From the publishers of THE HINDU
VOL.32 :: NO.49 :: Dec. 05, 2009
He was one of the ‘bad boys’ of Indian cricket, a player whose temperament was suspect. But in his comeback Test, against Sri Lanka in Kanpur, S. Sreesanth was focussed on the process rather than the result. The fast bowler’s new-found behaviour is reassuring. By S. Dinakar.
India packs a wallop
India posted its biggest victory in terms of runs over Sri Lanka which took the team closer to the No. 1 ranking in the ICC Test ratings. S. Dinakar reports.
Henry and hand ball: why this fuss?
There were cheats in the old Olympic Games. There are cheats by the dozen in Test cricket, the Premier League and the weekly tennis tournaments across the globe. So why did football make so much fuss about the hand ball offence by Thierry Henry of France? By Ted Corbett.
A career that ended at 27
I was the Indian captain during the 1983 World Championship in Tokyo. Under my captaincy India moved up from Category II to I. It was a stupendous achievement. That it happened under my leadership gives me immense satisfaction.
A blow below the belt
Flashy and flamboyant, Venugopalan Chandrasekar was one of the few paddlers in India players feared to compete against, but whom spectators loved to watch. An exciting talent, who could play in the attacking mode with any rubber and in any ...
China all the way
After seven action-packed days of the championship, China completed a sweep of all seven gold medals, including the two that came with the team honours. Rakesh Rao reports.
Sharath Kamal is the pick
India’s performance in the 19th Asian table tennis championship was more or less on expected lines. Both men and women improved their 2007 standings by one rung. The Indian men’s team finished seventh, while the women’s team ...
Still a long way to go
Coaches and experts will have to re-evaluate the Indian strengths and targets in the light of these championships if our athletes are to make any sort of mark in next year’s Commonwealth Games. Going to England or South Africa for training is not going to change the fortunes of Indian athletics, writes K. P. Mohan.
Liu Xiang steals the show
By far this was one of the best Asian championships in terms of top-level participation, with Asian leaders for the season in 15 men’s events and 11 women’s events competing, writes K. P. Mohan.
Whether or not Ballack can inspire Chelsea to silverware this season remains to be seen, but whatever happens, he has come a long way since he first joined up with German minnows Chemnitz at the age of six, writes Keir Mackay.
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