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Avinash Subramaniam is a writer. His interests include advertising, scrabble, body building, chess, making money, reading, internet culture, cricket, photography .

Aug 25, 2012

Kirsten, Flower, Fletcher: What’s in a coach?

Gary Kirsten has now coached two sides to the summit of the ICC Test rankings. Duncan Fletcher, on the other hand, has been part of three whitewashes. #Andy Flower #Cricket #Duncan Fletcher #Gary Kirsten #OnOurMind

Aug 22, 2012

A medal at the Olympics: necessity or luxury?

India has consistently under-performed at the highest level. But medalling at the Olympics, and other such luxuries, ought to be the least of our concerns. #ConnectTheDots #London 2012 #Olympics

Aug 19, 2012

The man with wrists of steel: VVS Laxman

Laxman was the world’s most gorgeous batsman to watch and more than ably filled the huge void left by one of the game’s other touch artists I unabashedly admired for the sheer beauty he brought to the craft of batting: Mohammed Azharuddin. #Cricket #Inpraiseof #Mohammed Azharuddin #VVS Laxman

Aug 11, 2012

If cricket becomes part of Oly, let’s have Tests and not T20

The only form of cricket that deserves to be at the Olympics is the longest, most testing version of it. #Cricket in Olympics #London 2012 #Olympics Blogger

Aug 4, 2012

Are Indian athletes incapable of hard work?

Are Indians incapable of the hard work which explains our success only in sports where individual talent is required? #Cricket #InMyOpinion #Laziness #London 2012 #Olympics #Teams

Jul 28, 2012

The sad but true story of India’s Olympic failings

If India has to become a sports heavyweight, sport must become a middle class pursuit. Right now, only cricket, acquiring a university degree and work indisputably are. #India Olympics #London 2012 #Olympics #Olympics Blogger #TheLongView

Jul 23, 2012

Record hunting: Why Indians will never do a Brett Lee

In the absence of a great leader, individuals are compelled to chart a course for their own good; make no mistake, we know how to get what ‘me’ want. #Brett Lee #Cricket #India #OnOurMind #records

Jul 14, 2012

Hawk-eye view: Why cricket is different from tennis

In tennis, high speed cameras are employed to help umpires spot where the ball has bounced. In cricket, Hawk-eye is being called upon to predict the path the ball will take after it has bounced. One is like math, while the other more akin to astrology. #Andy Murray #Cricket #DRS #Hawkeye #InMyOpinion #Sachin Tendulkar #Tennis

Jul 8, 2012

Is Federer Wimbledon’s Champion of Champions?

The 30-year-old Swiss star has been great but in our analysis, Bjorn Borg edges him out. Find out why... #Björn Borg #John McEnroe #Pete Sampras #Roger Federer #Wimbledon 2012

Jul 4, 2012

Why do India’s bowlers go from fast to slow?

If the disappointing history of Indian fast bowlers is anything to go by, Umesh could turn into a medium pacer sometime soon. #InMyOpinion #Mohammed Nissar #Munaf Patel #Umesh Yadav #Zaheer Khan