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Discover yourself by taking our quizzes
Do you think cricket is cooler than football?
It's not the beautiful game, but perhaps it is one that kicks more ass?
Does football have a Chris Gayle?
Ever heard of Jose Mourinho? He's everything Gayle is, and has better hair
They have players who throw tantrums, those who wear bling, those who strut, those who shine on the big stage, those who are loved for talking nonsense on Twitter, but not one player who does all of that
Chris Gayle is one of the reasons cricket is in the state it is in today
Does cricket have a Maradona?
Of course. Viv is Maradona minus the cocaine
No, and it should be a criminal offence to call Tendulkar god when Maradona has touched us with his genius
No, and that's probably why it has survived this long
Cricket has three formats. Football has just one. You think:
We thought the three could co-exist, but looks like we were wrong
That's because cricket is comfortable with the idea of change and progress
Cricket has an identity crisis
Would you rather be caught in a stadium watching an IPL match or an EPL match?
What do you mean caught? With pride I go to an IPL game, in my overpriced club jersey, vuvuzela in hand, having left my dignity at security
What do you mean caught? With pride I go to an EPL game, in my overpriced club jersey, vuvuzela in hand, and armed with mace in case the rowdier fans decide to attack me
Oh IPL, it's all your fault
Is the Super Over Eliminator more thrilling than a penalty shootout?
Have you ever seen anyone not sit on the edge of their seat during a penalty shootout? The beauty of a shootout lies in how easy it is to score from that position in any other situation
Naturally. A Super Over is preceded by a tie, which is far more exciting in cricket than football. And as a decider a Super Over also better represents the sport
What is so wrong about a draw? Why are we so bent on obtaining results?
Is it cooler to be called an opener or a striker?
It's a huge problem that our openers all think they are strikers. They have unlearnt the art of grafting
Opener sounds like something you need for a bottle, not a sport
If you're Sehwag, you are both
Can five-day viewing be more awesome than 90 minutes?
Yes, because the pleasure lasts for more than 2000 minutes
Of course it is! And if we had realised it sooner, the game would still have a chance
Only if it's five days of dribbling, long passes, crosses, headers and shots into the goalpost
"Joga Bonito" or "The gentleman's game"?
Joga Bonito: no hoicks, slogs, or running on the field like Ganguly
Both are lovely phrases that can be used in the eulogy that I am writing
The gentlemen's game encompasses the idea of playing beautifully
Are England cooler as cricket's world champions or football's?
England as prats on a pedalo: it brings cricket to page one
England as seen in terms of Rooney and Terry's off-field misdemeanours: makes European football look so attractive in comparison
England as the No. 1 Test side: nothing spells doom like serial incompetents being crowned champions despite a sorry record in the toughest conditions
Would you rather be red-carded or fined by a match referee?
Punishments are only an indicator of how the game has degenerated over the years
Fined by a match referee, since there's less public humiliation in that
Red-carded, because it shows what extent you would go to for your team
Would you rather be slapped by Harbhajan Singh or head-butted by Zinedine Zidane?
If Harbhajan slaps me, then surely I have what it takes to get under the skin of a champion
Neither; there's enough trauma in my life without these two inflicting injuries on me
Head-butted by Zizou, of course! That's as close as I can get to kissing him
More in Page 2
The definitive England-Australia preview
The Long Handle:
The only article you need to read to know how the Investec Ashes is going to pan out
London to Colombo for Younis
A Younis Khan fan travels all the way from London for his 100th Test in Colombo
A cure for sledging
The Long Handle:
In which we propose an innovative alternative to traditional "gamesmanship"
In praise of the bat-logo police
The Long Handle:
Cricket may be nowhere near FIFA when it comes to maladministration, but there are some areas where we can hold our heads high
The perfect day out
An Indian fan discovers the delights of county cricket in at a dazzling ground
Lewis' 82 leads Patriots to biggest win in CPL
Harris loses final battle of wounded knee
Clarke shines as Birmingham stay top
Starc and Hazlewood polish off Essex
Azhar rues batting 'misjudgment'
'International cricket again, that's what I crave'
Roelof van der Merwe
on his South Africa career, what made him move to Netherlands, and his county cricket plans
The fourth horseman of 2005
' career was blighted by injury but he was a key part of the attack who brought the Ashes home for England a decade ago and his story remains a compelling one
Swinging shoulders and chunky thighs
The Cricket Sadist Hour:
on the Ashes, Younis Khan, how unpretty left-handers can be, drones, and the ICC
A Hayden moment
The TV does no justice to some stunning pieces of work on the field. At times you need to have played - even casually - to appreciate these gems
TCM July issue
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