News

Get off Arjun Tendulkar! What he's doing is absolutely normal

Get off Arjun Tendulkar! What he's doing is absolutely normal

Working hard is for people born without privileges?! Is that what Arjun Tendulkar driving at these days?  Presently in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) with Mumbai Indians as a nets bowler, Arjun has taken social media by storm recently with his pics going viral ahead of the 13th edition of the I...

Readmore

Jadeja rises as Dhoni fades out

Jadeja rises as Dhoni fades out

"He is favoured by MS Dhoni and that’s why he is in the team." "His bowling in Tests is only effective on dry, dusty, turning wickets at home, especially on Day 4 or Day 5." "As a batsman, he has no real talent. For an all-rounder, his batting style gives no hope especially when India need quick ru...

Readmore

13 years on, Virat Kohli vindicates his early chutzpah

13 years on, Virat Kohli vindicates his early chutzpah

2006. The year Virat Kohli made his first class debut for Delhi. The team had talented names like Ashish Nehra, Shikhar Dhawan, Ishant Sharma, Aakash Chopra and Vijay Dahiya –- to name but a few. Being based out of Delhi at that time gave me the opportunity of covering all Ranji Trophy matches at ...

Readmore

It's Pant vs Samson, not India vs West Indies!

It's Pant vs Samson, not India vs West Indies!

Sanju Samson recently returned to the Indian team for T20Is against Bangladesh but warmed the bench irrespective of Rishabh Pant continuing batting clueless. Not long after, out came the squad for the West Indies T20Is and Samson was indescribably nowhere to be seen in it. Poor Samson could do not...

Readmore

No longer at "Shikhar", Dhawan running out of steam

No longer at

It's been said several times over the last five years that the end is near for Shikhar Dhawan. But to his credit he has bounced back every time to prove the critics wrong. However to all intents and purposes, the present form of the batsman is stressing fans out and, god forbid, could prove damaging...

Readmore

India leaping in the dark at Eden Gardens!

India leaping in the dark at Eden Gardens!

Almost four years after the first day-night Test was played between Australia and New Zealand at Adelaide, India prepare for their first such experience against Bangladesh, who too are diving into unknown territory from November 22 at the iconic Eden Gardens in Kolkata.Which only leaves Ireland and ...

Readmore

'Declaring in the dark': Will du Plessis be the happiest with India embracing D/N Tests?

'Declaring in the dark': Will du Plessis be the happiest with India embracing D/N Tests?

As India and Bangladesh discuss and finally agree to the Eden Gardens Test next month being turned into a day-nighter, South Africa Test captain Faf du Plessis is rummaging deep in his bucket of excuses. "Every Test match, they bat first, they score 500, they declare when it's dark, they get three ...

Readmore

From 'jahannum' to 'hasin' revival, Shami proves a top-notch fighter

From 'jahannum' to 'hasin' revival, Shami proves a top-notch fighter

"Shami abused me and started beating me, even after returning from South Africa. He has been doing this for quite some time now and now I have had enough. I gave him enough time (to rectify mistakes) and tried to calm myself down but instead of accepting his own mistakes, he would vent his anger on ...

Readmore

Time for Ishant to quiet ridiculers or face more lampooning

Time for Ishant to quiet ridiculers or face more lampooning

It is difficult to imagine what Ishant Sharma would have thought to himself after the news broke through that Jasprit Bumrah won’t be available for the upcoming Test series against South Africa on account of injury. He may have exclaimed “oh no” as we all know what significance Bumrah has for the o...

Readmore

Sehwag reference may bring more bad than good to Rohit!

Sehwag reference may bring more bad than good to Rohit!

It all began with Sourav Ganguly suggesting that Rohit Sharma could be tried as an opener after KL Rahul failed to give a good account of himself in the last few Tests India had played, latest being the ones against the West Indies. Then someone –- probably from the media – most likely for amusemen...

Readmore