Wednesday, 28 September, 2022
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Topic: Test cricket

MS Dhoni is the rainbow of Indian cricket, a cult figure who inspires youth across nation

Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s honest self-assessment always put the interests of Indian cricket ahead of any desire to build a ‘legacy’ for himself.

‘Poor Man’s Sobers’ Eknath Solkar ended notion Indian cricketers were born with butter fingers

In 'My Cricket Hero', Gulu Ezekiel writes about Eknath Solkar who stood up to legends and was instrumental in India recording its first overseas wins in West Indies and England.

‘You did good’: Anushka pens post for Virat Kohli as he steps down as India test captain

The actress lauded her husband for his achievements in the last seven years as captain, as well as his personal growth.

Virat Kohli steps down as India Men’s Test captain

Kohli's resignation comes after India lost the Test series to South Africa. Under Kohli's captaincy, India had achieved world no. 1 rank and reached the World Test Championship final.

Porous middle order, selection: Where India’s bid for 1st series win in South Africa went wrong

India looked primed to achieve the goal after going 1-0 up at Centurion, but the Proteas’ turnaround in the new year exposed several of India's batting weaknesses.

India vs NZ Test series sees four captains lead two sides for first time in 132 years

The series being played between India and New Zealand is the first Test rubber to feature four captains since England toured South Africa in 1889.

4th Test, Day 4: Indian batting fights back, but Ashwin exclusion hurting Kohli-Shastri

Despite India’s batting class act, Day 5 has all three possibilities open. With England at 77-0 India needs Jadeja to find rhythm.

Choice in Sydney was between being in pain and getting out. I chose pain: Cheteshwar Pujara

In 'Mission Domination', Boria Majumdar and Kushan Sarkar write about Pujara's game plan in the third Test that set India on the path of a famous series win in Australia.

Cricketer Fawad Alam hits 5th Test century, and Pakistanis can’t stop slaying PCB

Fawad Alam still doesn't blame anyone for not getting a chance to play in the national team for 11 years. But cricket fans decided it was time to give Pakistani selectors their due.

Between British colonisers and Indian immigrants, how Zimbabwe’s cricket culture grew

Cricket was played as a colonial inheritance, and then as a legacy of Indian identity, before it became a way to find place in nationalist Zimbabwean sporting culture.

On Camera

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The logo of the Adani Group is seen on the facade of one of its buildings on the outskirts of Ahmedabad | Reuters file photo

From ports to energy transition — Adani Group to invest over $100 billion in next decade

Speaking at Forbes Global CEO Conference in Singapore, Adani said the group intends to do more as a solar player & has earmarked 70% of the investment for the energy transition space.

Defence

Parts of Iranian made 'suicide' drone Shahed-136 after being shot down by the Ukrainian military | Reuters

All about Shahed-136, Iran’s ‘kamikaze’ drone that Russia is using to strike Ukraine

Over the past few days, Russia has hit multiple targets using these Iranian-supplied drones—including civilian structures and amenities—leading to the death of several Ukrainians.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

AAP’s filling a big vacuum in Indian politics. Question is how long it can sustain without ideology

If you find admiration for AAP qualified, if not muted among many of the Modi-BJP’s critics, it is because they question it for its lack of ideological clarity. Especially on secularism.
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