Articles by Vijay Parthasarathy
Dec 29, 2011
No reason to question Team India's ability or commitmentLet us for a moment suspend our inclination to scream at India’s batting bulwarks for twice caving so abjectly and recognise that exciting contests like this must not be viewed through the lens of parochialism.
Dec 09, 2011
Sehwag's story is starting to make sense nowNews of a highest-ever score engages the casual fan. It counts for something.
Nov 14, 2011
Whatever his flaws, Roebuck went far too earlyPerhaps the only consolation lies in the hope that in death, we may all know this troubled genius a little better.
Sep 14, 2011
It’s official: Federer has been reduced to an anachronismTime has caught up with Federer and for the first time he has looked like a marginal presence. Next to men like Nadal and Djokovic, Federer looks feeble.
Aug 19, 2011
Were Kirsten's boots too big for Fletcher to fill?The India coach increasingly reminds me of Mr. Weatherbee – the bumbling principal in those old Archie comics, who floundered often but strove manfully to do his duty.
Aug 08, 2011
Gavaskar, Shastri and Pataudi in line for a recall tooIn a latest twist, the BCCI proposes to include Gavaskar and Shastri into the Test and ODI squad for the Australia series. Firstpost can now confirm that the shock inclusion of Dravid in the squad for the England series was part of a larger plan.
Aug 03, 2011
No dearth of talent, but India has to step up as a teamThe culture of overvaluing and romanticising lone heroes needs to change, and it needs to change urgently.
Jul 26, 2011
This series is far from over. We aren't the best in the world for nothingWhile the margin of defeat was large for India, the manner of it wasn’t extraordinarily disappointing. The guys actually made it to the final session, and will derive comfort from the positives. This series is far from finished. These tears will dry on their own.
Jul 13, 2011
Let's make a bad boy out of LaxmanI mean – for heavens’ sakes, even Duncan Fletcher, India’s new coach, has waded into his first controversy. It’s time the media made a blazing bad boy out of Laxman.
Jul 06, 2011
Kumar Sangakkara: from sportsman to statesmanThrough his great speech at the MCC Spirit of Cricket lecture, Sangakkara, the player, has reinvented himself as a statesman.