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Bastab K Parida

Senior Sub-Editor

Perennially waiting for next holiday on the beach, I found a job which will pay the bill. It is an easy job. I just watch and blabber about cricket all day and act like I can write. Easy money.

featurecricket14 hours ago

Fact check | Why Yuvraj Singh’s statement on MS Dhoni not backing him is utterly wrong

'I have more memories of time under Sourav because of the support he gave me. I didn’t have that kind of support from Mahi and Virat,' was the statement from Yuvraj Singh to Sportstar a couple of days ago. While he may have done a classic comparison of style, there was more to it than meets the eye.
Bastab K Parida
featurecricket2 days ago

Selectors should try Shreyas Iyer in Test cricket, feels Wasim Jaffer

In an exclusive conversation with SportsCafe, Wasim Jaffer has thrown his weight behind his fellow Mumbaikar Shreyas Iyer to be a part of India’s Test team sooner than later. Jaffer has further stated that the definition of opening has changed with the attacking batsmen dominating the scene.
Bastab K Parida
featurecricket3 days ago

Time for Cricket to do its own self-introspection during quarantine

The Coronavirus-induced lock-down has brought the entire world to a stand-still and surely created a ripple effect in the way we see the world. Suddenly, embracing someone dear has become a wrong thing or a slight cough or sneeze has made people look at you with a tinge of suspicion.
Bastab K Parida
featurecricket5 days ago

Kuldeep Yadav - an unfulfilled dream in whites

The ball leaves the hand, draws Glenn Maxwell forward, and before he could realise anything, it turns the other way to leave him flummoxed. The dismissal was Kuldeep Yadav’s Test debut in a nutshell - more of a spin masterclass than relying on his mystery factor.
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featurecricket7 days ago

Devendra Bundela hopes for a bright future for Madhya Pradesh cricket under Chandrakant Pandit

Chandrakant Pandit’s appointment as Madhya Pradesh head coach has come as good news for the state’s most experienced cricketer Devendra Bundela, who acted as the batting coach this season. Bundela retired in 2018 and has since taken over as the batting coach, with Abbas Ali as the head coach.
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featurecricket8 days ago

Chandrakant Pandit - The hard task-master on a mission to democratize his 'unique' philosophy

If you ever have witnessed a Chandrakant Pandit net session carefully, you might fail to understand his process at first - one moment, he seems like a best friend to his wards and a moment later, a hard task-master. A coach of varied philosophy, you might say.
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featuresports9 days ago

What if Wednesday | What if MS Dhoni got out for a duck in 2011 World Cup final

Ravi Shastri and Virat Kohli can claim whatever they want but in Indian cricket, a World Cup matters more than anything else, an inspirational story for the time immemorial. 'That' shot of MS Dhoni made him a cult hero or, dare I say, the greatest Indian captain of all-time.
Bastab K Parida
featurecricket10 days ago

I'm very flexible in terms of accepting Ravi Shastri’s suggestions, reveals Hanuma Vihari

Hanuma Vihari revealed that Ravi Shastri is very proactive in working with youngsters and whenever the coach sees a technical flaw, he instantly points that out. Vihari further believes that he can be a handy white-ball batsman and that his recent strike rate in Test matches reveal the same.
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featurecricket12 days ago

No Wasim Khan, not Mohammed Hafeez’s, your statement is the problem

Pakistan’s Cricket history is a classic case of contradiction, even for their own liking. From the tale of Javed Miandad’s outrageous batting to Imran Khan’s Oxbridge leadership, it has been a glorious one for generations. But what do we all actually remember?
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featurecricket13 days ago

The Test - A deep dive into shimmering Australianism and the story of one fine resurrection

Australia’s National Trust has elected over 100 people as National Treasure and Justin Langer is not one among them. Douglas Walters, Ian Chappell, Mark Waugh and Bill Lawry are part of the prestigious list by the way, yet Langer has racked up more Test hundreds than any of them. A statement?
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