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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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Cricket in 2014, the highs, the lows and the number 63

It will be an understatement to suggest that 2014 has been an eventful year for the game of cricket. The sport has seen some dramatic events at its administrative level that has had some lauding it, while others gasping at the turn of events. Off the field, controversies, fall from grace, a tell all saga, everything has ensued. On the field has been no less dramatic. Certain teams creating history, some becoming one. It has

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What makes Bhuvneshwar Kumar special

As I was profusely engrossed in typing an email (something we intently do as a major part of our daily office hours), a notification on my mobile screen took my attention. The notification read “Bhuvneshwar Kumar wins ICC people’s choice award”. I reflected for a while. I was one of the many who had written him off after seeing him bowl once in a domestic match at Delhi. I had then said “he ain’t going

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The World is More Indian Than We Think – 3

Part 1 and Part 2 India has done well to be part of a global village all along, where India has blended well into the global mix. Globalization is like a wave, and one can grow together along with it, and also fall along with it. While India is dependent on globalization to make it better, India has also evolved certain aspects that make India unique to the outside world. The red carpet welcome to

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The World is More Indian Than We Think – 2

You can read the first part here The next major tectonic shift that tilted scales in India’s favor was a bunch of seemingly unconnected events that seemed to happen around the same time. Apple iPhone’s launch, IRCTC, Prime Time Television, A liberalized FDI policy, IT revolution, real estate boom, and India’s burgeoning billion plus population. Well it may seem disconnected, but here’s how we connect the dots with these events. a) Mobile and Tablets– Apple’s iPhone

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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,

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The Sun Shall Shine On The Sunrisers This time

So the Indian Premier League is back. No matter how much you criticise it, how much you write against it, how much you bemoan it, IPL time and again has shown its not just about existing in the cricketing eco-system but is about throwing everything else on the backseat when its around. Once again, there would be no nationalities and no nations against each other. There would be only clubs battling it out during sparkling

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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.

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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

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Indian Street Cricket From The Eyes Of Jack Hoyle – 2

Here’s presenting the second part of the three-part series on Street Cricket in India from Jack Hoyle. Watching these pics and his travel, one thing is sure, he definitely has a good book in his camera.  The batsman makes a dash for it and picks up a quick single. Any patch of land will do. A recently ploughed field hosts an impromptu game. The ball gets lost down a rabbit hole A young batsman takes

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