Kapil, Hadlee, Botham and Imran: The Fab-4 All-Rounders

All-rounders are valuable assets for any cricket team; they can bat as well as bowl. And to have genuine all-rounders who can bat and bowl equally good is an added advantage for any team.  Genuine all-rounders have been known to read the pitch well i.e. if they bowl first and take wickets, then generally they are able to tailor their style of batting as per … Continue reading Kapil, Hadlee, Botham and Imran: The Fab-4 All-Rounders

Ranking the best Indian part-time bowlers

Part-time bowlers are a treasure to any team. Along with their expected role as batsmen, such players tend to be useful when the regular bowlers need rest in between their spells in a Test or sometimes as wicket-taking options in limited-over games. Throughout history, cricket has seen batsmen like Chris Gayle, Aravinda de Silva, Sachin Tendulkar, Vivian Richards and many others who have doubled up … Continue reading Ranking the best Indian part-time bowlers

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

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