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There was a time when opinions on the game came only from the informed. It wasn't a rule of sorts; it was just how things were. Those who had knowledge spoke. Those who didn't merely enjoyed the proceedings. Back then, there were no...
10,000 plus ODI runs, a batting average in excess of 51, 10 hundreds, nearly 70 fifties, a strike rate of 88, countless dismissals, lightning fast reflexes, some dropped chances, some white hair as seen the other day in addition...
It’s March 2000. A lanky 19-year old walks out to bat at No. 6 for India. The city of Allahabad is overjoyed to see its son Mohammad Kaif make his Test debut. The script has begun to write itself. 2...
You know him as Bangladesh’s finest export to the game. You know him for being the team’s hero. For die-hard fans, Shakib exemplifies Bangladesh. In fact, during tense situations, Bangladesh becomes Shakib.   But you’ve had it all wrong all this while. You’ve been sold...
July 14, 2018. The West Indies are battling to survive. On Day 2, they seemed certain winners but suddenly, on Day 3, they are clueless. "Is that thing in our hands called a bat?", it seems their batsmen wonder. "What does...
Ever since Kuldeep Yadav has set foot in the UK he has been on fire. These are his match figures in each of the games he has played thus far on the tour: 4/21 v Ireland, 3-16 v Ireland,...
Maxwell seems lacklustre, Tim Paine's failed to get going, there's no sign of Mitchell Marsh, Ashton Agar cannot always pinch-hit and, Shaun Marsh seems clearly overburdened. Australian cricket is at its lowest ebb at present. The ball-tampering scandal ripped the heart...
Back in 2016, a relatively unknown commodity in West Indies cricket arose from obscurity. He had a passport at home. But he also produced one at Sabina Park, Jamaica. That passport got a stamp of approval from none other than Virat Kohli,...

Sir Sunny

1983 may have been just another year for most cricket teams. But it was anything but that for India. In the lexicon of Indian cricket, it signified glory. It ushered in something never experienced before. For a nation starving for global recognition,...
"Transformation is an ongoing process that tends to appear ordinary, when, in fact, something extraordinary is taking place.’’ Close your eyes for some time. Now, try to think of Saurav Ganguly. Which images do you see? The famous shirt wave at the...