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Hardik Pandya | Facebook

Long before the sexism controversy, Hardik Pandya’s cricketing skills have divided opinion

Although Hardik Pandya has been picked to play all 3 formats for India, his consistency with both bat and ball has left some unimpressed.
Vinod Rai

CoA chief recommends two-ODI ban for Pandya, Rahul for comments on ‘Koffee with Karan’

Committee of Administrators chief Vinod Rai made the recommendation, though fellow member Diana Edulji has referred the matter to the BCCI's legal cell.
Manu Bhaker

Was cash prize promise a ‘jumla’, gold medallist shooter Manu Bhaker asks Haryana minister

Manu Bhaker won a gold medal in the 2018 Youth Olympics after which Haryana minister Anil Vij had announced a cash prize of Rs 2 crore for her.
Mayank Agarwal during the Boxing Day match | @mayankcricket/Twitter

Sony to black out Australian commentator Kerry O’Keeffe after racist comments

The move comes after O’Keeffe made disparaging remarks against Indian players during the Boxing Day Test of the ongoing series.
From left to right: Swapnil Asnodkar, Kamran Khan, Paul Valthaty, Manvinder Bisla, Pravin Tambe | ThePrint.in

5 unknowns who flashed bright in the IPL, but rushed back into obscurity

Before uncapped Indian players earned millions at IPL auctions, a few were picked out of the dark, shone for a little while, but disappeared quickly.
Graphic by Arindam Mukherjee | ThePrint.in

Aussie cheats, ‘sexist’ tennis umpires — 7 controversies that rocked sports in 2018

From ball-tampering scandal involving Steve Smith & David Warner to Serena Williams’ outburst after US Open final, the sports world saw a lot of controversy.
File image of Vijay Hazare | Twitter

Remembering Vijay Hazare, one of India’s first great batsmen & first successful captain

Vijay Hazare was famous for making twin centuries against Don Bradman’s ‘Invincibles’ in Adelaide, and also for getting The Don clean-bowled twice.
Athletes

How India’s dope-testing establishment is failing our athletes

The recent spate of positive dope tests by athletes is not just a reflection of NDTL’s quality, but also NADA’s failure to implement its policies effectively.
File image of Cheteshwar Pujara | Twitter

Cheteshwar Pujara: The portrait of a Test cricketer as a team man

Cheteshwar Pujara has all the time in the world, all the heart that is needed, all the humility that is required, and all the will to just bat, bat and bat.

Virat Kohli’s India will have to battle not just Australia but also demons of a decade

Data analysis shows that India’s overseas Test performance has dropped off a cliff since 2009, and Ravi Shastri’s ‘best away team in 15 years’ boast is false.

OnCamera

Illustration by Soham Sen/ThePrint

Blood, bodies and scars: What I saw after the 1983 Nellie massacre in Assam

On the anniversary of the Nellie massacre in Assam, which claimed thousands of lives in a few hours, I recall the horrid sights.

As Pakistan’s leverage with US, China, Saudi Arabia grows, is it even possible to isolate it?

Pakistan signed deals worth $20 billion with Saudi Arabia, even as India vows to isolate the neighbour diplomatically after the Pulwama attack on a CRPF convoy.

Defence

A Rafale fighter aircraft seen during rehearsals for fly-past ahead of the 12th edition of AERO India 2019 at Yelahanka Air Base in Bengaluru

IAF deputy chief and other senior officers set to fly Rafale at Aero India

Even as political slug-fest continues over the deal, IAF is throwing its weight behind Rafale, the first of which is to be delivered in September 2019.
National Interest

Suicidal Pakistan should know Modi may not be scared of its nuclear button

Pakistan has taken too much of a chance with Pulwama — with the wrong government in India, and at the wrong time.