Convincing win

Team India, under M.S. Dhoni, has made its mark with a convincing 3-2 victory over Pakistan in the five-match ODI series. Sachin Tendulkar has proved that age is no bar when it comes to performing. On the same count, Rahul Dravid too should get his place back in the ODI squad.

D.B.N. Murthy,


India’s pride

Legendary leg-spinner Anil Kumble, who has scaled great heights with his impeccable performance, deserved Test captaincy. Since his debut in international cricket in 1991, Kumble has never looked back. Kumble is the third highest wicket-taker in Test history and having scored a century in the Oval Test, his career has only received an upshot. Truly, Kumble is India’s pride.

K. Pradeep,


A champion cricketer

I am happy that the news of Anil Kumble’s appointment as India’s Test captain got wide coverage in your newspaper. Kumble richly deserved Test captaincy. As your editorial rightly put it, “the understated Bangalorean is a rarity in Indian sports — a champion.” Indeed, sterling sense has prevailed with the appointment of this dedicated cricketer.

P.S. Subramanian,


Tendulkar’s mastery

Nirmal Shekar’s comment piece ‘He is still the one’ (The Hindu, Nov. 17) was a timely article about a genius like Sachin Tendulkar. The article puts in perspective a cricketer’s career that has matured through the last eighteen years. Tendulkar’s 97 at Gwalior brought back memories of the back-to-back hundreds he scored in Sharjah against the Aussies. No other cricketer would have performed the way he did in Gwalior.

R. Vaidyanathan,

(by e-mail)

No Railway recognition?

The Tamil Nadu Government and the All India Chess Federation have honoured the World champion Viswanathan Anand, but there is no word from the Union Railway Ministry. The Grand Master is the son of a former General Manager of the Southern Railway and it is appropriate that he gets recognition from the honourable Railway Minister.

T. Venkatar Rao,


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