Posts by thecricketcouch

World Trip: Diary #4

By thecricketcouch • January 24, 2015

An edited version of this diary was first published on ESPN cricinfo.

Day 93: Aboard Jet Airways flight from Mumbai to Dubai. Seeing the Business …

Couch Talk 151 with Kepler Wessels

By thecricketcouch • January 22, 2015

Former South Africa captain Kepler Wessels talks about returning to SA from Australia, the prevailing socio-political conditions, the 1992 World cup, leading a SA …

Couch Talk 150 with Haroon Lorgat, Chief Executive, Cricket South Africa

By thecricketcouch • January 14, 2015

Former ICC Chief Executive and current Chief Executive of Cricket South Africa Mr. Haroon Lorgat talks about his career in cricket administration, the challenge …

Couch Talk 149 with Daren Ganga

By thecricketcouch • January 11, 2015

Former WI opener Daren Ganga talks about his stop-start career, being captain of Trinidad and West Indies, the highest successful chase of 418 vs …

The Geology of Test Cricket

By thecricketcouch • January 6, 2015

The movie “Shawshank Redemption” is a treasure trove of quotable quotes. It is one of my favorites and I have seen it several hundred …

Kohli Talking the Talk and Walking the Walk

By thecricketcouch • January 5, 2015

It was during the 2011 tour to the West Indies that India last won a Test series away from home. Virat Kohli was on …

The Most Perfect Man in the Cricketing World

By thecricketcouch • January 4, 2015

I’m sure all of you have seen the “Most interesting man in the world” shtick from Dos Equis beer commercials. Take the most outrageous …

Life in the Flat Lane

By thecricketcouch • January 3, 2015

Four years ago, in this very Newlands cricket ground, an epic battle within the battle of a Test match unfolded when two supremely skilled …

Windies begin well again but are un-done

By thecricketcouch • January 2, 2015

As the saying goes, well begun is half done. Unfortunately for the West Indies, this Test series against the top ranked South Africa would …

Couch Talk 148 with Ashwell Prince

By thecricketcouch • December 31, 2014

Former South Africa batsman Ashwell Prince talks about choosing to play cricket while growing up in the Apartheid era, the quota system, his debut, …