Articles by Avinash Subramaniam
Aug 25, 2012
Kirsten, Flower, Fletcher: What's in a coach?Gary Kirsten has now coached two sides to the summit of the ICC Test rankings. Duncan Fletcher, on the other hand, has been part of three whitewashes.
Aug 22, 2012
A medal at the Olympics: necessity or luxury?India has consistently under-performed at the highest level. But medalling at the Olympics, and other such luxuries, ought to be the least of our concerns.
Aug 19, 2012
The man with wrists of steel: VVS LaxmanLaxman was the world’s most gorgeous batsman to watch and more than ably filled the huge void left by one of the game’s other touch artists I unabashedly admired for the sheer beauty he brought to the craft of batting: Mohammed Azharuddin.
Aug 11, 2012
If cricket becomes part of Oly, let's have Tests and not T20The only form of cricket that deserves to be at the Olympics is the longest, most testing version of it.
Aug 04, 2012
Are Indian athletes incapable of hard work?Are Indians incapable of the hard work which explains our success only in sports where individual talent is required?
Jul 28, 2012
The sad but true story of India's Olympic failingsIf India has to become a sports heavyweight, sport must become a middle class pursuit. Right now, only cricket, acquiring a university degree and work indisputably are.
Jul 23, 2012
Record hunting: Why Indians will never do a Brett LeeIn the absence of a great leader, individuals are compelled to chart a course for their own good; make no mistake, we know how to get what ‘me’ want.
Jul 14, 2012
Hawk-eye view: Why cricket is different from tennisIn tennis, high speed cameras are employed to help umpires spot where the ball has bounced. In cricket, Hawk-eye is being called upon to predict the path the ball will take after it has bounced. One is like math, while the other more akin to astrology.
Jul 08, 2012
Is Federer Wimbledon's Champion of Champions?The 30-year-old Swiss star has been great but in our analysis, Bjorn Borg edges him out. Find out why...
Jul 04, 2012
Why do India's bowlers go from fast to slow?If the disappointing history of Indian fast bowlers is anything to go by, Umesh could turn into a medium pacer sometime soon.