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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
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A hat-trick, runs for Kohli and a raucous Kolkata crowd cheering India on to victory
Fan Following: Lights, camera, Pakistan!
This fan thoroughly enjoyed watching the deciding T20I in a series that marked the return of high-profile international cricket in Pakistan
'The most exhilarating day of Test cricket that I have witnessed'
Nineteen wickets on a see-saw day at Lord's was a brilliant advertisement for Test cricket
A Birmingham hat-trick
A damp squib of a contest, but a fantastic day for an Indian fan in Birmingham
Eden Gardens turns on the magic again
A pitch with bounce, plenty of runs, a capacity crowd and a last-over finish all made it a day to remember
'No one took responsibility' - Jayawardene
Old Trafford to host India-Pakistan World Cup clash
Bavuma back with Lions after short Cobras stint
Denied the opportunity to help Caribbean people - Bravo
Roshen Silva stars in Galle's title triumph
How Bangladesh is finding and developing its talent
Mustafizur, Mosaddek, Mehidy, Nazmul - where did they all come from? By
It's time to rediscover Test-match batting
England's recklessness in the name of positivity is a sign that the art of batting in the longest format is no longer given due attention
Is it possible for a Pakistani to be a fan of Ian Botham?
The Cricket Monthly
Nottingham's the charm
On tour in the UK,
witnesses a fine comeback, visits the country's oldest pub, and squeezes in some yoga lessons
Trisha Chetty's legacy in the making
An inspiration in Mark Boucher got her to focus on her wicketkeeping. Today, she's a record-holder - and wants to go further
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