Kidambi Srikanth hasn’t tasted Milosque giddy success yet - though making three successive Super Series finals ought to feel as heady as it gets at 22. But the young shuttler has betrayed no signs of being vain liked the doomed grappler from yore.
Three decades before three-on-three basketball earned Olympic approval, it travelled from the streets of Michigan to Mumbai through a Swede from Moscow who wove avante-garde techniques into the dynamic game.
33-year-old Mithali Raj reckons it’ll be her last 50-over Cup, but she’s incredibly centred on the task at hand. The last world cup was difficult. India hosted the edition and it imploded into a nightmare, as the home team failed to even qualify for the Super 6.
While Gopichand is widely hailed for propping up India’s badminton with back-to-back Olympic medals, and credited for the success of PV Sindhu, he has his share of critics in certain state units, who accuse him of being dictatorial.
After the Rio Games setback, Kidambi Srikanth was scarily “unemotional”, but with his third Super Series title, he has emerged as a revitalised force. On Sunday he beat Japan's Kazumasa Sakai 21-11, 21-19.
A day after stunning Lee Chong Wei, World No. 25 HS Prannoy beats Olympic champion Chen Long 21-18, 16-21, 21-19. Prannoy, displayed a wide array of strokes and wits to match in the 75-minute-long encounter.
Six weeks after winning Singapore Open Super Series, B Sai Praneeth clinches Thailand Grand Prix Gold title. Thailand wasn’t as big as the Singapore Super Series in terms of ranking points, though Sai enjoyed beating a non-Indian for the title.
Buffon is what you fantasise nation’s militaries should be: assured and unconquerable seeing the whole game in front of them, not likely to be provoked, never given to crossing lines, unfazed for all of the 90 minutes, never running out of patience.