The portrait of a hero

On Saturday afternoon, another 43-degree burning summer’s day in Delhi, a lean and lanky young man, standing near the dressing room inside Feroz Shah Kotla, is attracting passersby’s attention with the portrait of Virat Kohli he’s holding up.

Anjalika enters final in ITF U-18 tournament

Anjalika Kurera became Sri Lanka’s lone warrior by entering the final in the ITF Under-18 junior Circuit Tennis Tournament now being held at the SLTA courts. She will meet a player from Korea in the final to be played today. This achievement is believed to be after many years among the girls in the sport. She started as the fifth seed in the girls draw in the first round and earned a comfortable win over a girl from India in the first round, 6-2, 6-2. Anjalika played well in the…

Dream nears for best schoolboy players

Chinthana Jayasinghe, first cricketer from Dharmapala to become the Observer Schoolboy Cricketer of the Year What excitement and enthusiasm is generated when the ‘Schoolboy Cricketer of the Year’ show draws near. The 41st MEGA SHOW, the mother of all shows conducted by the ‘Sunday Observer’ and sponsored by Mobitel will be held soon. With a few more weeks to go for this long awaited show, we continue to take a close look at past winners. Last week we discussed how Thilan Samaraweera was deprived of what would have been a…