Tag Archives: MS Dhoni

It Looked So Out…

“You don’t often see a batsman walk… for an LBW” screams Michael Slater even as the Blackcaps whoop it up in the background. It was Ricky Ponting that decided to walk without really waiting for Umpire Nigel Llong’s decision off … Continue reading

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Couch Talk 159 with Kiran More

Former Indian wicket-keeper Kiran More talks about his career, glovemen he admired, the deterioration in wicket keeping technique in modern day cricket, his memories from 1987 World cup and 1992 world cup – especially the Javed Miandad incident, and also … Continue reading

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Dead Men Walking

England 2011. I watched two of the Tests in that 4-match series as a fan, from the stands, living and (mostly) dying with the performance of the Indian team. It hurt. I felt my heart sink, and felt weak in … Continue reading

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Couch Talk 114 with Dinesh Karthik

In this episode, Indian cricketer Dinesh Karthik talks about his up-and-down career in India colors so far, getting picked by the Delhi Daredevils in the recent IPL auction, his outlook on returning to the Indian side, amongst other things. Follow him … Continue reading

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Tale of Dhoni and Two Sharmas

Let me get the cliché machine cracking: A captain is only as good as his players. There is no amount of playing the hunches and strategizing that can substitute for a set of very good, skillful players. While Ricky Ponting’s … 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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Couch Talk 74 with Ravichandran Ashwin

In this episode, Indian Cricketer R. Ashwin talks about his Indian career so far, his approach to the game, his potential as a batsman, domestic cricket, M. S. Dhoni, among other things. Follow Ashwin on Twitter: @AshwinRavi99 You can download … 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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Stone Cold Dead KP

Since the introduction of the system of reviewing umpiring decisions initiated by player challenges, it is almost never do you see a batsman walk off the field without having second looks and short conversations with his batting partner when adjudged … Continue reading

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Couch Talk 68 with Mike Brearley

In this episode, former England captain, Mike Brearley talks about captaincy in modern day cricket, role of coaches, captaincy methods, the Kevin Pietersen situation, handling of talented but sometimes disruptive players, and the impact of social media. You can download … Continue reading

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