My five preview points wrt Team India’s Sydney test match starting tomorrow… 5. Sydney woes Sydney has been a painful hunting ground for India over the decades. Biased umpiring (and some inept fielding/captaincy) has denied the men in blue (what … Continue reading Cricket: India’s lineup, mental disintegration & five observations from Sydney test buildup
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!
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
Harsha Bhogle sack vs Ravi Shastri sack Indians are so obsessed with worshiping stars and hating authorities that the end objective is often missed out. Few months ago, social media was up in arms on Harsha Bhogle’s sacking from the … Continue reading Ravi Shastri denied re-selection reeks of unfairness & bickering camps
The Indian squad which had won the Prudential World cup in 1983 had a large share of multi skilled players – Mohinder Amarnath, Sandeep Patil, Kapil Dev, Kirmani, Kirti Azad, Madan Lal, Roger Binny and Ravi Shastri. All the said players could effectively do their prime trade properly and also contribute in another trade. I stayed away from terming them as all-rounders, cause purely by definition, only Kapil Dev fulfilled the could be termed so. In my books, an all-rounder is one who has ability to score 50 runs in an ODI / 100 runs in a test innings and … Continue reading India can’t escape grooming all-rounders
One a rare Saturday in my life, I had one thing in common with Sunny Gavaskar, David Lloyd & Naseer Hussain – none of us had ever seen Ajinkya Rahane bat before! What we all saw – the composure while … Continue reading Raha-ne de England
The Lord’s Test finished with all of England happy. There was no Krishnamachari Srikanth smoking at the balcony of the ‘homeEngland of cricket’; no bare-chested Sourav Ganguly wildly swinging his jersey, mouthing expletives; no umpiring controversies and MSD bravado helping … Continue reading From PK to KP, Broad to Ishant