Mar 18, 2019

Nutrition coaching for coaches

For me, coaches are the true souls who create champions. If coaches have great health, they can continue their mission to empower their experience into the future generation of athletes.


Short Takes

He wants to play at Lord’s

Someone in the team you go to when in doubt?I love Vinay Kumar’s attitude. Then there is Manish Pandey, and whenever given a chance, I go to Rahul ...


Gukesh, the chess wunderkind

Gukesh earned his first international master norm in 2017 and in just 16 months he became a grandmaster, on January 15!

Star Struck

Idolising the wizard of Oz

Shane Warne is a legend and it would be really great if I get to meet him sometime and take a tip or two, says Poonam Yadav..

For The Love of Sport

Music at the centre court

I was in London with music director Vishal Bharadwaj a few years ago. I was mixing an album with Vishal ji there. We were staying at the Taj at the ...

Food For Thought

Nutrition coaching for coaches

For me, coaches are the true souls who create champions. If coaches have great health, they can continue their mission to empower their experience into the future generation of athletes.

Vantage Point

How should female athletes be portrayed?

Beauty is clearly in the eye of the beholders, and sports fans are passionate beholders.


That unconditional love called cricket

There are players who have tasted success in Indian domestic cricket, but have gotten few, if any, chances to represent their country. Through it all, they remain motivated and keep going for their teams.

View from the paddock

F1 2019 season: New regulations, fresh subplots

Pre-season testing has shown that Ferrari are in very good shape, Mercedes look like they’re a step behind their Italian rivals, while Red Bull Racing with the Honda engines have been much more reliable than anyone expected.


India's 15 for the World Cup: Seeking that disruptive ability

The best selections are sometimes complete surprises, based on intuition, hunch and those intangibles that make us human. How will the BCCI choose for the 2019 World Cup?


KJP... initials etched in gold in Sri Lankan cricket history!

A Sri Lankan star is born in South Africa!


Ajinkya Rahane: Fire to perform is still burning strong

“I believe I have been an aggressive batsman. I am a reserved person, but that doesn’t mean I am not aggressive. I believe aggression should be on display with the bat, rather than body language,” says Ajinkya Rahane.


A serve and volley in volleyball!

It’s been a nice open atmosphere here (in India) and people aren’t egotistical as far as who they are, says David Lee


The building blocks of Vidarbha’s success

Any tall building ought to be built on a firm foundation, and the groundwork for this edifice, according to Vidarbha skipper Faiz Fazal, has been laid, in part, by local tournaments like the Guzder League and the Bapuna Cup. These have helped unearth more talent and served as a feeder line to the Vidarbha senior team.


The Vidarbha cricket nursery

The Nagpur Cricket Academy has seen a sharp rise in admissions following Vidarbha’s consecutive Ranji Trophy and Irani Trophy titles.

Last Word

Guests, who are really welcome!

Press boxes are like players’ dressing rooms, outsiders are discouraged from entering. Yet when some of them do enter, they raise the tone of the place.

On The Write Line

The joy of watching cricket

So much variety and so many thrills are making the game attractive as a whole.


Warriors in front, but contenders loom behind!

Favourites have been known to falter in the post-season in the past and this will inspire the challengers as the business end of the NBA season — the playoffs — beckons.


After denying Pakistan shooters visas, India’s hosting chances in jeopardy

The IOC wants the IOA to give it in writing that visas will be issued to every participant in the future.


More firepower needed

Winning only a solitary Olympic quota was a disappointment for the Indian team at the International Shooting Sport Federation Rifle/Pistol World Cup 2019 in New Delhi.


All eyes on the girls at the All-England Championships

Though P. V. Sindhu and Saina Nehwal have achieved a lot, their relentless hunt for an All-England title continues. And, they are still India’s best bet to find glory in London.


Kolhi's six against Australia

Virat Kohli became the first batsman to score six 50-plus scores in T20Is against a single opponent, Glenn Maxwell became the latest visiting batsman to score a T20I century in Asia and more.

Your Opinion

From banker to Stamford Bridge - the surreal journey of Maurizio Sarri

Sarri uses drones during practice to monitor the movement of his players, making sure his team’s spacing does not allow the opposition any channels to attack.