How’s the Josh? Team India asks after historic 4-1 series win over New Zealand

first_imgHow’s the Josh? Team India asks after historic 4-1 series win over New ZealandThe Indian cricket team celebrated their 35-run win over New Zealand in the fifth ODI by cheering “How’s the josh?” after the end of the match in Wellington. India claimed the 5-match series 4-1advertisement Ritayan Basu WellingtonFebruary 3, 2019UPDATED: February 3, 2019 19:47 IST India won the 5-ODI series 4-1 against New Zealand with a 35-run victory in the 5th match (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSIndia beat New Zealand in the fifth ODI by 35 runs to take the series 4-1Team India celebrated by cheering “How’s the josh?” after the end of the matchThe phrase comes from the recently released Bollywood movie ‘Uri: The Surgical Strike’India defeated New Zealand by 35 runs in the fifth and final one day international against New Zealand to clinch the 5-ODI series 4-1 at the Westpac Stadium in Wellington on Sunday.After the pleasantries and awards were done, the Indian cricket team had but one question to ask – “How’s the josh?””High Sir!” came the roaring reply.Looks like the “JOSH” in the squad is “HIGH SIR”‘HOWS THE JOSH’ – @vickykaushal09 #TeamIndia (@BCCI) February 3, 2019The above phrase comes from the recently released and highly successful Vicky Kaushal-starrer Bollywood movie ‘Uri: The Surgical Strike’.Team India too celebrated the ODI series win with the now iconic movie line. As per tradition now, the trophy was lifted by the youngest member of the Indian squad — Shubman Gill – who played his debut series.Shikhar Dhawan too broke into an impromptu dance celebrating India’s victory by doing a few steps of bhangra.#TeamIndia (@BCCI) February 3, 2019After the win Rohit Sharma was full of praise for his team, esecially after the heavy loss in the 4th ODI inHamilton, which all seriousness was an aberration.”Especially after the Hamilton loss, that was a big loss for us the way we lost there. At the toss I said we needed to come together as a team and we did that,” Rohit said at the post match presentation.”We showed a lot of character. With the ball as well. The wicket got flat at the end, with the dew. At one point it looked like it would be an easy chase. But lot of people put their hands up and got us through,” Rohit said.advertisementVirat Kohli too took to social media to praise the Indian team’s efforts, as he also spoke highly of the “character” of the players.From Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Minister of Defence Nirmala Sitharaman to even interim Finance Minister Piyush Goyal using the phrase, “How’s the Josh?”, in the recent past.The overwhelming love for the line from his film, prompted Vicky Kaushal to take to social media to thank everyone.”It’s not just a line anymore, you all have turned it into an emotion,” he wrote on Instagram.Also Read | Kane Williamson gracious in defeat: India a world-class side, deserve series winAlso Read | Don’t think setting targets has ever been an issue, says RayuduFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to 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 Tags :Follow India vs New ZealandFollow 5th ODIFollow Vicky KaushalFollow series winlast_img read more

Bond swap hammers Greek banks Big 4 suffer €28bn in losses

by News Staff Posted Apr 20, 2012 3:58 pm MDT ATHENS, Greece – Four major Greek banks on Friday announced combined losses of €28 billion ($36.9 billion) in 2011, hammered by a recent bond-swap deal between Greece and with private creditors that leaves local lenders in pressing need of promised bailout money.Although the debt restructuring occurred this year, Greece’s National Bank, Alpha Bank, Eurobank and Piraeus Bank incorporated the losses into last year’s results.Hardest hit was National Bank, the largest Greek lender by assets, which said it had suffered an operating loss of €289 million ($381.25 million) last year, but a total loss of €12.3 billion ($16.23 billion) when including the damage from the debt swap.“It is clear that the Greek banking system is suffering the consequences of the fiscal crisis,” NBG’s CEO Apostolos Tamvakakis said in a statement.“It faces losses that amount to tens of billions of euros, mainly because of the debt exchange for Greek government bonds, and relatively smaller sums … from anticipated future losses in banks’ loan portfolios.”The other three lenders announced corresponding losses of €5.5 billion ($7.26 billion) for Eurobank, €3.8 billion ($5 billion) for Alpha Bank, and €6.3 billion ($8.31 billion) for Piraeus Bank.Under the landmark deal, some €105 billion ($138.52 billion) off Greece’s €368 billion ($485.47 billion) total debt load will be erased, with banks and other private lenders agreeing to trade in old bonds for new ones that have better repayment terms for the crisis-hit country.The agreement was vital for Greece to escape default and continue to receive rescue loans from other eurozone countries and the International Monetary Fund, as well as assistance for its cash-depleted banks.Earlier Friday, Prime Minister Lucas Papademos said had Greece has received the first €25 billion ($32.72 billion) in European funds to bolster its banks.Papademos said the funding from the European Financial Stability Facility would balance the massive bond-swap losses, as the country stands to draw a total €50 billion ($66 billion) from the EFSF for its banks.“Without this capital support, the orderly functioning of the (Greek) banking system could not be guaranteed,” Papademos told a business conference.But he added: “If the banks want a capital boost from the state they must increase the funds made available to businesses, especially small businesses.” Bond swap hammers Greek banks: Big 4 suffer €28bn in losses AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more