After travelling thousands of kilometres by road over 40 hours to meet a temperamental rival who wouldn’t let volcanic ash come between him and the title, Vishwanathan Anand has been crowned the world chess champion once again.
The soft, self-effacing Spain-based Indian has been there, done that and won the laurel before, of course. But it is still worth asking: is the 40-year-old Anand the greatest sportsman India has produced? Greater than Sachin Tendulkar? Greater than Leander Paes? Greater than Pankaj Advani?
Or, are all of them great in their own ways?
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