Harbhajan Singh 4th bowler to take 150 IPL wickets

first_imgadvertisement scorecard commentary Harbhajan Singh 4th bowler to take 150 IPL wicketsIPL 2019: After Harbhajan Singh and other Chennai Super Kings bowlers combined to restrict Delhi Capitals to 147 in their quota of 20 overs, the Punjab tweaker said that the achievement feels ‘very satisfying’. No data available!center_img view more view less graphs Ajay Tiwari VisakhapatnamMay 10, 2019UPDATED: May 10, 2019 22:05 IST Harbhajan Singh is now level with Piyush Chawla at 150 IPL wickets (Courtesy by BCCI)HIGHLIGHTSLasith Malinga leads the list of highest wicket-takers in the IPL with 169 wicketsHarbhajan Singh is now level with Piyush Chawla at 150 IPL wicketsHarbhajan also said that bowling in powerplays has helped him boost his wickets tallyChennai Super Kings’ off-spinner Harbhajan Singh today added another feat to his illustrious career when he completed 150 wickets in his Indian Premier League (IPL) career. When Harbhajan dismissed Delhi Capitals’ Sherfane Rutherford in the 16th over of the 1st innings, the ‘Turbanator’ became only the 4th bowler in IPL history to the mark of 150 career wickets.Sri Lankan legend and Mumbai Indians’ pace spearhead Lasith Malinga leads the list of highest wicket-takers in the IPL with 169 wickets from 121 matches. DC spinner Amit Mishra follows 2nd with 156 scalps while KKR’s Piyush Chawla is level with Bhajji on 150 IPL wickets.150 wickets in #VIVOIPL for @harbhajan_singh #CSKvDC pic.twitter.com/Qne0mUe2ceIndianPremierLeague (@IPL) May 10, 2019After Harbhajan and other CSK bowlers combined to restrict DC to 147 in their quota of 20 overs, the Punjab tweaker said that the achievement feels ‘very satisfying’.”This is a different format from the ones I have played in the past, and I have 150 odd wickets in this format, which is very satisfying. I’m competing with the young guys and going along just the way I have always gone about my bowling,” said Harbhajan.When asked about the secret to his success in IPL 2019, Singh credited his success to playing on the Chennai wicket which has traditionally supported spinners. He also said that bowling in powerplays has also helped him boost his wickets tally.”This year I have got a lot of wickets, mainly because we played in Chennai which suited spinners a bit more. I bowled a lot of overs in the powerplay which is really tough in IPL, but if there is something in the wicket, then Dhoni wanted me to bowl in the powerplay and pick quick wickets,” added Harbhajan.advertisementTill now, this has been the 4th best IPL season for Harbhajan. His highest tally in a single IPL season is 24 wickets in 2013.Another CSK bowler – Dwayne Bravo – however, missed out on completing the same feat as his teammate, ending up with 147 wickets to his name. However, if CSK qualify for the final, Bravo will have one more chance to join his teammate on the roll of honour.Also Read | IPL 2019: Deepak Chahar teases Shikhar Dhawan with Mankading attemptAlso Read | IPL 2019: Suresh Raina tying Rishabh Pant’s shoelaces is Spirit of CricketFor 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 Tags :Follow IPL 2019Follow Chennai Super KingsFollow Harbhajan Singhlast_img read more

UN chief urges disarmament forum to start work on fissile material ban

24 February 2011The United Nations Conference on Disarmament (CD), the world’s sole multilateral forum on the issue, must move ahead vigorously on a treaty banning the production of fissile material for nuclear devices or risk slipping into irrelevance, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warned today. “We have collectively done much to move the disarmament agenda forward in recent years,” he told his Advisory Board on Disarmament Matters, which is currently meeting in New York. “But now, we must intensify these efforts or risk the very real possibility of sliding backwards. This is why disarmament and non-proliferation are among my top priorities for 2011.”Established in 1979, the 65-member CD focuses on cessation of the nuclear arms race and nuclear disarmament, prevention of nuclear war, and prevention of an arms race in outer space. UN Office at Geneva (UNOG) Director-General Sergei Ordzhonikidze is its Secretary-General.At a high-level meeting at UN Headquarters in New York last September, many leaders voiced deep concern at the CD’s inability to overcome its differences and urged it to start its substantive work this year. Mr. Ban noted that there is almost universal support within the CD to start negotiating a treaty banning the production of fissile material for nuclear weapons and other nuclear explosive devices, but some members have suggested exploring alternative arrangements outside the CD. “Such a parallel mechanism risks weakening the CD’s relevance and credibility,” he said, welcoming last month’s joint statement by China and the United States reaffirming support for the early start of negotiations within the forum.Addressing the CD in Geneva last month, Mr. Ban called on it to overcome its decade-long deadlock and begin substantive work, warning that its very credibility is at stake. read more