Safety norms in motorsport is a large and complex subject. In saying so, one also needs to adopt a practical approach with a lot of common sense added to it. Accidents can happen due to driver error, faulty equipment or due to a slippery surface, writes Akbar Ebrahim.
Being out of the Olympic movement has been the biggest setback for Indian sports, but it gives us the opportunity to leap into the future, writes RVS Rathore.
In sport, there is a huge advantage of playing at home. Cricket also toes the home advantage line, though I am not sure whether it ought to be as massive a factor as it is turning out to be this season. Javagal Srinath
It’s hard to remain a ‘mystery’ in today’s times — with all the video footage available to scrutinise every movement in slow-motion, the action has shifted from the 22 yards to the editing table, writes Aakash Chopra.
We can take a lot of heart from our performance against Sunrisers Hyderabad on Sunday. While it was disappointing to have lost the game, we did a great job in defending a low score to force a tie, reports Chris Gayle.
It was only a few weeks back that I saw Murali Vijay and Shikhar Dhawan put on a 100 runs playing for the Rest of India. So, it was really pleasing to see them put on 100-plus runs for India in a Test match this time. Sanjay Manjrekar
Beating Australia 4-0 is no mean feat. No matter what the conditions, beating a mainstream international team four times in four Test matches and often well under five days is a terrific achievement. Sanjay Manjrekar
The drastic decision to suspend four crucial players — Shane Watson, James Pattinson, Mitchell Johnson, and Usman Khawaja has left the cricketing world at odds. Even as Cricket Australia firmly defends its disciplinary action, many greats consider it to be too severe.
R Ashwin was a revelation with his 12 wickets after a worrying show against England, and the 'Chennai Super King', with his double hundred, has announced his arrival as a serious No 6 Test batsman. Sanjay Manjrekar
Indian tennis is in the news for the wrong reasons. This saddens me greatly. While we should be focused on tournaments and players, we are caught up in a vortex of one-upmanship between players and administrators, and the inter-administrator tussle.
To me, the greatest gains to have come out of the eight matches were Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Shami Ahmed. What impressed me most was their temperament and the ability to make the switch up to the international level with great ease. VVS Laxman writes.
Things continue to stay murky in Indian tennis. While the national federation came out with a media release on Friday which reflected a significant comedown with the body conceding the demand of a six-member team, choice of physiotherapist and business class travel for all four playing members, the players claimed that this was all talk.
The half-baked response to the player demands sent out by the All India Tennis Association on Sunday has not had the conciliatory effect it was meant to. Instead, it has further angered the eight who have scaled up the degree of their revolt.
In what could be a 'last-ditch effort' to bail out 50-over cricket, the ICC has introduced yet another set of rules to liven up the otherwise dull proceedings, writes Aakash Chopra.
The 150th birth anniversary of the modern Games’ founder is the apt occasion to acknowledge his contributions, Jacques Rogge writes.