The Basics of Color Grading with Curves

first_imgWhen your color grading needs subtle adjustments, working with curves gives you the control you need.Top image via Shutterstock.I spent many nights as a teenager messing around with curves in Adobe After Effects 7.0 and then CS4. I devoted hours and hours to mastering the “film look.” To some extent, I grew as a creative as After Effects evolved as a compositor, but one thing that didn’t change for many years was using curves for color grading. At 17, I tried DaVinci Resolve, and quickly closed the application, thinking I would never be able to master it. Until only a few years ago, I relied on these basic color grading tools before advancing into Resolve.If you’ve been working with color balance controls, or if you’d like to learn color grading from the ground up, working with curves allows you to adjust individual color channels. This is an important skill to master if you ever need to tweak the color balance controls that alter all channels simultaneously.So, let’s have a look at the basics of using curves.Luma CurvesThis is how a curve box looks in most applications. It’s a two-dimensional graph, most often a square but sometimes a rectangle. The graph will have a straight line that runs from the bottom left to the top right corner. This line — even though it’s straight — is called the curve. Each curve will let you adjust a region of the image based on the tonality, which is the zones of lightness or darkness (or the individual color channels). The bottom of the graph represents the shadows; the top represents the highlights, and the midtones are in-between.See the breakdown below for a visual representation.No matter which application you’re using, curve controls will always work the same way. You click on the source curve to create a control point, and then you make your adjustment by dragging that control point in the desired direction. You can add as many control points as necessary.Here, I’ve added a control point to the center (the midtones region). If I push the control point up, it creates a curve that lightens the entire image because there are no other control points to halt the curve movement; both the shadows and the highlights increase.If we want to affect only the midtone region, we would create two control points on either side. Now, when we increase midtones, it doesn’t affect the darkest and lightest values of the image.You can typically remove a control point by right-clicking and selecting “remove” or dragging that curve to the top of the graph. Once that control point is gone, the curve will base its shape on the remaining control points.You can also move the two anchor points. Here, you can expand and compress the black point and the white point, which is similar to increasing or decreasing the lift and gain.The image below is the same effect as above but with the lift controls adjusted.The initial luma curve box will be your control center for the luma controls. You can adjust the highlights, you can crush the blacks, and you can increase contrast with the famous S-curve.RGB CurvesMost applications also include an RGB color adjustment curve. It’s usually next to the luma curve or tucked away in a drop-down menu.RGB stands for the red, green, and blue color channels. Each of these color curves will control the intensity of the respective color component in the image.Much like the luma curve, you can adjust the primary color channels by creating a control point on the individual color curve. If you want a red tint that affects the entire picture, simply create a control point in the center and raise the curve up. However, this sort of adjustment is typically only for extremely creative uses. Let’s have a look at more a more practical adjustment of the RGB curves.I’ve finished my initial grade of the shot below, I love how it looks, and the colors are working well, but I feel like there’s a little too much blue overall, and it’s making it feel cold when it should be a beautiful, warm summer evening.We could just add a touch of red to the gain controls as you can see below; however, this has also given the grass a reddish tint, which I don’t want. To correct this, I’d have to either use the color qualifier or apply a parallel node to push the greens back in — two extra steps we can avoid by using the curve control.To remove those extra steps, we’re going to open the red channel control in the curves panel and create a point in the highlights region and drag the red up, which will add a warm glow to the sky.The problem is that it has created the same issue that we had with the gain control: we now have red creeping into the midtones of the grass. To correct this, we simply need to add a control where the midtone region starts and lower the curve back down to its default position.Now the highlights in our sky have a nice, warm glow, and the color of the grass remains faithful to the scene’s neutral palette. When trying to remove a particular color cast or highlight an individual issue with your image, it’s best to keep the RGB parade active alongside your curves. The parade directly mirrors the RGB curves and will give you an instant guide to work with.Hopefully, you now understand how curves work and how useful they can be. The changes you can make range from the full scope of color data to the narrowest adjustment. Do you have tips for working with curves? Let us know in the comments.last_img read more

