From the publishers of THE HINDU
VOL.31 :: NO.04 :: Jan. 26, 2008
At several crucial moments, the third Test in Perth was up for grabs, and India won nearly every single one; besides, it wrapped up the Test in four days, writes S. Ram Mahesh.
Wicketkeepers are under-represented, even if former ICC president Clyde Walcott wore the big gloves from time to time. More power to glovesmen, and any step in that direction must be appreciated, writes S. Ram Mahesh.
The big row
Umpires are the game’s whipping boys and have been since their duties were carried out by M’Lud’s butler. It makes no difference that they are now paid; they are over-worked and down trodden, the fate of slaves down all the years, writes Ted Corbett.
A legend in his own right
If the Pollock of early days hit the helmet on a regular basis, the later edition consumed batsmen with control and movement. With the willow, he was always a clean and effortless striker of the ball, writes S. Dinakar.
From Italy to West London
Beginning with the local club, first as player, then as manager, Luigi De Canio slowly and doggedly made his way up the Italian football ladder.
Jens Lehmann, who is now Germany’s first choice after ousting his now-retired long-term rival Oliver Kahn before the last World Cup, feels a move may be necessary to prolong his international career, writes Andy Hampson.
United stays on top
Reading had given everything to repeat that goalless draw at Old Trafford, but persistence is as much an asset as quality for this Manchester United team and they would not be denied, writes Stuart Barnes.
Adebayor on song
Arsenal had most of the ball, almost all of the chances, and in Emmanuel Adebayor a player so dominant over his direct opponents, writes Duncan Castles.
Dempo surges ahead
The inaugural I-League has just crossed the halfway stage, and the proceedings so far have confirmed the domination of the foreign strikers. S. R. Suryanarayan reports.
The star athlete of yesteryear, who arrived at the Rabindra Sarobar Stadium in South Kolkata to be with her wards competing in the National School Games, was stopped at the gate by a volunteer because he could not recognise her!
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