Oct 18, 2019

Can South Africa tame the Indian lion in its own den?

It should be an interesting series but India is usually unbeatable at home and South Africa will have to play well above its strength to trouble the Indians.

Briefing

For The Love of Sport

Meeting Tendulkar, a total fan moment

The fan in me came alive when the organisers came to our room and said that the cricketer had given time for us. I immediately raised my hand like a little kid.

Archives

Triple jump: Arpinder the star, Praveen the fledgling

'Arpinder Singh is the present, Praveen is the future,' says coach Antony Yaich as he divulges his strategy to train the country's triple jump aces.

Star Struck

Pankaj Singh: I still remember bowling to Dravid at the nets

It was an amazing experience and I also got an opportunity to speak to him for a while.

Fitnesswise

Golden rules of fitness for professional athletes

Some pointers a professional sportsperson should know about the entire process of fitness and allied fields.

Vantage Point

Takeaways from the US Open

Here’s a list of the trends and human interest stories at the year’s last major and what they portend.

Archives

Jemimah Rodrigues: On the front foot

While a month in England taught her many lessons, Jemimah Rodrigues is now gearing up for a busy season.

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Amit Panghal: Walking tall among taller opponents

Now, I feel like I can beat any top boxer in the world, says the World Championships silver medallist.

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Indian boxers now packing a punch!

The World Championships provided the best platform for boxers to do a reality check and assess their prospective opponents in the coming Olympic qualifying events.

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Medals, Olympic quotas... a wrestling carnival for India

The Wrestling Federation of India expected a better performance at the World Championships in Nur-Sultan, but the current showing is not bad.

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Graham Reid: India men's hockey team needs to get a little more consistent

India’s hockey coach Graham Reid, who won an Olympic silver with Australia in 1992, discusses the India job, dressing-room culture and his background.

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Gopi Chand: Breaking badminton barriers

India’s first real badminton academy was set up by Prakash Padukone, and P. Gopi Chand’s was the second. Now they are mushrooming.

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Captain Morgan and the incredible English summer

Having watched the World Cup final again, Eoin Morgan says there were moments where England handed the game to the New Zealanders and they handed it back.

Statsman

Kohli takes T20I runs record from Rohit

Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma have been having a tug of war over the top spot for the most runs in T20Is and it came to a head recently in Bangalore.

Archives

Kagiso Rabada: I’m used to Indian conditions and that should help me

“It’s India versus South Africa, so I have got a responsibility and so do others in our team. We are looking to play as a unit,” says the speedster.

Last Word

There is no such thing as a 'weird' sport

The number of sports knocking on the doors for Olympic recognition is impressive. The numbers that have made it and then been dropped is impressive too.

On The Write Line

Can South Africa tame the Indian lion in its own den?

It should be an interesting series but India is usually unbeatable at home and South Africa will have to play well above its strength to trouble the Indians.

View from the paddock

Russian Grand Prix: A dollop of luck for Mercedes

Mercedes knew their best chance to beat Ferrari in the Russian Grand Prix race was to do something different and hope for a slice of luck.

Cricket

Cheteshwar Pujara: Have got better at dealing with failure

Cheteshwar Pujara speaks to Subash Jayaraman on the nitty gritty of batting, his favourite Test innings and more in Episode 02 of our cricket Podcast, Couch Talk.