Sports Inside The Mind of Gautam Gambhir
Here I am, starting my new innings in politics, standing next to Arun Jaitley. Who'd have thunk it? Then again, I've made a career out of making hopeless partnerships work. Record scratch. Freeze frame. Yep, that’s me, Gautam Gambhir. You’re probably wondering how I got here...Add to list
Sports Cricket Fever: Mumbai Indians and Everything that is Wrong With Sports Documentaries
Barring a few moments of colour, the new Mumbai Indians documentary on Netflix is irredeemably dull. Featuring a team enduring a tough season, Cricket Fever: Mumbai Indians could have been more intriguing. But it comes off more like an exercise in image management.Add to list
Sports Fast but Never Furious: The Quiet Genius of Jasprit Bumrah
Despite all the talent, both innate and acquired, that Jasprit Bumrah possesses, it is his temperament which is his USP. As his clutch performance in Tuesday’s ODI against Australia showed, you’ll never see him losing his cool or crumbling under pressure.Add to list
Sports Why India Should Play Pakistan at the World Cup, Despite Pulwama Attack
India playing Pakistan isn’t about giving peace a chance but about giving its own World Cup campaign a chance. Even the BCCI’s Committee of Administrators chief Vinod Rai has said, “We would be shooting ourselves in the foot if we don’t play Pakistan in the World Cup.”Add to list
Sports Real Kashmir FC Might Create I-League History. But What Are the Club’s Chances of Survival?
This season, Real Kashmir FC has shocked us too by conceding only eight goals in 16 matches. The team is a fortress that has frustrated the best of sides. But even if Real Kashmir ends up lifting the I-League title, the question will not be far away: How long will the citadel last?Add to list
Sports What’s Making Everyone So Angry At This Australian Open?
It’s been a rollercoaster of emotions going into the semi-finals of the Australian Open. Chances are we will remember the first Grand Slam of the season for Zverev’s racquet smash and Carreno Busta’s temper tantrum, rather than its winners.Add to list
Sports What If Rahul Dravid and VVS Laxman Appeared on Koffee With Karan
Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul’s crass comments on Koffee with Karan has left the cricketing community red-faced. The BCCI would have avoided the headache if cricket’s real gentlemen Rahul Dravid and VVS Laxman had to face Karan Johar’s bouncers.Add to list
Sports Why We Should All Mourn the Decline of Australian Cricket
Ravi Shastri said winning the Test series against Australia is bigger than the World Cup win of 1983. To be honest, it isn’t even the best performance by an Indian team Down Under, at least in the modern era. That would be 2003, when the Aussies had a team actually worth beating.Add to list
Sports By Beating Australia, Has Virat Kohli Conquered the Final Frontier?
Virat Kohli has become the first Indian captain to win a Test series against Australia in Australia, solidifying his legacy and having his name etched in the record books. Could this be the real feather in his cap, the mother of all his achievements so far?Add to list
Sports How to Sledge with Style, a Lesson from Tim Paine and Rishabh Pant
The ongoing India-Australia series has been a glorious endorsement of two things – competitive Test cricket and a good old-fashioned sledge. Right from Tim Paine’s “Can you babysit?” to Rishabh Pant’s “Ever heard of a temporary captain?”, the “contest” has been loved by commentators and fans alike.Add to list