Sports journalist and commentator
Sports journalist and commentator.
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.
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
With the first games being played today, the 2015 World Cup is underway and the world's most talented cricketers will fight
14/02/2015 11:38 AM IST
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
The richest sports event in the world, fellow Indians and lovers of cricket everywhere would be surprised to know, is the
09/02/2015 11:51 AM IST
Life couldn't have been rosier for some players after the Indian team for the World Cup was announced Tuesday afternoon; for
06/01/2015 8:03 PM IST
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
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