From the publishers of THE HINDU
VOL.34 :: NO.44 :: Nov. 03, 2011
An overkill, no doubt
The empty stands during the Champions League and the India-England one-day series were a warning that the calendar needs to be reasonably well spaced out if the interest of the public is to be sustained.
The charge of the young brigade
The roles have been reversed. India, which had a wretched tour of England recently, has turned the tables on its biggest rival of recent times, winning the one-day series in thumping fashion. And at the forefront of India's resurgence is a bunch of young men who are dreaming big. By K. C. Vijaya Kumar.
INDIA V ENGLAND/MUMBAI ONE-DAYER
It's a cruise down Marine Drive
Suresh Raina and Virat Kohli hit half-centuries as the host made light of a bad start to overhaul England's modest 220.
INDIA V ENGLAND/MOHALI ONE-DAYER
Cooked by the ‘finisher'
Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who gained praise from Alastair Cook for being a great “finisher”, felt that the series victory should not be seen as a “revenge” for the recent defeat suffered in England. “Revenge is a very strong word. I don't think the word revenge should be used. On the one hand, we talk about the spirit of cricket, and on the other hand there's this talk of revenge, which I don't think is right.” Over to Rakesh Rao.
INDIA V ENGLAND/NEW DELHI ONE-DAYER
Locals tame the foreigners
If Hyderabad saw England collapse in its chase to spin, in New Delhi it was the swing and pace that did the damage. Vinay Kumar finished with a career-best four-wicket haul and Umesh Yadav struck two crucial blows after Praveen Kumar had provided the opening breakthrough. Rakesh Rao reports.
She's an asset to any team
“Apart from tournament and practice schedules, there's no planning in my life. I live life by the second and to the fullest. I'm never nervous on court, taking it one point at a time, game by game and match by match,” says Jwala Gutta in this interview with A. Joseph Antony.
Wales showing the way
Wales have a difficult World Cup qualifying group to negotiate, but on recent form, they must have a reasonable chance. Ted Robbins would have been delighted by them, writes Brian Glanville.
LET'S BE FRANK
Managers speak as one over ups and downs
We should applaud Ferguson, Redknapp and Whelan, even in his verbosity, and the rest for standing up in unity for the old-fashioned values which have been the bedrock of English football for more than a century. By Frank Malley.
New lease of life at QPR
There is no doubting Joey Barton's talent. With his passing, tackling and goal-scoring ability, he's up there with some of the best midfielders in the EPL, writes Chris Conway.
Sturridge has Euro vision
With the ability to play either out wide in support of a central striker or down the middle, Daniel Sturridge has fitted into Chelsea boss Andre Villas-Boas' side seamlessly and looks certain to become a mainstay in the Blues' line-up for years to come.
‘Boxing is not a joke'
Vikas Krishan impressed one and all with his remarkable performance and positive body language at the World Championship in Baku, Azerbaijan. The bronze medal winner has now set his sights on the London Olympics next year. “I want to show that Indians are not poor in boxing,” he says in a chat with Y. B. Sarangi.
Praveen Kumar is the cynosure
Struggling to find rhythm initially, IOB came back strongly to defeat ONGC in the final. And the man behind IOB's resurgence was Praveen Kumar. Over to K. Keerthivasan.
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