Articles by Vedam Jaishankar
Aug 16, 2018
Ajit Wadekar passes away: Master tactician with deadpan humour, the banker-cricketer pioneered India's surge as game's powerhouseWadekar will long be remembered for instilling pride and self-belief in the Indian team. The three series wins in a row — two abroad and one at home — were probably the coming of age of Indian cricket.
Aug 13, 2018
India vs England: Virat Kohli’s men looked lost, over-run and crushed during defeat at Lord’sIndia are no stranger to defeats, especially on overseas soil. But this is the first time under skipper Virat Kohli that the team has looked so lost, overrun and crushed.
Aug 12, 2018
India vs England: Virat Kohli and Co have Lady Luck to blame for the dire straits they find themselves in at Lord'sEngland, with a 250-run lead and counting, are in the driver’s seat. India will need pluck, luck and skill over the remaining two days to escape from this.
Aug 11, 2018
India vs England: Indian batsmen must show more application, determination to recover from pathetic display at Lord'sTo say that the Indians were all at sea in these conditions would be an understatement. They barely made it past the 100-mark. The final total of 107 was as pathetic as it looked.
Aug 10, 2018
Supreme Court's ruling on cooling-off period, one-state-one-vote welcome, but ambiguity mars most clausesWhile the decision to grant voting rights to Railways, Services and Universities must be appreciated, Court's guidelines regarding the representatives of these units are likely to create practical problems within them.
Aug 08, 2018
India vs England: Virat Kohli and Co must guard against 'knee-jerk reactions' to loss; wholesale changes could unsettle teamIndia must guard against making wholesale changes to the lineup. For it would unsettle the team and leave it short of confidence in the selection process.
Aug 07, 2018
India vs England: Virat Kohli and Co require support, not nit-picking over taking a break on a tough, long tourThe Indian team cricketers play around 275 days of cricket a year. This workload is far too high for an international sportsman. Injury and burn rates are naturally high. A little time off would truly do a world of good for many of them. So why grudge that?
Aug 05, 2018
India vs England: Barring Virat Kohli, India’s top-order batsmen displayed complete lack of situational awareness in 1st TestThere are no two opinions that Rahul, Rahane, Dhawan, Karthik and Vijay let the team down very badly. Their understanding of the situation and ability to rise to the occasion was zilch.
Aug 04, 2018
India vs England: Only 84 runs to win, but Virat Kohli and Co will be aware of how tricky chasing low targets can beIndia will know that chasing low targets is always a tricky affair. Otherwise there would not have been over 40 instances of Test teams chasing 194 runs or less coming a cropper.
Aug 03, 2018
India vs England: Evolved Virat Kohli negated tricky conditions at Edgbaston to make statement of intentThe Kohli of old would have been arrogant and tried to hit his way out of a lean patch. But this was a different Kohli, mature and possessing a skill set and temperament unmatched by any contemporary cricketer.