• Dileep Premachandran
  • TURF TALES

    by Dileep Premachandran
Mohammed Shahid, an artiste and an entertainer

Mohammed Shahid, an artiste and an entertainer

To the sultan of the turf, hockey was more about the applause of the fans than the desire to express himself read more

Set two-facedness aside, let Amir get on with it

The young Pakistani paceman has taken responsibility for his actions and served time; enough of picking on read more

Conflict of interest reduced to a cheap catchphrase

Universally acknowledged as exemplary men, India’s legends deserve better than innuendos and exploratory pot-shots read more

Shastri-Kumble choice shows how far Indian cricket has come

Foreign coaches like John Wright and Gary Kirsten were necessary because of the dubious quality of homegrown read more

Time to get the Eden roar going across India

With Test match attendances dwindling across the country for a decade, the move to give six new centres five-day games should be welcomed

Taunton 1999 - the fork in the road that led to Kohli

ODI cricket gets little attention these days from traditionalists and newbies alike, but the tapestry of cricket owes much to that middle child

Inchmore’s loins, King Viv and Kohli

More than three decades on from the start of the Blackwash, Kohli’s batting is reminiscent of the master intimidator

Tony Cozier: The consummate allrounder

He was the custodian of a unique cricketing culture, not just the voice of Caribbean cricket

Zaheer and Dravid – a long way from that Delhi dressing down

Daredevils' captain this season has put in the hard yards and grown in maturity from the struggling, unfit player of 2005

Sex, lies and no spirit

Tino Best’s autobiography, with its emphasis on off-field numbers, is testament to the decline of a great cricket culture

The summer of Dilip Vengsarkar

Indian cricket’s Colonel, who always disliked that description, turns 60 today

The Dharamsala debacle, and a game of one upmanship

The eleventh-hour shifting of the India-Pakistan has brought discredit on everyone involved, with fans the major casualties

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