Hey Virat, you're the captain of the Indian cricket team, not Captain India
Hey Virat, you're the captain of the Indian cricket team, not Captain India

Virat Kohli's trolling of a fan for preferring foreign batsmen to Indian ones comes from a place of thin-skinned privilege that's out of touch with reality

The madness of Yuvraj Singh
The madness of Yuvraj Singh

Like against Pakistan last week, when he walks out onto the biggest stage, his eyes shine with a certain insanity

Why is Pujara given short shrift?
Why is Pujara given short shrift?

He averages better than Rohit Sharma but still has to fight for a place in the Test side, mostly because he doesn't play ODIs

Why the Ashes is watchable and Indian cricket isn't
Why the Ashes is watchable and Indian cricket isn't

There is nothing stimulating in watching a television broadcast in which the players and commentators allow themselves to be remote-controlled by the BCCI

The emirate of Indian cricket and its subjects
The emirate of Indian cricket and its subjects

What sort of cricketing culture sees conflict of interest as normal? The answer lies in the history of cricket administration in India

An Indian original
An Indian original

As captain, MS Dhoni was wholly himself, unflappable, and a desi to boot

We need to think about the role of the bouncer
We need to think about the role of the bouncer

To consider banning it in the wake of Phillip Hughes' death may be knee-jerk, but to refuse to consider the pros and cons of a ban is unwise

When defeat isn't depressing
When defeat isn't depressing

After a long time we have seen an Indian team and captain enjoy the challenge of trying to overcome stronger opposition in an overseas Test

Indian cricket's conflict-of-interest problem
Indian cricket's conflict-of-interest problem

The amendment that exempted the IPL from the conflict-of-interest clause is the root of the current crisis, leading to Srinivasan's fall, and damaging cricket's credibility

Shades of Gavaskar
Shades of Gavaskar

There's an implacable soundness about Cheteshwar Pujara, the best young batsman in the Test-playing world

Tendulkar's last Test
Tendulkar's last Test

A bit of verse for Tendulkar's farewell match

A farewell left too late
A farewell left too late

Tendulkar's legacy has been diminished by his long twilight, and the team he served for so long with such distinction has been damaged too

Last post
Last post

I can't see that there's going to be a tour to top the one in Australia any time soon, so this looks like a good place to stop

The Beginning of the End
The Beginning of the End

Listening to Tendulkar declare that the CB series win counted as the greatest moment of his cricketing career, I felt dismayed, then scornful, and then just old

Why should the IPL be globally managed?
Why should the IPL be globally managed?

Counties don't compensate national boards for the services of players they have nurtured and trained

Ponting and the 1950s
Ponting and the 1950s

The leeway traditionally granted to certain kinds of cricketing deception is threatened by the camera's unblinking gaze

Shock and Awe
Shock and Awe

In the second Test at Sydney, the two grand narratives of 21st century cricket, India's growing economic clout and Australia's cricketing hegemony, met like unsheathed live wires

Tendulkar's bid for immortality
Tendulkar's bid for immortality

The way Tendulkar is batting in Australia, that part will be his to play for years yet, at the end of which he might well stand on the pedestal that Bradman chose for him and which Cricket reserves for her most durable geniuses

Harbhajan, cont'd
Harbhajan, cont'd

A link to an analysis of the tumultuous events of the Sydney Test

We was robbed
We was robbed

The ICC should take a page out of tennis’ book and allow each team a fixed number of challenges so that they can appeal decisions that they think are plainly wrong