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Tuesday, January 18, 2022

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Weekly Sports Newsletter: KL Rahul India skipper, Hardik Pandya IPL captain ... What?

January 18, 2022 2:55 pm

How the leading the national team is very different from being in-charge of a franchise team and Indian cricket's decision makers should know this.

Weekly Sports Newsletter: Who wouldn't like to see Dean Elgar and Cheteshwar Pujara get their due

January 08, 2022 3:02 pm

Elgar, and before that Pujara, showed that cricket still had space for those with patience to play time, courage to take body blows and conviction to stick to their much-maligned, often ugly batting approach.

Weekly Sports Newsletter: Social media makes Kohli India's most powerful captain ever

December 23, 2021 11:42 am

Virat Kohli has at his disposal an army of die-hards ever-eager to launch locust-like attacks that swarm timelines with their opinions.

Weekly Sports Newsletter: Why Kohli and Rohit are like partners in a three-legged race

December 12, 2021 7:36 am

In the unending drama that is Indian cricket, this week the plot thickened. Within days of the new coach taking over this team in transition came the succession twist.

Weekly Sports Newsletter: How pacer Bumrah and drag-flicker Harmanpreet have changed India’s sporting identity

November 27, 2021 8:58 am

It was only post 2010, that India got a few drag-flickers who had to be hidden before and after the PC set-piece. The decade would see Rupinder Pal Singh getting joined by his skill-twin Harmanpreet Singh.

Weekly Sports Newsletter: India needs a Sehwag, Srikkanth kind of opener

November 20, 2021 9:29 am

That Sehwag-Srikkanth brand of batting freedom is quickly disappearing. Freedom's old mate uncertainty has proved to be its biggest foe. For the number-obsessed dressing room, inconsistency is synonymous with incompetence.

Weekly Sports Newsletter: Good old Pakistan back, and so is cricket's delightful unpredictability

November 13, 2021 1:31 pm

Every sport needs an enigmatic team to enrich its narrative, cricket for years had Pakistan.

Weekly Sports Newsletter: Sunday the new Friday, Dubai the new Sharjah

October 26, 2021 1:02 pm

The unreasonable emotional investment in face-offs between the arch rivals would trigger curfew on streets, see a spike in televisions sales and also result in sound thrashing for a generation of kids.

Weekly Sports Newsletter: Why 150 kph young pacers make Indians misty-eyed

October 09, 2021 9:00 am

A thunderbolt struck during the Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Kolkata Knight Riders game. Umran Malik, a fruit-seller's son from Gujjar Nagar, Jammu's modest locality, sent the speed gun into a tizzy.