Part 1 (Pages: 1-7 :: File Size: 4.14 MB)
The new-age wicketkeeper
Once an oddball, always an oddball. Thatís how the wicketkeepers were referred to in the past. Then came the flamboyant Adam Gilchrist and changed it all, writes S. Ram Mahesh.
Pakistan deserves every bit of it
For the Pakistanis, the recovery marked the most remarkable of comebacks. The first act of the drama was an Irfan Pathan hat-trick and the concluding one the Pakistani celebration. What went wrong for India? In fact little went right for the visitors after the first session, writes S. Dinakar.
Eras come face to face
An India-Pakistan series is not about cricket alone. It is also about the meeting of minds, says S. Dinakar.
Part 2 (Pages: 8-19 :: File Size: 709 KB)
Tendulkar is the greatest
Ricky Ponting, Brian Lara and Sachin Tendulkar are better placed than the others to improve their current status and ratings, writes Frank Tyson.
When louts rule...
With some of the spectators stooping to racist taunts, the others in the stands have no choice but to put up with the swearing, writes Peter Roebuck.
WICB turns microscope on King
Hendriks and his committee will determine the fate of coach King and captain Chanderpaul, writes Tony Cozier.
The women languish
Some newspapers give a full page for Ranji Trophy matches. But I must say that there was very little coverage when we played the Asia Cup in Pakistan, says Mithali Raj to G. Viswanath.
Mixing disparate skills
Itís not that Mahesh Bhupathi isnít pleasant, or wonít take your calls, or doesnít give you his full earringed attention.Hell no, heís a regular guy with a sense of humour drier than a Bond martini, writes Rohit Brijnath.
Part 3 (Pages: 22-29 :: File Size: 1.04 MB)
'Pound for pound' myth
To gain a real estimation of a boxer's worth in the long view, we need a rational debate with proper criteria. The Ďpound for poundí myth is just airy fairy flattery, writes Michael Klimes.
If Geet Sethi's reverses in the Nationals elicited whispers about the fading away of a legend, Pankaj Advaniís slip-ups were welcomed as the indication
that the sport is throwing up newer challenges, writes S. R. Suryanarayan.
Indoor is in
The clear positive signal from the National Senior Championship was the VFIís decision to heed media suggestions and make elite teams play in an indoor stadium, writes M. C. Raman.
Part 4 (Pages: 30-40 :: File Size: 2.46 MB)
The time the don flinched
Long after BODYLINE hit Australian cricket, it continues to be the topic of heated discussion every time an Ashes series comes along, writes Gulu Ezekiel.
Attack under attack
The poachers have had their days in the sun. But the future belongs to the men who can retreat to build up an ATTACK, hold the ball up for colleagues, and give support to the wide men, writes N. U. Abilash.
Star Poster: Mahesh Bhupathi (Pages: 20-21 :: File Size : 186 KB)
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