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We are looking to win as many games as we can, says Sheldon Jackson

first_imgKolkata Knight Riders (KKR) wicket-keeper Sheldon Jackson did not want to put a figure to the number of points needed to make the Indian Premier League (IPL) playoffs but said the more the team wins the better.KKR on Friday cantered to a seven-wicket win with 22 balls to spare against Delhi Daredevils, a match Jackson made his debut in. KKR are on top of the league table with 14 points from nine matches.Jackson remained not out on 12 along with skipper Gambhir who starred for the team with an unconquered 71.”Everyone plays the IPL to make the playoffs. There is no such number but as many as you win is better,” Jackson told reporters after the game.On Gambhir, Jackson said: “It’s the best thing that could have happened to me on debut. Batting with him was great. He is such a person who knows his games. He said when I went to him that ‘I am there to back you and just play your game’. That’s all was what was needed.”Jackson had to keep wickets from the 10th over in the first innings when Robin Uthappa picked up a knock.”I was ready to keep as I was told to be ready. It always feels good to do things you know how to do better,” he said.last_img read more

Mahatma and Modi to figure at Madame Tussauds

first_imgNew Delhi, Aug 27 (PTI) History is in the making in a museum near you. Get ready to welcome Narendra Modi and APJ Abdul Kalam – and stalwarts of the freedom movement.Wax figures of the leaders will be part of a new special zone at Madame Tussauds to be housed at the Regal building here.Mahatma Gandhi will stand tall at the museum, along with Bhagat Singh, Subhas Chandra Bose and Sardar Patel.”With the new addition, it will be the first time that guests would be able to meet and pay respects to the leaders who have sacrificed for the nation, creating a nationalistic environment,” organisers said in a press statement.Figures of Gandhi, Patel, Bose and Singh –legends who played an indispensable role in changing the perspective of the world towards India — will be showcased alongside contemporary leaders Kalam and Modi, it said.”The figures of the heroes are immortalised by a special team of Madame Tussauds from London. Based on customer feedback and demand of the presence of Indian heroes, our team has designed a dedicated history zone in the upcoming Delhi attraction,” the statement added.It said the musuems team in London carried out “immersive research” while making these figures.”Going forward, we will carry on adding more influential leaders, whose contribution is acknowledged, and we also consider the requests by our visitors,” said Anshul Jain, of Merlin Entertainments India Pvt. Ltd.Merlin Entertainments owns all Madame Tussauds attractions across the globe.The famous wax museums Delhi branch, scheduled to open later this year, already houses figures of personalities from the world of glamour, sports, history and politics. PTI TRS BDS TRSadvertisementlast_img read more