From the publishers of THE HINDU
VOL.33 :: NO.20 :: May. 20, 2010
Mahela Jayawardene's success at the top of the order has enabled Sri Lanka to breathe easy and not worry too much about dasher Sanath Jayasuriya's imminent retirement. Over to K. C. Vijaya Kumar.
Australian firepower to the fore
Irrespective of India's fate in the tournament, some of its budding batsmen need to introspect. Many of them run the risk of being called ‘flat track bullies', writes S. Dinakar.
Oh to be in St. Lucia!
St. Lucia is among the jewels of the West Indies. This is an island of mountains, rain forests and captivating beaches. By S. Dinakar.
Of determination and Dipika
Dipika Pallikal proves her mettle in the Indian Challenger by winning her maiden WISPA crown in Kolkata. Amitabha Das Sharma reports.
Borrowing a gun!
While everyone was left marvelling at the world class range, sporting electronic targets for the first time in the world for such an event, the host had to hide its face in shame for not having a suitable weapon to compete with, writes Kamesh Srinivasan.
INTERVIEW/RAJYAVARDHAN SINGH RATHORE
Training his guns on Commonwealth Games
“The government has made things easier for pursuing the sport of shooting, but it still remains accessible only to a privileged few in India. Rules regarding importing of sporting weapons need to be relaxed,” says Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore in a chat with Kalyan Ashok.
Simao should seize the chance
Back in 1996, when as a 16-year-old teenage prodigy as part of his country's all-conquering under-16 European Championship-winning team, Simao seemed destined for so much more. But, despite over 350 appearances with four of Spain and Portugal's biggest clubs, he has won just one league title — the Portuguese Liga in 2005. Over to Richard Brown.
The Bendtner conundrum
Good in the air, good touch and good technique — Nicklas Bendtner has all the attributes of a Wenger player. However, one big question mark is his attitude, writes Alex Brooker.
Hodgson for England?
Roy Hodgson is emphatically the real thing, not just a figure head of a manager but, as his Fulham players attest, a supreme coach. Over to Brian Glanville.
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