“Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.” — Helen Keller To emerge as the champions in a tournament is indeed a great achievement in itself. However, to achieve the same thing twice consecutively requires great persistence, determination and confidence. On 18 June, India will have the chance … Continue reading From thumping Pakistan to choking South Africa, charting India’s route to final
A scorecard does not always show a bowler’s efforts, It does not show how much the bowler troubles the batsmen. It does not show the little moment of magic created by the bowler. Most importantly the scorecard does not always show the importance of those small economical spells which do not account for any wicket. … Continue reading Ravichandran Ashwin reinforced his worth for India in South Africa clash
The most fascinating part about being an underdog is its element of surprise. They can get easily beaten on one day but can spur a surprise on the very next day with an absolute piece of brilliance. It is always the potential in them that poses a threat to the superior oppositions. A threat that … Continue reading Bangladesh have shed ‘minnows’ tag to emerge as a top team
Tamim Iqbal’s transformation over the years has been a lot similar to that of the fictional superhero character Green Lantern. The story revolves around the transformation of an ordinary Test pilot, Hal Jordan, into a person with superhuman abilities after he is chosen by alien forces as the right heir to a powerful ring and … Continue reading Champions Trophy 2017: Tamim Iqbal may lack Virat Kohli’s stardom, but is on his way to being a legend
Although eight long years have passed, it seems like it was just yesterday when a 19-year-old Manish Pandey announced his arrival on the big stage. And he did that with a scintillating IPL century against the Deccan Chargers at Centurion. Moreover, the fact that it was the first ever century scored by an Indian in the … Continue reading Manish Pandey: A raw talent then, a seasoned campaigner now
Criticism is a part and parcel of every sportsman’s career. There has been no athlete who hasn’t faced criticism in his career. Sometimes it has been due to his inability to perform to his potential and sometimes due to his actions and behaviour outside his profession. It is the fans that make the players so … Continue reading Have Fans Crossed the Line When It Comes To Criticising MS Dhoni?
We are into the third week of IPL 10 and it has lived up to the expectations of the fans delivering on the same action, drama, thrill and entertainment like previous editions. Like every year, IPL 10 has also seen the rise of a significant number of new young players who have made us sit … Continue reading UNCAPPED XI: INDIA’S BEST TALENTS IN IPL 10