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Australian cricketer Dean Jones

Australian cricket legend Dean Jones dies of cardiac arrest in Mumbai

The 59-year-old former batsman was in India to commentate on the IPL. He played 52 Tests and 164 ODIs, and was part of the 1987 World Cup-winning team.
Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

Sunil Gavaskar Presents — a ‘little masterclass’ from the 1980s that shaped a generation

While Sunil Gavaskar's name got people to watch, his effortless charm, sharp memory and detailed knowledge of the game kept them glued.
An IPL match (Representational Image) | Bloomberg

Covid pandemic has changed Indian cricket scene, but this is why IPL will survive the slump

Unlike the traditional contests that typically unspooled over days-long clashes, IPL is synonymous with a smash-and-bash short format, called T-20.
Rahul Dravid

Vasoo Paranjape told Rahul Dravid at 14 he will play for India, but not as a wicket-keeper

The strength of Bombay cricket was built on the shoulders of coaches like Vasoo Paranjape, Rahul Dravid writes in the book 'Cricket Drona' by Jatin Paranjape and Anand Vasu.
The cricket field in Nazneenpora, Shopian. | Photo: Azaan Javaid/ThePrint

How booking 9 cricketers under anti-terror law has left Shopian playground empty on Sundays

J&K Police booked and later arrested 9 youths under UAPA for being part of a cricket match organised in the memory of a slain militant from Nazneenpora.
A file photo of former Indian cricket captain M.S. Dhoni. | Photo: ANI

MS Dhoni’s farewell video was just like his cricket — less about him, more about team

Dhoni stayed an enigma through his career that came to an end Saturday. But one long hard look at his retirement video will give you a glimpse into his inner workings.
Sachin Tendulkar and Donald Bradman. | Photo: Special arrangement

The 14 August connection between Sachin Tendulkar and Don Bradman

Sachin Tendulkar scored his first Test century against England on 14 August 1990. On the same day in 1948, Don Bradman played his last Test against the same opposition.
Babar Azam

Boycotting Pakistan in sports didn’t alter its state behaviour. India can try policy shift

India-Pakistan sport is cultural carnage. Mushtaq Mohammad termed a test series win over India in 1978 a ‘victory of Muslims all over the world over the Hindus’.
A screenshot of Michael Holding during the Sky Sports Cricket commentary stint. | Photo: Twitter

Michael Holding gives ‘powerful message’ on racism in cricket, Harsha Bhogle praises Sky Sports

During a broadcast on England vs West Indies Test match Wednesday, Michael Holding and Ebony Rainford-Brent discussed racism and the Black Lives Matter movement.
Sandeep Adhwaryu | Times of India

BJP’s attempt to ‘flatten Rahul Gandhi’s curve’ and ‘law-abiding’ police officers

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.

On Camera

File image of External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar and Prime Minister Narendra Modi | Photo: ANI

Jaishankar’s moment to help Modi reset ties with Bangladesh, bury Shah’s ‘termite’ episode

Modi realises the India-Bangladesh relationship is special and wants to refurbish the bond that has been fraying since Amit Shah described illegal Bangladeshis as 'termites'.

Tata woos investors for digital platform as it seeks to compete with Jio, Amazon, Flipkart

Tata Sons is working with advisers to explore bringing in financial or strategic investors, including global tech companies, for its new digital entity.

Defence

File photo of Army Chief General M.M. Naravane at Leh to review security situation and operational preparedness along the Line of Actual Control in Eastern Ladakh | Photo: Twitter/@adgpi

Indian Army equips troops with American assault rifles amid stand-off with China in Ladakh

The Defence Acquisition Council Tuesday accorded approval for procurement of additional 72,400 SIG 716 rifles at an estimated cost of Rs 780 crore.
Narendra Modi and Amit Shah | File photo: T. Narayan | Bloomberg

Partners dispensable in Modi-Shah construct if they do not bring additional votes

In the Modi-Shah construct, if partners do not bring additional votes, they are dispensable. However old or loyal, either they become supplicants, or die.