Browsing All posts tagged under »Sachin Tendulkar«

He came, He Shaw, He conquered

November 21, 2013


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


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 […]

Not bad for a 90-year-old

November 9, 2012


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 […]

Gearing up for Boxing Day – II

December 24, 2011


On the Indian front My friend and esteemed co-journalist Megha Kuchu has picked her five players, young guns, who will have a key role to play in the series. She lists Gautam Gambhir, Virat Kohli, R Ashwin, Rohit Sharma and Umesh Yadav. Considering that Gambhir, Sehwag, Dravid, Tendulkar, Laxman and Dhoni are sure starters along […]

A festive whitewash, the almost glorius french, a mancunian party and an unnoticed debut century

October 26, 2011


Team India comfortably romped home 5-0. But as Sharda Ugra rightly pointed out in ‘Beware the euphoria of a whitewash’ and said ‘If anyone thinks India have righted the wrongs of the summer in England with the result in the home ODI series, they need to think again’. On home soil, the team is a […]

Dravid’s impeccable feat

July 28, 2011


Try to recall when was the last time you saw Rahul Dravid score a century and eventually India ended up losing. Not many results popping, aren’t they? Dravid’s 33rd century was the only second instance when India has lost a test after witnessing the crafty right-hander stroke his way to a ton. Previously, Dravid’s 118 […]

Tossing Up – India vs England preview

July 21, 2011


In 2007, India toured England after a humiliating first round exit in the World Cup and the English were whitewashed 5-0 in the 2006-07 Ashes in Australia. But this year, India has won the World Cup and England retained the Ashes beating Australia 3-1 after 24 years in Australia. In these four years Australian domination […]