Cricket, Aspirations & Attitude with Dhrumil Matkar

I have often wondered about the strange fact that I still have a clearest possible recollection of the very first time I heard about Dhrumil Matkar. The strangeness of it comes from the present knowledge that the name must have meant absolutely nothing to a Mechanical Engineer in his late twenties who thoroughly enjoys watching cricket. T20 Cricket had taken the world by storm providing … Continue reading Cricket, Aspirations & Attitude with Dhrumil Matkar

Gandhar Bhatawadekar: A Rising Ranji Star

India’s domestic cricket has produced many prolific cricketers, some of who went on to represent the country while some lived their stardom in the domestic circuit. Mumbai has always had the proficiency and talent to produce quality cricketers. A team with record Ranji Trophy titles is none less than public sector exams to crack in. Many cricketers, unable to crack into the Mumbai team have … Continue reading Gandhar Bhatawadekar: A Rising Ranji Star

Atherton Slips on 99: One of the Most Painful Runouts in Cricket

The Lord’s Cricket Ground, also known as the ‘Mecca of Cricket’, honours the heroes of the game by engraving their name on the board hanging in the dressing rooms. They call it the ‘Lord’s Honours Board‘. Players consider it a great achievement to be named on the honours boards of the Lord’s. The honours board commemorates the players who have scored a century, taken 5 … Continue reading Atherton Slips on 99: One of the Most Painful Runouts in Cricket

When Stuart Refused to Walk in ‘Broad’ Daylight

Stuart Broad may have reached a milestone of 500 wickets in Test cricket, but he cannot escape being the culprit in a popular cricket story. He is remembered for being the “The Man Who Refused to Walk” at Trent Bridge in 2013. The first Test of Ashes 2013 was being played at Trent Bridge where England was halted at 215 on day one. Then, Jimmy … Continue reading When Stuart Refused to Walk in ‘Broad’ Daylight

Curtly Ambrose’s Demonic Spell in Perth (WACA) ’92/93

People who have read and heard about the 1960 series of Australia vs West Indies will know how high voltage and high octane contest it was. You may sip your beer and eat chips over it for one moment and the other moment you may spit out the beer or may bite your finger because of the scenes you witness on the ground. The 1993 tour … Continue reading Curtly Ambrose’s Demonic Spell in Perth (WACA) ’92/93

When Sachin Tendulkar was accused of Ball Tampering

If you are an Indian, you would be aware of the stress and strains the umpires have to face in ‘Gully Cricket’. One wrong decision from the standing umpire and there is a furore on the pitch. All the fieldsmen encircle the umpire and heated arguments take place which mostly end with the ‘change in the decision‘. But fielding sides in international matches have no … Continue reading When Sachin Tendulkar was accused of Ball Tampering

The Ashes, Walters, Boon and a Drinking Record

Keep all the cricket records aside, because this article will leave you awestruck as it details the incredible record set by cricketers off the field. Doug Walters was an integral and an incredible part of Australian Cricket till the very end of his career. His cricket records, on and off the field have entered grandly into the chronicles of the world cricket. He arrived imperiously … Continue reading The Ashes, Walters, Boon and a Drinking Record

WC 1996 Semi-Finals: The Great Indian Heartbreak

“If only pictures could talk, all Indian cricket fans would have wept for 15 years, until 2011” Embed from Getty Images The 1987 World Cup finals were at Eden Gardens, where Indians gathered in large numbers to see England lose and celebrate the win of Australia as revenge for India’s loss in the semi-finals. 9 years later, in 1996, the venue was Eden Gardens again … Continue reading WC 1996 Semi-Finals: The Great Indian Heartbreak

Headingley’81: The Heroics of Botham

Headingley: The Ground What is miracle? You ask a cricket enthusiast and he will narrate you the epic lore of the miraculous Eden Gardens in a dramatic manner. With most of the contemporary cricket fans mellowed in their cricket memories are always apt to say that you will never see the likes of so and so again, there can never be a match as exciting … Continue reading Headingley’81: The Heroics of Botham