Nov 27, 2021

Headmaster

It was but inevitable that one day Rahul Dravid would coach the senior Indian team and his latest appointment in the hot seat was no surprise. Dravid always had abiding respect towards coaches. He never took his skillsets for granted and kept maximising his potential. And now as the coach, he would obviously try and instil those traits among his wards.

Briefing

Fitnesswise

Coaching multi-sport athletes

Each sport has its own energy and skill set demands, and players involved in a multi-sport may be stronger or weaker in certain areas based on the other sport they play.

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Fast and furious Max pulls ahead in title race

In Mexico City, Verstappen coasted to victory 16 seconds ahead of the pursuing pack and increased his lead over Lewis Hamilton to 19 points. Red Bull is now just one point behind Mercedes in the constructors’ battle.

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European Leagues: Clubs go on sacking spree

Norwich City’s Daniel Farke and Aston Villa’s Dean Smith lost their managerial seats. Nuno Espirito Santo

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Dravid has a wall to climb

Rahul Dravid as captain had also shed tears when India crashed out of the 2007 edition of the ODI World Cup. He knows what an ICC heartbreak is, and it is one wound for which he would seek a balm through the men under his watch.

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Chennai boxing tales of yore - the clash of clans

The movie ‘Sarpatta Parambarai’ turned out to be a huge hit in Tamil Nadu, refuelling interest and passion in pro-boxing. Now it’s time for the sport to move from reel to real and chart another success story.

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Rafael Crivellaro: ‘I want to win a trophy with Chennaiyin FC’

The 32-year-old Brazilian, who signed a multi-year contract to extend his stay at the club, is raring to showcase his form from his maiden season, when the club reached the final, on the back of his goals and assists.

Last Word

A glimpse into sporting hero Schumacher

A media documentary on Formula One great Michael Schumacher gives us a glimpse into Schumacher the person.

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T20 World Cup Tour Diary: All for the love of sport

As the Diary goes from one match day to another, he is reminded of sport’s power to unite and inspire development.

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Record-breaker Sumit Antil has more peaks to conquer

Sumit Antil broke world records on his way to a gold medal in F64 javelin throw at the Tokyo Paralympics with a final mark of 68.55m. He wants to cross the 75m-mark at the 2022 Asian Games before going for his ultimate dream of throwing beyond 80m

Vantage Point

Indian Wells: Underdogs become top dogs

Giant-killers Paula Badosa and Cameron Norrie climaxed their steadily improving results this year with career breakthroughs, their first Premier Mandatory and Masters 1000 titles, respectively.

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National Women's Boxing Championships: Emergence of new talent

Growing competition at the domestic level due to the continuous inflow of talented girls is a good sign for women’s boxing in India as it will enhance quality within the country and help India field stronger boxers in various elite international events.

On The Write Line

Dravid’s big advantage is his knowledge of India’s talent pool

Even as we welcome Rahul Dravid to be the new coach of the Indian cricket team, let us also put our hands together and applaud Ravi Shastri and his support staff for the way they have taken India to the top of the cricketing ladder.

Features

T20 World Cup: India troubled by too many factors

The pre-tournament favourite for the T20 World Cup title, suffered a group-stage elimination and failed to make the semifinals of an ICC event for the first time since 2012.

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Ali Bacher on 30 years of Proteas’ return to international cricket

“I told our Board that we are back in world cricket because of India and hence we must invite India to come to South Africa. And they agreed,” says Ali Bacher, former captain and administrator of the South African Cricket Board as he reminisces about the nation’s re-admission into world cricket, his favourite cricketers and more.

Statsman

Bumrah becomes India's top wicket-taker

In the T20WC match against Scotland in Dubai on November 5, 2021, Bumrah became India’s leading wicket-taker when he claimed the final Scottish wicket of the innings — Mark Watt.

Cricket

Tarak Sinha: A cricket yogi who believed in gurukul training

Tarak Sinha loved travelling to small towns to identify talent. Often they came to him because his name was synonymous with quality cricket coaching.

India

Rahul Dravid, a fresh beginning with new challenges

Rahul Dravid’s appointment as head coach of the Indian team may see new leaders and a seam-bowling all-rounder being groomed for the future.

News

Paul Farbrace on how England went from struggling in white-ball cricket to owning the format

Paul Farbrace, England's former assistant coach ahead of the 2019 World Cup, talks about the side's white-ball transformation and the philosophy behind it.

ISL News

We want to play an attacking brand of football that Jamshedpur FC fans like to watch, says Owen Coyle

Owen Coyle, the former Burnley and Chennaiyin FC manager, is in his second spell at Jamshedpur FC and his team begins its ISL 2021-22 campaign against SC East Bengal next month.