Dressing room feels calm when Hanuma Vihari is batting: Virat Kohli

first_imgSkipper Virat Kohli is impressed with Hanuma Vihari’s temperament as he youngster’s self belief spreads a sense of calm in the dressing room when he is out there in the middle.Vihari was undoubtedly India’s find of the West Indies Test series as he emerged as the top run-getter with 289 runs that included a century and two half-centuries.Now wonder his captain was effusive in his praise for the Andhra batsman.”Hanuma was the stand-out batsman in this game. According to the surface, it was a top class innings from him. He is someone who is sure of his game and it shows. The dressing room feels calm when he’s batting. That’s a quality he possesses naturally,” Kohli said at the post-match presentation ceremony.His willingness to learn from mistakes is also a quality that will take him places, feels world’s best batsman.”He (Hanuma) is willing to improve. He accepts and corrects his mistakes and plays with a lot of heart. Always up to do anything for the team. It’s a very young career so far but he’s shown why he’s been backed and selected in this team,” the skipper said.The skipper was happy in the manner the victory was achieved.”It was pretty comprehensive again. Played really good cricket over four days. Getting result in manner that you want is crucial. We were in some tricky situations. Took a lot of character from the boys collectively.”While West Indies batting was shoddy, Kohli rated their pace attack as top-class and as good as any top team in world cricket.advertisement”West Indies would know the areas they need to improve on. From bowling point of view, they were outstanding. Jason (Holder) and Kemar (Roach) were the standout bowlers. Their bowling attack with the red ball here is as lethal as anyone. If they get enough runs on the board, they’ll be a very dangerous opposition in Test cricket,” the skipper concluded.Also Read | India vs West Indies: Can feel for batsmen who face Jasprit Bumrah, says Virat KohliAlso Read | Hanuma Vihari joins Sachin Tendulkar in elite list after 2nd innings fifty in JamaicaAlso See:last_img read more

What its like to live under a gagging order

I admit that I’m different to many other victims, because I want to talk about the abuse. I want to write about it and spread the word on social media. Knowing there are other victims who I could help through writing is one of the biggest frustrations. Once Paterson was sentenced to 20 years for mutilating and wounding his patients, I could start opening up. That led to all sorts of women contacting me about similar experiences. One lasting impact is that I have lost all faith in institutions. I have become obsessed with keeping records of everything related to the Paterson case, saving thousands of links, tweets and articles in the event that I’m later told I can’t have access to that information. After 12 weeks of therapy, I’m a lot stronger, but I have found the Telegraph’s investigation into Green triggering. I can’t bear the thought that there are victims sitting under this, feeling like there is a hand clamped over their mouth. To this day, I still feel like my abuser can exert control over me. He may be in prison, but the grip he has on my mind remains. I’m so careful in what I say and post. He’s looking over my shoulder all the time. The crimes he committed were a function of the power he had as a surgeon. It made it so much worse that he was then able to influence my right to talk.  As told to Cara McGoogan  Discovering that this man had fraudulently scarred my body wasn’t the only trauma, though. It was also the reporting restrictions Nottingham Crown Court placed on the case, which extended to all victims, not just those involved in the trial. Wounded physically and emotionally, the judge told me I couldn’t speak to anyone beyond close family and a therapist about what had happened. –– ADVERTISEMENT ––For almost a year I had to sit on my hands and go slowly mad. It was beyond frustrating not to be able to tell my friends about this unprecedented, grim thing that had happened to me. To find out your surgery is unnecessary is bad enough, but to not be able to say anything about it was even worse. At times it felt like I was actually going insane telling people something terrible had happened but I couldn’t say what. I suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) for years before I became one of Paterson’s victims. There was a violent crime my youth that meant I have always lived beneath the spectre of male violence. After my surgery, that got worse. I needed to talk about it to help myself work through it, but the only place I could do so was in therapy. Yes, I was able to talk to my close family, but you can’t unload on the same people all of the time and the judge was clear that Paterson could not be mentioned to anyone else. Trauma is contagious – and repetitive. The gagging order has slowed the recovery process immensely.  I know how difficult it is to stay quiet when you have been through something traumatic, and how it feels to believe that a powerful man has used his money and influence to silence you at a time when you need support. Only those who have been placed under a gagging order will understand the toll it takes and the “libel chill” that lingers for years afterwards.  My case isn’t quite the same as those who agreed to non-disclosure agreements (NDA) with Sir Philip Green, who secured an injunction against the Telegraph; I was silenced because a judge thought it could prejudice a criminal trial. Whenever I speak about what happened to me I worry that, from prison, the perpetrator might launch a lawsuit against me that I won’t be able to fight. He could still ruin me, just with the threat of libel. It makes me very, very nervous. Indeed the day I discovered my abuser was going to face justice was the day my trauma really began. I was one of hundreds of victims of Ian Paterson, the breast surgeon convicted for wounding women with procedures they didn’t need. For me, it was a lumpectomy and diagnosis of a type of cancer that I didn’t have – and one that didn’t even exist.  Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. read more

