Dec 11, 2021

Ozzie, Ozzie, Ozzie

Australia's T20 success under Aaron Finch and head coach Justin Langer will go down as one of its greatest achievements in limited­overs cricket. And chief among the reasons why Australia won was David Warner.

Briefing

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Rugby for a better world

The Jungle Crows rugby club in Kolkata has been rescuing kids from streets and railway stations with the power of sport.

Food For Thought

Fatty acids: The good and the bad

Band-aid fixes of self prescription of omega-3 in an elite athlete may not be the best way to aim for a podium finish at the Paris Olympics.

Last Word

Of eccentrics in sport

My favourite is Chris Eubank whom I saw fight in Dubai a quarter century ago in a weird attempt to make a comeback into the ring he once dominated as a middleweight and super middleweight champion.

ISL 2021-22

Arindam Bhattacharya — At home in East Bengal

After winning the Golden Glove last year and finishing runner-up with ATK Mohun Bagan, goalkeeper Arindam Bhattacharya put pen to paper to join SC East Bengal for the Indian Super League 2021-22 season. It’s a club that enjoys staunch support from his family.

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Reliance Foundation Hospital: Nurturing athletes, mind and body

The Reliance Foundation Hospital (RFH) and Reliance Foundation Youth Sports (RFYS) provide sports science and medicine support to several athletes across the country.

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T20 WC 2021: Team of the tournament

While a plethora of players put in notable performances across the tournament’s thrilling and high-quality contests, some stood out for their consistency and impact.

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Mayank Agarwal hoping to shine in whites

“We had a tremendous home season last time around, and we look to emulate that. We want to play good cricket,” says the Indian batter.

On The Write Line

Thank you, Mr. 360

There was hardly a blade of grass left untouched when A. B. de Villiers scored those hundreds especially in the white-ball format.

Domestic

Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2021-22: Entertaining and competitive

The teams that succeeded were potent and knew how to seize the big, crucial moments, regardless of whether they were batting or fielding first.

Chess

'Magnus Carlsen will be too hot to handle'

Can Ian Nepomniachtchi beat Magnus Carlsen? On paper, no. I can’t think of an area of the game where he leads Magnus and every stat points in Magnus’s favour.

Statsman

Rizwan's spectacular feat

Mohammad Rizwan became the first batter in T20I history to aggregate over 1000 runs in a single calendar year.

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Tour diary: A taste of opulence, a test of patience

Visiting the Dubai Mall was an indulgent escape into a world of flamboyant displays of branding, thriving on exclusivity and individuality.

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Hamilton shows his might, F1 primed for thrilling finale

Hamilton overcame multiple challenges to register one of his best race wins in Brazil and followed it up with an authoritative win in Qatar to cut down the deficit to eight points with two race weekends to go.

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Australia completes T20 World Cup conquest

Australia’s T20 success under Aaron Finch and head coach Justin Langer will go down as one of its greatest achievements in limited-overs cricket. And chief among the reasons why Australia won was Warner.

Cricket

Axar Patel: Fearlessness makes India a resilient team

Ahead of the Test series against New Zealand, India spin bowler Axar reflects on the eventful year and explains why Delhi Capitals has been a consistent side in the IPL.