India Today Web Desk HamiltonFebruary 10, 2019UPDATED: February 10, 2019 15:03 IST Virat Kohli is currently on a break (Photo tweeted by @imVkohli)HIGHLIGHTSVirat Kohli is currently on a break from international cricketIn Kohli’s absence, Rohit Sharma is leading the team in New Zealand”I am a big fan of Mr Kohli but bigger fan of Mrs Kohli” read a banner during 3rd T20I between India and New Zealand”I am a big fan of Mr Kohli but bigger fan of Mrs Kohli” read a sign board at Seddon Park in Hamilton during the third and final Twenty20 International between India and New Zealand on Sunday.Virat Kohli is currently on a break from international cricket and will most likely be back to lead the team when India host Australia in a limited-overs series later this month.India Australia will play 2 T20Is and a five one day internationals from March 24.Steady on fella #indvnz #kohli pic.twitter.com/ICvGQgXX93Honey Badger Cricket (@hbadgercricket) February 10, 2019Kohli was rested for the fourth and fifth ODIs in New Zealand and also the three-match T20I series. In his absence, vice captain Rohit Sharma was handed the responsibility of leading the team.Kohli, who played non-stop cricket over the past several months, was rested keeping in mind his workload. Kohli scored 2735 international runs including 11 hundreds in 2018.In Australia, Kohli led India to their first ever Test and ODI series victories. The India captain scored 282 runs, including a valiant hundred in Perth, from four Tests. Kohli also scored a century in the three-match ODI series, which India won 2-1.Kohli also became the first man to sweep all three ICC awards when he won the ICC ODI Cricketer of the Year, Test Cricketer of the Year and Cricketer of the Year.During the second T20 in Auckland, a woman used a banner to troll all-rounder Hardik Pandya over the Koffee with Karan controversy.advertisementHardik faced a massive backlash on social media for his “sexist and misogynistic” remarks on the show and he and KL Rahul were suspended and called back to India from Australia in January. Their suspensions were lifted later pending appointment of an ombudsman and Hardik Pandya was back in the squad to play in New Zealand.However, it seems people are not yet ready to forgive Hardik completely for his offensive statements. During the second T20I, a woman spectator was seen holding a banner that said “Pandya Aaj Karke Aaya Kya? [Pandya, did you do it today?]”. This placard was in reference to Hardik’s statement on the chat show regarding his virginity, where he said he told his parents, “mai karke aaya [I did it today].”Also Watch:For 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 byJepher Nickels Tags :Follow Virat KohliFollow Anushka Sharma I am a big fan of Mr Kohli but bigger fan of Mrs Kohli: Banner spotted during Hamilton T20IIndia vs New Zealand: “I am a big fan of Mr Kohli but bigger fan of Mrs Kohli” read a sign board at Seddon Park in Hamilton during the third and final Twenty20 International between India and New Zealand.advertisement
An important community landmark in Halifax Regional Municipality will reopen with support from the provincial government. Economic and Rural Development and Tourism Minister Percy Paris announced a $25,000 investment in the Beaver Bank Community Hall today, March 1. The building, also know as Brown Hall, was completely gutted by fire in October. An RCMP investigation determined the cause of the fire was arson. “We are proud that this investment will ensure that a cornerstone of this community will be preserved,” said Mr. Paris. “Numerous groups count on this facility for meetings, celebrations, fundraising, and recreation. I am personally relieved to know that these important events will continue to have a home in Beaver Bank.” Brown Hall, established in 1921 through the hard work and donations of area citizens, is home to the 2nd Beaver Bank Scouting group. “Brown Hall typically hosts more than 300 events each year, and this support from the province will allow us to restore what we lost and make some improvements,” said Beaver Bank Community Hall chair Brian Johnson. “If everything goes according to plan, we hope to be able to reopen at the end of March.” The total cost of this project is $99,000. HRM Councillor Barry Dalrymple will contribute $15,000 from the Capital District Fund, and the remainder will come from insurance coverage and community fundraising. The province’s investment comes from the Strategic Funding Initiative, which helps ensure economic growth and sustainable communities for Nova Scotia by building on their assets and strengths. The one-time funding is to be used for non-recurring capital costs and investments for not-for-profit organizations.