A star is born: Hameed bats through pain, shows his senior mates up

It’s a shame that the 19 year old will leave for home because of the broken finger, but the Indians will heave a sigh of relief for sure

The hits and the hurts: Devendra Bundela, on the threshold of Ranji Trophy history

As the Madhya Pradesh veteran gets ready to play his 137th game – the most by anyone – he looks back on a memorable journey

How fair is it to legislate respect?

There is a world of difference between commanding and demanding, as national anthems during sporting events illustrate

Dhawan at the crossroads

Whether the birthday boy takes the Ranji route to an India return remains to be seen; Tendulkar, meanwhile, queers the pitch

Moeen Ali finds his “perfect role”

On the eve of the Rajkot Test, the England allrounder discussed how far he’s come as an international cricketer and how much further he has to go

Red onions, bad jokes and BlackCaps tales: The Taylor-Guptill friendship

Laughing at and with each other, the two New Zealand batsmen – the sons Martin Crowe never had – share a bond that goes well beyond runs, and career ambitions

Want settled opening pair
“Want settled opening pair”

Anil Kumble: Tribute to our bowlers and field placements … only one fifer so far, all bowlers have contributed

BS Chandrasekhar receives SWAB's lifetime award
BS Chandrasekhar receives SWAB's lifetime award

KL Rahul wins sportperson of the year award in glitzy event held at Le Meridien.

Deaths in cricket: More dangerous than we knew

The risks involved in cricket are greater than we imagined, and have tended to be underplayed

On retirement: If not now, when?

Players might not be the best judges of the right time to go – sportsmen, they say, die twice, the first bringing an end to a career, the second to life itself