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

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 read more

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 read more

Tiding over injuries, the KL Rahul way

There's much to admire about a young man who sees each day on the outer as read more

No subtitles, please: Pradeep's delight and Inzamam's quips are lost in translation

A majority of Asian players are less at home in English and more in their mother tongues, read more

No topping Sri Lankans on the charm offensive front

From the smiling people to the delightful places, everything around the tiny teardrop island is infused with a dash of joie de vivre

Responsibility or burden, it’s Mithali Raj’s cross to bear

India’s batting will continue to bank on her till such time that is an active cricketer, much like it used to with Gavaskar and Tendulkar

The Wankhede final will always define Dhoni, the man and the player

He couldn’t have known then that he would get the job done, but he would have known he’d get roasted if he didn’t – and he went ahead of Yuvraj anyway

Giving up the captaincy, a thorny thread from Ganguly to AB

The opinions of Graeme Smith and Barry Richards on de Villiers quitting as skipper were reminiscent of Greg Chappell asking the same of the Indian captain

Easy to delete a tweet, tougher to put the fire out

Kohli’s statement in the Port of Spain press conference was a powerful one, but suggestive that things did happen in the dressing room

Dhoni’s guiding wisdom in Kohli’s team

The former captain’s wealth of experience has been gladly offered to his successor and as graciously accepted, making for a smooth transition

Djokovic to de Villiers – the greats humbled by the power of zero

The number, and everything it meant, bound together tennis and cricket stars; for some of them, it could mark a new starting point

Kohli v Kumble: Ganguly & Co left in the lurch

Having set the precedent of letting players have a say in coach selection, the BCCI seems happy to play along, it suits their interests too

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