History is written by the Winners. All that the losers can do is whine, grumble and crib. But in spite of all the dubious umpiring decisions and the unsporting behaviour of the Aussies, the rule book will maintain that the Aussies won the Sydney Test. Continue reading
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
It happens rarely that the vanquished is applauded and the winners get jeered. But this did happen at the Sydney Cricket Ground yesterday. The Indian team would have lost the Test match but can still keep their head high. Continue reading
The last season saw a few firsts for Sachin. Being booed at his home ground in Mumbai, being ‘rested’ for the ODI series against Bangladesh and being asked by top cricketing experts to hang up his boots. Last year, speculations were rife that Sachin would be retiring from the one day format, but this innings I am sure would have silenced his critics. Continue reading
There are moments as a sportsman, when you feel nothing has gone your way, in spite of giving your best shot. The entire Indian cricket team must be going through precisely these emotions. Continue reading
There are some things in Cricket that you can prepare for, like Brett Lee’s bouncers and Hogg’s wrong ones. And then there are some things for which no preparation what so ever is going to help you- Poor umpiring. Indians were struck by a series of erroneous decisions made by the on and the off field umpires yesterday. Continue reading
After losing the toss, Indian bowlers came back to leave Australia reeling at 134/6 but a late surge from Symonds and Hogg ensured that the Australians not only crossed the 350 run mark but went on to score the 2nd highest total in a day at the SCG.
India entered the classroom Down Under with swagger and confidence. During the lecture however, they were handed a tough lesson on test cricket. Continue reading
RARELY DOES the opportunity of winning a test match knock at the doors of the Indian cricket team when they are playing away from home, and if it is against the mighty Aussies in their own backyard, then it is indeed one in a hundred. But India, after a gritty display of bowling on the first day of the test match, batted poorly in both the innings to lose this test match.
India went into the third test match against Pakistan at the M. Chinnaswamy stadium, Bangalore with Sachin Tendulkar and M.S. Dhoni not a part of the Indian Line up. Sachin had an injured knee and was advised rest by the team physio whereas Dhoni had a split webbing to take care of. The omission of these two players made way for Gambhir and Yuvraj into the side. Continue reading