Anuraag Peesara

Old debate flares up again: Ravichandran Ashwin right in calling for parity restoration

Not very long ago, Jos Buttler was playing an absolute blinder in the IPL against the Kings XI Punjab. His team, the Rajasthan Royals, were cruising and it was proving...

Heightened emotions, unforeseen circumstances and controversies – A World Cup final like never before

With no more nails left to bite and a billion hearts beating fast irrelevant of their allegiances, Jofra Archer was ready to deliver the ball of a lifetime, with Martin...

Reliving the 2019 WC semi-finals: A heartbreak at Old Trafford 365 days ago

Graham Gooch’s hundred at the Wankhede, the ultimate debacle against Sri Lanka at the Eden Gardens, Ricky Ponting’s “spring bat” toying the Indian bowlers in...

Nitin Menon: Journey thus far and challenges lying ahead as ICC Elite Panel Umpire

After a 10-year gap, in 2006, BCCI decided to conduct an exam for umpires aspiring to officiate at the domestic and national level. Narendra Menon, a former First-class...

World Cup

On This Day: 1975 World Cup Final – A buccaneering battle between bat and ball

Sunil Gavaskar’s discombobulating effort on day 1 to Clive Lloyd’s pyrotechnics on the final day, the 1975 World Cup is remembered for more reasons than just...

Mic in hand, a pint of beer, controversies and Ravi Shastri

In his U19 days, Ravi Shastri was once caught with a bottle of beer in his hand, a story confirmed by the man himself. One of the team managers took the issue seriously...

Lara

Deprived of a crown, worshipped by masses – Chronicles of a King named Brian Lara

How often have we seen cricket fanatics on the street breaking into random run-ups out of nowhere or playing the imaginary pull-shot while having their own “Dhoni...

Life & times of Richie Benaud: A cricketing carnival that lasted seven decades

In the summer of 1941, with war tensions looming around the horizon, people lived in trepidation all across the globe. Things were no different Down Under, as...

Crooked finger, wicked prances, controversies – Deciphering the inimitable Billy Bowden  

Circumstances around you sometimes try to make you believe you need validation and acceptance from your surroundings for every step you take. Once the drug of impressing...

Dhoni IPL

What if MS Dhoni captained RCB and Virat Kohli led CSK in the IPL?

In the last few years, ever since the sun starting setting slowly on MS Dhoni’s career, Virat Kohli’s ability to lead the team has been under immense...