Category Archives: Miscellaneous

Follow up #4 on “Ed Smith Pulls a Melania Trump”: Cricinfo Statement & Smith’s Silence

Four days after ESPNCricinfo took down an article by Ed Smith titled “Why sportsmen need stress”, the editor Sambit Bal made a statement explaining this decision. The statement excludes elementary facts about the matter such as the title and publication … Continue reading

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Follow up #3 on “Ed Smith Pulls a Melania Trump”: ESPNcricinfo’s Double Standard

Rohan Sharma is a 28-year old young man, living in Toronto, Canada. He’s already undergone a couple of things that most of us will never go through, rather, never will wish to go through in our lives. He was diagnosed with … Continue reading

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Follow up #2 on “Ed Smith pulls a Melania Trump”

Since writing the first follow up on Saturday (July 30) to the initial blog post “Ed Smith pulls a Melania Trump“, I had been working various avenues and contacts to find the answer to the simple question: Did Ed Smith write the … Continue reading

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Follow up on “Ed Smith pulls a Melania Trump”

It has been more than two days since I put the post “Ed Smith pulls a Melania Trump” up. In that time, I had written to the Economist (“Letters to the editor”) to ascertain the author(s) of the piece “Stress: … Continue reading

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Ed Smith pulls a Melania Trump

Ed Smith, the former Kent and England batsman, current commentator for BBC Test Match Special, has a particular template to his columns and essays that he contributes to outlets like ESPNcricinfo. Among my circle of cricket friends, it is called … Continue reading

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Nature v Nurture applied to Cricket

Is it nature or is it nurture? This has been one of the long standing debates in psychology relating to the extent of certain aspects of behavior being a product of either inherited or acquired characteristics. More than a century … Continue reading

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Return to First Principles

I love Physics. I love Mathematics even more. There isn’t anything almost as elegant as a mathematical proof. Perhaps music and art would come close to it but I am a complete ignoramus in those two areas. I chose to … Continue reading

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MiD DAY: Stephen Fleming on Mohit Sharma

Hamilton: In the pack of fast bowlers that have played for India in this World Cup so far, Mohit Sharma is the ‘little man’. He doesn’t have the impressive fast bowler’s physique like Umesh Yadav nor does he have the pace … Continue reading

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ICC 360 Interview

Kathleen and I were recently interviewed on the TV program ICC 360 about our trip around the cricketing world. It was filmed outside the Melbourne Cricket Ground before the India v South Africa match. Thanks are to Veeru Murugappan for … Continue reading

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World Trip: Diary #4

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 class cabin empty, make a joke to the airhostess that she should just let … Continue reading

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