Apr 4, 2020

Sport in the time of Corona

The intricate web of integration of the global and local characteristics of sport — 'glocal' as it is called — lies shattered after the outbreak of COVID19.

Briefing

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Brian Lara: K.L. Rahul is just class, a great person to watch

West Indies legend Brian Lara talks about his favourite batsmen from the current generation; Steve Smith, Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma earn praise as well.

Vantage Point

Things to remember about Maria Sharapova

Sharapova will dearly miss the sport she loves, but tennis will miss this transcendent champion who combined celebrity and brand with major titles.

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Jonty Rhodes: Striking the right balance

It’s not just about batting and bowling, you do have to contribute in the field as well, says former South Africa cricketer Jonty Rhodes.

Star Struck

Meeting Bala anna gave me goosebumps

It was a very proud moment for me as I was just getting into the Tamil Nadu team, writes Abhishek Tanwar.

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Is NADA failing dope testing?

The number of out-of-competition tests among top athletes increased in 2019 compared to 2018, but NADA’s choice of periods for such testing defied logic in many cases.

For The Love of Sport

I was blown away by Manchester United stadium

Actor Rajendranath Zutshi recalls the moment when he visited the Manchester United stadium after shooting for a football movie in London.

Last Word

Sport in the time of the coronavirus

Nothing about the coronavirus is clear and fully understood. It is the fear of the unknown that has led to panic in some areas.

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Coronavirus in sports: Straight out of doomsday movies

The intricate web of integration of the global and local characteristics of sport — ‘glocal’ as it is called — lies shattered after the outbreak of COVID-19.

Statsman

Prithvi Shaw joins Sachin Tendulkar in overseas record books

At 20 years, 112 days, Shaw’s 54 on the opening day of the Christchurch Test made him the second youngest Indian batsman to register a Test fifty on New Zealand

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T20 World Cup: Who said women’s game was boring?

That a 16-year-old Shafali Verma, a newcomer in the Indian team, could become a household name in just two weeks showed the reach of the tournament.

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Ranji Trophy structure: The quarterfinal dilemma on 'plate'

In a league-cum-knockout tournament, if the quarterfinalists are to be spotted logically, the top eight teams should earn the berth.

On The Write Line

Sunil Gavaskar: BCCI right in suspending IPL

The BCCI often gets pilloried for putting revenues ahead of everything else, but with this bold, courageous and correct decision, hopefully, it will have put a stop to this accusation.

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ISL 2019-20: The Habas revolution in ATK

The physicality of the game made ATK difficult to watch under Antonio Habas’ first stint in 2014-15. But the return of the Spaniard, along with that physicality, has won it a third ISL title.

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The Saurashtra story and the homecoming of Ranji Trophy

Saurashtra secured its maiden Ranji Trophy title in its backyard, a few kilometres away from the birthplace of the legendary Ranjitsinhji!

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How Mohun Bagan won the I-League: The beautiful garden blooms!

The I-League title saw Mohun Bagan’s season climaxing in a dramatic fashion as the team shook off some disappointments suffered earlier.

Cricket

Wriddhiman Saha talks Ranji, Rishabh Pant and fitness

India Test specialist stumper Saha came back from New Zealand and played his first Ranji Trophy final for Bengal in Rajkot.

More Sports

Coronavirus cancellations: Is the Tokyo Olympics next?

The marquee quadrennial event has emerged unscathed from the shadows of the Zika virus but with the novel coronavirus, things look a lot more serious.

Food For Thought

Coronavirus outbreak: How to boost your immune system

To have a sound immune system you need to have nutrition that is fuelling your muscles and your brain.