Hardik Pandya should be used more extensively in Tests

Virat Kohli made a gutsy statement about Hardik Pandya at the press conference after the first Test at Galle. “I have a lot of faith in him (Hardik) as far as any format is concerned. If he grows in confidence – you see someone like Ben Stokes, what he does for England, brings in great … Continue reading Hardik Pandya should be used more extensively in Tests

It’s time the BCCI gives Women’s Cricket the respect it deserves

How do you look at India’s World Cup campaign? Has it ended with just a heart-breaking loss to England in the Final? Or has it potentially sparked a new beginning for Women’s Cricket in India? Before this World Cup, most cricket fans would have struggled to name all the players in the Indian squad. After … Continue reading It’s time the BCCI gives Women’s Cricket the respect it deserves

Captain Kohli and Coach Shastri’s Road to World Cup 2019

Suraj Barjatya’s epic multi-starrer would pale in comparison to the drama that went right down the wire up to the announcement of Team India’s head coach. We all can heave a sigh of relief now that it is finally over with Ravi Shastri being named as the head coach. Shastri’s appointment should bring a much … Continue reading Captain Kohli and Coach Shastri’s Road to World Cup 2019

How long can the BCCI keep defying the Supreme Court?

"You either die a hero or live long enough to see yourself become the villain." Harvey Dent, The Dark Knight. In the present scenario of cricket administration in India, this quote perfectly suits the BCCI officials who have overstayed at their posts and are refusing to budge even after being directed to do so by the … Continue reading How long can the BCCI keep defying the Supreme Court?

What can Indian Cricket Learn from and improve after Anil Kumble’s Resignation?

The middle month of 2017 has proven to be quite action-packed for the BCCI and Indian Cricket in general. June 2017 started with captain Virat Kohli vehemently denying any rift between him and Anil Kumble. The middle of June was consumed by India’s unsuccessful title defence in the Champions Trophy culminating in a complete capitulation against Pakistan to … Continue reading What can Indian Cricket Learn from and improve after Anil Kumble’s Resignation?

A Determined Pakistan defeats A Goofy India

Winning the toss of an important match and choosing what looked like a right option. Check. Getting a batsman out off a no-ball in an important ICC tournament match. Check. The said batsman getting a hundred. Check. The opposition getting to a seemingly impossible total. Check. The usual meltdown and a tame end. Check. India's … Continue reading A Determined Pakistan defeats A Goofy India

IPL 2017: Photo Journey of Emotions, Expressions and Memorable Moments

The IPL is half way through to its league stages, and although it can be criticized for some inane things, cricket has taken the centre-stage once again. So I try to capture some thoughtful moments, according to me, by way of a photo blog. The change of jersey color seems to have resulted in a temporary change … Continue reading IPL 2017: Photo Journey of Emotions, Expressions and Memorable Moments