VVS Laxman and the under-rated art of playing with the Tail

In 2010, when Australia toured India for a Test series, India was neck-deep in troubles during the 4th innings. Laxman was in no condition to play as his back troubles pestered him again, he had already batted at the 9th position in the previous innings. India had 140 runs to score to win that match when Zaheer, who was promoted up, walked back, and Laxman, … Continue reading VVS Laxman and the under-rated art of playing with the Tail

Sachin vs Warne: The Best Battles

Sachin VS Warne was a fight between two evenly poised competitors going neck to neck in every contest they played. Embed from Getty Images Sachin was climbing up the ladder of batting. He was amassing runs against every bowling attack in the world and was also the top scorer in the 1996 World Cup. On his other side, stood his nemesis, Shane Warne, who proved … Continue reading Sachin vs Warne: The Best Battles

Understanding the 2020-22 ICC Men’s ODI Super League

ICC finally announced the much-awaited 2020-22 Men’s ODI Super League which holds much importance to the national teams as this league will act as the qualification process for the 2023 World Cup going to take place in India. Let’s dive straight into it. Embed from Getty Images The 2020-22 ODI Super League will feature 12 full members of the ICC- India, Australia, New Zealand, England, … Continue reading Understanding the 2020-22 ICC Men’s ODI Super League

The Three W’s of West Indies Cricket

In the early 20th century, the English and the Australian teams had highly gifted and talented players like Sir WG Grace, Len Hutton, Sir. Jack Hobbs, Don Bradman, Bert Oldfield, etc. Other cricketing nations didn’t have so many talented players. But then, in the mid 20th century i.e. in January 1948, there came two of the highly talented cricketers debuting for West Indies: Everton Weekes … Continue reading The Three W’s of West Indies Cricket

Ajit Agarkar: The Unsung Hero

You ask any kid from the 90’s about the Indian cricket team of then, they’d explain you the batting magic of the Fab-4, the powerful shots of Viru, the wicket-taking ability of Kumble and Bhajji and relentless hard-work put in by Srinath, Zaheer and Nehra. And almost every time, one name remains unheard, Ajit Agarkar. He wasn’t a bad cricketer by any means, but the … Continue reading Ajit Agarkar: The Unsung Hero

Unmukt Chand: From a Future Star to a Faded Star

“Farq ye hai, mai aplog ke team mai abhi aa sakta hun, lekin ap sablog meri team m kabhi nhi aa sakte” (The difference is that I can enter your team but you all can never enter my team) Unmukt Chand in the Pepsi Ad This Pepsi advertisement was probably the closest Unmukt Chand came to being in the same room as the senior Indian … Continue reading Unmukt Chand: From a Future Star to a Faded Star

Vivian Richards’ 189* against England

It was in the days of thin bats, no helmets and deadly bouncers, the days when a team would struggle to score over a hundred runs together, the days when scores over 150 were made just four times in the history of the game and the days when Sir Vivian Richards was playing. Hitting a four was considered a skill back then and hitting a … Continue reading Vivian Richards’ 189* against England

Shane Warne’s Ball Of The Century

It wasn’t just Ball Of The Match. It wasn’t just Ball Of The Year. It wasn’t just Ball Of The Decade. It was famously and deservingly called as ‘Ball Of The Century’. In a single match, over five-hundred balls are bowled, but this one ball took the cricket world by storm. Build Up It was the 1993 Ashes Series. Before the first Test Match, Shane … Continue reading Shane Warne’s Ball Of The Century

Brian Lara 153* against Australia, 1999

Well, West Indies lost not one, not two but a humiliating five Tests in a row in South Africa before the series against Australia. The Aussies were by far the best team at that moment in 1999. It was indeed a very tough task to beat the Aussies even away from their backyard. Now, Brian Lara and his troops came to the Caribbean Islands after … Continue reading Brian Lara 153* against Australia, 1999

The Gautam Gambhir way of captaincy: How did he become one of the most successful captains in the IPL?

One of the biggest learnings highlighted by the IPL is the fact that there are many captains who haven’t captained their country regularly but are excellent at this job. Captains like Rohit Sharma, Shane Warne, David Warner, Adam Gilchrist and Gautam Gambhir are the shining examples of this fact. Kolkata Knight Riders got all the heads turning when it ditched its most popular player, Sourav … Continue reading The Gautam Gambhir way of captaincy: How did he become one of the most successful captains in the IPL?