Indias Ishant Sharma (3rd L) celebrates bowling Englands Ian Bell (R) for 1 run during play on the fourth day of the second cricket Test match between England and India at Lord’s cricket ground in London on July 20, 2014 … Continue reading Lord’s wicket, best for cricket
The Indian cricket team is carrying too many out of form players for the sake of star value. MS Dhoni could be seen as a limited overs specialist In the quest to let our poster boys play every game, our … Continue reading Team India: Sowing stars, reaping losses
Sporting teams mired in fixing controversies, historically, end up outperforming in a subsequent sporting event, the flag bearer being Italian football in 2006. Can India replicate the same and bring back smiles on a billion plus faces? The ICC Champions … Continue reading Can India win the 2013 ICC Champions Trophy?
It’s official now, the Indian cricket team is now the new West Indies; a baton which the latter was refusing to share after a decade spent in shambolic displays, internal politics, bickering and searching for excuses. A team reaches this … Continue reading Losers in game, losers by attitude – meet the Indian Cricket Team
India’s much awaited Bollywood movie release, next week, is “Agneepath” (means path of fire) – a remake of the 1990 classic featuring Bollywood’s legendary actor, Amitabh Bachchan. The original was in itself largely inspired by “Scarface” – a 1983 classic featuring Hollywood’s legendary actor, Al Pacino. The producers of the movie chose the Australia vs India series to market their movie. By the time the latest version hits the theatres, India would have further slipped down in esteem, pride and ICC test rankings. It’s a pity that a billion Indian supporters have to go through this “Agony-path”, when more riveting … Continue reading WILL PAKISTAN MAKE MOCKERY OF TEST RANKINGS?
I have watched with amazement how Andrew Symonds has been made to enjoy his time at “Bigg Boss – Season Five” – an Indian based television reality show. Around four years ago he was the country’s top most villain after “Sydneygate … Continue reading Cricket: Ten controversial Aussies who can make to Bigg Boss
So much water has flown between the second and third tests that it comes as a relief that cricket, the sport, will finally take place at Edgbaston. The humiliation at Trent Bridge started the ten days of non-stop bad news. … Continue reading Take inspiration from Perth
Despite their numerous flaws, BCCI’s dictatorial ways of functioning has its positives and they need to be given a pat, once in a while There is little doubt that BCCI deserves more credit than what it gets. This … Continue reading Cricket: In Defence of the Devil