Articles by Tom Alter
Oct 02, 2015
I come to praise Jagmohan Dalmiya, not to bury himThe worst match-fixing scandal in the history of cricket took place on Dalmiya’s watch, and his first reaction was that it was not true.
Aug 26, 2015
Kumar Sangakkara, Sunil Gavaskar and a moment of perfection in ColomboWe truly witnessed perfection when Sunil Gavaskar spoke about Sangakkara.
Jun 12, 2015
Freed of Dhoni and Duncan, Kohli and Shastri bring fresh energy to India's Test gameI have always been a fan of Shastri since his playing days.
Jan 06, 2015
Why Kumar Sangakkara is grace personifiedHe approaches cricket as it should be approached – as a game, a challenge, an art... a passion.
Jan 02, 2015
Mahendra Singh Dhoni should be banned from representing India ever againHe has not only broken his contract, he has broken a sacred bond with those of us who truly love Indian cricket and he does not give a damn.
Aug 11, 2014
Ind vs Eng: Dhoni, Fletcher and Srinivasan leave right nowWe – the true cricket lovers of India – demand the immediate resignation of Dhoni, Fletcher and Srinivasan. If any of them has even one naya paisa of shame, they will resign immediately.
Jul 23, 2014
Thoughts from India's win at Lord's: Doomed Shaz, Super Waz, heroic IndiaBhuvneshwar, 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.
Apr 02, 2014
Gavaskar no saint but he should have taken charge 20 years agoHe 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.
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.
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?