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Category Archives: Cricket
Steve Waugh – The Opposite of Ice
Two years ago, a couple of weeks from today, the man who, after my Dad, has taught me the most about life played his last Test match. A few weeks ago, he released his autobiography, which he claims to have … Continue reading
Should India Play in Zimbabwe?
An essay in Rediff.com about whether the Indian cricket team has a moral obligation to avoid touring Zimbabwe.
Taking the Buzz out of Bunking
A tongue-in-cheek article for Rediff.com after my high school introduced cricket into the curriculum.
Corporate Lessons from the Australian Cricket Team
After many long and heated and very enjoyable debates, my father and I co-wrote this essay on what businesses can learn from the management of Australian cricket. It was one of the most fun pieces of writing I’ve ever done, … Continue reading
Chokers or Heart Patients?
An article co-written with my friend Shreyan Singh on how the Indian cricket team keeps losing in the finals of major cricket tournaments.
Seminal Moments in Indian Cricket
An article in Rediff.com on some of the most important moments in the history of Indian cricket (as of late 2001).
Cricket with the Mates
An article in Rediff.com on the experience of watching cricket in a bar in Australia.
The Psychology of Spin: Bishan Bedi and Maninder Singh
Early in 2001, I conducted interviews with former leading spin bowlers, Bishan Singh Bedi and Maninder Singh on why Indian cricket was struggling to find quality spinners to team up with Anil Kumble. This was, of course, just prior to … Continue reading
Last Words to Treasure: Pankaj Roy
By the sheerest chance, I did an interview with Pankaj Roy for Rediff.com just three days before he died. It was a moving conversation, as he was so clearly re-living his cricketing life. I felt privileged to record it.
To Sledge is Human
An essay in Rediff.com taking a somewhat lenient look at the issue of sledging in cricket.