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The next time you take a risk, and wish to trust your “gut feeling” and want to believe what your instinct says, just go for it. A small-town boy, Mahendra Singh Dhoni

Mahendra Singh Dhoni: “Always my Captain”

As much I owe the great game for making me realize how important being fair is, yesterday, I did stop to ponder if the...
India v Pakistan

India and Pakistan cricket: A step forward, yet a million back

Being a Bangalorean through and through, I had the dubious privilege to watch the last time India and Pakistan played each other in a...
Mohammad Asif

Mohammad Asif vying for a return to international cricket

Pakistan cricket is an enigma. They produce some of the most exciting talents on some days and come out with some of the biggest...
Cricket journalist

Does Cricket still exist for the common man?

Former BBC journalist James Astill is perhaps the only one who has probed this question in the past. Through his book on Cricket –...
Preston Mommsen of Scotland

Preston Mommsen retirement only evidence of ‘exclusivity membership’ in world cricket

When Scotland skipper Preston Mommsen announced his retirement, there were a few who questioned his decision to retire. Of course, it was the Scotland...
Gautam Gambhir

Is it the end of the road for Gautam Gambhir in Tests?

A Test needed saving. The team needed someone to bat out for four hours. Once upon a time the Indian team needed to bat...
Hardik Pandya

Was adding Hardik Pandya to the Test squad really a good idea?

Selection and rejection of players in Indian cricket is a strange affair. It is believed in India that starting early makes a better player...
Bangladesh

Bangladesh cricket is still the ‘boys among the men’ in international cricket

For any Englishman in Mirpur, the conditions can be quite ghastly. When Jake Ball chanced his arm in the first ODI, many viewers could...
Virat Kohli with MS Dhoni

With due respect to MS Dhoni, it’s time to pass the baton to Virat...

India have done well in the Test series against New Zealand at home. Virat Kohli led the team from the front as they whitewashed...
Gautam Gambhir

Will Gautam Gambhir make the playing XI in the 2nd Test on his 2nd...

Form is temporary, but class is permanent. But what when both form and class are present in an individual? Yes, we are talking about...