Articles by Malay Desai
Jun 22, 2018
Kabaddi Masters Dubai: As India, Pakistan kick off six-nation event, here's a look back at their rivalry over the decadesIndia have won every single kabaddi World Cup so far, and start firm favourites in tournament opener against Pakistan.
Jun 21, 2018
Kabaddi Masters Dubai: Korea's Jang Kun Lee to Pakistan's Nasir Ali, foreign players that are likely to make an impact in six-nation eventWhile 2016’s Kabaddi World Cup felt a bit farcical with the participant list bumped up with teams such as USA, Kabaddi Masters only features the teams that matter. Think of it like Champions Trophy of kabaddi.
Jun 01, 2018
Pro Kabaddi League: Fazel Atrachali's return to U Mumba and other top picks from the sport's biggest auctionHere are five of the finest purchases in the Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) Player Auction 2018, which turned out to be the biggest auction in the history of the sport.
Jul 19, 2017
Pro Kabaddi League season 2 flashback: With ‘dream team’ U Mumba’s win, the tournament grew in statureChampions U Mumba celebrated by taking the trophy across Mumbai in a local train, and while the open jeep ride thereafter lacked the buzz of Dhoni’s ride in 2007, the fans knew Anup Kumar had been no lesser a captain.
Jul 18, 2017
Pro Kabaddi League Season 1 Flashback: As Jaipur Pink Panthers emerged winners, India rediscovered its old sportJaipur Pink Panthers won the inaugural Pro Kabaddi League, but the highlight was the birth of new stars and India rediscovering one of its oldest sports
May 26, 2017
Sachin: A Billion Dreams should be as much about Tendulkar's fans as it is about himThis film is not about Sachin Tendulkar alone, it’s about us too. It will, hopefully, remind us where we were when he bowled that last over in the Hero Cup semi-final or during the 2011 World Cup final.
May 24, 2017
Pro Kabaddi League auctions 2017: From U Mumba's astute buys to UP's cash splurge, how the teams faredWhile the Pro Kabaddi franchisees had to keep up with mathematics and rules such as preferred picks and dynamic pricing, you do not have to. Here’s a low-down on who fared how, listed in order of auction performance…
May 23, 2017
IPL 2017: Late-night matches, alternate careers for umpires and other things we learned this seasonIPL in its first decade was like an infant — it shat its pants in public, embarrassed parents and guardians, threw tantrums and was rapped by higher powers for misbehaviour.
May 03, 2017
IPL 2017: Spilled catches, uppity shots, rare yorkers — this season needs a dose of the 'old-school'Players across teams, toppers to wooden spoon contenders, have dropped regulation catches in this season of the Indian Premier League (IPL).
Apr 07, 2017
IPL 2017: Steve Smith is way better than MS Dhoni now and should end up greater tooLet’s face it, Smith is, in more departments than just finishing off games, ahead of Dhoni and at the rate at which he is going, is poised for greater glory.