Few cricketers have had such a tremendous impact on their team the kind Ben Stokes has had on England over the years. After all, the explosive English all-rounder has almost single-handedly won countless games for his team across formats...
It’s November 1999. We are at the Gabba. The ball is swinging and the runs are coming by. Somehow. Amidst loud cheer- customary to Australia as is beer during summer- there’s anticipation and thrill. Ponting has just been dismissed. He failed to trouble the...
Cricket is known to reward perseverance highly. In what ultimately pans out as a tug of war between the bat and ball, is at a psychological level, a warfare involving the mind. Even when the body tires out, battling immensity...
  Fire and Ice. Such a cliche. Like the name of pub or a disco or perhaps even, a headline of a cheesy ad for some liquor. But it defines Virat Kohli today. From the time he was a very young man,...
It's not always that a Cheteshwar Pujara manages to make news. But when he does, one's assured, it lasts for a while. Just how many batsmen would you recollect to have scored between 5-7 first-class double centuries? Furthermore, how many...
To sledge is no cardinal sin. Many have uttered few nosy limericks in their attempts to make a splash of batsmen’s holy grail- the three stumps that a willower vows to defend- only to have had their bums severed...
About a year back, the West Indies fielded a relatively young but excruciatingly B-grade side on their tour to Zimbabwe. It would also feature Sri Lanka. But even before setting afoot in Africa, Windies would lose their most premier...
It was March 18, 2015. Sydney was going wild. Even before a ball was bowled, you could sense the quarter final was building up like the nervy opening minutes of a jam packed Metallica concert. With Steyn, Morkel and...
  Chances are, Jack Kallis will never command the number of fans Tendulkar does. There lurks in broad daylight a mortal danger of Kallis being outnumbered by Brian Lara or Ricky Ponting-fans. In all these years of Cricket having known this...
“Your hardest times often lead to the greatest moments of your life. Keep going. Tough situations build strong people in the end.” ― Roy Bennett  For someone who has seen his father , his own role-model commit suicide, life hasn't been particularly...