Mar 5, 2022

Money Heist

Indian and overseas cricketers, with relatively less experience, left their senior counterparts behind to earn the biggest purses from the IPL mega auction.


Last Word

The GOAT, a favourite talking point

Elements that go into an individual’s idea of GOAT are: record against contemporaries, amazing victories, the belief that the athlete has raised the level of his sport giving us its best representation, temperament, behaviour, personal bias, style and more.


Dispelling the false beliefs about workouts

As a strength coach, it is important to impart the right knowledge and dispel the false beliefs an athlete may have about lifting weights. An educated athlete is a better athlete for high performance.


Aaron Finch: ‘Aim is to be a team that welcomes all’

Aaron Finch reflects on his team’s maiden T20 World Cup win, approach to captaincy, his equation with teammates, and what the future holds for the shortest format.

On The Write Line

IPL auction 2022: Intrigued by some selections and omissions

While the franchises have scouts to go and watch matches not only in India but also the overseas T20 leagues, it is crucial to keep a keen eye on the Indian season because seven players in the squad have to be Indians.


Creme de la creme of U-19 World Cup

A dominant India won a record-extending fifth ICC Men’s U-19 World Cup title in the Caribbean. The stars now want to work their way up and break into the senior team.


Mumbai City FC captain Mourtada: ‘We’ll try to win everything’

Mumbai City FC captain Mourtada Fall has his sights set on three titles — the League Winner’s Shield, the Indian Super League and the AFC Champions League.


ISL round-up: Chhetri scores 50th ISL goal; Bandovic gets the sack

From Sunil Chhetri making history to Chennaiyin head coach Bozidar Bandovic losing his job, here’s everything that has happened in the Indian Super League (ISL) in the last fortnight.


European Leagues roundup: Bayern suffers a shock; Man City continues domination

Manchester City continued its relentless race to the English title with a 4-0 thumping of Norwich City.


World of Cricket: Not a good start to India’s World Cup preparations

After surrendering in the first T20I, Mithali Raj and Co. lost the first ODI of the five-match series by 62 runs.


PKL notebook: Patna Pirates packs a punch

From Pardeep Narwal finally showing signs of form to Bengal Warriors’ miserable campaign and Patna Pirates advancing to the knockouts, here are the key talking points from the fortnight gone by.


Statsman: India's unique distinction in ODI cricket

India, in the first ODI against the West Indies in Ahmedabad, became the first side to appear in 1000 or more ODI matches.


AFC Women's Asian Cup: Heartbreak, heroics, history

From China winning a record-extending ninth crown to nations like the Philippines and Vietnam making it to the FIFA World Cup for the first time, here’s a recap of the action from the AFC Women’s Asian Cup and the road forward.


IPL Auction 2022: Young guns steal the show

Indian and overseas cricketers, with relatively less experience, bagged the biggest purses in the IPL mega auction, leaving many IPL veterans behind.


Hugh Edmeades keen to return for next year's IPL auctions

Master auctioneer Hugh Edmeades, who gave everyone a scare on the opening day of the Indian Premier League mega auction, returned to the ballroom of the ITC Gardenia hotel in Bengaluru to conduct the final phase of the auction.


Charu Sharma: From lunch table to IPL auction floor

Sharma is yet to know from the BCCI whether he will have to take over the second day’s proceedings as well.


Wriddhiman Saha: I am not retiring, even if not picked for Sri Lanka series

In an interview with Sportstar, Saha talks about the ups and downs in his decade-long career. He also feels Rohit Sharma is ahead in the Test captaincy race.


Tendulkar: 2011 World Cup belongs to a billion-plus people

Ahead of India’s iconic 1000th ODI – against the West Indies – in Ahmedabad on Sunday, Tendulkar shared his thoughts on the milestone match and how the 50-over game has evolved over the last few decades. 


Sourav Ganguly: Leading BCCI not as challenging as captaining India

The BCCI president shares his thoughts on the domestic season, the NCA, the change of guard in the Indian team, and more, in this interview.


Bharat Arun on India’s pace revolution, the next Test captain and importance of Ashwin

In this candid interview, the former India bowling coach talks about the process and method behind India’s pace evolution, Bumrah’s emergence as a Test phenomenon, and much more.