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Aakash Sivasubramaniam

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Grew up watching the Aussies rule the game, and turned an ardent fan of the game seeing India lift the World Cup.

featurefootball3 months ago

Cold heart, sorrow feeling, one Lionel Messi legacy that will remain everlasting

"I play as an attacking midfielder, I like to receive the ball and distribute it to the wingers and open the game up or sometimes take on the defenders and score myself," is how Lionel Andres Messi, a young kid, described himself in 2000. 21 years later, here we are with an everlasting legacy.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
featurecricket3 months ago

ENG vs IND | Trent Bridge Day 4 Talking Points: Joe Root's counter-punching century and Mohammed Siraj’s hunger

After three tough days for the batters, day four in Nottingham provided much more assistance to the batsmen with the track relatively being flat for the major part of the day. England, who trailed by 95 at the beginning of the innings, set India 209 to win on the back of skipper Joe Root’s 109.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
featurecricket3 months ago

ENG vs IND | Trent Bridge Day 3 Talking Points: Ollie Robinson’s relentlessness and India’s wagging tail

At 145/5, India were in a spot of bother on the third day of the Test before the middle-order in combination with the tail took them to a total of 278 runs, with a 95 run lead over England. England in response were 25/0, still 70 runs behind India’s first innings total, going into the fourth day.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
featurecricket3 months ago

On or off the pitch, KL Rahul continues to make the fullest use of the opportunities

Last year, before the pandemic caught up with the entire world, there was a running joke or even reality as some call it that KL Rahul could do anything and everything. But an elusive place in the longest format was something that evaded him, since the 2019 tour to the Caribbean.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
featurecricket3 months ago

ENG vs IND | Trent Bridge Day 2 Talking Points: Underutilised Sam Curran, India’s 30 minutes of struggle and Rahul's ultimate show

On a day that was marred by rain, England got themselves off to a great start, reducing the Indian top-order to 125/4, on the back of James Anderson’s scintillating spell of 2/15. India will go into the third day of the first Test, still needing 58 runs to go past England's first innings total.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
featurecricket3 months ago

England’s red-ball crown will only stand as a dream unless and until the clock turns back

In the early half of the 2000s, England’s white-ball dreams were only dreams even when the team had some of the best players in the world. However, come the 2010s, and onwards, the entire situation took a different turn, with white-ball becoming the one true dream for the country.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
featurecricket3 months ago

ENG vs IND | Trent Bridge Day 1 Talking Points: Bumrah’s quick turnaround, Root’s home issues and undercooked England

Having won the toss, England were in complete shambles, at 0-1, which later turned to 138-3 before a landslide crash meant that they only could get to 183 runs in their first innings despite Root's 64. India in reply, at stumps, are 21/0, still 162 runs behind in the first innings in Nottingham.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
featurecricket3 months ago

England’s top three and an understated Hameed conundrum that surrounds it

When Zak Crawley scored that scintillating double century against Pakistan, it was widely expected that the Three Lions’ search for a No.3 was coming to an end. But with his turbulent performance in the recent past combined with the glorious return of Haseeb Hameed, England have a decision to make.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
featurecricket3 months ago

Lessons and positives for Sri Lanka from their 2-1 T20I series win over India

Sri Lanka finally got past the Indian challenge in the shortest format in a bilateral series, 2-1 after trailing the series 0-1 post the first T20I. While the Island nation might still need to get past the qualifier stage, this series certainly painted a lot of positives with several lessons learnt.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
featurecricket3 months ago

SL vs IND | 2nd T20I: Today I Learnt - Shikhar Dhawan’s slow trails, IPL batting stars and Kuldeep means business

After the delay, the drama and India fielding their third-string side, a lot of hopes were on Shikhar Dhawan-led batting unit, which could only score 132 on a tricky surface. The Indian bowlers, however, even at their effervescent best failed against the hosts, who won by four wickets.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam