Part 1 (Pages: 1-10 :: File Size: 1.10 MB)
Gone in 25 minutes
India’s debacle in the final, after eight brilliant months, including the lead-up, during which it emerged favourite for the World Cup, is shocking.
His quest for excellence continues
Rahul Dravid as captain has managed quite a difficult balancing act: his quest for excellence is still serious business, as is his captaincy. He will have it no other way, writes S. Ram Mahesh.
Hutch in their clutch
When Yuvraj made a Test hundred in Karachi only days back, the Indians were falling apart. Now the Men in Blue celebrated a much-cherished triumph in a different form of the game. Things can change quickly in sports, writes S. Dinakar.
The day of Rudra Pratap
R. P. Singh’s strikes effectively sealed Pakistan's chances of making a comeback in the crucial ODI game, writes S. Dinakar.
Pakistan Tour Diary
Part 2 (Pages: 11-19 :: File Size: 1.21 MB)
Monty and the legends
If England let Monty Panesar loose he has the chance to prove a lot of people right and to kill the opinion now being commonly expressed that England reached
a plateau in winning the Ashes and can only go down, writes Ted Corbett.
A tale of two captains
Rahul Dravid and Michael Vaughan carry the burden of the achievements of Sourav Ganguly and Nasser Hussain, who deflected their teams away from the path of dreaded results while playing in the regions their countrymen loathed the most, writes N. U. Abilash.
It was a great achievement (winning the Ashes), but we haven’t achieved everything we want to yet,” says
Duncan Fletcher to Kevin Mitchell.
On The Writeline
Part 3 (Pages: 22-30 :: File Size: 828 KB)
The Roger Rules
How to keep Tennis safe from the world’s best player. By L. Jon Wertheim.
There is no single dominant player in women’s tennis at the moment, and in this field of fickle performers, Martina Hingis will fancy her chances, writes Vijay Parthasarathy.
For years, Kim Clijsters’ easygoing personality was blamed for her failure to win a major title. In 2005, she cheerily blew that theory to bits. By Peter Dopkin.
Can new ATP chief De Villiers do what no one else has — shorten the season and keep players healthy? By Christopher Clarey.
Triumph of valour
A young Chinese woman, Zhang Dan, in an ice-skating arena at the Winter Olympics recently, produced a performance of such astonishing bravery that to watch was to wince and to wonder, writes Rohit Brijnath.
Part 4 (Pages: 31-40 :: File Size: 1.56 MB)
Down Memory Lane
Backhand stroke has its gains
While the forehand is usually the more powerful stroke, it is possible to develop a lot more variety on your backhand, writes Ramesh Krishnan.
Star poster: Yuvraj Singh (File Size : 1.69 MB)
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