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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 and I thought there is a need to explain reasons why folks like us (lets count many of the cricket fans as me) love the

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#Playingitmyway: The Sachin Tendulkar Autobiography Review

“This book all in all is pretty dry, but for some strange reason in the end it still made me cry”. It perhaps is my little way of being privy to the journey of the hero we have revered so much. The book in itself traverses his journey in finest detail. It starts with his childhood and ends at that speech he delivered at the Wankhede stadium in Mumbai last year. For most of us in our thirties and forties this book has very little to offer. There is a sense of Deja Vu, while reading this book in its entirety.

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Statistically Also Sachin Is Far Ahead If Compared To Any Virat

Now that 200 has been breached thrice, all three times by an Indian batsmen, I have a simple question. Was Rohit Sharma’s 200 greeted with the same aplomb as Sachin’s? A definite answer is no. And that is why Sachin Tendulkar’s numbers, especially those which came pre 2003 make them so special that no newbie, no matter who he is, can come closer to the master class. Here are 5 reasons, simple ones why Sachin’s comparison to Virat Kohli is rank stupidity even if its done by the legendary Sunil Gavaskar. 1. Let’s start with this series since it’s a

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A letter from Virat’s “Late father” to his coach and the Indian Fan

HE WILL have to learn, I know, that all cricket fans are not just; all cricket fans are not true. But teach him also that for every scoundrel there is a genuine hero worth emulating; that for every selfish manipulator, there is a dedicated follower. Teach him that for every critic there is a friend. It will take time, I know; but teach him, if you can, that the respect earned the hard way is far more valuable than a million earned through just fame. Teach him to learn to lose and also to enjoy winning. Steer him away from

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Dhoni’s top 5 behind the wicket statements

Its nice hearing Dhoni after the match but do you wonder what Dhoni says to his mates during the match, how does he encourage them, does he sledge opponents or not? How does he strategizes while playing, how he inspires or encourages his mates? Here are some funny and interesting comments by Dhoni while playing on the ground 1.  Third Australia-India Test in Mohali in 2013 : Michael Clarke came to the field after the dismissal of the last batsman. Because of the good innings by the last batsman Australia was in a good position. Dhoni knew Michael Clarke was

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Happy Birthday Little Master: Long live Sachin

It has been almost sixteen months since our beloved cricketer called it quits. Yet his birthday today, brings in so many memories we all want to share. Even today we want to remember his accolades, his feats, those moments when we the common people had a chance to either see him or the lucky few who met him. These memories will always come out of the closet on special occasions like his birthday. What makes the man so special that even after so long we still revere him? Even today he gets the loudest cheer at a stadium when he

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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. They have their moments when they nose ahead and they suddenly look invincible, but they never manage to sustain the habits required to win. Bangladesh

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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 the finish line. 8 of the top nations have earned their place in the knockouts. There’s not been place for any hate or animosity unlike

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