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first_imgThe Income Tax Department of India has served notices to Non-Resident Indians (NRI) who have sold their properties in the last few years, wives of high net-worth individuals (HNIs) who don’t file income tax returns, and nominees in mutual funds in order to catch benami property holders, the Economic Times reported.The notice has also been issued to those who had deposited more than Rs 1 lakh during demonetization, the ET report said citing officials who know about the matter.The Benami Transactions Amendment Act 2016 states that one of the criteria of a benami transaction is where a property is transferred to or is held by a person while the payment has been made by another person. Another criterion is when a transaction or an arrangement regarding a property is conducted or made in a fictitious name.Although the exact number of notices could not be determined, the number could be around 50,000, a senior income tax official said, according to the report . However, not all of these notices are prosecution notices, the official added. A prosecution notice implies that the person accused may have to face more stringent penalties and it is not possible for them to escape just by payment of a fine.“We have been trying to figure out about benami transactions. So wherever red flags are raised, we have issued notices,” a tax officer was quoted as saying in the report. These notices are coming due to data mining by the department, the official added.The notices have not been issued on a random basis, an official said. The tax department has observed a particular pattern after which it became alert and inspected the transaction.According to another official, the tax department is assessing a lot of information, like phone records, credit card and PAN details and tax returns, as per the report. The data on social media platforms is also being checked.In March, Minister of State for Finance Shiv Pratap Shukla said in a written reply to the Rajya Sabha that the tax department had identified more than 1,600 benami transactions till the end of February. It has also tentatively attached benami properties of over Rs 3,900 crore in more than 1,200 cases, Shukla stated, according to Hindustan Times.“Show cause notices for provisional attachment of benami properties were issued in over 1,500 cases and provisional attachment has been made in over 1,200 cases. The value of properties under attachment is over Rs 3,900 crore,” Shukla said. Related ItemsTaxationlast_img read more

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PBA rookies make time for Christmas despite busy schedule

first_imgKammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netIt’s the season of giving.But for some PBA rookies, they couldn’t avoid having their fair share of weird and wacky gifts they’ve received during the Yuletide season.ADVERTISEMENT 8th Top Leaders Forum assessed the progress of public-private efforts in building climate and disaster resilient communities Fourth overall pick Jeron Teng was left speechless when he was gifted a pillow years back.“Maybe they’re telling me that I need to sleep more,” said the Alaska rookie in Filipino chuckling. “Maybe they want me to have a good night’s sleep.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderUnexpected gifts are not limited to material things.For Magnolia’s Fil-American rookie Robbie Herndon, his Christmas came early when his father Robert Sr. unexpectedly showed up and watched his first professional game last Wednesday. LATEST STORIES Read Next MOST READ BI on alert for illegally deployed OFWs to Iraq View comments “He surprised me. He flew from the United States just to watch me and I’m glad that I was able to play,” said the sixth overall pick as he made his professional debut for the Hotshots despite dealing with a back injury.The same was the case for the speedy Rain or Shine guard Rey Nambatac, who got his Christmas wish as early as October when he was tabbed by the Elasto Painters at seven.“I wasn’t expecting to be picked as early as seven. It was a weird feeling because I really felt I’ll be picked in the latter rounds, but there I was in the middle of the first round,” he said.Some rookies struggled remembering the weird presents they previously got that they just treasure the times whenever they were able to celebrate the holidays with their families, especially now that they are in the PBA.Number three pick Raymar Jose, whose family is in Pontevedra, Negros Occidental, couldn’t help but feel sad as he spends his Christmas all by his lonesome once again, this time due to his obligations with Blackwater.ADVERTISEMENT Do not bring these items in SEA Games venues “I’ll spend my Christmas in my condo. We have practice so I’ll only be able to come home in the New Year,” he said.Same goes for eighth overall pick Sidney Onwubere, who plans to stay in the gym come the 25th as he hopes to make a splash with TNT.“Back to the gym for me. Even if it’s Christmas, I’ll be working because I need to keep working,” said the Fil-Nigerian forward.Some, meanwhile, have it harder as they have a Christmas Day game slated on the schedule.Kiefer Ravena, who was picked second in the 2017 PBA Rookie Draft, already has a grand plan for himself as he seeks to spend some time with his loved ones before making the voyage to the cavernous Philippine Arena in Bocaue, Bulacan for NLEX’s tussle against GlobalPort.“We have a game, so I’ll spend the morning with my family. It’s a time for us to enjoy and cherish our loved ones because we all know how unique Christmas is in the Philippines,” he said.Hectic as his day may be, Ravena shared that he still makes it a point to give back to the less fortunate and share his blessings especially during this time of the year.“It’s easy to be good, so it’s better for us to help others and share our blessings to those who have less. I try to do gift-givings to the less fortunate and I think it’s my own way of trying to help each and everybody,” he said. “Again, it’s better to give than to receive so you have to share your blessings.” Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Cayetano: 4 social media groups behind SEA Games ‘sabotage’ Hurting Pingris raring to play vs Ginebra on Christmas Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Asian shares slide on weak Japan data; US markets closedlast_img read more

