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Sunday, July 03, 2022

Sandip G


A free-spirited 90s cricketer, Andrew Symonds felt caged by cricket’s corporatisation
Mon, May 16, 2022

Even the monkey-gate incident—which would follow him everywhere, and engrave itself invisibly on his epitaph—would have been perceived differently, at least would not have spiralled into a melodrama it turned out to be.

RCB vs PBKS: ‘What else do you want me to do?’ Virat Kohli cries out at the cricketing gods
Sat, May 14, 2022

Emotional Rollercoaster: Virat Kohli though was livid, he cussed skywards, perhaps cursing the cricketing gods who seem to conspire against one of the greatest batsmen of his time, or perhaps he was cursing his own judgement when he played that shot.

What happens when Santosh Trophy comes to a football-crazed Malappuram in Kerala?
Tue, May 03, 2022

Life hits a pause, little ‘Ronaldo’ and ‘Messi’ accompany their grandfather to the stadium, and the beautiful game goes on long after the match ends. Before the final that Kerala won against West Bengal in penalties, after it ended 1-1 in regulation time, the two teams had met in a league game. It was a game that Kerala had 2-0. Sandip G was there to watch the game from the bleachers

IPL 2022: Sunrisers shine in night sky as Tripathi and Markram score impactful 50s
Sat, Apr 16, 2022

Strokeful Tripathi cornerstones chase after fiery pace-pack sting KKR.

Hardik Pandya show all the way; Parag bowls a carrom ball a la Ashwin & Kuldeep Sen learns of twists & turns of fate
Fri, Apr 15, 2022

Pandya stars as Gujarat Titans beat Rajasthan Royals by 37 runs in the newest western derby.

Sri Lanka crisis: Why cricket can’t live in a bubble
Mon, Apr 11, 2022

Cricket could be the least of Sri Lanka’s immediate concerns, when there is an acute shortage for food and fuel, but a great cricketing culture could be lost forever.

Dial Tewatia for 12 runs in 2 balls; Hardik’s miscalculation on Chahar’s off day
Sat, Apr 09, 2022

Enter Sharma with an infectious spunk. Tewatia served up the equivalent of a welcome sherbet, and Sharma gulped it over midwicket.

Badoni riffs off Dhoni; Pant gets keeping, skippering mixed up on DRS; Quinny lashes at hapless, hip-hurting Nortje
Fri, Apr 08, 2022

Ayush Badoni finishes with 4 & 6 as Lucknow Super Giants beat Delhi Capitals by 6 wickets.

Cummins’ goes berserk with the bat; Umesh harries Rohit and Rahane goes for an unfortunate skier
Thu, Apr 07, 2022

Pat Cummins' fastest 50 buries Mumbai Indians as KKR win by 5 wickets.

The Sunday Profile: Roman’s Empire
Mon, Apr 04, 2022

He is an oligarch, the Chelsea Football Club owner and among the richest Russians, with over USD 8 billion in present wealth. Sandip G on the reclusive, silver haired magnate, a familiar figure in the stands at the club’s matches, who is now rooting for a different set of players; the negotiators between Russia and Ukraine.

Chennai Super Kings: Ensemble with fresh depth, but no compromise with core
Sat, Mar 26, 2022

A lot of micro-attention would be on how Ravindra Jadeja would go about his captaincy.

Kolkata Knight Riders: Balanced blend of overseas stalwarts, domestic stars
Sat, Mar 26, 2022

Shreyas Iyer would gather a lot of attention, not only the influence he would wield with the bat but also how he would lead the team.

For CSK fans, MS Dhoni will remain Captain For Life
Sat, Mar 26, 2022

When he walks out onto the field, he will still be the leader, the man who pulls the strings from behind the stumps.

Dhoni and CSK: How the image of the IPL hero rose above city limits
Tue, Mar 22, 2022

IPL started with the concept of local icon players, but the CSK captain proved that success and creating a bond with fans led to stronger loyalty.

Series review: India ace captaincy, middle-order transitions in Sri Lanka sweep
Wed, Mar 16, 2022

Vihari and Iyer prosper as replacements for Pujara and Rahane; Kohli era segues into Rohit's tenure.

Resolute Karunaratne proves to be Sri Lanka’s one-man resistance army
Tue, Mar 15, 2022

Karunaratne has been Sri Lanka's lone ray of light in the darkest cricketing period in their cricket history. A tragic hero of Sri Lanka’s most tragic times.

Bumrah’s numbers capture a befitting story: Wicket for every six runs scored off him, wicket every 14th ball he bowled
Tue, Mar 15, 2022

Spinners were expected to reap a harvest on a pitch tailormade for them, but Bumrah took the surface out of the equation, again.

India vs Sri Lanka: Hosts turn the screw to assume total control
Mon, Mar 14, 2022

Gulf between the teams is so wide that the visitors seemed out of the contest long before target of 447 was set.

Rishabh Pant’s chaotic brilliance
Mon, Mar 14, 2022

Hits fastest fifty by an Indian as further proof that he's aced Test batting method.

Contest of skill or game of fortune: Bengaluru pitch poor advertisement for Test cricket
Sun, Mar 13, 2022

When a wicket starts to behave like this from the first hour of the first session of the first day, there has to be something wrong with the game itself.

On squarest of square turners, Shreyas Iyer defangs Sri Lankan spinners on Day One of Pink-ball Test
Sun, Mar 13, 2022

India were in a spot of bother but Shreyas Iyer, in only his fourth Test, gives a masterclass in batting in a crisis.

India vs Sri Lanka: Visitors need discipline, not flash, to put up a fight in Bangalore
Sat, Mar 12, 2022

Both teams have played three day-and-night Tests each, both have won two and lost one apiece.

Hanuma Vihari, the new No.3, is part-Dravid and part-Pujara yet his own man
Sat, Mar 12, 2022

In the current batting line-up, the 28-year-old will have to outgrow the utility-man role and aim to fill the big shoes.

Aid for spinners or assistance for seamers? What will the pink-ball Test in Bengaluru offer bowlers
Fri, Mar 11, 2022

The 2nd Test between India and Sri Lanka, a Day-Night affair in Bengaluru, will challenge players in ways the red-ball Test in Mohali didn’t

For the first time in 49 Tests, Kohli’s Test average drops below 50
Sun, Mar 13, 2022

Kohli's Test average has now slipped below 50 for the first time since August 2017.