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Remembering Shane Warne: An Open Book, But Pages Didn’t Tell The Whole Story

Remembering Shane Warne: An Open Book, But Pages Didn’t Tell The Whole Story

Mar 05, 2022

Shane Warne bowled like a millionaire and lived life the same way. In the end only memories, and Youtube videos, remain.

How Covid Has Hit Sports And Spectators Around The World

How Covid Has Hit Sports And Spectators Around The World

Dec 29, 2021

Over the past two years, Covid rendered spectator sports—that symbol of civilisational normality—into a battleground of perception

The All-Seeing Recorder

The All-Seeing Recorder

Jan 13, 2021

Ved plunged headlong into life, determined to experience all it had to offer

Isolation Diary

Isolation Diary

Mar 27, 2020

A Sportsman's Faith Is In The People Around Him, Luck Is His God

A Sportsman's Faith Is In The People Around Him, Luck Is His God

Dec 25, 2019

The almighty might be invoked for that final push, but sportsmen have implicit faith in training, coaches and true grit, writes journalist, Suresh Menon

Wisden Diary

Wisden Diary

Nov 20, 2019

In Outlook this week, a diary on cricket XIs, 'dream team' and Wisden India, by Suresh Menon.

Missing Through The Line

Missing Through The Line

Jun 19, 2019

Bose’s wide canvas of limited depth is at its best when he roams Indian cricket’s delicious suburbs, not in its audacious socio-historical claims

Master Of Zen, Why MS Dhoni is God of Cricket Too

Master Of Zen, Why MS Dhoni is God of Cricket Too

Apr 18, 2019

There is no one reason that defined Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s life as a cricketer. He defied the grammar book on the field and his demeanour off the pitch was a lesson in achieving nirvana.

Kohli & Co.: Let This Epiphany Stay Unbeaten

Kohli & Co.: Let This Epiphany Stay Unbeaten

Jan 16, 2019

Privileging competence, even stolidity, over flash and dazzle and multiple stabs over awesome blows, India wore Australia down in an un-Indian manner

Kohli & Co.: Let This Epiphany Stay Unbeaten

Kohli & Co.: Let This Epiphany Stay Unbeaten

Jan 16, 2019

Privileging competence, even stolidity, over flash and dazzle and multiple stabs over awesome blows, India wore Australia down in an un-Indian manner

A Flipper That Turned Square

A Flipper That Turned Square

Dec 19, 2018

Warne wastes words rambling on his growing up, affairs and escapades. On spin bowling, cricketing personages and vignettes he delivers like a maestro.

Grounds For A Rematch

Grounds For A Rematch

May 02, 2018

The mad rush of change in Indian cricket is scrutinised by the journalist, with look-ins by the historian, as large splotches of rehashing stain the account

The Bat And Beetle Flew

The Bat And Beetle Flew

Mar 29, 2018

Guha liberated Indian cricket writing from its pedantic rut. He visits the game with empathy, amid its socio-cultural moorings.

Honour In Imperfection

Honour In Imperfection

Feb 09, 2018

Sanjay Manjrekar's insightful and utterly frank autobiography sets a high standard to aim for, while engendering in us a new respect for the man

This Is Being Sent Upstairs

This Is Being Sent Upstairs

Nov 10, 2017

Sardesai’s playing XI is unrealistic, the subject’s stories familiar. Only when he dons the garb of a journalist do the stories yield extra spin and bite.

From Silly Point To Long On

From Silly Point To Long On

Jan 19, 2017

A patchwork run through India’s Test history has great anecdotal charm, but is repetitive

Only The Fittest Shall Play

Only The Fittest Shall Play

Sep 08, 2016

Can cricket be a leveller in India? Adiga’s eleven find it out the tough way.

Florence Diary

Florence Diary

Jan 08, 2016

Each wrong turn leads to a new treasure, an unexpected trove of beauty, an unseen lot of sculptures.

Kardar’s Men, Imran’s Boys

Kardar’s Men, Imran’s Boys

Apr 03, 2015

This superb history tells the story of Pakistan through its popular sport.

A Thin, Grey Line

A Thin, Grey Line

Mar 27, 2015

Luck, pluck, hard work made Dhoni. Everything else he stonewalls.

A Straight, Oiled Bat

A Straight, Oiled Bat

Mar 20, 2015

All cylinders at full blast, Team India now needs to do it for Dhoni

AB, Renaissance Man

AB, Renaissance Man

Mar 13, 2015

De Villiers is transforming batsmanship in true post-modern style

Those Pressure Cooker Situations

Those Pressure Cooker Situations

Mar 05, 2015

Our cricket commentary and commentators thrive on the banal—somebody needs to pad up, inject some intelligence and passion

Bang Bang, And You Win

Bang Bang, And You Win

Feb 27, 2015

Leave swing to the poets. All we need is the demonic grin of the six.

Open The Club Gates

Open The Club Gates

Feb 20, 2015

The ICC must ditch ‘exclusive’ tag, start mentoring the ‘associates’

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