National Sports Editor
The obeisance of sporting heroes — often dependent on sports bureaucracy — verges on the theatrical.
Cricketers without borders — that ever-increasing tribe of nomadic T20 players — continues to effortlessly hop continents. Nationalism on cricket fields is shrinking. Franchisism is the new driving force on Planet T20.
India’s latest innings victory demonstrates they're making the rest of the Test cricket world play catch-up with them at home
Of late, Rahane’s look has changed. Today at the Holkar Stadium, he walked in to bat with his collar turned up. The gloom seems to have lifted, from his face and his career.
India vs Bangladesh: Clinical India bowl Bangladesh out for 150 on Day 1 of the first Test in Indore; Agarwal, Pujara start well.
India’s fast bowling unit, which has grown in stature, should deliver on a wicket that is expected to aid swing and seam.
Passion for the game in the city provides a counterpoint to those who want the 5-day game played at traditional venues only.
As the players trained on the field ahead of the Test starting on Thursday, Ranjit was on the turf close to the dressing room as he looked back at his own cricketing days.
The BCCI was told to reform and set its house in order. Stubborn officials reluctant to shed the old order, multiple interpretations of court judgements and various stakeholders pulling in different directions made it a long-drawn legal battle. PS Narasimha, the Amicus Curiae, was the key that unlocked the gridlock. The Indian Express on how the tide turned.
Former captain, IPL mentor, TV show host, commentator, and now BCCI chief. As Sourav Ganguly takes charge of the revamped Indian cricket board, The Indian Express on the maharaja and his mostly winning ways.
Azad, Gaekwad in contention to be players’ representative in apex council.
While aspiring to put in place a set of principles that are over-arching, if the constitution is a shade idealistic, so be it. There are lessons to be learnt from the past.
Mahatma Gandhi 150th Birth Anniversary: On the 150th birth anniversary year of the Mahatma, a journey from Ahmedabad to Delhi to trace the Bapu who survives in the memories and aspirations of contemporary India.
Virat Kohli deposited the ball over extra cover, hitting an inside-out shot that was beautiful in its imperfection. Watching smitten in idyllic Port of Spain, Viv Richards proposed a toast. The Indian Express brings back the moment when ‘The King’ saw the heir apparent in the mirror.
On Sunday, chairman of national selectors MSK Prasad, a low-key man with a modest international record, in consultation with a committee that has a total experience of 13 Tests, will decide if the raring-to-go India captain needs to be rested for the West Indies tour.
2019 cricket World Cup final shows how sport enhances life, reconfirms the power of self-belief
MS Dhoni has always pushed for the sport to remain just a sport. His army-logo glove has needlessly raised the stakes of what is just another India-Pakistan game at the World Cup this weekend.
Working-class heroes, unadulterated revelry and the ephemerality of life all come together in the course of the game.
A senior leader also said Gambhir should have refrained from the tweet given that “investigation is still underway and facts are being ascertained”.
How does Pakistan keep producing fast bowlers on an assembly line? Beef, DNA, Imran are often cited as chief reasons. However, as Mohammad Hasnain’s story shows, it’s down to a nation’s obsession, patience and care