THROWBACKS

Turning the clocks back to the good old days of forgotten helmets, broken rackets, shorter shorts and longer sideburns.

CHENGAPPA CARIAPA | 8th October 2020

REMEMBERING MOHAMMED SALIM: THE INDIAN FOOTBALLER WHO PLAYED FOR CELTIC

The age-old question that every Indian football fan asks is when a footballer from their country will play in a top European league? Mohammed Salim did just that and that too for the mighty Celtic. Here’s one of Indian football’s most iconic stories.

CHENGAPPA CARIAPA | 14th September 2020

THE ENIGMA OF TONY ADAMS: A FIRST AMONG EQUALS

Tony Adams is Mr. Arsenal. If there’s a player you want representing your club, it’s him. One of the greatest centre backs of all time and the captain of dreams, he was an unreal footballer but he had his struggles off the pitch with alcoholism and mental health. We explore the life and times of one of football’s most unique men.

SAM BROOKES | 25th August 2020

10 YEARS ON: WHEN NADAL COMPLETED THE GOLDEN SLAM

With Rafael Nadal confirming his absence at the US Open, we reminisce on 2010, a time when the Spaniard played a brand of tennis that was in a league of its own and won the Golden Slam to round off an unreal year.

ABHSHEK DASH | 2nd August 2020

THE GREATEST ENGLISHMAN THAT NEVER WAS

Duncan Edwards was a generational talent before his untimely demise as a result of sustaining injuries after the Munich Air Disaster. We hark back to a career that was cut short as Edwards was well on his way to becoming the greatest Englishman to ever kick a ball.

SAM BROOKES | 10th June 2020

ON THIS DAY: ENGLAND SMASH PAST 400 AND START A NEW ERA

On this day, England romped past 400 in 2015 and schooled a New Zealand side that were left hapless. We turn back the clocks to a special day that sparked the start of something special for English cricket.

ATUL KUMAR MAURYA | 6th June 2020

THE DAY SÖDERLING TOPPLED THE KING OF CLAY

This one’s from the vault as we revisit Robin Söderling’s shock semi-final victory over Rafael Nadal in the 2009 French Open.

MAX LOMBARDIA | 4th June 2020

Rolling Back The Years To Milan’s Iconic 2002-03 Season

We take you back in time to Milan’s double-winning 2002-03 campaign where Ancelotti brought the Rossoneri back to the top.

TAPAN UNADKAT | 19th May 2020

A T20 CLASSIC- INDIA’S IMPOSSIBLE WORLD CUP COMEBACK WIN OVER BANGLADESH

As far as comebacks go, India’s against Bangladesh in the 2016 T20 World Cup was straight out of a movie. We reminisce on a day that brought every single emotion out of any Indian and Bangladeshi fan who witnessed the chaos ensue.

SAM BROOKES | 16th May 2020

10 YEARS ON: HOW ENGLAND SET THE T20 BLUEPRINT BY STORMING TO WORLD CUP GLORY

10 years to the day, we reminisce about how the England side, spearheaded by the likes of Pietersen, Kieswetter and Swann roared to victory in the 2010 ICC World Twenty 20.

HARSHAVARDHAN GHADGE | 14th May 2020

2013: THE YEAR THAT BELONGED TO SEB

As Vettel’s time with Ferrari draws to a close in 2020, it was Red Bull’s Sebastian who ruled the world in 2013. Here’s taking a look at Seb’s glorious win with the V8s.

ADITYA GOKHALE | 3rd May 2020

THE REAL MVP: WHEN MESSI, VILLA AND PEDRO JOINED FORCES AND TOOK SOULS

At the peak of their powers, Messi, Villa and Pedro formed a trident that could match any of history’s greatest front three’s and epitomised perfect symphony.

MAX LOMBARDIA | 28th April 2020

The Night Siniša Mihajlović’s Hattrick Of Free-kicks Sunk Sampdoria

Siniša Mihajlović is a forgotten master of the art of the free-kick. To give you a reminder of just how dangerous the Serb was over a dead ball, we roll back the years to the night he struck a hattrick of free-kicks to demolish Sampdoria.

ATUL KUMAR MAURYA | 21st April 2020

Stuart Broad’s 8-FER In Ashes 2015: The Performance Of A Lifetime

In an evenly poised Ashes series, Stuart Broad produced a bowling masterclass, ripping through the Australian batting with a spellbinding 8/15 on the day. Simply unforgettable.

