Rohit Brijnath

In nearly 30 years of sportswriting he has covered the Olympics, Asian Games, cricket World Cups,  tennis Grand Slams and written for newspapers in India and Australia and also for the BBC South-Asia website. He has co-authored a book with Olympic gold medallist Abhinav Bindra and is happiest when visiting bookshops. He also runs very slowly in his spare time.
Xavi Hernandez (with ball) and Andres Iniesta training in Brazil with Spain's national team, then the holders, for the 2014 World Cup. PHOTO: EPA-EFE