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    by R Kaushik
Dravid and Laxman: A match made in cricketing heaven

Dravid and Laxman: A match made in cricketing heaven

It was almost a given that the two would work well together – they did, and they continue to enrich Indian cricket, with calm and grace read more

Sindhu is no Dravid to Saina’s Tendulkar anymore

The Rio hero’s parents aren’t too different from VVS Laxman’s, and she will be read more

The Azhar flick, the Laxman twirl – passing the baton

Every so often, some cricketers come along to remind you of those from a previous era, like read more

Azhar Ali, Warne, King Viv and last-over dramas

No matter how mundane the passages of play in between, there's usually no shortage of incident read more

Cricket’s Streak Freaks – what’s the runaround really worth?

A dare? Alcohol? Exhibitionism? You’d think streakers would have learnt their lesson after running into Chappell and Symonds

Kabali, Kohli and Cook – what makes for pleasant viewing

As celebrations go, the India Test captain's was subdued, but there's nothing amiss with a few Misbah-style push-ups either

Will cricket's McIlroys choose the Olympics?

ICC need the Games to spread cricket, but it is debatable if their best players can in turn enrich the quadrennial extravaganza

Tendulkar, Kyrgios and the thin line between love and hate

Is love for the chosen sport compulsory in the push for greatness? Or, as Laxman feels, it’s just about getting past the ‘period of aspiration’?

Ganguly-Shastri fracas does Indian cricket a disservice

Both former captains would do well to heed Ajay Shirke’s sagacious words and end this street-fight minus the blows

It'll be the guiding hand of Anil bhai, not Anil sir

Insecurity is not a characteristic associated with India's new coach, who'll demand endeavour and unselfishness from his side

The tricky task of selecting India's next coach

Jagdale and the Cricket Advisory Committee have been given very little time, but if anyone can get the job done quickly and thoroughly, it is them

Miles to go before Ashwin sleeps, as busy season beckons

India's leading bowler will relish the months of Test cricket lined up, even though his international career so far hasn't always been a bed of roses

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