In his latest book Iron Ambition, Mike Tyson narrates the story of Constantine ‘Cus’ D’Amato, the man who saved him from a gloomy future and, possibly, an early death, in the mean streets of Brownsville.
In small homes and swelling cricket academies, in her native Punjab town and its neighbouring villages, the star of the Indian women’s team at the World Cup, Harmanpreet Kaur, is firing many a dream. The Indian Express captures some.
In modern team sport, players are usually more dispensable than coaches. Even those that are considered superstars. Cricket, however, has historically been different. And Indian cricket has been a different ball game altogether.