Jagmohan Dalmiya was many things and let it be clear, not all of them can be classified in black and white.
If you lose your focus, it won't matter if you have all the strokes in the world says Indian badminton star Kidambi Srikanth
"I didn't believe in myself. I still don't," said Prannoy. "At times, it is really bad because sometimes I am just not sure of what I want to do next."
It may be an unfair accusation but it is upto the BCCI to prove us wrong. That is how the battle against perception runs.
Van Ass miraculously survived for 126 days -- the hockey equivalent of instant coffee.
Chennai means a lot of things to a lot of people. But to Dhoni, it is his home away from home. A place he calls his own. And for that reason alone, the CSK fans will hope he stays.
Justice Lodha, while reading out the verdict, mentioned time and again that the owners failed to take 'urgent' action even when they knew that something wrong was happening.
The crowd cheered that bit louder for Federer, egged him on that little bit more, wanted him to win that much more. But Djokovic, somehow, found a way to shut all that down and focus on the match at hand.
In fact, his apparent lack of a struggle is... a little disappointing and that is what raises the real questions.
Why couldn't India just do a Rambo?
Coaching, at a certain level, is about showing a player a side that he didn't know existed and for the moment, that is all Dravid has on his mind. He wants to use his experience to set players on the right path.
"I'm gonna fight. I lost in 2009 and that was not the end. I lost in 2015 and this is not the end," Nadal said after the loss.
Whether the preaching is being done by the ICC or by someone else shouldn't even matter as long as more fans are converted to cricket's cause.
"You can see the growth in Rohit Sharma especially in the last part of the tournament where he has had to take some tough decisions," Ricky Ponting said.
In the social media cat-and-mouse game, Modi and his army have long been the fat cats.
The BCCI in all its wisdom believes that it is the most powerful organisation in the game and if anyone wants to work for them, then they have to approach them on bended knee.
Myntra, the country’s largest fashion retail portal, closed down its website on Friday and moved to a app-only platform. Its parent company, Flipkart, plans to follow suit within a year -- the move will probably depend on how successful Myntra is but for now, it is in the works.
As Jack London once wrote, “A bone to the dog is not charity. Charity is the bone shared with the dog, when you are just as hungry as the dog.” One day, we hope Salman gets that too.
There is a 11-month season, there are injuries, there are heartbreaks, there are defeats but then there are also moments that banish all that hurt in one go. And in April 2015, Sania Mirza experienced one of those moments when she became the first female tennis player from India to achieve the world number one rank in doubles.
On an average, Pacquiao throws around 700 punches a bout. But against Mayweather -- his count at the end of 12 rounds stood at just 429.