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    by R Kaushik
Dharamsala, the latest entrant into cricket’s drop-dead gorgeous club

Dharamsala, the latest entrant into cricket’s drop-dead gorgeous club

Nature’s unalloyed beauty and man’s desire to maximise a god-given gift have given rise to picturesque stadiums from Newlands to Galle to read more

Dhoni and Ranchi, Ranchi and Dhoni – an affair to celebrate

The aura around the city’s favourite son hasn’t diminished one bit despite the clock winding read more

A Bedi-Viswanath heart-to-heart, and breathing rarefied air

The BCCI Awards night was a gathering of so many runs, wickets and memories, those in attendance read more

Bevan to Guptill – white ball supermen who crumble before the red sphere of doom

Duo, along with Yuvraj and Raina, belongs to that group of punishing ODI batsmen who have struggled read more

This day, that year – Tendulkar and his Wow Wednesday

All things about the little fella have been larger than life, but February 24, 2010 was one occasion where the achievement justified the hype

Jamshed, Sreesanth and others have no excuses

In this day and age, with so much awareness of the pitfalls of match-fixing, players can't be condoned for going astray

Gambhir's gesture deserves more than 100-word brief

By lending a helping hand to Dingko Singh, the one-time India opener has reminded us that we shouldn't always be cynical about sporting heroes

With Dravid, the virtues of less being more are always apparent

The India stalwart’s rejection of a doctorate and words on U-19 coaching stand starkly in contrast with some of the chief selector's utterings and the ICC’s inaction

Lucic-Baroni, and fairytale comebacks in tennis and cricket

What is it that drives past champions to seek present glory in a sport they have dominated? It’s a desire fuelled from within

Yuvraj and Dhoni: A match made in big-hitting heaven

The 256-run stand had more value than just numerical - it will remain one for the ages, and in cricketing terms, one for the aged too

The chink in Mumbai's Ranji armour, and why it doesn't matter

Spin isn't their strongest suit nor was it for the all-conquering West Indies teams of yore, but they have all other bases covered

Kumble to Dhoni to Kohli: Using thorns as stepping stones

The legendary legspinner led the Indian team for less than a year, but it was a period of consolidation, with an eye on the long-term gains

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