Stand­ing out for in­depth cov­er­age

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The first im­pres­sion of The Sport­star mag­a­zine was when I saw it in the hands of a se­nior player more than two decades ago. And, ever since then, even as I tried to be a com­plete player, there seems to be a con­scious and con­stant ef­fort to en­sure that the mag­a­zine is well and truly a com­plete one too — cov­er­ing every dis­ci­pline with the same em­pha­sis and fo­cus.

Hon­estly, the pas­sion with which I play my game — I can see a sim­i­lar­ity in the way the mag­a­zine is be­ing brought out every time, also tak­ing the qual­ity of re­port­ing to the next level in every is­sue. As a crick­eter, I too look for this kind of im­prove­ment al­ways. The mag­a­zine cov­ers ath­letes of all dis­ci­plines — the young, the tal­ented and the es­tab­lished stars.

In the early days of tele­vi­sion when very few matches were shown whether it was in cricket, hockey,

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bad­minton or ta­ble ten­nis and the gen­eral sports cov­er­age was min­i­mal, it was The Sport­star which stood out for its in­depth cov­er­age.

The ar­ti­cles truly brought out the emo­tions of the sportsper­sons and how they felt dur­ing cer­tain cru­cial sit­u­a­tions. The in­sights are al­ways in­ter­est­ing.

Well, as far as craze for posters from Sport­star is con­cerned, I trea­sured those of Sachin Ten­dulkar and Pete Sam­pras.

Frankly, I am thrilled and ex­cited to be part of this mag­a­zine’s jour­ney and I deem it a priv­i­lege to be fea­tured in this pre­mier sports mag­a­zine.

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