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Friday, July 30, 2021

Sriram Veera


Tackling hatred, overcoming injury, and winning medals: Suni Lee, the US gymnast’s story
Thu, Jul 29, 2021

When Simone Biles pulled out, the onerous task to lead USA in the Artistic Gymnastics Team final fell on Lee. “The most pressure I’ve ever felt in my life," she would later say. It didn't reflect in the stunning show she put up.

Bulls eye from Atanu Das: Beats two-time Olympic champion to enter round of 16
Thu, Jul 29, 2021

Atanu Das and his world number one wife Deepika Kumari are the two Indians left in the fray. Deepika has also made the round of 16.

Tom Daley’s long wait for gold ends at Tokyo 2020
Tue, Jul 27, 2021

A prodigy, a son missing his deceased father, a gay athlete who found love and safety in his Oscar-winning partner, a young father and now Olympic champion: Tom Daley is a happy winner after years of fighting demons

Shock splash: Hafnaoui’s song of fire and ice on water
Sun, Jul 25, 2021

The 18-year-old Tunisian swimmer, the slowest among those who qualified for the final, produced a spectacular race to pinch gold in 400m freestyle.

Tokyo Olympics 2021: Spirit of Kokichi
Tue, Jul 20, 2021

Japanese marathon’s late talisman, Tsuburaya, was a hero of the 1964 Games who lived to run and died clutching his medal. Fifty three years since his death, the nation's iconic running culture owes much to the tragic hero

With a minor tweak in action, R Ashwin warms up with 6/27
Thu, Jul 15, 2021

R Ashwin bagged an impressive six-wicket haul for Surrey against Somerset in the second innings at the Oval.

Yashpal Sharma: ‘Gutsy, improviser, and a crisis man’
Wed, Jul 14, 2021

Yashpal Sharma was also a national selector for three years from 2003 and supported Sourav Ganguly over the fracas with the coach Greg Chappell, and was instrumental in the international comeback of Ganguly.

What is Virat Kohli’s intent? Skipper’s cryptic remark can confuse the team
Fri, Jun 25, 2021

Indian captain Virat Kohli's cryptic postmortem about batsmen lacking intent has the potential to confuse the team on a tough tour.

WTC Final: An island conquers the world
Thu, Jun 24, 2021

New Zealand hold their nerve at various stages on the final day to become World Test champions, a result of administrative foresight as much as sporting talent.

WTC Final, Reserve Day: All to play for
Wed, Jun 23, 2021

Going into the reserve day, WTC final tantalisingly poised with Kiwis marginally in front

WTC Final, Day 3: Kiwis get nose in front
Mon, Jun 21, 2021

Jamieson’s prowess, openers’ old-fashioned virtues help NZ into good position in WTC final vs India.

WTC Final, Day 2: Fickle weather, steady India
Sun, Jun 20, 2021

India's openers fell in quick succession after a positive start to leave them vulnerable at 62 for 2, but Virat Kohli held them together with a wonderfully composed unbeaten 44.

India’s return to Southampton with a difference
Fri, Jun 18, 2021

The 2018 Test series in England was where the seeds of revival were planted, that has put India on the cusp of glory

Those one-and-a-half years were filled with sleepless nights… thought how do I bounce back: Ravindra Jadeja
Sun, May 30, 2021

Ravindra Jadeja throws light on how he became a power-batsman, his sizzling fielding, his formative years in bowling and on that famous celebration after the fifty during the 2019 World Cup semi-final.

Explained: How Pollard’s assault took the wind out of Chennai’s sails
Sun, May 02, 2021

Pollard likes to stay beside the ball, at times outside the leg-stump, and try to swing it to the arc between long-off and long-on. Resultantly, he has had problems reaching out to legally-wide deliveries outside off.

Kieron Pollard powers MI to four-wicket win with 34-ball 87* against CSK
Sun, May 02, 2021

Pollard out-thumps CSK after Rayudu flexes batting muscle.

Explained: How KL Rahul shut out the noise and owns the orange cap
Sat, May 01, 2021

Like most classy batsmen, the Punjab Kings captain has been able to iron out a flaw, pace his innings better and come back stronger.

Harpreet Brar shines as PBKS use surprise weapon to tame RCB
Sat, May 01, 2021

KL Rahul scored a combative 91* while Harpreet Brar accounted for three key batsmen as Punjab Kings thumped Royal Challengers Bangalore by 34 runs in Ahmedabad on Friday.

Royals begin brightly but fizzle out, as MI return to winning ways
Fri, Apr 30, 2021

Teams will have to target at least 190-200 to test the chasing team at Delhi, or so it seems at this stage.

Explained: Why does Jos Buttler crouch low against the spinners?
Fri, Apr 30, 2021

The Englishman is not the only batsman who does it. South African AB de Villiers too has employed this tactic.

Explained: Why front shoulder is the key to Faf du Plessis’ success
Fri, Apr 30, 2021

Off-side play is seen as a limiting factor in Faf Du Plessis' batsmanship. The South African, however, has stuck to his hands wide-apart grip, which experts believe limits his ability to play through the off. Yet he has found a way to be more effective.

Hyderabad’s Aussie enforcer has a struggle all evening as CSK continue winning run
Thu, Apr 29, 2021

Warner huffs and puffs, Chennai whistle to victory

Explained: Why is Shubman Gill going through a lean patch?
Fri, Apr 30, 2021

Batting is about transferring weight and being still when playing a shot. At the top level, one needs to be strong on the back foot but still have the balance and skill to play under the eyes, and be in a position to transfer the weight forward. Occasionally, Gill doesn’t quite that weight-transfer properly.

Knights slay hapless Kings with twin tweakers choking momentum in middle overs
Tue, Apr 27, 2021

Finger-flicking spinners Narine and Chakravarthy applied the squeeze, Captain Morgan aced the chase.

Emotional Roller Coaster: Parag’s throwback, teething captain Samson, insult and injury for Stokes
Tue, Apr 13, 2021

Rajasthan Royals all-rounder Ben Stokes got out on a duck in the second innings in the first over of the innings bowled by Mohammed Shami