Sachin: The making of 200..

An ordinary day, in fact a very ordinary start to the day, as I woke up late(yet again 😀 ) and in turn reached office late. Office was usual; Some people were playing Farmville, with one eye firmly entrenched on the surroundings, scouting to see if anybody was looking towards their desktop screens, QA and … Continue reading

EPL: Who will win it this year ??

Last night, as I was following the matches on BBC Football, I had this hunch that the results will turn out in a way so as to spice up what has already been the most tightly contested Premier League for almost a decade. Generally it is either a two-horse race(like last year when Liverpool ran … Continue reading

Why India can stay No.1 !!

Well..Well..Well.. So finally India have become no.1 in Test cricket rankings.. Test Cricket, the mother of all game forms in cricket. Sachin Tendulkar poignantly put the importance of this achievement in his own dignified manner by saying that he had waited for this moment for a long time. Perhaps 20 years is a long time. … Continue reading

Did India Deserve it ??

Well, after an insipid performance like this, tongues will definitely be set wagging and you will surely have esteemed experts like Chetan Chauhan, Ajay Jadeja and with due respect, Mohinder Amarnath rip the Indian cricket team to shreds. Yes, we have lost the series with Australia taking an unassailable lead at 4-2 with only one … Continue reading

Is One-day cricket dying a slow death ?

Champions Trophy starts on 22nd September, which is less than 2 days away. A tournament which sees the coming together of the top 8 cricketing nations, the hype and buzz surrounding an event of such enormity has been surprisingly lull and moribund. And with players of almost all cricketing nations complaining of too much cricket … Continue reading

Federer = Sampras + 1 ??

This is the question that is on everyone’s mind, at least the people who follow tennis have been consumed by this question for some time now. And it is that time of the year when the red dust gets replaced by the gorgeous looking grass and the French wine with the mouth-watering combination of strawberries … Continue reading

The Great Indian Cricket Drama..

Before delving deep into the heading let us first accept the fact that India were outplayed in the World Twenty-20 cup by teams who were better prepared,  who had done their home-work and who executed their thought-out plans to perfection. India lost all their matches in Super 8s as West Indies bounced them out, England … Continue reading

The World Twenty-20 Crown Affair..

Australia, Netherlands, Scotland and Bangladesh. The 4 historic teams that got booted out of the tournament. “Historic” I say, because the indefatigable, gum-chewing, sledge-popping Aussies too went out with them. Ponting said that he had no idea about how all this transpired. Siddons, Bangladesh’s coach lambasted the insipid performance, while Netherlands and Scotland were more … Continue reading

England bounce back against Confused Pakistan..

The dramatic defeat against the minnows Netherlands had rattled England no end. When England, the creators of Twenty-20 cricket, tumbled to defeat against the little-known Dutch, the daggers were out against a team that had set its focus too far ahead of the present moment(to be more precise, according to the England captain, their focus … Continue reading