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CricTracker: What’s wrong with Virat Kohli?

Again? In yesterday's T20I against England, Virat Kohli was dismissed for a duck again. It had already happened twice in the England tests, a series in which he averaged 28.67. This is getting concerning. Kohli hasn't scored a century since the 23rd of November 2019. Just let that sink in. What began as brief lean… Continue reading CricTracker: What’s wrong with Virat Kohli?

My external articles & others, Opinion, Player spotlight

CricTracker: Kuldeep Yadav: The artist gone astray

“There is a time for everyone. But now Kuldeep is our frontline number one overseas spinner,” announced Ravi Shastri in February 2019. Really? Kuldeep Yadav, a rookie with just 6 Tests of experience, to be mighty India’s number one overseas spinner? Ahead of a seasoned veteran with 350+ Test wickets and India’s most valuable Test… Continue reading CricTracker: Kuldeep Yadav: The artist gone astray

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Ashwin vs Root: one will fall

Breathtaking. The Godzilla vs Kong trailer was simply breathtaking. I'll admit, I was never really an avid follower of the MonsterVerse franchise but this spectacular trailer has converted me instantly into a fanatic. A movie about a colossal lizard battling a gargantuan gorilla in a no holds barred battle till the death does sound primitive.… Continue reading Ashwin vs Root: one will fall

Player spotlight

The deadly simplicity of Lasith Embuldeniya

Sri Lanka, a diminutive island on the coast of South India, is heralded as the "pearl of the Indian ocean". Spectacular wildlife, sparkling splendour and mouth-watering cuisine: it is a commodity like no other, a fragment of literal paradise. Uniqueness is a trait that runs deep into Sri Lankan culture and into their cricket. From… Continue reading The deadly simplicity of Lasith Embuldeniya

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What next for Prithvi Shaw?

International cricket is an relentless spiral of unfathomable highs and lows. One day you are heralded for inevitable glory, the other you are the devil incarnate. It is futile to crave unerring success as the haunting presence of failure will barbarically hunt you down. No recent cricketer has epitomised this as much as Prithvi Shaw.… Continue reading What next for Prithvi Shaw?