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Remembering Lala Amarnath on his Birthday

EVEN AS the India cricket team gets ready to play against New Zealand on Friday (September 11) and thus start another season of non-stop action today, there is a reason to pause and pay tribute to an Indian cricket icon, Lala Amarnath. The legendary cricketer was born at Kapurthala in Punjab on this day inContinue reading “Remembering Lala Amarnath on his Birthday”

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Interference in Team Selection: Story of Sports in India

Cricket in India is more than a sport. It is a religion which is followed by billions of crazy fans. This popularity has increased the flow of money in the sport as well. This can be attributed to the success of the team at international level and tremendous marketing strategy. The introduction of Indian PremierContinue reading “Interference in Team Selection: Story of Sports in India”

Postpone IPL: Is it the only solution?

There is a national debate going on throughout the country, whether the Indian Premier League (IPL) Cricket tournament scheduled from 10th April 2009 should be postponed due to security concerns as the dates clash with 15th general elections or to go with both events simultaneously. Recently, our home minister voiced concern over terror threats on both of these events.

What’s the bigger picture here? What’s the issue of concern here? Is this politics or is this security concern?

Whatever it is that is happening, what is more important here is a sensible decision that all the concerned authorities need to consider in benefit of all.

Dhoni plays it straight

India’s captain brings an uncomplicated, honest approach to cricket Mahendra Singh Dhoni is a forthright, straightforward cricketer unburdened by the baggage that generally accompanies a man onto the field, thereby restricting his outlook. At once he is intelligent and simple, aggressive and canny, tough and respectful. He did not come to cricket as a youthfulContinue reading “Dhoni plays it straight”

Cricket at the Olympics

The game has captured the hearts of a billion people for the last few decades. Will it be long before this sport creates a rage all across the World? An inclusion in the Olympics will be just the shot in the arm this Cricket needs to spread globally. Baseball id the favourite sport in theContinue reading “Cricket at the Olympics”

Dhoni gets Rajiv Gandhi Khel ratna award

At a glittering ceremony held at Rashtrapati Bhavan on National sports day Mahendra Singh Dhoni became only the second cricketer to receive the highest sporting recognition of the country- the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award from the President. The Rajiv Gandhi Khel ratna award instituted in the year 1991-1992 recognises sporting talent. It is definitelyContinue reading “Dhoni gets Rajiv Gandhi Khel ratna award”

Happy Birthday Sachin Tendulkar

Sachin turns 35 today. First of all a very Happy Birthday Wish to Sachin Tendulkar. जनम्दीन की हार्दिक बधाई ! May this year be Injury Free Year. Just continue the way you are playing for many more years. Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar, a name which has made the country proud, promoted the game and brand INDIAContinue reading “Happy Birthday Sachin Tendulkar”

The Controversial Australian Summers!

‘AUSTRALIAN SUMMERS’ is coming to an end. This summer, we have witnessed a fierce competition between bat and ball. Indian Cricket team has challenged the supremacy of Australia and has been reasonably successful as well. The test series started with Australia on a winning streak that continued till Sydney Cricket Test match. Then India cameContinue reading “The Controversial Australian Summers!”