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The God of 22 yards

17 March 2012 1 comment

An entire nation came to a standstill as the Little Master reached the score of 99. Nobody cared that elsewhere, closer home, Pranab-da had just declared another disappointing budget. All eyes were glued to the score at Dhaka. Not the Indian team’s score mind you but his score. This was the big one. The one that mattered.
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Categories: Cricket, Sports

All the Captain’s Men

21 January 2011 7 comments

The ICC Cricket World Cup draws ever closer. Teams are being announced and players, past and present, are handing out threats and predictions in equal measure.

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The Fall of (a) Man

22 April 2010 12 comments

Anyone who has reached here expecting a religious discussion with reference to a certain Biblical episode in the Book of Genesis, I hate to disappoint you but you came to the wrong place. This post is about the fall of a man who did however eat the proverbial forbidden fruit.

The man who four years ago was a candidate for UN General Secretary is today disgraced and shamed. Yes, ladies and gentlemen, I introduce to you once again: Dr. Shashi Tharoor, former UN Under-General Secretary and former Indian Minister of State for External Affairs. Read more…

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Time to play the Game

18 March 2010 3 comments

It’s all about the game and how you play it.
It’s all about control and if you can take it.
I am the game, you don’t wanna play me.
I am control, no way you can change me.

Words sung by Motorhead and immortalised by 13 time WWE World Champion Triple H but they couldn’t have been more apt for the annual magnum opus that is currently gripping over 1 billion people in our country – IPL. The Economic Times of 16 March 2010 reckons that the BCCI could make upto Rs. 750 crores in this edition of IPL. Heck I don’t even know how many zeroes that has!

But what exactly is it that makes the IPL what it is? Read more…

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Master of Puppets

25 February 2010 6 comments

I will occupy
I will help you die
I will run through you
Now I rule you too
Come crawling faster
Obey your master

These words from Metallica’s legendary single “Master of Puppets” kept popping in my mind yesterday.

The reason – Langeveldt to Tendulkar, bowled short of length and moving away from the batsman. At the last moment SRT gets his bat in to steer the ball behind point for THE single. As Gwalior erupted in joy, the little master made another milestone his own. He had done what no man had ever done in the 40 year history of the limited overs game Read more…

Cricket Cricket Burning Bright

14 April 2008 1 comment

After the humiliation of an innings defeat at home, the first in quite many years, Team India bounced back yesterday to clinch the third and final test match at Kanpur within three days to square off the series 1-1 with the Proteas. Today, all the news channels are yelling it out from the rooftops. Read more…

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