Category Archives: IPL
The drouth was over. It ended the only way it could. An infected, rebarbative player celebrated along with the still-healthy ones. After six games. Some fans were inside a gleaming hitherto-unused, untested (no pun in this “get-tested” era) stadium: the … Continue reading
Bulletin: The Department of Justice will not appeal a court ruling that clears Barry Bonds of obstruction in a probe over steroids. Such ends criminal prosecution of Major League Baseball’s career home-run leader. Thank goodness for this news on the … Continue reading
The news that the owners of two Indian Premier League franchises—the Chennai Super Kings and the Rajasthan Royals—have been suspended for two years for betting has been greeted in my (Martin’s) neighborhood in Brooklyn with a shrug and a yawn. I’m blessed to encounter many … Continue reading
If the heart-palpitatingly exciting semi-final of the cricket World Cup—between South Africa and New Zealand—was a battle between two underrated sides who are known for their sportsmanship and a tendency not to get involved in some of the nastier aspects of gamesmanship, then … Continue reading
Last June, ROTB blogged on Rinku Singh (b. 8/8/88!) and Dinesh Patel. Now, the film—from Disney. The Hollywood take, not the Bollywood version. (Though some would persuasively argue that the biggest-and-smartest money lay in cricket—the IPL—on the Indian subcontinent: not … Continue reading
One of the many consequences of England’s collapse to the Australians this winter has been the enforced retirement for playing for England of Kevin Pietersen, one of the most successful England batsmen ever. He’s only 33, has three, perhaps four, … Continue reading
Robinson Cano could not leave $70 million on the table. That is roughly the difference between what the storied New York Yankees offered their star second baseman and what the Seattle Mariners are paying. The Mariners have set Cano for … Continue reading
It’s been a few weeks of silence from the cricket half of this blog as I (Martin) assume American citizenship and put my house in order. Nonetheless, cricket has continued, and thus needs to be reported on. The 2013 Indian … Continue reading
Just in case you missed seeing the Gayle storm yesterday (i.e., Jamaican Chris Gayle’s 175 n.o. in the Indian Premier League), here’s a link to the highlights. Be prepared for commentators’ astonishment.
Happy fortieth birthday, Sachin Tendulkar. Celebrate. Enjoy the IPL. Then retire. Please.