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03-09-2022

The Legend

Sharath Kamal’s medal harvest at the Commonwealth Games — his best performance at a multi­disciplinary event — underlines his status as one of India’s greats in table tennis. Love for the game and swiftness in adapting to change have fuelled his longevity.

Briefing

Hardik Pandya
Cricket

Asia Cup — the litmus test for new India

Since its T20 World Cup debacle in the UAE last year, India’s template for the format has changed. The new gung-ho approach will be put to the test at
AB de Villiers
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Repetitive warm-up routines can be counterproductive

Warm-ups play a crucial role in preparing an athlete for high-level activity, but they can be counterproductive, too, if they became boring and repeti
Jasprit Bumrah
Cricket

World of cricket: Bumrah ruled out of Asia Cup

Jasprit Bumrah has a back injury and has been ruled out of Asia Cup; former umpire Rudi Koertzen passes away aged 73.
Rohit Sharma
Statsman

Statsman: Rohit Sharma climbs to the top

After his half-century in the first T20I against West Indies on July 29, Rohit Sharma has the most individual 50+ scores in T20 Internationals.
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Interviews

Sharath Kamal — scaling new heights at 40

Sharath Kamal’s medal harvest at the Commonwealth Games – his best performance at a multi-disciplinary event – underlines his status as one of India’s
Tejaswin Shankar
Interviews

Tejaswin Shankar: ‘I love to do what the others don’t’

Tejaswin Shankar battled selection uncertainties to fulfil his dream of winning a medal at the Commonwealth Games, but the 23-year-old doesn’t wish to
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News

Commonwealth Games Hockey: Australia, the thorn in India’s flesh

The women’s team had a bumpy ride to the semifinals, while the men’s team had a smooth ride to the final. Both faltered against the Australians, whose
Saurav-Dipika
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Commonwealth Games: Saurav Ghosal saves India the blushes in squash

The veteran Saurav Ghosal outclassed former World No. 1 James Wilstrop to ensure India gained its first singles medal in the Commonwealth Games. He ba
Rupa Rani Tirkey
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Lawn Bowls at CWG 2022 — The beckoning in Birmingham

While the Indian teams aren’t yet among the heavyweights in lawn bowls, their success in Birmingham shows that now they aren’t easily crumbling under
Sindhu
Badminton

Commonwealth Games: A rich haul for Indian shuttlers

On the final day of the Games, India won three gold medals to pip giant Malaysia, the sport’s most dominant side at the Commonwealth Games since the 1
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Chess

Chess Olympiad: A well-organised extravaganza

Despite the time constraint to put together an event of such a magnitude in around four months, the Tamil Nadu government raised the bar to such a hig
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Chess

Chess Olympiad, women’s section: Indian women make history, but miss gold

In the absence of Russia and China, the host began as the favourite though there was very little to choose among India 1, Ukraine and Georgia.
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Chess

Chess Olympiad, open section: Young players steal the limelight

If India 2, with a starting rank of 11, took the bronze, gold and silver went to a young Uzbekistan and an experienced Armenia, seeded 14 and 12 respe
Sharath Kamal
Table Tennis

Commonwealth Games: A reassuring performance by Indian paddlers

The manner in which the contingent continued its supremacy from Gold Coast four years earlier proved that Indian table tennis is on the right track.
Emma McKeon
Swimming

Commonwealth Games: Australia rules the waves in Birmingham

Australia won a whopping 65 medals in swimming at the Birmingham Games, Emma McKeon winning eight. Indian swimmers, though, did not make much of an im
Sushila Devi
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Commonwealth Games: Indian Judokas fall short against the best

India finished its campaign in the judo competitions in Birmingham with two silver and a bronze medal, but the standard of competition wasn’t too high
Jason Holder
Cricket

Sunil Gavaskar’s advice to West Indies: ‘No retainer, increase players’ match fee’

The cricket world needs the West Indies team for the special flair they bring to the game. They are crowd pleasers and crowd pullers and that’s why it
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Commonwealth Games

Commonwealth Games Diary: A sleep-deprived soul with a Midlands accent

Diary – with an average sleep score of 34 in 13 nights, 2,05,218 steps and a hurting Achilles – is going to miss the Commonwealth Games. 
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Commonwealth Games

Sable’s dramatic silver, the most precious medal at the Commonwealth Games

In Birmingham, India’s athletes managed their best medal haul in the Commonwealth Games outside India. High jump, long jump and triple jump yielded me
Lovlina Borgohain
News

Commonwealth Games 2022: For India, boxing a mixed bag

India’s performance in Birmingham was a bit underwhelming as some of the reputed pugilists failed to live up to expectations. Nonetheless, new talents
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Wrestling

Indian wrestlers at CWG 2022: Past failures forgotten, fresh legacies fashioned

India’s performance in Birmingham was a bit underwhelming as some of the reputed pugilists failed to live up to expectations. Nonetheless, new talents
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News

Vinesh Phogat state of mind: Wrestler rebuilds with CWG gold medal hat-trick amid highs, lows and scars

Birmingham 2022 was Vinesh’s first major competition since another Olympic disaster – this time in Tokyo. If the Gold Coast Games were about recoverin
Vikas Thakur
News

Commonwealth Games: India’s weightlifting performance on expected lines

Weightlifters bagged 10 medals to uphold India’s reputation as the top team in the discipline at the Commonwealth Games. The overall performance was o

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