Jayaditya Gupta

Executive editor of ESPNcricinfo in India

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A fan watches Sachin Tendulkar on television

Hate to Love

Sachin, Sachin! India, India!

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

Hardik Pandya gestures at the spectators

Talk show controversy

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

Mohinder Amarnath plays a pull shot during the final

Amarnath ambles to glory

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

Cover of <i>Wisden India Almanack 2015</i>

Wisden India Almanack 2015

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

Commentator Brian Johnston broadcasts from the bathtub


The internet of my youth

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

MS Dhoni walks back for the lunch break

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

IPL commissioner Lalit Modi watches the game

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

IPL fixing allegations

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

Indian cricket

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

Kolkata Knight Riders

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