Wednesday, Feb 01, 2023

Weekly sports newsletter


Magnus Carlsen vs Hans Niemann: Cheating confessions, insinuations and a sore losing tantrum

September 24, 2022 4:25 pm

Weekly Sports Newsletter: The pieces that were once on the board seem to have come alive and stepped off the board to be in the real world. The world waits for them to choose the squares they would move to - white or black.

Pakistan's small-town cricket revolution springs from greater democratisation

September 11, 2022 3:17 pm

Weekly Sports Newsletter: Naseem Shah, Mohammad Rizwan, Fakhar Zaman, Iftikhar Ahmed, Haris Rauf and Khushdil Shah are Pathans with Khyber roots. Had Shaheen Shah Afridi and Mohammad Wasim Jr been fit, Pakistan would be pretty close to being called Pathan XI.

For T20 big-hitters like Asif Ali and Hardik Pandya each ball is a virtual set-piece, a standalone event

August 27, 2022 7:08 pm

Weekly Sports Newsletter: T20 cricket, especially for its MVPs who take stage when the game is on the boil, is no longer seen as a 20-over game in true sense. It’s now a contest of 120 balls.

Sports, A Musical: How Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan helped Pakistan World Cuppers? Why Sachin Tendulkar heard Bryan Adams on loop?

August 21, 2022 9:07 am

Weekly Sports Newsletter: Nusrat's voice had the power to transport listeners to a world without worries, and It also helped Pakistan win the 1992 cricket World Cup.

India's global T20 take over shows that being first is overrated

August 14, 2022 7:24 pm

Weekly Sports Newsletter: Most of cricket's innovations were born in England but India has the knack of embracing the idea whose time has come.

Teen singing star, Justin Bieber's mate, Miley Cyrus one-time boyfriend and now CWG swimming gold medalist

August 06, 2022 9:18 am

Weekly Sports Newsletter: The Cody Simpson story shows sports can also attract those with global fame, super stardom and everything that money can buy.

Why would Rishabh Pant, Suryakumar Yadav, Rohit Sharma, Yuzevendra Chahal want the world to see their leg-pulling session?

July 30, 2022 1:13 pm

Weekly Sports Newsletter: On a non-match day, probably to ward off the boredom of a long tour, Rishabh Pant, Suryakumar Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal and Rohit Sharma connected on Insta Live.

Wrist assured, Rishabh Pant & Suryakumar Yadav will ensure Virat Kohli & Rohit Sharma wouldn’t be missed

July 24, 2022 6:55 pm

Weekly Sports Newsletter: When India was getting angry and angsty about Virat Kohli edging the ball behind the stumps, England, in a trance, were processing two soul-stirring centuries – Pant’s 113-ball 125 in the Manchester ODI and Surya’s 55-ball 114 in the Nottingham T20I.

Hitch-hiking to England after Taliban takeover, a Afghan teen, in care of foster parents, impresses Freddie Flintoff with his pace and big hits

July 16, 2022 5:56 pm

Weekly Sports Newsletter: Mo Farah, Moeen Ali, Zidane have proved that immigrants return the favour to their adopted home in the long run - they give much more than what they get. Ethnically mixed-matched teams are versatile, dynamic and dangerously unpredictable. In Adnan, another sporting success is unfolding in England.

Same cast and similar script to 2007 World Cup, can Rahul Dravid and Rohit Sharma take right calls, avoid another debacle?

July 12, 2022 3:28 pm

Dravid-Rohit are dealing with the same pre-World Cup dilemma as Dravid-Chappell did in 2007. India are again top-heavy and there are more than one ‘slow coach’ seniors with strike rate issues.