A Paradigm Shift of Cricket – The Game

This article is written as an entry for Harsha Bhogle’s Bloggers Dream Team. On March 1, 2015, Kumar Sangakkara scored a scintillating 117* off 86 balls against England. His innings was graced with piercing drives, dismissive pulls and a touch of his own elegance. Sri Lanka chased down 310 like…

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Taking the ‘World’ out of the ‘Cup’

If there’s any type of story that has survived changing worlds and changing times, it is the story of the underdog fighting for survival and glory. The masses root for you when you stand firmly and thwart attacks. You become a hero, an inspiration, a symbol of resilience and more…

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The Proteas: Choke-YES to Choke-NOT

South Africa can definitely turn the tables this time around. They are one of the most balanced and strongest side coming into this world cup which has been a cliché for them since their debut at 1992 world cup. Three things South Africa need to overcome to lift the 2015 cricket…

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Australia – They Never Fail To Begin Without The Favourites Tag

  It has been more than 5 World Cups and decades that I have been following Cricket and there has been not a single instance where the Aussies haven’t been tagged as favourites. Have they justified this tag? Hell yes, Champions 3 consecutive times and finalists once! But post WC11…

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India v Pakistan – The Poignant Affair

On a very hot afternoon in Jaisalmer in late March 2011 , ‘Jawan’ Lakhbir Singh was struggling hard to tune into the All India Radio. An encounter/ shoot out had an all-together different meaning today. It was not different in the second class compartment of a local train in Mumbai…

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The Unpredictables

If we play a game where you give me a word and I have to come up with an answer that best describes the word, phrases like ‘enigma’ , ‘abrupt’ , ‘unannounced’, ‘unpredictable’ will just have one answer – Pakistan Cricket Team. Their performance over the years has managed to…

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