Shot in the arm
Mizoram deserves accolades for winning the National football championship for the Santosh Trophy. Led brilliantly by ace striker Zico Zoremsanga, who made the final all his own by slotting home two goals and setting up a third, Railways was totally outmanoeuvred. The maiden title should come as a shot in the arm for the tiny north-eastern State.
J. Ravi Chander
Dravid, the right choice
The Indian team’s performance in away Tests has touched its nadir under coach Duncan Fletcher and the disappointing figures reflect the true picture (‘Under-fire Fletcher meets Srinivasan’, March 15). As former India captain Sunil Gavaskar opined, Rahul Dravid is the right person for the job.
The Karnataka team deserves praise for its hat-trick of title wins — Ranji Trophy, Duleep Trophy and now Vijay Hazare Trophy. Let this feat act as an inspiration for aspiring cricketers to nurture their talent in the right way so that they can garner more laurels for the State and the country in the seasons to come.
Nirmal Shekar’s column No Boundaries (‘What time is it, Roger?’ March 14) made for excellent reading. If there is freedom to follow dreams, then we will have a large number of ‘beyonders’ in every field. But then, sadly, in a society like India this can never happen because one’s choice of profession (be it sports or academics) is influenced more by parents and relatives and not dreams.
One thing is clear from the well-written article (‘What time is it, Roger?’): Roger Federer will certainly be counted as a legend of tennis.