Articles by Vedam Jaishankar
Sep 11, 2019
Auto sales plunge: Sign of deepening economic slowdown or arrival of Kodak moment in industryIt is significant that auto sales in India have dropped 19 percent this year. But it cannot be a coincidence that a similar decline is evident in many other countries.
Aug 16, 2019
Ravi Shastri brings continuity and stability into Team India, his reappointment as head coach was a no-brainerThe appointment, or should it be described as retention, of Ravi Shastri as Indian team coach for the next couple of years was a no-brainer.
Jul 30, 2019
Sunil Gavaskar on Virat Kohli: Strange Sunny wants Indian captain to be humiliated as he himself wasThose wanting Virat Kohli to be on tenterhooks till the selection committee chose to re-appoint him skipper after “even a five-minutes meeting” are only too well aware of Indian cricket’s disgraceful dark days.
Jul 23, 2019
India vs West Indies: MSK Prasad and Co's aversion to blood young batsmen will be disastrous in long runThere are no teenage batsmen in India squads for West Indies tour, just one batsman in his early 20s, a couple of them in their mid to late 20s and a whole lot of them in their 30s. This is just the sort of batting set-up that could pay dividends in the present but would be a disaster for any long term planning.
Jul 21, 2019
Majority of conflict of interest guidelines laid in Lodha reforms are off-key, requires serious second viewingThere are many aspects of the conflict of interest rule that needs to be seriously re-looked, else we may well have to settle for many lesser folks for key posts in the Indian cricket's administration
Jul 16, 2019
Experts' aversion to technology keeping cricket in time warp; administrators must smell the coffee and embrace changeArtificial intelligence and machine learning are rapidly coming into all aspects of life. Cricket cannot feel threatened by them. Hopefully, the new ICC CEO Manu Swahney will step in and take the game out of its 19th-century mindset and into the 21st century.
Jul 15, 2019
ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: ICC must bury ridiculous boundary rule to ensure sport's growth beyond hardcore fans and expertsMany of cricket’s recent rule changes defy common sense. The first step for the new ICC CEO would be to take stock of them. Certainly this boundary-rule must be the first to be buried if the game has to grow beyond hardcore fans and experts. Over to you ICC.
Jul 08, 2019
ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: India's transformation from bunch of laggards to fittest unit puts them ahead of the restThe present batch of Indian players’ fitness in terms of strength, speed, agility, mobility and recovery is a far cry from a dozen years ago when some cricketing legends were actually found wanting in most of these parameters.
Jul 02, 2019
ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Mayank Agarwal's inclusion could positively impact India’s fortunes going forwardThe inclusion of Agarwal and Pant in the playing eleven should considerably lift the quality of India’s batting. Who knows it might well allow the others to bat with a freedom that seemed to be lacking of late.
Jul 01, 2019
ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Things were stacked against India at Edgbaston on flat surface and short boundaryIndia were up against multiple challeges on Sunday: England, flat surface and a short boundary that just about ahdered to rules of international cricket.