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Sachin Tendulkar wishes childhood friend Vinod Kambli on his 47th birthday

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first_imgSachin Tendulkar wishes childhood friend Vinod Kambli on his 47th birthdayHappy Birthday Vinod Kambli: Batting great Sachin Tendulkar led the wishes for his childhood friend, Vinod Kambli, on his 47th birthday. The two cricketers were involved in quite a few memorable partnerships at the domestic and the international level.advertisement India Today Web Desk New DelhiJanuary 18, 2019UPDATED: January 18, 2019 13:13 IST Sachin Tendulkar wished his childhood friend Vinod Kambli on social media on Friday (@sachin_rt Photo)HIGHLIGHTSFormer India cricketer Vinod Kambli, who played more than 100 ODIs, turns 47 on FridaySachin Tendulkar, a childhood friend of Vinod Kambli, wished the former left-handed batsman on social mediaKambli, who had scored 1084 runs in just 17 Tests, retired from international cricket in 2009Batting great Sachin Tendulkar took to social media to lead wishes for his childhood friend, Vinod Kambli, who is celebrating his 47th birthday on Friday.Tendulkar wished his friend always remained in “pink health” while posting a picture of himself and Kambli, from what seems to be last year’s Christmas celebrations.”Happy Birthday, @vinodkambli349! May you always be in the “PINK” of health my friend!” Tendulkar wrote on Twitter.Notably, Tendulkar was present at Kambli’s birthday bash last year. The Master Blaster had uploaded photographs from their celebrations on social media.Happy Birthday, @vinodkambli349!May you always be in the PINK of health my friend! pic.twitter.com/VD1ir84aqfSachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) January 18, 2019The two had recently attended the funeral of their childhood coach, Ramakant Achrekar, who passed away in Mumbai on January 1, 2019.Achrekar had maintained that Kambli and Tendulkar were equally talented but the former lacked the ability to assess his own game.Kambli, who had played 17 Tests and 104 ODIs, during his nine-year-long international cricket career, was spoken in the same breath as Sachin Tendulkar during the nascent stages of their career.The childhood friends had announced their arrival in Mumbai cricket circle with a historic partnership of 664 runs with individual scores of 326 not out (Tendulkar) and 349 not out (Kambli) for Shardashram Vidyamandir against St Xavier’s High School in the Harris Shield semi-final in February 1988.While his friend Tendulkar had made his international debut in 1989, Kambli had to wait for two more years to earn his spotlight at the highest level.advertisementKambli made a stunning start to his Test career, smashing two double centuries in his first seven Tests. However, he played his last Test at the age of 24. The flamboyant Mumbai cricketer’s disciplinary issues had played a big part in not allowing realise his full potential.”In a sense that is true [attitude is Kambli’s worst enemy]. He comes from a very poor family, and often does not know how to behave, both on and off the field. He doesn’t mean any harm, it is just that his fondness for a flamboyant lifestyle, his swagger, gives him an I-don’t-care appearance, which puts people’s backs up. I’ve spoken to him about this, enough times, each time he tells me he will improve, but that determination lasts only for a couple of days, then he reverts to his own former behaviour,” Achrekar had told Rediff Cricket as early as 1998.Also Read | Yuzvendra Chahal 1st spinner to take 6 wickets in an ODI in AustraliaAlso Read | Hardik Pandya’s moment of madness gives Vijay Shankar another shot at redemptionFor 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 byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow Sachin TendulkarFollow Vinod KambliFollow India cricket teamFollow Ramakant Achrekarlast_img read more

WatchKathleen Wynne to Tim Hortons franchisees Stop using employees as pawns in

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A spokeswoman for the Great White North Franchisee Association, which represents some Tim Hortons shop owners, said the group had no comment on the latest incident.Meanwhile, Ontario Labour Minister Kevin Flynn said he was struggling to understand why some Tim Hortons franchisees would court “reputational risk” by taking actions that hurt employees.The minimum wage policy is popular with the majority of Ontario residents and most businesses are implementing it without complaint, he said.“This whole rearguard action by some individuals seems to be contrary to the wishes of the people of Ontario and contrary to the spirit of the changes in the first place,” he said. “Even the harshest business critic hasn’t said to me that ‘I believe people should work or live in poverty.”‘Flynn said he would still welcome further discussions with small business owners about the policy but said Wynne was right to criticize the franchisees for such actions.“If they wanted to come in and have a chat as to how they might get through this, we would have been happy to sit down with them,” he said. “They didn’t have to take it out on a group of people that are making less than $15 an hour. That just seems cruel.”Rallies were planned in cities across the country Friday against Tim Hortons franchisees who slash workers’ benefits and breaks in light of Ontario’s minimum wage increase.Organizers behind the protest campaign, dubbed Fight for $15 and Fairness, have said the demonstrations were not about the franchise owners themselves, but rather to pressure their parent company.Tim Hortons has said individual franchisees are responsible for setting employee wages and benefits, while complying with applicable laws. But some franchisees argue the corporation, which controls prices, should help owners grappling with the mandated wage hike by allowing them to raise prices.— with files from Peter Cameron TORONTO — Ontario’s premier is double-doubling down on her criticism of Tim Hortons franchisees who cut worker benefits amid the province’s minimum wage hike, saying a couple that own a trio of coffee shops east of Toronto shouldn’t use employees as pawns to push back against her government’s actions.Kathleen Wynne posted a statement on social media Friday that linked to a report about apparent benefits cuts at certain Tim Hortons locations in Whitby, Ont., and Ajax, Ont.In a letter to employees being circulated on social media, franchisees Jason and Susan Holman tell workers that changes must be made as a result of the new “substantial, mandatory raise” they will be receiving. If the employees take issue with those changes, they should call Wynne, the letter says.Tim Hortons protests expand beyond Ontario, with 50 rallies planned across Canada FridayMost Ontarians back minimum wage hike, say it will benefit the economyTim Hortons getting ‘dragged through the mud’ and iconic brand isn’t doing anything to stop it“I encourage you to let her know how your workplace will change as a result of her new law and that you will not vote Liberal in the coming Ontario election in June 2018,” the note says.Wynne said the situation was “not acceptable.”“When I said franchise owners should take their fight to me, I didn’t mean they should use their employees as pawns,” Wynne wrote in a post on Twitter. “I’m happy to talk to any business owner about the minimum wage but taking it out on employees is not fair and not acceptable.”Jason Holman said he had “absolutely no comment” when reached by phone Friday afternoon at a Whitby Tim Hortons.Earlier this month, Wynne accused the children of Tim Hortons’ founders, who own a pair of franchises in Cobourg, Ont., of “bullying” their employees by cutting paid breaks and benefits in response to the wage hike. She said if Ron Joyce Jr., whose father co-founded the coffee shop chain, was opposed to the Liberal government’s decision to raise the minimum wage, he should have picked a fight with her, not the workers.Ontario’s minimum wage rose on Jan. 1 to $14 an hour from $11.60. It will jump to $15 in Jan. 1, 2019.Taking it out on employees is not fair and not acceptableWynne read more