Browsing All posts tagged under »Brian Lara«

The Imperatives of Tragedy, or why Kallis isn’t great

January 27, 2011 by


It is sometimes difficult to fathom how truly awesome Woody Allen really is. Apart from the latter day paedo-incest charges against him, the man’s range is quite extraordinary. He started off as an outstanding stand-up comedian, but his true mark, as we all know, was made in films. It’s fascinating to see how many amazing […]

The Lara Crunch Innings Urban Legend

December 6, 2010 by


The thousands of man hours spent debating which one is “greater” – Lara or Tendulkar, far outnumber the thousands of runs both those men have scored. And the debates continue. As they would for a qualifier as subjective as “greater”. Both men are inarguably legends, demigods not only in their own countries but throughout the […]

The Other Test Series

November 30, 2010 by


So the much anticipated Ashes series has begun down under, nonetheless the contest in Sri Lanka is still on as well. Impressed with the way things went on the first day as Sri Lanka won the toss and made the decision to bat but were soon made to struggle after their top order collapsed in quick succession […]

Glimmer of Hope Or Is It The Same Old?

November 21, 2010 by


So the first test match begins. It is Monday morning. 12:30 AM Caribbean time,to be precise . More than half of the fans around the region, including myself I will admit, have already erased all expectations of the West Indies being successful and performing brillantly against Sri Lanka for this series. Yet I stay up […]

Looking ahead to the Stanbic 20/20

November 12, 2010 by


Tomorrow (Saturday 13th) sees the start of Zimbabwe’s domestic Twenty20 tournament, and in a country where cricket has had more than its fair share of problems over the past few years it’s a bright spot in the schedule that brings out both the crowds – last year’s final drew a sell-out crowd to Harare Sports […]

In Murali’s Defence

November 11, 2010 by


Few cricketers of the modern era have polarised the game’s fans like Muttiah Muralitharan. Now that he has retired from tests, the consensus in the media seems to be that with 800 test wickets to his credit, his place in cricket’s hall of fame is secure; I agree with this. However, going by the reactions […]