articles by Gaurav Kalra

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Happy Birthday Anil Kumble: After you, they broke the mould

Unlike several fellow cricketers, Anil Kumble, who turns 50 today, is a man with varied interests and a world view. He understands complex issues, he revels in problem solving.

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IPL 2020: Nicholas Pooran, Rahul Tewatia, the business of hope… and a Mars mission

Oftentimes we watch sport merely to count off victory and defeat, and cold numbers dictate the analysis that follows. However, every day on the fields or in lonely hospital rooms, its practitioners teach us about believing, trusting, hoping.

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US Open 2019: Waltzing Roger Federer swats everyone aside but can Baby Fed hold tight in tornado?

This will be the 56th time Roger Federer will feature in a major quarter-final. He will do what he does, in a by now patented — unhurried yet rapid — deluge of shot-making. And like Sumit Nagal, Damir Dzumhur, Daniel Evans and David Goffin thus far in New York, Dimitrov will face the tornado.

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Gaurav Kalra discusses conditions and weather that could have an impact on the upcoming series

Gaurav Kalra discusses conditions and weather that could have an impact on the upcoming series.

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Gaurav Kalra explains the importance of Hardik Pandya in upcoming England Test series

Gaurav Kalra talks about the importance of Hardik Pandya in upcoming England Test series.

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Gaurav Kalra analyses India's spin attack for England Tests

Gaurav Kalra talks about India's possible spin combinations, Kuldeep Yadav's utility, and the odds of playing two finger spinners in England

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Gaurav Kalra analyses India's squad for England Tests

Gaurav Kalra talks about the impact of injuries to Indian pacers, the gruelling schedule of Test series, reliance on the batsmen and much more

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Wimbledon 2018: Restored Novak Djokovic rumbles on Grand Slam stage again as he storms into semi-final

Novak Djokovic is now functioning smoothly on the grass and appears visibly to have rediscovered what John McEnroe describes as the “fire in his belly.”

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Wimbledon 2018: Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal serve mouth-watering storylines as annual joust begins

Despite Andy Murray's withdrawal, old guard will have a lot to offer as Wimbledon gets going today.