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

The resurgence of Jaydev Unadkat

Jaydev Unadkat. Jaydev Unadkat has been one of the most notable victims of the over-judgemental critics and the meme-oriented fans of today. Be it his disastrous debut in 2010 for India or his dismal IPL season in 2018 or 2019, people tend to focus only on his lows but how many fans appreciated him for the countless of milestones he achieved in 2019? Let’s go … Continue reading The resurgence of Jaydev Unadkat

Zaheer Khan and his tryst with the 50-over World Cups

You miss, I hit, is the motto of every fast bowler. And for Zaheer Khan, it was no different. He had been a strike bowler for India for a good 14 years and had the thirst to pick up wickets against any opposition on any surface. Not only that, being a left-arm fast-medium bowler, ideally he should be making a right-handed batsman his bunny. But … Continue reading Zaheer Khan and his tryst with the 50-over World Cups

Graham Gooch: Cricket’s Grandest Batsman

There is a saying that “Maturity comes with experience, not age” and Graham Gooch proved it as a cricketer for England. Graham Gooch had the maturity needed in his veins whether it was him as a batsman, captain or as a batting coach for England and it just grew as he became older! His professional cricket career took off in 1973 in a first-class match … Continue reading Graham Gooch: Cricket’s Grandest Batsman

Slow, Slower, Slowest…A tribute to the stalwart Rajat Bhatia

Harsha Bhogle has this unique habit describing the players around him in the wittiest of quotes and one such memorable quote was when he described Rajat Bhatia: “Any bowler has 3 pace variations: Fast, medium and slow, but Rajat Bhatia has Slow, slower and slowest” While that was witty, it aptly described Bhatia’s bowling. It was unique, economical and filled with never-before-seen variations. Embed from … Continue reading Slow, Slower, Slowest…A tribute to the stalwart Rajat Bhatia

Friendship Day Special:- The Bromance of Virat Kohli and ABD

In just the inaugural season of the IPL, in 2008, RCB put their faith on a flamboyant yet talented youngster and in 2011, a player who is known to weave magic from his bat joined him and since then both of them haven’t looked back, both on the field and off the field. Yes, Ladies and Gentleman, I am talking about the bromance of Virat … Continue reading Friendship Day Special:- The Bromance of Virat Kohli and ABD

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

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