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Ayaz Memon

Sports journalist and commentator

Sports journalist and commentator.
Why India Has The Upper Hand In The Sunday Contest With

Why India Has The Upper Hand In The Sunday Contest With Pakistan

More than a billion people will be tuned in to the action in Adelaide on Sunday and roads in Pakistan and India will be empty of traffic for the seven hours that the teams square up against each other, following the action on their TV sets, on radio, on their smartphones, or elsewhere. The emotional pitch of an India-Pakistan cricket match is extraordinarily high for reasons that go way beyond the contest between bat and ball. The geo-socio-political history of the sub-continent gives it several other dimensions that refuse to be restricted to sport.
14/02/2015 7:27 PM IST
What Indian Fans Can Expect From World Cup

What Indian Fans Can Expect From World Cup 2015

In my opinion, the best way to approach a World Cup is to 'expect the unexpected'. Cricket, as the cliché goes, can make even the best reader of the game look foolish with its glorious uncertainties. In limited overs cricket, differences between teams narrows down even further, making any firm prediction loaded with danger.
14/02/2015 12:38 PM IST
The Greatest One-Day Innings I Ever

The Greatest One-Day Innings I Ever Witnessed

Bald statistics make clear the brilliance and brutality of Kapil Dev's batting that day: His 175 came off just 138 deliveries and included 16 fours and six sixes. The partnership with Kirmani was unbeaten by the time the 60 overs had been completed. They had added 126, of which Kirmani's share was a mere 26. Astoundingly, Kapil alone had scored almost two-thirds of India's 262 score.
12/02/2015 2:38 PM IST
MS Dhoni: End Of A Remarkable

MS Dhoni: End Of A Remarkable Innings

Looking back, he was easily the most influential player in the last ten years. Under his captaincy, India won both the T20 world cup and the ICC World Cup in 2011. He hit the winning shot to win the world cup, something we will always remember him for.
30/12/2014 5:51 PM IST