All hell broke loose as soon as Deepti Sharma got Charlie Dean run out at the non-strikers end (Mankad). It felt like a deja-vu moment as some time ago R. Ashwin did the same to Jos Buttler. She shouldn't have done it. Do you see what she did? It indeed was so unethical, against the … Continue reading Deetpti Sharma’s Mankad; here is what’s wrong with it!
India's prestigious Indian Premier League (IPL 2020) is about to end and there would very soon be a winner. Or perhaps, by the time this article reaches your eyes, it has already ended. However, even before the very first delivery was delivered, the winner as well as the loser for this year's IPL season were … Continue reading India Defeated: IPL 2020
[Disclaimer: If you are a fan of any player (playing or retired) and get offended if someone says something about him, PLEASE DO NOT READ THIS ARTICLE.] I thought adding a disclaimer is a good idea, especially after reading the comments on my previous article "Everything is not fine with Team India" which irked quite … Continue reading The (in)significant fans
As soon as Shikhar Dhawan was ruled out of the tournament because of a fractured thumb, a Pandora box of India's incompetence opened up. India is literally figuring out its playing XI for the world's biggest cricket tournament during the tournament. They say they are struggling with a "number 4 batsman" i.e. a batsman who … Continue reading What is India’s number 4 batsman conundrum?
I grew up watching cricket. I would watch all of India's matches ball by ball. Even though, India would be clearly loosing, I would still be optimistic about its win; maybe a batsman becomes the hero by hitting the fastest hundred or a bowler makes a hat-trick. But it rarely happened with India, although similar … Continue reading Everything is not fine with Team India
Recently, India defeated Pakistan in the world cup. Defeating Pakistan is a feat only because of the bitter relations that the two nations. Otherwise there was nothing great or spectacular about the cricket played by the two sides. Fans, media and analysts swivel in between the two extremes. As per them everything was wrong with … Continue reading Unpredictable Cricket