From the publishers of THE HINDU
VOL.35 :: NO.18 :: May. 03, 2012
Star Poster: CHANDERPAUL
Bowling can be the most stressful of all vocations indeed when faced with batting demons like Kevin Pietersen or Chris Gayle, writes Vijay Lokapally.
Daredevils, a different entity this time
Delhi Daredevils gained the most as the IPL reached the halfway stage. Deccan Chargers, strangely, failed to open its account, while Royal Challengers and Kings XI Punjab, slipped in rankings. Over to Vijay Lokapally.
IPL in the third week
Big man with a bigger heart
In RCB's chilling ambush of Pune Warriors recently, Gayle slammed five sixes off leg-spinner Rahul Sharma. One of the strikes, unfortunately, hit a little girl on the nose resulting in a fracture. A concerned Gayle rushed to the hospital after the match. Over to Arun Venugopal.
Believing in self-realisation
“It is important for the players and the officials to safeguard the primacy of Test cricket, which I believe is still the No. 1 format that really tests the character and class of any cricketer,” says Kumar Sangakkara in a chat with V.V. Subrahmanyam.
Chanderpaul has sweated it out from his childhood to be where he is now — tenth on the list of leading Test run-getters. At 9918 runs, 25 centuries and still counting, the southpaw's legacy has grown manifold though it may not be adequately recognised in this age of flash and dash and instant stardom. By K.C. Vijaya Kumar.
Rahane takes the spotlight
Ajinkya Rahane has skyrocketed to the top of the batting table by notching up runs in the conventional style. After missing a hundred he ensured that he did not let another opportunity pass by posting the first hundred in IPL 5.
Gylfi Sigurdsson has scored seven goals in just 15 appearances for Swansea so far. Having arrived at Reading at the age of just 16, Sigurdsson always looked like a star of the future and he is certainly realising his potential. By Euan Parsons.
Szczesny key to Gunners' resurgence
Last season Szczesny, who has just turned 22, made his English Premier League debut in a 1-0 defeat at Manchester United due to an injury to Fabianski and he has never looked back since.
A mixture of managers
Where Villas-Boas' overambitious tactics had proved increasingly unproductive, while he had lost the support and acceptance of several of the senior Chelsea players, Di Matteo, who when himself a player had scored goals in two winning Cup finals, steadied the ship, deployed a formation which no longer took risks with an excessively advanced back four, and quickly reaped the rewards. Over to Brian Glanville.
A star in the making
With his composure at the top of the circle, a clear approach and a smooth style, Gurjinder Singh picked his spot cleanly while executing penalty corners. The honours he received on the final day of the 2012 WSH — the Golden Stick award for being the joint top-scorer and the WSH Rockstar award — made him the talking point of the tournament. By Nandakumar Marar.
In a country where hockey history makes a fascinating study, it is sad that literature available on the subject is poor. It is more so in regional languages. However, Iqbal Singh Saroya, a hockey aficionado based in Chandigarh, with a passion ...
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