Bucknored

Post the historical Sydney test which will be remembered for many things other than cricket, some new words have been added to the Oxford dictionary: Bucknor: (n) (adj) 1. Temporary blindness leading to missing out on the obvious. 2. To be at the wrong place at the wrong time. 3. Situations leading to grave judgmental…

Indian tour of Australia

I realize that I am in severe danger of being called a negativist if I go through with this post. After all, this blog hardly put in a word of cheer when the Indian team completely bulldozed over Pakistan and defeated them after many (20 was it?) years in an ODI series and razed them…

The brand new chamions of the brand new cup!

Wham! Booms! That’s all you can hear in the Indian sky today. Everyone is busy celebrating. Yes, they have brought it home. After beatings, brickbats and a write-off by almost everyone. A world cup finally after 24 years! Not the same cup, a new one, but not any less important. The only small thing about…

Rare surges of patriotism…

The moments when Men in blue make everyone back home awfully proud and happy – when they bring a match with Pakistan to a tie, and hit wickets with every ball, even as the other team misses with equal consistency.And then in a single over,Yuvraj hits sixes continuously on each ball, as if he has…

The great axe!

Finally, the axe has fallen – on the already troubled cricketers who had started looking at modelling as an alternative career option after the stressful game. The BCCI, fed up with the modeling focus, finally decided that the players will have to chose between the two careers. The poor cricketers (and don’t our hearts go…

The Gentleman’s game.

Yeah, that’s what Cricket was referred to as once. Almost like golf – where players come well-attired, shake hands, show a good game, and part with another shake hand.But is that still true? The game is a sensitive topic in India, at least right now. Just yesterday millions of disappointed fans saw the Indian cricket…