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Hurting Pingris raring to play vs Ginebra on Christmas

first_imgAsian shares slide on weak Japan data; US markets closed MOST READ LATEST STORIES Do not bring these items in SEA Games venues Pringle wary of Ravena ahead of GlobalPort-NLEX tiff: ‘He’s already a great player’ Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH View comments BI on alert for illegally deployed OFWs to Iraq Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netIf Marc Pingris will have it his way, he’s more than ready to play in front of a capacity crowd at Philippine Arena come Christmas Day.“If I’m asked, of course I want to play,” Pingris said in Filipino when asked if he’ll play in the much-awaited Manila Clasico clash between the Magnolia and Ginebra.ADVERTISEMENT 8th Top Leaders Forum assessed the progress of public-private efforts in building climate and disaster resilient communities Against all odds, Pingris is taking the 50 percent chance of him playing as he seeks to make his season debut as early as Monday.“You know me. Whatever happens, I don’t care if I feel pain. It feels good to play,” he said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderUnfortunately for Pingris, he doesn’t have the final say on whether he’ll be cleared for the Hotshots’ duel against the Gin Kings as he still recovers from his back injury.But the energetic forward should know better to heed the doctor’s advice, as even he himself admits that he’s still not in game shape. “I still need to regain my conditioning because I went back to zero, so I’m not sure. It’s 50-50,” he said. “I no longer feel any pain in my back. What I’m thinking of is my breathing. I haven’t ran in 10 days, so that’s what I’m trying to work on.”Ever the warrior, Pingris is exhausting all means to make it by the 25th as he aims to give the injury-plagued Magnolia a boost this early in the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup.“We’ll see if I make it,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next Cayetano: 4 social media groups behind SEA Games ‘sabotage’ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:02Fajardo predicts there will be no sweep in PBA Finals00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon Citylast_img read more

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Embiid, Redick help 76ers beat Knicks, end 5-game skid

