Nov 5, 2005

Captaincy conundrums

CAPTAINING the Indian cricket team is not only an exceptionally tough job, it's also a thankless one. The undercurrents in Indian cricket make ...

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Captaincy conundrums

CAPTAINING the Indian cricket team is not only an exceptionally tough job, it's also a thankless one. The undercurrents in Indian cricket make ...

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GREAT players, POOR SHOW

Within cricket's small family can be found Hindus, Muslims, Buddhists, Christians and statisticians. Like Joseph's coat, players come in many ...

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He carved a niche for himself

Puskas scored an astonishing 83 goals in 84 games for his country. GULU EZEKIEL FERENC PUSKAS was ...

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Remembering Cliff Bastin

Cliff Bastin was a huge star in his time, nicknamed Boy Bastin when he got into the Arsenal team at the age of 17, winning every honour then ...

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Challenger comes of AGE

VIJAY LOKAPALLY IN its 11th edition, the Challenger series finally managed to achieve the status of a ...

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Big talk, no substance

Australia's easy victory in the ODIs and the so-called `Test', demonstrated the futility of such matches. To have granted the fixtures Test ...

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The power of positive thinking

Pathan pulled the pacemen, drove them down the ground and lofted the spinners. This showed the potential in him as an all-rounder. S.

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The king is Bulgarian

THE search for a worthy champion of the chess world finally ended with Veselin Topalov. After 14 rounds against seven players, the ...

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TTFI's positive response to media suggestion

RAKESH RAO OVER the years, the team events of the All India inter-institutional table tennis championship ...

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The aura of LARA

That Lara continues to command respect from the opposition even when lying low speaks for the West Indian star's stature in world cricket, ...

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Swift and simple execution

S. DINAKAR IT was a massacre in Mohali. The contest lasted just 56 overs and the Indians were home and ...

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His attitude sets him apart

RAKESH RAO "VISHY, you are in charge now!" These words from Garry Kasparov came after the Russian announced his retirement in Linares on ...

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Not just about brands and Zeebras

ONE of the most poignant private narratives about the globalization of sport can be found in the book Amateurism in Sport. The author — English ...

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SHARATH, VISHAKHA show their worth

RAKESH RAO THE glint of pride in the moist eyes of Vishakha Bijoy was hard to miss. After more than a ...

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Zhong Zhang is the best

V. V. SUBRAHMANYAM THE `Great Wall of China' was almost impregnable in the fifth Asian individual chess ...

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An apologia for mateship

The MacGill-Warne saga has everything in it — two men who ply the same `exotic' trade for the same side, the mutual respect and affection each ...

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Back for second helping

`I like to be in control, to dictate the pace of the game. And with goals also happening, the Malaysia experience was enjoyable.' — Barreto ...

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