I saw the light at the end of the tunnel. But sadly it was not the proverbial tunnel rather the end of the five or six tunnels we crossed on the Mumbai-Pune Expressway today, writes Gautam Gambhir.
Ever since the 26/11 terrorist attacks on Mumbai, returning to the city brings a strange feeling. Even amidst the disappointment of being dropped from the one-day side and knowing that we are under the pump this season, the thought of that fateful night was very much with me, writes Gautan Gambhir.
With matches coming thick and fast and the points table wearing a clearer look, there is a distinct polarity between the top few teams and two bottom-placed teams. Javagal Srinath writes.
The roller-coaster ride that is my cricketing life continues. After a fantastic win against Rajasthan Royals, the whole focus has shifted to my non-selection for the Champions Trophy. Yes, I am disappointed but not disgusted. Gautam Gambhir
Instead of simplifying the law on bowling actions, ICC has complicated the process. Ian Chappell
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The race for berths in the play-offs gathers momentum with every passing outing. There has been a constant shift in the table with teams swapping positions, but for a while, one team has stood head and shoulders above the rest. Javagal Srinath writes.
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