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Ashwin strikes back

April 29, 2014

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A piece on R Ashwin written during the World T20, with some updates. When the New Year dawned for R Ashwin, the tag of spin spearhead of the Indian team was cast in a spell of doubt for the spinner. With forgettable outings in South Africa and New Zealand, Ashwin faced a lean patch that […]

He came, He Shaw, He conquered

November 21, 2013

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A piece on Prithvi Shaw, after his record breaking Harris Shield innings He stands just a bit over five feet, but 14-year-old Prithvi Shaw stood tall at Azad Maidan on Wednesday. The diminutive teenager, playing for Rizvi Springfield (Bandra), etched himself a name in the hallowed school of Mumbai cricket, with blazing knock of 546 […]

The master takes a final bow

November 16, 2013

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It was inevitable. If it did not sink in when the announcement came on October 10, it should at least start from today. Sachin Tendulkar walked off the field for one last time. Sachin Tendulkar has retired. At the end of the 47th over, Mohammed Shami’s in-swinger knocked Shannon Gabriel’s middle stump to give India an […]

If I don’t get wickets, have something to work on: Ashwin

August 18, 2013

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Off-spinner R Ashwin is gearing up for fresh battles after a well-deserved break from India duties. The 26-year-old spoke on the sidelines of the all-India Buchi Babu tournament where he is leading the Tamil Nadu Cricket Association XI. You were rested for the tour to Zimbabwe, after the Champions Trophy and West Indies tri-series triumphs. […]

When Lata Mangeshkar came to BCCI’s rescue

June 25, 2013

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Just as MS Dhoni laid his hands on the gleaming World Cup and confetti filled the air at the Wankhede Stadium in 2011, the BCCI was quick to announce a handsome reward of Rs.1 crore each to the 15 players in the team. The reward was later doubled to Rs.2 crore per player amidst speculations […]

Underdog title took pressure off us: Srikkanth

June 25, 2013

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’83 winner and opener on the victory It’s unbelievable that 30 years have passed since that remarkable day in Lord’s. India had beaten two-time defending champions West Indies to lift the World Cup in 1983. It was one of the biggest upsets in cricket and one which changed the face of cricket in this country […]

Not bad for a 90-year-old

November 9, 2012

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In a moment of nostalgia, Sachin Tendulkar recalled his meeting with Sir Donald Bradman when he was conferred with the Order of Australia. “I was invited along with Shane Warne to wish Sir Bradman on his 90th birthday.” “Warnie and I were so tense, we didn’t know how to react,” he said. Revealing their modus operandi […]