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featurecricket2 years ago

The other side of Joy

We all danced, we all hopped, we all celebrated. India are not Australia, we don’t win World Cups with an insane regularity. This moment was ours and only ours to make it a golden day for us. It was all dramatic. It was surreal. It was beautiful. It called for a party.
Bastab K Parida
featurecricket2 years ago

The story behind MS Dhoni’s helicopter shot

Why is it called a Helicopter Shot? Who named it? This is a question that keeps popping up in the many Barbershop discussions I have been part of. But do you know, the shot made famous by MS Dhoni, a throwback to his maidan days in Ranchi, has an interesting backstory - a kind of Bollywood script.
Bastab K Parida
featurecricket2 years 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
featurecricket3 years ago

From playing World Cup for Kenya to piling runs for Tripura - Tanmay Mishra crosses a spectrum

After Brad Haddin and Michael Clarke guided Australia to a total of 324, Australia would hardly have expected any resistance from the Kenyan outfit. But as it did, the minnows gave a good account of themselves in Bangalore in the 2011 World Cup, with a certain Indian name dominating proceedings.
Bastab K Parida
featurecricket3 years ago

Curtains on a colossal career - Yuvraj Singh fought his battle with grit and heart

As far as the sporting aphorism goes, here is one from the vault - 'There is someone in this ballpark watching me for the first time, and there is someone here watching me for the last time. I owe it to both of them to give my best.'
Bastab K Parida