Columns

  • New Zealand's cricketers
    Feb 18, 2014 21:38 ISTBeyond the news

    Is captain Dhoni letting too many matches slip away?

    Can there be any excuse for losing a series against this New Zealand side? Tuesday's is the fourth straight series defeat for India away from home, but the one most humiliating. HT poll result: Dhoni should make way for a new captain in Tests

  • Gurunath Meiyappan
    Feb 12, 2014 01:25 ISTBy invitation

    Interesting to note there is evidence to move forward

    I was in India for two weeks in January on a personal visit. Just ahead of my trip, I received an email asking if I would appear before the Justice Mudgal committee.

  • Indian Premier League (IPL) chief Lalit Modi
    Jan 28, 2014 01:29 ISTstraight talk

    ‘Nails in the coffin for world game’

    Today Lalit Modi is raging. This is the old Modi. Ready to go to war. His targets, those who have re-ignited the ire, are the BCCI, England Wales Cricket Board (ECB) and Cricket Australia (CA).

  • 5
    Dec 04, 2013 02:19 IST

    Cricket a mixed bag for Patel

    Normally, you would expect India to grind it out against some real South African talent, tall and strong and bowling quick, in the nets ahead of their tour opener on December 5.

  • MS Dhoni
    Dec 05, 2013 00:20 IST

    Dhoni lands hits with a straight face

    A shattered windscreen and people running for cover is a sight out of a war zone. Not from the peaceful Wanderers.

  • Javagal Srinath
    Nov 13, 2013 02:05 ISTPace notes

    Will benefit if Tendulkar becomes administrator: Srinath

    For all his life, he has been Sachin the player, Sachin the superstar. When he gets on to the other side of the fence, he will understand the game from an entirely different perspective, writes Javagal Srinath

  • Cheers, tears, a sense of relief.. #ThankYouSachin
    Nov 16, 2013 23:03 ISTPace notes

    Sachin leaving Team India in safe hands

    There could not have been a more fitting farewell or a more special award for Sachin Tendulkar than being conferred with the Bharat Ratna.

  • Sachin Tendulkar, Ranji, Ajinkya Rahane
    Nov 10, 2013 00:57 IST

    Tendulkar’s poise comes from strong middle-class values

    With Sachin Tendulkar, no matter the size and quantum of his contracts, what he cherishes most is holding his bat aloft while acknowledging the cheers of his teammates and fans after scoring a hundred, writes Javagal Srinath.

  • Viswanathan Anand
    Nov 09, 2013 01:22 IST

    Colourful clash in black and white

    Anand’s stamina will be severely tested by the young Carlsen in this eagerly anticipated final match.

  • Virender Sehwag
    Mar 08, 2013 00:43 ISTiOpener

    Going back to basics can help him come back

    Perform or perish, the message for Sehwag had been unambiguous for a long time, more so before the start of the ongoing Test series. The latter is what has been decided for him, at least for now. He must go, the selectors have unequivocally ordered, and justifiably so, for his Test records in the recent past haven’t been impressive. Aakash Chopra writes.

  • Mar 08, 2013 00:51 ISTIan-stinct

    Reinvigorated India skipper’s sternest test yet to come

    Watching Dhoni captain India over the last couple of years, a psychologist would probably describe his performance as schizophrenic. Ian Chappell writes. Ian says

  • Mar 09, 2013 23:43 ISTIan-stinct

    Aussie reserves no match to India’s

    The best news Australia have received while touring India is the report of England's monumental first innings batting collapse in New Zealand and Graeme Swann's elbow operation, writes Ian Chappell.

  • Mar 13, 2013 01:04 ISTiopener

    Aussie decision will set the right precedent

    The drastic decision to suspend four crucial players — Shane Watson, James Pattinson, Mitchell Johnson, and Usman Khawaja has left the cricketing world at odds. Even as Cricket Australia firmly defends its disciplinary action, many greats consider it to be too severe.

  • Mar 13, 2013 23:09 ISTIan-stinct

    Performing trumps conforming

    Now that Australia's management team has streamlined the selection process comes the difficult part - playing the third Test match.

  • Mar 15, 2013 00:08 ISTstraight bat

    Vacuum left by great brains has allowed the ordinary to flourish

    Rain has certainly not helped Australia. If there was some play in Mohali, maybe the talking point would have been different. As it turned out, lack of action on the field meant action against the four Australian players continued to be the main topic of discussion.