Feb 8, 2020

Living legend

It was an evening of nostalgia and celebration when the Sportstar Aces awards were given away in Mumbai, where Kapil Dev was feted for Lifetime Achievement.

Briefing

Statsman

Virat Kohli piles on captaincy records in 2020

India captain Virat Kohli crossed the 1,000 run-mark in T20 internationals as captain during the Indore clash against Sri Lanka in January.

Last Word

The absence of long-form sports essay in India

John Grisham, better known in another genre, brings together the essence of the long-form essay: deep research, sensitivity, compassion, and a gift for approaching the subject from an unusual angle.

On The Write Line

BCCI awards and Sportstar Aces 2020: A week of recognition

After a week of sports awards in the country, one wonders if it’s only a departed player that one will be named after.

Archives

Sportstar Aces Awards 2020: What the jury said

Here's what Sunil Gavaskar, Aparna Popat, Anjali Bhagwat, M. M. Somaya and Viswanathan Anand had to say about picking the winners.

Archives

When aces were rewarded

It was an evening of nostalgia and celebration when the Sportstar Aces Awards, celebrating excellence in sports, were given away in Mumbai.

Cricket

Labuschagne: Five-day Test cricket amazing the way it is

Australia's No. 3 Test batsman Marnus Labuschagne, who was the highest run-getter in Tests in 2019, isn't in favour of the proposed four-day Tests.

ACES Awards

P. V. Sindhu named Sportstar of the Year at Aces 2020 Awards

India’s top-ranked badminton player P. V. Sindhu won the prestigious Sportstar of the Year award at the Sportstar Aces Awards on Monday.

ACES Awards

Kapil Dev wins Sportstar Aces 2020 Lifetime Achievement Award

Legendary Indian cricketer Kapil Dev was conferred with Lifetime Achievement Award at the Sportstar Aces Awards on Monday.

ACES Awards

Steve Smith wins Sportstar Aces 2020 Chairman’s Choice Award

Australian cricketer Steve Smith was awarded the Chairman’s Choice Award at the Sportstar Aces Awards on Monday.

ACES Awards

Pullela Gopichand, R.B. Ramesh win Sportstar Aces 2020 Coach of the Year

Badminton coach Pullela Gopichand and chess coach R. B. Ramesh were joint winners of the Coach of the Year title at the Sportstar Aces Awards on Monday.

ACES Awards

Rohit Sharma wins Sportstar Aces 2020 Sportsman of the Year in cricket

India opener Rohit Sharma was the recipient of the Sportstar Aces Sportsman of the Year in cricket for the year 2019.

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Smriti Mandhana wins Sportstar Aces 2020 Sportswoman of the Year award in cricket

Indian cricketer Smriti Mandhana was conferred with the Sportstar Aces Sportswoman of the Year award in cricket.

ACES Awards

Deep Grace Ekka wins Sportstar Aces 2020 Sportswoman of the Year in team sports

India hockey defender Deep Grace Ekka won the Sportswoman of the Year in team sports, beating her teammate Lalremsiami and footballer Ngangom Bala Devi to the prize.

ACES Awards

Manpreet Singh wins Sportstar Aces 2020 Sportsman of the Year in team sports

Indian hockey team captain Manpreet Singh won the Sportsman of the Year in team sports at the Sportstar Aces Awards on Monday.

ACES Awards

Mehuli Ghosh wins Sportstar Aces 2020 Young Athlete of the Year (Female)

Teenage shooting sensation Mehuli Ghosh won the female Young Athlete of the Year at the Sportstar Aces Awards on Monday.

ACES Awards

Praggnanandhaa, Esow Alben win Sportstar Aces 2020 Young Athlete of the Year (Male)

Chess prodigy R. Praggnanandhaa and cyclist Esow Alben were joint winners of the Young Athlete of the Year prize at the Sportstar Aces Awards on Monday.

ACES Awards

Indian men's cricket team wins Sportstar Aces 2020 Team of the Year

Indian men’s cricket team took home the Team of the Year award, beating Bengaluru Football Club, the Indian women’s hockey team and Pro Kabaddi’s Bengal Warriors to the award.

ACES Awards

Odisha wins Sportstar Aces 2020 Best State for Promotion of Sports

Odisha won the Best State for Promotion of Sports award at the Sportstar Aces Awards on Monday.

ACES Awards

Bajrang Punia wins Sportstar Aces 2020 Sportsman of the Year in individual sports

Wrestler Bajrang Punia took home the prize of the Sportsman of the Year in individual sports, beating cue sports player Pankaj Advani and boxer Amit Panghal.

ACES Awards

Apurvi Chandela, Koneru Humpy win Sportstar Aces 2020 Sportswoman of the Year in individual sports

Chess player Koneru Humpy and shooter Apurvi Chandela shared the award for the Sportswoman of the Year in individual sports at the Sportstar Aces Awards on Monday.

ACES Awards

Pankaj Advani wins Sportstar Aces 2020 Special Jury Award

Pankaj Advani was presented with the special jury prize at the Sportstar Aces Awards in Mumbai on Monday.

ACES Awards

Leander Paes wins Sportstar Aces 2020 Special Recognition Award

Leander Paes was presented with the Special Recognition Award at the Sportstar Aces Awards in Mumbai on Monday.

ACES Awards

Indian Oil Corporation Ltd wins Sportstar Aces 2020 Best Corporate/PSU for the Promotion of Sports

Indian Oil Corporation Ltd (IOCL) won the Best Corporate/PSU for the Promotion of Sports award at the Sportstar Aces Awards on Monday.

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Sai Praneeth wins Sportstar Aces 2020 Sportsman of the Year in racquet sports

Badminton player B. Sai Praneeth claimed the Sportsman of the Year in racquet sports at the Sportstar Aces Awards on Monday.

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Avinash Sable wins Sportstar Aces 2020 Sportsman of the Year in athletics

Steeplechase runner Avinash Sable capped a record-breaking 2019 by bagging the Sportsman of the Year in athletics at the Sportstar Aces Awards on Monday.

ACES Awards

Annu Rani wins Sportstar Aces 2020 Sportswoman of the Year in athletics

Javelin thrower Annu Rani was named Sportstar Aces Sportswoman of the Year in athletics for her phenomenal feats in 2019.

ACES Awards

Pramod Bhagat wins Sportstar Aces 2020 Sportsman of the Year (Parasports)

Para-badminton player Pramod Bhagat won the Para-Sportsman of the Year award at the Sportstar Aces Awards on Monday.

ACES Awards

Ekta Bhyan wins Sportstar Aces 2020 Sportswoman of the Year (Parasports)

Para-club throw athlete Ekta Bhyan claimed the Para-Sportswoman of the Year award at the Sportstar Aces Awards on Monday.

ACES Awards

Sri Ramachandra Institute of Higher Education and Research wins Sportstar Aces 2020 Best University for the Promotion of Sports

The Sri Ramachandra Institute of Higher Education and Research (SRIHER) won the Best University for the Promotion of Sports award at the Sportstar Aces Awards on Monday.