From the publishers of THE HINDU
VOL.28 :: NO.49 :: Dec. 03 - 09, 2005
FIFTY years and a day after England's greatest all-round cricketer and a 1980s superstar was born, the greatest British footballer of the 20th century and the man who perhaps taught Beefy Botham a thing or two about off-field vulnerability passed ...
Federer's record speaks of utter domination these past couple of years, an authority imprinted so emphatically upon his opponents that they were mostly outplayed before they had stepped on court, writes VIJAY PARTHASARATHY
GREEN TOP gives INDIANS the blues
INDIA paid dearly for tinkering with the batting order too much in the fourth one-day International against South Africa at the Eden Gardens. Gifted with a seaming wicket and enjoying the luck of the coin, South Africa handed India a devastating ...
Pathan lights up a billion hopes
IN a span of 24 hours, bombast was replaced by hope. One-day cricket can do that forcing teams and players to constantly swap between being prince and pauper. On November 18, Jacques Kallis told the media: "After our Hyderabad victory, ...
`I can adapt to the Test match situation'
I used to hit balls right from the start. I loved the feeling. There was nothing else in my mind. When I started with tennis ball cricket, there was no leaving the ball and stuff like that.
SOURAV GANGULY'S inclusion in the Test squad could not have happened in Australia. V. V. S. Laxman's case is less complicated because he has been cast as a five-day specialist owing to his lack of speed between wickets and slowness in the field. ...
THE cricketing caravan journeys to Hyderabad. This is a fresh series for India. The South Africans had arrived with a record of 19 undefeated games. But the Indians are enjoying their cricket and during the practice sessions at the new Rajiv ...
Another season of hope unfolds
THE big boys are busy playing big matches in front of big crowds but another level of cricket the Ranji championship is about to roll. As matches approach, teams are going through a final phase of preparation, making sure the nuts ...
Duleep before Ranji the way to go
TOP Indian cricketers former cricketers included have a peculiar mindset. They are never satisfied with what the BCCI is doing for the game, but have no ideas of their own on how the game should be organised in the country. Fed up ...
Exit autocracy, enter consensus
England coach Duncan Fletcher was assisted by Matthew Maynard in coaching batting and evolving game plans, based on the video-taped analyses of the strengths and weaknesses of opponents.
The challenges in the slips
A huge man, Flintoff is quick and amazingly soft in his movements and techniques. He invariably gets two hands to almost everything and can cover good distance in any direction to "make" a catch which most wouldn't have reached.
I have just watched two Tests in discomfort and a certain amount of danger and I am not happy. In Multan some 100 journalists, including broadcasters who need instant access to such material, could not see a scoreboard. In Faisalabad I could see ...
NOVEMBER 14: Isn't modern technology wonderful? It sends astronauts to the moon, allows divers to tell the time many fathoms underwater and it brings us thousands of miles from London Heathrow to Multan. But there are other uses. Escaping from a ...
MAYBE it was just time. Maybe Roger Federer's 14-0 streak against Argentine players had just become insufferable. Maybe he, this taciturn Cordoban baseliner called Nalbandian, owner of strokes so wonderfully oiled, was weary of his reputation as ...
Two more cricket bastions threatened
The footballers of Australia and Trinidad and Tobago helped their nations to qualify for World Cup 2006 and in doing so attached cultural and nationalistic price tags to a sport that has not been as respected as the white-flannelled game.
The World Cup now
AFTER that recent spate of so called `friendlies', not to mention a few play-offs, the World Cup picture becomes steadily clearer. Grand euphoria in England over the last gasp defeat of the Argentines in Geneva. Claims, however excessive, of ...
Stars' absence takes away the sheen
THE 45th edition of the National Open Athletic Championships held at the GMC Balayogi Stadium in Hyderabad was initially touted as a selection meet for the Commonwealth Games. However, as it turned out later, some of the big names of Indian ...
"I'd always been regarded as an upstart who didn't really belong in such exalted company." Fred Perry
Sir, Sourav Ganguly has finally got another opportunity to prove his credentials at the Test level. He should grab the opportunity with both hands and try to cement his place in the Test squad. He should also use this opportunity to find ...
Rotary Clubs Internationals Christmas Central Home and OFfice Software Digital Business Solutions Online Focus Groups Donate Cellphones Free Nextel Ringtones Fitness Equipment &Treadmills Soccer balls, goal & accessories Used cell phones-we buy and sell
Copyright © 2005 The Sportstar
Republication or redissemination of the contents of this screen are expressly prohibited without the written consent of The Sportstar.