Category Archives: Miscellaneous

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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Readers Response to “On Bangladesh’s Futility”

In response to my post “On Bangladesh’s Futility”, I received two detailed comments from David Barry and Russell Degnan. I felt their inputs need to be presented front and center, instead of languishing in the comments section. David can be … Continue reading

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On Bangladesh’s Futility

Played 71. Won 3. Lost 61. Drawn 7. That is the extent of Bangladesh’s futility in the international test arena since their introduction as full ICC member in 2000. With a deft masterstroke that even Machiavelli will be proud of, … Continue reading

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On Joe Paterno and Societal Responsibilities

Joe Paterno was fired from his position as head football coach at Penn State University on Tuesday. The details of the alleged child sexual abuse case involving former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky can easily be obtained from any news source. … 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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Couch Talk: Episode 18 with Firdose Moonda, ESPNCricinfo

In this episode, The South Africa Correspondent of ESPN Cricinfo, Firdose Moonda talks about the recent changes to the South African cricket team in terms of coach, captaincy, selections as well as the upcoming home series against Australia. Follow Firdose … Continue reading

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On injuries and player toughness

When a player returns to the field of play after being forced to leave with an injury, he is generally called “gutsy”, “tough”, “brave” amongst other such adjectives. The history of cricket is littered with several such acts: Anil Kumble … Continue reading

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On desire (or a lack of)

Dear Rohit Brijnath, I have always enjoyed your writing style and your ability to discuss different sports with equal aplomb, be it cricket, tennis or badminton. I read your “Voice from within” and it is a neat little trick you … Continue reading

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How did we get here and where to now?

Let me first give credit where credit is due: England quite simply, and at times it seemed, quite easily, outplayed India in the three tests so far to dislodge them from the numero uno spot in the test world. In … Continue reading

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Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar

The folks at World Cricket Watch and Balanced Sports have been doing a series called “My Favorite Cricketer” where cricket enthusiasts, bloggers and writers write about their favorite player. So far, the players that have been written about are Brian Lara, Allan … Continue reading

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