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Rahul Dravid – “The Wall” of Fame and a True Legend of the Game

My first memories of Dravid was when listening to the radio commentary of a domestic match in the early 90s, I am not sure which one  Ranji , Duleep or Irani Trophy. But in those days when we used to … Continue reading

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India experiences an explosion of joy, cricket is the great leveller

Not given to extreme emotion, it amused me to see the uninhibited display of joyous celebration all across India. People of all ages, all castes and across all strata of the society were venting their emotions openly. It was a … Continue reading

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Indian bravehearts overcome Lankan Lions in a classic final

Very often finals are a big anticlimax. The last exciting final in the Cricket World Cup was in 1996 when Sri Lanka chased down Australia’s 240 odd runs. The Australian era of domination meant a lot of lopsided encounters but, … Continue reading

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A Calypso Collapse, Indian Tigers feast on the Kangaroos and Kiwis fly high at CWC 2011

The King is dead.Long Live the king – Australia’s reign at the World Cup came to a crashing end in the Motera stadium at Ahmedabad. However the successor to the throne is far from decided. Cheered on by a Partisan … Continue reading

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Cricket World Cup Early rounds – Prodigious Pakistanis, Scintillating Strauss and Minnow Slaughter on display

The World Cup got some wind behind the sails after a a slow start, We had some good action over the weekend with a couple of good matches. The number of minnows in the tournament however means that there will … Continue reading

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Heroes, wizards,sportsman spirit and fools – Reliving the 80s Cricket World Cups

175 not out – mention this and it takes any Indian who was alive in 1983 into a trip down the memory lane. Kapil’s heroic effort when India were 17 for 5 was not televised live due to a once … Continue reading

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The answer is Cheteshwar!! Rookie stuns Aussies as India take the Test series 2-0

Dhoni won the game for India yesterday without playing a single stroke. He promoted Cheteshwar Pujara , to no.3, a place owned by The Wall, and that did the trick. Pujara demonstrated classical strokeplay and an uncluttered mind as he … Continue reading

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