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Soumya Bhattacharya is the editor of Hindustan Times, Mumbai. He is the author of two volumes of cricketing memoirs - You Must Like Cricket? and All That You Can't Leave Behind - and a novel, If I Could Tell You
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Dreadheads

Sep 2014: Cricket fans live with the feeling because they know fandom is diluted without it

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Wisden India Almanack 2014

Farewells and remembered pleasures

Apr 5, 2014: Goodbyes to Tendulkar and others, delightful essays and detailed recaps - the 2014 edition of the Indian Wisden has plenty to treasure

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Pataudi: Nawab of Cricket

The many Pataudis

May 12, 2013: Twenty-two essays delve into the legacy of one of Indian cricket's most significant figures

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Hooked on torment

May 25, 2010: What are you if you switch the TV on at three in the morning knowing full well your team will probably get a pasting?

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Book excerpt

Eden on an impulse

Dec 7, 2009: India v Pakistan in Kolkata, Laxman and Ganguly at the crease. Fly into town for the day?

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No. 16

Greenidge loses his off stump

Apr 5, 2009: The third World Cup final: Sandhu lands the punch that makes the knockout possible

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Eastern son

Nov 10, 2008: Sourav Ganguly fired Bengal's imagination. He was a talisman the state had waited too long for

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A fan's dilemma

May 7, 2008: Just which team does one cheer for in the IPL? A cricket watcher agonises

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Half the battle

Mar 18, 2008: Cricket is perhaps unique among team sports in that individual face-offs within the larger contests matter almost as much as the main event. Tendulkar v Lee, anyone?

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Assault and poetry

Feb 28, 2008: Laxman's rubber wrists v the Big Bird's bounce, and two masters of war

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Wake up and smell the prejudice

Feb 1, 2008: In the wake of Monkeygate, Indians must confront the ugly fact that they are racist - unconsciously or otherwise

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Wake up, tune in

Jan 23, 2008: On the joys of watching cricket in Australia - both at the ground and at the crack of dawn on TV in India

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The World-Cup-shaped void at the heart of my days

Apr 28, 2007: The evenings will seem empty because of there is no match; the days will because there is no match to look forward to in the evening.

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Mahela, intelligence and ingenuity

Apr 25, 2007: Why Mahela's hundred in the semi-final is one of the cleverest in the history of the World Cup

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The clash of opposites

Apr 16, 2007:

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Of heroes and hero worship

Apr 11, 2007: So Brian Lara will be gone from the one-day stage

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A feast of excellence

Apr 7, 2007:

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The Curious Case of Greg Chappell

Apr 4, 2007: As I write this, the news of Greg Chappell quitting is all over TV

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Whose side are you on now?

Mar 30, 2007: Now that India is out of the World Cup, watching the games has become a pleasurable, anxiety-free, almost aesthetic exercise

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Chasing a dream... for 24 years

Mar 26, 2007: “Cool first, write afterwards

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