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Tariq Engineer is a sports tragic who willingly forgoes sleep for the pleasure of watching live events around the globe on television. His dream is to attend all four tennis Grand Slams and all four golf Grand Slams in the same year, though he is prepared to settle for Wimbledon and the Masters.

May 3, 2016

IPL 2016: Revived Yusuf Pathan mixes muscle with timing to power KKR win

Timing is Yusuf's biggest virtue, something that can go unnoticed because he is a big, tall man. And when he is timing the ball so sweetly, shoulders droop #Andre Russel #Gautam Gambhir #Indian Premier League #IPL 2016 #IPL 9 #IPL9 Writers Pavilion #Kolkata Knight Riders #Royal Challengers Bangalore #Shane Watson #Virat Kohli #Yusuf Pathan

Apr 11, 2016

IPL 2016: New season, new-look side but signs of same old dominance for KKR

Kolkata will face tougher opposition than Delhi this season but this was a complete victory that suggests they have a deeper bowling attack than last year #Andre Russel #Brad Hogg #Delhi Daredevils #Gautam Gambhir #IPL 2016 #IPL 9 #IPL9 Writers Pavilion #Kolkata Knight Riders #Rahul Dravid

Mar 30, 2016

ICC World T20: The three avatars of Virat Kohli — the mathematician, the boxer and the Zen Master

None of what Kohli does would be possible if he wasn’t self-aware and able to keep himself in the moment, to keep his head while all around him are losing theirs. #Australia #George Foreman #ICC WT20 2016 #India #India vs Australia #IndvsAus #James Faulkner #MS Dhoni #Muhammad Ali #Nathan Coulter-Nile #T20 World Cup #Virat Kohli #WT20 Writers Pavilion

Mar 10, 2016

World T20: Indo-Pak venue shift, DDCA mess prove Lodha Panel is right to bar politicians from BCCI

Politics of opportunism is a speciality in this country but Thakur and the BCCI should have asked for and received security clearances for Dharamsala months ago instead of allowing themselves to be ambushed at the last minute #Anurag Thakur #Arun Jaitley #BCCI #BJP #Congress #DDCA #Dharamsala #Eden Gardens #Feroz Shah Kotla #Himachal Pradesh #HPCA #ICC WT20 2016 #Jagmohan Dalmiya #Kolkata #Lodha Committee #Supreme Court #T20 World Cup #Virbhadra Singh

Mar 4, 2016

Thank you, Martin Crowe: A tortured genius and one of cricket’s finest thinkers, he soared like an eagle above the rest

Martin Crowe was particularly insightful when it came to the inner life of a batsman. In a column titled Minding the Gap, he wrote: “The gap between balls, that 30-second time span between when the last ball became dead and the next ball becomes live, is arguably the most important period in a batsman's innings #Ain't No Time To Hate #Free Hit #Gideon Haigh #Inzamam-ul-Haq #Martin Crowe #Peter Roebuck #RAW #Sri Lanka #Twenty20 #Wellington

Feb 24, 2016

Ranji Trophy final: For Mumbai, winning the final against Saurashtra will be a story of redemption

The Ranji Trophy final begins the same day as the Asia Cup main draw and Mumbai will be seeking their 41st title in their 45th final #BCCI Domestic #Cricket #InMyOpinion #Mumbai #Mumbai vs Saurashtra #Ranji final #Ranji Trophy #Shreyas Iyer #SportsTracker

Feb 22, 2016

Mayank Dagar: This 18-year-old left-arm spinner with a classic approach is set for bigger achievements

At a time when the lack of quality spinners in the country is a cause for concern, Dagar, with his emphasis on traditional cricketing virtues, is a refreshing hope. #Bishan Singh Bedi #didyouknow #India #Mayank Dagar #R Ashwin #U19 World Cup final #West Indies

Feb 17, 2016

Under-19 World Cup: Sarfaraz Khan showed he’s the best of India’s next generation

Difference between Sarfaraz and the rest of Indian batsmen in this tournament is his judgement of length and his ability to choose the right shot. #AB de Villiers #Arjuna Ranatunga #Dhaka #India #Royal Challengers Bangalore #Sarfaraz Khan #U19 World Cup final #Under-19 #Virat Kohli #West Indies

Feb 9, 2016

Forget Sunil Dev’s allegations against Dhoni: What did BCCI do with Mudgal Committee’s sealed envelope?

In the video shot as part of a sting operation by Hindi publication Sun Star, Dev provides no evidence to back up his assertion aside from Dhoni choosing to bat first instead of bowl first, which Dev said the team had agreed to do before the toss. #ConnectTheDots #England #India #InMyOpinion #Manchester Test #Match-Fixing Allegations #MS Dhoni #Sunil Dev #Test cricket

Feb 7, 2016

Big spending on youngsters, no room for specialists and Indian bowlers: Three things from the IPL Auction

The 2016 IPL auction in Bangalore ended with 94 players being sold for Rs 136 crore but more than the totals, it was how the teams spent their money this time around that mattered. #Ashish Nehra #Gujarat Lions #IPL 9 #IPL auction #Pawan Negi #Rising Pune Supergiants #Shane Watson #SportsTracker #T20 #Yuvraj Singh