Articles by Turja Sen
Dec 28, 2018
South Africa vs Pakistan: The Duanne Olivier story, how a reserve bowler stole the thunder from Dale Steyn and Kagiso RabadaAs the Boxing Day Test match got underway in Centurion, the media glare was on Steyn’s tryst with the milestone and Hashim Amla’s extended dry spell with the bat. But at the end of the second day’s play, it is Olivier’s eleven wicket haul that has grabbed the headlines and put the Proteas on track to win the Test match.
Dec 25, 2018
South Africa vs Pakistan: Dale Steyn chases history as Proteas start favourites in Boxing Day series openerDale Steyn is just one short of overhauling Shaun Pollock’s tally of 421 Test wickets to become the most successful South African bowler in history.
Dec 23, 2018
Year in review 2018: With 2020 Tokyo Olympics in sight, javelin star Neeraj Chopra looks to build on past successFame and adulation can be tough to handle for most twenty-year-olds but his family is happy that Neeraj has managed to shrug off the distractions targeting an Olympic medal with a monk-like dedication.
Dec 22, 2018
IPL Auction 2019: Mumbai Indians' latest recruit Rasikh Salam Dar has become the new poster boy of KashmirCricket has often provided the solace and a healing balm in the troubled valley. Hopefully Rashik’s emergence will provide inspiration for other youngsters in the region to take up the sport more seriously.
Dec 20, 2018
IPL Auction 2019: Prayas Ray Barman spins a magic yarn to become league's youngest crorepati after being bought by RCBPrayas Ray Barman, with his towering frame of six feet one inch, has caught the eye of the talent scouts because of his ability to land deliveries with immaculate precision and extracting bounce.
Dec 13, 2018
Mohammad Hafeez interview: 'Wanted to exit gracefully rather than being forced out of Test side'The end was typical of Mohammad Hafeez’s Test career. A flash of brilliance followed by a string of underwhelming performances.
Dec 12, 2018
Discuss thrower and newly-elected Congress MLA Krishna Poonia says winning elections tougher than preparing for OlympicsFar removed from the starry aura of a celebrity sportsperson, Poonia was seen by the residents as one of their very own who identified herself with all their problems and was always accessible.
Dec 08, 2018
Pakistan vs New Zealand: Unheralded stars emerge heroes as Black Caps pull off historic series winDuring both the Test wins in Abu Dhabi, New Zealand came from the brink with the fightbacks led by many of their unheralded stars. They may have been short of international experience but they rose to the occasion just when it mattered.
Dec 07, 2018
Pakistan vs New Zealand: Milestone man Yasir Shah vaults to new high spinning a web of intrigue and deceptionAt 32, Yasir is showing no signs of stopping and if his current form is anything to go by, the leg-spinner will continue to be Pakistan’s trump card and look all set to smash a few more records on the way.
Dec 06, 2018
Pakistan vs New Zealand: Azhar Ali, Asad Shafiq finally find their mojo back to bring relief for hostsPakistan will be hoping that hundreds from Azhar Ali and Asad Shafiq against New Zealand, will help them gain the confidence ahead of some sterner contests to come.