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What spirit did it violate when R Ashwin ran out Jos Buttler in the IPL match on March 25?(AFP)

Cricket a gentleman’s game? Pshaw! — Flip Side by Kunal Pradhan

By Kunal Pradhan | Hindustan Times
PUBLISHED ON MAR 30, 2019 06:06 PM IST
Cricket is not, and need not, be different from any other sport. There is no need for it to take itself so seriously that it has “laws” instead of “rules” and believes that it must be played with a superior “spirit”.
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Left to right: Federer, Nadal and Djokovic have dominated world tennis for more than a decade.(GettyImages)
Left to right: Federer, Nadal and Djokovic have dominated world tennis for more than a decade.(GettyImages)

There has never been anything like Federer vs Nadal vs Djokovic: Flip Side by Kunal Pradhan

By Kunal Pradhan | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON FEB 03, 2019 01:54 PM IST
Tennis, in fact individual sport as a whole, was spoiling for a fight of this nature for nearly two decades
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Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul on the Karan Johan TV chat show.
Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul on the Karan Johan TV chat show.

Rahul and Hardik go to White Castle: Flip Side by Kunal Pradhan

By Kunal Pradhan | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON JAN 19, 2019 05:06 PM IST
If the two cricketers behaved like monsters that must be brought to book, then what about us, the Frankenstein who created them?
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Cheteshwar Pujara celebrates his century on the first day of the fourth Test against Australia. When Rahul Dravid retired, Pujara was considered the perfect replacement. But the comparison has not always worked for the younger player.(AFP)
Cheteshwar Pujara celebrates his century on the first day of the fourth Test against Australia. When Rahul Dravid retired, Pujara was considered the perfect replacement. But the comparison has not always worked for the younger player.(AFP)

Not the next Dravid; the first Cheteshwar Pujara: Flip Side by Kunal Pradhan

By Kunal Pradhan | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON JAN 06, 2019 11:37 AM IST
Indian cricket’s searches to replace great players who have retired with others who appear to be their replicas is perhaps more than is healthy
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