V Ramnarayan

A view from the fringe and beyond

Filter results by date
David Gower pulls Bishen Bedi

An evening with Gower

Talking captaincy, elegance and the playing of spin with the great England stylist

Ajit Wadekar made 48

Lefties I've loved

From Sobers to Sangakkara, plenty oozed grace at the crease. Each had his own distinctive style

Bishan Bedi chats with Cameron White

Listen to Bedi

The former left-arm spinner's trenchant views on selection, and on the treatment of India's spinners in particular, should not be ignored

Erapalli Prasanna bowls

Fizz, flight and loop

Erapalli Prasanna was a masterful conjurer and perhaps the shrewdest of India's great spin quartet

Sunil Gavaskar cuts on his way to a half-century

Gavaskar's stunning entrance

For Indian cricket fans of a certain vintage, the Caribbean summer of 1971 was the most glorious of all

Gundappa Viswanath

A wizard called Vishy

Remembering a magician who invariably rose to the occasion when conditions favoured the bowlers, especially the fast men