The optimism is infectious and remarkable for a book about cricket in the modern era.
30 examples of gumption and ingenuity from India
Just as cricket threatens to get interesting and fun again, the moralising begins.
What I find particularly perilous is the cult following such truculence, even vitriol, gathers among the young and impressionable. It becomes cool to be cruel, as social media platforms have often revealed. And the cycle of despising greatness gets perpetuated.
The bigger fear is not about missing Tendulkar: It is not missing him.
It is disturbing when a superstar seems comfortable performing a supporting act. But if his role, although diminished, continues to be significant to the team, should anxiety over legacy be of any consequence?
The internal machinations of the Indian cricket board have ceased to astound—yes, we are becoming detached. Sachin Tendulkar, however, still matters.
The last couple of years in Sachin Tendulkar’s career were coloured by the milestone-seeking frenzy around it.
India’s independence from the Raj has little to do with the freedom of its women.
Women’s tennis has become a game played by beautiful people. How does it become a beautiful game, independent of the looks of its players?
You couldn’t snatch that power from Dhoni even while he was sleeping. Clarke’s mistake has been giving it away.
The Indian cricket captain has appeared unfazed even as he found himself embroiled in the most high-involvement scandal to hit the sport
After his first brush with scandal at Infosys, Phaneesh Murthy found his way back to the CEO Club. Will it be any different this time?
This is just the kind of setback that the IPL did not need but I don’t believe that it had a hand in creating it. Graft is deeply-rooted in sport, not just cricket, and needs a much-wider cleansing process than blaming it on the IPL.
Sure, we have pushy moms who want their kids to excel in studies. But playtime? Is it now more about play, or one more competitive rat-race?