Khalid Hossain

Will Texas nightmare serve as wake-up call?

The clock is ticking as the gap between the Tigers and lower-ranked teams narrows, while the gap with superior sides widens.

2d ago

Balancing the sporting scales: Still miles to go

The sporting world in the past decade has witnessed a paradigm shift when it comes to the women’s circuit. In between came the coronavirus pandemic but the uprising proceeded nonetheless.

2m ago

Finally, a foot in the inevitable era?   

The changing of the guard in men’s tennis has long been on an asymptotic course, getting closer and closer to the inevitable but not quite materialising.

4m ago

Women's sports soar in 2023

Let’s revisit the cream of the crop from a stellar year.

4m ago

Let the drums roll

As the much-anticipated World Cup clash between India and Pakistan unfolds in Ahmedabad today, cricket fans, regardless of their allegiances, are poised to savour every sumptuous bit of action.   

7m ago

Bizarre culmination of an 'obvious decision'

Just before revealing the name of Bangladesh’s new ODI captain for the upcoming Asia Cup and World Cup, Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) president Nazmul Hassan Papon on Friday told the fortunate reporters present at his residence, “If you ask anyone, they will tell you who it is going to be. It was an obvious choice.”

9m ago

It is lonely at the top

Shakib once again highlighted his place in the upper echelons of cricketing superstars.

10m ago

Life gives and takes away, says Lo Celso amid ‘a very emotional moment’

Argentina’s seven-goal demolition of visitors Curacao on Tuesday saw the return of Giovani Lo Celso who demonstrated why the three-time world champions badly missed the on-loan Villarreal midfielder during their Qatar World Cup campaign last year despite eventually having gone on to bag the ultimate prize in the sport.

1y ago
December 20, 2022
December 20, 2022

Messi solves the Argentina puzzle

Prior to the Qatar World Cup, Lionel Andres Messi had all but conquered everything for his country and the clubs he represented – prestigious titles, individual awards, accolades from teammates, opponents, and critics alike.

December 17, 2022
December 17, 2022

Scaloni irked by Messi and Co watching Tigers play India

It seems that Lionel Messi’s quest for the elusive World Cup title is going to be a much tougher task than expected and, quite surprisingly,

December 16, 2022
December 16, 2022

Describing Messi’s Eroica Symphony

The world has long run out of superlatives to describe Lionel Messi in a new light. “Don’t describe him, just watch him,” one of Messi’s mentors Pep Guardiola had said.

December 10, 2022
December 10, 2022

Football fever takes over

Sports and politics had long been interlocked in such a way that the intention to view sports from an apolitical lens becomes, like it or not, a political stance.

December 8, 2022
December 8, 2022

Desert fest: Upset oasis stays fertile

“Fantastic atmosphere, great goals, incredible excitement, surprises, small teams beating big teams,” FIFA president Gianni Infantino said yesterday. 56 of the 64 matches have so far played out but, prior to it,

December 6, 2022
December 6, 2022

The last of its kind?

A football World Cup offers a spectrum of gifts -- superstars lighting up the centre stage, rising stars becoming household names, nerve-wracking encounters between powerhouses, stunning upsets,

November 29, 2022
November 29, 2022

Desert fest: Traditions stay alive

If one match in the 2022 World Cup so far had to be nominated to represent what football offers in the present era, Sunday night’s encounter between Spain and Germany stands out as the obvious candidate despite yielding just a draw.

November 26, 2022
November 26, 2022

Desert fest: Crunch time closing in

Based on the first of three rounds of group-stage games, it is fair to conclude that football fans have been treated to a variety of scrumptious dishes -- a platter that is expected from the Greatest Show on Earth.

November 25, 2022
November 25, 2022

Desert fest: Must make hay while sun shines

If we could only extrapolate what transpired in the Qatar World Cup till date, it would appear that we are definitely in for an unprecedented rollercoaster ride.    

October 23, 2022
October 23, 2022

Shakib’s misplaced aggression

The way Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan handled questions related to tactics in the pre-match press conference today -- ahead of Bangladesh’s T20 World Cup opener against the Netherlands tomorrow -- became a testament to the notion that the Tigers have miles to go before they become a formidable side in T20s.

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