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

By defeating Germany in the 2002 World Cup final in Yokohama, Brazil won their fifth title
FIFA World Cup 2018
Romancing Brazil

The beautiful legacy of the last redeemer

07 June 2018

It’s South Africa’s chance after two decades of hurt

11 February 2015
The Master and the Neighbour

The best cricket book you will read this year, from Pakistan, outscores a passionate commemoration of the Tendulkar legacy

05 February 2015

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

06 January 2011
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

14 October 2010
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.

16 December 2009
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

09 September 2009
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

19 June 2009
Why Indians Love Manchester United

On 27 May is a match every football fan in India is awaiting: Man U vs Barcelona in the Champions League final. Indians know who they will support. But do they know why?

12 June 2009


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Ram Madhav

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