You are here » Home » Opinion » Columns » Aabhas Sharma
Aabhas Sharma

Aabhas Sharma

Search Columnist


  • Aabhas Sharma: A few good men

    16-09-2016 21:08:00

    This year's EPL is the Woodstock of football and promises to be a rock and roll affair for the next nine months

  • Aabhas Sharma: The great (foot)ball of China

    10-06-2016 22:38:00

    China is methodically and strategically attacking football at different levels

  • Aabhas Sharma: The man who changed football

    25-03-2016 21:47:00

    He wore an unfancied number on the back of his jersey. He lacked the consistency of Pele, the wizardry of Maradona and the flamboyance of George Best, yet Johan Cruyff was nevertheless the most influential football player of all time

  • Aabhas Sharma: Searching for strikers

    31-07-2015 22:40:00

    In football, centre forwards have always been considered the biggest box-office draws. They are idolised far more than players in other positions. As the old maxim goes, "goals win you games" - and it's the forwards' job to get you goals. There's an ...

  • Aabhas Sharma: Country, club and Ronaldo

    05-12-2014 22:38:00

    Breaking records has become Cristiano Ronaldo's favourite pastime. Very few footballers can do everything and Ronaldo is of that rare breed

  • Winning the turf war

    15-11-2014 00:25:00

    The Indian hockey team's stunning Test series win over world champions Australia has sparked hopes of a revival. The Champions Trophy in December will be the real test

  • Books by football legends make for a literary kick-off

    01-11-2014 00:18:00

    The literary season in football is here with Luis Suarez, Roy Keane and Rio Ferdinand discussing their controversial careers

  • Film review: Singham Returns

    16-08-2014 00:16:00

    Singham Returns is typically a Rohit Shetty film - vacuous, cliched and action-filled

  • Ravindra Jadeja: Made for the spotlight

    02-08-2014 00:29:00

    Ravindra Jadeja was supposed to be the all-rounder India was looking for after Kapil Dev retired, says author. But thus far the cricketer has come to be known more for controversy than talent on the f

  • Aabhas Sharma: Transfer travails

    25-07-2014 22:40:00

    The rumours around players being linked to one's club used to be exciting - will he join or won't he? But Twitter has taken away that fun as well

  • What matters to Pele

    22-07-2014 21:25:00

    Read Why Soccer Matters to keep you occupied till the European football season starts. Be warned, though: where Pele is concerned, it's all about Pele

  • Between losses and humiliating defeats

    14-06-2014 00:15:00

    Indian goalkeeper P R Sreejesh has left his past behind with a stellar performance in the World Cup

  • Like it or not, Jwala Gutta's here to play

    30-05-2014 21:02:00

    During India's semi-final against Japan in 2014 Uber Cup last week, it seemed like India's women badminton players would create history

  • FIFA World Cup books: It's a hat-trick

    23-05-2014 22:48:00

    Three must-reads ahead of the football world cup this year

  • How old is Banaras?

    17-05-2014 00:24:00

    Considered one of the oldest cities of the world, new archaeological excavations are going on to determine the actual age of Varanasi