Nov 28, 2009

He gets going when the going gets tough

Rahul Dravid has steel in his bones. He is one of those rare cricketers who actually relishes playing in adverse situations. They appear to ...

Briefing

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Batsmen ride roughshod over bowlers

At a time when Test cricket in India faces a severe challenge, tracks such as the one at Motera undermine the very concept of the format, ...

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A simmering volcano

The Frenchman with a predominantly serve and volley game possesses such potent power that he can turn a tennis ball into a fireball while ...

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Of foul play and France’s progress

Though 18 of the top 20 teams in the world have made it to the finals this time, South Africa will still miss a number of exciting players and ...

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The Ferguson affair

Sir Alex Ferguson has always lived by his own rules and more often than not things have worked in his favour, writes Brian Glanville. The ...

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Brasa and his methods

Combining Indian style of attacking with European style of defending, according to Jose Brasa, is the way forward. The chief coach is quite ...

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Who fouled up football?

Accomplished writer Michael Henderson writes about the troubles and troublemakers in today’s football but there was room for more, feels Brian ...

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Anelka building bridges

Thirteen seasons after a gangling French teenager, blessed with lightning pace and a superb eye for goal, took his English top-flight bow for ...

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Unenviable job, no doubt

Indian hockey has never had a uniform coaching structure or system, right from the club and state level to the National level. Players have ...

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Pitches and glitches

It’s agreed that pitches in India have been on the slower and lower side in general. But now the BCCI has a pitches committee and it has the ...