Category: Features

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...

Tim Paine under the scanner – the inimitable legacy of the accidental captain

The journey of Tim Paine from one of obscurity, marking an appearance every now and then but largely being forgotten in the general scheme of things to becoming the...

Status check: Cricket’s return from COVID-19

13th of March was the last time international cricket registered itself in the record books with the COVID-19 pandemic bringing cricket (and the world) to a grinding...

The other Sunil who opens the batting

“What’s for you is for you and will happen.” A seven-year old Sunil Narine was dropped at the Queen’s Park Savannah every day by his father,...

Devon Conway and other South Africa-born New Zealand cricketers

South Africans travelling to New Zealand and playing cricket for the Blackcaps isn’t talked about as much as the Kolpak rule or other South African cricketers who...

Why the BCCI should take cue from Suresh Raina’s suggestion and grant NOC for Indians to play in foreign leagues

It is a weird kind of a break for both cricketers and fans around the world as the Covid-19 pandemic has brought a halt to routine life. It has been almost two months...

India v Pakistan - A Test rivalry that is least talked about

India v Pakistan – A Test rivalry that is least talked about

Sport is a way of life. Much like our life, a lot of things in sport are political, especially off the field. Sport and politics are intertwined so much that the impact...

Big Bash League 2020-21: The rule changes debate

With the COVID-19 pandemic wreaking havoc and affecting all kinds of cricket, there’s a lot of talk that’s going around on how cricketing life will be once it...

On This Day: The greatest Ranji Trophy final of all time came to a thrilling conclusion

Kapil Dev has had plenty of accolades to his name. Making his International debut in 1978 against Pakistan, he has gone on to establish himself as one of the greatest...

Top 5 batting performances by AB de Villiers in the IPL

Ahh, Abraham Benjamin de Villiers. The pioneer of most of the modern day T20 Cricket shots, de Villiers has the exceptional talent of playing shots all around the...