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Load to perdition

The Indian cricket team is our number one sports act. They can do with some TLC (Tender Loving Care), but they are being subjected to TMC (Too Much Cricket), writes Akshay Sawai.Not just in India...

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Updated on Jul 25, 2007 08:15 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByAkshay Sawai, Mumbai

'I root for left-handers'

Amitabh Bachchan in an exclusive interview with Akshay Sawai talks about sports - a world far removed from mangliks and wedding snubs.

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Updated on Jul 15, 2007 08:35 AM IST
Hindustan Times | ByAkshay Sawai, Mumbai

Weathering rains

Nadal’s third round match against Robin Soderling lasted longer than last week’s second cricket Test between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh, writes Akshay Sawai.

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Updated on Jul 09, 2007 05:44 PM IST
None | ByAkshay Sawai

Material whirl

The period between the Borg era and the Federer reign spans the journey of racquets from wood to hi-tech, writes Akshay Sawai.

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Updated on Jan 09, 2008 11:53 AM IST
Hindustan Times | ByAkshay Sawai, Mumbai

The Tendulkar conundrum

Nagpur. Kuala Lumpur. Now, Belfastpur. Ok. Belfast. In all three places Sachin Tendulkar has scored innings over the last two years that took us back to his younger, bolder days. And confused us, writes Akshay Sawai.

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Updated on Jul 01, 2007 05:01 AM IST
Hindustan Times | ByAkshay Sawai

Rafa is doing a Williams on Federer

Nadal’s weight of shot and running capacity, not to mention his mental strength, outrun and outhit everything, writes Akshay Sawai.

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Updated on Jun 12, 2007 03:52 AM IST
Hindustan Times | ByAkshay Sawai, Mumbai

Nothing's confirmed yet: Bangla coach

"I have an assignment to complete and it wouldn't be fair to talk about another team," Whatmore tells Akshay Sawai.

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Updated on May 29, 2007 02:03 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByAkshay Sawai, Dhaka

India seal series with massive victory

India wrap up the second Test at Mirpur on the third day itself with a victory margin of an innings and 239 runs, reports Akshay Sawai.

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Updated on May 28, 2007 04:10 AM IST
None | ByAkshay Sawai, Dhaka

Indians roar, Bangla on floor

After declaring at 610 for three, visitors have hosts on the mat at 58 for five, reports Akshay Sawai.

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Updated on May 27, 2007 10:17 AM IST
None | ByAkshay Sawai, Dhaka

In Bangla, hope is called cricket

“It's possible to earn a very good living out of cricket in Bangladesh now,” says captain Habibul Bashar. “The people love the sport and they respect the players. I never have to wait in a queue here.”

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Updated on May 25, 2007 09:47 AM IST
None | ByAkshay Sawai, Dhaka

Indian batsmen flay Bangladesh

India make a strong statement on 1st day of 2nd Test by scoring 326 without losing any wkt, reports Akshay Sawai.

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Updated on May 26, 2007 11:22 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByAkshay Sawai

Spin or swing, that’s the question

Rahul Dravid announced the India twelve a day before the start of the 2nd Test against Bangladesh. Yuvraj Singh and VVS Laxman remain out, reports Akshay Sawai.

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Updated on May 25, 2007 09:01 AM IST
None | ByAkshay Sawai, Dhaka

Back to the drawing board

Dravid lashes out at inadequate facilities and an overcrowded calendar for the India-Bangladesh series, reports Akshay Sawai.

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Updated on May 23, 2007 03:54 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByAkshay Sawai, Chittagong

Rainy welcome for Pawar

Sharad Pawar, the Man in White who's the administrative boss of the Men in Blue, arrives in Chittagong on Saturday morning to a rainy welcome, reports Akshay Sawai.

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Updated on May 19, 2007 09:24 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByAkshay Sawai, Chittagong

India ride on Sachin, Sourav tons

As Sachin scores his 36 th Test hundred, he dedicates it to his father commemorating his eighth death anniversary, reports Akshay Sawai.

