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Pages from the past

As the 11th edition of the cricket World Cup draws near, we, at The Hindu, dig out some classic articles from our exhaustive archives. Here are seven of them written by Nirmal Shekar, Editor, Sportstar and Sports Editor, The Hindu. The articles are reminiscences and commentaries on defining moments at the quadrennial tournament.



 

>That night...June 25, 1983

June 25, 1983 — few days in the entire history of Indian sport can match that. The final itself wasn't an epic. But the result was.

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>Field Marshal extraordinaire

Imran Khan turned out to be the messiah of Pakistan cricket, an inspirational genius piloting it to the promised land.

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>Giving the boys their due

Did Sourav toss the Cup out? Did he hand the match out on a platter to Ponting by asking the Australians to bat first?

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>The fascinating journey with Lara

He has always had the gift of perfect timing, an astonishing ability to draw you away from whatever it was you were preoccupied with. >Read More...

 
 

>Salute to a great team in decline

Even in decline, the Aussies deserve to be appreciated for what they have accomplished over 12 long years, writes Nirmal Shekar. >Read More...

>Let us resolve...

With the opening match less than a week away, here are 10 World Cup resolutions worth considering. >Read More...

 
 

>It isn't cricket

Impressive numbers do not necessarily translate into high value. >Read More...




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