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Saturday, October 24, 2020

Dipankar Lahiri


Mohammad Nissar, India’s first and furious pacer that it lost to Partition
Fri, Aug 14, 2020

Mohammad Nissar bowled India's first ball in Test cricket, took its first wicket, and its first 5-wicket haul. However, a chain of events started by World War II and Partition resulted in his remarkable achievements being forgotten.

‘The greatest joy is of playing’: The legendary Pankaj Advani on his longest break from sport
Sat, Jul 25, 2020

Pankaj Advani says what keeps him pushing, even after having won 23 world titles and a Career Grand Slam, is the simple joy of playing and competing.

‘Now I’ll show you’: Balwinder Sandhu on how a bouncer to the head in the ’83 final got him fired up
Fri, Jun 26, 2020

Balwinder Sandhu played few matches for India on either side of the 1983 World Cup, but his two moments of heroism in the final vs West Indies make him an unforgettable figure in Indian cricket history.

The 7-year-old who has professional cricketers like Michael Atherton praising her technique
Fri, Apr 24, 2020

Pari, who lives in Haryana's Rohtak, is coached by her father Pardeep Sharma, a former cricketer whose teammates at the university level included former Indian cricketers Ajay Ratra and Joginder Sharma.

Virat Kohli to Anil Kumble, what Shahid Afridi had to say about India’s star cricketers
Sat, Apr 25, 2020

Shahid Afridi talks of how he used to be great friends with many Indian cricketers like Yuvraj Singh, Harbhajan Singh, Ajay Jadeja. On the changed atmosphere these days, Afridi says, 'Kohli, Sehwag and Co. clearly don't get that.'

On This Day: Viv Richards’ ‘war dance’ creates an umpiring controversy with racial undertones
Sun, Apr 12, 2020

When an act by Viv Richards led to the umpire being 'conned', the batsman breaking his foot, police being called in to break up clashes and a race controversy breaking out in the world of sport.

Faster than Usain Bolt? A fact-check of kambala jockey Srinivasa Gowda’s ‘record’
Sun, Apr 12, 2020

Is the jubilation over kambala jockey Srinivasa Gowda warranted? Is equating speeds in a race for buffaloes and speeds in a race for humans logical?

Novak Djokovic closes in on eclipsing Federer, but is still never the favourite
Sun, Oct 11, 2020

Novak Djokovic is on course to win three or more Majors and break Federer's all-time record. Why then, despite arguably being the most dominant player since 2008, does Djokovic not draw the kind of adulation that Federer and Nadal do?

Mayank Vaid becomes first Indian to complete Enduroman triathlon, breaks world record
Mon, Sep 16, 2019

Mayank Vaid has become the 44th person in the world and the first Indian to finish the Enduroman, considered one of the toughest endurance competitions in the world. Remarkably, Vaid also broke the record for the shortest time in which the triathlon has been completed.

My ties with Zimbabwe have been cut: Henry Olonga on how Robert Mugabe changed his life
Tue, Sep 10, 2019

Henry Olonga fled Zimbabwe 16 years ago because of Robert Mugabe and his 'henchmen'. His cricket career ended prematurely because he chose to take a stand against his country's government. Speaking on Mugabe, Olonga says his legacy could so easily have been so much different.

Jobby Justin says I-League is India’s best league, but made sense to move to ISL
Tue, Aug 20, 2019

Jobby Justin, the 25-year-old India striker who made his international debut in July 2019, was at the centre of a transfer row between two clubs from the I-League and ISL till last month.

Meet the Mathurs, who drove across 17 countries to watch India at the World Cup
Sun, Jul 14, 2019

Anupam Mathur and five members of his family drove from Singapore to England over 48 days just to watch India play at the World Cup. He explains why they did it.

Dutee Chand wins historic 100-metre gold in Naples
Wed, Jul 10, 2019

Dutee Chand won the gold medal in the women's 100-metre sprint at the 30th Summer University Games in Naples on Tuesday. This is the first time an Indian has won a 100-metre gold at a global event.

Bhuvi or Shami? Virat Kohli will have to choose between trusting his gut or the signs
Mon, Jul 01, 2019

The problem with choosing between Bhuvneshwar Kumar Mohammed Shami is that one has to choose between two of the top pacers in the world based on current form.

David Warner, Steve Smith silence Lord’s boos with smiles and runs
Sat, Jul 06, 2019

David Warner was booed throughout his innings of 53 off 61 balls, and there was minimal applause for his six boundaries. Even when he reached his half-century, boos rang out at Lord's,