I always had a secret wish which I've never shared but will do so here. I want to learn the genuine and the most authentic defence-forces' salute. I've tried it a few times watching the January 26 parade on TV but I don't think I am there yet, writes Gautam Gambhir
We have seen some astonishing catches, but Kieron Pollard’s catch to get rid of Shaun Marsh on Monday night was something else. The way he got off the ground, grabbed the ball with his huge right hand, maintained his balance when he came down -- it made for mind-boggling viewing. Anil Kumble
Everything seems so much better after a victory, including the Paturi (fish with mustard baked in banana leaf) that the guys at Eden Gardens dressing-room cook for us. It’s all about switching off between games, writes Gautam Gambhir
I'm happy to be back at the Wankhede and let me assure you, that has nothing to do with the stadium's short boundaries. Long or short boundaries, it makes no difference to my approach, writes Chris Gayle
After our loss to Mumbai Indians on Wednesday, my good friend and India teammate Harbhajan Singh tweeted: “It’s not how u start the race, what matter(s) is how u finish the race.”, Gautam Gambhir
Viv Richards drops a hint on who could be his successor -- Virat Kohli. That youngster from Delhi, who was known to mouth abuses at the hint of confrontation, but is fast maturing as a batsman and now represents India’s batting future. HT
Was getting to 200 a possibility? I honestly think it was possible. Looking back, given the rate at which I was going, I suppose I could have got there, writes Chris Gayle
The performances of teams in the T20 league depend, to a large degree, on contributions by Indian players because they form seven of the eleven players in the team, but there is no exaggerating the value of overseas players. Javagal Srinath
Good captaincy is like pornography; it's difficult to define but you know it when you see it. Ian Chappell writes. In a league of their own
Just as winning is a wonderful habit to inculcate, losing is debilitating. That's something I am sure the Delhi Daredevils will agree with. Despite possessing a strong side, the Daredevils have found it difficult to progress. A seemingly champion side all these years, they are fighting a battle more in the mind than on the field. Javagal Srinath writes.
After what’s been a hectic period for us, we've had a little bit of a breather leading up to today’s clash with Rajasthan. From the outside, it might seem that playing virtually every second day is tough, but if you ask me, it's not so bad at all, writes Chris Gayle.
As a cricketer, I often get to hear this, “Sir, I am a big fan of cricket. I have named my son Gautam after you. Can I have two passes for the next match please?” Or this one: “Hi, Gauti, pehchana? Dhruv here, writes Gautam Gambhir.
My last flight on Wednesday from Delhi to Kolkata was no fun at all. But, strangely, it wasn't the turbulence due to bad weather that was bothering me. Rather, it was the two turbulent losses in this season’s T20 tournament that were occupying my mind. Gautam Gambhir writes.
It’s hard to remain a ‘mystery’ in today’s times — with all the video footage available to scrutinise every movement in slow-motion, the action has shifted from the 22 yards to the editing table, writes Aakash Chopra.
Bisla's knock was a macro success for the team culture where we believe in perseverance, writes Gautam Gambhir.