American Civil War (1861-65) was one of the most ferocious wars ever fought. The war produced a casualty toll of over 620,000 soldiers on both sides and 50,000 civilians. But President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed that it was a war of brother against brother. General Robert E Lee who led the Confederate armies surrendered and was treated with the utmost respect. There was a common cemetery for the war dead of both sides. The defeated Confederate soldiers were treated leniently. It was by conciliatory measures that Southern Confederate nationalism was overcome and the defeated State pledged allegiance to the Union. The conciliatory approach of the American government saw the achievement of the main war goals as realized in 1865, when each ex-rebel state repudiated secession and ratified the Thirteenth Amendment“Four years after the end of the war in Sri Lanka the political solution that the leaders of government promised during the time of the war has yet to materialize. The Northern Province, where the first gunshots of the war were fired and where the last of the rebel fighters fell, has still to enjoy the right of elected provincial governance even to as limited an extent as the other eight provinces do. A government ally has filed action in the Supreme Court calling on it to abolish the system of devolution of power for the entire country. This is not the way for reconciliation and for winning the ethnic minorities over to a Sri Lankan nationalism. It shows a lack of foresight that defines statesmanship. In this context, we call on the government to ensure that the promised Northern Provincial Council elections in September this year will take place,” NPC said.