Happy New Year! It’s 2018. And a year Russia will proudly host the FIFA Football World Cup – the world’s biggest (sporting or non-sporting) extravaganza. The highlight of the year 2018, for sure. Less than five months to go. 148 … Continue reading Football: FIFA World Cup – Rewind down the memory lane
The world number one test cricket team won ten of the 13 matches in the just concluded home season, 2016/17. Numerous records have been shattered by all-rounders Ashwin and Jadeja; Umesh Yadav, KL Rahul and Wriddhiman Saha had come of … Continue reading Cricket: Ranking Virat’s players in their ‘La Decima’ home test season 2016-2017
India won a fascinating Test series vs England 4-0 with five starting players injured, four tosses lost, thrice the opposition scoring 400 or more scores, two innings defeats and one Test drawn. Ask any fan and if Men in Blue start a … Continue reading Cricket: India are worthy No. 1 ranked test team away from home too
It’s a matter of surprise that India are wining Tests vs a top-notch English team despite dropping four catches per test, three top players sitting out injured per game, two batsmen failing per innings and at least one DRS review … Continue reading Cricket: Ravichandran Ashwin is easily the best test player of 2016
In a tournament which was threatened by Parisian floods (at the start), new set of rules, Russian fans misbehaving , Sergio Busquets misplacing a pass (yes, he is human too!) vs Czech Republic and Croatia captain Darijo Srna flying back … Continue reading Euro 2016: Best players from each Group after first round of matches
The 44 day and 49 matches long World Cup 2015 played in Australia-New Zealand finally came to an end. Australia deservingly made a collage of trophies with all of them won on different continents, as the World Cup saw its … Continue reading 5 things at the 2015 World Cup that left us stumped
One feels that unless the likes of Ashok Dinda, Manoj Tiwary, S Badrinath, Abhinav Mukund and Ajinkya Rahane start visiting unisex parlours and score TRP soaring stunts in IPL, they are not likely to have any future in our test … Continue reading A SLAP TO FORM, FITNESS, FIELDING, FUTURE & FIRST CLASS CRICKET
Reflecting on the unbelievable set of results which have taken place in the current (2011-2012) cricket season and wonders whether bookies are the only species making hay in the sun. The ICC world cup was the last tournament, where the … Continue reading ARE ALL CRICKET MATCHES GETTING FIXED?
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?
The experts conclusions after the recent cricket exchanges between India and England are that England are a poor ODI team and India are traditionally unbeatable at home. Logically, both the theories are out of place. England are the number one … Continue reading Welcome to "Mahi-Land"