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Monday, December 06, 2021

Dipankar Lahiri


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 and Nadal, but is still never the favourite
Sun, Sep 12, 2021

Novak Djokovic will break Federer and Nadal's all-time record of 20 Slams if he wins the 2021 US Open. Why then, despite 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
Tue, Sep 07, 2021

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,