Dileep Premachandran

Dileep Premachandran is a sports columnist for The Independent, Mint Lounge and Arab News. He was formerly editor-in-chief of Wisden India

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Spearhead

From a discard five years ago, Zaheer Khan is now a lynchpin of India’s cricketing ambitions. His is the greatest turnaround story of Indian cricket

Season of the Long Knives

For all the dust kicked up by the ouster of two franchises, the IPL juggernaut is not about to stall. But from the look of it, every last trace of Lalit Modi will be erased in its new avatar

You Are Not Tiger’s Wife…

So stop berating him. Tiger Woods only owes his family an explanation, not us. All we can demand of him is golfing excellence. In any case, he is not the first world-class sportsman to face such embarrassment, if that’s what his ‘infidelity’ really is. It is a path down which some of the best athletes have strayed, and still stayed on top of their game.

Goalie No. 1

The talented but controversial Subrata Paul redeemed himself in the Nehru Cup. Now, he must play for an overseas club to raise the bar higher

Dhoni: Darling to Effigy

Dhoni is now in that familiar place where an Indian cricket captain, inevitably, arrives. That place where his back will slowly transform into a dartboard