Browsing All posts tagged under »Muttiah Muralitharan«

The Final Walk of the Wizard from Oz

May 20, 2011 by


A couple of weeks ago, Shane Warne announced via his twitter account that this IPL season would be the last season of professional cricket for him. With that comes to an end one of the most fascinating chapters of a sportsman. His career has been plagued with scandals starting with his dealing with bookies, a […]

Sehwag and the Situation Criticism

December 31, 2010 by


[Editor’s note: This post by Gaurav started as a response to the guest column by Straight Point , “Sehwag – natural play vs team cause” but quickly got long enough to be a post on its own.] The problem with much of analysis about whether Sehwag’s approach was in keeping with the situation or not, […]

England Number One? Hardly.

December 11, 2010 by


The ICC Cricket Rankings have been a major talking point ever since Australia began their decline two years ago. India were the first to beat them since the 2005 Ashes. Then South Africa became the first side to beat Australia in Australia since the West Indies in 1992/93. Australia bounced back with a win in […]

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 […]