articles by Anish Anand

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IPL 2020 CSK preview: Suresh Raina's absence may hurt Chennai, but spinners' form and Dhoni's leadership hold key

Just like the previous two years, CSK will once again depend heavily on their experienced international players to make an impact.

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My First IPL Match: Jangling nerves, snaring Kohli and a blast on dance floor — Ashok Dinda recalls debut

Twelve years have passed since that eventful night of 18 April, 2008. Ashok Dinda says the match became a turning point in his life and he justifies that statement.

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Past Masters of Indian Sports: Jimmy George – volleyball legend who pursued excellence on and off the court

Jimmy George was a perfect role-model, a player who gave his 100 percent on the field and carried an irresistible charm off the court

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ISL 2020-21: Striker Igor Angulo eager to prove himself at FC Goa after accepting new challenge

FC Goa might have been a difficult project to consider, but when the offer came, Igor Angulo was determined to take up the challenge

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'Inside, it was killing me': Eugeneson Lyngdoh speaks about enduring frustrating years due to knee injury

Indian footballer Eugeneson Lyngdoh talks about the tough times he endured after a serious knee injury and how he negated negative thoughts with help of family, friends and music.

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ISL 2020: 'Quite excited at prospect of replacing key players', says FC Goa's director of football Ravi Puskur

Ravi Puskur, FC Goa's director of football, spoke about the team's success on and off the pitch, the ambitions for the upcoming season and the rebuilding process under new head coach Juan Ferrando.

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Premier League 2019/20 season comes to a close: What the outcomes mean for clubs and managers

Let's take a look at the 17 teams who will still be playing in the Premier League next year and reasons why managers of almost all of these clubs might have been pleased with the way the league has ended.

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'I wasn't done': Indian footballer Robin Singh expresses burning desire to play for national team again

Talking about goals and ambitions, Robin Singh is desperate to make a comeback into the national side. It's a burning desire that pushes him.

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Turning Point: 'Olympic medal made me,' boxer Vijender Singh recounts the moment that changed his life

Boxer Vijender Singh went to the 2008 Olympics as an underdog and came home with a historic medal. 12 years later, he still feels his Beijing waltz was the turning point of his illustrious career.

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Premier League: How Liverpool's three key forces came together to deliver historic title after 30 years

It took a while for Liverpool to get the right ingredients, but once they had the recipe, Liverpool FC embarked on an unstoppable, inexorable march of clinical performances that bore witness to their greatness.

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'It can be challenging but constant communication is key', says IIS CEO Rushdee Warley on resumption of training under new guidelines

At the JSW's Inspire Institute of Sport (IIS), a private high performance centre in Vijaynagar, Karnataka, the challenges include minimising the risk of infections but also ensuring the athletes don't miss out on crucial aspects of training.

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Firstpost Masterclass: 'Coaching is an experience job, it gets better over time,' Eelco Schattorie on many facets of football management

In this edition of Firstpost Masterclass, Schattorie gives rare insights into the mind of a football manager. He speaks about his methods, the decision-making process, the importance of youth development, dealing with stress and more.

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Firstpost Masterclass: 'Swimming is more mental than physical,' Srihari Nataraj decodes various aspects of sport

In this edition of Firstpost Masterclass, Srihari decodes the various aspects of swimming. He talks about the training methods, diet, mental strength, body language and more.

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My Favourite Match: How Sachin Tendulkar’s epic 136 against Pakistan in Chennai taught me a thing or two about Test cricket

For an eight-year old boy, the complexities of Test cricket was hard to grasp, and understanding ODI cricket was much simpler. That was until India played Pakistan in a Test series at home in 1999.

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'The Test' review: Docu-series on Australia men's cricket team is entertaining, but it could have been much more

The Test is an entertaining, binge-worthy series about Australia men's cricket team trying to find a new identity under a new coach (Justin Langer) while also coping with the rigorous demands of winning matches across the globe.

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ISL 2019-20, FC Goa vs Chennaiyin FC: Hosts fail to keep all-important clean sheet as Chennai add another chapter to fairytale season

The match ended 4-2 in Goa's favour, but it was not enough to take them to the final. Chennaiyin fought hard and took their chances to qualify for their third final in six seasons.

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ISL: Departing Mumbai City FC coach Jorge Costa found success with limited resources and under trying circumstances

With limited resources and often under trying circumstances, Jorge Costa did the best he could in both the seasons as manager of Mumbai City FC.

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ISL 2019-20: Jorge Costa's Mumbai City FC capitalise on Bengaluru's mistakes to clinch crucial victory at home

Mumbai occupy the fifth spot, just two behind fourth-placed Odisha FC. Out of five remaining matches, four are against teams who sit below Mumbai. Consistency is the key for Costa's team.

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FIH Pro League 2020: After overcoming excruciating pain to regain fitness, Chinglensana Singh looks to hit the ground running in Olympic year

Chinglensana will now aim to perform consistently for his team, prove his worth in this crucial period ahead of Tokyo Olympics and end it with glory in the month of August.

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FIFA World Cup 2022 Qualifiers: Uninspiring India salvage pride against Afghanistan through Seiminlen Doungel's late equaliser

Similar to their home match against Bangladesh, a late equaliser, this time by Seiminlen Doungel from a corner, salvaged a point for Igor Stimac's India against Afghanistan.