Nov 29, 2019

It’s Ashleigh Barty’s party

In post-match interviews, Ashleigh Barty often uses “we” — rather than “I” — to start sentences and credits her entourage for her success.



Santiago Nieva: We should bring back headgear for male boxers

High performance director Santiago Nieva has a clear plan to help Indian boxers earn as many quota places as possible for the Tokyo Olympics.

For The Love of Sport

Those few minutes with MS Dhoni…

In 2009, I was one of the anchors for the Indian Premier League and travelled to South Africa to cover it, where I met my Jharkhand state-mate.


Kapil Dev: A bowler should set his own field, not the captain

In an exclusive chat, Kapil Dev speaks on various aspects of his career and fast bowling.

Food For Thought

Nutrition for marathon runners

In the first of a two-part series, we look at key areas of focus to enable a marathon runner to excel and remain injury-free.


India and Bangladesh gear up for maiden pink ball Test at Eden Gardens

Interestingly, so far 11 Tests have been played under floodlights across diverse cities and all these skirmishes yielded a verdict.


Indian hockey: There’s hope, hype and pressure

India’s men’s and women’s hockey teams have qualified for the 2020 Olympics, but they will need to do more to have a realistic chance of winning a medal.


The five pillars of Indian Test cricket

Following Virat Kohli’s comments on India needing five permanent Test centres after the dismal attendance against South Africa, Sportstar looks at the likeliest candidates.

Short Takes

Pedro Manzi, the chicken tikka masala fan

“I’ve always been a fan of goals [bicycle kicks] like Cristiano Ronaldo [vs Juventus] or Gareth Bale [vs Liverpool] in the final of the Champions League,” says Pedro Manzi.


Would be great to have a women's IPL, says Sune Luus

Like many successful female cricketers, South Africa captain Sune Luus she had started out by playing with boys.


Pronounced seam of pink ball will reduce dew's impact, says SG marketing director

The challenge will be to make sure the pink ball retains its shine for a long period and favourable ground conditions will be the key.


Tiri: Jamshedpur fans make me feel at home

Jamshedpur FC captain Tiri, generally reticent but a friend, philosopher and guide to his teammates, opens up about his Indian experience.

Last Word

Grace the ace!

There are probably more cricketers named in James Joyce’s Finnegans Wake than in any other novel. One estimate is there are 168 references to cricket.

On The Write Line

South Africa’s elephant in the room

Even though transformation is taking place in South Africa, leadership roles are generally still with the white guys.


Number crunching: T20s excellence for Sharma, Chahar against Bangladesh

From opening stands to bowling figures, here are all the statistics from India's recently concluded T20 series win against Bangladesh.

Vantage Point

It’s Ashleigh Barty’s party

In post-match interviews, Ashleigh Barty often uses “we” — rather than “I” — to start sentences and credits her entourage for her success.


ISL diary: Soosairaj-Edwin's long association, Sahal's wait, Farukh's Vrikshasana

In our latest Indian Super League (ISL 2019-20) diary, we explore Soosairaj and Edwin's long association, reason behind Sahal's reduced game-time and more.

View from the paddock

Lewis Hamilton, the best of his generation

But love him or not, one thing you cannot question is that Lewis Hamilton is an exceptional racing driver, certainly one of the greatest of all time.