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Anirudh Suresh

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Just another 23-year-old whose life revolves around Sports.

featurecricket2 days ago

What is 'Mankad' and how did the term originate

If you’re someone who is an avid follower of cricket, chances are that you would have come across the term ‘mankad’ or ‘mankading’, for the wrong reasons, of course. It is a form of dismissal that inflicts controversy like nothing else, but have you ever wondered how the term originated?
Anirudh Suresh
featurecricket2 days ago

Why selectors are not to be blamed for overlooking individuals from winning sides

As a cricket fan in India, every year, certain episodes repeat itself. So much so that it becomes an annual ritual of sorts. You have players from the class of ‘11 dissing Dhoni for absolutely no reason and then you have the likes of Manoj Tiwary getting agitated over going unsold in IPL auction.
Anirudh Suresh
featurecricket3 days ago

Why Chris Lynn did not live up to his potential in Australian colours

‘Brutalised’ is a word that is thrown around way too much in the sporting world and often misused. But back in 2015, when commentators referred to Chris Lynn’s batting as ‘brutal’, there was nothing inaccurate about the description. If anything, it was, at times, an understatement.
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featuresports4 days ago

Throwback Thursday | MS Dhoni’s six clinches India their first World Cup in 28 years

Welcome to the series where we present you a moment, a game in history that has shaped the way the sport has been played, in our weekly segment ‘Throwback Thursday.' This week, we recap the historic 2011 World Cup Final between India and Sri Lanka, which incidentally happened exactly 9 years ago.
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featuresports5 days ago

What if Wednesday | What if Karnataka had dropped Mayank Agarwal in 2017

In the winter of 2017, a then 26-year-old Mayank Agarwal had what many believe is the greatest domestic season by an Indian ever, scoring over 2000 runs across the three premier domestic competitions. But what if Karnataka had decided to drop the opener after his pair against Hyderabad?
Anirudh Suresh
featurecricket6 days ago

Getting players fit and launching them into greatness - The Ramji Srinivasan way

Like every other sport in the world, Cricket, too, extends beyond the individuals who take the field. It is a team sport by every means and often, it is the individuals - or rather a team of individuals - behind the scenes who enable the athletes to extract the best out of themselves.
Anirudh Suresh
featurecricket7 days ago

Steve Smith should never captain Australia again - and it has nothing to do with morality

In the next 12 months or so - presumably when Tim Paine calls it a day - Australia will have a decision to make, a decision that will arguably be tougher than the one they made in 2018. After everything that’s unfolded in the last 2 years, do they go back and hand the reins over to Steve Smith?
Anirudh Suresh
featurecricket8 days ago

How IPL teams would look and fare if they only comprised of Indian players

Earlier this week, we argued why the absence of overseas players will not dent the quality of IPL by any imagination and now, we’re here to prove our point. What will be the outlook of each and every franchise if they only had Indian players and, in that case, how strong would they be?
Anirudh Suresh
featurecricket10 days ago

The Indian cricketers needed this break but they hate to admit it

What good can come out of a Global Pandemic? If you think about it, there’s not much. The world goes into panic mode, economies crash, thousands of people lose their jobs, millions are left affected and a million more stranded, and the chaos that ensues ensures that normalcy is wiped out for good.
Anirudh Suresh
featurecricket11 days ago

Boon or Bane | Evaluating what the long layoff means for every international team

If you’re someone who is hopeful of cricketing action restarting in mid-May, let me be the bearer of some bad news - there is no way we are getting any action at least until June. From a fan’s perspective, it is miserable indeed, but what does it really mean for the teams and their plans?
Anirudh Suresh