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featurecricket9 days ago

Indefatigable spirit and incredible squad depth - the very ethos of Virat Kohli’s India

From Melbourne to Lord’s and from Gabba to The Oval, the Indian Test team has enjoyed the wondrous highs of overseas triumphs within a period of nine months, the grandiosity of which is perhaps unlike anything before. The success story though, goes much beyond the star cast.
Roshan Gede
featurecricket6 months ago

Why Gill's unexpected blip proves that sustained success can never be guaranteed

On the fifth day of the Gabba Test, the brand Shubman Gill had finally arrived. He was, after all, taking on one of the fastest bowlers, Mitchell Starc, on the bounciest deck Down Under, with fielders in the deep. He was hooking, pulling, cutting and stamping his class like a modern-day master.
Harshit Anand
featurecricket6 months ago

Rishabh Pant - the white-clad genie who keeps on giving

One of the most defining images from India’s Gabba breach was a photograph of Rishabh Pant putting his hands on his chest, eyes closed, face tilted upwards. It was a moment that told everything that you need to know about Pant the cricketer.
Bastab K Parida
featurecricket8 months ago

Time for ‘Warrior’ Cheteshwar Pujara to score like one too

Cricket is a game that provides different kinds of joys. The joy of watching a soothing cover-drive from the bat of Shubman Gill. The joy of watching certain Rishabh Pant pummel bowling attacks. But none can provide joy whilst being in pain but Pujara. His solid blocks have a different fan base.
Harshit Anand
featurecricket8 months ago

Uplifting attitude and spiralling results - the Paineful way

Ah, you remember the day he was crowned as the best Australian skipper in two decades after having retained the Ashes? That image does flash in our head but we are not going to talk about that surely. We are going to talk about how the same guy put the Australian team to ruins.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
featurecricket8 months ago

X-factor Rishabh Pant and the temptation of a specialist batsman 

This is Rishabh Pant's world. He's falling down on the ground pulling a pacer. He's beaten with flight, turn and bounce, yet soon he dispatches the ball against the spin into the stands. Sprinting in the final moments of the game. Trying to finish the match with chutzpah and daredevilry of his own.
Harshit Anand
featurecricket8 months ago

Not taking the Aussie bait was this Indian team’s biggest legacy Down Under

Grit, gumption, determination, character, intent, approach, audacity, and much more. The Indian Tour of Australia 2020-21 will surely be remembered as much for the kind of cricket India played in the southern hemisphere as for the raving qualities they had been bestowed upon.
Bastab K Parida
featurecricket8 months ago

It shouldn’t have been possible…….

It shouldn’t have been possible for India to win the series 2-1 and retain the Border-Gavaskar Trophy after getting bowled out for 36.
Anirudh Suresh
featurecricket8 months ago

IND vs AUS | Gabba Day 5 Talking Points: Summer of Pat Cummins, Orchestrator Shubman Gill and History made

328 runs as a target - on Day 5 of the Gabba Test, the rain gods weren’t favouring a result, the odds were stacked against the visitors yet it was Australia under the pump. Their home record, their aggression and everything in between were broken by the Indian attack and the resilience.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
featurecricket8 months ago

A poker-faced Washington Sundar triumphs on a day of Australian Chess

Chess and poker are oddly different sports yet staggeringly similar - both require the best of minds to crack. However, the only thing that makes them different are the stakes on offer and in Gabba, the stakes were high, possibly higher than what a round of poker could offer in Las Vegas.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam