Mukul Kesavan

MARCH 22, 2008

Last post

I can't see that there's going to be a tour to top the one in Australia any time soon, so this looks like a good place to stop
MARCH 13, 2008

The Beginning of the End

Listening to Tendulkar declare that the CB series win counted as the greatest moment of his cricketing career, I felt dismayed, then scornful, and then just old
MARCH 05, 2008

Why should the IPL be globally managed?

Counties don't compensate national boards for the services of players they have nurtured and trained
FEBRUARY 02, 2008

Ponting and the 1950s

The leeway traditionally granted to certain kinds of cricketing deception is threatened by the camera's unblinking gaze
JANUARY 31, 2008

Shock and Awe

In the second Test at Sydney, the two grand narratives of 21st century cricket, India's growing economic clout and Australia's cricketing hegemony, met like unsheathed live wires
JANUARY 17, 2008

Tendulkar's bid for immortality

The way Tendulkar is batting in Australia, that part will be his to play for years yet, at the end of which he might well stand on the pedestal that Bradman chose for him and which Cricket reserves for her most durable geniuses
JANUARY 10, 2008

Harbhajan, cont'd

A link to an analysis of the tumultuous events of the Sydney Test
JANUARY 06, 2008

We was robbed

The ICC should take a page out of tennis’ book and allow each team a fixed number of challenges so that they can appeal decisions that they think are plainly wrong
JANUARY 05, 2008

Ponting and the case against Harbhajan

The Symonds affair and the charge of racial abuse laid against Harbhajan Singh by Ricky Ponting could change the way in which international cricket is monitored and regulated
JANUARY 04, 2008

Laxman was sublime but India need more

One of Tendulkar, Ganguly and Yuvraj has to get a century
DECEMBER 29, 2007

Dravid: The meddle and the muddle

DECEMBER 23, 2007

The Hussey Measure (and the measure of Hussey)

An attempt to put Michael Hussey's staggering Test performances in perspective
DECEMBER 21, 2007

The most under-rated player in the world

Perhaps Hussey's case illustrates a larger problem with cricket appreciation: the way in which a ruling aesthetic obscures the achievement of players whose methods don't fit its criteria
DECEMBER 20, 2007

More than a Test series

It isn't just the Border-Gavaskar trophy that's at stake: Captain Kumble holds the future of the long game in his hands.
DECEMBER 06, 2007

Journeyman and genius

Jayasuriya's significance is not statistical, though heaven knows that at the high points of his career he climbed peaks never attempted by more consistent players
NOVEMBER 23, 2007

VVS. Again.

He was, as he often is in Test matches, the best batsman on show
NOVEMBER 16, 2007

Greg Chappell's Punch & Judy Show

Is Chappell asking us to accept that he had a hissy fit then and cried 'racism' when it wasn't
NOVEMBER 15, 2007

Time to rejig batting order

Captain Kumble might turn out to be an inspired choice
OCTOBER 20, 2007

No room for bigotry

Our virtue as a nation is that we committed ourselves to an inclusive pluralism
OCTOBER 11, 2007

No one wrote to the Colonel

Dilip Vengsarkar has a habit of shooting his mouth off and indiscretion has been his watchword since he was appointed as the chairman of selectors
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Mukul Kesavan
Mukul Kesavan teaches social history for a living and writes fiction when he can - he is the author of a novel, Looking Through Glass. He's keen on the game but in a non-playing way. With a top score of 14 in neighbourhood cricket and a lively distaste for fast bowling, his credentials for writing about the game are founded on a spectatorial axiom: distance brings perspective. Kesavan's book of cricket - Men in Whitewas published in 2007.

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