Catastrophe 2019 Ignore the amount of ‘excess cricket; groans you hear from Indian fans across the year; a World Cup exit still remains a catastrophe. For the next three days, social media and mainstream media will erupt with post-mortem analysis, … Continue reading Cricket: Gone in 45 mins, Team India we still love you to bits
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
After a heart stopping, one run differentiating, last ball thriller final at Hyderabad, the Indian Premier League concluded its tenth year of existence yesterday night. Cricket has never been the same again; since April 2008. IPL’s impact to the game … Continue reading Cricket: Eight unique things which make IPL the best amongst sporting events
As I write, India, the Asia cup holders, have clocked ten wins out of eleven T20 games in 2016 and are out and out favourites for WC T20. What makes Team India invincible? INVINCIBLE IN T20? It may sound pre-mature … Continue reading What makes India’s T20 team seem invincible?
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
Sreenath Aravind was surprised to hear he was selected to play for India in the first two ODIs vs England – according to reports. Surprised! This is an emotion you attach with an unexpected event. An event when you are not sure you are ready and deserve to be part of the event. The left arm medium pacer was possibly shocked too. Even if he was not, he surely sent his followers in a state of shock, post the announcement. Playing for the Royal Challengers Bangalore, he gave away 249 runs off his 24 overs in the recently concluded CLT20 … Continue reading IPL becoming shortcut for India cap
The murmur is that MS Dhoni’s real test of captaincy starts now, post T20 WC disaster and amidst public expectations, which never seem to lower. The four ODIs at West Indies seem nothing more than a full stop to a … Continue reading Jive on the Carribean beat – Review of the WI – Ind series
The opening bars deserve the name of a 19 yr old girl from Hissar, Haryana – Saina Nehwal. And we all wish, back home, the Indian media and people are giving her the due attention and adulation. The world’s seventh … Continue reading Sports through the “Humour Eye”