IPL

  • The deafening silence of our cricketing legends

    Newsman |  Rajdeep Sardesai
    First a confession: I am an IPL convert. I find the T20 game inventive, exciting and almost addictive. I have even learnt to take in...

  • Indian cricket resembles an abandoned parent

    Gun Barrel |  Jaspreet Sahni
    I am saddened. The foundation of my fancy for cricket has taken a beating. It's shaken up, still jarring as I speak. Not because the...

  • The punter and the journalist

    Gun Barrel |  Jaspreet Sahni
    It took close to 14 years, since the Mohammad Azharuddin episode in 1999, for a first-of-its-kind crackdown on the betting mafia, which has had contrasting...

  • Continue playing the IPL at your peril

    Grumble with Gaurav |  Gaurav Kalra
    Suddenly I am curious about rotten apples and bad eggs. I wonder if they mutate into rottenness on their own. Or does the air and...

  • Leave Virat Kohli Alone!

    Hot Spot |  Chetan Narula
    Cut to the IPL game at Wankhede where Mumbai Indians were playing Royal Challengers Bangalore. Ambati Rayudu is run-out from a direct-throw by Virat Kohli...

  • Big bats haven't been given enough room in IPL 6

    viewpoint |  Hrishikesh Kanitkar
    The sixth season of the IPL has been very exciting so far and by the look of it will continue to be so right until...

  • Foreign flavour is the boost domestic cricket needs

    Reverse Swing |  Suresh Menon
    The IPL has shown the positive effects of youngsters sharing a dressing room with world class performers from different countries. The impact of a Shane...

  • Which Indian pacers will make the Champions Trophy?

    Clean Bold |  Mikkhail Vaswani
    It's the hits, the heaves and the "Yes maximums" that makes any T20 match an exciting and entertaining one. So if IPL 6 is high...

  • When Indian crowds heckle, the spectator loses

    Reverse Swing |  Suresh Menon
    The IPL aspires to be the EPL (English Premier League), so it is ironic that poor crowd behaviour - a feature of the EPL -...

  • The Chris Gayle dependency

    Hot Spot |  Chetan Narula
    When West Indies won the 2012 Twenty20 World Cup in Sri Lanka, it was quite a popular win. The brand of cricket that is played...

  • Ponting and Tendulkar are a unique study in IPL razzmatazz

    Reverse Swing |  Suresh Menon
    In the midst of the usual (and expected) over-the-top comments that the IPL generates, Ricky Ponting's plain speak has come as relief. What he said...

  • A Marker of Virat's Captaincy

    Hot Spot |  Chetan Narula
    Look beyond the needless razzmatazz of the Indian Premier League and you will see a few benefits, real ones. The first is obviously the humongous...

  • The hero this far in IPL 6 has been the pitches

    RK's space |  Radhakrishnan Sreenivasan
    Its early days in IPL 6 and understandably the teams are settling in. The scores have been modest in comparison to the previous editions held...

  • Self-evaluation the key to Gayle and Steyn's success in T20

    viewpoint |  Hrishikesh Kanitkar
    There is no question about it. Twenty20 cricket is a game of confidence. When we look at the way Chris Gayle bats in T20, this...

  • Shed a little light please

    Grumble with Gaurav |  Gaurav Kalra
    At 11:17 a.m. on Saturday, a media release from the BCCI popped up in my inbox with names of 30 probables for the Champions Trophy...

  • IPL 2013: The stakes are high

    Hot Spot |  Chetan Narula
    The Indian Premier League is back in town. The whole circus comprises of actors, dancers and wannabes, along with some former cricketers who also wear...

  • IPL's Sri Lankan pullout reflects BCCI president's conflict of interest

    Reverse Swing |  Suresh Menon
    Now that the IPL teams are not allowed to field Sri Lankan players in Chennai, and since the owners are more pusillanimous than the BCCI...

  • Robin Uthappa's IPL 6 lifeline

    Clean Bold |  Mikkhail Vaswani
    It's that time of the year when cricket finds a new definition. From 'city moment of success' to 'maximums', IPL's 'bus dekhne ka nahi' slogan...

  • BCCI bans - merely a smokescreen?

    Reverse Swing |  Suresh Menon
    In the backyard matches of our growing years - the IPL is a sophisticated, moneyed version of such games - you sometimes borrowed a player...

  • Korbo, Lorbo, Jeetbo!

    For crying out loud |  Sreemoyee Piu Kundu
    The whole of last week I was angry, but not in a belligerent kind of way. Even now something in me is simmering ...

  • Now that IPL is over, it's time for introspection

    Reverse Swing |  Suresh Menon
    A cavorting Shah Rukh Khan pulled off the impossible - much like his team, the previously pitiable Kolkata Knight Riders - by demonstrating that there...

  • Picking an IPL 2012 Eleven

    Hot Spot |  Chetan Narula
    As the curtains come down over this fifth edition of the Indian Premier League, it is time to fantasize about an eleven that could have...

  • Is it all, always sinister?

    Grumble with Gaurav |  Gaurav Kalra
    The Indian cricket board is among the most reviled organizations in the sporting world. Perhaps in the real world too! That reputation is well earned...

  • Is it all, always sinister?

    Grumble with Gaurav |  Gaurav Kalra
    The Indian cricket board is among the most reviled organizations in the sporting world. Perhaps in the real world too! That reputation is well earned...

  • Sourav Ganguly, the comeback man, has to go

    Clean Bold |  Mikkhail Vaswani
    Age is a question of mind over matter, but it's a matter of concern when quite a few minds question the presence of age in...

  • Twenty20 allows cricket plenty of innovation

    Reverse Swing |  Suresh Menon
    Watching Rahul Dravid play the forward defensive stroke in an IPL match was as incongruous as it was thrilling. It was like sighting a sparrow...

  • The inconvenient truth

    Grumble with Gaurav |  Gaurav Kalra
    I enjoy being on Twitter. It is a medium of engagement and debate. Celebrities and news-makers of all sorts seem to enjoy the forum too,...

  • The fading flickering candle

    Grumble with Gaurav |  Gaurav Kalra
    Cricket is a gift. A blessing. Bestowed on a few, gratefully cherished by millions. A bat is a strange sporting implement. A rather odd construct...

  • The fading flickering candle

    Grumble with Gaurav |  Gaurav Kalra
    Cricket is a gift. A blessing. Bestowed on a few, gratefully cherished by millions. A bat is a strange sporting implement. A rather odd construct...

  • IPL transfer window needs a financial cap

    Insight Edge |  Aakash Chopra
    Kings XI Punjab skipper Adam Gilchrist thinks the IPL is gradually becoming a league of 'haves' and 'have-nots' - is his concern realistic, or is...