articles by Vinayakk Mohanarangan

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Meet Dipa Karmakar: From a flat-footed 6-year-old to India's star woman gymnast

Dipa Karmakar, who says she has been training at the vault table harder than ever, wants to make Gymnastics history.

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World T20: Ben Stokes had a meltdown in final vs West Indies but his shot at redemption won't be far away

his gives Stokes the chance to chart his own recovery. His road to redemption – whenever that happens in the future – has already begun at the Eden Gardens on a humid Sunday night in April 2016.

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Were you not entertained? India's World T20 campaign was bloody good fun despite semi-final loss

In a format that is designed to take fans on an adrenaline-filled roller coaster, the fact that India played three ‘paisa vasool’ matches is not a feat that should be swept under the carpet of over-analysis.

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ICC World T20: Virat Kohli doesn't have to be the Sachin Tendulkar of 90s; India's able top-order must step up

Kohli, with the players surrounding him, shouldn't have to chase these scores down alone, as much as he is enjoying doing it, revelling in being the chase-master. India's top-order really must be doing more to help Kohli out.

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India vs Bangladesh: Bumrah's turnaround was an incredible story within a story on an epic night

Within a space of 20 overs, Bumrah learned enough about handling pressure than he could ever have possibly imagined.

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World T20: Time for Raina to step up against Bangladesh and repay the faith that Dhoni has placed in him

Luckily for Raina, he continues to enjoy Dhoni's backing. There is nothing Dhoni is more averse to than changing a winning combination, unless his hand is forced.

First Cricket News

World T20: Kohli's class, India's ability to bounce back shone through in Eden Gardens humdinger vs Pakistan

Whether the likes of Dhoni, Kohli and the rest of the India squad will ever admit or not, the pressure could not have been any higher on the Indian side going into this match at Eden Gardens.

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World T20: Don't blame Nagpur pitch for loss, India batsmen are not good against spin any more

Setting aside the debate on whether this was actually a good pitch for a T20 match, the much-vaunted Indian batting line-up must be kicking itself for not reading the signs when the Black Caps were batting first on Tuesday

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Asia Cup 2016: First the storm, then the calm as Kohli, Dhawan and Dhoni script the perfect chase

The sixth Asia Cup title and Dhoni's fourth multi-national tournament win ensured India's warm-up to the ICC World T20 has been near-flawless.

First Cricket News

Asia Cup 2016: India gain a place in the final and a resurgent Yuvraj Singh

Like Dhoni said, that Yuvraj innings was not just important for him, it was important for the whole team.

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Asia Cup 2016: The Virat Kohli-Mohammad Amir show lights up an otherwise drab India-Pakistan match

Mohammad Amir and Virat Kohli took a damp squib in their hands, and with some dazzling display of cricket, turned it into a mini fireworks show.

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Asia Cup 2016: Rohit Sharma took his lifeline against Bangladesh, powering India to a near-perfect win

India vs Bangladesh was a near-perfect win for Dhoni to start off the Asia Cup campaign.

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Professional and hard-working: Despite uncertain future, Bengaluru FC manager Ashley Westwood’s legacy is safe

Westwood, despite his Manchester United roots, is a fan of the ‘noisy neighbours’ City. He speaks excitedly about the impending arrival of one Mr Pep Guardiola for next season. But what of Westwood’s own plans next year?

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India vs Sri Lanka: Ashwin's love affair with new ball could be the ace up Dhoni's sleeve

The surprising part is, however, how consistently Ashwin delivers. In the last three T20Is that Ashwin has opened the bowling in, his collective figure reads 12-1-46-10. Contrast that to Indian fast bowlers struggling to get wickets in the first powerplay (irrespective of the format) and you know why Ashwin is a bona-fide match-winner.

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India vs Sri Lanka 2nd T20I, talking points: Dhawan's turnaround, Pandya's cameo and Dhoni's electrifying keeping

After Pune’s green mat, Ranchi, where the Team India captain resides, offered familiar conditions and the hosts put the horror show of first T20I behind them with a 69-run thrashing of Sri Lanka

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Pune procession: Against Sri Lanka, India's gung-ho middle-order spurned the chance to find some form

Suresh Raina walked in with 19 overs to spare, Yuvraj Singh with 15, Dhoni and Hardik Pandya with 12, Ravindra Jadeja with 11. Those five batsmen combined to face a sum total of 51 deliveries.