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Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid are twin towers of ineffable majesty. Itís simpler to embrace the greatness of both men than compare them, for both have handled success remarkably well. And a large part of their success has owed itself to their ability to deal with the attendant pressure, writes S. Ram Mahesh.
Recently, Sachin Tendulkar became the most capped Indian player in Test cricket when he appeared in his 132nd match. S. Dinakar takes a look at some of the major landmarks in his career.
Man for all seasons
Rahul Dravid has appeared in 100 test matches. S. Dinakar brings out the greatness of the player with apt statistical references.
The eviction of one Rajiv Mulchandani, a British passport holder, from the Press Box in Mohali for gaining admission by false pretences has made the headlines, writes Ted Corbett.
Part 2 (Pages: 9-19 :: File Size: 1.41 MB)
Forceful batsman and a thinker to boot
Kevin Pietersen is a 21st century cricketer who will attract the kids, please the discerning adults and prove that you can have defiant hairstyles and still make Test centuries that compare with the greats, writes Ted Corbett.
New spirit of the Wanderers
The runs that rained from the bat of Gibbs at the Wanderers may just about be the beginning of the recasting of South African cricket, writes N. U. Abilash.
Australia's great escape
Every single fielder was clustered round the bat as the minutes ticked away. Just one mistake by the last batsman and it would be all over. That mistake though would never come. By Gulu Ezekiel.
Still fresh after a decade
In spite of sporting highs such as Susanthika Jayasingheís bronze medal in the womenís 200 metres in the Sydney Olympics and M. J. M. Lafir becoming the World billiards champion in 1969, the World Cup win of Arjuna Ranatunga and his men on March 17, 1996, takes the pride of place in the hearts of most Sri Lankan sport lovers, writes Rex Clementine.
Part 3 (Pages: 22-30 :: File Size: 844 KB)
Hingis shows up women's tennis
Martina Hingis is forcing players into unfamiliar territory and their erratic response is in some ways an indictment of modern coaching, writes Rohit Brijnath.
Tennis's adhesive nature
Itís all about those four titles that, year after year, separate the good from the great, and provide a bitter dose of reality to the past greats, on their winning potency, writes Nandita Sridhar.
One Ashwini, many roles
As Olympian athlete, Tollywood actress, social worker and educationist, Ashwini Nachappa has played the game of life with great versatility, writes Avinash Nair.
Ballack on the ball
The much-envied ó for his looks as well as his football ó Michael Ballack is an outstanding and versatile midfielder who is likely to carry much of the host nationís hopes at this summerís World Cup, writes Andy Hampson.
Back-slapping all around
While Chelsea defender William Gallas praised manager Jose Mourinho to the skies, Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson almost drooled over striker Wayne Rooney, writes Brian Lee.
Part 4 (Pages: 31-40 :: File Size: 2.67 MB)
The gentle Roman rules
Giancarlo Fisichella controlled the race well from the start at Sepang and led Renaultís first one-two finish in 24 years.
Star poster: Martina Hingis (File Size : 222 KB)
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