Sep 5, 2020

O Captain! My Captain!

Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s journey is worthy of a subject in school, where you learn to chase your dreams. He saw them and achieved them, much to the delight of a nation that has accorded him the status of a much-loved, much-revered, flawless icon.

Briefing

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“My experience guides me when I am sitting behind a mike and describing the game,” says Ashish Nehra, the former India pace bowler who is now a cricket analyst.

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Champions League 2019-20: Semifinals and quarterfinals

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Making the transition from amateur to professional sport

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How to find the next Bhaichung Bhutia of Indian football

The country lacks a proper youth development setup and scouting network but teams have adopted a range of methods to find their future stars.

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Competition is the key in sports

Peter Radford, Olympic medallist and former chairman of the British Athletics Federation, wrote that before Roger Bannister, men like James Parrott, and later Powell and Weller also conceivably ran the mile in under four minutes but they are not celebrated because they did it for money.

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Who will win the US Open?

Which players will capitalise on the diluted US Open field? Who will rebound best after the six-month layoff and to the eerily quiet atmosphere to prevail at the plague’s first Grand Slam tournament? Let’s size up the leading contenders and find out.

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Two to tango: Dhoni and Raina's careers in numbers

Mahendra Singh Dhoni recently announced his international retirement via an Instagram post, with Suresh Raina making a similar announcement soon after.

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Chetan Chauhan, the fearless champion of Indian cricket

“I’m a Rajput,” Chetan Chauhan would often announce during conversations. And he was one, fearless, on and off the field.

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Sandeep Patil: Dhoni's batting struck a chord with me

Dhoni had something special. After watching him in the nets at the National Cricket Academy, a friendly match was arranged and he batted at No. 7 and scored 35-odd runs. The way he scored those runs sort of convinced me about his ability.

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My trysts with Mahendra Singh Dhoni

You can hate him for his ultra-defensive tactics as a Test cricketer. You can love him for leading India with great success in ODIs for a really long time. What you cannot dispute is the fact that he remained a team man all along!

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M.S. Dhoni: O Captain! My Captain!

Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s journey is worthy of a subject in school, where you learn to chase your dreams. He saw them and achieved them, much to the delight of a nation that has accorded him the status of a much-loved, much-revered, flawless icon.

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Red Bull takes the fight to Mercedes - with brain not brawn

At the 70th Anniversary Grand Prix, Max Verstappen took the win ahead of Lewis Hamilton. At the Spanish GP one week later, the six-time champion was back in front.

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Dhoni redefined the art of wicketkeeping

As Dhoni went about his business, you would often wonder: "Hey, where am I going wrong?"

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Mahendra Singh Dhoni, an out-of-the-box thinker

Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s contribution towards the game has been huge and there is no doubt that he is one of the best captains India has ever seen. It would be difficult to fill in his shoes.

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Throwback: When Storm Dhoni hit Patna

In 2000, M. S. Dhoni whipped a match-winning 123, effected four dismissals, and became the most-loved “guest” player for the National Stadium Coaching Centre.

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An evening with Mahendra Singh Dhoni

The occasion was the launch of the book 'Driven – The Virat Kohli Story,' written by my close, long-time friend and colleague at 'The Hindu,' Vijay Lokapally. It was an unforgettable part of an already-memorable evening.

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Suresh Raina, a behemoth in limited-overs cricket

The left-hander with his wide range of shots and a natural ability to time the ball and pierce the field made a mark in the one-dayers and Twenty20s and his exceptional fielding added to his immense value to the side.

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Dhoni's bond with CSK, its fans and Chennai is unshakable: N. Srinivasan

The former ICC and BCCI chief and Mahendra Singh Dhoni share a bond that is deep, strong and has withstood turbulent times.

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Coming of age with Dhoni

Mahendra Singh Dhoni's retirement is a reminder that my youth is not just over, but now has to be accepted as over.

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Dhoni, a soldier of the game and armed forces

Just like his love for the game, former Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni has an enduring association with the Indian Armed Forces.