Category: Sports

Reliving India’s World Cup victory in 1983

Editor | Sports The year was 1983 and Team India was in its first-ever World Cup final. They were the minnows of the cricketing world – so much so that the bookmakers were offering 66:1 against India winning the title. Yet, despite the odds stacked against them, Kapil Dev’s inspirational captaincy took a bunch of

Books For You | Virat: The Making of a Champion

Editor | Cricket The gripping and action-packed story of the boy who never gave up! He is that exceptional teenager who returned to play an innings the day his dad passed away. He is the chubby rookie who now sets fitness goals. He is the fiery batsman and nimble fielder who always wants to win.

Books For You | Cricket World Cup | The Indian challenge

Editor | Cricket This is a riveting read for a cricket lover, especially an India fan. A remarkable, eye-witness history of the Cricket World Cup from an Indian perspective the book details the little-known story of India’s turning point in one-day cricket in Guyana, when Kapil Dev’s team in March 1983 beat the previously unassailable

Mihir Bose rides the nine waves of Indian cricket

Editor | Cricket The Nine Waves is a tour de force. The most entertaining and comprehensive book on cricket in this country to be published yet, it tells the story of the nine great waves that have rolled through the history of Indian cricket, from India’s international debut in 1932 to the incredible achievements of

Season changes, Wisden India Almanack next edition will be in October

By A Correspondent New Delhi: Bloomsbury India has decided to publish the next edition of Wisden India Almanack in October 2019, at the start of the Indian season. Loved by the connoisseurs of cricket world over for its nuanced analysis and balanced approach, the seventh edition of Wisden India Almanack will have a wider range

What explains Virat Kohli’s and India’s success?

By John Cheeran As the year ends, there is little doubt that India, Virat Kohli’s India, that is, is the best cricket team out there. And the loudest heard question in 2018, is this the best Indian team ever, has been answered, substantially, if not fully, in Australia; in Adelaide and Melbourne. All credit to

Did KL Rahul and M Vijay cost India Perth Test?

By John Cheeran For a fact, it is astounding that after two Tests, India is not trailing but on level terms with Australia in Australia. Doesn’t that feel good? India may have lost Perth Test by a big margin, 143 runs, but not many can blame them for lack of trying. But what then contributed

What awaits Kohli and India in Perth

By John Cheeran For all the optimism and excitement that Virat Kohli displayed looking at the drop-in pitch at the Perth Stadium, the Indian batsmen are going to have a torrid time. According to curator Brett Sipthorpe, it is going to be the liveliest pitch he could prepare. Adelaide offered traditional Test cricket at its

Book Review: 281 And Beyond: VVS Laxman’s autobiography

By John Cheeran It is easy for a cricketer to hit a hundred than writing a book. Batting is an expression of his art in his own language while writing is explaining the world around him in another, if not alien, language. And when it comes to writing about his own life, that becomes all