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  • THE LONG AND SHORT OF IT

    by R Kaushik
Sehwag, that bruising 83 at Chepauk, and redefining the art of batting

Sehwag, that bruising 83 at Chepauk, and redefining the art of batting

On his 39th birthday, a look back at the man who exhilarated and excited, annoyed and infuriated, but always entertained read more

Nehra’s last waltz, and the fadeaway of the Class of the 90s

Even as their ilk rapidly goes out of circulation, Gayle, Herath & Co keep the flag of the read more

Too good, but not good enough – the Rahul white-ball quandary

Jadhav and Pandya are the flavours of the season, but if the Karnataka batsman is indeed a read more

A welcome way to combat white line fever

Players have got away with borderline behaviour because umpires weren’t empowered; not anymore, thanks to revamped read more

Ignorance is not bliss in Gowtham’s case

All the offspinner can do - after missing final day of Duleep Trophy game with typhoid and appearing in KPL two days later - is come clean and apologise

Cricket’s back at historic Chepauk, but the birthday boy’s missing

R Ashwin seems currently superfluous to India’s limited-overs needs, but that hasn’t stopped him from developing his arsenal for Test cricket in England

Take note, Kieron: Malinga manages meanness without malice

The Sri Lankan legend has a smile for everyone, while Pollard's no-ball antics leaves everyone frowning

Rayudu: Still in the fringes, still a stunning paradox

The Hyderabadi was one of the highlights of the glorious Indian summer in England in 2002, but 15 years on, he remains one of the tragedies of the game

Six and out – the Imran tragedy, the Kumble triumph

From past masters to Dananjaya and Binny more recently, six wickets in an ODI can take on different hues depending on victory or defeat

Survival of the fittest – yo-yoing between skills and six-packs

Should you pick the talented man with iffy fitness or the supreme athlete with suspect ability? Modern-day cricket is rooting for the latter

Cricket in Sri Lanka without rain? Oh, the blasphemy!

The heart yearns to see an army of ground staff keep the pitch and the entire outfield safe, but clear skies have played spoilsport

Tiding over injuries, the KL Rahul way

There's much to admire about a young man who sees each day on the outer as an opportunity lost

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