From Maharaj to `Maharaj’ : The BCCI presidentship from Vizzy to Sourav Dada

Those acquainted with the history of Indian cricket will tell you that being compared to the Maharajkumar of Vizianagaram or Vizzy as he was called, is both embarrassing and praiseworthy. But that is exactly what Sourav Ganguly who is set to become the next BCCI president, is likely to endure. If he sails through, he … Continue reading From Maharaj to `Maharaj’ : The BCCI presidentship from Vizzy to Sourav Dada

Ten questions that need to be asked to Shastri, Kohli, Prasad

The BCCI and the Committee of Administrators (CoA) are expected to do a comprehensive post-mortem of the India's campaign in the World Cup. Filter Kaapi lists out ten questions they should ask the men who took the decisions in England.  1. The big question : Who took the call to send MS Dhoni so low down in … Continue reading Ten questions that need to be asked to Shastri, Kohli, Prasad

England, learn from Bengaluru how to play cricket after heavy rain

When the league match against New Zealand in Nottingham was abandoned due to rain on 13 June, Virat Kohli should have asked the ICC and the English Cricket Board to visit the M Chinnaswamy cricket stadium, home to his IPL franchisee, Royal Challengers Bengaluru. And on Tuesday when Manchester was swamped by rain during the … Continue reading England, learn from Bengaluru how to play cricket after heavy rain

Rohit’s “good space” has made him the top bat in the World Cup

Rohit's ``good space'' has made him the top bat in the World CupBefore India's campaign for the 2019 World Cup began, Yuvraj Singh, the hero of the country's triumph in the 2011 edition had a word of advice for Rohit Sharma.  ``Be in a good space,'' Yuvraj said.  Which is why I believe India needs … Continue reading Rohit’s “good space” has made him the top bat in the World Cup

Will this rejected cricketer move from CSK to IPL?

Life has been 3D for Ambati Rayudu, in a cruel way. Because if you examine the selections before and during India's World Cup campaign, Ambati Rayudu has been rejected and dejected thrice. First when the Indian team was selected, when he was overlooked in favour of Vijay Shankar. Then when opener Shikhar Dhawan got injured … Continue reading Will this rejected cricketer move from CSK to IPL?

Has Ambati Rayudu paid the price for his 3D tweet?

Would Ambati Rayudu have been on that flight to London instead of an uncapped Mayank Agarwal to replace an injured Vijay Shankar if he had kept away from Twitter on 16 April? Only MSK Prasad, the Chairman of Selectors can answer this question.  For those ignorant of Rayudu's tweet, he had made a sly reference … Continue reading Has Ambati Rayudu paid the price for his 3D tweet?

Waqar Younis, your tweet on India was undesirable

Dear Waqar Bhai, Happened to see you give expression to your peeve over Twitter. All I can say as an admirer of your aggressive bowling is that it was rather out of character. Unless my memory fails me, you were not exactly the kind who would sledge during your playing days. At least, you were … Continue reading Waqar Younis, your tweet on India was undesirable

Dhoni is key to India winning the World Cup, says Owaisi

Asaduddin Owaisi was a medium pace bowler of promise during his college days. He used to open the bowling attack for the Osmania University team. In 1989, during the Inter-Varsity tournament, OU was up against Bangalore University whose pace spearhead was Venkatesh Prasad. Owaisi's six-wicket haul helped OU won the match and become the zonal … Continue reading Dhoni is key to India winning the World Cup, says Owaisi

Virat Kohli and Virat Kohli are in England for the Cricket World Cup

Virat Kohli is in England for the Cricket World Cup. Both in flesh and blood and in wax.  Madame Tussauds in London chose to unveil its Virat Kohli figure at the Lord's cricket ground. This one is dressed in the official Indian cricket kit including shoes and gloves donated by the Indian skipper himself. From … Continue reading Virat Kohli and Virat Kohli are in England for the Cricket World Cup

[Photo Gallery] Kapil’s Devils @1983 – From real to reel

Virat's boys are in England with the entire nation rooting for a repeat of 1983 when Kapil's Devils shocked the mighty West Indies led by Clive Lloyd to win the Prudential World Cup. It is also the best time for Kabir Khan's film on the 1983 triumph to take wings. Ranveer Singh plays Kapil Dev … Continue reading [Photo Gallery] Kapil’s Devils @1983 – From real to reel

[Video] India’s Virat Warriors. England, here we come

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6XyVS2odlwg The Indian squad for the World Cup cricket has been announced. https://twitter.com/BCCI/status/1117727380414427137 Thirteen of the spots were pretty much decided and for the last two places, there were four players in contention. Vijay Shankar vs Ambati Rayudu and Dinesh Karthik vs Rishabh Pant. I am personally very happy with this well-balance squad, lots of … Continue reading [Video] India’s Virat Warriors. England, here we come