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Even after Anil Kumble retires, his distinguished legacy of walking the walk will endure, like his perfect 10 against Pakistan that glorious day at the Kotla, writes S. Ram Mahesh.
Great feat and a dream debut
The match, like all self-respecting Tests, had its heroes; not all of them were players, writes S. Ram Mahesh.
Learning the ropes
For all his easy nature, people see Rahul Dravid as severe, they sometimes insist he’s changed. He hasn’t changed. Sure, he is known to laugh, and can wear a wide smile, but serious is in his DNA, cricket is game for him but also work, writes Rohit Brijnath.
The maid and the toothbrush
Mohali sticks in my mind because back in 1984-5 when I tour the country with Gower’s team we make a trip to Chandigarh for a one-day international game that is almost halted by rain, writes Ted Corbett.
Part 2 (Pages: 11-19 :: File Size: 1.31 MB)
On The Writeline
A mount everest of a match
As many as 872 runs in a day. Yes, this was the greatest ever one-day international writes Vijay Lokapally and Rakesh Rao.
How much is too much?
Cricketers today probably practise much less than internationals in other sport. The argument is that they play so much that they need a rest. But one can’t go along with this. It is only practice that makes perfect and too often first class teams don’t practise perfection, writes Bob Simpson.
Waiting for the Caribbean flair
Is the West Indies the weakest host of a World Cup? As much as the heart would like to believe otherwise, the answer sounds something like a yes, writes Nandita Sridhar.
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Bravo, the games ethic
From its inaugural edition, staged in 1930 under the shadow of the ‘Great Depression’, to its 18th edition in Melbourne, the Commonwealth Games has given the world some outstanding sporting moments, polemics, politics and controversies. In the middle of it all, it has strengthened friendships between participating countries, writes S. Thyagarajan.
Part 4 (Pages: 30-40 :: File Size: 1.84 MB)
Killed off by Ronaldinho
While it is quite possible that manager Jose Mourinho will land the European Cup for Chelsea eventually, they will only be able to feel entirely confident of doing so once he accepts that a virtuoso or two, despite all the trouble they can cause, have to be accommodated in his schemes, writes Kevin Mccarra.
England's hopes on Arsenal
Arsenal grasped an exciting goalless draw to eliminate Real Madrid. Arsène Wenger’s team are the sole English survivors in the Champions League, the confirmation that the club has regrouped over the course of a trying season, writes Kevin Mccarra.
Noted for his pace and eye-catching hairstyles, extrovert striker Djibril Cisse provides a dynamic edge to the Liverpool attack when on song but is currently struggling to score the goals to justify his selection and faces a battle to win a place in the France World Cup squad, writes Andy Hampson.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger indicates that he could be making a bid for David Beckham during the summer, writes Amy Lawrence.
Alonso's perfect start
A tenacious Fernando Alonso avoided a collision with one Ferrari and then held off the other to post a remarkable win in the season opening Bahrain GP.
Star poster: Wayne Rooney (File Size : 554 KB)
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