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The phenomenon called Afridi

The phenomenon called Afridi

If ever cricket produced a maverick batsman who hasn’t lived up to his potential even after 17 years of top class cricket, it is Shahid Afridi. And does that even slightly bother him? Absolutely not, I can assure you! It ... Read More »

What A Navratri Gift For Gujarat?

Navratri which is celebrated with such fanfare in Gujarat got additional flavor after the son from Saurashtra, Cheteshwar Pujara stamped his authority of an accomplished batsman and announced his arrival in the test cricket with a fantastically made 72 runs, ... Read More »

New Movie Comes To A Sticky Wicket

The director of a new British-Hindi movie was stumped this week after its storyline about cricket match fixing played out on the world stage – for real. Assad Raja was ”totally baffled” by the comparisons between the Pakistan betting scandal ... Read More »

Do We Care For Our Fast Bowlers?

The Indian team that has been announced for the Asia Cup to be played in Sri Lanka has only three fast bowlers and again the selectors have presumed that spin would do the trick for them. Contrast this with the ... Read More »

India is Spineless: Ian Bishop

Ian Bishop former fast bowler who has been one of the tormentors of the Indian batsmen during his heydays seems to have gone too far by saying that India is “spineless”. If it is so, what would one say about ... Read More »

Chin music and facing the music

The terminology of chin music was coined probably during the time when Sourav Ganguly had led the Indian team to Australia and had to face the short pitch bouncers from Glen McGrath, Jason Gillespie, and Brett Lee etc., all. From ... Read More »

Pune and Kochi join IPL party from 2011

After the long wait, the announcement has finally been made – the Indian Premier League is to expand to 10 franchises with the addition of the Pune and Kochi franchises from the 2011 season onwards. The financial might of the ... Read More »

Kings XI Punjab hold nerve in SUPER win

What Yuvraj had not done in last three matches, he has achieved in the third ball of super over with a reverse sweep in the bowling of Muralitharan that gave his team a nerve-cracking win, their first win in this ... Read More »