Category Archives: Sports

Rusty Rafa caught in a fog – will the great gladiator find his weapons to win again?

“I get knocked down but I get up again, you’re never gonna keep me down”, this Chubawamba number seemed to be an apt description so far for Rafael Nadal and his fights against injuries. But  losing to Fabio Fognini at the … Continue reading

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The “Bell” curve & cricket’s great enigmas

Ian Bell’s recent performances against Australia has received rave reviews and cricket pundits hope that this will be the catalyst for him to rise to greater heights. Bell was often accused of not getting the “tough” runs, when the team … Continue reading

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Hip Hip Murray – The Scot rules Britain!

The Last time a German male won Wimbledon was 22 years ago, a Dutchman 17 years back, a Frenchman 67 years back , a Serbian just 2 years from now, a Swiss 1 year back and a Britisher ? – 77 years … Continue reading

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Rahul Dravid – “The Wall” of Fame and a True Legend of the Game

My first memories of Dravid was when listening to the radio commentary of a domestic match in the early 90s, I am not sure which one  Ranji , Duleep or Irani Trophy. But in those days when we used to … Continue reading

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Dravidian Delight – India’s Selfless Soldier wins another star

Yes, India are in trouble at Lords in  the 2000th test and the 100th between the teams. But it could have been worse had “The Wall” fallen. Once again Rahul Dravid played a typical grinding innings to enable India save … Continue reading

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The Djoker has the last laugh, wins Wimbledon and the No.1 ranking

In what has been a remarkable six months for Novak Djokovic, he has grown from a talented wannabe to a deserving champion. Today he derailed the 20 match unbeaten streak of the one man Spanish juggernaut, Rafael Nadal, at Wimbledon … Continue reading

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India experiences an explosion of joy, cricket is the great leveller

Not given to extreme emotion, it amused me to see the uninhibited display of joyous celebration all across India. People of all ages, all castes and across all strata of the society were venting their emotions openly. It was a … Continue reading

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