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
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!
In the past few years, India has been the best touring side in the world in Tests. But, this series brings a huge challenge as India will be facing England in England, a place where India hasn’t won a series in the past 14 years! Can India beat England in England and end the drought of 14 years? Let’s find out in this series preview! … Continue reading Preview: England vs India 2021 Series
West Indies has been one of the strongest teams to have played T20I cricket over the years. Their players who were part of that crop that helped build the team since 2005 are still playing. Chris Gayle, Dwayne Bravo, Lendl Simmons, Fidel Edwards, Kieron Pollard, Kemar Roach are a few who are still playing T20Is for West Indies since their debut in the mid-2000s. That … Continue reading West Indies’ innocuous approach towards 2021 World T20
Rahul Dravid, fondly known as “The Wall”, has been recently appointed as the head coach of the Indian team for the upcoming tour of Sri Lanka. He has been a mentor for IPL teams such as Rajasthan Royals and Delhi Capitals in the past. Currently, he also serves as the director of NCA (National Cricket Academy) in Bangalore. By mentoring junior players like Rishabh Pant, … Continue reading Rahul Dravid: The success story as a coach
A captain, a player, an administrator and most importantly, a fighter. Sourav Ganguly is one of the people who laid the foundation of the team which would be an unstoppable force in cricket. Over the years, many upcoming players have looked up to him and more importantly drew inspiration from him. So, how well do you know the ‘Dada’ of cricket? Take this quiz, and … Continue reading Quiz: How Well Do You Know Sourav Ganguly?
It was the year 1996. Sri Lanka lead by captain Arjuna Ranatunga put out one of the most fiercest displays of excellence in cricket and went on to win the World Cup. This team had players such as Sanath Jayasuriya, Marvan Atapattu, Muttiah Muralitharan and Chaminda Vaas who went on to be called legends in the future. A couple of years later, Kumar Sangakkara, Mahela … Continue reading The Fall and Fall of Sri Lankan Cricket
The 23rd of June marked the end of an exhilarating 2-year cycle of The World Test Championship. The Test Championship Final was the most anticipated contest in the recent past and it even proved out to be so with a fierce battle between the bat and the ball. Yet again, fans got to taste the essence of Test Cricket. Both the teams gave their absolute … Continue reading What makes Kyle Jamieson a Perfect Bowler
India is one of the teams which probably deserves this trophy more than any other team. It has not only been dominant at home but also overseas. It has won in Australia and that too without the senior players apart from Rahane and Pujara. So what happened to India in the World Test Championship Final? The selection could’ve been better picking India’s third most successful … Continue reading WTC Final Rewind: What went wrong for India?
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