Misbah

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It’s March 30. Not 2017. 2011. Mohali is screaming. Lungs are bursting. The sun is shining. But the weather isn’t sweet. TV screens, across the host nation and its neighbouring one, are showing one broadcast and one broadcast alone. India...
An alluring question that often bogs the mind is should Cricket have a gender? Or, what gender might Cricket think of itself as having? Now if Cricket were to be skewed to a gender and if at all, that...
It's Rawalpindi, March 2000. Pakistan square off against Sri Lanka. And somehow, manage to lose. By a painful margin of 2 wickets. Theirs is a side with batting heavyweights. Saeed Anwar. Inzamam-ul-Haq. Aamer Sohail. Mohd. Yousuf. Some 23000 runs...
Most certainly, when you open an iron-cage that contains a menacing bull, anywhere in Spain, chances are, the fierce animal will come hard, straight to the matador. Where else would it go? But when a creature feisty as Spanish...
The sun is shining, the weather is sweet. Long texts are drab, it's all about the tweet. Let 'em say all they want; don't hold yourself back West Indies. How would've Tony Cozier reacted when the home side recently...
In a country where the surname Goswami spruces up an immensity of sudden reaction that you might not be accustomed to seeing, remotely connected in any way to the world of sports, least of all- Cricket, Jhulan has climbed...
16,000 international runs, 38 centuries, 2 triple hundreds and now, in addition to an outgrown stubble, that could become a beard- nearly 10 million Twitter followers. That's more than the population of Sweden + Norway. Gosh, how does Virender...
Dravid finally earned it. But only after retiring. Laxman's earned it as well. Despite the BCCI not conferring upon him a farewell that was lavished on others he played alongside. Kallis? Probably wouldn't care too much. To many, quite...
Cricket never quite ceases from surprising us. Often, in a manner, you'd liken to a bull offering its own horns to the spectators before the crowds run for cover with the beast uncaged. Right from the purview of rewarding...
A Test bowling average that stands at par with the legendary Andy Roberts and fares better than the likes of Srinath, Steve Harmison and, compatriots- Mitchell Johnson and Brett Lee. A miserly economy rate, more economical than the likes...