AUS 1-1 IND T20 series, my observations. Positives Shikhar Dhawan (58), Virat Kohli (65) and Dinesh Karthik (52) shine with the bat bigtime. Their impact can be seen from the fact that the next best batting average came from Rohit … Continue reading Cricket: The good, neutral and the ugly .. from the Australia 1-1 India T20 series
My ratings (out of 10) for the Indian Test team after a tightly contested series at South Africa. BCCI : 1/10 It all came down to 73 runs. Just 73 runs. Yes, that was the margin between India losing and … Continue reading Cricket: Rating India’s Test team vs South Africa in the 1-2 series loss
The last time Australia landed in India to play a series (barely six months ago!!) Maxwell mocked Virat’s shoulder injury, Jadeja and Wade got involved in a slanging duel, Smith called Vijay a ‘cheat’, Virat caught Smith illegally seeking DRS … Continue reading Cricket: Ind vs Aus – Expect Centuries, Close Chases, Cracker Contests & Controversies
Welcome to the BCCI mess and laughter show, that occurred in June – July 2017 with the excuse of selecting a new head coach. A comical process that took our cricket back by exactly one year! Joke 1: BCCI set … Continue reading Cricket: 20 Jokes – The BCCI Laughter challenge show!
India’s scintillating march to the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 final got me glued to the television entire event. Since I live in Singapore, the NRIs here are spared from the non-stop bombardment of television ads and running tickers during the … Continue reading Food: When Virender Sehwag sold me Ethiopian food
Ever since the Kumble Kohli breakdown in relations became public, media and social media, assuming on face value, have gone to town painting Kumble as the saintly figure while Kohli as the arrogant, egoistic brat who only wants his way, … Continue reading Cricket: Ten insider reasons why Kohli & Kumble had to part ways
India’s humiliating loss to Pakistan in the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 final can be post mortem-ed down to one statistic – 13 wides and 3 no-balls bowled. That’s 16 extra deliveries, most of which would have yielded extra runs. That … Continue reading Cricket: Is it time for Team India to look beyond Jadeja and Ashwin in LOIs?
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