Bhuvneshwar Kumar – a moment of calmness amidst the Kohli storm

When Rohit Sharma tossed the ball to Bhuvneshwar Kumar in the last over of the 3rd T20I against South Africa, the match was hanging in the balance. It shouldn’t have been but a certain Christiaan Jonker decided to go bonkers at the Indian bowling. Shardul Thakur looked flummoxed. Jasprit Bumrah, uneasy. Bhuvi walked to his... Continue Reading →


Sir Ravindra Jadeja’s Excalibur: It cuts. It cuts deep

November 5, 2009 brings back bittersweet memories for every Indian cricket fan. In a cliff-hanger against the mighty Australians, Sachin Tendulkar produced a modern age classic. Chasing 351 runs to win, Tendulkar scripted an epic knock of 175. But India fell short. India fell heartbreakingly short. India lost the game by mere three runs. The superhero's... Continue Reading →

500th Test, the Monk’s cap and a ’90s Test cricket loving hopeless hipster

First things first, Kane Williamson will become one of the finest modern era captains. Not that he has much competition but the diminutive Kiwi displayed immense leadership to snatch the control from India on Day 1 at Kanpur. Then again, he might end up being whitewashed in this series. Test cricket is back in India and... Continue Reading →


Rahul Dravid – a flop mentor but the one that Team India needs

2013 - Play-offs 2014 - Group stage 2015 - Play-offs 2016 - Group stage That's Rahul Dravid's CV as a coach/mentor. Add a Champions League final loss and a defeat in the World Cup U-19 final to that. The problem with Dravid, the mentor, is that his teams don't win trophies. In fact, when the... Continue Reading →


MS Dhoni and his race to the finish

As Jaspreet Bumrah walked away after the 19th over, Virat Kohli ran up to Hardik Pandya. Kohli left after a couple of pats on his back. Suresh Raina arrived. After a brief neck massage, Ashish Nehra was in his ears. By the time Pandya reached MS Dhoni, everyone had a twitchy bum. They knew what... Continue Reading →


Virat Kohli vs Sachin Tendulkar – the greatness debate

India loves Virat Kohli. India loves Sachin Tendulkar. And India loves to argue So, it's time we declare the house open for the engrossing - "Is Kohli better than Tendulkar?" - debate. I never understood how two players playing different roles can be compared. I never found a common yardstick because the variables - conditions,... Continue Reading →


World Cup 2015: Time to Bleed Blue…Again

Defending Champions -- sounds like a joke. Has any defending champion ever entered the World Cup as the least favourites to retain the trophy? It's depressing to watch the current Indian cricket team play. They are in shambles right now and going into the World Cup, this is the worst preparation ever. Forget winning, India... Continue Reading →


David Warner – Time to bell this Goliath

"When I went over to say something to him, he sort of said something in their language and I said 'speak English' because, if you're going to say something for me to understand, theoretically I cannot speak Hindi..." - That's what happened between David Warner and Rohit Sharma last Sunday. "So I did the polite thing... Continue Reading →


How is my hero in real life? I don’t care

"What is Rahul Dravid in real life?" - I don't know. As a cricketer, brilliant but I have no clue how he is in his real life. The above question is from a post in People ask a lot of questions on Quora and interestingly, it seems to have an answer to everything. So, when... Continue Reading →


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