They don’t make players like you any more. If there was someone I admired after ‘God’, it was you. There will never be another Rahul Dravid. Happy Bday, Sir!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uUtBqic1-Rk That says it all. There is Sachin Tendulkar, and then we have other cricketers. ‘God’ is an honorific showered upon him, not to make a statement but it itself is an attribute attached to the champion. For Cricket, he is much more than a cricketer and a sportsman. Happy Birthday Sachin!
Some players must be measured by the times they played in, not in terms of averages. Martin Crowe was one such artist. I have seen very little of him in early 90’s and my impressions of him were established in the 1992 World Cup. A maverick batsman, he undoubtedly was one of the mostContinue reading “Tribute: Legends of Cricket: Martin Crowe”
World Cup is high on the table and India is off to a rocking start. Beating Pakistan was significant (more from a non cricketing sense) but downing the Proteas was good performance as they are a quality side and will give India the right impetus to progress ahead. Early days but looking forward to someContinue reading “Packet Reviews”
When God leaves fraternity, there is an unearthed celebration within the veins of mourning. I have to admit that his departure from the game will bring a platonic end to the childhood within myself. My passion persists for the game notwithstanding, feels like a great amount of melancholy lies within the era that saw usContinue reading “10”
Inquisitive. My take on the entire episode of the ubiquitous betting and fixing scandal notwithstanding, the buzz around makes it all so frivolous. Way back, when the game of Cricket remained embellished in the hands of pure and fine gentleman called cricket players, a storm surfaced that threatened to uproot the face of dignity. Yet,Continue reading “You bet, and go to jail..”
why have we made such a fuss about a mere cricket player who is just about 5 feet above the ground level, has endorsements to his name just like any other superstar celebrity world over would and tweet our heart out on his every morning siesta lasting till end of night? well, if the cricketerContinue reading “@sachin_rt”
Greats in all fields reign supreme and flourish with blemishes of floundering magic. I have seen and admired few, and continue to revel upon couple of them. Yet, such characters become an inevitable part of our lives, and in sport, we call them legends. 2012 has been one of those years that epitomized solo goodbyesContinue reading “I see an era of extinct moss..”
As I watched Gayle’s exploits at the Premadasa while the Windies lifted the World T20 championship, the glares of the past could be seen lingering within. Can’t say ‘ghosts’ since any sport and its defeat stand distraught in terms of performance and the characters that hugely inflict the impact of such profound greatness. Dad chippedContinue reading “as the calypso sang..”
As I watch the ‘Agneepath Series’ at the spectacular MCG, I had my notions revisit the legacy of the OZ juggernaut. When Sehwag was dropped by the wicket keeper (few minutes before tea), I was like “Omigosh, this isn’t the Aussie side I have witnessed in the last 18 years” and my pandora wasn’t hintingContinue reading “When dominance was ecstasy..”