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File photo of Mithali Raj | @M_Raj03/Twitter

My conduct, patriotism is being questioned: Cricketer Mithali Raj on coach Powar’s charges

Coach Ramesh Powar had alleged that Mithali Raj had threatened to retire, threw tantrums and created chaos over a batting position during the World T20.
Mary Kom kisses her gold medal after winning the final match of women's light flyweight 45-48 kg against Ukraine's Hanna Okhota at AIBA Women's World Boxing Championships in New Delhi | Ravi Choudhary/PTI

Mary Kom creates history by winning sixth gold medal at Women’s World Championship

M.C. Mary Kom created World Championship history with her win and now matches Cuban men's legend Felix Savon as the joint most successful pugilist. 
File image of Board of Control for Cricket in India CEO Rahul Johri | SAJJAD HUSSAIN/AFP/Getty Images

#MeToo clean chit to BCCI’s Rahul Johri: Divided CoA can’t serve Indian cricket well

Probe into sexual harassment allegations against Rahul Johri returned a split 2:1 verdict, deepening divide between CoA chief Vinod Rai & member Diana Edulji.
File image Dara Singh | Facebook

Remembering Dara Singh: The wrestling champ who switched careers and excelled at them all

On his 90th birth anniversary, ThePrint looks back at the phases of the life of the veteran wrestler who later became an actor and a politician.
India batsman Virat Kohli celebrates his century during the Test Match between England and India at Edgbaston | Stu Forster/Getty Images

Look at Virat Kohli as a world-beating cricketer, not as your son-in-law

Sportsmen aren't statesmen, argues Shekhar Gupta, and says he'd rather have India be the No.1 team in the hands of arrogant cricketers like Virat Kohli.
Rahul Dravid after being inducted in the ICC Hall of Fame | Credit: ICC

A fan’s thank-you note to Rahul Dravid, a wonderful cricketer & human being

Rahul Dravid, only the fifth Indian in the ICC Hall of Fame, has staggering statistics, but they still don’t do justice to the quality of his cricket.
A view of logo of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) | Aniruddha Chowhdury/Mint via Getty Images

World’s richest cricket board has opened itself to ridicule because of a schoolboy error

In scheduling this season’s unprecedented number of domestic matches, BCCI forgot how few umpires it had. Now, players will have to bear the brunt.
VVS Laxman

VVS Laxman: The ‘miracle’ batsman who was much more than the sum of his stats

On his 44th birthday, ThePrint looks back at VVS Laxman’s career which, like the title of his upcoming autobiography, was ‘281 and Beyond’.

Hope you’ve got a conscience left: Letter asks Vinod Rai on BCCI sexual harassment case

Rai, head of the Board’s Committee of Administrators, hasn’t responded to a complaint filed by a former staff member against a senior BCCI employee.
Indian cricketer Murali Vijay

Karun Nair & Murali Vijay aren’t lying. Indian cricket’s communication gap must be bridged

To dismiss players whose careers are on the line as being liars for speaking out is disrespectful. Vinod Rai-led CoA needs to first admit there exists a gap.

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.