APRIL 17, 2015

Turn down the telly, turn up the radio

There was a time when cricket fans felt TV commentary wasn't descriptive enough. Now its verbosity makes us turn back to the radio
There's something comforting about radio commentary © AFP
MARCH 19, 2015

When being an India fan doesn't mean being filled with despair

Three painful partnerships, but only one has a happy ending
FEBRUARY 27, 2015

Throw open the gates to the Associates

Keeping them in the World Cup will inspire their countrymen to dream bigger and also prevent the game from being monopolised by a small club
FEBRUARY 14, 2015

India v Pakistan, but it's muted this time

The build-up to the World Cup clash seems restrained with fans from both sides not feeling particularly bullish about their team's chances
JANUARY 18, 2015

Once upon a Bedi welcome

Bishan Bedi welcoming the visiting Pakistanis at the airport in 1979 is an image for the ages
JANUARY 04, 2015

Memo to Virat Kohli

India's new captain needs to realise talking is sweet but winning sweeter
DECEMBER 05, 2014

Grieving for a stranger

Not having known Phillip Hughes does not make the pain of losing him hurt less
NOVEMBER 22, 2014

The tale of a win that didn't come to be

Delhi were expected to coast to the Irani Cup title in 1982. Then came an outrageous chase of 421 runs
NOVEMBER 07, 2014

Acknowledging the Indian who doesn't care for cricket

Yes, such a tribe exists, and it cannot be dismissed easily in this age when we constantly worry about the game's future
OCTOBER 23, 2014

The renewability of cricket

We as players and spectators have a great deal to do with the perceived complexity of the game, simply because we change over time
OCTOBER 03, 2014

The joys of India v Pakistan by proxy

The presence of Lahore Lions in the Champions League gave us that for a while. More's the pity that they're not pitted against an "Indian" side in the final
SEPTEMBER 17, 2014

The joy of staying not-out overnight

It is one not reserved for those at high levels of the game alone: the most exalted experiences can come in the most humble settings
SEPTEMBER 03, 2014

Is there such a thing as an ideal retirement?

The decision to quit is an acutely difficult one, and many cricketers trip up when it's their turn to take it
AUGUST 22, 2014

66 for 6 and all that

How does an Indian fan react to this most evil of numbers?
AUGUST 07, 2014

The dark subtexts of cricket literature

Why reading acclaimed works from decades ago is often revealing
JULY 24, 2014

Battling the fear of defeat

A fourth-innings chase can be brutally unforgiving; every wicket can lead to acute anxiety
JULY 04, 2014

An old-fashioned series

India's five-Test tour of England feels like a throwback to the 1950s, down to the weak touring squad
JUNE 19, 2014

Life outside the cricket stadium

Most fans are familiar with far-flung corners of the globe but often we don't know much about those places apart from the fact that they are cricketing venues
JUNE 06, 2014

The generous lender of cricket magazines

Having a neighbour with a cornucopia of cricket literature can be a life-changing experience
MAY 24, 2014

The absent cricket ball

A cricket ball at home would make daydreaming a little easier; its concrete, tangible presence would make intangible visions easier to construct