Tag Archives: Rahul Dravid

Safety Blanket

My wife has a weird fear, although I suppose all fears are weird at some level. She has to have a blanket covering her neck when she goes to sleep, so that she won’t have her throat slit. I think … Continue reading

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Couch Talk 49 with Wasim Akram

In this episode, arguably the greatest fast bowler cricket has ever seen and most definitely the greatest left hand fast bowler of the game, Wasim Akram, talks about his dismissal of Rahul Dravid in the 1999 Chennai test, what it … Continue reading

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On Ramdin’s Note to Sir Viv and the ICC

On Day 4 of the third England-West Indies test match at Edgbaston, after Denesh Ramdin completed his century, pulled out a folded piece of paper that carried the message “YEH, VIV, TALK NAH.” for Sir Viv Richards. Richards, who is … Continue reading

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The Grave Injustice of YouTube

In pornographic films, the “money shot” is the shot. Urban dictionary defines it as “The point where a male adult film star climaxes… Believed to be the shot sequence that culminates the scene, and brings in the money.” I have … Continue reading

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Scottie Pippen “Second Banana” Syndrome

Together, they won six championships: Three in a row, two-year break and then, three in a row. They are the central pieces of one of the greatest dynasties in the sport. They are both among the 50 greatest players to … Continue reading

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Couch Talk Episode 36 with Chetan Narula, Cricket Writer

In this episode, Cricket journalist and write, Chetan Narula talks about his book “Skipper – A definitve account of India’s greatest captains”, including the inspiration for the book, the research involved in writing it and also about MS Dhoni’s future … Continue reading

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Couch Talk Episode 31 with Siddhartha Vaidyanathan

In this episode, former Cricinfo correspondent Sidhartha Vaidyanathan talks about India’s disastrous 4-0 test series loss in Australia and answers listeners questions on retirements of Dravid/Laxman, Duncan Fletcher, Sehwag, Dhoni’s captaincy amongst other things. Follow him on Twitter @Sidvee and … Continue reading

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Day 2, MCG: A Day of Overshadowing Performances

Day 2 at the MCG, bathed in beautiful sunshine, was a picture perfect day for cricket, and the cricket matched the conditions. There was beautiful batsmanship, sustained aggressive bowling, and the match hanging in balance (or perhaps slightly tilted in … Continue reading

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A Critique of Rahul Dravid’s Bradman Oration

Rahul Dravid delivered the 10th Annual Sir Donald Bradman oration at Canberra on Wednesday (Click here for the entire text and video of the speech). It was a great speech to be read (and not heard) but he is trained … Continue reading

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Book Review: Controversially Yours

There is a running theme in the autobiography of the fastest bowler in the recorded history of cricket. He is a cocky, self-assured man who tried to prove the doubters wrong and made sure they knew about it. The book … Continue reading

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