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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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Lanka overcome the Kiwi fight, India awaits the Battle Royale at Mohali

John Wright must be commended for the fight he has brought into the Kiwis. The beating boys of the cricket world not too long ago, they made it to the Semis beating South Africa and also scalping Pakistan in the … Continue reading

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Part VI of VI – The Lankan Roar is loud and clear

2003 semi – finalists , 2007 finalists, 2011 – winners? – Sri Lanka sure must be hoping so. They also have won the World Cup in the subcontinent, so they are a good bet by any standards. The side has … Continue reading

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800 Twists and Turns for the Smiling Assasin – Muttiah Muralitharan exits tests on a high

Muttiah Muralitharan was always a maverick. Not for the purists was this Off spinning sensation who could spin the ball on glass and whose “Doosra” turned like a leg break from Warne. His action was controversial to say the least … Continue reading

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Lets have more of the “Real Thing” – Test Cricket

I switched on the TV today to be greeted by a match between the Panhala Panthers v/s Sinhagad Supremos on Neo Sports. Controlling my impulse to switch the channel, I lingered on to find out that it was the MPL … Continue reading

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