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Falling in love with cricket again! Random Forays by Vivek Atray

Those of us who grew up in the ‘70s and ‘80s, and generations before ours, did not have access to many sources of entertainment. India and Indians were rather besotted by cricket as a result, with cinema being the only … Continue reading

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J P Atray Memorial Cricket Tournament from 25th September 2013

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Who will marry the bowlers?

The charming game of Cricket is not what it used to be. Traditionally a battle of equals, an engaging contest between bat and ball, cricket today finds itself in the midst of an era which has bowlers pulling their hair … Continue reading

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The boundaries are blurred

Cricket’s boundaries are more blurred today than ever before. Players from all over the world are shedding ambitions of playing for their country in exchange for longevity in commercially attractive formats like the Indian Players League (IPL). Others are announcing … Continue reading

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Goodbye Colossus! A tribute to Rahul Dravid.

Whenever Rahul Dravid walked back to the pavilion after being dismissed in a match, a sense of disgust was visible in crystal-clear fashion across his countenance. It did not matter if he had made zero runs or 250 runs. He … Continue reading

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Media is a tricky pitch! www.newslaundry.com

The supposed rift within Team India has been widely lambasted by the media and put forth as one of the main reasons for the pathetic display Down Under. Dashing batsman Virender Sehwag and skipper MS Dhoni, two of India’s most … Continue reading

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Test-ing tragedy

Published in Tribune, saturday EXTRA on Saturday, February 4, 2012 The recent debacle faced by Team India should be a learning experience, says Vivek Atray. The devastating 0-4 loss in the Test series Down Under has demoralised Team India’s fans, … Continue reading

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A crisis from which BCCI can learn

India’s shattering loss in the series Down Under has the potential to create enough ripples to revamp the entire scenario of Indian cricket. It should be viewed not as the end of the world but as a new beginning! Team … Continue reading

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This is not the end of the world!

Published in www.cricketnext.com Team India’s disastrous performance in the Test series against England has set the cat among the pigeons as never before. Accusations are flying thick and fast. Finger pointing is the norm rather than the exception and the … Continue reading

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Ishant Sharma stands even taller now

Published in www.cricketnext.com The one truly outstanding performance in the just concluded Test series between the world number one side, India, and the lowly ranked West Indians, was that of the tall and wiry Ishant Sharma. A haul of 22 … Continue reading

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