Articles by Malay Desai
Apr 07, 2017
IPL 2017: Steve Smith is way better than MS Dhoni now and should end up greater tooLet’s face it, Smith is, in more departments than just finishing off games, ahead of Dhoni and at the rate at which he is going, is poised for greater glory.
Apr 05, 2017
IPL 2017: Celebrating a decade of the million-dollar baby's pangs, and looking at the party aheadIndia's million-dollar baby — the Indian Premier League (IPL) — turns 10 this year, and in its far from ordinary growing pangs, they saw it all – sex, drugs, jail – the whole hog.
Jan 02, 2017
BCCI president sacked: A tribute to Anurag Thakur's short innings at the creaseAnurag Thakur’s premature expulsion is a landmark for Indian cricket as he is hoped to be the last administrator from an era which had stalwarts such as N Srinivasan and Sharad Pawar.
Dec 26, 2016
South Africa vs Sri Lanka: Commanding Proteas seek fitting end to fine 2016, against stuttering IslandersThe last time an Asian team achieved a Test series win in South Africa was… never.
Dec 13, 2016
India vs England: Virat Kohli’s experiences of recent Test failures make him a fine leaderVirat Kohli the batsman has done his team a huge favour – of looking up at no one else but their leader in lessons on batting to win.
Oct 24, 2016
After revamped Kabaddi World Cup, what’s the road ahead for India-dominated sport?Kabaddi World Cup 2016, the so-called ‘global’ event was a glitzy rebirth for the sport but much needs to be done to not see rag-tag teams and one-sided snooze fests in the future.
Oct 23, 2016
Kabaddi World Cup 2016 showed how the pow-wow sport can also have moments of graceFar from PKL’s thigh-fives and ‘macho’ gestures, the smaller teams of the Kabaddi World Cup 2016 showed much grace while winning and losing.
Oct 23, 2016
Kabaddi World Cup 2016: How captain Anup Kumar planned India's title win in final 10 minutesLast night, in the Kabaddi World Cup final against Iran, Anup was at his wily best, which eventually earned him the biggest title of his life.
Oct 21, 2016
Kabaddi World Cup 2016: Thailand’s kids took opponents to school, clinched semis berthThe unassuming Thailand side of high school boys has impressed all with fearless kabaddi at the World Cup.
Oct 15, 2016
Kabaddi World Cup 2016: Can a team of part-timers turn the fortunes of the sport in Japan?Japan are among the few unbeaten teams this tournament, a distinction even India does not have