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Dhoni- Dhoni: The monk who does not have to sell his Ferrari

 I thought of several titles to describe Mahendra Singh Dhoni: Zen master, Fire fighter, Tight rope walker, Deadly Finisher, Captain Cool. But I realized the most defining quality of Dhoni is his ability to be still and calm in the midst of chaos and imminent risk and high-pressure situations. It is far easier to remain at peace in a forest meditating alone, than to drive a Ferrari in full speed with a knife waiting to

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Why I will keep watching the IPL year after year

There is a lot of talk around office and elsewhere amongst pals as to how the interest in IPL is waning. How people are now not that excited as the “India Ka Tyohaar” eighth edition has begun. There is an overdose of cricket and there is little quality in watching bowlers being smacked in batting friendly wickets and smaller grounds. The number of blogs and comments that are anti-IPL have become a tad too much

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Is Dhoni going the Napoleon Way?

When MS Dhoni burst on the international scene in 2004 to debut against Bangladesh, he was force of nature. He was young, raw, and uninhibited. His fearless stroke play made him darling of the nation and won applauds from the President of Pakistan. He was efficient behind stumps and was blessed with a no fear, no non-sense attitude. He didn’t speak much, and that helped. Much has changed since that day in December 2004. Dhoni’s

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The Helicopter that never took off

The Mahabharata had a character called Abhimanyu-son of the warrior prince Arjuna. Abhimanyu was known for his prowess in slicing through army formations, but had an Achilles heel that let him down in the war. He did not quite know to end his way through, out of an army formation. He basically did not finish well if we could say so, keeping the context on cricket. Talk about finishing well, the 90’s generation would auto

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Facing Australia in the Semis will be India’s biggest test this WC

The raging river is flowing towards the big dam. Will the dam break or will the dam block the river and change the course of all the water down into an abyss? India are that raging river, and they have assumed that form after largely being a drought ridden piece of barren land in the last one year. Australia is that strong dam that has been a constant source of fear for all rivers. When

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India vs Bangladesh: Will it turn out to be David vs Goliath?

We always love it when David challenges Goliath. Those stories in cricket are cricketing dots in a timeline view of the entire cricket we watch.  When the fable was narrated, we’d picture a sad looking David, getting inspired to knock off the complacent Goliath. Bangladesh, have yet to get out of that skin of David after playing around 27-28 years of international cricket. They are like those 100-meter sprinters who choke in a marathon race.

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Predictions for the semi-finals of the World Cup

Just when you near the end of your holiday, does it dawn on you that your holiday is about to end? I guess that’s how most of the cricket fans must be feeling. We’ve flirted a month long with emotions of hope, anxiety, abuse, banter and chirpiness. The romance associated with David defeating Goliath lasted a few fleeting moments and did not quite extend to the knockouts as none of the associates managed to reach

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Stats, Facts and Form, all stack against West Indies against India

Back in the days of yore, there used to be a concept of a farmer working on his landlord’s field for years, in return for the due loan that the farmer was paying from his forefathers. The BCCI is that landlord, and the Caribbean unit-WICB is the farmer. These sides meet at the WACA, with 65 million dollars that the WICB owes the BCCI, for a volte-face that the Caribbean cricketers did when the sides

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India will beat UAE without even breaking a sweat

As India take on UAE, on the 28th of February, the question is fairly simple. Would India treat this game like any other game, or would UAE make India slip on a banana peel? Given the way UAE have performed in the tournament so far, with spirited performances against Ireland and Zimbabwe, it probably would be a contest that wont be decided in the first half of the game. UAE has shown spunk so far, in

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