IPL 2019: Bairstow-Warner bromance before Ashes wins hearts on social media

first_imgWhen an Australian hugged an Englishman at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad on Sunday, cricket fans on social media went berserk. Sunrisers Hyderabad openers David Warner and Jonny Bairstow got to the crease to face Royal Challengers Bangalore on Sunday and broke a few records – they now own the highest opening stand in the history of the IPL.No mercy was shown by Warner and Bairstow towards RCB’s bowlers. Right from the first over, bowled by Moeen Ali, both batsmen were relentless. Virat Kohli tried everything he could as captain but it was impossible to stop Bairstow and Warner on a hot Sunday afternoon in Hyderabad.Jonny Bairstow and David Warner broke the record for highest opening partnership in the IPL as the duo added 185.The previous record was held by an Indian (Gautam Gambhir) and an Australian (Chris Lynn) for Kolkata Knight Riders. Incidentally, like England and Australia, India and Australia also have a great cricketing rivalry, although the latter is a far more recent phenomenon.Bairstow scored his maiden IPL century off 54 balls and Warner, his partner at the other end, smashed his first century of the season, 100 not out off 55 balls.WATCH: @davidwarner31 – @jbairstow21 ‘open’ up about their 185 run standThe explosive opening duo discuss their individual s against RCB and their ‘unique’ ways of celebrating it! By @28anand @SunRisers #SRHvRCBFull Interview – https://t.co/qSjQxIWDKa pic.twitter.com/ojfKkLEXkyIndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 1, 2019This is what the IPL does! A highly strung aggressive Aussie runs down the wicket to hug a pretty expressive Englishman in an Ashes year!! @SunRisersadvertisementHarsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) March 31, 2019Watching @jbairstow21 & @davidwarner31 bat. Must say everything about their partnership has been extraordinary. Some serious shots and hard running between the wickets in this heat. Truly remarkable…#SRHvRCB pic.twitter.com/X4Xl1fpfv1Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) March 31, 2019After a spectacular celebration, the world witnessed something rare – an Aussie-Englishman hug, just 3-4 months before the Ashes. Even Kevin Peterson questioned Bairstow, asking him if he can tell the world about that hug in an Ashes year.This is what Bairstow had to say about batting with Warner.”It was great to bat here – between the wickets it’s one of the bigger pitches in India so getting the gaps and constantly rotating the strike is tough – fantastic pitch out there. I’m not sure I’m superhuman, I’m absolutely cooked, but as long as you’re getting your head through the ball it’s alright – only if you fall over, you’ll miscue it,” Bairstow said.”It was fantastic to bat in the middle with Warner – and it’s fantastic he’s got the Orange cap. The crowd is amazing, the fans are fanatical, and we are fortunate to have them,” he added.Warner also agreed with his opening partner, saying, “I think the 12 months have done me well – I think I am refreshed. A fantastic partnership – a fantastic innings by Jonny (Bairstow). Half the job is done.”Here’s how fans and cricket pundits on social media reacted:That was extraordinary @jbairstow21 … Great to see England players lighting up the #ipl2019 !!Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) March 31, 2019The one thing that won’t get much of a mention but should are @jbairstow21 & @davidwarner31 fitness levels … 40 degrees and they are taking 2s for Fun … if you want to be World class ya need to be a fitness freak as well as a Cricket freak … #IPL2019Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) March 31, 2019One hard-hitting Australian: @davidwarner31 + one explosive Englishman : @jbairstow21 = a pair that have hit three 100+ partnerships in three games, including the highest opening partnership in @IPL history today! https://t.co/9kTAEoHzbYICC (@ICC) March 31, 2019An Englishman and an Aussie hug each other four months before the Ashes.What a moment. That’s the beauty of IPL. #SRHvRCB #Warner #Bairstow #IPL2019 pic.twitter.com/a6DYrH9eBdMandar (@Maddy_CFC) March 31, 2019What a partnership this is … Bairstow and Warner #VivoIPL2019 Great understanding / awareness … brilliant running between . It’s a dream combo @SunRisers Tough to dislodge as hardly take chances.. they both got plenty options of scoring .Russel Arnold (@RusselArnold69) March 31, 2019#SRHvRCB #IPL2019 @MClarke23 @MitchJohnson398what a partnership between warner and bairstow …. can’t see them having banter in Ashes later this year ..this is the beauty of IPLShrikant (@MrShrikantK413) March 31, 2019It will be fun seeing Bairstow and Warner against each other in the ashes @cricbuzz #Haveyoursaymeet mehta (@MRmeet_mehta17) March 31, 2019Only in IPL it happens.. Warner hugging Bairstow but be sure Ashes series will be totally different….Enjoy the moment as of now pic.twitter.com/J8nUf75UEwadvertisementSsanjay Taannk (@SsanjayTaannk) April 1, 2019When an Englishman and an Australian bat together, they create #Ashes of other teams @IPL #IPL2019 #VIVOIPL #DCvKKR #SRHvRCB #Bairstow #Warner @bhogleharshaKunal Sood (@swaggedout5abi) March 31, 2019Commentators- v have nvr seen moment like any Aussie hugs English emotionally 3-4 month before ashes , playing for the crowd,(Commentators to bairstow)Kevin- wat was feeling with David Warner on d strip,Jhonny Bairstow – that’s what IPL passion, #SRHvRCB #OrangeArmy #IPL2019 pic.twitter.com/zpjDhQeO2IAbhi Ojha (@AbhiOjha236) March 31, 2019last_img read more

