Cricket

Sports writing

American History X remains one of my all time favorites. And there is a line in the movie which I really love. Derek says it’s always good to end a paper with a quote. He says someone else has already said it best. So if you can’t top it, steal from them and go out […]

Calling Wisden’s bullshit

Had it been printed in TOI, I would not have bothered to respond. However, when a respected publication like The Wisden Almanack says something as outrageous, I think it warrants a few words. And no, it is not about selecting four Englishmen in the top five cricketers of the last year. The piece I am […]

Does India deserve to be number one!

There has been a lot of nonsense written about why India does not deserve to be the best test team in the ICC Rankings. Example¬†here. There have been a lot of rebuttals as well. Example¬†here. This post is yet another rebuttal of the same. Let’s look at batting for a while. In the past three […]

Failed promises

Failed promises – that is what the youngsters in the Indian team are. Not one young player, since Dhoni and Gambhir debuted in 2004, has kept the promise shown in the initial few matches. Ishant has been but a pale shade of the bowler who bowled that amazing over to Ponting during that awesome Oz […]