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Updated on May 20, 2007 03:12 AM IST
Hindustan Times | ByAkshay Sawai, Chittagong

Old guard protects India’s honour

Coming back from ODI rest, Tendulkar and Ganguly hit big half-centuries after strikes by Mortaza and Hossain, reports Akshay Sawai.

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Updated on May 19, 2007 05:40 AM IST
None | ByAkshay Sawai, Chittagong

Candidate No. 1

Mr Dav Whatmore, first some bad news. You can never pretend to be Marlon Brando and say, 'I could've been a contender...', says Akshay Sawai.

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Updated on May 18, 2007 10:09 AM IST
None | ByAkshay Sawai, Chittagong

Lights, camera, options

Going into Friday’s first Test against B'desh, Rahul Dravid must feel like an airline official dealing with an overbooked flight, reports Akshay Sawai.

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Updated on May 18, 2007 05:25 AM IST
None | ByAkshay Sawai, Chittagong

Superstars back in milestone country

Bangladesh is a special stop in the cricketing voyage of Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly, back in the Indian dressing room after having been rested for the one-dayers, reports Akshay Sawai.

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Updated on May 17, 2007 04:46 AM IST
None | ByAkshay Sawai, Chittagong

Dhoni salvages reputation

The Indian wicketkeeper is named the Man of the Series as India win 2-0 against Bangladesh, reports Akshay Sawai.

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Updated on May 16, 2007 04:06 AM IST
Hindustan Times | ByAkshay Sawai, Chittagong

All set for clean sweep

But inclement weather can truncate the game and hence threatens to whitewash Team India's plans, reports Akshay Sawai.

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Updated on May 15, 2007 03:30 AM IST
ByAkshay Sawai, Chittagong

A cricketing dysfunction of sorts

Sehwag gets going, gives the team a good start, then gets carried away and ends it all with a needless, galling stroke, writes Akshay Sawai.

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Updated on May 13, 2007 02:48 AM IST
None | ByAkshay Sawai, Mirpur (dhaka)

India seal with a hiss

Riding over Gambhir's fine ton, India take unassailable 2-0 lead against Bangladesh, reports Akshay Sawai.

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Updated on May 15, 2007 01:55 PM IST
None | ByAkshay Sawai, Mirpur (dhaka)

I wanted to play till the 40th over: Gambhir

Man-of-the-match Gautam Gambhir says his goal of playing till at least the 40th over fuelled his century effort against Bangladesh, reports Akshay Sawai.

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Updated on May 13, 2007 02:25 AM IST
None | ByAkshay Sawai, Mirpur

Shoaib’s inclusion creates a furore

The inclusion of a doping offender in the team for the Afro-Asia Cup triggers a heated debate, reports Akshay Sawai.

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Updated on May 12, 2007 04:10 AM IST
None | ByAkshay Sawai, Mirpur

Team India on a ‘sealing’ drive

A victory at Mirpur on Saturday will settle the three-match series against Bangladesh for the Men in Blue, reports Akshay Sawai.

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Updated on May 12, 2007 05:32 AM IST
None | ByAkshay Sawai, Dhaka

'Didn’t want to sit in pavilion AC'

Wicketkeeper-batsman Dhoni says he rescued India single-handedly by telling himself to fight, reports Akshay Sawai.

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Updated on May 31, 2007 03:49 PM IST
None | ByAkshay Sawai, Mirpur (dhaka)

India fire through stump vision

The two glovesmen, Dhoni and Karthik, steer India to a five-wicket win in the first ODI against Bangladesh, reports Akshay Sawai.

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Updated on May 31, 2007 03:59 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByAkshay Sawai, Mirpur

After the bungle, Bangla again

After the traumatic WC fallout, Dravid must be itching to win the challenge against B'desh, reports Akshay Sawai.

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Updated on May 10, 2007 01:55 AM IST
None | ByAkshay Sawai, Mirpur(dhaka)

Powar aims to paint Bangla red

The 29-year-old Powar is in the Test as well as one-day squad for the assignment against Bangladesh, reports Akshay Sawai.

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Updated on Apr 30, 2007 07:01 PM IST
None | ByAkshay Sawai, Mumbai
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