Dec 24, 2005

Umpires must be put out to pasture at 50

Replays must also be used to help the umpires. Cricketers trained to accept the decision of an umpire without demur reject the idea of ...

Briefing

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Leg-spin is not just about the four stock deliveries

ANIL KUMBLE became the fifth Indian and the 34th cricketer in the history of the game to earn the 100th Test cap. On the eve of the third ...

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Umpires must be put out to pasture at 50

Replays must also be used to help the umpires. Cricketers trained to accept the decision of an umpire without demur reject the idea of ...

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Memorable in many ways

VIJAY LOKAPALLY SACHIN TENDULKAR and Anil Kumble would treasure the Ferozeshah Kotla track. Landmarks ...

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`There is great cricketing knowledge within the side'

I am in a job that carries a lot of responsibility. There are going to be times when I am going to make some tough decisions, some tough calls, ...

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The pick of his blooms

VIJAY LOKAPALLY HERE'S an attempt to pick 10 of Sachin Tendulkar's best centuries out of the 35 he has ...

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Little Master vs Little Blaster

What comes through, in the grand Sachin sum, is `Ten's' exemplary humility in the face of peerless public adulation. In the case of most ...

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Latino conquest of European fields

RONALDINHO has been voted European Footballer of the Year by a distance, and who can object? Shortly before the announcement, he had scored a ...

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TENDULKAR versus the best

People have said that my duel with Tendulkar in India in 1997-98 was the most compelling cricket they have ever seen, but there is no doubt he ...

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It just isn't cricket

WHEN I retired from Test cricket the first time around, I was 31 and I vowed to myself that I would not be one of those boring old-timers who ...

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Left and right of perfection

N. U. ABILASH IN the words of Ezra Pound, all what needs to be said in art is conveyed through the image. Pound, the mentor of T. S.

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Global village gets the first touch

The past will be whispering loudly in the ears of Dutch coach Marco van Basten and Portugal coach Luis Felipe Scolari. N. U. ABILASH ...

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Of short men and TALL DEEDS

S. DINAKAR THEIR paths to greatness and beyond might have been contrasting, but shining through is the ...

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Blood on the track

Sutcliffe though was unstoppable and another six and four flowed from his bat. In 39 minutes he had added 50 with Mooney, helping to avert the ...

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Fallen IDOL

In dropping Sourav Ganguly, the National selectors were only looking at the future, especially India's upcoming tour to Pakistan. But the ...

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A decent champion

He is an adult, he is a father, he is a husband, of course, but he is still unspoilt, still honourable, still self-effacing. Sachin Tendulkar ...

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Purported path-breaking leads to heartburning

SOURAV GANGULY'S omission from the Indian cricket squad for the third Test against Sri Lanka has evoked strong reactions. And predictably so.

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Marked MAN

V. V. SUBRAHMANYAM RAJYAVARDHAN SINGH RATHORE. The name spells fame in the world of shooting. Credited ...

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`The 35th had to happen'

VIJAY LOKAPALLY A SOURCE of joy to millions, Sachin Tendulkar himself found a very special reason to ...