Football: Insights from Jonathan Wilson’s book ‘Angels with Dirty Faces’ on Argentina Football

Courtesy a 14inch black & white Sonodyne television and live coverage from Mexico, three decades ago, I got attracted to football thanks to one Diego Armando Maradona and his Argentinian team. They won the World Cup that year, 1986, and … Continue reading Football: Insights from Jonathan Wilson’s book ‘Angels with Dirty Faces’ on Argentina Football

Lionel Messi announces retirement, Must thank Gonzalo Higuain, Heber Lopes and Chokergentina

Lionel Messi announces retirement from international football 27th June 2016 will now be known the day when Lionel Messi choked himself to football retirement from the national team. This came hours after the national team, Argentina, handed over to Chile, … Continue reading Lionel Messi announces retirement, Must thank Gonzalo Higuain, Heber Lopes and Chokergentina

India can’t escape grooming all-rounders

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