When brilliant met invincible

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Virat in Sanskrit means brilliant. Ajinkya in Sanskrit means invincible. Rarely in cricket history have protagonist names matched their virtuoso deeds as they did for four hours on Sunday, the 28’th of December 2014 at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG). Two 26 year olds put on a show. They drove and they cut and they… Read more »

Five lasting videos from the Lord’s test

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There were five videos from my five days at Lord’s that I wanted to share with y’all. Here they are below in descending order of entertainment 1) The Ravi Jadejaaaa chant – I have been driving my wife nuts with this chant. Hope you will drive someone nuts too ! 2) The “Jimmy is a… Read more »

Five days at Lord’s

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Checking something off the bucket list is fun. It is where prayer meets planning meets reality. Attending major events at three iconic sports venues is the entirety of my travel bucket list and I hadn’t visited a place on my list since a freezing January morning in 2004 (I was at this game). Until July… Read more »

The Pakistan v Sri Lanka test in Sharjah was probably fixed

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International cricket is going thru one of its biggest challenges right now with the menage-a-trois of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), the England and Wales cricket board (ECB) and Cricket Australia (CA) on the verge of screwing over (for good) the other cricket-playing nations. With the attention of journalists and fans… Read more »

A hall of fame for Cricket ?

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American sports media was all into the baseball hall of fame this week. The Baseball Writers of America (BBWA) voted three players into the hall of fame Wednesday. A sport that lends itself seamlessly to numbers and stats raises quite the ire and passion from fans on which individuals gain a 75% approval rating from… Read more »