From the publishers of THE HINDU
VOL.32 :: NO.43 :: Oct. 24, 2009
There is something remarkable about Virender Sehwag’s keenness to return to international cricket. It is very obvious that he wants to make up for the time lost. He wants to score runs, and score them at a rapid pace which marks his batting in all forms of the game, writes Vijay Lokapally.
“My role (in the Indian team) has not changed. I have to perform. If I perform for myself, the team also benefits. I have to bat at my pace and ensure that the team gains,” says Virender Sehwag in a chat with Vijay Lokapally.
Trying hard to simmer down
“After playing county cricket I have realised that you don’t get a wicket every ball”, says Sreesanth in this chat with Nandakumar Marar.
Aiming to go the football way
Recently the Champions League Governing Council Chairman Lalit Modi spoke about “the need to have the Champions League on the lines of football’s UEFA Cup” and it was obvious that cricket’s shortest version was picking up brand-building cues from the ‘beautiful game’, writes K. C. Vijaya Kumar.
The Hoggard saga
The paceman will only be 32 when next summer starts and he was Yorkshire's leading wicket-taker last season. Apparently he was invited to see the chief executive and the coach for a coffee and found he was no longer wanted. Surely there was a place for such a good servant. By Ted Corbett.
Karnataka rules the roost
The state has proved that it is streets ahead of others when it comes to unearthing talent and nurturing them, writes M. R. Praveen Chandran.
Man of records
Rehan Poncha is focussed on the Commonwealth Games and the Asian Games next year. “My aim is to win a medal at the Asian Games. I think I have a realistic chance of doing it,” he says in a chat with Kalyan Ashok.
Regional bias, mistrust among boxers and coaches and a myopic IBF looking the other way instead of addressing these issues could prove to be the undoing of Indian boxing. S. Sabanayakan reports on another wasted National meet.
Ignace is the hero
The sparkling performances of some of the seasoned stars ensured that the Indian team players, busy with the India-Canada Test series, weren’t missed at all. By S. Thyagarajan.
All about wingers
Do wingers live; or don’t they? In the case of the England team, there is now almost a superabundance of them, writes Brian Glanville.
WORLD CUP 2010 QUALIFIERS
There were several heart-stopping moments
The former world champion Argentina wobbling through to the finals in South Africa was one of the most interesting aspects of World Cup 2010 qualifiers. By S. R. Suryanarayan.
Taking some hard decisions
While the Champions League was in full swing, a few decisions were taken in Indian cricket and it was not a pleasant Diwali for some leading names on the Indian scene. The ouster of Rahul Dravid from the team and the sacking of Venkatesh Prasad and Robin Singh hogged the headlines.
Advt Links: calling card
Copyright © 2008 Sportstar
Republication or redissemination of the contents of this screen are expressly prohibited without the written consent of Sportstar.