Tag: Bad Behaviour

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

Is cricket on it’s way to becoming a contact sport?

Who can ever forget Lillee kicking Miandad and Miandad rushing at him with his bat?

dennis-lillee

A relic of a bygone era?

Sample this.

Why has cricket descended into this poor advertisement for WWF ?

The simple answer is that the ICC is a limp organisation with no teeth. Fines mean nothing to these players. Something more drastic needs to be done before the gentleman’s game disappears for good.  Read More

Mustafizur needs to walk the straight and narrow

So Bangladesh thrashed a full strength Indian side in the first ODI to take another step towards qualification for the Champion’s Trophy in 2017. A debutante took 5 wickets bowling some wicked cutters – Mustafizur Rahman. Full marks to Bangladesh but Mustafizur only got half his match fees.

I’ve looked around on the internet to see what the fuss was about. Ignoring the dramatic title, this footage sums it up nicely – watch this video and come back.  Read More

Sports day? Captions invited!

Was sent this awesome photo on WhatsApp the other day.

(Takes a second before you recognise the kid at the receiving end from the legend that is Mr. Ashish Nehra but so worth it. Also please note ex cricketer Atul Wassan chilling in the background.)

Virat-Nehra

Go wild commenting!

PREVIEW: Australia v India, Fourth test, Sydney Cricket Ground

The Border-Gavaskar trophy will be making its way back to Australia. However, even with the scoreline reading 0-2, there are a lot of talking points from India’s point of view.

A new captain.

A new number 7 batsman.

A new wicket keeper.

Ishant Sharma is the most capped Indian test player. This is the new team India.

It will be interesting to see how the new “aggressive” team India plays at the SCG. Virat Kohli’s “in-it-to-win-it” attitude in Adelaide was commendable but one has to wonder whether the series would have been different India had been able to draw the first test? Is the Shastri – Kohli combination willing to do anything to win? Will they accept a 3 – 0 scoreline in search of a win? With the history between these two teams, will Kohli cool off on the sledging front?

At the end of the day, this is the attitude that will set up 2015, a World Cup year.

Our team selection for the final test at the Syndey Cricket Ground: Read More

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