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
While Kolkata celebrated India’s first pink ball day night test match with a lot of enthusiasm and India kept flying high in the World Test Championship table, there are enough doubts to suggest that pink ball day night test cricket in its current form may not be enough to revive test cricket. Continue reading Cricket: Red or Green for Pink ball test cricket?
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
There is a lot of media pressure on the Indian cricket team management to drop Vijay Shankar and play Rishabh Pant. People on social media (generally the lowest denominator of quality discussions) have gone berserk creating one mocking meme after … Continue reading Cricket: Should Team India drop Vijay Shankar for Rishabh Pant?
India’s decimation of Pakistan in Cricket World Cup 2019.. A post mortem of all the on-field and off–field happenings! 1. Vice Captain Rohit Sharma really could have made 250 runs all by himself today.. but just got bored. 2. While … Continue reading Cricket: India vs Pak WC 2019 .. what you may have missed!
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!
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