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?
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
Asthma and Cricket 1999 by EA Sports for PC brought an end to my playing days. Cable television and sports journalism staged a revival. Following the passion since. Blindly.
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