Government Making Home Ownership More Affordable

first_imgThe 33-year-old customer service representative says the changes have placed him in a better position to access benefits.“I (have) always aspired to own my own home; it’s one of the many things on the (life goals) checklist that I have,” he shares.For Melanie Whyte, who is a renter, investing in her own home is now a reality.She says she has long wanted to make the switch from paying rent to putting her hard-earned money into something she can call her own.“When you are paying rent, while you have somewhere to reside, that place belongs to someone else. On the contrary, when you are paying towards your mortgage, that house will be yours in the end,” she tells JIS News.The Government has also provided a $150,000 grant to NHT mortgagors with disabilities or those who reside with and care for family members with disabilities. The grant is to be used to retrofit/upgrade the dwelling to make it suitable to serve their needs.The individual with the disability must be residing at the mortgaged property and registered with the Jamaica Council for Persons with Disabilities (JCPD).Contributors who are disabled and earn $30,000 per week or less will borrow at a rate of zero per cent.Meanwhile, contributors earning below $12,000 weekly and who have been contributing for over seven years, will be able to access up to $2.5 million for an NHT home grant.By combining their mortgage loan and the home grant amount, these contributors should be able to purchase a unity equivalent in value to an NHT studio. Previously, contributors benefited from a maximum home grant of $1.5 million. Story Highlights For many Jamaicans, owning a piece of the rock, a home, which they can pass down to future generations, is one of the most important life goals.The Government is making it easier for persons to realise their dream by implementing a raft of measures to make home ownership easier and more affordable.These include increasing the National Housing Trust (NHT) loan ceiling, reducing the interest rates on mortgages for lower-income groups, providing 100 per cent financing for all NHT units, improving home grants, and establishing a special grant for persons with disabilities to assist with retrofitting their houses.Since July 1, thousands of persons have been able to access more funds to purchase houses on the open market and NHT-financed scheme units, and build on own land, through an increase in the loan ceiling from $4.5 million to $5.5 million.In addition, the loan limit for the 15-plus loan category has been increased to $2.5 million from $1.5 million.This is for contributors who want to repair, improve or expand an existing mortgaged property or those who want to purchase or construct a residential property once the beneficiary is no longer a homeowner.With this new policy, two qualified NHT contributors can co-apply and access up to $5 million for home improvements.In addition, the house lot loan limit has been increased to $2.5 million from $2 million.The NHT now offers 100 per cent mortgage financing for all housing units it produces. This means that the Trust will lend qualified contributors the full amount required to buy NHT units, providing that they can afford the monthly loan payments.A number of persons are welcoming the new policy measures.Eduardo Ferguson tells JIS News that the move by the Administration is a commendable one, as it is ensuring that all Jamaicans, not only those from the upper echelons of society, are provided with an opportunity to own a home. For many Jamaicans, owning a piece of the rock, a home, which they can pass down to future generations, is one of the most important life goals. Eduardo Ferguson tells JIS News that the move by the Administration is a commendable one, as it is ensuring that all Jamaicans, not only those from the upper echelons of society, are provided with an opportunity to own a home. By combining their mortgage loan and the home grant amount, these contributors should be able to purchase a unity equivalent in value to an NHT studio. Previously, contributors benefited from a maximum home grant of $1.5 million. NHT contributors are taking advantage of the new policy measures, with Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, announcing recently that the entity is set to deliver a historic 8,000 mortgages this financial year.This will amount to approximately $28 billion of housing loans.The Prime Minister said the NHT is delivering on the mandate set by the Government to build more houses.“We are not just building houses in the high-income category, we’re not building houses alone in the middle-income category but we are building mostly housing solutions for persons above minimum wage,” he notes.The Prime Minister says the Government is ensuring that the required infrastructure is in place to meet the demands of a growing population.The NHT housing programme for the 2017/2018 financial year will see the commencement of construction of almost 6,000 housing solutions across Jamaica. The target is 15,000 over the next three years.Housing developments under construction include Ruthven Towers in St. Andrew; Colbeck Castle 1 and 2 in Clarendon/St. Catherine; Longville 2A and Monymusk 2 in Clarendon; Barham, Darliston and Masemure in Westmoreland; and The Estuary and Cashew Grove in St. James.The NHT is an entity set up by the Government to lend money at low interest rates to contributors who wish to build, buy or repair/improve their houses or who wish to buy or build on lots.The NHT also develops housing schemes for sale to contributors and provides low-cost financing to private developers.last_img read more