It’s Not Cricket

Over the years Bill Woodfull’s famous expression from the Adelaide test of the now infamous 1933 Bodyline series has stood for everything unsportsmanlike. A game built on the traditions of British Raj, Cricket originated to represent everything true and honest. Incidents such as Bodyline in 30s, the underarm bowling incident orchestrated by Chappell brothers in […]

Our obsession with the 100th 100

कब बनेगा शतको का शतक? (आज तक, 193 times since Feb’11) Ever since end of February 2011 all of us have been waiting for Sachin to score that century. Personally I have been counting every run of his backwards from 100, from the 16 left against Pakistan at Mohali to the 27 left at Melbourne […]

टेस्ट क्रिकेट का अंत… या शुरुआत?

आने वाला है क्रिकेट इतिहास का एक अमर क्षण जब होने चलते स्वयं के टेस्ट के पूरे दो हज़ार रन, १८७७ मैं शुरू हुई थी जो प्रथा २०११ मैं क्या हो गयी है इसकी व्यथा. अंग्रेजो ने नीव रखी क्रिकेट के खेल की खेल खेल मैं उन्होंने फैलाई सभ्यता ब्रिटेन की, शुरू मैं था बस […]

खेल,इन्टरनेट और हम

कुछ बाराह साल का था मैं, जब मैंने पहली बार भगवान् को देखा, वो नीले रंग का मुकुट पहेनता था अपने घुंघराले बालो के ऊपर, और एक भारी लकड़ी की गदा थी उसके पास, और अपने चमत्कार से वोह दुनिया के सबसे महान गेंदबाजों का नाश कर रहा था. उस साल था विश्व कप के […]

Its Prayer Time…!!!

No pre-match discussions, no predictions, no prophecies, its time to prayLet us pray so that we don’t become Sri Lankan Lion’s prey; A prayer from heart is what they say, will help the Men in Blue save,but don’t let the prayer be too strong,as the Blue may become darker and the colour a lil wrong; […]

Back to DADAGiri!!!

Sourav Ganguly is back. But how can a person who was dropped on charges of underperforming, come back to Indian team. His recall is strange but still an expected event. Presence of Vengsarkar in the selection panel means there are now more power centers in the Indian cricket team other than the captain and coach. […]

Hu Ha India…gaya India!!!

I don’t know why we always pin hopes on our boys. Maybe its blind optimism. Maybe it’s the hope that show us( or the ads). Anyway South Africa tours have been generally this way only. 157 run loss is just the first in series. I don’t see the tide turning anyway further in the competition.So […]

Another Sachin and Kambli !!!

Just came across this article from Mohandas Menon, Sachin-Kambli record eclipsed When about 19 years back two Acherakar boys from Mumbai’s Shardashram had a 664 run partnership noone would have thought that one of them would be then would go on to become Sachin Tendulkar. The thing is that one of them was Sachin Tendulkar […]