Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Roy Dias gifted timer, glorious through the covers

Roy Dias, the first Sri Lankan batsman to stamp his class on the international arena, turns 60 (born on October 18, 1952) today.Arunabha Sengupta looks back at the career of the most gifted timer of the ball who was a pleasure to watch while in full flow.

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Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Emotional decision or not, Yuvraj Singh needs to be included in the Test side

Emotional decision or not, Yuvraj Singh needs to be included in the Test sideAs the world focuses on CLT20, Yuvraj Singh has used the Duleep Trophy to roar back into First-class cricket. Arunabha Sengupta says that even if guided by emotion, it may be a good move to include him in the Test team.

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Out of form Sehwag & Gambhir should have been playing Duleep Trophy than CLT20 ahead of England series

Out of form Sehwag & Gambhir should have been playing Duleep Trophy than CLT20 ahead of England seriesAfter the 0-8 debacle in England and Australia, India is set to host the same two teams at home. It’s surprising to say the least, says Arunabha Senguptathat the majority of Indian cricketers are preparing for the season of retribution by playing CLT20.

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As chairman of the ICC cricket committee, Kumble could inject much-needed dynamism

As chairman of the ICC cricket committee, Kumble could inject much-needed dynamismAnil Kumble earned another feather in his cap by being appointed chairman of the ICC cricket committee. Arunabha Sengupta opines he is the right man to bring in innovation and well-thought-out changes to the cricket world.

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Monday, October 15, 2012

Wodehouse at the wicket - the cricketing connections of the legendary writer

PG Wodehouse at the wicket - the cricketing connections of the legendary writerPG Wodehouse, the greatest humorist in English language, wrote quite a bit about cricket and was a useful cricketer himself. Arunabha Sengupta explores the cricketing connections of the great writer on his 131st birthday.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

The day Kapil Dev and Kiran More became Little Brother Small Brother

October 14, 1987: Memorable Hindi commentary praising Kapil Dev & Kiran More heroicsThe old days of Hindi commentary did have some memorable moments. Arunabha Sengupta remembers one such from this day 25 years ago, when the heroics of Kapil Dev and Kiran More were described in a delightful sentence.

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John Snow - The cricket rebel and fast bowling poet

John Snow - The cricket rebel and fast bowling poetFew batsmen ever managed to play him comfortably, but John Snow had plenty of trouble dealing with his own captains and management. However, despite his rebellious nature and the menace he carried, he also wrote poetry and could be philosophical. Arunabha Sengupta pays homage to the unusual fast bowler on his 71st birthday.

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