How about some old-fashioned cricket?

The sight of Sachin Tendulkar essaying an impeccable straight drive or a Rahul Dravid dropping a short pitched delivery dead at his feet by getting behind the line or a Sreesanth firing in a yorker that sends a stump cartwheeling or an Anil Kumble flipper trapping a batsman plump in …

The importance of team-work

Rahul Dravid had played an epochal knock of 270 in the final Test at Rawalpindi during India’s tour of Pakistan in 2004, starring in as many as three century partnerships with Parthiv Patel, VVS Laxman and Sourav Ganguly and another stand worth 98 runs with Yuvraj Singh. His fitness played …

Duck this bouncer

Daily newspapers, television channels and bloggers have had a field day over the past few days, arguing for and against former India captains Bishen Singh Bedi and Sunil Gavaskar, after I took a close look at the latter’s role in Indian cricket. Ever since Outlook hit the stands with its …

Too Many Dot Balls

It may be an apocryphal story, but it has been said that Sunil Gavaskar’s own shadow is now scared of him. The players who led the Indian team to swear during the 2003 World Cup that it would boycott Gavaskar (for his scathing comments after the league game defeat to …

The importance of team-work

Rahul Dravid had played an epochal knock of 270 in the final Test at Rawalpindi during India’s tour of Pakistan in 2004, starring in as many as three century partnerships with Parthiv Patel, VVS Laxman and Sourav Ganguly and another stand worth 98 runs with Yuvraj Singh. His fitness played …

Pad Up, Places To Go

The ICC World Cup is but a bad dream now, and with status quo being being re-established vis-a-vis our Bangla neighbours, Team India has got back some of its spunk. At least enough to put its foot down on who should bear that gigantic cross, take on the mantle of …