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Before I come to the point, a bit of a preamble is required. Even at the best of times, the relationship between those who perform and those who write and pass judgments on them is tenuous. And at the worst of times, it is tense and edgy. Over the years, both have generally learnt to live with each other and not cross the line between being downright rude and extra respectful, writes Pradeep Magazine.

articles by Pradeep Magazine (489 results)
Jan 09, 2017 16:26
It all began in 2007 when the seniors of the team had decided to keep away from T20, the mini version of the game, which was yet to be taken as a serious threat to its longer version. A dynamic young unconventional explorer of the game, MS Dhoni, was... read more
Jan 07, 2017 18:53
Virendra Sehwag is social media’s new funny man. Here’s how his earthy charm and pointed jibes have earned him a brand new set of fans! read more
Jan 02, 2017 17:20
Good governance means putting in place systems that don’t rely on individuals and their coterie to run amok and do what they like. Anurag Thakur’s axe as BCCI president will send a strong message to other sports administrators crazy for power read more
Dec 26, 2016 16:30
The team chosen for the year 2016 by the ICC is by no means the final World XI and can be disputed without expressing outrage of the kind TV channels would like to incite to gain TRP ratings. This just goes to show how touchy we as a nation can be when... read more
Dec 19, 2016 18:13
What should worry the followers of the game is that the BCCI, even after the appointment of administrators, is likely to create all sorts of problems and continue to defy the Supreme Court order on execution of the Lodha panel reforms read more
Dec 12, 2016 12:10
Alastair Cook’s England team will be the first to admit they were beaten fair and square by a Virat Kohli’s young team which was far superior to them and had better spinners and batsmen for the conditions on offer. read more
Dec 11, 2016 14:45
In an age where players announce their arrival in a flash while excelling in the IPL and getting noticed while bowling four overs or hitting a few sixes, Jayant Yadav is a throwback to an earlier era. read more
Dec 10, 2016 16:55
Watching India bat on Friday and in the first session of the third day on Saturday, it did appear that the spin we had seen from the Indians had more to do with the superior quality of Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja than any devil in the wicket.... read more
Dec 09, 2016 16:59
The Wankhede wicket for the fourth India vs England Test was turning sharply and bouncing as well on Day 2. The conditions were such that you would have expected Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja to run through the England side. However, Moeen... read more
Dec 08, 2016 19:16
Ravichandran Ashwin was the star on Day 1 of the Mumbai Test as England squandered a solid platform that was set up by Keaton Jennings’ century on debut. read more
Nov 21, 2016 16:13
Though India beat England in Vizag to take a 1-0 lead, there are enough pointers from the two Tests played so far that this five-match series is far from over. read more
Nov 20, 2016 18:38
Virat Kohli, unlike many other batsmen, has such a voracious appetite for runs, that it does not matter which format he is playing in. The second innings essay in the first Test against the England cricket team at Rajkot was by any yardstick a phenomenal... read more
Nov 19, 2016 17:37
It was after a long gap and much persuasion that India finally said yes to the DRS, in the ongoing India vs England series. One of the reasons, apart from the technology having improved over the years, was the realization that the DRS does more good... read more
Nov 18, 2016 18:46
Though Ravichandran Ashwin did the trick for Team India, the most striking blow was struck by Mohammad Shami when he dismissed Alastair Cook with a stunning delivery. read more
Nov 17, 2016 17:21
On a wicket, which we are told will turn and turn as the match progresses, winning the toss was of vital significance. Virat Kohli won that crucial first round without a ball being bowled. Kohli (151 nout out) then combined with Cheteshwar Pujara (119)... read more