Category Archives: Ashes 2015 Diary

Ashes Diary: Day 14 – U.K. Brettigiad

The title is borrowed from Gideon Haigh’s Cuts & Glances blog, referring to ESPN cricinfo’s AustralianĀ Assistant Editor Daniel Brettig. Today Brettig’s book “Whitewash to Whitewash: Australian Cricket’s Years of Struggle and Summer of Riches” had its U.K launch at the … Continue reading

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Ashes Diary: Day 13 – Kent v Surrey

It was a day of typical London weather; grey skies and misty rain. I was scheduled to meet Daniel Norcross, BBC Test Match Special and originally known for Test Match Sofa at the Oval cricket ground. Surrey were hosting Kent … Continue reading

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Ashes Diary: Day 12 – Goodbye Cardiff

Lazy Sunday. What would have been the fifth day of the opening Test, I spent most of it in bed in my friend’s house back in South West London. It had been raining in Cardiff almost all day, so I … Continue reading

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Ashes Diary: Day 11 – One Down, Four to Go

Contrary to the expectations of most coming in to the Ashes, England did a number on the Aussies by winning the Test in 4 days. That means I don’t get a free lunch of the fifth day but that is … Continue reading

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Ashes Diary Day 10 – Stars Amongst Fans

In India, it is almost impossible to meet cricketers on the streets or in a restaurant or for that matter, during a cricket match. Active cricketers are all out of reach for the common fan. Even the former cricketers are … Continue reading

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Ashes Diary: Day 9 – Toilet Stories

As some of you might know, my “real” job is as an instructor, where I teach technicians and engineers to employ Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) methods such as ultrasonics to inspect and evaluate a wide range of structures like bridges, steel … Continue reading

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Ashes Diary 2015: Day 8: The Ashes Begins

Finally, the games have begun. Twenty five days (possibly) of Test cricket. My first Ashes live action. From the press box to boot. Pretty psyched up. As I had mentioned in an earlier diary piece, it’s a goosebumps inducing experience … Continue reading

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Ashes 2015 Diary: Day 7 – Airbnb Magic

When the idea of the world trip was first formed, a moment of inspiration from the Aussie couple Sharon and Patrick we met in Trinidad in April 2012, they also shared a neat piece of knowledge borne out of their … Continue reading

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Ashes 2015 Diary: Day 6 – Cardiff

It was a late start to the day. I woke up around 9.00 AM and all I had to do was pack my stuff up and head to Jarrod Kimber’s residence. He was driving to Cardiff for the first Ashes … Continue reading

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Ashes 2015 Diary: Day 5 – The Oval

The few times I have had press accreditation to cover cricket in the last few years, I have approached the opportunity as if it would be the last time I would get to be in such a privileged position. To … Continue reading

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