Each year on April 24, fans join cricket pundits in celebrating Sachin's special day. The man himself though, in return, continues to give a reason to most to celebrate cricket every single time he steps out on the field.
There are a couple of ways to approach Australia's 4-Test series in India, starting February 22. None of them conform to the usual.
As calls for doing away with the older generation gathered a thunderous volume, Sehwag became the first to be 'muted.' Many still though believe he can stage a magical return.
They say one every cricket fan must visit The Lord's once in his lifetime. This author feels everybody, regardless of inclination towards sports, ought to behold this panoramic venue.
India needs Indian players. Obvious? How then is it not obvious that the same is not applicable to a coach - someone who can be of any nationality as long as he can bring out the best in the side?
Passion and criticisms are directly proportional to each other in the realms of Indian cricket. Sadly, neither can guarantee a solution to ever-lasting winning streaks.
When the going gets tough, the tough gets going. For Indian cricket in 2012 though, when the going got tough, the going got outright humiliating and couldn't be any worse. Therefore, Happy 2013!
Assuming and accepting the difference between cricket and other sports in the country, the cause and effect in both are not too different from one another.
When a person plays a first-person video game and he dies in it, he more often than not hits the replay button and ensures he does not meet with the same fate. In Test cricket, that replay button is better known as the 2nd innings. India's 2nd innings at Wankhede was even more miserable that the first.
To this writer, the upcoming India vs England series has and can borrow heavily from the history of the Mughal empire and the advent of the British. A not-to-be-seriously-taken read at the historical linkage
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