first_imgPhiladelphia 76ers’ Joel Embiid, left, and New York Knicks’ Michael Beasley battle for position during the second half of an NBA basketball game. APNEW YORK — Joel Embiid has endured too much misery in the NBA to miss one of the fun days on the schedule.So as soon as he knew his back felt up to it, he couldn’t wait to get on the court for his first Christmas Day game.ADVERTISEMENT Matter of when Man City wins title and how many records fall “I respect the guy a lot because that guy didn’t play three, four years and coming back (at the) level he’s playing right now,” Kanter said of Embiid. “So it’s cool to play against, go against a guy like that.”Redick, who missed the last game with right hamstring tightness, helped the 76ers pull away from an 89-all tie midway through the fourth quarter. He’s played in Christmas games before — and made clear again he’s not a fan of them — and he thought his young teammates responded well to their first opportunity.“There’s a tendency to try to put on a show instead of just going out and competing, and I think we did a great job of just going out and competing,” Redick said.Kristaps Porzingis scored 22 points for the Knicks, who fell to 22-30 on Christmas with their fifth straight loss on the holiday.Backup point guard T.J. McConnell had Philadelphia’s final eight points of the third quarter, and the 76ers pushed the lead to nine with about 9 minutes left in the game. The Knicks battled back to tied it 89 on Porzingis’ three-point play with 5:20 left, but Philadelphia promptly scored the next seven to go up 96-89 on Redick’s 3-pointer with 3:34 to play.ADVERTISEMENT Do not bring these items in SEA Games venues LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa BI on alert for illegally deployed OFWs to Iraq MOST READ 8th Top Leaders Forum assessed the progress of public-private efforts in building climate and disaster resilient communities Embiid had 25 points and 16 rebounds, JJ Redick scored 24 points, and the Philadelphia 76ers snapped a five-game losing streak with a 105-98 victory over the New York Knicks on Monday (Tuesday Manila time).“Especially after what we’ve been through the past four years, I was so excited to play tonight because we’ve been through so much losing,” Embiid said. “And to be able to be one of the few teams in our league that can play on this day, it just shows you how much we’ve improved.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderNeither Embiid nor Redick was cleared to play until going through pregame warmups, and their presence gave the 76ers just enough to win their first Christmas Day appearance since 2001.Embiid, who has been battling a bad back, powered through a big-man duel with Enes Kanter, who had a season-high 31 points and tied a career best with 22 rebounds. He joined Wilt Chamberlain, Bill Russell and Bob Lanier as the only players with a 30-20 game on Christmas, according to research provided to the Knicks by Elias. Read Next Cayetano: 4 social media groups behind SEA Games ‘sabotage’ View comments Philadelphia’s young stars kept the Knicks from getting much closer, with Embiid making a 3-pointer and Ben Simmons stealing Porzingis’ pass and dunking it, both times hiking the lead back to eight.TIP-INS76ers: Coach Brett Brown called Embiid a “borrowed stud” who they get to “inherit” when he is able to play. “He doesn’t practice and he comes in and plays games and we’re trying to grow him into a situation where he is a normal part of a team,” Brown said. … The Sixers franchise is 17-13 on Christmas.Knicks: Hall of Famer Bernard King, who set the Christmas record when he scored 60 points for the Knicks against the Nets in 1984, was at the game. … New York had won seven straight at home over Philadelphia.FULTZ UPDATENo. 1 pick Markelle Fultz, who has missed two months with right shoulder soreness, is on the trip with the 76ers. Brown said the purpose of having the guard from Washington with the team was “to make sure that he understands completely he is a significant part of our future and that we are with him unconditionally.”“We will help move him forward in a timeline that’s responsible and I just like having him with his extended family, his teammates, with me, with us,” Brown added. “Those types of things.”WHAT COULD’VE BEENPorzingis could’ve been playing for the 76ers instead of against them. The Knicks took him with the No. 4 pick in 2015, one spot after Philadelphia went with Jahlil Okafor, who eventually fell out of the rotation entirely and was dealt earlier this month to Brooklyn. But Brown declined to look back, saying “next question” when asked if he ever wondered “what if?” when it came to Porzingis. 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IPL 2017: Amitabh Bachchan adds to glitz in Mumbai Indians’ Champion’s dinner

first_imgIPL 2017 champions Mumbai Indians celebrated their record third Indian Premier League championship with Bollywood legend Amitabh Bachchan in Mumbai on Monday night.Senior Bachchan, an avid fan of the sport, attended the Champion’s dinner commemorating their title win to celebrate the grand success.In a video posted by the team on their Facebook page, Amitabh is seen interacting with Mumbai Indians mentor, Sachin Tendulkar.                  The veteran actor was seen hugging the ‘master blaster’, congratulating Mumbai for their historic win at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium in Hyderabad last Sunday.The 74-year-old also posed with the team for a few photos.#MIcam@SrBachchan joins our champions in the IPL 2017 Championship celebrations. #CricketMeriJaan #MI pic.twitter.com/SRQF7uAw6Q- Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) May 22, 2017Players were also seen dancing to celebratory beats of the dhol as they were welcomed into the Champion’s dinner.The celebrations had kicked-off from the Hyderabad’s Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium itself, and continued into the night as the players reached their hotel. The players were welcomed by the hotel staff and a cake cutting ceremony followed. Krunal Pandya starred with the bat to help Mumbai post a decent total of 129/8 and the bowlers then kept Pune tight throughout and edged Pune to the title by just one run.last_img read more

