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
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
Our cricket team needs to be thankful to Anna Hazare, Kiran Bedi and their anti-corruption movement. New Delhi’s Ramlila Maidan has taken away all camera lenses from our under-performing multi-millionaires and spared them of an extended, painful, never ending post … Continue reading One Dravid, ten Goliaths & five redemption ODIs
Quiet significantly, the term ‘IPL’ pops up every time India loses a couple of games. It’s like that fat funny chatterbox aunt who’s visited our house, with no signs of departing. As long as she entertains and humors us, we … Continue reading Is IPL responsible for our defeats in England?
‘Attitude’ is the correct word. Ever since India played their first over in NZ 2009, they did take a aggressive bang (Hayden-Gilchrist) approach, and didn’t look back, even after losing the T20s 0-2. And it paid dividends. They convincingly won the ODI series, and the attitude forever put pressure on the NZ bowlers. It then started reaping bonus – on the first day of last test, when the team scored 376 – their highest total on a single test match day. For my generation, it took 4 trips to NZ – 1990, 1998, 2002, 2009 (each trip meant waking at … Continue reading India’s Attitude in the series win at NZ