India Insight

Sachin Tendulkar: from Wankhede to parliament

April 27, 2012

So it’s just a matter of time, according to media reports, before Sachin Tendulkar swaps his India jersey for starched white and walks into the Rajya Sabha.

In Dada, Yuvraj finds a way to use his unutilised hair gel

April 24, 2012

Yuvraj Singh has finally found a way to make sure the hair gel lying unused in his cupboard is not completely wasted.

Sari-clad cheerleaders add Indian touch to IPL franchise

March 27, 2012

The upcoming session of the Indian Premier League (IPL), India‚Äôs glamour-packed cricket tournament, will see a sartorial anomaly come to life — cheerleaders wrapped in saris.

Congratulate Virender Sehwag

By Reuters Staff
December 8, 2011

Virender Sehwag has registered the highest individual score (219 runs) in 50-over cricket, blasting seven sixes and 25 fours during his 149-ball stay to light up Indore’s Holkar Cricket Stadium.

“Controversially Yours”: More marketing than malice

September 24, 2011

Never far from controversy in his playing days, Shoaib Akhtar has kicked up quite a storm in India with his autobiography “Controversially Yours”, questioning the integrity of most players he came across.

Shastri, Gavaskar paid to preach BCCI gospel?

August 6, 2011

Going by this Mumbai Mirror report, the world’s richest cricket board has two of the most silver-tongued player-turned-commentators on its payroll to spread its agenda.

Of Tendulkar, Bharat Ratna and populism

July 29, 2011

It’s rare for politicians to be of one mind in the world’s biggest and arguably the noisiest democracy.

from Left field:

ICC name best test team of all time. Right or wrong?

July 18, 2011

The ICC has unveiled the best test team of all time as voted for by fans on the governing body's website. The ICC offered a shortlist to choose from.

India to embrace DRS after Sabina Park experience?

June 24, 2011

Australian umpire Daryl Harper might have done what months of persuasion could not — to make the Indian cricket board see logic in the Decision Review System (DRS).

An Indian cricket coach for team India?

April 14, 2011

India's players celebrate with their trophy after India won the ICC Cricket World Cup final match against Sri Lanka in Mumbai April 2, 2011. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash

The Indian cricket team has not had a full-time local coach in over a decade since John Wright took over possibly the second most challenging job in world cricket in 2000. Barring the Greg Chappell debacle, the two other foreign coaches the team has employed have delivered.