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featuresports2 months ago

Friday Fights | The Big ODI Fight - Rahul Dravid vs Mahela Jayawardene

In the Friday Fights column, we look for contrast in similarities. We don’t look for sheer numbers but also try to decode sustainability. We don’t look for glamour but the substance underneath. And now who better than Rahul Dravid and Mahela Jayawardene to put everything into perspective.
Bastab K Parida
featuresports3 months ago

What if Wednesday | What if MS Dhoni never played cricket

One of India’s greatest cricketers and definitely the most scrutinised one over the course of his 15-year long career, MS Dhoni ruled Indian cricket’s psyche like a very few did. It is of great semblance he rose to become a superstar keeper and skipper, who landed the ultimate sucker punch.
Bastab K Parida
featuresports4 months ago

Overreaction Monday ft Wasim ‘warning’ Khan, Rahul 'underrated' Dravid and Karim ‘Guti’ Benzema

We are back at it again to take away your Monday blues and leave you all updated with the most hilarious, bizarre and controversial statements from the world of sport. Nothing has changed this week, too, with athletes and their lockdown stories continuing to interest us all.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
featuresports5 months ago

What if Wednesday | What if Ricky Ponting caught VVS Laxman in the 2003 Adelaide Test

Crucial to India’s historical win in the 2003 Adelaide Test was the partnership between VVS Laxman and Rahul Dravid. But, what if in a parallel universe, the staggering partnership was cut short by the brilliant low-down grab from the Australian Ricky Ponting sent Laxman back to the hut?
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
featuresports5 months ago

Truthful Tuesday | Greg Chappell’s tenure as India coach unsymmetric but it had spunk and logic

It was a chilly winter afternoon in 2007 when I thronged to the Bhubaneswar Airport to catch a glimpse of Indian team arriving for the second ODI against Windies in Cuttack. The joy of the team's arrival, however, was greeted with despair that made everything gloomy and me ashamed of my state.
Bastab K Parida
featuresports5 months ago

Truthful Tuesday | Rahul Dravid - an understated ODI genius

The problem of being an understated sportsman for the majority of your career is that you tend to become overstated at times for things that you are and for things you probably are not. In between the hyperbole, the reality may slip under the radar - cue Rahul Dravid’s ODI career.
Bastab K Parida
featuresports6 months ago

Throwback Thursday | Rahul Dravid leads India to epic victory in Adelaide

Welcome to the series where we present you a moment, a game in history that has shaped the way the sport has been played, in our weekly segment ‘Throwback Thursday.' This week, we recap the 2003 Adelaide Test between India and Australia, which shaped the way the rivalry between the two giants.
Bastab K Parida
featuresports7 months ago

Friday Fights | The Big ODI Fight - Rahul Dravid vs Inzamam-ul-Haq

Two weeks ago, we had Sourav Ganguly and Saeed Anwar go toe-to-toe with each other in what was the first Indo-Pak encounter in Friday Fights history, and this week, we’ve got something better and bigger. This week’s edition features the battle of the titans - Rahul Dravid and Inzamam-ul-Haq.
Anirudh Suresh
featuresports7 months ago

Truthful Tuesday | Rahul Dravid was a better captain than he is given credit for

Rahul Dravid, the man himself, was one of the Fab 4 of the golden era of India cricket but when it came to his captaincy, the phase has always been looked down upon. So, in this week’s edition of ‘Truthful Tuesday’, we break the entire issue down and look at the truthful and factual side of it. 
Sritama Panda
featuresports7 months ago

Throwback Thursday | India’s iconic 2002 Natwest final victory

Every Thursday, we present you a moment in history that shaped the way cricket has been played. This day, just like everyone else during their self-quarantine, we are looking at one of India’s historic victories - 2002 Natwest Trophy final win, which showed the whole world that India meant business.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam