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Kumar—Cricket’s Great Hope

Cricket may be losing a player of a generation, but it could be gaining one of its great administrators. Numbers do not lie. He was right up there with all the plaudits, marching proudly with the greats of any era. … Continue reading

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The Mumbai Indians: The Yankees of the IPL

Chock full of very well-paid if superannuated superstars—Ricky Ponting, Sachin Tendulkar, Harbhajan Singh, Lasith Malinga—the Mumbai Indians are the New York Yankees of the IPL. Deep pockets and the biggest media market in India can’t buy you success, and the … Continue reading


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The Debut to End All Debuts

You’re a batter who’s reached the age of twenty-seven, scoring freely and often in the minor leagues, and yet you’ve been prevented from entering  the majors because the guy you’d be replacing is a slugger of such renown that to … Continue reading

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England Trounce India in Mumbai

Having been pummeled in the first Test match in Ahmedabad, England’s cricketers can’t have been too hopeful coming into the second Test match at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai. Not only was Kevin Pietersen, England’s most destructive batsman, utterly at sea against … Continue reading

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Five Fun Facts about the India versus England Test Cricket Series

1. At one point in the recently concluded second Test match at Trent Bridge in Nottingham the two greatest run-scorers in cricket history were batting together: Rahul Dravid and Sachin Tendulkar. Between them they have accumulated 27,386 runs, over 16 … Continue reading

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It’s India

      India are the 2011 World Cup Champions. Amid scenes of sweeping emotion, dancing, and unfettered joy, befitting a game that took place in Mumbai, home of India’s mammoth movie industry, the Indian captain, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, smote … Continue reading

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The Hat Trick

It’s no big deal for a pitcher to strike out three batters in succession in baseball. However, to get three batsmen out in three successive deliveries in cricket is, and it’s called a hat trick. It occurs about as often … Continue reading

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