Vishal Menon

Articles By Vishal Menon

Retiring Gautam Gambhir jots down not-to-do list

Now, former cricketer Gautam Gambhir unsure of his next move, but says no to politics, commentary and administration

I asked team to pack bags and leave Australia after the 2007-08 Sydney Test: VVS Laxman

Laxman warmed up a cold winter evening in the national capital with several such anecdotes as he unveiled his autobiography titled aptly '281 and Beyond' in the presence of a galaxy of his former team-mates and mentors.

Ranji Trophy: A feather in Punjab captain Mandeep Singh’s cap

Mandeep Singh led his team to a resounding 10-wicket win over Delhi, handing the harried hosts their first loss at their bastion in five years.

Ranji Trophy: Wickets continue to tumble, as Delhi stare at innings defeat

Playing in their third league game of the season on their home turf, Delhi are currently staring down at the possibility of earning their first outright loss in their bastion in five years.

Ranji Trophy: For Punjab, Siddharth Kaul takes the shots

Medium pacer Siddharth Kaul's bowling masterclass helps visitors Punjab bowl out Delhi for just 107 at the Feroz Shah Kotla.

Ranji Trophy: Another milestone for warhorse Pankaj Singh

On Wednesday, Pankaj Singh walked into the record books yet again, when he prised out seven wickets on the opening day to help Puducherry dismantle Mizoram for a below-par score of 92.

Ranji Trophy: Fearless J&K risking defeats for wins

A spate of some tepid losses during the Vijay Hazare Trophy didn't inspire much confidence, despite the presence of Irfan Pathan, who was roped in as a player-cum-mentor at the start of the domestic season.

Ranji Trophy: Uttar Pradesh fast bowlers toil hard, but Services’ Ravi Chauhan holds fort

With UP sensing a third straight win, Services shut the door on it with their dour batting approach, with Ravi Chauhan scoring an unbeaten 114 — his third century in first-class cricket.

Ranji Trophy: Milind Kumar, Yogesh Nagar, Pawan Suyal, Deepak Dhapola move out and then move up

Most of them are those who have made the shift from bigger and established teams to the smaller ones, in a bid to reboot their careers.

Ranji Trophy: Rinku Singh finds lost form

Young batsman Riku Singh overcomes an administrative lapse that almost cost him his career to shepherd UP to a match-winning position

Ranji Trophy: Priyam Garg shows maturity beyond age, walks away with day’s top honours

All of just 18, Priyam Garg exudes a sense of inherent boyish charm, which belies his matured batsmanship.

Ranji Trophy 2018: Ankit Rajpoot, Shivam Mavi fast-track Uttar Pradesh

In this three-pronged attack, Uttar Pradesh have found the requisite firepower and variety to topple opposition teams with ease.

Missing out on India ‘A’ tour, Ankit Rajpoot’s Plan B is right on track

Since his debut, Ankit Rajpoot has been making steady progress, chipping away with vital scalps with each passing year. This year has been different though.

Delhi waste chances, one more time

Nitish Rana, captaining in his first game, could be faulted for not seizing the opposition and allowing the game to meander.

No let up in Australia aggression, says Ishant Sharma

Though Australia swear they won’t sledge India in the upcoming series, Ishant Sharma believes the hosts will ratchet up the aggression in crunch situations.

Ranji Trophy: Dhruv Shorey finds three-figure formula

After a string of misses, Delhi Vice- Captain Dhruv Shorey registers his fourth first-class hundred in 34 innings, against Himachal Pradesh.

Ranji Trophy: Delhi spinners leave Himachal Pradesh on the ropes

Delhi’s inherent lack of plan against the opposition’s slower bowlers played a vital role in the home team’s collapse from 162/2 to 317 all out.

Ranji Trophy: As howlers increase on ground, BCCI makes curious umpiring appointments

On Monday, umpires ranked 1 to 4 in Group C were instructed to officiate in Ranji matches next month, while those between 5 to 32 were not assigned any match.

Ranji Trophy: Hiten Dalal lives and perishes by the sword, Delhi stumble vs Himachal after fine start

On the first day of Delhi’s Ranji Trophy opener, Hiten Dalal flayed a facile Himachal Pradesh bowling attack to all corners of the Feroz Shah Kotla.

Ranji Trophy: Delhi hope to make most of ‘limited edition’ Ishant Sharma

Ishant Sharma will be using these first-class games as a pit-stop to earn some much-needed practice ahead of India's upcoming Test series against Australia next month.