What Doesn’t Kill You, Only Makes You Stronger

I am glad India did not win the ICC Champions Trophy Final against Pakistan. Yes you read it right! I repeat, I am glad that India did not win the ICC Champions Trophy Final against Pakistan. Call me a ‘Deshdrohi’ or call me a monster for making this blasphemous statement.…

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Of Belief, Celebration & Passion

A wounded warrior is often quite a dangerous opponent to have because he knows no fear and would fight out till his last breath to survive. He hangs by his instincts while his heart and courage drive him to survive each moment, every single day.  The wounded warriors that I…

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Silence in the Chaos – Cricket in Pakistan

It is 2011. Two years after international cricket is banned in Pakistan. Right across the Punjab University Law College (PULC), Sheikh continues to run his ancestral ‘kebab’ shop. A small kid is helping him out with the chores at the shop. Shahid, a 7 year old, is serving water and…

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Semifinalists Forever?

They are a team that is never blessed with exceptional batting talents like Kohli, Amla ,Clarke or Sangakkara nor do they boast of men like Steyn, Malinga, Naraine or Johnson who can give sleepless nights to the opposition. Every time the teams are analysed before the World Cup, they fall…

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“The Man Who Never Failed To Surprise Us, Right Till The End”

 “Karmanye Vadhikaraste, Ma Phaleshou Kada Chana, Ma Karma Phala Hetur Bhurmatey Sangostva Akarmani” (Meaning: You have the right to perform your actions, but you are not entitled to the fruits of the actions. Do not let the fruit be the purpose of your actions, and therefore you won’t be attached…

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An Emotional Beginning

If there is something that can provide immense pleasure to a cricket enthusiast, it is the beginning of an exhilarating Test cricket series between 2 top class cricketing nations. India is playing Australia in Australia. Both nations have created unforgettable cricketing moments in the past. Be it the 2001, Laxman…

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