NL Playoffs Ep 5: India vs England Test, Ronaldo's return, US Open

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NL Playoffs Ep 5: India vs England Test, Ronaldo's return, US Open
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In this episode of NL Playoffs, hosts Aniketh and Gowtham speak with fellow Newslaundry subscriber Abhijeet and Newslaundry writer Anand Vardhan about Cristiano Ronaldo’s return to Manchester United. While Gowtham reckons Ronaldo won’t be as good as he used to be given his advancing years, Aniketh argues that the former Real Madrid Juventus starman is the leader that Manchester United needed. Anand agrees with parts of both Gowtham and Aniketh’s arguments.

Talking about the drama at the Italian Grand Prix, where title contenders Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton knocked each other out of the race resulting in Mclaren’s Daniel Ricciardo and Lando Norris securing the top two places on the podium.

The panel then discuss the India vs England Test series. Here, Anand shares his views about the generational gap in cricket and how new players are different from those of the olden days.

Abhijeet is keen to talk about the US Open and how Emma Raducanu won the women’s championship after coming in ranked 150th in the world. The panel also dabble into that old debate: who is better tennis player, Novak Djokovic or Roger Federer?

Tune in.

Timecodes

0:22 - Introduction

4:10 - Football

12:01 - Formula 1

16:56 - India vs England

44:27 - US Open

1:05:53 - Recommendations

Recommendations

Anand

Beyond A Boundary

Abhijeet

Go!: India's Sporting Transformation

Open

Novak Djokovic and The Power of Now

Aniketh

How Rohit Sharma changed his game to the point of almost being unrecognisable

Sport Explained: Para Athletics

‘Football Is Like Food’: Afghan Female Soccer Players Find a Home in Italy

Gowtham

Explained: How back-spin makes Jasprit Bumrah’s reverse-swinging deliveries almost unplayable

Game of Bumrah: How an offcutter from Jasprit Bumrah beat England at Lord's

Recorded and produced by Brien Benny, edited by Umrav Singh.

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