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Bharat Sundaresan


90 miles, 90 metres: Spot the difference between Neeraj and Shoaib’s stance
Wed, Aug 04, 2021

Throwing and bowling are rarely used in the same breath without raising eyebrows. But javelin throw and fast bowling are both largely based on getting a lot of lead-up movements into one big release.

Cook, Give Back: MasterChef Australia winner Sashi Cheliah on taking food back to his roots
Sun, Feb 03, 2019

Prison guard Sashi Cheliah, the first Indian-origin winner of MasterChef Australia, on taking food back to his roots.

Ranji Trophy: Arzan Nagwaswalla reconnects two Mumbai favourites
Thu, Nov 29, 2018

It was only Arzan Nagwaswalla's third first-class match to boot, and by the time he got his chance with the ball, fellow left-armer Roosh Kalaria had already knocked over the Mumbai openers with an impressive spell of seam bowling.

Explained: What are penalty runs?
Mon, Nov 19, 2018

Under cricket laws, these can be awarded on various grounds. Two of these came into play last week

In pursuit of cricketing zen, Jalaj Saxena piles on runs and wickets
Fri, Nov 16, 2018

Jalaj Saxena scored a ton opening the innings and took eight-wickets to fashion Kerala’s win against Andhra Pradesh.

Australia tour presents India with another chance to walk the talk
Fri, Nov 16, 2018

India go into the tour of Australia having lost two crucial Test series against South Africa and England earlier in the year.

Nagaland Cricket Association’s Sovima Stadium: A final frontier for Indian cricket
Mon, Nov 12, 2018

Neither the British nor the most colonial of all sports could make an inroad into Nagaland; at long last, cricket has planted its flag here.

Ranji Trophy: In football-crazy Shillong, one cricketer attracted crowds
Mon, Nov 05, 2018

Sunil Gavaskar’s maiden visit to the town saw thousands gather at the Garrison Club ground to see the legendary Indian opener in the flesh.

Ranji Trophy: Of music, football and traces of cricket in Meghalaya
Sun, Nov 04, 2018

Meghalaya played their first Ranji match at home since 1948, but not many seem to care in the sport’s traditional outpost.

India’s Youth Olympics medal haul: Fact-checking the Citius, Altius, Fortius
Sun, Oct 28, 2018

India collected 13 medals at the Youth Olympics, leaving powerhouses such as Britain and Germany in the shade but is the big haul a pointer to a golden future?

India vs West Indies, 3rd ODI: Visitors beat one-man army
Sun, Oct 28, 2018

Virat Kohli scored a third consecutive hundred but his teammates floundered as India lost the third ODI against West Indies by 43 runs.

India vs West Indies 3rd ODI: Shimron Hetmyer, Windies face fresh challenge as Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah return
Sat, Oct 27, 2018

India welcome back their premier limited-overs fast bowlers in Jasprit Bumrah and Bhuvneshwar Kumar for the third ODI against West Indies

India Test squad for Australia: Murali Vijay, Rohit Sharma get ticket to Australia
Sat, Oct 27, 2018

Following the debacle in England - based on the eventual scoreline anyway- Murai Vijay and Rohit Sharma have forged their way back for the Test tour to Australia later this year.

India vs West Indies: Ambati Rayudu, the renaissance man
Fri, Oct 26, 2018

His career has hit many roadblocks — mostly self-created — but Ambati Rayudu is on his way to sealing a spot in the Indian batting line-up.

From 0 – 10,000 runs: Virat Kohli’s journey
Fri, Oct 26, 2018

With every year, Virat Kohli kept elevating his game, eventually culminating in him scaling the 10k peak in ODIs faster than anyone else.

India vs West Indies 2nd ODI: Shimron Hetmyer comes to the party
Wed, Oct 24, 2018

The young West Indian batsman Shimron Hetmyer gave a glimpse of his prodigious talent with a ton in the first ODI against India.

India vs West Indies: Oshane Thomas, the new kid in the fast lane
Sun, Oct 21, 2018

Oshane Thomas, the 21-year-old from Jamaica, bowls at 150 kmph and has impressed Chris Gayle. He could make his debut in the first ODI against India.

India vs West Indies: With Rishabh Pant, a glove-work in progress
Thu, Oct 18, 2018

In front of the stumps, Rishabh Pant is rapidly becoming a force to reckon with; behind the stumps, however, there’s scope for improvement

India vs West Indies: Loss-loss situation for West Indies; only captain Jason Holder stands tall
Mon, Oct 15, 2018

Jason Holder had to miss the opening Test in Rajkot owing to injury, a gargantuan loss for his team. And he’d made his presence felt enormously in Hyderabad.

India vs West Indies: Lethal weapon Umesh runs riot
Tue, Oct 23, 2018

Umesh Yadav, a walking manual of fast bowling on Indian pitches, picks up 10 wickets in Hyderabad as India rout West Indies to win the series 2-0

India vs West Indies: Specialist on field, Windies put greenhorn gloveman under harsh spotlight 
Tue, Oct 23, 2018

After the regular Test keeper, Shane Dowrich went off the field owing to an injury, it was intriguing that the visitors opted to bring in Jahmar Hamilton cold rather than giving the gloves to Shai Hope.

India vs West Indies: With Rishabh Pant, and Prithvi Shaw, India’s future is here and now
Tue, Oct 23, 2018

India's second youngest player, Rishabh Pant, builds on the platform laid by the youngest, Prthivi Shaw, on the second day at Uppal.

Roston Chase: The guy who would be ‘worth 50 million pounds’ if he were a footballer
Sat, Oct 13, 2018

On Friday, Roston Chase not only rescued West Indies from yet another potential disaster, he also ended the day on the cusp of a deserved hundred.

India vs West Indies 2nd Test, Day 1: Chase is on, but Windies still behind in race
Sat, Oct 13, 2018

Despite Roston Chase's unbeaten 98 and captain Jason Holder’s resolute 52, West Indies are far from a position of strength on a flat surface.

Chief selector MSK Prasad on communication: Team, selectors on the same page
Fri, Oct 12, 2018

MSK Prasad has been under fire incessantly of late over certain calls made during the England Test series, which India lost 4-1.