From the publishers of THE HINDU
VOL.29 :: NO.14 :: Apr. 08, 2006
India's performance in the Commonwealth Games is quite commendable. No doubt, cricket is the most popular sport in our country. But good performances, especially in international multi-sport events like the Commonwealth Games, make people take ...
Combative, industrious and fertile, RICKY PONTING is a cricketer of the highest calibre whose record and speed of scoring speak for themselves, writes PETER ROEBUCK.
Warne the icing on Ponting's cake
The leg-spinner's six for 86 in 35.5 overs of control and craft ended South Africa's challenge amidst fading light in Kingsmead, Durban.
`Invest more, and better'
The thrust of Cricket Australia CEO James Sutherland's speech at a game development summit recently was of prioritising long term grassroots development and responding better to cricket's customers.
It is the job of the injury management team to safeguard the players' fitness and the team's capability. If both join in a conspiracy to conceal injuries, the team would suffer.
BESTED BY THE YUVRAJ BLITZ
England coped with the energy-sapping heat, but was blown off by a storm that came in the form of Yuvraj, writes VIJAY LOKAPALLY.
SECOND ODI: FARIDABAD
Man of the Match Suresh Raina emerged the new face of Indian cricket. The 20-year-old promises to serve the game for a long time, writes Vijay Lokapally.
FIRST ODI: DELHI
When England turned turtle...
It may sound so simple at the end of the contest, but there was a situation when India stared at defeat after having set England a very achievable target of 204, writes Vijay Lokapally.
Like Milkha Singh, Randhawa too was given the opportunity of competing extensively in Europe before the 1964 Tokyo Olympics and this helped him immensely, writes GULU EZEKIEL.
The Australian men swept to their third straight gold medal and the women regained it, thereby demonstrating the awesome power of the country. For the Indian men though, the Games underlined yet again the futility of living in history, writes S. Thyagarajan.
INDIA STILL HAS A LONG WAY TO GO
It is easy to project a picture of plenty, which it was in shooting, but India's performance in athletics, swimming, gymnastics, basketball and men's hockey fell below expectations, writes K. P. MOHAN.
AUSSIE WOMEN MAKE A BIG SPLASH
Leisel Jones was in the forefront of the outstanding display by the Aussie women in Melbourne. The 20-year-old Queenslander was at her menacing best, writes A. VINOD.
Admittedly some replays may prove inconclusive and intent hard to establish, but players must be aware their acting is under some inspection, writes ROHIT BRIJNATH.
Hand of Drogba
Didier Drogba, strong on the ground, powerful in the air, more adroit than he may look, but still a devoted diver; and a regular user of a hand, where a foot will not suffice. As we saw all too plainly in two recent Chelsea games.
Gianluigi Buffon, the world's most expensive goalkeeper, is fully fit and ready for World Cup action, writes Andy Hampson.
IT'S NOT JUST DIDIER
The Chelsea striker found support from likely and unlikely sources Jose Mourinho and Arsene Wenger in the recent diving controversy with the Arsenal manager claiming that the man from Ivory Coast is not the only player in the Premiership who indulges in theatricals to con referees, writes BRIAN LEE.
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