From the publishers of THE HINDU
VOL.33 :: NO.31 :: Aug. 05, 2010
Muttiah Muralitharan will be remembered as the greatest destroyer of batting line-ups. In several respects he was a pioneer. He changed the dynamics of spin bowling, writes S. Dinakar.
Lanka's adored son
The influence Muttiah Muralitharan wielded on Sri Lanka's fortunes was a reflection of the man's talent and the obvious dollops of faith that successive captains invested in him. By K. C. Vijaya Kumar.
Forgiven, not forgotten
Muttiah Muralitharan's 800 Test wickets might be scarred because of his controversial action, but his undisturbed focus in single-handedly putting a torn nation on the cricket map deserves to be praised to the skies, bent arm or straight, writes Kunal Diwan.
Spin bowling will not be the same owing to the gracious departure of Shane Warne, 40, Anil Kumble, 39, and Muttiah Muralitharan, 38, from the cricket field, writes Vijay Lokapally.
FIRST TEST/INDIA-SRI LANKA
A fabulous farewell to Muralitharan
The failure of a depleted bowling attack might have put enormous pressure on the Indians, yet the capitulation of a much-vaunted batting line-up was inexplicable, writes S. Dinakar.
SRI LANKAN TOUR DIARY
As it continues to rain the prospect of cricket on Day Three at Galle appears bleak. But thanks to curator Jayananda Warnaweera and his valiant staff, play resumes. By S. Dinakar.
The music in Trinidad, the political arguments in Antigua, the way the Bajans believe that only events in Barbados are truly significant and the elegant men and women of Jamaica will live in my heart a long time after my final visit, writes Ted Corbett.
Is football going backwards?
The Dutch were to be blamed for the poor, dull, abrasive quality of the World Cup final. They set out to spoil, aware that technically and indeed tactically they were inferior to their Spanish opponents, says Brian Glanville.
Coaching: new insights
Nick Bollettieri admits that he had a vision to achieve coaching excellence and the perseverance to pursue it. He was suitably unorthodox as well, to be successful. Instead of trying to impose himself on his wards, Bollettieri had the good sense to listen to them, irrespective of their age, and win them over. By Kamesh Srinivasan.
Karnataka holds on
The girls from Maharashtra accounted for 13 of the 20 records that fell during the meet, with Surabhi Tipre and Kanchi Desai — Group I and II champions respectively — managing four each. Shreedutta Chidananda reports.
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