Cricket India India's Tour of Australia

India v Australia : Fights, Sledges, Tantrums and Bad Behaviour !

Tempers have always run pretty high in this top of the table clash. So as a part of the build-up to this much-awaited test series, a selection of the best “fights” across India v Australia games: HARBHAJAN v PONTING:  17 year old Bhajji scurries for cover after giving Ponting a send-off in Sharjah, 1998. SACHIN v MCGRATH : The Big […]

Cricket Everything Else General India

Learning to play straight, in the Gully: A Comprehensive Guide to Gully Cricket in India

So there have been a few questions on how this blog came to be named. “One tip, one hand” was one of the fundamental rules of the cricket we played in the streets as kids. This post seeks to capture some of the facets of the game we fondly called “gully cricket” (‘gully’ in this context meaning ‘side-street’, […]

Cricket India's tour of England Test Matches

England v. India: 4th test match, Old Trafford

Watching our beloved Indian team play on Saturday brought back a few memories. Remember Durban, 1996?100 all out in the first innings. 66 in the second. Oh, we were an inexperienced batting line-up in alien conditions. Did you see that ball from Donald to Sachin?  (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TyaqXf2_l9k). Totally ridiculous! And what about Barbados, 1997? 81 all out chasing […]