Tag Archives: Sachin Tendulkar

Couch Talk 107 with Clayton Murzello, MiD DAY Sports Editor

In this episode, the sports editor of Mumbai’s MiD DAY newspaper, Clayton Murzello, talks about the transformation in the Indian cricket media over the last two decades, the downside of a TV centric cricket media, BCCI-Media relations, the state of … Continue reading

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Never Ever Again

The last week of November is Thanksgiving in the U.S.  For the past two years, I have taken additional days off with those I get as the holidays from work, and traveled to India to watch Test matches. It so … Continue reading

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Two Shots for a Lifetime

It’s been 23 years since Sachin Tendulkar scored his first century in the international stage. It feels like only yesterday when a young boy walked off the field in the company of Manoj Prabhakar at Old Trafford having saved a … Continue reading

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I heart Siddle

Peter Siddle. Siddles. Sizzle. Sid Vicious. Siddlers. Siddleshwar. P Siddy. Call him any name you want, but he is the man a captain would want with the ball in hand, when a break through is desperately sought. Siddle is the … Continue reading

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Couch BatCheet Episode 5

Guests: Arnab (@GreatBong), Mahk (@Mahekoholic), Aashish (@c_aashish) and @Maxdavinci Topics: Xavier Thalaivar Sargunam, Tendulkar’s Birthday, Chris Gayle’s 175*, Shane Watson’s form with the bat and ball, and mid-season awards for the best team, MVP and the worst commentator. Tweet

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Tendulkar, Retirement and the Eternal Challenge

He has everything. He has accomplished everything a cricketer could reasonably aspire to. He has the world cup trophy in his cabinet he so coveted. His name is etched in as many batting records as the number of hundreds he … Continue reading

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There is an episode of “South Park” where the kids are in a Karate class. While all the kids are following the instructions from the Master, Eric Cartman goes on his own tangent. The Master pulls him up and asks … Continue reading

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Couch Talk 56 with Ian Bishop

In this episode, former West Indies fast bowler Ian Bishop talks about the motivation behind becoming a fast bowler, what it takes to be a fast bowler, current state of West Indies fast bowling and the injuries that curtailed his … 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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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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