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Why Indian Team Was Supposed To Lose and How Can They hit Back: Analysis

That moment when Ishant Sharma tamely chipped the delivery in the air for Moeen Ali to complete the catch, the humiliation was well & truly complete. What started as a tour where India started to look as favourites after the Lords win to outsmart England given their vulnerability as a test team after their recent losses against Sri Lanka & Australia in the Ashes, ended without a whimper. Indian fans found themselves on familiar territory when it came to expectations of their team’s performance in overseas conditions – a promising beginning squandered culminating in a series defeat. A multitude of

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The Kohli We Know Could Bring RCB Back

A line-up, which boasts of Chris Gayle, AB De Villiers, Virat Kohli and a few others struggling to win 3 out of 9 matches, is a sore to the eyes. We all want the likes of Gayle and Kohli fire on all cylinders but while Gayle has sometimes shown some fire, though very rarely, the India vice-captain and RCB skipper has almost failed disastrously in the IPL this year. His last five scores 4, 0, 35, 0, 4 make a picture someone like Kohli would hate to look. To be fair to him this patch was long time coming. His good

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Are We Doing Enough To Protect Our Heroes?

Everytime this IPL, I see Yousuf Pathan and Yuvraj Singh stride out to bat, I sense they are feeling heavy in the head, in a mind dominated with self-doubt than swagger. They quite seem to know that 22 yard strip and the 13 men on the field are waiting for them to cave in and fail yet again. It must feel like a Damocles sword hanging above their neck, with every passing failure in contribution. The IPL was created to make cricketers make the transition from their Demi God status to Cult Heroes who display feats of excellence that keeps

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IPL 7 – Who Will You Vote For?

As the action begins in the UAE I have been keeping busy with the general elections and in all this political frenzy I haven’t felt the buzz of the tournament. Plus all the drama with N Srinivasan and the franchisee conflict of interest drama has also taken away some of the enthusiasm. But I am looking at some of the players using this as a make or break. Specially the Golden trio of Indian cricket Gauti, Viru & Yuvi. For all of them the next two months could possibly determine whether or not they get to extend their player life

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5 Things Only Tendulkar-Like Can Teach

There are two kinds of Heroes in the world. One the unknown ones who have very little written about them; two are celebrated heroes who have so much material on them that even makes ‘Google’ look bored. This legend comes in the latter category. There is nothing that can be talked about those people that hasn’t been attempted before. His canvas is full of different hues that make him a perfect complete picture. What one can learn though are the lessons of life through his painting. Sachin Tendulkar is someone we always admire and love, but if we look carefully

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It Does Not Come In A Jiffy My Friend

“The difference between ordinary and great is the extra effort the great puts in’. No great inspiration has chosen ‘the road less travelled’. The ones out there, who inspire us to emulate them, have toiled day in and day out to achieve their dreams. Be it a doctor, who hones his knowledge and skills in dimly lit rooms, or researchers who live life surrounded with papers and experiments or be it sportsmen who sweat it out on the fields. Most inspirational stories have names, but there are a few who are worth a book but have very little written about

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50 First Dates

The concept of Adam Sandler, trying to woo Drew Barrymore, every single day for 50 days, to me reflected a sense of achievement, as it was against the tide of Drew Barrymore’s short-term memory loss. Every day was a new day, where Adam Sandler had to start from scratch to woo her, and all his hard work would be negated at the end of the day, as Drew Barrymore would have forgotten what happened earlier in the day.I am applying the same concept to leading to cricket and more specifically T20 sides. Every game gives both the teams an equal

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ICC’s Dilly Dallying With The World Test Championship

If recent reports are to be believed, then ICC has decided to do away with the idea of a world test championship and is reconsidering the resurrection of the Champions Trophy. Ever since the idea of a World Test Championship (WTC) has been proposed, there has been a back and forth of events related to it. Now the ICC’s latest decision comes in the wake of sponsors not showing interest in putting their money in a championship for the longest format of the game which they feel will not attract that much viewership. ICC should have thought about the sponsorship

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Total Recall 2013: Sachin Retirement Stole All Cricketing Limelight

The year 2013 was quite a year for the institution of Cricket. It had its nadirs and zeniths, but a few of them stand out in the brain’s primary memory when I reflect the year gone by. The ‘Tigers’ at Home Theory: World cricket is slowly getting to a stage when most teams are becoming tigers at home, and lambs abroad. You would associate this phenomenon with India over the 90’s, but globally this year, has epitomized that. England, won the Ashes at home, and expected to make it 4 in a row, and no one would have predicted anything

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Paper Tigers & Lions Den! India’s Tour to SA

There was a time when Team India were labeled tigers at home and puppets abroad. This was the phase when other cricketing nations toured India and lost series after series comprehensively. They were bamboozled by crafty spin bowling and often complained for bad water and poor hygiene environment. India on the other hand never managed a decent performance overseas. They were smothered by pace and swing, they also did not have an option of bad water and poor hygiene. Barring a few Indian players none managed to make an impact. Then the tides changed, One man inspired a bunch of

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