Pietersen and company would do well to remember there's a time and place for everything.
It is usually difficult to manage the transformation from being a hard-working domestic player to a big-earning international cricketer. Panesar may have become part of careers which have been doomed due to this.
There can be few more annoying things than seeing one of the best batsmen in the Australian team getting out in exactly the same manner each time he walks out to bat. What exactly is wrong with Shane Watson?
Yuvraj’s life has been far from private, but most of us don’t know him at all.
At 49, most sensible people have accepted that Azhar's cricket days are behind him, and it appears that so has the man himself.
While a nation may want answers for India's loss to England, question is: are we ready to accept the responses that will come our way?
A cornerstone of the Kirsten-Upton duo's coaching methodology, as observed when they were part of the Indian set up, was that happy people are successful people, and this applied to cricket as well. Given the sheer technical, physical and skill challenges that the bat and ball game threw up at the highest level, and the already proven calibre of the practitioners, the one thing support staff needed to do was help create the right kind of environment.
Since the Mumbai Test, where Sachin Tendulkar endured twin failures, falling to the left-arm spin of Monty Panesar in both innings, there has been speculation over whether Tendulkar has had a word with the selectors about his future.
Kevin Pietersen is not the only English player struggling to come to terms with India's spin. That said, the team has the ability to solve the problem as long as it admits there is a problem in the first place.
At every major International Cricket Council event, whether it's the World Cup, the World Twenty20, or the Champions Trophy, there's a minor stampede back in India as sponsors backing the team and the event try and make the most of a fertile window of opportunity.
Anand spent nearly a decade with Cricinfo before becoming the first Chief Cricket Writer of an Indian national daily, with the Hindustan Times newspaper in Delhi. A brief stint as Deputy Editor of Sports Illustrated India was followed by his appointment at Wisden, for whom he writes the much anticipated annual India review. Anand's work in cricket has earned him three national awards and he was the only Indian in the jury that selected the Player and Team of the Tournament for the ICC during the 2011 World Cup.
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