Category Archives: Cricket

Dhoni’s sudden retirement: The rise and fall of ‘chelagiri’

MS Dhoni shocked the cricketing world by retiring from Test cricket mid-way through the India-Australia series, with India two down in the series. As you can imagine, the media and everyone who knows anything about

“Out of the box” thinking in cricket and politics

M.S. Dhoni is faced with a selection dilemma as he leads his team into the second Test at Lords against England. The five bowler strategy failed at Trent Bridge because the pitch did not assist

Sports in dire need of a real “Game Changer”

In the aftermath of the recent anti-corruption surge, an important bill that is in the works, the Sports Development Bill, is simply not getting the attention it deserves. This bill has everything to do with

Dumping Ponting is Not The Answer

Some former players and pundits have written off Ricky Ponting and called for a look to the future minus the star batsman. I think the critics are wrong.  Despite currently being out of form, without

Aussie Selectors Panic

The Australian cricket team has dominated world cricket for the last decade and a half. This domination has slowly but surely come to an end. In fact, it has hastened over the last couple of

IPL: Time to clean up cricket administration across India

The recent controversy that has arisen over the Kochi franchise has brought to light a number of issues. The IPL has become a billion+ industry in a short span of 2-3 years. The promoters led by

Mohammed Azharuddin: Tainted Star to Muslim Mascot

Life is about to come a full circle for former Indian cricket captain, Mohammed Azharuddin, as efforts are underway to revoke the lifetime ban imposed on him by the BCCI. After attempting for years to

Dravid Dropped: Right Move, Poor PR

There seems to be plenty of press about Rahul Dravid being dropped from the ODI side for the home series against Australia. “He got a raw deal”, “this is weird”, “It makes no sense” etc. 

Cricket: Rotation is the best policy

India failed to qualify for the semi-finals in two major back to back tournaments — the World T20 and the ICC World Championship. While the first had a lot to do with fitness (and fatigue

Rahul Dravid's Return: It's all about form

There has been plenty of analysis and theories about Rahul Dravid’s returnto the ODI team. Shouldn’t the selectors look to the future? What if he fails? Is this his ODI farewell? etc. As cricket gets