Dravid needs to think on his feet

(This piece was written before word of Dravid’s injury came through) A billion prayers do not seem to be heard, a friend told me after South Africa pulled the rabbit out of the hat in the third one-day international against an India team that seems to have forgotten the art …

The joys of internalising and all that

The warmth and the humility comes through on the phone line on a wintry November morning, even though Jeev Milkha Singh must have handled scores of calls in the past few weeks that have seen him give Indian sports fans something to cheer about. He first collected the biggest pay …

Confidence is the key

One of the wonderful things about watching televised sport – live or recorded – is not that you can enjoy scintillating performances from the world’s best sporting achievers from the comfort of your drawing room but that you can learn from the countenance, approach, planning and execution of these champions. …

Be a Sport

You don’t even have to strain your ears to catch the criticism every time a national team does not deliver the goods in the competitive world of sport. We lament the football team’s inability to make an impression on Saudi Arabia; we thump our chests when the hockey squad finishes …