Back in 2001, when Steve Waugh’s men toured India, they were in a similar position as Ponting’s men now. The team was on a roll and had created a record of sorts with their consecutive test wins. It took an epic test match and a monumental innings to put an end to something which had
Shoaib Malik’s comments, first words to the media in fact, after Pakistan lost to India in the T20 final, were on the lines of Islam. He said he wanted to thank the Muslims all over the world. Not everyone was amused. It could mean one of the following things: 1. He wanted to prove that
In a self-service restaurant while I waited for my order, a 30 something man wearing a t-shirt which says: “Wife is like fire. Girlfriend is like water.” Whatever that means. Not far away, another gentleman sporting a t-shirt with the message: “I can give headache to aspirin.” Hmm. *** You notice the cricketers introducing themselves
My article on Anil Kumble’s latest exploits, written specifically for Desicritics.org and crossposted here. *** There are a couple reasons why Anil Kumble comes to my mind every time I walk around M.G.Road in Bangalore. First, there is this road intersection named after him right in the heart of the city. When I first came
My reaction to India’s exit from the World Cup. Written for Desicritics.org, cross posted here. It has been a tough time for Indian Cricket. The last 24 hours or so have showed that how the mighty fall. Defeat becomes less bitter when you try everything that you can to avoid it. Things would have been
Bob Woolmer 1948-2007 You will be missed.
… And for all the wrong reasons. Well at least in the context of this blog post. During the course of the India-Bangladesh world cup tie, a friend messaged me on my mobile, already in sorrow of what was to follow — an Indian defeat. An Indian defeat alright, but one against Bangladesh? Those minnows?