Jan 23, 2021

2021 — A year of promise

If by the end of 2021, we could be sitting in packed stadiums and hollering away to our heart’s content, and life would be stirring anew, but there are multiple days and innumerable matches before that dream can be realised.

Briefing

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Can tennis's Next Gen take down Federer, Djokovic and Nadal?

Few years have been more challenging to predict, aside from you-know-who at the French Open. Let’s dust off the crystal ball and peer into the future.

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When the gatekeeper’s party was gate-crashed!

During the COVID-19 lockdown, when live sport around the world came to a grinding halt, journalists edgy about their utility in a world where sportspersons were directly speaking to their fans watched with disbelief as athletes interviewed each other.

Statsman

India vs Australia in numbers: Mayank Agarwal, Pat Cummins race to records

Australia speedster Pat Cummins picked up his 150th Test wicket, while Mayank Agarwal reached the 1,000 run-mark in Test cricket.

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ISL 2020-21 Player of the Fortnight: Halicharan Narzary, a well-rounded player

The 26-year-old Hyderabad FC winger possesses both skill and pace.

Fitnesswise

Progressive exercise patterns for training

Laying a strong foundation is the key to success, but the basics vary according to age and the professional needs of the hour.

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2021 Looking Ahead: Financial regulations take centrestage in F1

What is pretty much a technical freeze augurs well for Mercedes. However, Red Bull Racing will head into the new season after springing a surprise at the final outing of 2020, the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, a race where Mercedes previously held a 100 percent pole and win record.

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2021 Looking Ahead: Football is back, but concerns remain

There are growing concerns over whether the increasing rate of infection would force associations to hit the pause button again, which would bring about another logistical nightmare in the new year.

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2021 Looking Ahead: Preparations for Olympics back on track

As athletes across sports embrace a new normal, they, along with the coaches, officials and other stakeholders, are gradually resuming some semblance of activity, looking back at the year gone by and trying to learn from it while insisting on staying focused on the target ahead of them in another six months’ time.

Last Word

Sport is a sign of life

Sport is important — both to enhance life and to get over death. That’s why we look forward to sport in 2021.

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2021 Looking Ahead: Cricket isn’t normal yet without the crowds

If by the end of 2021, we could be sitting in packed stadiums and hollering away to our heart’s content, and life would be stirring anew, but there are multiple days and innumerable matches before that dream can be realised.

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ISL 2020-21: Mumbai City FC's Adam le Fondre enjoying life in India

“The league is entertaining. Every game I’ve played has been open. It’s mostly tactical battles, and the standard of play is decent,” says Adam le Fondre.

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Breakthrough stars of 2020

Sportstar takes a look at some of the best performers across sports in the year gone by.

On The Write Line

Gavaskar: Rahane's hundred one of the greatest in history of India-Australia contests

Ajinkya Rahane’s century was the old classical type — full of good technique and sound temperament and loads of patience.