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MS Dhoni: An Assured Level-5 Leader

April 16, 2011 by


I remember the day very clearly. It was the 8th of November 2008. A Saturday. It was the third day of the final Test match of the series (at Nagpur) between India and Australia. I had watched the most gripping session of Test cricket in my Melbourne home. Having commenced the day on 189 for […]

Evolution of the Indian Cricket Fan in Me

April 12, 2011 by


I ran around, got in group hugs, high-fived anyone and everyone. There was a feeling of euphoria washing over me, as if, I’d done the hardest thing that I have ever done, or will ever do. A sense of relief, a sense of accomplishment. The cool night breeze filling up my lungs further accentuated my […]

With a Little Help From the Friends – I

February 15, 2011 by


I am going to let you in on a secret. Many people believe that India won the world cup due to a combination of talent, tenacity, self belief and a bit of luck. What they do not know is that to this mixture was added the magic of a few youth in the place called […]

sehwag – natural play vs team cause

December 22, 2010 by


in the hindu mythology lord hanuman was cursed that he will not realise his true prowess until someone reminds him… in today’s materialistic world… we have got another hanuman… in indian team and thy name is… virender sehwag… fondly and deservedly called jatman at bored… india’s failure of first test at centurion is mainly attributed to […]

Rahul Dravid and Calls for Retirement

November 23, 2010 by


[Note: I started writing this post about a week ago. A weekend of fun with friends meant I could only complete it today. In between, Dravid scored an almost-double-ton, perhaps rendering a bulk of my argument moot at least for the time being. Nevertheless, read on.] I am NOT a Rahul Dravid fan. Never been. […]

Going for the Draw

November 10, 2010 by


There has been a bit of chatter on blogs, cricket sites and social networking about India lacking the backbone that is expected of a Numero Uno test side to have enforced a result in the first test of the India-New Zealand series. Our very own Mahek Vyas went on a rant about it and suggested […]

You play to win the game!

November 8, 2010 by


Add another one to the list of tests India has shied away from winning because a draw was a possible option. There has been a lot of talk revolving around how this Indian team is a lot more aggressive than its predecessors. While it may be true to an extent, there has been a pattern […]