Sporting Life

On hardy Aussie soil finally blooms an Indian dream

As words go in sport, "earn" has an imposing weight. It is short, muscular and unfussy. It is a word which suggests no one is entitled to victory, that in competition there are no favours, that no bonus points are given just because you tried.

No, to earn is to acquire through merit.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 08, 2019, with the headline 'On hardy Aussie soil finally blooms an Indian dream'. Print Edition | Subscribe