Indian fans bear the sun as they cheer their team

Beware the ire of the Indian armchair fan

Is it likely that the higher the level at which one has played the game, the calmer and more balanced one is likely to be in reacting to its fluctuating fortunes?

David Gower on the attack during his 157*

In defence of the stylist

It's something of a misconception that elegant batsmen like Rohit Sharma "throw" their wickets away

Tony Greig salutes the Eden Gardens crowd

Tales of Greig and Lloyd

In the '70s, the two towering tourists managed to win the hearts of Indian fans with their charm and prowess

Kids play cricket in a maidan in Mumbai

The many crickets of an Indian boyhood

Growing up in India, you play a number of varieties of the game, each contributing to the development of certain skills

A boy playing tennis-ball cricket at the iconic Azad Maidan

The characters of maidan cricket

From the Nonstop Commentator to the Flat-footed Slogger - a lowdown on the players who defined Indian club cricket in the '70s

The umpire comes from his room for a game of village cricket at Marchwiel Cricket Club

The appeal I didn't withdraw

How long can you remember an error of judgement on the cricket field?

Madan Lal prepares to bowl

A soft spot for the dibbly-dobbler

These apologetic, innocuous trundlers come in various shapes and sizes. But in the modern era, they are slowly turning into an extinct species

James Anderson glares at Ravindra Jadeja after dismissing him

The joy of seeing a sledger receive his comeuppance

It's deeply satisfying to see a known potty mouth, especially one who has wound up your team, be defeated on the field - though it doesn't always work out that way