May 2, 2020

Stay home, stay safe

Sportstar collaborated with some of India's elite sportspersons — from Leander Paes to Kapil Dev, P. T. Usha, Harbhajan Singh, Anju Bobby George, Bhaichung Bhutia and others — to urge our readers to play it safe.



COVID-19 and sports: A corona-curtailed Test cricket season

Tests, ODIs and T20I series left unfinished and T20 premier leagues, such as the Pakistan Super League, had to be cut short due to coronavirus.

Food For Thought

Current lockdown = Off-season life

Every athlete has to understand that when they stop training, the body regresses to that of a normal human being.

Last Word

Our hope and fear about the future of sport after COVID-19

When we get back to competitive sport, I don’t think everything will resume from where we stopped. Some sports will have to go back and make a fresh start.

On The Write Line

Sledging in cricket: Even the devout are forsaking it!

Sunil Gavaskar writes, "What Paine didn't ask, but could have, is for Clarke to reveal if the team he captained in 2014/15 sledged Kohli..."


Bancroft: Cape Town incident made me a better Cameron today

Not in a rich vein of form at the moment, Australia batsman Cameron Bancroft is confident of bouncing back; "...this year, I really forgot about the basics of batting."


DSP Joginder Sharma on the frontline of the coronavirus fight

If the World T20 success gave Joginder Sharma the status of a sporting hero, the ongoing coronavirus pandemic has made him a front-line warrior against the virus.


Supporting mental and psychosocial well-being need of the hour

The sporting world has come to a standstill in the aftermath of the coronavirus outbreak, and there are growing concerns regarding the mental health of athletes.


Gary Kirsten: We never panicked, regardless of how we played

Looking back at the Indian team, which won the World Cup in 2011, then head coach Gary Kirsten said Mahendra Singh Dhoni's 'inspirational' captaincy made the team special.


Lockdown diaries: What's keeping Olympic medallist Gagan Narang busy?

Olympic medallist Gagan Narang feels the postponement of Tokyo Olympics has forced the shooters to press the reset button on their training. 


World Cup 2011 final: Suresh Raina breaks down India's run chase

That the World Cup was won in the company of Sachin Tendulkar was a special moment for the entire team. Raina takes us through the chase under floodlights.


On this day, 2011: How the World Cup was won

The Indian team scripted a new chapter in its cricketing history as Sachin Tendulkar’s dream of winning a World Cup finally came true.


World Cup 2011 final: Zaheer Khan breaks down India's bowling effort

In a chat with Sportstar, Zaheer Khan, the key bowler in India’s World Cup triumph in 2011, speaks of the most momentous day of his cricket career.