I still believe India can win the series though it will be tough as they have to win back-to-back games against a Pakistani side which looks very committed, Sourav Ganguly
Children eager to take up badminton should remember that hard work can get you anywhere. My aim in 2013? Win as many tournaments as possible! Saina Nehwal writes.
Is Australia’s pace bowling selection policy one of rest or rotation, the way of the future or is it just plain insanity? There are a lot of things about the policy not to like. Ian Chappell
With every crushing loss, the voices to send Dhoni packing are getting stronger. After all, a record as terrible as 1-11 must account for something earth shaking. Aakash Chopra
I doubt if this sort of a pitch will help India's cause to level the series 2-2. It's an awful cricket pitch with no pace and bounce at all. If England can get past 250, then it will be the Indian batsmen who will be under more pressure. Ian Botham
Two days is a long time in politics, and the way things have changed for MS Dhoni, it is apparent that lots can happen in two days in cricket as well. Regardless of what happens on the last day at Nagpur, Dhoni is safe, the storm about his position as skipper seems to have receded. Amrit Mathur
The wicket at Motera was an absolute beauty. It has always been a high-scoring venue and the ground staff had prepared a belter. The huge total India put on the board put enormous pressure on Pakistan. Sourav Ganguly
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The recent suspension of the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) is the worst thing that could have happened to Indian sport. Yasin Merchant writes. Yasin says | Administrators with sporting angle
As the parent body for Olympic sport in the country, the IOA should be a model organisation, setting the highest standards of governance for other bodies to derive strength from, writes Abhinav Bindra
Winter has set in and it reminds me of those good old days when I was a boy going to Eden in jumpers and sweaters, with food packed (unfortunately that is not allowed these days). It was as if a winter carnival was on. Sourav Ganguly
When the series started, England were considered sitting ducks, the proverbial underdogs who had little chance of surviving Indian spin. Now, midway through the four-match contest, Cook's team is in happier space and having aced India in Mumbai, the momentum is with them. Amrit Mathur
I have always wondered in my 17 years of sporting career as to what role the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) has played in the development of sport in the country, apart from forwarding the entries of athletes for major competitions. Abhinav Bindra writes.
Eden Gardens! It’s a special place for me. I will be missing a Test at the Eden after a long time, and all the memories I have of playing there are pleasant; VVS Laxman writes.
Indian archery has come a long way since I won my first gold in the Nationals as a sub-junior more than two decades back; Dola Banerjee writes.
Instead of skulking back to individual race weekends, the FMSCI must insist on more racing carnivals; Sukhwant Basra writes.