Tennis or write ups on Tennis??

19 Mar

 I have never held a tennis racquet .Yet I follow tennis grandslams on tv and more so in the print media.

I enjoy reading articles by sports journalists more  than actually playing now.

The way Nirmal Shekhar writes , the language he uses–it is truly delicious!!

There was one in which he had written about Paes playing inspite of cramps.that article was superlative.

I also enjoy reading cricket write ups by Brijnath,Peter Roebuck,and one other sports journalist whose name eludes me now. He used to write in The Hindu-in 80s.his name began with R…

Steve Waugh writing for the feature Gameplan also posted thought-provoking  and incisive comments on the game.I don’t know whether he actually wrote them himself.

Anyway I like to praise him-he was a good fighter-he never gave up.And he is a philanthropist.

Reading the newspaper from the masthead to -printed and published at–

has become  a luxury these days.

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7 Responses to “Tennis or write ups on Tennis??”

  1. Vijay March 21, 2007 at 9:30 am #

    Steve Waugh is someone I appreciate very much for his grit and the work he is doing in Kolkotta

  2. destinationsrik March 26, 2007 at 6:08 am #

    exactly,
    Reading news paper is just a past time. There is no anxious wait for the news paper guy any more.

    My father still does that out of habit.

  3. rk April 4, 2007 at 9:07 am #

    “…and one other sports journalist whose name eludes me now. He used to write in The Hindu-in 80s.his name began with R…”

    R.MOHAN
    i loved his reports….have clippings of his writings. his language is top class.
    Nirmal Shekar is also really good. the way these two guys mix sports and literature is amazing.

    nice to know that you read from mount road mahavishnu’s masthead to kasturi and sons.

  4. neel3 April 4, 2007 at 10:28 am #

    Thanks for jogging my memory.
    That elusive name was troubling me …
    R. Mohan…hats off to him.
    i have always liked to read good coctails of science and literature /sports and literature–
    Language ,style, witticism and addons of other subjects gives the reader a true high!!
    Are you also a The Hindu bhakta??
    That’s good news.

  5. rk April 4, 2007 at 10:41 am #

    “coctails of science and literature /sports and literature–
    Language ,style, witticism and addons of other subjects gives the reader a true high!!”

    YOU SAID IT!

    HINDOO and COFFEE illade belagaagalla madam nange. when my son was just 7 months, i taught him to say HINDOO (dina odhthivi ibru)….and till date (he is 1.7 yrs now) he thinks NEWSPAPER andre HINDOO!

  6. neel3 April 4, 2007 at 12:15 pm #

    Oh!!makkaLU!!
    My son said as a small child:
    sudha and mayura are from one family , taranga and tushara belong to another.
    I was shell-shocked.

  7. sudarshna kalyanraman July 13, 2007 at 7:30 am #

    i love nirmal shekhar too.there used to be a time when i went running to buy the hindu after a sampras win to read nirmal shekhar’s coloumn.his coloumns on sampras and sachin are the ones i truly enjoyed reading.

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