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Couch Talk 193 – R Ashwin

Indian offspinner R Ashwin joins the podcast for a third time to discuss his decision to play county cricket, his experiences in England and rediscovering the love of playing the game, Indian management’s decision to not play him in limited … Continue reading

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Couch Talk 192 – Schalk Steyn

The father of Dale Steyn -one of the greatest fast bowlers of all time – joins the show to talk about his son’s foray into cricket, his childhood, the sacrifices the parents had to make and his progress through to … Continue reading

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Couch Talk 191 with Cheteshwar Pujara

Indian Test No. 3 batsman Cheteshwar Pujara talks about the stereotyping that has followed him his entire career, his preparation routines, slip catching, his approach to nets sessions, and his favorite Tests, Test series in this episode. Read the entire transcript … Continue reading

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Couch Talk 190 with Ian Bishop

In this reboot episode of the Couch Talk podcast, former West Indian fast bowler Ian Bishop talks about fast bowlers and fast bowling in the last three decades. He discusses his inspirations, mentors, fast bowling technique, fascinating spells he’s watched, … Continue reading

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Cricket and Integrity

What is integrity? It is the exact manifestation of inner values as outward actions. We expect integrity of ourselves, and of our leaders and our governments. Society is a fragile construct and without the essential glue of integrity, it would fall … Continue reading

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MID DAY: From Sri Lanka v Bangladesh

Melbourne: The Bangladesh cricket team, it is said, have some of the most talented players in their side. But it seems they lack everything else — application, patience, hardwork and game sense. Talent can take anybody only so far. Cricket’s history … Continue reading

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MID DAY: From West Indies v Zimbabwe

There seems to be something about February 24th. Sachin Tendulkar became the first man to score 200 in an ODI against South Africa in Gwalior on this day in 2010. Chris Gayle. Pic/AFP Exactly five years later, Chris Gayle became … Continue reading

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MID DAY: Feature Interview with Asanka Gurusinha

Melbourne: Sri Lanka survived a major scare against World Cup debutants Afghanistan in a Group A match at Dunedin on Sunday. It was the assured calm of the experienced veteran Mahela Jayawardene and the late order bluster Thissara Perera that got … Continue reading

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A retroactive look at India v Pakistan 1996 World Cup QF in Bangalore

Ahmer Naqvi Four years ago, on the eve of Mohali, a series of coincidences led me to be chatting quite regularly with Subash. I was an absolute wreck at the time, while he was in some serious zen state. So this … Continue reading

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