Articles by Snehal Pradhan
Nov 17, 2017
How Australian athletes shaped history by campaigning for same-sex marriage as nation voted 'yes'Different sporting organisations in the country, both local and national, publicly backed the 'yes' campaign and called for equal marriage rights for all Australians.
Nov 12, 2017
Ellyse Perry's long-awaited maiden international century has potential to resurrect women's Test cricketHaving finally scored a hundred in international cricket, Ellyse Perry has resurrected a format and finally laid a ghost to rest. But while you’re at it, might as well lay it 213 feet under the ground.
Oct 25, 2017
What will be the impact of two new balls in women's cricket? Top cricketers discussUntil now, women’s ODIs were played with just one ball, so this represents unexplored territory for the women’s game. Firstpost spoke to a number of top female cricketers around the world about how this would change the game.
Oct 24, 2017
Pro Kabaddi League: Here' why Women's Challenge did not reappear in the 2017 seasonA little more than a year ago, Pro Kabaddi League gave a glimpse of their plans for a full fledged women’s League, through the Women’s Kabaddi Challenge (WKC). But in a bigger and longer 2017 season, Women's Kabaddi didn't reappear. Here are the reasons why.
Oct 05, 2017
ICC rule changes: 'Fake fielding' law is inherently unfair, just like the 'switch hit'Penalisng fake fielding is as good as penalising a slower ball. Both have the same objective: to ‘willfully attempt to deceive’ the batsman, in an attempt to cause confusion, resulting in his dismissal.
Oct 02, 2017
India vs Australia: Kedar Jadhav's emergence as a handy bowler could make him indispensable for Virat Kohli and CoKedar Jadhav has now forced oppositions to discuss him in team meetings. They will have to figure out how not to get out to him.
Sep 26, 2017
India vs Australia: How hosts' current rise to No 1 rank in ODIs and Tests compares with 2011 side's achievementsThere is a familiarity about the tune that has been building up over the last two years, you have heard it before. But come 2019, you might see Kohli’s India to write different words to the ending of the song.
Sep 19, 2017
India vs Australia: Ajinkya Rahane’s circumspect approach at top of order could be ideal for Virat Kohli's menAjinkya Rahane, the least outwardly-aggressive player in Virat Kohli’s aggressive Indian team, possibly infuriates people the most.
Sep 12, 2017
US Open champion Rafael Nadal successfully puts injuries and age behind him to raise game to the next levelLike so many players, Rafael Nadal has battled not just his opponents on the court, but those dual shadows that stalk athletes: injuries and time.
Aug 28, 2017
World Badminton Championships 2017: Nozomi Okuhara's win over PV Sindhu earned her grudging respect of Indian fansHaving beaten Saina Nehwal in the semifinal, Okuhara had personally broken Indian hearts twice, and walked away not just with the yellow metal, but also the grudging respect of Indian fans.