India is one country where Cricket is beyond a sport. It is an obsession. People here watch Cricket more than they play. They talk Cricket more than they watch Cricket. From a rickshaw puller to a billionaire, girls or boys, children or elderly, Indians not only love but live Cricket. That what they cannot find … Continue reading Cricket World-Cup and a billion captains!
An all-time Cricket-World-Cup Dream Team, who has lit the world stage with their cricketing genius. Do you find anyone missing?
When you sit and think about what all is wrong with India and our mindset, the question has a potential to leave you mad, without offering any solution.One of them is the one in which I am indulging right now, i.e., posing too many questions. But this time, it's more confessional in nature than a … Continue reading India fails its heroes, every time.
Like any other kid, Cricket was my favorite game in my childhood. It was around the 1987 Reliance World Cup, I started following Cricket Seriously. The victory over Pakistan in the Benson & Hedges Cup, 1985 and the whole team celebrating driving an Audi on the ground, was the only other moment I remember that … Continue reading Sachinnn… Sachin! What a Player!!
The World Cup of Cricket is back again. It will take quite a few sensations for the 2015 World Cup to match the drama and emotion of 1992, the only other occasion when the tournament was held in Australia. 1992 may be regarded as the first modern World Cup: it was the first to involve … Continue reading Cricket World Cup and Proteas: Certainly not chokers !
When Diego Aramando Maradona was asked in 1998 who would win that year’s soccer World Cup being played in France, he said, “Countries organize the World Cup to win it,” thus suggesting that France would be the winner. And it was. The same thing could be said for this year’s World Cup in Brazil. For … Continue reading Re-birth of the football tradition