Azharuddin unplugged

Mohammed Azharuddin and I grew up in the same locality – his home was but a minute’s walk away from mine – and went to the same school where he was my younger brother’s classmate. And our careers – his as a cricketer and mine as a sports journalist – …

Asif getting away with a light penalty

Cricket administrators are doing what they are known to do best – drag their feet – instead of giving Pakistan fast bowler Mohammed Asif the two year ban for testing positive for banned substance, Nandrolone, during the inaugural edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) last year. It is most …

The onus will be on Indian batsmen

India does not play in New Zealand often and a lot of fans are basing their worries on the disastrous results from the last trip in 2002-03. But there is reason to believe that the team which is in New Zealand is quite ready to change the trend. It has …

I never became a Murali fan

He got to scale another peak, joining the quintessential left-arm fast bowler Wasim Akram as the world’s most successful wicket-taker in one-day international cricket history with 502 wickets when he claimed Indian ace Yuvraj Singh’s scalp in the third game at the Premadasa Stadium in Colombo on Tuesday. Yet, I …