Oct 17, 2020


The next five weeks offer an opportunity for the rookies to showcase their wares against and alongside some of the finest in the IPL, while legends of the game watch from the coaching sidelines.



Fouaad Mirza: Need more match practice to get back to form

As he targets an individual quota spot at the rescheduled Tokyo Olympics in 2021, Fouaad Mirza talks about COVID-19, adapting to a new normal and what Indian equestrian should do to keep up with the world.


Go well Deano, you will be missed

Dean Jones, who passed away in Mumbai on September 24, was above numbers, he was about the overall effect, the box-office pull he had and the unbridled joy he bequeathed, a characteristic that he carried into the commentary box.

Last Word

Gender battles in sports: Equality only a word in the dictionary

The question is not about money alone. Women’s sport is not marketed as well as men’s. Equality is only a word in the dictionary for many.


IPL: Young turks’ pathway to stardom

The next five weeks offer an opportunity for the rookies to showcase their wares against and alongside some of the finest in the IPL, while legends of the game watch from the coaching sidelines.


Shikhar Dhawan: T20 cricket makes you large-hearted

“You can play a cheeky shot to disturb the bowler (in a Test match). T20 teaches you to take risks,” says dashing opener Shikhar Dhawan.

Food For Thought

COVID-19 pandemic: Food or mood swings?

You need to avoid certain habits and eat the right foods to improve your state of mind.


IPL 2020: SRH coach Bayliss banks on Warner, Williamson experience

In his long and illustrious career, Bayliss has helped Kolkata Knight Riders clinch the Indian Premier League (IPL) title twice — in 2012 and 2014.

Your Opinion

Promote sports for nation’s glory

India is a huge country with 1.35 billion people who have different physical builds that fit a wide range of sports activities.


Jackichand Singh: ISL experience has improved Indian players

Despite his ascent up the rungs of fame and popularity, India footballer Jackichand Singh is candid enough to admit that he is still learning.


IPL 2020 Star Batsman of the Week: K. L. Rahul on the rampage

But with the guidance of head coach Anil Kumble, the Kings XI Punjab captain has hit form to bolster the batting department of his team


IPL 2020 Star Bowler of the Week: Kagiso Rabada, Delhi’s X-factor

The South African is among the quickest bowlers in the competition, and combined with his guile, he becomes difficult for batsmen to get away.


IPL 2020 Star Moment of the Week: An early Super Over with Rabada

Delhi Capitals’ victory over Kings XI Punjab in the very second match of the IPL will be remembered for three characters — Stoinis, Rabada and Mayank Agarwal.


IPL 2020: Meet Anuja, the head of Rajasthan Royals' COVID task force

This edition of the IPL is a new challenge for Anuja Dalvi. The 34-year-old is the sole female physio in the tournament, and is working with Rajasthan Royals.


Russian GP: A penalty, a lead and a victory

Valtteri Bottas revelled in his ninth victory in F1, but the question of whether the Finn can actually challenge Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton in a straight fight remains.


IPL's first game was bigger than Super Bowl, says Rajasthan Royals' Shane Warne

All the fans are still watching and tuning in, but let’s hope they can come back to the ground very soon, says the Australian legend.


IPL statistics: A century of wins for Dhoni

From M. S. Dhoni's century of IPL wins to Shikhar Dhawan's run out record, here are all the statistics from the Indian Premier League.

On The Write Line

Gavaskar: Deano was one of a kind

Dean Jones pulled a prank on me when we were team-mates in the Rest of the World team in 1987. It engendered greater team spirit that the senior-most member of the side could have his leg pulled and no offence was taken.


European football review: Controversies and early upsets

The major talking point from the last few weeks of English football has been the new interpretation of the handball rule and its impact on the game.


ISL 2020-21 news Kolkata derby: ISL, Kolkata clubs live happily ever after

The heavy investments from Hari Mohan Bangur of Shree Cements will propel East Bengal from the Kolkata maidans into the glitz and glamour of the Indian Super League, envisioned to bring in professionalism and global stars to Indian football.

Vantage Point

Naomi Osaka makes political and tennis statements at US Open 2020

Before every US Open match this year, Naomi Osaka honoured the lives of seven Black Americans killed by police by wearing a face mask with one of the victim’s names on it.


Palani Amarnath: My IPL wicket of Yuvraj Singh

Former CSK pacer Palani Amarnath recalls a game against KXIP from IPL 2008 in which he dismissed Indian veteran Yuvraj Singh.


Remembering S.R. Patil, Kolhapur’s famous cricketing son

SR Patil, who has featured in one Test match for India and 36 first-class matches, passed away at the age of 86 on Tuesday.