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Ajinkya Rahane stays hopeful: Series can still be 1-1 at the end of this match

first_imgIndia were bowled out for only 107 runs by England in the first innings of the rain-curtailed second Test at Lord’s but vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane is not ready to throw in the towel just yet.”You never know, the match can still be interesting if we get them out early and bat well in the second innings,” Rahane said after the second day’s play on Friday.”We need to believe. Belief is important. There’s a long way to go in this match. You never know, the series can still be 1-1 at the end of this match.”India vs England 2nd Test, Day 2: As It Happened | HighlightsAfter the entire first day was lost to rain, further wet conditions forced a delayed start with England captain Joe Root eventually winning the toss and putting India into bat.Root was clearly hoping that the lingering damp and overcast conditions would benefit Anderson and the 36-year-old took full advantage with some outstanding swing bowling.It was the sixth time that Anderson has produced a five wicket haul (5/20) at Lord’s and he now has 99 Test wickets at the famous London venue.READ – Not just India, our own batsmen would have struggled against us: James AndersonThe inept technique coupled with fragile temperament of Indian batting was thoroughly exposed as they crumbled to 107 all out against a top quality England seam attack on a rain-hit second day.”I don’t think you can get any more challenging conditions than this (in Test cricket) especially with Duke ball in these weather conditions. But as a batsman you have to back your ability. It is all about intent out there, of not only scoring runs but also leaving the ball and defending well. As a batsman it is always a challenge to come here and play against this kind of attack,” Rahane said.advertisement”You have to accept your mistake. Acceptance is the key, I think, when you play in England. It’s not about getting caught behind, even run out, but you have got to accept your mistake and move on. The quicker we learn from our mistakes, the better for us. I am sure everyone will learn from this innings and there is a long way to go in this match as well as the series,” he said.READ – Rohit Sharma, Amitabh Bachchan want fans to support Team India in tough timesFellow pacers Chris Woakes (2/19), Stuart Broad (1/37) and Sam Curran (1/26) complemented Anderson but Rahane explained why he is a cut above the rest.”These were definitely challenging conditions. Anderson did not bowl a short ball. He was just bowling at same spot — four or five metre length — and that is really crucial on this wicket. If you are bowling that length, you got to bowl consistently, then as a batsman you have to leave the ball or back your methods consistently. It is all about patience on these conditions and trusting your methods and backing your ability,” said the visiting team vice captain.”Anderson was really good. He bowled in the right areas. Bowling 13-14 overs for 20 overs and getting five wickets is really good, and that’s why he is a quality bowler.”Despite a low total, Rahane tried to put up a brave face for his side and said they cannot make excuses for another poor batting effort overall. He added that the team would continue fighting in this game with three days still left to play.”They used the conditions really well. I thought the wicket, because of the weather we cannot control. First half, when the game was on and off, it was difficult for batting team to switch on and off. But when you play at the highest level, no excuses. I would like to give credit to English bowling team — Anderson, Stuart Broad and others — they bowled really well as a unit.”You cannot be too harsh on yourself as an individual and team when you get conditions like this. You have to back yourself as a player and team. I felt we were right there skill wise. There is still a long way to go in this match. We have to bowl well, and our bowling unit is doing well. If weather permits, I am sure our bowlers will bowl in the right areas well. Cricket is a funny game, we still have to back ourselves and get positive mind set back,” he said.READ – Lord’s Test: Weather forecast for today and next 2 daysadvertisementRahane though is looking forward to the England innings and hoping that the Indain bowlers can dole out similar treatment to the hosts.”And that is really crucial on this wicket. If you’re bowling that length, you got to bowl consistently, then as a batsman you have to leave the ball, or you’ve got to back your methods consistently.”If you play three maiden overs, you’ve got to be ready to play another three maiden overs after that. It’s all about patience in these conditions and trusting your methods and backing your ability,” Rahane said.India were not helped by the fact that Cheteshwar Pujara was run out for the third time this year after a horrendous mix up with skipper Virat Kohli.READ – Virat Kohli’s mistake costs Pujara his wicket minutes before rain stoppage”It definitely hurts as a teammates, and I am sure even Pujara will be upset about his run out. The run out definitely hurt us and the weather after that too. I think we did not get to play for 3-4 hours, so definitely as a team you feel really bad,” said Rahane who could contribute just 18 from 44 balls.”You have to conquer every situation. May be we will need to learn from their batting unit how to bat in such conditions, which shots are important, which shots you can play, etc. Many times in England you cannot only stay defensive. You need to understand which shots you can play — may be the cut shot or the late cut. So the earlier you learn all that the better it would be for you,” he said.When asked about his own batting, he said, “Before I got out today I was thinking about my innings at Lord’s in 2014. I think we had less time to bat out, about 25-30 minutes to bat out this evening. In my head I only had one thought if we could bat out today then tomorrow it could be totally different.”READ – India vs England: Virat Kohli’s cheeky act at Lord’s Long RoomAsked if the Indian line-up is too dependent on Kohli, Rahane said, “I don’t think there is anything wrong. Just because you don’t get any runs or any start, that does not mean your methods are wrong. It is a five-match series and it is a long way to go.”It is important that you back yourself in English conditions and trust your methods. I think still you need luck in these conditions. But there are no complaints at all, we have to bowl and field well.”(With inputs from Agencies)last_img read more