Prince Andrew photographed on the golf course with celebrity media lawyer

Paul Tweed has successfully represented Sarah, Duchess of York in media law cases Prince Andrew at The Duke of York Young Champions Trophy at the Royal Portrush Golf Club in County Antrim Prince Andrew at The Duke of York Young Champions Trophy at the Royal Portrush Golf Club in County AntrimCredit:PA The Duke of York today received a tour of the Royal Portrush Golf Club in Northern Ireland, accompanied by a leading celebrity media lawyer who has represented his ex-wife. The Duke, who faces ongoing pressure over his links to the Jeffrey Epstein scandal, was joined on the golf course by Paul Tweed, who specialises in reputation management and privacy issues. Mr Tweed has previously worked with a string of high-profile clients including Justin Timberlake, Britney Spears, Harrison Ford and Sarah, Duchess of York, whom he has represented in cases involving libel and phone hacking since 2013.Sources said he is not working for the Duke, but is considered a family friend. He was photographed in conversation with the Duke at the seaside golf course in Co Antrim, Northern Ireland.  The Duke arrived at the club house on Monday morning and received a welcome from officials before a tour of the course, which recently hosted The Open.He is visiting the golf club in his role as founder of The Duke of York Young Champions Trophy.A spokeswoman for Buckingham Palace said: “His Royal Highness will undertake a number of engagements related to the tournament, at which there will be 66 sportsmen and women from 35 countries. Prince Andrew and Paul Tweed at Royal Portrush Golf Club Prince Andrew said in a statement on August 24: “At no stage during the limited time I spent with him did I see, witness or suspect any behaviour of the sort that subsequently led to (Epstein’s) arrest and conviction.” It marked Andrew’s third public appearance in as many days following visits to the Royal Liverpool Golf Club on Sunday and the Belgian city of Bruges on Saturday to mark the 75th anniversary of its liberation by the Allies.The events are among his first in public since the scandal broke over his friendship with disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein.Epstein was found hanged in his cell on August 10 in New York while facing fresh charges of sex trafficking and conspiracy to traffic minors for sex.Prince Andrew has been dogged by allegations of impropriety with under-age girls introduced to him by Epstein. Buckingham Palace has issued strong denials in response to claims from a woman who said she was forced to have under-age sex with the duke.Virginia Roberts alleged in court papers in Florida that she was forced to have sex with Prince Andrew when she was 17, which is under the age of consent in the US state.The claims were struck from the record by the court.The palace has called the allegations “false and without any foundation”, saying “any suggestion of impropriety with under-age minors” by the duke was “categorically untrue”. Prince Andrew and Paul Tweed at Royal Portrush Golf ClubCredit:PA “The duke will meet volunteers, supporters and representatives from local businesses, host the tournament dinner, attend the tournament and present prizes.” Paul Tweed has successfully represented Sarah, Duchess of York in media law casesCredit:Rex read more