The kind of emotions sports evoke is sometimes hard to comprehend. For someone not bothered with it life goes on unfettered. For the rest, it's an emotional rollercoaster.
Tearing in relentlessly, eyes popping, veins bulging, stumps splattering... Recency bias can often be misleading, but in case of Dale Steyn, there's no denying the fact that he's not just a modern-day beast, but rightly belongs in the elite list of all-time greats. Steyn has played the game with the same unbridled enthusiasm, and maybe... Continue Reading →
Aaron Finch 156 (63 balls, 11 fours, 14 sixes) England v Australia | The Rose Bowl, Southampton | August 29, 2013Compared to the other batting feats in this list which involved calculated risk-taking under extreme pressure on the biggest stages, this one came in the first of a two-game T20I series towards the end of... Continue Reading →
Sterling took to Instagram to express his concern about the vastly different treatment that white and black players receive from certain sections of the British media. Sterling drew a connection between the negative coverage that black players constantly receive and their treatment by the public.
When it comes to ranking the greatest defenders of all time, Paolo Maldini is up there with the best there ever was. His calibre is proven in the European Cup and the Champions League, while the longevity of his career is a direct result of his intelligent defending and love for AC Milan, where he stayed... Continue Reading →
When Luis Figo did the unthinkable and left Barcelona to join Real Madrid's, he became the first 'galáctico', thus kick-starting a footballing revolution like no other. It was, recalls Ronaldo, "a term we never chose to describe ourselves" – but it was inescapable... The Prologue Florentino Perez was planning to stand for the Real presidential... Continue Reading →
In July 2015, Claudio Ranieri was enjoying a break in Italy when he received a phone call from Steve Kutner, his agent, that would end up changing the face of English football in a way no one could have imagined. Kutner managed to convince Jon Rudkin, Leicester City’s director of football, that Ranieri was worth... Continue Reading →
Formation : 4-2-3-1 Goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, Belgium The Golden Glove winner and Chelsea goalkeeper (as of now !!) performed superbly throughout the tournament. He was never out of the action and gave a sublime goalkeeping performances in Belgium’s quarter-final win over Brazil, in which he produced one of the saves of the tournament to prevent... Continue Reading →