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Boxing Day Test: Australia dare to dream after Pat Cummins rattles India’s top-order

first_imgIndia might be way ahead of Australia in the Boxing Day Test but Pat Cummins is not willing to give up hope after he picked up 4 for 10 off 6 overs to reduce the formidable visitors to 54 for 5.India have a mammoth lead of 346 but the Cummins spell is the kind of inspiration that a team under pressure some time needs. Virat Kohli chose not to declare despite a 292-run lead. The decision surprised some – Allan Border felt the Aussies might even come back into the game.There were, of course, several reasons India did not want to enforce that follow-on. For starters, they may not have been too keen on batting last on a pitch that has kept batsmen on tenterhooks with its variable bounce. Then there’s the workload for the pacers to consider.Many feel India already have enough runs on the board and they should start thinking of the time. On paper, India have two full days, enough time to force a result. But rain is predicted over the weekend – will India be robbed of an opportunity to secure a historic win? India have never won a Boxing Day Test in Australia and this is a golden opportunity to rewrite history.Cummins wants Australia to draw inspiration from the tame draw against England last year but the nature of the pitch is different now. A result is certain unless rain comes to Australia’s rescue.”I am pretty tired, exhausted but the good thing is that coming into this series I felt really fresh. Hopefully, there won’t be too many overs tomorrow and we won’t have to bowl last in this game. So hopefully there will be a 4-5 day break before Sydney,” Cummins said. “If we knock them over in the morning, you just never know. We tried to make it very hard for every run. The wicket is still pretty good, tough to score runs. But we saw last year we batted really well on day four and five (at the MCG), you dare to dream.advertisement”But it’s still a long way left in the game. For India to move the game forward will be hard Saturday. They will have to bat long and we will just take it as deep as possible,” he said.’Australia need to learn from Virat Kohli and Cheteshwar Pujara’Pat Cummins, who has batted doggedly down the order this series, said Australia’s batsmen need to learn from Cheteshwar Pujara and Virat Kohli, the two leading run-scorers in the series.”What we saw from India’s first innings, we saw temperament of Pujara and Virat and how they pace their innings. They absorb pressure because, on this kind of wicket, it is hard to score runs,” he said.”You have to face a lot of balls to get big scores and it is probably one of those wickets where you do the hard work early. Keep absorbing pressure and score later, but evidently, it did not work for us today.”Also Read | Jasprit Bumrah reveals Rohit Sharma suggested slower ball to Shaun MarshAlso Read | Indian players and fans racially taunted at MCG, sections of crowd warnedAlso See:last_img read more

