From the publishers of THE HINDU
VOL.34 :: NO.41 :: Oct. 13, 2011
Sebastian Vettel is just a point away from a second successive world championship. And the next race is at Suzuka, one of Vettel's favourite circuits… Over to G. Raghunath.
Getting ready for the big show
The inaugural Airtel Grand Prix of India, scheduled to be held at the newly-built Buddh International Circuit (BIC) in Greater Noida on October 30, is expected to enthrall thousands of F1 fans and motorsport professionals in the country, writes Y. B. Sarangi.
A cool head on his shoulders
Chennai Super Kings' loss to Mumbai Indians was skipper Mahendra Dhoni's defeat number nine in recent times (which also includes the reverses his Indian team suffered in England). But the man has the remarkable ability to stay calm whatever the situation. He neither gets dismayed in defeat nor delirious in victory. By K. C. Vijaya Kumar.
Stars of the show
Roelof van der Merwe did not announce himself to the world in the most elegant of ways, but one thing he could not be accused of on debut was being subtle. In the second T20 game on Australia's 2009 tour of South Africa, van der Merwe scored a ...
A Cobra waiting to strike
Herschelle Gibbs, the cavalier batsman, is 37. But he says he is “far from finished” and is gunning for national selection in the Twenty20 World Cup to be held next year in Sri Lanka. By Arun Venugopal.
‘We are fully prepared to host the Games'
“It's a great feeling to be associated with the Olympic Games that are obviously a question of immense pride for every Englishman,” says Guy Lavender, the Chief Executive of Somerset County Cricket Club who is also involved in the preparations for the 2012 Olympic Games. By V. V. Subrahmanyam.
We will miss his spirit
Tiger Pataudi was one of India's better captains at a time when the Test team was regarded without much respect. He understood the game at every level. Ted Corbett pays his tributes.
It has been an eventful career so far for the undoubtedly talented Nicklas Bendtner. Perhaps a year with the Black Cats will help him finally settle down before he can get his career back on track and hit the heights that he believes he is capable of, writes Jack Presswell.
LET US BE FRANK
Tevez has to go
If City asked for volunteers to drive Tevez to the airport for a one-way ticket out of Manchester then there would be gridlock around the Etihad Stadium. By Frank Malley.
Tournaments for the sake of tournaments
With constant tampering of formats, tournaments run on with a bloated list of teams, robbing them of any character. But then, the World Cup itself has been enlarged beyond belief, to its present top heavy complement, the compact 16 team finals a nostalgic memory, writes Brian Glanville.
Barton hoping for England call
The Liverpool-born midfielder says he is loving life at QPR and embracing everything that London has to offer.
Day of the underdog
The significance of Salgaocar Sports Club's victory lay in the fact that it overturned the tournament favourite, East Bengal, on its home turf. Amitabha Das Sharma reports.
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