Parthiv Patel: The Baby-Faced Assasin

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

Patrick Patterson: Finding Cricket’s Lost Legend

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

Suryakumar Yadav: An unlucky prodigy of Indian cricket fraternity…

“Just got done with BCCI awards here in Chennai..some exciting cricketers coming up…Suryakumar Yadav from Mumbai to watch out for in future!” Rohit Sharma, current skipper of Mumbai Indians at an award ceremony way back in 2011. There have been numerous cricketers who came up and performed in the domestic arena to stake a place in the Indian cricket team. Some successfully managed to get … Continue reading Suryakumar Yadav: An unlucky prodigy of Indian cricket fraternity…

Kieron Pollard: MI’s MVP for ages

Mumbai Indians has always been one of the strongest teams in the history of IPL. Its core members are dynamic cricketers. They know how to handle the intense and crucial situations and they know how to win from thereon. Four times champions, Mumbai Indians are invincible in every department. The balance which the players give to the side only makes the team stronger. Many players … Continue reading Kieron Pollard: MI’s MVP for ages

Dean Jones: The Professor who Defined Aggression

Dean Jones has been one of the icons of cricket and a revelation for Australia. He has impacted not only Australia cricket, but, the entire world. Let us trace his journey from all the facets of his life: As a Player Back in the 1980s, ODI cricket was pretty much on the lines of Test cricket with teams scoring around the run-rates of 4 to … Continue reading Dean Jones: The Professor who Defined Aggression

Ambati Rayudu: The Prodigy, Rebel, Ascent and Unfortunate

Rewind to 2002. A 16-year-old was facing the best U-19 squad at that time, England, and India eyed a whitewash against England in England. Chasing 303 is never easy, especially in the challenging conditions of England. One of the openers returned for a duck, and soon, the other batsmen followed him. But there was one player fighting from the other end. While the other batsmen … Continue reading Ambati Rayudu: The Prodigy, Rebel, Ascent and Unfortunate

The India U-19 World Cup Team that gifted Superstars

It is a common notion with the U-19 teams that tour World Cups that most of the players don’t translate it to the national team. Historically, the U-19 World Cup teams of almost all nations have had just 3-4 players making it to the national team. There is also a report which states that if more than 6 players from an U-19 team make it … Continue reading The India U-19 World Cup Team that gifted Superstars

The Warwickshire Treble: Greatest Performance in County Cricket

County Cricket in England is deemed to be one of the highest quality cricket games across the globe, and this story is related to one of cricket’s greatest achievements, the Warwickshire Treble. Back in 1994, Warwickshire put up one of the best performances in county cricket history. They won the County Championship, the Sunday League, and the Benson & Hedges Cup in the same season. … Continue reading The Warwickshire Treble: Greatest Performance in County Cricket

Journey of India to the 2007 T20 World Cup Win

The 2007 T20 World Cup holds a special place in any Indian cricket fan’s heart and why not? A young Indian team with a young captain defied all expectations and won the tournament in grand style. It was a tournament which didn’t just announce Dhoni’s arrival as a captain but it was a tournament which saw the dynamics of the Indian cricket change forever. It … Continue reading Journey of India to the 2007 T20 World Cup Win

The Best Sportsman: A Tribute to Suresh Raina

A couple of days ago, MS Dhoni left us teary-eyed when he announced his retirement from international cricket. There were so many tributes for him from people who summed up his legacy and praised him. Just an hour after Dhoni announced his retirement, Suresh Raina too followed suit and he also chose to retire from international cricket. ‘Chinna Thala‘ followed ‘Thala‘ in retirement. Modern-day cricket … Continue reading The Best Sportsman: A Tribute to Suresh Raina