From the publishers of THE HINDU
VOL.33 :: NO.05 :: Feb. 04, 2010
Michael Schumacher and Justine Henin are the most recent of sportspersons to explore the comeback trail. What impels retirement and what causes its retraction? An analysis by Kunal Diwan.
Return of the dragon
Here are some prominent sportspersons who came back after announcing their retirement:
Floyd Mayweather Jr.: After a brief retirement in May 2007, Mayweather returned to fight Ricky Hatton later in the year. The American dominated ...
India has the last word
The first Test between India and Bangladesh at the Zorur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong, though never being a case of David quelling Goliath, did have its share of intensity and probing questions that cricket is expected to dish out through its five-day format, reports K.C. Vijaya Kumar.
BANGLADESH TOUR DIARY
Shooting from the hip
Virender Sehwag touches a raw nerve with his comment on Bangladesh being an ordinary team. The local media is in a flap, patriotism is triggered and ‘national affront’ is whispered, notes K. C. Vijaya Kumar.
In the news for wrong reasons
The absence of any Pakistani cricketer in the list of 11 players sold at the auction overshadowed some major buys, writes S. Dinakar.
It’s Not Cricket
The Andrew Strauss declaration that he will not be touring Bangladesh much less leading the England side — it means he will not play again until the end of May — has roused the cricket elite to hysteria, writes Ted Corbett.
Old guard to the fore
Though the youngsters made their presence felt in the tournament, it was the seniors who called the shots. Amitabha Das Sharma reports.
The wait is over
A product of the Padukone Badminton Academy in Bangalore, Trupti Murgunde is regarded as the most skilful and tactically sound player among Indian women. By Kalyan Ashok.
Man with a mission
Prakash Padukone wants to see one of his trainees become an Olympic champion. “I always dream about that and when that happens, I will retire from coaching,” he says in a chat with Kalyan Ashok.
The goalkeeper who played as a forward
"People always have high expectations because India has the maximum number of gold medals at the Olympic Games. We would certainly want to be in the limelight for winning on the field and making our country proud. At the same time, we want the support we got from the nation to continue not only in the coming World Cup, but forever," says team goalkeeper Adrian D’Souza, in this interview with Nandakumar Marar.
A new dimension in Indian hockey
The Indian players at the National camp in Balewadi corrected misconceptions among hockey administrators about the players being a hapless bunch, satisfied with scraps thrown their way in the keenness to wear national colours. The 22 ...
Third time lucky
Trained by the Head Coach of the Indian team, G.E. Sridharan, Tamil Nadu looked determined as a unit from the very start and remained unbeaten to take home the title after a gap of 15 years, writes Y.B. Sarangi.
John Terry has helped Chelsea become a force to be reckoned with at home and abroad and been at the heart of the England defence for the best part of the last five years, writes Alfonso Torr.
Death of the long ball
Trevor Brooking, the FA head of football development, has said that the long ball game has got to become a thing of the past. Over to Brian Glanville.
WHO REIGNS IN SPAIN
Benzema's the real deal
The striker is looking forward to the challenges that await him in the future at Real Madrid, writes David Charlesworth.
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