Sidharth Malhotra takes to Hilly Cricket

From Sidharth Malhotra's Twitter Last week, it was MS Dhoni playing cricket with kids on a basketball court in Leh. Now it is actor Sidharth Malhotra unwinding from the shoot of Shershaah, by playing some cricket in the hills. He posted pictures of him at the crease on Instagram captioning them ``What weekends look like … Continue reading Sidharth Malhotra takes to Hilly Cricket

Ace Finisher MS Dhoni finishes his Territorial Army stint in style

MS Dhoni has finished his 15-day stint with the 106th battalion of the Territorial Army. And while his role as a finisher in the World Cup in England may have come under the radar, he finished his stint in military fatigues in style. He played cricket with kids on a basketball court in Leh. The … Continue reading Ace Finisher MS Dhoni finishes his Territorial Army stint in style

Swashbuckling bat, selector who got Dhoni for CSK, VB Chandrasekhar no more

To say the cricket fraternity in India, and Tamil Nadu in particular, is shell-shocked would be an understatement. Such was VB Chandrasekhar's involvement with the game in different capacities, long after he stopped wielding the willow, that no one is able to come to terms with his sudden departure.  The former India and Tamil Nadu … Continue reading Swashbuckling bat, selector who got Dhoni for CSK, VB Chandrasekhar no more

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

India’s World Cup selection is rubbish

This is no game of musical chairs. What is happening within the Indian camp in England with regard to replacements for injured players, reflects utter confusion, lack of strategy and a clear gameplan.  Injuries are only to be expected during a long campaign and therefore three players finding themselves in the cold is no big … Continue reading India’s World Cup selection is rubbish

When Suresh Babu tells cricket stories, you listen

No conversation excites Daggubati Suresh Babu as much as a conversation about sport. Any sport. But when it comes to cricket, it is a combination of nostalgia, deep knowledge about the game and a cabinet full of anecdotes. As part of Filter Kaapi Live's series of conversations with non-cricketers with a cricketing past this World Cup … Continue reading When Suresh Babu tells cricket stories, you listen

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

India vs South Africa : Our top 5 picks

The first match of the ICC World Cup 2019 wasn't just about Rohit Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah and Rabada. On Filter Kaapi, we look at interesting sidelights around the encounter.  At number 5 : The 50th win under Virat Kohli's leadership in his 69th ODI match as skipper. India lost 17 matches under Virat's captaincy, tied … Continue reading India vs South Africa : Our top 5 picks

When Virat Kohli is in the driver’s seat

Royal Challengers Bangalore fans would recall the 58-ball century Virat Kohli hit against the Kolkata Knight Riders at the Eden Gardens in the IPL on 19 April. He was probably in top gear after having practised his driving skills the previous evening. Literally. The Uber ad that is breaking the internet was shot at Taj … Continue reading When Virat Kohli is in the driver’s seat

Why MS Dhoni owns Visakhapatnam

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i5NDvhY-P1Y&t=9s Hear T S Sudhir talk about his interview with MSD in 2005 and Dhoni's love affair with Vizag Visakhapatnam is not called the `City of Destiny' for nothing. This is the venue where MS Dhoni announced his arrival as a big hitter with a blistering 148 off 123 balls in an one-dayer against Pakistan … Continue reading Why MS Dhoni owns Visakhapatnam