Rebel with a cause
Pietersen has always been an outsider of sorts and the fringe artist was best on display when he was taking on some establishment or the other
Cricket always needs an underclass
History shows us that those who rule the game seem to occupy a centre they cannot bear to share with those at the margins
The art of the chase
Over the years, Pakistan have time and again shown they possess the cricketing oomph to hunt down a fourth-innings target
Sportsmen don't do it alone
Like with most achievers, their work is collaborative in a sense, borrowing from the efforts of others
Why send-offs are ludicrous
Why do some bowlers feel the need to jeer the dismissed batsman as he walks off?
What's luck got to do with being caught down leg?
To ascribe a dismissal resulting from a catch down leg side to bad luck is to confuse the workings of fortune with a poorly executed shot
When an editor ate his words
India's World Cup victory in 1983 prompted some unforgettable banter between their manager and a magazine editor
Staying up to watch
An all-nighter for cricket is not unknown to most serious fans, and sometimes they can be flaunted as badges of honour
Test cricket, a companion to our lives
The format's leisurely pace allows you to monitor the proceedings while going about your daily routine
Tendulkar, an expat's solace
Just when an Indian who moved to the US felt his connection with cricket grow weaker, a 16-year-old batting prodigy made everything all right
Cricket teams are workplaces too
Close friendships with everyone on a team are never likely, no matter what the fans may think. More so in a top-flight team
Cricket players or comrades in arms?
Can we imagine players to be just wage workers who, like the rest of us, have day-to-day issues with their colleagues and employers?
Tendulkar: not a players' player
Perhaps fighting the BCCI is a losing battle but if there was one player who could have thrown sand in the wheels of their juggernaut, it was Tendulkar
A day at Adelaide Oval
Australia v South Africa was so enticing that one spectator played hooky to be at the first day of the 2001 Test
Two friends, lost in a maze
Thousands of Indian cricketers aspire to play for their college. Many promising ones slip through the cracks
The hook: cricket's bravest shot
Other strokes may be more elegant, but there's nothing to quite match the elemental thrill of the hook
World Cup qualification could give ODIs context
Bilaterals tacked on to the end of a Test series, or hastily arranged triangulars, could gather meaning if teams had something bigger to fight for. But will cricket's major teams ever agree to such a proposition?
Whither the great cricket novel?
Cricket fiction has not really floated my boat. Who needs made-up heroes when the real-life ones are so wonderful?
Tracking Sobie and the gang from afar
To a boy growing up in India, West Indies' 1973 tour of England came alive years later through a cricket annual
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