Oct
14

Hope

Circa – 1989 India Vs Pakistan. The little boy wonder, all of 16 at the crease in Sialkot – final test – India looking to seek a draw. Knocked out by a bouncer, shirt full of blood, refused medical assistance and hit a solid 57. In the process along with Sidhu, helped India draw a… Continue reading »

Jul
27

The Impossible

Yeah I’m bored – bored of cricket! It has never happened in my 19 years of following this game that I’ve not followed a match – that too a match involving India and a test match! I’ve always been glued in – to the radio, to the television, to the news, to the internet at… Continue reading »

Feb
16

The Love Affair Continues…

Between VVS Laxman and Eden, between VVS Laxman and us fans. I’ve been a huge fan of the Fab Four – The God, The Wall, The Prince and The Very Very Special Man. And now add the brave openers Gambhir and Sehwag. If the Prince was still around the batting line-up would be perfect –… Continue reading »

Feb
09

Ind-SA First Test Post-Mortem – Twitter Style

Selectors Goof-Up #Fail Old war horse Kallis’s century  and Amla’s double hundred #Pass Non-performance of Indian bowlers #Fail Lack of support to Zaheer #Fail Fielding a 3rd string batting line-up against one of the best pacemen in the world #Fail Lack of runs from an experienced opening duo #Fail Sehwag-Badri batting in first innings #Pass… Continue reading »

Feb
05

Battlefield Nagpur

The series is being touted as the Championship series where the current No.1 and No. 2 test sides in the world will be at their wits end to conquer each other. However, both the sides are entering the series with their own share of troubles. India taking field without Dravid against a team with a… Continue reading »

Jan
14

What draws a fan to watch the game..

Not the star players, not the big names, not the international stage, not the corporate franchises, not the big auctions, not the coloured clothing, not the half-clothed cheerleaders, not the millions spent on marketing gimmicks, not the shortened versions but the most basic need – “An equal contest between the bat and the ball.” The… Continue reading »

Jan
12

Best of the Decade – Indian Test Bowling Performances

This one was due 10 days back! Reasons for delay not being reported here cause I don’t want to spoil the mood as we go down the memory lane again. Even though it is the batsmen who rule the roost, I’ve firmly believed that to win a test match you need to take 20 wickets.… Continue reading »

Dec
30

The Best of the Decade – Test Innings by an Indian Batsman

  This post was picked for Blogadda’s Top 25  posts of 2010 for the Spicy Saturday Picks    This post was picked for Blogadda’s Spicy Saturday Picks  (In no specific order of preference)   1. 167, V.V.S Laxman – SCG, 2000   If you ever wondered how did Laxman learn to weave his magic wand on 14Mar,2001… Continue reading »

Dec
29

The Best of the Decade – Cricket Series

This is going to be one long post. The year end brings lots of memories – the decade even more. Tried to pick the best of what lies in my memory. 1. India Vs Australia – 2001 This has to be undoubtedly the series of the decade and the best in the history of Cricket!… Continue reading »

Dec
06

And we are No.1

Not justified? Why should anyone justify – ICC put a ranking system in place 8 years back agreeable to all test playing nations and we passed through that system to gain the top spot. So all those who are shouting hoarse as to how India does not deserve to be at the top, please shout… Continue reading »

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