There’s often a fine line between surprise and shock. And not many possess the ability to tread this tightrope. Magicians can. Stuntmen can. Detectives can. And ‘MSD’ is the abbreviation if one clubs the initial alphabet of these three unorthodox jobs! Call it a case of smart word-play, but MS Dhoni does possess traits that are a trademark of these men. He wears the wicket-keeping … Continue reading MS Dhoni Retirement Anniversary Special: He’ll Be Forgotten!
Debut match, away game, toughest format, difficult conditions and opening batting, each of these aspects individually is enough to affect a player’s confidence. Top it with an age of only 17. Most of the players would have got frightened at the prospects of playing in such a situation. But Shafali Verma excelled in this situation. She scored 96 and 63 runs in each of the … Continue reading Shafali Verma: A Star at a Prodigy’s Age
Pace bowling is a skill in itself; a skill which is aesthetically good to see and feel. It also makes one wonder about the efforts and stress required to master that skill. And it is not just labour work or about speed; it requires a bowler to have a sound presence of mind so as to where, whom and when to bowl. The pace quartet … Continue reading The West Indies Pace-Quartet of the 70’s
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
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
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
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
Why on earth do we over-rate the human brain? It is incompetent in matters of the heart. Conveniently taking a back-seat or in some cases, it resorts to escaping from the narrow lane when emotions take over our sensibilities. Fit and anger compel us to make strange decisions. In fact, most emotions do except the soft ones. What’s more fatal is the non-realization of its … Continue reading Missing Mayanti Langer: It Isn’t The Same These Days!
Recently, Indian wicket-keeper Parthiv Patel announced his retirement from all forms of the game. He was one of India’s youngest debutant. He was also a wicket-keeper who was a victim of the colossal talent of MS Dhoni. Here’s the hard-fought story of what could’ve been a remarkable career of Parthiv Patel : The Horrific Incident During his Childhood Like many cricketers, Parthiv Patel too had … Continue reading Parthiv Patel: The Baby-Faced Assasin
Back in 2016, Lords hosted a ‘Legendary Wicket-Keepers Dinner’ which was graced by few of the finest keepers from the 1980s and prior to that. As part of a QnA session, when someone asked Jeffery Dujon as who was the fastest bowler he kept wickets to, he immediately answered, “Patrick Patterson“. He went on to say: Patrick Patterson was the quickest of the lot. He … Continue reading Patrick Patterson: Finding Cricket’s Lost Legend