Tag: Agony

Sportsmanship: The spirit of any sport

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.

So let’s forget all the problems with cricket for a second – sledging, match-fixing, spot-fixing, Mankading etc etc. Let us instead look at three of most famous pictures of sportsmanship in cricket and feel good about sport. Here are three instances of cricketers who met with the imposters, triumph and disaster, and treated them just the same. Read More

No pressure, no diamonds #AusvInd

Pressure is something you feel when you don’t know what the hell you’re doing – Peyton Williams Manning

India’s tour of Sri Lanka, 1st test, Galle : We are Insane!

Insanity : Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results – Albert Einstein

Those who watch Indian cricket are insane.

First, we are driven mad by our inability to rid ourselves of the disease which goes by the name of Rohit Sharma. If our jobs rewarded talent rather than performance, we would all be CEOs, no?

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India’s tour of Sri Lanka, 1st test, Galle : We are Insane!

Insanity : Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results – Albert Einstein

Those who watch Indian cricket are insane.

First, we are driven mad by our inability to rid ourselves of the disease which goes by the name of Rohit Sharma. If our jobs rewarded talent rather than performance, we would all be CEOs, no?

Read More

Death of a Gentleman : Film review

Starring: Ed Cowan, Lalit Modi, N Srinivasan, Giles Clarke

Directors: Jarrod Kimber, Sam Collins


Arrogance. Entitlement. Corruption. Greed.

Watched a pre-screening of “Death of a Gentleman” on Thursday 23 July at the BFI Southbank.

The movie starts with our heroes (Kimber and Collins) in Australia, making polite enquiries into whether test cricket will survive the advent of T20.  Things get murkier as they dig deeper. Through a series of interviews with top cricket administrators in Australia, India, England and Dubai the movie packages the major events of the last four years into 90 minutes (2011- 2014).  Read More

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