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Congrats to our boys on emphatic victory
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Congrats to our boys on emphatic victory

By V.N. Prasad Reportedly it was way back in 1936, Don Bradman’s invincibles lost the first two and went on to win a 5 Tests Ashes. The emphatic victory of Indians at Nottingham sees hopes of second such in the history when our boys head to South Hampton. I was not too wrong in the…

‘Birmingham Blues’ at Edgbaston
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‘Birmingham Blues’ at Edgbaston

By V.N. Prasad Though not a ‘Nail Biter’; the 31 runs victory of the English over the Indians at Edgbaston leaves a few questions unanswered. Density of atmosphere helped the cherry move around sharply. Less of ‘green-top’ helped moderate bounce. Purchase of turn by Ashwin from day one kept many wondering if it was costly…

Unforgettable moments in the commentary box
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Unforgettable moments in the commentary box

By R.S. Krishnaswamy I was a cricket commentator for almost 40 years and covered cricket in all types of format. I started at age 21 as a student commentator from Mysore and went on to successfully do commentary till 1997, when I officially retired. My first match was Mysore Vs Hyderabad Ranji Trophy which was…

India vs South Africa: It’s advantage South Africa !
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India vs South Africa: It’s advantage South Africa !

By D. Vijeth India came to South Africa with a great sense of pride after 16 bilateral wins in Indian conditions dismantling the West Indies and Sri Lanka. Understandable though, Virat Kohli and the head coach, Ravi Shastri asserted that this is the best squad ever visited South Africa and were pretty confident of turning…

The keenly awaited ‘T-20’ fireworks against the OZs
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The keenly awaited ‘T-20’ fireworks against the OZs

By V.N. Prasad T-20 cricket is akin to fireworks during Diwali. In local connotation we term T-20 as “CHINNI-KOLU” game where we witness “READY-BEEEES” format. So, with the traditional Diwali round the corner, this T-20 series we hope to enjoy “CRACKERS” show rather than “PUSS” show and blaming it on inclement conditions. The momentum of…

Remembering the legendary Martin David Crowe
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Remembering the legendary Martin David Crowe

By Prof. B.K. Viswanath It was in the month of March 2016 that a great New Zealand stylish batsman, Martin David Crowe was felled by cancer. As a tribute to the great player I would like to place this piece of writing, a wreath on the tombstone of this great cricketer. As an outstanding cricketer…

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