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Chris Gayle’s fitness mantra: Yoga and Massage sessions

first_imgChris Gayle, who heads into his fifth and final World Cup, has devised his own method of staying fit at 39, a routine that has kept the ‘Universe Boss’ away from the gym for the last two months.His fitness formula includes extensive yoga and massage sessions which help him recover after a long day on the field. Being naturally strong allows him to avoid the gym and “a lot of rest” in between games is also helping him stay in good shape.All of that seems to be working wonders for the Jamaican who goes into the World Cup in menacing form, having scored 490 runs in the just concluded IPL at 40.83.”It is a funny game you know. When the World Cup comes, hopefully, the runs would flow. I have a lot of experience so I know what it is like. I am just happy with the way I am batting right now and hope to carry on,” Gayle told PTI in an interview.He may seem superhuman while hitting those massive sixes (he hit 39 of them in the four ODIs against England and 34 in the IPL) but there is a method to that madness. Age does catch up, he said, but “if you actually think you can do it, the body will react accordingly”.”Age catches up as you ain’t getting any younger. But the most important thing for me is the mental part of the game. It is not so much for about the physical side of the game anymore. I have not done much fitness in the last couple of months.advertisement”I use my experience and mental aspect. I have not done gym for some time. Like I said I am just taking a lot of rest, getting a lot of massages, lots of stretching, just trying to stay fresh for games. I know what is required to keep me going on the field,” said the maker of 10151 ODI runs.He was sensational in his last ODI series, smashing 424 runs in four innings at a staggering average of 106 against a top side like England, including two hundreds and as many half centuries.#WINews: @shaidhope and @henrygayle have been named Vice Captains of the West Indies team for Ireland Tri-Nation Series and ICC Cricket World Cup, respectivelyRead more: https://t.co/D6L15I8a5D pic.twitter.com/rAdqlhRdZDWindies Cricket (@windiescricket) May 6, 2019What may work for someone like a Virat Kohli, may not work for others.”You have to stick to your own formula,” he said.The person that he is, Gayle would love a fairy tale finish at the World Cup and expects the youngsters to win it for him.Having played 103 Tests, 289 ODIs and bossing T20 leagues around the world, Gayle said there is nothing left for him to prove and he is playing only for his legions of fans.”Honestly (I do it for) the fans, I am not going to lie. Maybe a couple of years ago the thought did cross (that I have had enough and what is there to prove). Then the fans came out and said ‘don’t go’. They actually drive me to go on.”I know nothing lasts forever and hopefully I can give them a few more games and it also pushes you to win the World Cup.”For someone who made his West Indies debut in 1999, Gayle said he never expected himself to have such a long career.”Never really considered thinking about it but time does fly quickly. I could never dream of playing so many World Cups but it has happened. It shows consistency in the career. That keeps you going and earn a lot of praise.”Hard work in the last couple of years has paid off. People want to see you more and you are trying to deliver as much as possible.”Gayle is also someone who has seen the lowest point of West Indies cricket and his stand-offs with the region’s governing body are well-documented. But the recent Test series win against England at home has raised hopes of a long-awaited revival.”We have seen changes (in cricket board) in the last couple of months. Hopefully, the new team gets it right, gets the structure in place. Cricket is the most important thing for the Caribbean. Hope they take the game to where it is supposed to be.”It will take time, of course. A lot of things need to be rebuilt. On the field, we had a good series against England, now the World Cup is coming up and that is another opportunity for us to turn things around,” signed off Gayle.advertisementAlso Read | Chris Gayle to KL Rahul: Wish you good luck for the World Cup but not against West IndiesAlso Read | Chris Gayle named West Indies vice-captain for 2019 World Cuplast_img read more

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