Category Archives: Miscellaneous

Couch Talk 93 with Lawrence Booth, Editor of Wisden

In this episode, Editor of Wisden and The Daily Mail’s cricket correspondent Lawrence Booth talks about the Kevin Pietersen test message scandal story that he broke last summer, the responsibilities of cricket reporters, the ever changing cricket media environment, the … 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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Couch Talk 91 with Sharda Ugra on Women in Cricket Journalism

In this episode, Senior Editor at ESPN Cricinfo, Sharda Ugra, talks about the challenges and obstacles she had to face breaking in to journalism’s last male bastion – sports, sexism in the work place, the reinforcement of stereotypes in IPL … Continue reading

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Couch Talk 90 with Hari Surendhra, TV Cameraman

In this episode, Freelance cameraman from Bangalore, Hari Surendhra, who has covered cricket for 15 years talks about his profession, how he got in to it, the grind of setting up the cameras before a cricket match, the effect on … Continue reading

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Interview with Mahela Jayawardene

It’s a gorgeous, bright afternoon, belying the rainy season, in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad. I am stood behind the nets at the Queen’s Park Oval watching Sri Lankan cricket royalty hit cover drives towards each other, on the eve of their crucial … Continue reading

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Being Darren Sammy

After a long training session under the hot Trinidad sun, Darren Sammy lumbers down the steps of the dressing room, sweat still streaming down his face. The face itself is hidden behind the wrap around glasses. He is hobbling a … Continue reading

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Cricket Conversations: On Spirit of Cricket with Siddhartha Vaidyanathan

I’m starting a new initiative at the Cricket Couch, which is to have conversations on a variety of topics with bloggers, writers, fans and journalists, however, over email. The idea is to have the space to think through the subject … Continue reading

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Philander, Pujara and the Differing Standards for Greatness

To say Vernon Philander has stormed on to the Test match scene, looking at his record-breaking wicket-taking spree, would be a massive understatement. In his short career of 16 Tests so far, he has been mowing down batsmen so nonchalantly, … Continue reading

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Comings and Goings

It is not something you are quite aware of, when you watch the cricket on the Telly, especially in India. You don’t usually get to see it in the limited over games either, unless it is one of those big … Continue reading

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Get Rid of the Amateur Hour

This post is inspired by the series “Rules I’d Change” currently on ESPN Cricinfo. — Cricket, with its amateur roots, is still trying to catch up to the rest of the sporting world in terms of professionalism well over a … Continue reading

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