The author has been in sports journalism since 1990 and has written for newspapers like The Statesman, The Hindustan Times and The Tribune. He also served as editor, espnstar.com.
The IPL is a big target, and because of its fat belly, a soft one. It attracts disdain and envy. What makes it worse is that it absorbs all and keeps smiling.
Before the World T20 began, it was all about India vs Pakistan and that hype affected the performance of both teams.
Pakistan must have been over the moon when this whole thing snowballed. Finally, they had India in a corner!
New Zealand became a world power under Martin David Crowe, a mantle and responsibility that has been handed over to more potential stalwarts as Brendon McCullum too signed off.
When Brendon McCullum decided to hang up his boots, it was with quite a lot of regret that cricket fans accepted his decision.
Sri Lanka is at the cusp now. The side that is playing in India now and then travelling to Bangladesh has a little bit of a strange look to it.
The World T20 in India in March and April won’t be a walk in the park for India that we are expecting.
India will always be an enigma, as a nation and as a cricket team. We will be on top the world on one day, down in the dumps on the other.
Fearless and often reckless, Brendon McCullum has often left us asking for more, cursing that his stay on the square was so short.
A cricket match between India and Pakistan has become boring. Such a pity.
India need to have all the components of the game in working order including fast bowlers and five batsmen.
Which of our pitch curators actually know about soil conditions or are educated in such arts?
Australia arrived in India via Dubai the men from Down Under dug deeper in the desert to conquer their spin demons.
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