Celebrating Harsha Bhogle
Different folks have different heroes. Zak Parkar finds a real one in the commentator, journalist and, incidentally, Rediff's Contributing Editor. Here's why…
Talk big, think big!
It's time Indian cricket did that. Because when you do that, says Sonia Savkar, you're committed to doing something about it.
Harsha Bhogle in an earlier article had talked of the need for Indian
players to feel 'hungry'. Sonia Savkar, taking him at his word, tries to
find out just how 'hungry' the Indians are. A completely imaginary
interview -- in good humour, of course.
To pay on performance
Rohit Gupta delves deep into the mess that is Indian cricket and offers suggestions to tidy it up.
Umpiring means never having to say you are sorry!
V Gangadhar looks at some of the umpiring controversies of the summer Down Under. And presents views from leading umpires on issues ranging from apolgies for wrong decisions, to chucking, to an increasing role for the television adjudicator.
Scott Spitts of The Pavilion responds to questions from Indian fans.
Armchair Expert finally did it -- tracked down the missing tape of the selection meeting preceeding the tour of Australia. He brings you the transcript -- all in good humour, of course.
Wake up and smell the coffee
Avinash Subramaniam tells the Indian team says that consistency does not
mean consistently letting the fans down.
Anantha Nageswaran sees change for the better happening in Indian cricket.
On that day, that is, when the fans, and sponsors, begin deserting the side,
forcing the players and administrators into change
For want of a shoe
Sriram Ranganathan, on the little things that make the big difference
between a winning team and a bunch of losers
Nice men don't win
The reasons why India lost and why we should have known before they did.
An impartial look at Sachin the captain and batsman, and Sachin the master batsman.
There's a new dominant force in international cricket -- the umpires. The modern game, it appears, is as much about them as it is about the players themselves. Fourth Umpire tells us why.
A plea from Down Under
Australia-based cricket fan Zak Parkar writes an open letter to India coach Kapil Dev and captain Sachin Tendulkar.
Who are you kidding?
Chinmaya Pande writes an open letter to the Australian Cricket board vis-à-vis Ricky Ponting's outburst on Day 4 of the second Test.
When it comes to interpreting actions during the course of play umpires and commentators seem to use different yardsticks, argues Chinmaya Pande.
Fans in the hot seat
Zak Parkar compares spectator facilities in Australia and India -- and serves up a warning to the BCCI
Odds and evens
Harish Krishnamachar weighs the odds on offer at the bookies -- and figures the upcoming Test series could just prove a lot closer than we thought