Profile of Akshay Sawai
Iran’s World Cup campaign has been eventful. On Tuesday, it will get even more interesting when they square up against a none too avuncular Uncle Sam.
A team dinner inspired India to hold Qatar to a draw in the qualifiers, while England have a no phones, no separate tables policy during team meals.
Fifa Uncovered exposes the gap between the organisation’s claims about the upkeep of workers and the harsh reality with a juxtaposition of visuals. Interspersed with the footage of bodies arriving in Nepal are shots of Sepp Blatter, the disgraced former Fifa President, making tall claims about improvements in the way workers are treated.
2,711 Indian workers have died in Qatar since preparations began for the 2022 World Cup. Activists and bereaved families hope the Indian government can help them get compensation.
With key players in form and the comfort they feel at the Adelaide Oval, India go into the semis against England as favourites.
Ashok Yadav, father of the in-form SKY aka Lalu, says the family doesn’t follow any superstition when their boy is batting.
There is a fine line between patriotism and jingoism. Everyone welcomes patriotism, or support for a team, whether it is a national side or a club. Jingoism, though, is unpleasant and dangerous. But the truth is that few fans know the difference.
Captain Rohit Sharma needs to find form, and the Indian batting needs to fire as a unit, as the ICC T20 World Cup heads towards its business end.
For all the controversies, some of Indian cricket’s greatest feats have taken place on Australian soil, such as Virat Kohli’s 82 against Pakistan, or while playing against them.
He is nearly 34 and we thought he was past his best. And then Virat Kohli produced the most epic innings of his life.
Virat Kohli, India's biggest batting hope, is undergoing the longest drought in his career. How can he return among runs before the crucial T20 World Cup in Australia later this year?
The former India and Karnataka cricketer and mental health coach speaks about Kapil Dev’s recent comments on pressure and depression being 'American terms', and the little things players can do to reduce pressure.
Expectations, social media, monetary greed, exhaustion – some of the things that can play havoc with the mind of a sportsman.
Citing examples of athletes, especially women, at the 2022 National Games, who surmounted multiple socio-economic challenges to be where they are today
The batting looks strong, but question marks remain over the bowling and fielding department. Larger Australian grounds will make a difference too.
The Indian cricket legend might have had a nuanced understanding of mental health if he remembered that Sir Richard Hadlee went through depression at the prime age of 32.
Maharashtra tennis player Sandesh Kurale who has junior National title and National Games team championship gold medal on his resume, has come a long way from humble beginnings in Channekuppi village.
Amlan Borgohain, winner of the sprint double at the National Games 2022, stood up to bullying over a speech defect.
The National Games offered many examples of athletes who overcame stiff personal odds of various kinds.
A never-say-die spirit, Mom’s bhindi sabzi and Cristiano Ronaldo have made the 15-year-old Gujarat footballer an emerging talent.
Manas Dhamne, 14, saved a matchpoint against Services’ serve-and-volleyer Faisal Qamar, 23, as Maharashtra took the team championship gold at the National Games.
The cheerful Manipuri can haul over a 100 kg, but does not seem to carry the weight of the world on her shoulders.
Since everything starts with the mind, we’ll start with a mental sport. There seems to be a consensus that chess was played during the era of Lord Ram.
Harmeet Desai, Gujarat’s men’s singles TT gold medalist, says the National Games are important for players to get a feel of multi-discipline events, as well as for fans and aspirants to see Indian stars in action.
We get a peek into what has suddenly made Bihar a rugby prospect, and how a team of young physios and doctors is at hand to address injuries and mishaps.