HARSHAVARDHAN GHADGE | 14th April 2020

MESUT ÖZIL: AS REMEMBERED BY THE MADRIDISTAS

Looking back at the artistry and finesse of Mesut Özil during his time at Real Madrid, who made dropping jaws and reigning over world football as its outstanding creator a habit.

ATUL KUMAR MAURYA | 10th April 2020

ANIL KUMBLE: A BOWLER’S DREAM AND A BATSMAN’S NIGHTMARE

While Anil Kumble’s accolades speak for themselves, the legendary leggie’s greatest achievement is the fact that he had an inimitable style and he changed the game by doing things his own way.

MAX LOMBARDIA | 7th April 2020

IN IT FOR THE GLORY, NOT THE HONOR MENTION: THE DEL PIERO DIARIES

Alessandro Del Piero was one of those players that don’t come around too often. Capable of doing it all and more on the pitch, we hark back to the days when the Juve icon made the world dream.

KUSHAGR DIXIT | 4th April 2020

CHAMINDA VAAS: SWIMMING AGAINST THE CURRENT

Emerging from a spin-friendly nation, Chaminda Vaas burst onto the scene with a rare flair for pace and bid farewell to it as a cricketing great. We reminisce about a man who made a habit of breaking barriers.

ATUL KUMAR MAURYA | 2nd April 2020

WHEN THE WANKHEDE STOOD STILL: LOOKING BACK AT INDIA’S WORLD CUP GLORY 9 YEARS AGO TODAY

9 years to the day India lifted the World Cup, we walk down memory lane and remember the heroes that built a team that remains immortalized in a tournament that was nothing short of unforgettable

MAX LOMBARDIA | 28th March 2020

A LOVE LETTER TO AZZURRI’S CLASS OF ‘06

Italy’s World Cup winning campaign in 2006 was the stuff of dreams. From Cannavaro’s herculean displays, their extra time heroics against Germany to the iconic final, the Italian job will never be forgotten

KUSHAGR DIXIT | 26th March 2020

HERALDING RAHUL DRAVID: THE STUDENT OF THE GAME WHO BECAME THE MASTER

A silent leader, if there ever was one, Rahul Dravid did his talking on the pitch, inspiring a generation through a lesson in persistence, finesse and an untouchable legacy.

MAX LOMBARDIA | 22nd March 2020

REMEMBERING KAKÁ: THE PORTRAIT OF A GENIUS

Whether it’s his stunning footwork, his electric pace or his iconic celebration, Kaká was one of those players that made you fall in love with the beautiful game and remains an icon forever.

ATUL KUMAR MAURYA \ 11th December 2019

WIMBLEDON 2009 MEN’S SINGLES FINAL: ONE FOR THE AGES

Relive 2009 with Roger Federer and Andy Roddick producing one of the greatest Wimbledon Men’s Singles finals ever at the AELTC.

KABIR ALI \ 29th November 2019

DALGLISH’S CLASS OF ’91 IS THE BLUEPRINT FOR KLOPP’S MENTALITY GIANTS TO WATCH THE THRONE

The last time Liverpool won 12 out of their first 13 games was during the 1990/91 season with Kenny Dalglish on the touchline. In a season that ultimately finished with the Reds in dire straits, Klopp will keep history in mind and stay mindful of the challenges that await him in this marathon for the Premier League.

KUSHAGR DIXIT \ 12th November 2019

KRISHNAMACHARI SRIKKANTH: HOW TO OPEN WITH STYLE

Turning back the clocks to Krishnamachari Srikkanth’s life and times in the Indian colors as a swashbuckling opener, a serial winner both on and off the pitch and a man that always put a smile on everyone’s faces.

AVICHAL GUPTA \ 20th October 2019

TURNING BACK THE CLOCKS TO INDIA’S HISTORIC FIRST WIN AGAINST AUSTRALIA

With a Richie Benaud-inspired Australia team dominating world cricket, no one gave the Indians a chance. India showed their mettle and turned the Aussies over for the first time in their history, changing Indian cricket forever.

KUSHAGR DIXIT \ 16th September 2019

The Match That Saved Test Cricket

Rewinding the clocks to the famous ‘tied test’  between Australia and West Indies in 1960 rekindled the public’s affinity with Test cricket.

AVICHAL GUPTA \ 16th September 2019

THE 1968 US OPEN: A NEW CHAMPION, A NEW ERA

Examining the first US Open in the Open Era, how it blurred the lines between professionals and amateurs and how Arthur Ashe overcame tricky challenges to lift the coveted title in its most significant edition of all time.