Rahul Dravid – The only cause I ever cared about

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I could have chosen to defend Hinduism or Keynesian economics. I could have chosen to fight crime or raise awareness of the many things this world needs awareness about. Instead, I chose the life and times of Mr Rahul Dravid. He is the only cause I have ever really fought for. Insult me and I… Read more »

Just like the 90’s , Just like when it all began!

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Just over fifteen years to this date, Sachin Tendulkar made his most memorable One Day International (ODI) hundred yet. The venue and city were so nondescript that neither Sachin nor the Indian team would ever visit the town again. The scenario though would be one that’d play out on television screens across India many times… Read more »

WTF BCCI ???

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The highly profitable, completely autonomous and all-powerful Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced yesterday that all Ranji Trophy games would be played at neutral venues. I can confirm with sources both anonymous and real that this was no Valentine’s Day prank or fake tweet gone viral! This is for real. I try… Read more »

Hopeless New Year!

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“Hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies.” Andy Dufresne lied. As I watch the Indian cricket team slink away to the sort of defeat I grew up scarred by, I do not see hope. No hope today, No hope in 2012 and no hope that India… Read more »

The tale of the tail !

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The failure of the Indian attack to clean up the Aussie tail in the recent Melbourne test gave fans of Team India their once-a-tour deja vu. My own “tail wagging against India” virginity was taken cruelly from me on the eve of my twelfth standard board exam! What I thought would be India’s first significant… Read more »

Ashwin’s tweet and those seven deliveries!

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Minutes after one of the great individual all round performances in recent test history, Ashwin Ravichandran tweeted to the world “Can anyone tell what differently cud have been done??instead of saying cud have run the 2…moment I completed 1 the throw was over my head.” Active athletes, coaches, politicians  and performers rarely tweet what they… Read more »

Challenging Mr. Bhogle – Episode I

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What spirit?   In his Cricinfo piece dated September 23’rd 2011, Harsha Bhogle eulogizes Jacques Kallis. Kallis, you see, took an opposing team’s fielder at his word and decided to walk back to the pavilion without waiting for the third umpire’s decision. Kallis, you see, did not wait for modern day technology to validate the… Read more »

Thank you Mr. Rahul Dravid!

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The Hypothesis:  If you repeat a lie often enough, enough people will believe it. Several politicians make it big solely on this premise and call it strategy! My first dalliance with this was when the ‘Rahul Dravid is not a fit for One Day Cricket (ODI)’ meme started doing the rounds in 1998. An honorary… Read more »