Jayaditya Gupta

Executive editor of ESPNcricinfo in India


Can the IPL wield its power to aid a country in crisis?
Can the IPL wield its power to aid a country in crisis?

As the pandemic wreaks havoc in India, the IPL marches on. That is not necessarily a bad thing, but can the BCCI make it count for more?

Sachin, Sachin! India, India!
Sachin, Sachin! India, India!

If Tendulkar's rise coincided with the rise of Indian jingoism - well, it wasn't his fault

Hardik Pandya and the man in the mirror
Hardik Pandya and the man in the mirror

By speaking without filters, Pandya has shown us a glimpse, if we needed it, of the conversation and mindset in the wider Indian society

Timeless tales and the Big Three political thriller
Timeless tales and the Big Three political thriller

The Wisden India Almanack 2015 hits the spot with its feature writing, but the reporting of the major events of the year on and off the field is a mixed bag

The internet of my youth
The internet of my youth

The best radio commentators kindled the imagination. And some of their lines you never forgot

Amarnath ambles to glory
Amarnath ambles to glory

Amiable, apologetic, lazy, relaxed Mohinder Amarnath put in a Man-of-the-Match performance in the 1983 World Cup final

Why Dhoni needs to speak out
Why Dhoni needs to speak out

It can't do Indian cricket any good when there is rampant speculation over the motives and methods of its highest-profile player

From pioneer to pariah
From pioneer to pariah

There is no one in the BCCI with Lalit Modi's marketing savvy, but don't shed any tears for his expulsion. He was far from an innocent victim

The sound of silence
The sound of silence

Gauging from the official broadcast of the IPL you'd be hard-pressed to guess there has been a spot-fixing scandal over the past few days

Storm in Hyderabadi dinner-plate
Storm in Hyderabadi dinner-plate

It's the most unlikely spat - a storm in a dinner-plate, if you will - between the most unlikely protagonists

Finally, a winning script
Finally, a winning script

The post-match celebrations by Shah Rukh Khan, captured faithfully by the host broadcasters, overran the limits of good taste and induced cringes in all thinking people watching the show

'Chill,' she told Gayle
'Chill,' she told Gayle

Cricketers routinely receive bad press for being arrogant, out of touch and living in a bubble

Tamim's four-hand shot
Tamim's four-hand shot

A Bangladesh newspaper, the Daily Star, on Saturday, held a ceremony honouring students who'd done well in their A and O level exams

Bhajji bats for Punter
Bhajji bats for Punter

Maybe it’s the spirit of the season, maybe it’s age, maybe it’s just empathy, but when Harbhajan Singh asks critics to lay off Ricky Ponting, it does raise eyebrows

The umpire strikes back
The umpire strikes back

Those watching Australia’s pre-Test nets at the Bellerive Oval on Thursday could have been forgiven for think Waqar Younis was giving the Australian batsmen a workout

Symonds hits the Bigg time
Symonds hits the Bigg time

India’s love-hate relationship with Andrew Symonds continues, with the former Australia allrounder becoming the latest participant in Bigg Boss, the Indian version of the reality show Big Brother

Football scores in Pakistan
Football scores in Pakistan

Here’s a googly Pakistan cricket can do without: football is casting its eyes on the space all but abdicated by top-flight cricket in the country

Less vox on the box
Less vox on the box

Less is more

England’s party problems
England’s party problems

As if England don’t have enough problems: injuries, squad disruptions, playing Sri Lanka in a knockout World Cup game in hot and humid Colombo

Cricket’s healing power
Cricket’s healing power

The healing power of sport is well-documented – charity games following a natural disaster are as much about raising smiles as about raising money