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Opinion - When Indian cricket found its self-belief, self-respect

India, May 23 -- There was a swarm of journalists at the press conference with Virat Kohli and Ravi Shastri in Mumbai on the eve of the team's departure for the World Cup as I gathered from a photogra... Read More


When Indian cricket found its self-belief, self-respect

India, May 23 -- There was a swarm of journalists at the press conference with Virat Kohli and Ravi Shastri in Mumbai on the eve of the team's departure for the World Cup as I gathered from a photogra... Read More


Opinion |?ICC should allow squad of 16 for World Cups

India, May 17 -- Ravi Shastri, chief coach of the India team, raised an interesting point when I interviewed him last week for a TV channel. "Rules for the World Cup need to be tweaked to allow 16-mem... Read More


Getting rain-ready: Will BMC meet its deadline this year?

India, May 10 -- Apart from the IPL (happily!), the ongoing national elections appear to have overwhelmed everything else, including Mumbai's preparations for the monsoon that starts barely a month fr... Read More


Opinion |?Does the exalted CAC have any relevance?

India, May 2 -- The ongoing controversy between the BCCI/COA and its Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) comprising Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly and VVS Laxman-which erupted midway through this IPL s... Read More


Mumbai-Pune train: Dine like a Queen no longer?

India, April 26 -- The good news is that the Deccan Queen, which operates between Mumbai and Pune, is set to be fitted with new, better coaches by the end of the year. The bad news is that it's famous... Read More


Jet's grounding unfortunate, but also raises questions

India, April 19 -- My attempt to visit Delhi this week for research on a long-planned project was quashed by the crisis that grounded Jet Airways. Just when I thought I had firmed up a ticket on the t... Read More


Selection debate: Take aggressive than defensive approach for young, back-up players - Opinion

India, April 18 -- When the late Raj Singh Dungarpur was chairman of selectors, I once asked him how much influence captains had in picking a team. "Very little or very much, depending on personality,... Read More


Selectors must be daring in picking young players

India, April 18 -- When the late Raj Singh Dungarpur was chairman of selectors, I once asked him how much influence captains had in picking a team. "Very little or very much, depending on personality,... Read More


IPL's pace is flagging; matches must end on time

India, April 12 -- The IPL match between Mumbai Indians and Kings XI Punjab on Wednesday night at the Wankhede Stadium turned out to be a nerve-wracking humdinger: arguably the best contest seen this ... Read More