Articles by G Rajaraman
Dec 15, 2017
India vs Sri Lanka: Rohit Sharma's double-ton boosts limited-overs credentials, but questions persist over role in TestsWhile his limited-overs credentials remain undisputed, can Rohit Sharma finally become the crucial, durable and reliable cog in India’s batting wheel in Tests?
Dec 13, 2017
BCCI's proposed Future Tours Programme proof of board's skewed priorities towards T20 cricketA grand illusion is being created for the players to believe that their workload will come down just because the number of playing days has been brought down by 20 per cent in the next FTP. On the contrary, it is very evident that the FTP is being designed with broadcast revenue in mind.
Dec 07, 2017
IPL's retention regulations have little to offer to fringe playersWith the league having established itself so strongly , it is time that the Governing Council decides that the system of auctions is done away with and the franchisees allowed to scout the new talent and not release a dozen or more players each year.
Nov 30, 2017
Mirabai Chanu's World Championships gold could be game-changing moment in Indian weightlifting historyMirabai Chanu has now broken free from her idol’s shadow and will be an inspiration, perhaps an even greater one that the path-breaking Kunjarani Devi.
Nov 18, 2017
National Wrestling Championship: Sushil Kumar becoming champion with walkovers is mockery of the sportNo rules were broken and yet the very tenets of sport were taunted when Sushil Kumar's opponents in the last three ‘bouts’ refrained from locking horns with him.
Nov 14, 2017
India vs Sri Lanka: Host's rotation policy will be put to test as Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja returnPerhaps as a result of India’s desire to excel in all formats, Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Shami and Umesh Yadav may have to make peace with the idea of being identified as spearheads in Tests, and that their appearances in blue gear can become quite sporadic in time to come.
Oct 26, 2017
India vs New Zealand: Pitch, prediction and how Pandurang Salgaoncar sent 'bookies' on wrong trackThe Pune track was a far cry from the belter that Salgaoncar spoke of in the Pitch-for-Sale ‘sting’. If anything, the pitch was sluggish and challenged the batsmen to adopt a Test-match approach instead of attempting uninhibited stroke-play.
Sep 21, 2017
Virat Kohli's decision to stop endorsing Pepsi shows he's invested in role of leader in societyOn the basis of available evidence, Virat Kohli, the Indian cricket captain is a man on a mission and with a mind – and a sensitive heart – of his own.
Sep 05, 2017
Star India bags IPL media rights for Rs 16,347.50 crore: Logic can't explain massive sum splashed out for leagueAs an industry, IPL appears to be blessed with a reservoir of endless funding, defying expectations each time money matters have come in focus.
Sep 04, 2017
New sports minister Rajyavardhan Rathore must realise India’s sporting fraternity has pinned faith on himBack in 2004, Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore sustained hope and inspired a nation to believe in itself by winning Olympic silver. He has a bigger task now.