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Author of Pundits from Pakistan: On Tour with India, 2003-04
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It all began in South Africa

Feb 6, 2011: Indian cricket's most successful era was ushered in at the 2003 World Cup, with some effigy-burning, banana-barfing, and sleepless nights for Tendulkar

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Here comes the flood

Jan 3, 2011: It's set to be a big year for India with Tests in five continents. If only the BCCI and the broadcasters rolled back on the hyper-commercialisation

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The decline and fall of Test cricket

Dec 13, 2010: Like children do with video games, as spectators we are going numb watching dull, futile matches and are revelling in the tiny bits of quality on display

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When cricketers age

Nov 15, 2010: Do we have the right to call for their retirements or should we let their dramas play themselves out?

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Why cricket can't pardon its sinners

Oct 11, 2010: The real world may accept the corrupt, even welcome them, but sport cannot because they break the principle sport hinges on

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Video thrills the history fan

Aug 30, 2010: The best of cricket's past can now be watched and marvelled at over and over again, thanks to YouTube

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Foxes, lizards and other bowlers

Aug 2, 2010: Amir is a bee, Asif a snake. What are Malinga and Ishant?

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Cricket, tennis and the loss of immersion

Jun 28, 2010: If you're looking for sport to convey gripping narrative and drama involving human beings under pressure, cricket is probably not the place to look these days

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Equality isn't excellence

May 31, 2010: Despite India's early exit from the World Twenty20 for a second time in a row, the BCCI hasn't grasped the harm the IPL's bloated schedule is doing

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A blueprint for the IPL

Apr 26, 2010: Corporate partnership rather than ownership might have delivered a much healthier IPL

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Aggravated by advertising

Mar 29, 2010: Watching the IPL is like encountering one of those post-modern narratives that seeks to satirise consumerism

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Keep it simple

Mar 8, 2010: The more you legislate the game, the more anal it will become

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What makes a cricketer great?

Feb 1, 2010: You could judge him by stacks of runs and wickets, elegance, or exerting considerable influence on how the game is played

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Alone in the middle

Dec 1, 2009: Why cricket, it can be argued, is even more of an individual sport than tennis

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Shane Bond the thoroughbred

Apr 9, 2007: Damaged, repaired, remade, Bond is influential as ever

Rahul Bhattacharya in Guyana
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