When you walk on a tight-rope, balance doesn't just serve as a skill, rather as a potent strength that can save you from the embarrassment of a fall. Nobody wishes to lose a bone. Nobody cherishes the idea of seeing the...
It’s been 25 years since the English cricket team was last dubbed among the top favourites in 50-over Cricket, let alone possessing the coveted ‘favorite’ tag. England had never been termed as the no.1 contenders for an ICC event, even when they...
Cricket’s been kind to the menfolk. Let’s not even get there. Right ladies? With due regard to Cricket’s mighty hitters, timber crushers and those who do both just too well, why’s women’s cricket languishing where it is today? In a game that...
Surely, Michael Hussey doesn't need to sign a cheque using his full name. Or even his initials for that matter. Just the nickname would do. One wonders about the delight in being saluted with a nickname that represents an all-encompassing tribute to...
Mahela was there that day. On May 21, 2017, as Parthiv Patel, nearly dropped half his weight in the nervous, palpable excitement of running out Pune's number 10 on the last delivery of the IPL final, mega convergence happened...
‘’If you can dream it, you can achieve it’’.  Walt Disney’s quote, universally lauded for the motivation it serves, couldn’t spare a young Barbadian boy of its power, who dreamt of playing cricket for his country one day. The boy turned...
How could anything ever come easy for Brian Lara? For someone who, at 8 declared he wanted to be the finest batsman of the world and ended a journey marked by some scintillating highs, it isn't too surprising that...
Whose side are you on? Pune? Or Mumbai? Regardless, it is a big day. May 21, 2017. The players are about to hit the cricketing turf akin to restless fighters being released from a prison cell. The aim? To survive at...
In a platform that perhaps cannot be exactly hailed for indicating the true measure of a talent nor be denied the impact it yields toward improving a team's chances, that Parthiv Patel bludgeoned a whopping 339 in Mumbai Indians’...
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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...