From the publishers of THE HINDU
VOL.33 :: NO.47 :: Nov. 25, 2010
Sebastian Vettel scoffed at comparisons with his illustrious countryman Michael Schumacher. He instead said that he wanted to be the ‘New Vettel', which is what he became as the 2010 season entered the homestretch. And guiding him through to becoming a matured driver and a world champion was his association with Red Bull, which, more or less, seems like the German's real home. By G. Raghunath.
Thrills and spills in F1 history
The 2010 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, where the race and the championship winner wasn't decided until the final laps, should rank among the classic finishes in Formula One history. It's races such as this that helps fans keep their faith in Formula ...
India survives a Kiwi peck or two
There was a point when the Kiwis appeared close to pulling off one of the biggest upsets in recent memory in the first Test. Ahead in the first innings by only 28 runs, India was reduced to 15 for five in the second. S. Dinakar reports.
His hundred needs to be a beginning, not an end
By the look of things Harbhajan's cricket has taken a giant leap forward. However, his attitude to the game and opponents and sometimes even colleagues lets him down. By Peter Roebuck.
The pitch and the sceptics
Sadly, the spectator-response to the Ahmedabad Test leaves much to be desired. Is the lack of a local player in the Indian team a factor? The promising Cheteshwar Pujara is in the squad, but then he plays for Saurashtra. Despite being a part of Gujarat, the province has a separate Ranji Trophy team. Over to S. Dinakar.
Merits of a captain
The most ruthless selectors in world cricket — men capable of taking a look at an Allan Border or a Steve Waugh and saying “there isn't another series in that guy” — have clearly decided that there is no credible replacement for Ricky Ponting, writes Ted Corbett.
After Spurs' 3-1 win at White Hart Lane, Maicon was generous in his praise of Gareth Bale, who he said was unplayable. Certainly unplayable for poor Maicon, who hadn't the pace to catch him or the ability to tackle him, writes Brian Glanville.
WHO REIGNS IN SPAIN
Soldado revives his fortunes
Approaching the prime of his career, it really is a case of now or never for the late-blossoming Spaniard, writes Jamie Strickland.
Star in the making
Tom Cleverley caught the eye of United supporters during the club's pre-season tour of the United States earlier this year as he looked at home in a midfield bursting with the talents of Ryan Giggs, Darren Fletcher and his idol Paul Scholes. The youngster scored twice in the U.S., including a sensational strike against the MLS All-Stars.
Lahiri proves his class
It was the Bangalore golfer's fifth pro victory and third of the season. He has indeed come a long way since 2005 when he was among the top amateur golfers. By Kalyan Ashok.
A bilateral series against strong Mumbai did help. And it was the in-depth study of that series by the coach and the players that paved the way for the stupendous success of the Karnataka team in Pune.
Advt Links: calling card
Copyright © 2010 Sportstar
Republication or redissemination of the contents of this screen are expressly prohibited without the written consent of Sportstar.