Saturday, 2 July, 2022
TopicM.S. Dhoni

Topic: M.S. Dhoni

M.S. Dhoni to Roger Federer – is there a right time to retire from sports?

Cricketer M.S. Dhoni is 38 years old and continues to play ODI cricket. Tennis player Roger Federer is 37 years old and is vying for his 21st Grand Slam title.

Army keeps Dhoni glove controversy at arm’s length, says it has ‘nothing to do with it’

Cricketer M.S. Dhoni had sported gloves with the Balidaan badge of the parachute regiment's special force on India's opening world cup match.

M.S. Dhoni gloves row: Should sportspersons be allowed to flaunt military symbols on field?

The BCCI has asked the ICC to approve Indian wicketkeeper MS Dhoni’s cricketing gloves with the Army’s ‘Balidaan’ insignia inscribed on them.

Dhoni was wrong. Champions should limit battle & nationalism to sporting skills

ThePrint view on the most important issues, instantly.

BCCI seeks ICC permission to allow Dhoni’s gloves with dagger insignia

CoA chief Vinod Rai said the dagger insignia was not against ICC regulations since it isn't a military symbol, and said Dhoni will keep wearing the gloves.

Dhoni’s gloves with Indian Army’s Special Forces’ ‘Balidan’ patch bowl over social media

Dhoni's gloves, in the cricket World Cup match against South Africa, had the Balidan, the regimental dagger insignia of the Indian Para Special Forces.

The ‘all-important’ index finger and Modi’s love for mangoes

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

This cricketer is the most read-about online after Virat Kohli, and it’s not Dhoni

A recent Taboola study on ‘reader engagement’ reveals that people are looking for words on Indian cricketers, and this wicketkeeper is holding attention.

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’.

What’s wrong with India’s chief selector performing pitch ‘puja’? Everything, actually

Chief selector M.S.K. Prasad performed pitch ‘puja’ ahead of India’s second ODI against West Indies in Visakhapatnam, drawing flak and ridicule.

On Camera

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Kanhaiya Lal Teli’s body being taken for last rites in Udaipur on 29 June 2022 | Photo: ThePrint | Manisha Mondal

India’s blasphemy beheadings have a new audience—and they’re sitting behind smartphones

Videos on social media have become a key feature of blasphemy killings. Each inspires communal competitors to stage a more macabre act of revenge.
The Reserve Bank of India logo | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

RBI intervenes with multi-pronged strategy in battle against rupee fall

The Reserve Bank’s challenges include crashes in forward dollar premiums to rising open interest in futures that adds to pressure on the currency.

Defence

File photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Egyptian president Abdel Fattah Al Sisi on the latter's first visit to India | Photo: Twitter/@narendramodi

India and Egypt work towards building strategic relationship with focus on defence & security

From holding joint military exercises to exporting wheat as Russia and Ukraine stop supplies, New Delhi and Cairo are redrawing their relationship as geopolitical tensions rise.    

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.
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