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The Spare Crib/Abhilasha Khaitan

Problems and solutions
Abhilasha Khaitan looks at the Indian cricket scene post the dismal Australian tour and offers suggestions for its revival.

Playing for pride
Abhilasha Khaitan finds, in the accusations of ball tampering and abuse that have been flying around, matter for musing on.

Fortune cookies
Abhilasha Khaitan on the unwisdom of waiting for Lady Luck's favours.

Keeping the faith
Abhilasha Khaitan finds reasons to believe why the Indian team is not doing well.

A mouthful of sky
Our 18th member, Abhilasha Khaitan, hasn't been getting much reason to smile these days. Which goes for the Indian team as well, in spades. Perhaps that is why she is so impressed by a man who smiles all the time

When the going gets tough...
...the not so tough get hysterical. Abhilasha Khaitan, in pensive vein, muses on fans of the fair-weather sort

When the Best take care of the Rest
Abhilasha Khaitan, in more pensive mood, ponders the case of Brian Lara and Sachin Tendulkar. Extraordinary men both, struggling under an extraordinary burden.

Rhyme and reason
Abhilasha Khaitan, bemused by recent incidents, breaks out in a rash of poetry.

Nets result
Abhilasha Khaitan looks back at three Tests worth of inactivity. And forward, to an ODI series that promises more of the same. And ponders on the life and hard times of that unwept, unsung, unhonoured individual - the extra in a team.

Spare the rodů
Abhilasha Khaitan, the 18th member, in pensive vein for once, muses on the Shoaib Akthar controversy. And wonders if we are killing the excitement in the game.

Action reaction
Abhilasha Khaitan is alarmed that different verdicts are being given for similar offences.

Move over, Horatius
In Sachin, Abhilasha Khaitan sees shades of the man who once held a bridge against an entire army.

On a wing and a prayer
Abhilasha Khaitan does some soul searching. And reckons it is time for the rest of the touring squad to put its hand up and contribute.

It's raining on my parade...
Abhilasha Khaitan, like Queen Victoria, is unamused by the rain. And the Australian commentators. And the no-show of the promised video camera. But then, what else is new?

Eyes Wide Shut
Abhilasha Khaitan's spare (C)rib acts up again. As the 18th member plays volleyball, prepares for an alternate career in cinematography, and wonders whether she will ever get to do what she is really there for -- to wit, play cricket

Strawberries and dreams
Our 18th member, Abhilasha Khaitan, finds two solutions for India's cricketing doldrums -- strawberry yoghurt, and the multiplication tables

The Spare Crib
Cricket's a serious business. Or was, till we discovered the 18th member of the touring party. Abhilasha Khaitan, to give her a name. She may not get to play, but she does write a nifty diary. For that bit of humour to relieve the tedium of cricket at its most serious -- check this out

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