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Mumbai Indians win IPL final by one run

 By Kersi Meher-Homji Oh what a heart-stopping final of IPL 2017 in Hyderabad! Mumbai Indians (MI) under skipper Rohit Sharma defeated Rising Pune Supergiants (RPS) led by Steven Smith by one run off the last ball. This marked the 10th IPL which was inaugurated in 2008 and MI won the title for a record third […]

Once again some Aussie cricketers put money over country

By Kersi Meher-Homji Money is not the root of all evil. The love of money over one’s country is. Money is a necessity of life. But when one has it and wants MORE, then it becomes the ROUTE to evil. Cricketers were paid poorly forty years ago and one can understand their joining Kerry Packer’s […]

How will India go in ICC Champions Trophy?

By Kersi Meher-Homji After a lot of political maneuvering between ICC and BCCI, India has decided to participate in the 50-overs ICC Champions Trophy in England starting on 1 June. India is the current holder of the Champions Trophy having defeated England by five runs in the final at Birmingham, England. So India has a […]

BWF announces Indian Team for Sudirman Cup 2017, Gold Coast

Badminton World Federation has officially announced the names of the players making up Team India for the upcoming Sudirman Cup 2017 to be held on the Gold Coast from May 21-28 2017. The Sudirman Cup is the world’s premier mixed badminton championships and the historic Gold Coast event marks the first time it has been […]

Dhoni’s Ranchi where you see ‘Mahi’ written all over

By Gaurav Joshi As the plane heads south of Delhi and swerves to the left towards Ranchi, there is sense of apprehension about the impact Mahendra Singh Dhoni has had on his town and people. After all it was Dhoni that put Ranchi on the world map. Before that it was a place the rich […]

India regains Border-Gavaskar Trophy – a musical summing-up

  By Kersi Meher-Homji After a roller-coaster ride, India won the Dharamsala Test and the series to put the Border-Gavaskar Trophy in their cabinet. Oh, so many ups and downs, highs and lows amidst lost wickets and lost tempers. Australia started off with a convincing 333 run victory in the first Test at Pune before […]

Rahul passes the toughest test

By Gaurav Joshi KL Rahul has a slight grin on his face even as he tries to explain his over ambitious pull stroke against Pat Cummins that resulted in his dismissal in Dharamsala.  In his soft spoken voice he calls its ‘shocking execution’ but still believes the shot was on because there was no one […]

Where would Australia be without Steve Smith?

  By Gaurav Joshi live from Dharamsala It is half way through the first session on the first day at Dharamsala, Steve Smith has already crossed fifty when a spectator from the crowd echoes thoughts of one billion people in India: ‘Aré yaar this guy [Smith] just doesn’t get out’. The spectator is spot on. […]

Pujara is as crucial to India as Kohli

By Gaurav Joshi Ranchi:  During the heated final day in Bangalore, David Warner worked a Ravi Ashwin delivery off his pads through the leg-side, the ball thudded into Cheteshwar Pujara pads at short leg and came to a halt. Pujara ever so gently picked it up and tried to throw down the stumps with a […]

Kohli knows battle between bat and ball will decide the Ranchi match

By Gaurav Joshi Ranchi:  Ever since the first picture of the Ranchi pitch started to circulate on social media the criticism started to blow out of proportions. It had an abnormal dark look and the water that was sprinkled gave it a look that was termed as ‘ugly’. Standing pitch side and keeping a close […]

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