Oct 31, 2020

Fast & Furious

Fast bowlers gained more attention at the IPL 2020 auctions, and the records suggest that you need a tearaway quick to be consistent in the tournament.


Last Word

Reverence for the craft, a wonderful quality

Great teachers set the goal only just out of reach: not too far to be daunting, not so close as to be easy.


11 Sports chairperson Vita Dani says 'not in the game for making profit'

“We are not in the game for making profit. We are here to see the game grow. It’ll take time and we are in it for a long race,” says a confident Vita Dani, the chairperson of 11 Sports, which promotes Ultimate Table Tennis and owns ISL franchise Chennaiyin FC.


How to improve your reaction time in sports

For an athlete, even a five percent improvement in reaction time can make an immense difference between an average and a great performance.


Mary Pierce: Indian singles tennis players need killer instinct

The former world No. 3 speaks in an interview about life after tennis, the changing game, her favourite players and more.


IPL 2020: Big bucks for the big, fast bowlers

Fast bowlers gained more attention at the IPL 2020 auctions, and the records suggest that you need a tearaway quick to be consistent in the tournament.


Bajrang Punia: Nation's expectations a source of motivation, not pressure

Bajrang Punia, one of India's brightest medal prospects at the Tokyo Olympics, views the expectations of his 1.3 billion countrymen as a source of motivation and not pressure.


SRH's Kane Williamson: Always ready to share ideas with captain Warner

In an interview, the ever-smiling Kane Williamson talks about the return of cricket, lending his expertise to Sunrisers Hyderabad captain David Warner, playing the IPL in the middle of a pandemic, and more.


Hanuma Vihari: For batsmen, time depends on where you bat in T20

“If you bat at the top of the order, then you have a bit more time than the others who bat in the middle,” the India international said on the 'Tissot presents Sportstar Extras T20 Time' show.

On The Write Line

Sunil Gavaskar: Spare a thought for the bowlers in IPL

The Twenty20 format is brutal on the bowlers and the suggestion to divide the 20 overs between four bowlers — each allowed to bowl five — is hardly going to make it a level playing field as captains will include one more batsman in their team!


La Liga: Meet Monchi, the secret behind Sevilla's success

Monchi — Ramon Rodríguez Verdejo — says the role of a sporting director of a football club involves a lot more than just signing players.


IPL 2020: Mayank Agarwal's wait for maiden ton ends

The Kings XI Punjab batsman took more than nine years to post his maiden IPL century, Rohit Sharma joined the 5,000-run club, and more...


Captain Morgan: I am learning from Dinesh Karthik

World Cup-winning captain Morgan, who is back to playing for Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League 2020 in the UAE, shares a mid-season review.


IPL 2020 Star Bowler of the Fortnight: Rashid Khan, keeping it simple

Rashid Khan's economy rate of 4.84 is the best among all bowlers with four or more wickets in the competition, and he has eight wickets in his kitty after six matches, four behind the leader, Kagiso Rabada


IPL 2020 Star Moment of the Fortnight: Pooran makes Jonty proud

Against Rajasthan Royals in Sharjah, Kings XI Punjab cricketer Nicholas Pooran flung himself beyond the boundary rope at full stretch to stop a Sanju Samson pull that looked destined for a six.


IPL 2020 Star Batsman of the Fortnight: Faf du Plessis, coming out on top

The silver lining for Chennai Super Kings has been its opener Faf du Plessis, who has been in top form — amassing 299 runs in six outings, with an average of 74.75.

Vantage Point

Nadal's 20 Grand Slams among the most amazing feats in sports

On the women’s side, Poland’s Iga Swiatek emerged as latest new star in the anything-can-happen, post-Serena Williams era.


Liverpool’s nightmare at Villa Park, Napoli's no-show at Juventus

Aston Villa’s 7-2 mauling was the first time Liverpool had conceded seven goals in a game in any competition since 1963, when it lost 7-2 away to Tottenham Hotspur.


IPL diary: 'Penalise the batsman for backing up too far'

R. Ashwin should have run Aaron Finch, says Kapil Dev; a session with spin legend Shane Warne, and quiz time for Royal Challengers Bangalore.


Schumacher's F1 wins tally tied, titles record next up for Hamilton

With a 69-point lead over Valtteri Bottas in the 2020 standings, Hamilton is primed to match the German’s seven world titles’ as well this season.


Shubman Gill, Abhishek Sharma have great skill, need guidance, says Yuvraj Singh

Yuvraj Singh talks all things T20 cricket in the first episode of Tissot presents Sportstar Extras T20 Time.


Manoj Tiwary: My first IPL triumph with KKR in 2012

India international and seasoned IPL campaigner Manoj Tiwary recalls the moment when he hit the winning runs for KKR against CSK in Chennai in 2012.


Gurcharan Singh, 'pitching it straight' at 85

In his 186-page book, co-authored by senior journalist MS Unnikrishnan, renowned coach Gurcharan offers priceless tips to the current generation with anecdotes.