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first_img Indo Asian News Agency New DelhiJune 28, 2019UPDATED: June 28, 2019 15:55 IST Hardik Pandya scored 46 runs against West Indies as India won the match by 125 runs on Thursday. (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSPakistan all-rounder Abdul Razzaq offered to coach Hardik PandyaHardik Pandya scored 46 runs as India posted 268/7 against West IndiesIndia defeated West Indies by 125 runs on ThursdayInsisting that India’s Hardik Pandya’s batting technique had flaws that prevented him from becoming the best all-rounder in world cricket, former Pakistan cricketer Abdul Razzaq has offered to help improve it.On Thursday, Pandya scored a brisk 46 and shared a crucial 70-run partnership with M.S. Dhoni to help India post a competitive total of 268/7 against West Indies in their World Cup game at the Old Trafford. India came out with a clinical bowling performance as they dismissed Windies for mere 143 and registered a thumping 125 run victory.Pandya chipped in with the ball and also took the wicket of opener Sunil Ambris. In fact, his send-off to the Windies opener became one of the talking points of the game.However, Razzaq said Pandya’s game had weaknesses, which needed to be worked upon.”Today I have been closely observing Hardik Pandya and I see a lot of faults in his body balance while hitting the bowl hard. I observed his foot work as well and I see that has also let him down sometimes,” Razzaq wrote on Twitter.”If I can give him coaching, for example in the UAE, I can make him one of the best all-rounders, if not the best. If the BCCI wants to make him a better all-rounder I will always be available,” he added.Abdul Razzaq “give me 2 weeks and I will make Hardik Pandya the world’s best all-rounder” #Cricket pic.twitter.com/o3eIt69nfNSaj Sadiq (@Saj_PakPassion) June 27, 2019So today I have been closely observing Hardik pandya and I feel like I see a lot of faults in his body’s balance when hitting the bowl hardly and I observed his footwork aswell and I see that also let’s him down sometimes and I feel like if I give him Coaching in for example UAEadvertisementAbdul Razzaq (@ARazzaqPak) June 27, 2019I can make him one of the best all rounders if not the best and if BCCI wants to make him a better all rounder I will always be available. ThanksAbdul Razzaq (@ARazzaqPak) June 27, 2019Razzaq’s coaching offer to Hardik Pandya invited mixed response as some praised the Pakistan all-rounder for his performances all through his career while others rather adviced him to train Pakistan crickters.Razzaq’s coaching offer to Hardik Pandya invited mixed response on social media as some praised the Pakistan all-rounder for his performances all through his career while others adviced him to rather train Pakistan crickters.Look who’s talking about footwork and body balance. Anwar Ali ko theek Kar nahi sake aur chale hai pandya ko advise Karne.a (@SInaayat) June 28, 2019Whenever Pak need a wicket they give the ball to Razzaq and he picks up a wicket in his very first overLegend!Srilankan (@itismurugan) June 27, 2019U want job but BCCI is not going to give u job so focus on PCB job shukriyaaaKay (@Kufkaaz) June 27, 2019After the win against Windies, India have moved to the second spot on the points table. They will next play England at Edgbaston on Sunday.Also Read | Whoever beats India will win the World Cup 2019: Michael VaughanAlso Read | World Cup 2019: India may deliberately lose to Bangladesh and Sri Lanka to oust Pakistan, says Basit AliAlso SeeFor 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 byAnita Jat Tags :Follow World Cup 2019Follow Abdul RazzaqFollow Hardik Pandya I can make Hardik Pandya one of the best all-rounders: Abdul RazzaqWorld Cup 2019: Pakistan all-rounder Abdul Razzaq had said he would like to coach Hardik Pandya to turn him into one of the best all-rounders.advertisement Nextlast_img read more

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With an advocate for street children in Guatemala scheduled to go on trial today on charges of defamation, the top United Nations human rights official today voiced serious concern about the right to freedom of expression in that country.According to a statement by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Mary Robinson, the proceedings against Bruce Harris appeared to be the result of an overly restrictive interpretation of the right to freedom of expression in the country. Mr. Harris is the regional director of Casa Alianza, an organization that works throughout Central America in defence of street children.The High Commissioner, joined by UN human rights experts dealing with the sale of children and the independence of the judiciary, as well as the UN’s special envoy on human rights defenders, urged Guatemala to implement international obligations to protect freedom of expression.Mrs. Robinson also indicated that she knows Mr. Harris personally, and that she has high regard for his commitment to action on behalf of children.The case against Mr. Harris was opened in 1997 following a press conference at which he named an individual allegedly involved in the trafficking of Guatemalan and Mexican babies for adoption in other countries.The individual, who at the time was married to the President of the Supreme Court, brought defamation charges against Mr. Harris. The head of Casa Alianza argued that, as the Guatemalan Constitution protected freedom of expression, a civil court should resolve the case.In 1999 the country’s Constitutional Court, however, ruled that only journalists have freedom of expression, and ordered Mr. Harris to be tried by a criminal court. read more

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