from India Insight:

Dhoni: the legacy of a cricket champion

December 31, 2014

India's Mahendra Singh Dhoni chases a pigeon off the pitch during the fifth cricket test match against England at the Oval cricket ground in London August 15, 2014. REUTERS/Philip Brown/Files

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Zivojinovic: Novak’s greatest weapon is his mind

September 26, 2014

SThe Davis Cup, where the pride of playing for the country is the overriding sentiment, has done different things to different players.

Pete Rose Jr.`s long long journey

By Mike Theiler
August 19, 2014

Hagerstown, Maryland

By Mike Theiler

I’m a baseball nut. I live and breathe baseball. I dislike football. I dislike basketball. I dislike soccer. A real baseball fan only loves baseball in my opinion.

from Jack Shafer:

If I unfollowed you, it’s because you tweeted about the World Cup

By Jack Shafer
June 26, 2014

WC Tweet

At the rate I'm going, the number of people I follow on Twitter will have dropped from 640 to zero on July 13, after the last World Cup match concludes.

Time to rebuild for South Africa cricket

March 6, 2014

First Jacques Kallis retired. Then Graeme Smith called it quits. In between, South Africa lost a test series against Australia, their first at home since the 2008-09 season.

Kevin Pietersen failed by ECB mismanagement

February 5, 2014

Cricket boards can ruin careers and no example demonstrates it better than the England and Wales Cricket Board’s treatment of their star batsman Kevin Pietersen.

Test cricket bids adieu to conqueror Kallis

December 31, 2013

Time has come for the world of test cricket to move on without its biggest conqueror – Jacques Kallis. He is arguably the greatest cricketer to have played the game  and his retirement ends a career that has been both revered and envied.

England cricket selectors have got it all wrong in the Ashes

December 19, 2013

It’s not only the on-field performances that let England down in the Ashes. The selectors too got it wrong starting from the initial announcement of the squad to the playing XI that was chosen for the third Test. The team management must also share the blame for going 3-0 down and losing the urn.

from India Insight:

Magnus Carlsen dethrones Viswanathan Anand as world chess champion

November 22, 2013

World number one Magnus Carlsen toppled local favourite Viswanathan Anand in Chennai to add the world chess championship title to his already impressive resume on Friday.

Tendulkar’s retirement a boon not a bane

November 20, 2013

While Sachin Tendulkar’s retirement may have been looked upon as the saddest chapter in Indian cricket, the fact remains that his exit can only work to the benefit of MS Dhoni’s emerging Test side.