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M.S Dhoni on the field. | ANI Photos

‘Hooking a Shoaib Akhtar bouncer for 6’ — Dhoni shot that Sachin calls his favourite memory

Master blaster Sachin Tendulkar tells ThePrint M.S. Dhoni will sit back and smile with satisfaction at having been such an inspiration pan India.
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.
Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

Cricket Samrat, the magazine that religiously spread the gospel of cricket for 42 years

The Hindi-language cricket magazine was the top-selling sports publication for years has been forced to shut in the wake of the Covid pandemic & lockdown.

Daren Sammy shouldn’t wait for apology from IPL teammates. India is in denial about its racism

From Harbhajan Singh and Andrew Symonds’ ‘monkeygate’ scandal to Daren Sammy’s racist nickname by IPL teammates, racism in Indian cricket continues unabated.
Saint Lucian cricketer Darren Sammy

‘You guys know who you are’: Ex-West Indies skipper Darren Sammy alleges racism during IPL

The Saint Lucian cricketer posted a video on Instagram, alleging he was called ‘kalu’ by his team members but did not know then what it meant.
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The Birth of T20 fixing — Lou Vincent, American dollars and sex

In Cricket 2.0: Inside the T20 Revolution, Tim Wigmore and Freddie Wilde write about how the first great fixing scandal to be exposed allegedly began in a hotel room.

T20 World Cup: What can women’s cricket do to enjoy the popularity of men’s cricket?

The 7th edition of the ICC T20 Women’s World Cup has begun in Australia, but much of the conversation is still around the number of viewers tuning in.
Avishek Dalmiya

The new Dalmiya at Eden Gardens — Azhar fan, astrology believer & in cricket ‘by chance’

New CAB chief Avishek Dalmiya has big shoes to fill — not just his father Jagmohan Dalmiya’s but also Sourav Ganguly’s. Now the hope is he’ll be every bit a visionary.
File photo of Sourav Ganguly

How Sourav Ganguly became BCCI president, with some help from BJP

Former India captain Sourav Ganguly was initially given a choice between vice-president and IPL Governing Council head, ThePrint has learnt. He declined.
Sourav Ganguly | Twitter

Set to be BCCI president, Sourav Ganguly says first priority is ‘first-class cricketers’

Former captain Sourav Ganguly emerged as the consensus candidate for BCCI president. However, he will have to demit office in September 2020.

On Camera

The victim's pyre burns amid heavy police presence in her village, Boolgarhi | Manisha Mondal | ThePrintIndia

Dear upper caste Indians, Hathras is not another Nirbhaya. It is a Khairlanji

From Kilvenmani massacre in 1968 to the Chunduru massacre in 1991 to the Khairlanji atrocity in 2006, Dalits have been vainly hoping to access legal justice in India.
An employee counts Indian rupee banknotes at a Walmart Inc. Best Price Modern Wholesale store in Hyderabad, India, on 16 March 2019 (Representational Image) | Photo: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

In ‘Diwali bonus’, govt waives interest-on-interest even for those who didn’t opt for moratorium

After its affidavit to SC, govt orders issues waiver norms including cashback by 5 November. All standard accounts up to 29 February eligible for benefits.

Defence

INS Vikramaditya | @DefenceDecode | Twitter

Navy demonstrates combat readiness with video of missile destroying ship in Arabian Sea

The missile was fired by frontline corvette INS Prabal as part of a mega naval drill involving aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya, attack helicopters, and aircraft.
Illustration: Soham Sen/ThePrint

Trump or Biden? Doesn’t matter to India-US ties as they’re in a full, strategic embrace

Pompeo & Esper’s visit to India for the 2+2 talks is proof that old hypocrisies are history, and supreme national interest has again driven a strategic choice.