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Pundit’s Gurukul

Post his retirement as a cricketer in 2000-­01, Chandrakant Pandit found his true calling in coaching. Over the last two decades, Pandit has been the head coach of six Ranji-­winning teams with three different State units.


Chandrakant Pandit

Ranji Trophy final: Romance, redemption, and a bit of history

Life does give a second chance. Chandrakant Pandit faltered at the final hurdle in 1998-99 but returned as coach to finish the job this season at the
Lifting weights

Adapted athlete or adaptable athlete?

When a player is ready technically, psychologically and physically to compete and win at any given situation, he is considered an adaptable athlete.

Praggnanandhaa, Vaishali and Ramesh - a formidable alliance

R. Praggnanandhaa and R. Vaishali are gifted chess players, and they are blessed to be under the stewardship of coach R. B. Ramesh.
Chandrakant Pandit

‘Never consider yourself bigger than the game’

Chandrakant Pandit wants the Madhya Pradesh players to remain humble and grounded after winning the Ranji Trophy for the first time.

Chandrakant Pandit: Man with the Midas touch

Post his retirement as a cricketer in 2000-01, Chandrakant Pandit found his true calling in coaching. Over the last two decades, Pandit has been the h
Sarfaraz Khan

Ranji Trophy: Sarfaraz Khan haring off in quest of a dream

Love for batting and a determination to turn his father’s dream into reality has kept Sarfaraz Khan going despite several roadblocks.
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Jyothi Yarraji, ever ready to push the envelope

Stepping out of the comfort zone, while uncomfortable, is often a useful learning experience. And it’s one that has seen hurdler Jyothi Yarraji become
Last Word

Last Word: It’s between inclusivity and fairness

The biggest issue in sport today is not doping or abuse of technology, it is gender. Do you go by biology or personal identity? Do you accept transgen

T20 World Cup: Dinesh Karthik still has fire in his belly

At 37, Dinesh Karthik is perhaps at his handsomest in his new avatar in T20 cricket. Role clarity may hand him his best run yet with the Indian team.

Ranji Trophy: With DRS absent, umpiring decisions continue to unsettle teams

Over the years, umpiring in domestic cricket has often come under the scanner. Implementing the DRS, albeit for the knockout rounds of tournaments, wi

All eyes on Indian players ahead of Chess Olympiad

With the Chess Olympiad around the corner, a few key members of the Indian women’s teams trained recently under 2012 World Championship runner-up Bori
On The Write Line

Gavaskar on England's new-found form in Tests

By appointing a person without any coaching degrees, which has been a tradition to ensure jobs for the old boys network in English cricket, Rob Key, t

Ledecky unstoppable

Freestyle queen Katie Ledecky won gold medals in the women’s 400m, 800m and 1500m apart from helping USA win gold in the 4x200 freestyle relay at the

India flatters to deceive in Birmingham Test

The Birmingham Test was a lesson in discipline and skills that showed India in a bad light. The incorrigible ways of India again underlined the fact t
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This Ronaldo stays away from football to put India on world cycling map

Ronaldo Singh Laitonjam won a bronze in the team sprint event and a silver medal with a new national record in the men’s elite sprint race at the Asia

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