Dec 25, 2021

Matman Forever

Tokyo Olympics silver medal-winning wrestler Ravi Dahiya opens the doors to his world at the Chhatrasal Stadium in north Delhi for Sportstar.

Briefing

Last Word

Tiger Woods: Close to the finish line

Ahead of the Hero World Challenge in Bahamas Tiger Woods made two statements that can only be interpreted in one way: he is not in the race anymore, and he has come to terms with that.

Fitnesswise

Understanding simple physics in sports

Physics and sports are inter-connected. Every sports discipline depends on the ability of an athlete in force application, and force is one of the key elements of Newton’s Laws and other fundamental physics concepts.

Vantage Point

Who will challenge - or dethrone - Djokovic in 2022?

At age 34, Djokovic remains highly motivated to grab more majors to break his current deadlock with Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal at 20. But will the brightest from the New Generation halt his charge?

Archives

Ravi Dahiya: Man on the mat

Olympics silver medal-winning wrestler Ravi Dahiya opens the doors to his world for Sportstar for a day.

Archives

Nick Webb: All about achieving a collective goal

Nick Webb who has stepped down as India’s strength and conditioning coach after the T20 World Cup in the UAE touched upon a range of subjects pertaining to his time with the Indian team.

Archives

World of Cricket: No Ashes in Perth

Pandemic-related restrictions in Western Australia kept CA under the pump, and it confirmed that the fifth and the final Ashes Test would not go ahead in Perth due to logistical constraints.

ISL 2021-22

ISL 2021-22: 10 talking points from the fortnight

The first fortnight of the 2021-22 season of the Indian Super League has had its share of goals, saves, and drama. Here are the top 10 talking points from the league.

F1

F1: Dirty duel in Jeddah, all to play for in Abu Dhabi

Hamilton wins after a dramatic battle with title rival Verstappen in Saudi Arabia. For the first time since 1974, two drivers go into the final race on equal points.

Archives

India under Dravid’s safety net

After three T20Is and two Tests between India and New Zealand no precisely outlined theme emerges, but there were small hints about what the future could look like under Rahul Dravid’s reign.

On The Write Line

Test cricket, a connoisseur’s delight

The format is a real test of not just skills but temperament too.

Statsman

IND v NZ in numbers: From Shreyas Iyer's debut distinction to Ajaz Patel's 10-wicket haul

Shreyas Iyer became the first Indian to score a century and a fifty on debut in the same Test match. More numbers and statistics from India's series win against New Zealand at home.

Chess

Carlsen firmly in the driving seat

Ian Nepomniachtchi is two points down against Magnus Carlsen, a player who hardly ever loses a game and the Russian will have to summon every ounce of his strength to continue fighting.

ISL 2021-22

ISL 2021-22: FC Goa's Devendra eyes ISL success after Durand cup glory

The 23-year-old rose to fame after finishing joint-top-scorer in the Durand Cup, eventually helping his side with the tournament for the first time.

More Sports

Mirabai Chanu: The thought of the failed attempt in Rio did cross my mind in Tokyo

"The thought of the failed attempt in Rio did cross my mind. But I learnt a lot from that experience, put in the hard yards, and it ultimately resulted in a silver medal," Mirabai said at Sportstar's first-ever North East Sports Conclave in Guwahati on Friday.

More Sports

Sportstar North-East Conclave: Finding ways to better the playing conditions

Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma, Chief Minister of Assam, shared his vision for sports development in the North-East while Anurag Thakur, Union Minister of Information & Broadcasting and Youth Affairs & Sports, delivered the keynote address virtually.

More Sports

Anurag Thakur: With all-round help, we will be in a position to do better at Paris 2024

At Sportstar's first-ever North-East Conclave in Guwahati, India's Sports Minister Anurag Thakur said the government expected more medals from rifle shooting, wrestling and boxing at the Tokyo Games.

Cricket

R. Sridhar: Had an unbelievable ride with the Indian team

In a conversation with Sportstar, Sridhar talks about his stints with the Indian team, his future plans, and more.