Monthly Archives: January 2008

Harbhajan Exonerated, Aussie incensed

Australia incensed by Harbhajan reprieve. This article appeared in Cricinfo.

Harbhajan Singh’s exoneration for his alleged “monkey” comment towards Andrew Symonds has been hailed as a victory for justice in India, but the decision has incensed Australia’s cricketers, who believe their board has caved in to overwhelming pressure from the game’s financial superpower. Continue reading

The Emerging Giant and the Giant Killer

Nobody with his head in the right place might have predicted the two finalists in the Australian Open to be Novak Djokovic and Jo-Wilfred Tsonga. In fact, it seemed impossible that Roger Federer’s winning streak would have ended ; and that too in a semi final. But things don’t always go according to the script. Continue reading

Should Ganguly have been omitted from the ODI squad??

The selectors are at it again. Chopping and chipping away at a winning combination. Ganguly should consider himself really unfortunate to have been unceremoniously dropped for the ODI’s after registering the best ever comebacks in cricketing history.
Sourav Ganguly is sure to be in a quandary. He had registered one of the greatest comebacks into the Indian team. Continue reading

Dominance Over, New era begins

THE contrast could not be more stark. At the very venue they reclaimed the Ashes last summer, the Australians yesterday witnessed the end of their record-equalling 16-Test winning sequence, though not before an enthralling late-innings fightback. [Alex Brown for Sydney Morning Herald] Continue reading

Anil Kumble: The Legend of Indian Cricket

The smiling assassin or the giant killer, Kumble has been India’s best bowler in the past decade. It is time to stand up and salute this great bowler and even greater human being on accomplishing the humongous feat of 600 test wickets. Continue reading

Symonds: Kumble’s 600th test victim

Anil Radhakrishna Kumble or AK 37 is the most lethal weapon in Indian Cricket’s armoury. AK made Symonds his 600th test victim in Perth on Day 2 of the 3Mobile Test Series. India took some quick wickets today but partnership between Andrew Symonds and Gilchrist steadied the Australian innings. The wicket came at the right time when Symonds looked dangerous. Symonds edged to Dhoni, the ball jumped off Dhoni’s glove, reached Dravid’s hands, who was in the first slip. Indians were ecstatic, but Rauf kept quiet. Indians kept appealing. Here goes Rauf’s finger up! Celebrations begins! History is made at Perth.  Anil Kumble not only broke the partnership Continue reading

Viren Rasquinah Quits Hockey

VirenTHUMBING his nose at the mighty establishment that runs Indian hockey, former India captain Viren Rasquinah announced his retirement from international hockey today. Does anything shock in hockey anymore? Please don’t ask this question to “RESPECTED” selectors – Surinder Singh Sodhi, Harmik Singh, Ajit Pal Singh and Gurbux Singh. They have been after Viren’s head for quite some time now. Viren is one of the many player who has become the victims of politics continuing in IHF. Continue reading

Force India unveiled sans Indian Drivers

For long the world had hesitated to acknowledge the advent of India in Formula One. But Indian racing has slowly but surely made its presence felt in the global circuit. With the launch of Force India-F1 team, the Dream of being a force to reckon with in the Racing World will soon be realised. Continue reading

The Ramifications of Victory

The Western Australian Cricket Association stadium in Perth is a name that brings images of hard, bouncy wickets and tearaway fast bowlers terrorizing batsmen from all over the world to mind. So what must supposedly be the strategy of any team that plays here? All out pace? A backup spinner probably? Continue reading