Sportsmanship: The spirit of any sport

Embed from Getty Images Watching PV Sindhu embrace Marin after losing out on an Olympic gold medal may have reminded you of Kipling’s words inscribed at the entrance to Wimbledon’s Centre Court. Here was a 21 year old who already had all the wisdom in the world – dignity in defeat Read More …

The World Cup Final : David v Goliath? Not quite.

Every cricketer dreams of playing this game. Kapil’s over-the-shoulder catch at Lords, Gatting’s reverse sweep at Eden, Wasim’s searing pace at Melbourne, Mad Max Aravinda’s hundred in Lahore, Inzamam’s heartbreak at Lords, Ponting’s assault at the Wanderers, Gilly’s squash ball at Bridgetown, Dhoni’s muscled six at the Wankhede. Briliance is Read More …

Australia v India, the Post Mortem : No one has a lien on winning

I woke up at 3.30 am today.  Got abuse from my poor wife who was sleeping like a normal person at that hour. Went and switched on the TV in the living room. Shami had just bowled a beauty to Finch. Cut him in half. Warner got out soon after. Our Read More …

Sunshine, Samosas and the Swami Army – Travel Diaries (Nikhil)

WHAT A SEMI FINAL! Rain, reduced overs, missed run-outs, dropped catches, mishits falling between three fielders, a marauding Brendon McCullum. Call it a choke or a rain hoodoo, South Africa will have to wait another four years to make the final! Congratulations to the Kiwis but you have to feel for Read More …