From the publishers of THE HINDU
VOL.29 :: NO.18 :: May. 06, 2006
The young guns, in the Indian cricket team, have done a marvellous job in recent times. Given the talent available, India should put up a good show in the coming World Cup. Apart from the youngsters, the experienced stars such as Dravid and ...
Makhaya Ntini has MATURED INTO a fine bowler. He made the most of his opportunities. Others came and went, passengers unwilling to pay the fare, but he persisted, writes PETER ROEBUCK.
"For me rhythm is important, not pace. Please remember I am not a Brett Lee or a Shoaib Akhtar. I can't bowl fast, but I can swing the ball," confides IRFAN PATHAN in a chat with VIJAY LOAKAPALLY.
Talent alone not enough
Talent will only take you to a certain level, but TO GO HIGHER you need facets such as common sense, the ability to accept the right advice, concentration and the desire to be the best, writes BOBBY SIMPSON.
Too much is too bad
International cricketers are going through a terrible phase. The ICC reckons it is beneath itself to even consider the appeal by the Federation of International Players' Association (FICA) that the number of matches be reduced. And finally, it ...
Class is PERMANENT, the cricketers love to trumpet, and Marcus Trescothick will turn on the run machine again soon, writes TED CORBETT.
SPIN ON THE WANE?
The selectors have a CRITICAL ROLE in the development of spinners in the country. The captains too have a vital part to play. A spinner is twice the bowler if he has the skipper supporting him, writes S. DINAKAR.
LUIS FELIPE SCOLARI is the leading representative of a new breed of football managers who choose to specialise in the international game. At the other end of the spectrum are names such as Arsene Wenger, Sir Alex Ferguson and Jose Mourinho who, ironically, are united in that at some stage or the other they have made public their apathy for international management, writes N. U. ABILASH.
Ten great matches
World Cup is known for the excitement and the passion it generates world over. Here are some of the CLASSIC ENCOUNTERS that reinforce the tournament's status as the biggest sporting event on the planet.
Though placed in different pools, a fifth Argentina- England match is very much a possibility at the QUARTERFINAL STAGE in Germany. The encounter between the two sides is something a genuine football fan cannot afford to miss, writes A. VINOD.
LOOKING BACK I
Giving the sport its identity
Uruguay, in 1930, was commemorating its 100 years of independence, and what better way to celebrate the occasion than showcase "ITS FOOTBALL".
"These SEVEN YEARS were tough. But I never stopped believing that I could still win. Perhaps, I put a lot of pressure on myself and tried too hard. But this victory (Volvo China Open) has given me a lot of confidence. The wait was worth it. I hope I win some more," said Jeev. An appreciation by RAKESH RAO.
One of India's FINEST footballers in recent times, I. M. Vijayan is enjoying his passion for acting.
You're wrong, Arsene
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger recently created a controversy insisting that rivals Tottenham, in the North London derby, should have put the ball out of play when two Gunners were lying on the ground after colliding against each other. That was the rule, according to Wenger. But it was not; it is simply a convention.
Middlesbrough goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer played an important role in securing Australia's first World Cup appearance since 1974. Australians are HOPING that he recovers in time for the World Cup, writes ANDY HAMPSON.
Up against Kidambi in the final round with black and needing a victory to pick up his third straight title, Surya Sekhar Ganguly won IN STYLE, writes V. V. SUBRAHMANYAM.
Jaidip Mukerjea, part of the GREAT TRIO of Indian tennis in the 1960s, is a multi-faceted personality and his vision and virtues have helped him serve the game as administrator and coach, writes S. SABANAYAKAN.
Charlie Griffith's action would come in for SCRUTINY over the years and he was called for chucking more than once, writes GULU EZEKIEL.
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