From the publishers of THE HINDU
VOL.36 :: NO.25 :: Jun. 22, 2013
Star Poster: SERENA WILLIAMS
Rafael Nadal is no artist vis-à-vis Roger Federer, but when it comes to red dirt, he is simply matchless, writes N. Sudarshan.
To be a keeper-batsman as well as a captain is a tough job. By Ted Corbett.
CHAMPIONS TROPHY/INDIA V SOUTH AFRICA
A convincing win
If India’s fielding was impressive, more so were its spin-bowling efforts, undertaken by the trio of Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin and Suresh Raina. There were 16 consecutive overs of spin bowled through the middle of the innings, for the outflow of only 66 runs. That throttling job likely built towards South Africa’s demise. By Sreedutta Chidananda.
One close, another one-sided
West Indies pipped Pakistan, while England sauntered to victory over Australia… Shreedutta Chidananda reports.
Ruffling the welsh
The Welsh are greatly touchy of their cultural independence from England. But it doesn’t go down very well when a Welsh journalist asks Mahendra Singh Dhoni (in pic) what it’s like to be in Cardiff and is told that “it’s very good to be in England,” notes Shreedutta Chidananda.
Recently, B. Adhiban qualified for the World Cup, to be held in Norway from August 5, and the youngster is determined to make the opportunity count, writes P. K. Ajith Kumar.
In the footsteps of God
Neymar will be ready for the Barcelona challenge — he will know that he should do okay if he continues to tread the path taken by ‘El Diego’. No small goal this, but one certainly within the grasp of an exceptionally talented footballer. By Abilash Nalapat.
A honorary job
Overall in football, captains fulfil no more than a token role. It is the manager who decides on tactics, the manager who sits on the dug out or stands in the limited area outside it near the touchline, writes Brian Glanville.
From Japan with a goal
“There was never a clash between the cultures for me as I grew up in Japan, embracing the way of life there. The Japanese in me will never die,” Izumi Arata, who now plays football for India, tells Ayon Sengupta.
“The first Grand Prix title of your career should be a very special one. I will cherish this for a long time,” says K. Srikanth following his victory in the Thailand Open Grand Prix.
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