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.