Articles by Samindra Kunti
Sep 23, 2017
Manchester United's Romelu Lukaku is a first-rate striker and racist chant only degrades his immense talentThe Belgian aversion towards Romelu Lukaku is insulting, the chants by Manchester United fans degrading, in particular because of the player’s Congolese ancestry.
Aug 20, 2017
Premier League: Antonio Conte must stabilise Chelsea or risk season of disillusion and disintegrationAs at the majority of Premier League clubs, Chelsea don’t tolerate defeat. Losing isn’t an option. Conte needs a magic syringe that will inject some hardiness and life into a seesaw Chelsea, a club at the confluence of many debilitating factors - or else, he risks a summer of disillusion and disintegration.
Aug 13, 2017
eSports will do Olympics more harm than good if included as medal eventeSports are popular and lucrative, but for all the hand-eye coordination, fast-twitch muscles and concentration required to thrive at its highest level, do they even fit the classic definition of sports?
Aug 05, 2017
One year on, the only legacy of Rio Olympics 2016 is abject dysfunction, not prosperityThe true legacy that Rio 2016 has is that the Olympics must be delivered on more equitable and sustainable terms in the future.
Aug 03, 2017
Neymar's impending move from Barcelona to PSG fraught with risk, but the Brazilian is a shrewd operatorBut can Neymar become the new messiah? He is a savant, but doesn't belong to the celestial duopoly that has subjugated the footballing universe
Jul 04, 2017
Confederations Cup 2017: Journalists assess their country's performance and Russia's hosting capabilitiesWith Germany emerging victorious at the conclusion of the Confederations Cup, Firstpost asked a journalist from each participating country to assess their team's performance. Here's what they said:
Jul 03, 2017
Confederations Cup 2017: Chile sizzle, but Julian Draxler's victorious Germany lay out mission statement for 2018This was football’s freak show — the final of the Confederations Cup: Chile, the fearlessly gung-ho kings of South America playing a resplendent Germany
Jun 30, 2017
Confederations Cup 2017: Germany's clinical win over Mexico showcased depth of their talent poolGermany were at their best in their semi-final, matching simple execution with a frightening directness, exalting all the fine traits of the modern game.
Jun 29, 2017
Confederations Cup 2017: Chile-Portugal semi-final stressed need for renewal of their ragged squadsRonaldo’s new penalty box presence can’t obfuscate Portugal need for renewal. Nani, Ricardo Quaresma and Joao Moutinho belong to the CR7 generation, but Fernando Santos has been slow in ensuring quality succession in the Portuguese squad
Jun 21, 2017
Confederations Cup 2017: Video assistant referees have proven to be confusing; decisions still subjectiveThe video assistant referee (VAR) system has backfired — it was introduced to curb contention in football, but has only enhanced it, so much so that even correct decisions are scrutinised.