POSTED BY OWD ON Nov 27, 2014 AT 19:58 IST ,  Edited At: Nov 27, 2014 19:58 IST

 

Watching Phillip Hughes, so boyish, cheerful and amiable, was all about the future. There was barely any past...

He had the attitude. He had the look. Here was a cricketer, we told ourselves, with time on his side. Perhaps he assuaged his disappointments the same way. Certainly, he handled himself as first reserve with dignity, patience and enthusiasm.

Thus the intensity of the shock at his loss. Hughes is the tomorrow cricketer who will now form part of history. He is not the youngest Test cricketer to die. That tragic mantle still belongs to Manjural Islam Rana, the Bangladeshi spinner who was 22 when he died in a traffic accident in March 2007.

But he has become the first to be cut down, as it were, before our very eyes — in the act, in full bloom, in the presence of his mother and sister, by a delivery from a bowler who just six weeks ago was his teammate in a one-day series in the Gulf.

Forever young, that’s how we’ll remember Phillip Hughes
Gideon Haigh in the Australian

 

It's not been the same for the world Cricket community since Nov 25, and today was a tragic reminder of the fragility of life:

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POSTED BY OWD ON Nov 27, 2014 AT 19:58 IST, Edited At: Nov 27, 2014 19:58 IST
POSTED BY OWD ON Oct 14, 2014 AT 20:24 IST ,  Edited At: Oct 14, 2014 20:24 IST

The internationally acclaimed lawyer, who wed George Clooney last month in Venice, is now professionally known as "Amal Clooney," according to her quietly updated bio on her company's website.

"Amal Clooney is a barrister specialising in international law, human rights, extradition and criminal law. She has represented clients in cases before the International Criminal Court, the International Court of Justice and the European Court of Human Rights, as well as in domestic courts in the UK and US."

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POSTED BY OWD ON Oct 10, 2014 AT 20:43 IST ,  Edited At: Oct 10, 2014 20:43 IST

We missed it when it happened exactly a week back, but it was one of those rare, truly poignant, moments that make sport what it is and brings out the best in us.

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POSTED BY OWD ON Oct 08, 2014 AT 21:35 IST ,  Edited At: Oct 08, 2014 21:35 IST

President of the Harvard US-India Initiative Disha Verma and Harvard student Tiana Abdulmassih have started a photo campaign for women’s rights, especially in light of the recent controversy surrounding Deepika Padukone and her objectification by the Times of India.

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POSTED BY OWD ON Oct 08, 2014 AT 21:18 IST ,  Edited At: Oct 08, 2014 21:18 IST

Perhaps the Australian Olympic Committee should consider sending these two boxers to the next Olympic games. 

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