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featuresports6 months ago

What if Wednesday | What if the senior players didn’t pull out of the 2007 T20 World Cup

In the aaiirrr... and Sreesanth takes it...” - These lines yelled out by Ravi Shastri shall reverberate in the minds of the Indian fans for a lifetime.
Bastab K Parida
featuresports7 months ago

What if Wednesday | What if Rohit Sharma was picked in the 2011 World Cup 

One of the biggest heartbreaks for Rohit Sharma in his international journey so far has been missing out on the 2011 World Cup that India won after a gap of 28 long years. One of the greats of limited-overs cricket now, Rohit wasn't picked in what was the first World Cup in India since 1996.
Harshit Anand
featuresports9 months ago

What if Wednesday | What if Amol Muzumdar made his Test debut for India in the 1996 England tour

One of India's biggest issues in the mid-90s and early 2000s was the lack of quality openers in the Test side. Despite taking the domestic cricket by storm, Amol Muzumdar always remained a story of ifs and buts but today, we will explore what if he had played for India at the highest-level.
Harshit Anand
featuresports9 months ago

Throwback Thursday | Michael Clarke’s unlikely arm lands Australia’s historic 16th straight Test win

What if you could rewind in time, would you deny the chance or go through it all over again to live a moment in history. Welcome to our series ‘Throwback Thursday’ where we this week look back at the 2008 Sydney Test which in equal measures was iconic, ugly-fought, and highly controversial.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
featuresportsa year ago

Friday Fights | The Big ODI Fight - Rahul Dravid vs Mahela Jayawardene

In the Friday Fights column, we look for contrast in similarities. We don’t look for sheer numbers but also try to decode sustainability. We don’t look for glamour but the substance underneath. And now who better than Rahul Dravid and Mahela Jayawardene to put everything into perspective.
Bastab K Parida
featuresportsa year ago

What if Wednesday | What if MS Dhoni never played cricket

One of India’s greatest cricketers and definitely the most scrutinised one over the course of his 15-year long career, MS Dhoni ruled Indian cricket’s psyche like a very few did. It is of great semblance he rose to become a superstar keeper and skipper, who landed the ultimate sucker punch.
Bastab K Parida
featuresportsa year ago

Overreaction Monday ft Wasim ‘warning’ Khan, Rahul 'underrated' Dravid and Karim ‘Guti’ Benzema

We are back at it again to take away your Monday blues and leave you all updated with the most hilarious, bizarre and controversial statements from the world of sport. Nothing has changed this week, too, with athletes and their lockdown stories continuing to interest us all.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
featuresportsa year ago

What if Wednesday | What if Ricky Ponting caught VVS Laxman in the 2003 Adelaide Test

Crucial to India’s historical win in the 2003 Adelaide Test was the partnership between VVS Laxman and Rahul Dravid. But, what if in a parallel universe, the staggering partnership was cut short by the brilliant low-down grab from the Australian Ricky Ponting sent Laxman back to the hut?
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
featuresportsa year ago

Truthful Tuesday | Greg Chappell’s tenure as India coach unsymmetric but it had spunk and logic

It was a chilly winter afternoon in 2007 when I thronged to the Bhubaneswar Airport to catch a glimpse of Indian team arriving for the second ODI against Windies in Cuttack. The joy of the team's arrival, however, was greeted with despair that made everything gloomy and me ashamed of my state.
Bastab K Parida
featuresportsa year ago

Truthful Tuesday | Rahul Dravid - an understated ODI genius

The problem of being an understated sportsman for the majority of your career is that you tend to become overstated at times for things that you are and for things you probably are not. In between the hyperbole, the reality may slip under the radar - cue Rahul Dravid’s ODI career.
Bastab K Parida