From the publishers of THE HINDU
VOL.33 :: NO.44 :: Nov. 04, 2010
The Cover Story of the October 28th issue featured a debate as to who was the greatest batsman after Sir Don Bradman. Sachin Tendulkar and Brian Lara were discussed and readers' views were also welcomed. Here is a selection of their opinion ...
Tours of South Africa, England, Australia and West Indies beckon: how India handles its young batsmen during this period, how they grow under the mentorship of Dravid, Tendulkar, and Laxman, will determine if India remains a main-event contender, writes S. Ram Mahesh.
Kohli shines bright in rain-hit series
The Delhi youngster's knock proved to be a match-winning one as India eased past Australia's imposing total in the second limited overs international in Visakhapatnam. K. C. Vijaya Kumar reports.
‘Where the rain is born'
The moment you enter Kerala, you will sight innumerable hoardings that peddle jewellery shops, wedding saris and hawai chappals. Over to K. C. Vijaya Kumar.
The picture looks good
All in all, the prospects and the immediate future of Indian cricket do present an extremely comfortable picture.
‘Ishant's knock was very important'
“It is difficult to rank this Mohali innings in a particular order when you talk of the Kolkata 281 or the Sydney hundred. But, certainly, this was one of the best. But, why this innings should stand out is from the perspective that I was not 100 per cent fit and also considering the situation when I walked in,” V. V. S. Laxman tells V. V. Subrahmanyam.
Devvarman brings cheers
It is debatable if the host should consider itself fortuitous or plain cussed of luck after a haul of a gold, a silver and two bronzes, writes Kunal Diwan.
India makes amends
Penalised heavily for drug related issues, the Indian Weightlifting Federation managed to pay the hefty fine in time to enter the Games. And at the Games, the loss of a gold medal in the opening event — women's 48 kg — did not prove a dampener as the Indian weightlifters, despite not participating in four categories, performed fairly well to finish among the top three. S. Sabanayakan reports.
Aussies on a roll
If there were any notions — based, of course, on recent results — that the mighty Australians would find the going tough, they were all cleared once the competitions began. The pretenders, England, Canada and South Africa, all fell by the wayside against the Aussie onslaught. By A. Vinod.
Inspiring show by Indian archers
The Indian archers, Rahul Banerjee and Deepika Kumari, announce their arrival on the big stage with telling performances. Over to K. Keerthivasan.
His feat almost went unnoticed
The paralympic swimmer clinched the bronze in the 50m freestyle, in the S9 category, finishing in a time of 27.48s — a personal best and a National record. By Shreedutta Chidananda.
Two football characters gone
Malcolm Allison born in Darteors, Kent was the son of an electrical engineer where Eddie Baily, a characteristic Cockneu, was an east Londoner from Clapton. But both had an unending passion for the game and a desire to succeed.
What's become of Wenger?
It was Wenger who brought Thierry Henry from Juventus to Highbury for GBP10 million, turning him with such huge success from a right winger into a prolific centre forward (They'd first been together at Monaco). Wenger who took Patrick Vieira from Milan's reserves, Wenger who snatched the 15-year-old Cesc Fabregas from Barcelona and boldly, successfully, gambled on him to succeed Vieira as the fulcrum — despite his smaller size — of the Arsenal midfield. A nutter? If so, then a very effective one. over to Brian Glanville.
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