Anil Kumble was the best leader that I played under: Gautam Gambhir to India Today


first_imgFormer India cricketer Gautam Gambhir has picked Anil Kumble as the best captain that he played under, albeit for a brief period of time between 2007 and 2008.Gambhir made his international debut under Rahul Dravid in 2004 and then went on to play under Kumble, MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli’s captaincy during his 14-year international career.But it was under Kumble that he picked up the tricks of the trade and lauded the legendary leg-spinner for being a selfless leader for India.”There is a difference between being a captain and a leader. I have played under lots and lots of captains in my career. The most selfless and honest person that I have played under, and I have learned a lot.”I have been asked which is the best captain I have played under and I have always said that the captain is as good as his team. Today I can say that I have played under a lot of captains, but there was only one leader and that was Anil Kumble. I think I have learned so much from him,” Gambhir told India Today.Gambhir, who is one of the most successful captains in the Indian Premier League, credited Kumble for the way he led the team.”I have played only five Tests under him. I have learned a lot of my leadership skills from him. The way he was selfless and the way he was passionate… the way he was honest about his own cricket. I think I can say after I have retired that he was the best leader that I played under,” Gambhir, who announced his retirement from all forms of cricket earlier this month, added.advertisementGambhir’s leadership skills and astute cricketing brain was one of the main reasons behind Kolkata Knight Riders’ turnaround in the IPL. After Gambhir came on board in 2011, KKR went on to win two titles in 2012 and 2014.The 37-year-old also had a terrific record for India in one-day internationals in the limited opportunities that he got to lead the team. He has a 100 percent record in the 6 ODIs that he led in.Reflecting on his own captaincy, Gambhir stated that being selfless and honest about the game were perhaps his main qualities as a leader.”I don’t know, I haven’t captained India for a very long time. Sitting in front of you, I think I would have, because I think the most important thing in captaincy is being selfless and being honest. Probably I have both in me.”I don’t like talking too highly of myself, but one thing that I feel when I look back at my career, I can say that I have been honest to my profession and I have been very selfless as well. That is probably the most important thing about a leader and I think that I had both those things.”Whenever I captained KKR, I have been absolutely dead honest and been very selfless as well and that is what leaders are,” Gambhir added.Also Read | It was a massive shock: Gambhir recalls Dhoni’s 2012 selection policy for Australia seriesAlso Read | Ranji Trophy 2018: Gambhir scores farewell hundred, Rohera records highest first-class debut scoreAlso Read | Gautam Gambhir: Fiery, confrontational and generous philanthropistAlso Read | Gautam Gambhir and his love for World Cup finals: A brief recaplast_img read more

Chief Justice Commits to First-world Standards in Three Years


first_imgStory Highlights Outlining achievements of his first six months on the job, the Chief Justice said that in June and July this year, “we had a five-day leadership training course for all senior parish court judges, and a four-day leadership training programme for court administrators, registrars and deputy registrars of the Supreme Court; senior officers within court management services; as well as for supervisors in the Supreme Court, Court of Appeal and Coroners’ Court”. Delivering the main address at the Judiciary of Jamaica’s National Public Education Symposium and Expo, held on the grounds of the Clarendon Parish Court, in May Pen, Clarendon, on September 27, the Chief Justice said he is committed to First-World standards in the delivery of legal services.  Justice Sykes said he is now building the human capital in order to deliver the services needed and deserved by all Jamaicans. He added that no matter how many computers are available or how modern the buildings are, without the adequate personnel to do the job, it makes no sense. Chief Justice, Bryan Sykes, has given his commitment to raise the standards in the justice system to First World in three years.Delivering the main address at the Judiciary of Jamaica’s National Public Education Symposium and Expo, held on the grounds of the Clarendon Parish Court, in May Pen, Clarendon, on September 27, the Chief Justice said he is committed to First-World standards in the delivery of legal services.“I do not use the term administration, but delivery, because what matters is not what is planned or administered, but what is delivered. So I am making the commitment to Jamaica to be the best in the Caribbean in three years, and one of the best in the world in six years. In terms of service delivery, that is achievable,” Justice Sykes emphasised.He pointed out that the theme for his tenure as Chief Justice is: ‘One in Three in the Caribbean and One in Six in the World’, adding that although it is a dream and an idea, everything begins with an idea that has to be translated into action.Outlining achievements of his first six months on the job, the Chief Justice said that in June and July this year, “we had a five-day leadership training course for all senior parish court judges, and a four-day leadership training programme for court administrators, registrars and deputy registrars of the Supreme Court; senior officers within court management services; as well as for supervisors in the Supreme Court, Court of Appeal and Coroners’ Court”.He also noted that in August, the first visioning and strategic planning seminar was held. This involved the judiciary, Cabinet office and Ministry of Justice.“Out of this exercise, a strategic plan is being developed, and upon completion, will be shared with the nation no later than February 2019,” the Chief Justice said.Justice Sykes said he is now building the human capital in order to deliver the services needed and deserved by all Jamaicans. He added that no matter how many computers are available or how modern the buildings are, without the adequate personnel to do the job, it makes no sense.He encouraged students from five high schools present to participate as citizens who will be eligible to vote in a few years and take their place as adults in the society.“You have the opportunity to see what we do and make up your minds as to whether you want to be court administrators, lawyers, or serve in the courts. You are also citizens, and one of your roles is to assist in making Jamaica a peaceful and law-abiding country,” the Chief Justice said.Meanwhile, Justice Minister, Hon. Delroy Chuck, who brought greetings,   congratulated the Chief Justice and the Court Management Services for hosting the seminar.“The Ministry of Justice is committed to ensuring that the infrastructure and the facilities in the courts are of the highest standard,” the minister said.He pointed out that work is in progress at the Court of Appeal, and when it is completed next month, “it will definitely be five-star, and we are hoping that all the court facilities will be improved across the island. That is a commitment from us”.Among the entities offering services to attendees at the expo were Restorative Justice Unit, Justice Training Institute, National Taskforce Against Trafficking in Persons, Child Protection and Family Services Agency, Victim Services Division, Office of the Public Defender, Ministry of Justice, Dispute Resolution Foundation, National Integrity Action, Mobile Justice Unit, The Legal Aid Council and the Administrator General’s Department.last_img read more