Dec 10, 2005

Forward line has to be penetrative

M. M. SOMAYA CHAMPIONS Trophy 1982 was a gruelling tournament. We survived on the strength of exemplary ...

Briefing

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Goa's cup of joy

STAN RAYAN AS the Goans danced to Ricky Martin's Cup of Life, one noticed tears rolling down Climax ...

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Rahul's art of CAPTAINCY

Captaincy comes with seniority and Rahul Dravid was aware he was in line for the job. He had the attributes for the job and it was only a ...

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A whiff of fresh air

EVER an event by itself, the annual election of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has caused enormous consternation among the ...

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The thrilling Mumbai chase

S. DINAKAR THE arena was a sea of emotions when India finished at the right end of a tense chase under ...

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Perfect teamwork

RAJINDER SINGH (SR) I REMEMBER the match, and the date (June 12, 1982) vividly. How can one forget a ...

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Better attack than be attacked

AJIT PAL SINGH PLAYING at home can be both an advantage and a disadvantage. The local crowd is behind you ...

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Stealing the thunder in Cologne

NANDAKUMAR MARAR THE Champions Trophy brought out the best in Dhanraj Pillay. The maverick ...

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Indian hockey needs a miracle

PARGAT SINGH WHENEVER we get a chance to progress, we don't just make mistakes but end up getting it all ...

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Lone wolf makes dream kill

S. RAM MAHESH NO modern cricketer save Shane Warne has oscillated between the sublime and the ridiculous with such frequency as Brian ...

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Iron Bottom, Iron Bell

TED CORBETT NOVEMBER 21: Robert Padmore, one of the Barmy Army, watches the day's cricket, returns to his hotel, changes into new ...

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Cricket, lovely cricket...

GULU EZEKIEL ONE of the earliest landmarks in West Indies cricket history came at Lord's in June 1950, ...

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Comeback: a flashback

RAJU BHARATAN FOLLOWING that Ranji Trophy 159 for Bengal, `Souravenously' hungry for Test runs should ...

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The Big Five, and the rest

Being an all-rounder in the class of Miller, Sobers, Botham, Imran and Kapil is not the modern player's cup of tea. Jacques Kallis is a ...

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Goa's cup of joy

STAN RAYAN AS the Goans danced to Ricky Martin's Cup of Life, one noticed tears rolling down Climax ...

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Rahul's art of CAPTAINCY

Captaincy comes with seniority and Rahul Dravid was aware he was in line for the job. He had the attributes for the job and it was only a ...

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A whiff of fresh air

EVER an event by itself, the annual election of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has caused enormous consternation among the ...

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The thrilling Mumbai chase

S. DINAKAR THE arena was a sea of emotions when India finished at the right end of a tense chase under ...

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On the job training

NANDAKUMAR MARAR DERRICK PEREIRA wore two hats at the Alchemist Federation Cup Football. The coach of ...

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Love you, Highbury

N. U. ABILASH A HUNDRED goals at Highbury, for Thierry Henry, is almost like the �100,000-plus a week he earns, a mere function of ...

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Where are the strikers?

STAN RAYAN ONE was forced to suppress a guffaw the other day when Indian coach Syed Nayeemuddin said he ...

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McENROE and a perfection Federer is yet to find

Nothing could prepare you for McEnroe, this pale-faced New Yorker, short shorts on these twitching legs, hair that cried for a comb, pulling at ...

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OH, to be in Kolkata

S. DINAKAR KOLKATA is a paradox. It can be chaotic; it can also soothe one's senses. Ancient buildings stare down at you as time melts ...

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Shade of that which once was Best

YOU could, I suppose, anticipate the reaction to what might be called the overreaction to the death of George Best. There was infinite ...

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Brain Lara