Embed from Getty Images Watching PV Sindhu embrace Marin after losing out on an Olympic gold medal may have reminded you of Kipling’s words inscribed at the entrance to Wimbledon’s Centre Court. Here was a 21 year old who already had all the wisdom in the world – dignity in defeat and respect for her opponent. […]
Every cricketer dreams of playing this game. Kapil’s over-the-shoulder catch at Lords, Gatting’s reverse sweep at Eden, Wasim’s searing pace at Melbourne, Mad Max Aravinda’s hundred in Lahore, Inzamam’s heartbreak at Lords, Ponting’s assault at the Wanderers, Gilly’s squash ball at Bridgetown, Dhoni’s muscled six at the Wankhede. Briliance is magnified a million times, so […]
I woke up at 3.30 am today. Got abuse from my poor wife who was sleeping like a normal person at that hour. Went and switched on the TV in the living room. Shami had just bowled a beauty to Finch. Cut him in half. Warner got out soon after. Our predicition was looking good. Then […]
We’ve all had this feeling before. A mixture of anticipation and trepidation before the big exam. When it’s all or nothing. This is Australia v India. This is the World Cup Semi-final at the Sydney Cricket Ground.
WHAT A SEMI FINAL! Rain, reduced overs, missed run-outs, dropped catches, mishits falling between three fielders, a marauding Brendon McCullum. Call it a choke or a rain hoodoo, South Africa will have to wait another four years to make the final! Congratulations to the Kiwis but you have to feel for ABDv – if ever a […]