Retirement

  • Growing up with Sachin Tendulkar

    Offside and Onside |  Sattwik Biswal
    On October 10, 2013, Sachin Tendulkar took the decision of quitting cricket after playing his 200th Test. The news was massive, sending shock waves all...

  • Tendulkar, the constant

    Gun Barrel |  Jaspreet Sahni
    Now that he's gone, it will hit us. At no. 4, for 24 years, on those 22 yards, he was there. But won't be now;...

  • My Sachin moment, and 8 myths about Tendulkar

    Life As It Is |  Rajesh Kumar
    The year was 1989. A 16-year-old was making his Test debut in Karachi against the fearsome pace attack of Wasim Akram and Waqar Younis. I...

  • Sachin greatest to have played in coloured clothes

    Reverse Swing |  Suresh Menon
    Sachin Tendulkar is the greatest player to have batted in coloured clothes. For nearly two decades after he made his one-day international debut, Tendulkar was...

  • Adios Laxman, for right or wrong

    Hot Spot |  Chetan Narula
    A very, very special career innings has come to an end. VVS Laxman, the backbone of the Indian middle order for the past decade, has...

  • VVS Laxman - a cultured man with cultured strokeplay

    Reverse Swing |  Suresh Menon
    There was a vulnerability about VVS Laxman's batsmanship, a delicacy, that somehow enhanced the brilliance of his strokeplay. It made him the most loved of...

  • Addressing the Laxman question

    Spin, Bounce and Turn |  Jamie Alter
    When should a sportsperson retire? This question was debated fiercely during and after India's disastrous tour of Australia, which ended in a 4-0 whitewash to...

  • Dravid, the epitome of grit and grace

    Cricket Bytes |  E R Ramachandran
    "Play the game in the spirit of the game," exhorted India's first Prime Minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru while inaugurating the first Asian Games in Delhi...

  • What makes a player Dravid-like?

    Insight Edge |  Aakash Chopra
    It took Rahul Dravid's retirement to force us out of our slumber. Crucial questions like 'who would clinch No.3?' and 'who would be the next...

  • My fondest memory of Rahul Dravid

    Hot Spot |  Chetan Narula
    Rahul Dravid was never my favourite cricketer. To someone who followed cricket for the dominance of Sachin Tendulkar, it was nearly frustrating to watch him...

  • Rahul Dravid, it's not over yet, you know that

    Un'news'ual |  Ruchira Singh
    To begin with, Rahul Sharad Dravid, thank you ever so much for all the memories. When on 9th March 2012 you said, it's time for...

  • Dravid leaves a true legacy

    Offside and Onside |  Sattwik Biswal
    Hi Dravid, First of all, congratulations on a glorious 16-year career in international cricket and thanks for all those brilliant innings on the cricket field....

  • Dravid led a dignified cricketing life

    Reverse Swing |  Suresh Menon
    Rahul Dravid has not merely hang up his boots; a special type of player has returned with him to the pavilion, perhaps never to be...

  • Rahul Dravid: a model of consistency

    Unplugged |  Abhishek Nandwani
    On June 20, 1996, during a chilly morning at Lord's - the Mecca of cricket - the cricket world witness a classy debut innings from...

  • Thanks for all the memories, Dravid

    Spin, Bounce and Turn |  Jamie Alter
    I remember it like it was last week. A January evening in Bombay, during the winter holidays from boarding school, my mother trying to get...

  • Dravid, a man mountain

    On Neutral Ground |  Prateek Srivastava
    We won't see another Rahul Dravid again, for sure. The India batsman said his final goodbye as an international cricketer on Friday. It's been non-stop...

  • Rahul Dravid: From falling in love to respecting the man's game of cricket

    Sanguine Symphony |  Pragati Ratti
    I was in my early teens when I got hooked to cricket. My father has been a cricket freak all his life and I somehow...

  • Dravid's moment: Let's celebrate it like Holi

    The Straight Drive |  Sriram Balasubramanian
    Holi was being celebrated all across India. A festival that has a cultural heritage and spontaneity that cuts across every Indian irrespective of their background;...

  • Tendulkar deserves a last hurrah

    Stump Vision |  R Mohan
    Sachin Tendulkar's ODI career is on its last legs, if they haven't folded already. Those on the inside track say he was to announce his...

  • Let him go...it will be OK

    Grumble with Gaurav |  Gaurav Kalra
    "The team will not seem the same without him. His contribution goes far beyond his batting statistics. The example he sets in every respect and...

  • Ponting's retirement will be easier than Sachin's

    Reverse Swing |  Suresh Menon
    Now that Ricky Ponting has admitted that he does not expect to be picked for Australia's one-day team again after being dropped for the upcoming...

  • Speculation turned India's losses into fiasco

    Gun Barrel |  Jaspreet Sahni
    Speculating! That's what an Indian cricket fan is engaged in these days. Compiling statistics after every loss and correlating them to frame a winning picture...