Bisla's knock was a macro success for the team culture where we believe in perseverance, writes Gautam Gambhir.
The fresh pitches have offered the fast bowlers some movement in T20 tournaments, particularly in the night games, but even otherwise, there is a kind of reinforced confidence in the fast bowlers. writes Javagal Srinath.
The popular perception is that T20 is a young man’s game, and while there might be a fair amount of truth to it, there have been enough indications that there is a role for experience, and that the so-called golden oldies too have a massive part to play, writes Javagal Srinath.
My cousin Ekansh called after the game against the RCB. He is 15 and a keen cricketer. He has already played for Delhi under-14 and is my darling little bro, writes Gautam Gambhir.
Before the competition began, the general opinion was that 180 would be a par score at most venues but things have panned out differently. Anil Kumble writes.
We’ve just completed our third win at home with another good all-round performance. The lads are certainly enjoying this positive run and from a personal point of view, it was very pleasing to be back among runs. Chris Gayle
The T20 league has entered its second week, with some teams having begun brightly and others not so well, but it is important to keep in mind that this is a long league phase, with each team playing 16 games in the lead-up to the next phase. Javagal Srinath writes.
Our win over Sunrisers Hyderabad showed that cricket can indeed be a great leveller. We had lost to the same team less than 48 hours before Tuesday's meeting in Bangalore in a match that went down to the Super Over, so it felt great to have got the better of them this time. Chris Gayle writes.
I have shared the dressing room with some very special cricketers. One of them is Jacques Kallis. Although he has achieved so much on the cricket field, he has loads of humility to go with it. Gautam Gambhir writes.
Each year, the T20 league throws up young Indian cricketers who are reasonably successful in domestic cricket but who simply thrive on the big stage. Cricket is often a game played between the ears, writes Javagal Srinath.
The decision by the Tamil Nadu government to prohibit 13 Sri Lankan players from entering the state isn't just shocking but also inexplicable, writes Aakash Chopra.
We are still in the early stages of the season, but there already have been many exciting contests. Such is the nature of T20 that games can change quickly on crucial moments, like a high-scoring over, brilliant catch or extraordinary run out, writes Javagal Srinath.
There is an addition to my kit bag — a brand new bat which “talks” beautifully. Yes, it “talks”, writes Gautam Gambhir.
Apart from playing aggressive cricket, Australia have been renowned for producing fast bowlers, young stroke players, wily leg-spinners and strong captains, writes Ian Chappel.
In extracting payback for the series whitewash in Australia, India created a record by winning all four Tests and in each case doing it in convincing fashion. Ian Chappell writes.