January 24, 2020

Suresh Menon

  • 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

    The almighty might be invoked for that final push, but sportsmen have implicit faith in training, coaches and...

  • Wisden Diary
    Wisden Diary

    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

    Bose’s wide canvas of limited depth is at its best when he roams Indian cricket’s delicious suburbs, not...

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

    There is no one reason that defined Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s life as a cricketer. He defied the grammar book...

  • Kohli & Co.: Let This Epiphany Stay Unbeaten
    Kohli & Co.: Let This Epiphany Stay Unbeaten

    Privileging competence, even stolidity, over flash and dazzle and multiple stabs over awesome blows, India...

  • A Flipper That Turned Square
    A Flipper That Turned Square

    Warne wastes words rambling on his growing up, affairs and escapades. On spin bowling, cricketing personages...

  • Grounds For A Rematch
    Grounds For A Rematch

    The mad rush of change in Indian cricket is scrutinised by the journalist, with look-ins by the historian, as...

  • The Bat And Beetle Flew
    The Bat And Beetle Flew

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

  • Honour In Imperfection
    Honour In Imperfection

    Sanjay Manjrekar's insightful and utterly frank autobiography sets a high standard to aim for, while...

  • This Is Being Sent Upstairs
    This Is Being Sent Upstairs

    Sardesai’s playing XI is unrealistic, the subject’s stories familiar. Only when he dons the garb of a...

  • From Silly Point To Long On
    From Silly Point To Long On

    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

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

  • Florence Diary
    Florence Diary

    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

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

  • A Thin, Grey Line
    A Thin, Grey Line

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

  • A Straight, Oiled Bat
    A Straight, Oiled Bat

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

  • AB, Renaissance Man
    AB, Renaissance Man

    De Villiers is transforming batsmanship in true post-modern style

  • Those Pressure Cooker Situations
    Those Pressure Cooker Situations

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

  • Bang Bang, And You Win
    Bang Bang, And You Win

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

  • Open The Club Gates
    Open The Club Gates

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

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