Monday, July 15, 2013

DRS IMPLEMENTATION IS THE CONCERN

Back in the early 90’s, the game of cricket was presented to be viewed through the eyes of technology. It became a revelation immediately, but still twisted and twirled the minds of certain people who prefer the old-fashioned way the game was being played for decades. Slowly, but surely it began to gain trust & momentum through the cricket lovers across the globe even though it still does not sail fluently. It all started with the run outs being referred to the 3rd umpire and today presents itself with a debatable DRS.

Sunday, June 2, 2013

DISTANCING FROM THE POLITICS IN INDIAN CRICKET

It all started on the 16th of May when three players from Rajasthan Royals were alleged of spot fixing. One of them had played 27 tests for India, was a part of the 2007 T20 World cup winning eleven as well as the 2011 World cup winning team. This was no ordinary dirt, but a corrosive algae manoeuvring for some time without our notice and had an effect of its poison decimating  a billion cricket believers. The vicious truth was exposed on the same day and it all ended on the 16th of May. The events that followed were just the usual in Indian cricket politics.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

IPL-6 THRILLERS END WITH DISAPPOINTMENT

“If it's April, it must be IPL” said Mark Nicholas and he was dead right about it as we head into the 3rd week of IPL action. Already, IPL rejoices a package of nail-biting finishes bundled along with a couple of super-over games  as well as a couple of hat-tricks delivered to us faster than an online merchandise possibly could accomplish. But at the end of such thrillers, there is always an non negotiable price we have had to settle for. Yes, these express deliveries have been served hot at the cost of some very poor cricket to the audience.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

A CRICINFO FAN FOLLOWING REPORT

Have you ever heard of Cricinfo's fan following page? Well, if you haven't then here it is: It is a space where fans can share their stadium experience through their match/day's reports. This one is my report of the 4th day's play of the Chennai Test between India and Australia.

Saturday, February 23, 2013

THE LIGHTER SIDE OF AUSSIES

When I talk about the Aussies, what pops out from the top of your head? Sledging, competitive, vibrant, boasting, vintage, dominate, rampage, juggernaut? You could list a dozen more, but I bet there is something more which you have not experienced so far; something that is not photographed nor has been broadcasted live on television. They love to win, but they do love to give it back to cricket lovers around the world as well. At the end of Day 2 of the 1st test at Chennai, Sachin & Kohli headed into the dressing room with huge cheers, but the standing ovation lasted till Clarke & co headed back inside and like their victories they earned every bit of it.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

LOOK BEYOND THE WICKETS COLUMN

A bowler’s wicket haul is an instantaneous thing of joy. It is an evolution process of making the batsmen cramp up for room, cracking up his rib cage, make the ball whiz past his nose, bang hard on the helmet, sometimes the taunting and sometimes even the dropped chances. Such spells make us spellbound only for us to realize what test cricket is all about. But when you are going to scrutinize down only to the wickets the bowler picked, what justice are you doing to the  traditional art of fast bowling?

Sunday, February 10, 2013

SELECTION LACKS APPLICATION OF CRICKETING MIND

In Indian cricket, disappointments keep occurring and it is necessary to strike a balance against extraordinary triumphs and unexpected upsets. But more often these losses, nowadays, are followed by rage and anger when we are forced to believe that Indian cricket team has lost its teeth to bite and put on a fight. But such fury over disappointments also persist every time a squad selection has been made and it has been given a very long run for us to keep digesting.