Transfer rumours and paper review – Sunday, September 6

first_img1 Here’s the top transfer-related stories in Sunday’s newspapers…West Brom will prevent Saido Berahino going on strike – by offering him a new contract with a £25million buy-out clause. (Sunday People)Chelsea attempted to gazump Manchester United’s shock signing of Anthony Martial last week. (Sunday Times)Manchester City were also in for Martial and the £57.6million buy was on their radar way before United landed the France starlet. (Sun on Sunday)Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal was willing to listen to offers for Marcus Rojo after growing frustrated with the Argentine defender over the summer. (Daily Star Sunday)Manchester United have slammed the door shut on David de Gea joining Real Madrid in the New Year. (Sunday Mirror)Manchester United have made Gareth Bale their No.1 transfer target — despite their current war of words with Real Madrid. (Sunday Mirror)Barcelona have already set their sights on strengthening their attacking options, with Manchester City’s Jesus Navas part of a quartet aimed at adding goals to the La Liga champions. (Mail on Sunday)Paris Saint-Germain will renew their efforts to sign Everton full back Seamus Coleman in the January transfer window. (Sunday Express)Christian Benteke has turned to the mind guru who first guided his career to help him deal with the challenge of his £32million move to Liverpool. (Sunday Mirror) Transfer rumours last_img read more

You all wanted Rishabh Pant to play, there he is at No. 4: Rohit Sharma’s epic reply to journalist

first_imgRishabh Pant’s inclusion in the Indian playing XI on Sunday against England was met with a lot of cheer among fans as the maverick cricketer finally got a chance to showcase his talent in the World Cup with a 29-ball 32.India failed to chase 337 against England and suffered their first loss of the tournament in 7 matches but it was Pant’s knock which caught everybody’s attention as he played some of his trademark shots to show the world what he is really capable of doing.Pant had replaced the injured Vijay Shankar in the playing XI for this game. India had tried out Shankar at No.4 for a couple of games but the all-rounder failed to impress with scores of 29 and 14 against Afghanistan and West Indies in the last two games.Pant on the other hand, immediately made an impact with his bat. He came out after Virat Kohli’s dismissal when India was struggling to keep up with the asking rate and along with Rohit Sharma, added 52 runs for the third wicket to bring the team back in the run chase.Rohit was dismissed for 102 after which Pant and Hardik Pandya joined forces to score 28 runs which kept India in the hunt. But Pant departed trying to hit a big shot off Liam Plunkett’s bowling in the 40th over, only managing to find Chris Woakes on the leg-side boundary line who took a superb catch to send back the 21-year-old.Rohit was asked about Pant in the post-match press conference and whether he was surprised to see him bat at No.4 ahead of the in-form Hardik Pandya. The Indian vice-captain gave a hilarious reply to the journalist’s question leaving the room in splits.advertisement”Not really (surprised) because you all wanted Rishabh Pant to play right? Right from the time we left India, you all kept on asking where is Rishabh Pant. There he is at No.4,” Rohit joked with the journalist.Looking at Pant’s knock, former India captain Sachin Tendulkar also praised the young Delhi cricketer.”Rishabh went out and made a big statement. But also number of elements that one would have to look at, if there is an injury on the field then who comes and completes those overs (hinting at Vijay Shankar).”What I saw of Rishabh, he’s always been a dynamic player, always been aggressive. I call him a dynamite,” Sachin Tendulkar told India Today.Also Read | Rishabh Pant made a big statement with his batting: Sachin TendulkarAlso Read | World Cup 2019: India could have played better vs England, says Shoaib AkhtarAlso Read | Nasser Hussain, Sourav Ganguly slam MS Dhoni and Kedar Jadhav over lack of intentlast_img read more