Mukul Kesavan

MS Dhoni leads his troops in on the third morning

An Indian original

As captain, MS Dhoni was wholly himself, unflappable, and a desi to boot

Virat Kohli walks back after his dismissal

When defeat isn't depressing

After a long time we have seen an Indian team and captain enjoy the challenge of trying to overcome stronger opposition in an overseas Test

N Srinivasan has a chat with MS Dhoni

Indian cricket's conflict-of-interest problem

The amendment that exempted the IPL from the conflict-of-interest clause is the root of the current crisis, leading to Srinivasan's fall, and damaging cricket's credibility

Cheteshwar Pujara flicks to the leg side

Shades of Gavaskar

There's an implacable soundness about Cheteshwar Pujara, the best young batsman in the Test-playing world

Sachin Tendulkar looks up at the skies after reaching his hundred

Poem

Tendulkar's last Test

A bit of verse for Tendulkar's farewell match

Sachin Tendulkar and Brian Lara were interviewed after the game

A farewell left too late

Tendulkar's legacy has been diminished by his long twilight, and the team he served for so long with such distinction has been damaged too

Why laissez faire won't do for Test cricket

For the five-day game to survive, we need a BCCI that harnesses the market and tempers its profit-maximising logic to create a stable environment for the format

How not to close a great career

Sachin Tendulkar's media blitz in the wake of his 100th hundred has been unseemly and cheapens his legacy