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Tom Alter

Tom Alter is an Indian actor of American origin. He was awarded the Padma Shri by the Indian government for his distinguished contribution in the field of art. In a career spanning about three decades, he has played a variety of characters both in real life and reel life. Here though, he will writing about his true love— cricket.

Jul 22, 2014

Thoughts from India’s win at Lord’s: Doomed Shaz, Super Waz, heroic India

Bhuvneshwar, Rahane, Vijay, Jadeja, Sharma – good, solid Indian names, and they emerged as heroes – now, when Kohli and Dhawan click in the next three Tests, watch out. #Alastair Cook #England #ICC #India #India in England 2014 #IndvsEng #James Anderson #Lords #MS Dhoni #Rahul Dravid #Ravi Shastri #Ravindra Jadeja #Wasim Akram

Apr 2, 2014

Gavaskar no saint but he should have taken charge 20 years ago

He must now play the innings of your life, and use the hook shot, as you finally did against Marshall in Delhi those many, many years ago – go for it, Gavaskar sahib – go for it. #Amit Mishra #BCCI #Cricket #Duncan Fletcher #Gary Sobers #India Cements #IPL #Mahendra Singh Dhoni #Match Fixing #N Srinivasan #OnOurMind #Sports #Spot fixing #Sunil Gavaskar #Supreme Court

Mar 19, 2014

For young India, Virat Kohli is ‘the man’

In every era of Indian cricket, there has been ‘the man’ – the one the team turns too, the one the lovers of cricket just cannot avoid watching. #Cricket #ICC World T20 #Indian cricket #Mahendra Singh Dhoni #Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi #OnOurMind #Sachin Tendulkar #Sports #Sunil Gavaskar #Virat Kohli #World T20

Feb 10, 2014

India vs New Zealand: Who says Test cricket is dull?

Can you imagine, can you imagine, if the South African series and the Kiwi series had been at least three Tests? Or even five? Can you imagine the sheer hope of it? #Cricket #India #India in New Zealand 2014 #MS Dhoni #New Zealand #Shikhar Dhawan #Sports #Virat Kohli

Jan 3, 2014

Facts that figure as the Dhoni era in Tests rambles on

In the history of Indian Test cricket, no Indian captain has such a poor record overseas across four consecutive Test series. #Ajinkya Rahane #Cheteshwar Pujara #Cricket #India #Mahendra Singh Dhoni #Mohammad Shami #OnOurMind #Ravindra Jadeja #Sports #Virat Kohli

Nov 5, 2013

To the very end, Tendulkar should remain himself

From the very beginning, Sachin coming out to bat has been what cricket is all about. #Farewell Sachin #Haryana #Mumbai #Ranji Trophy #Sachin Tendulkar #Sports #Test cricket #Tom Alter

Sep 4, 2013

Sachin should say he wants to play 200th Test vs SA, not WI

The Don’s final innings in Test cricket was against the best of the rest -England – and he went out on a duck – but against the best. #Ashes #BCCI #Cricket #CSA #ECB #India #OnOurMind #Sachin 200th Test #Sachin Tendulkar #South Africa #Tendulkar #West Indies

Aug 10, 2013

Salim Durrani and cricket’s lost, forgotten ‘noor’

Khushwant Singh said he moved across the field like an ‘elegant camel’ – he was a heart-throb; he starred in a film with Parveen Babi; and he and Pataudi were the two most riveting cricket players I have ever watched. #Cricket #N Srinivasan #OnOurMind #Salim Durrani #Sports

May 23, 2013

In deep trouble now, Sreesanth should bowl straight and tell the truth

We lost him somewhere along the way – we lost him, when we needed him most – when he needed us most. #Cricket #Indian Premier League #IPL 6 #IPL spot-fixing #OnOurMind #S Sreesanth #Sports

Apr 1, 2013

From the archive: Gavaskar, my hero, now adorns a sideshow

And yet he plays along – trying, somehow, to maintain some little dignity amongst the crass glitter. #IPL 5 #IPL Expert #IPL6 Fan Blogs #Sports #Sunil Gavaskar