Ramachandra Guha


Why Gandhi would have been appalled by the Gandhi-Mandela Trophy
Why Gandhi would have been appalled by the Gandhi-Mandela Trophy

Unlike Mandela, the Indian revolutionary disregarded not just cricket but sport in general all his life

Dreams of bat and ball
Dreams of bat and ball

How I went from revelling in batting fantasies in my youth to being comforted by bowling reveries in later years

Four Sri Lankan masters
Four Sri Lankan masters

From Mendis to Sangakkara, a look at a few iconic batsmen who shaped Sri Lanka's cricket

The stars of Kathiawar
The stars of Kathiawar

In all the talk of Bombay's credentials as a historical stronghold of Indian cricket, a region to the north gets overlooked

The serpent in the garden
The serpent in the garden

The IPL is representative of the worst sides of Indian capitalism and Indian society

Why Tendulkar must retire now
Why Tendulkar must retire now

Like the other great Bombay batsmen of the past, he should time his exit right. It can't get better than ending with a series against Australia

Memories of Virender
Memories of Virender

Now that his best is likely behind him, let us look back on some Sehwag classics

A case for the Amarnath-Kardar Trophy
A case for the Amarnath-Kardar Trophy

The historically minded will love it if the captains of the first Indo-Pak contests were to be honoured so, but what about younger, more modern fans?

What trophy should India and Pakistan play for?
What trophy should India and Pakistan play for?

How about naming it after a man who has defined the cricket played between the two sides?

Jacques Kallis, MVP
Jacques Kallis, MVP

One man stands head and shoulders above the rest when it comes to nominating cricket's most valuable current player

My Azhar and my Solkar long ago
My Azhar and my Solkar long ago

In which the writer doffs his hat to some great Indian fielders he has watched

The joy of Sachin
The joy of Sachin

For what Sachin Tendulkar has given me over the years, I remain deeply, profoundly, grateful. Those calling for his retirement should be too

The other side of Merchant
The other side of Merchant

Mumbai has produced more great batsmen than any other city in the world. You could argue which one was the best bat, but there's no debate about the best man

The strange silence of Gavaskar and Shastri
The strange silence of Gavaskar and Shastri

Why have these two stalwarts of Indian cricket never spoken out about the damage the IPL has done to the country's Test team?