Sportsmanship in the heat of battle elevates a captain

The great missions of sport, its values, its hopes, its ideals are engraved on school walls, written into club mottos, spoken of at pre-game speeches, quoted in books, voiced in movies.

Integrity, we preach. Honesty, we ask. Sportsmanship, we hope. But winning always wins.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 12, 2018, with the headline 'Sportsmanship in the heat of battle elevates a captain'. Print Edition | Subscribe