'We keep climbing one step and slipping three. In 2004, our relay team was 7th in the world. Then we slipped from there. Otherwise, today our 4x400 metres relay team would have been gearing for a medal at the Rio Games.' 'We give them a coach, but if we don't give them the support facility they will not be able to perform. I always say that it is not just one athlete or coach, but the whole eco system that we need to create around the athlete. Only then you can perform to your fullest.' 'If we ... Rediff.com, 1 day ago
'I started playing at the age of seven and since then I am playing with players much older than me' 'I am an attacking player and I consider David Beckham's example' Having missed out in the first season of the ISL, young Brandon Fernandes tells Laxmi Negi/Rediff.com he is determined to prove his worth with MumbaI City FC in Season-2. IMAGE: Mumbai City FC’s Brandon Fernandes. Photograph: Hitesh Harisinghani/Rediff.com For an Indian kid to make it big in the world of ...Rediff.com, 5 days ago
Having missed out on lucrative offers in the inaugural edition after his I-League club, Bengaluru FC, refused to release their players for the tournament, Sunil Chhetri is raring to go in the second season of the Indian Super League, which kicks-off on October 3. The cash-rich league's most expensive Indian player recounts those anxious moments when he was waiting to join the ISL bandwagon with Rediff.com / Laxmi Negi. Read on Sunil Chhetri, left, with actor and Mumbai City FC owner Ranbir ...Rediff.com, 2 weeks ago
In our Special Independence Day series, Rediff.com looks at India through the lives of her people. Today: Sudhir Kumar Chaudhary, a one-of-a-kind cricket fan, who worships Sachin Tendulkar and follows the Indian team wherever it goes. All set for the India-Sri Lanka series this month, he is ready with three liters of saffron, white, green and blue! IMAGE: Sudhir Kumar Chaudhary at the 2015 cricket World Cup match between India and Ireland. Photograph: Hannah Peters/Getty Images "I have already ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
'After missing out on a medal at the Olympics I was really frustrated' 'Coming to the United States was not a good idea. I was not appreciated' 'I want to pay back to my country' Gurcharan Singh tells Laxmi Negi/Rediff.com why he deserted the Indian team and the reason for wanting to return to the country after 15 years. Heard of the Indian Olympic boxer who performed the vanishing act? The light-heavyweight armyman was India’s brightest hope at the Sydney Olympics in 2000 and ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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