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featuresports5 days ago

What if Wednesday | What if CSK and RR were not banned in 2016 and 2017 season

In one of the great blips to the fantastic IPL narrative, Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals - powered by two star-studded line-up and helmed by two of the greatest icons of Indian cricket - were banned for a couple of years. It gave rise to a conjuring narrative that could’ve been otherwise.
Bastab K Parida
featuresports12 days ago

What if Wednesday | What if RCB didn’t retain Virat Kohli ahead of 2011 IPL Auction

There was a unique opportunity for RCB, ahead of the 2011 season to retain some of their star players but instead, they opted to retain a youngster, Virat Kohli, ahead of the likes of Kevin Pietersen, Rahul Dravid. What if RCB retained Kevin Pietersen instead of Kohli?
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
sports18 days ago

Throwback Thursday | Ravindra Jadeja wields the ‘sword’ to conquer Royal Challengers Bangalore

Welcome to another edition of the Throwback Thursday, where we look back at some of the best cliffhangers that we have seen in the history of the cricketing world. This week, we have another classic, one that is remembered dearly by CSK fans and by nearly all the RCB fans, who wept that day.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
featuresportsa month ago

Throwback Thursday | Vinay Kumar scripts RCB win with ‘enthralling’ last over to deny Kieron Pollard

Welcome to another edition of Throwback Thursday, where we look at the second match of the 2013 edition of IPL between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Mumbai Indians, which saw Vinay Kumar win the match for RCB. Chris Gayle’s 92 in this match helped RCB post a decent score of 156 for 7 on the board.
Deepak Yadav
featuresportsa month ago

What if Wednesday | What if Rohit Sharma did not take over Mumbai Indians captaincy

On April 24, 2013, Rohit Sharma led Mumbai Indians for the first time, after incumbent Ricky Ponting stepped aside due to not being able to contribute with the bat. The move to hand over the captaincy to Rohit tilted the landscape of IPL, but what if Mumbai Indians had chosen a different candidate?
Anirudh Suresh
featuresportsa month ago

Overreaction Monday ft El CSK-MIsco, Misunderstood Manjrekar and Pan-India Dhoni

Welcome to another edition of Overreaction Monday and this week, we have successfully managed to pull it back from the hands of our football specialist in an all-cricket edition. With the start of IPL, there is certainly going to be loads of bizarre and outrageous statements from cricketers.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
featuresports2 months ago

Throwback Thursday | Ice-cold MS Dhoni delivers India Celkon Cup title with trademark six

Welcome to the series where we present you a moment, a game in history that has shaped the way the sport has been played, in our weekly segment ‘Throwback Thursday.' This week, we revisit the final moments of the Celkon Cup final between India and Sri Lanka, which was played on the back of CT13.
Anirudh Suresh
featuresports3 months ago

Satire Saturday | Leaked Manjrekar email exchange reveals extent of BCCI’s censorship

Five months after the BCCI sacked Sanjay Manjrekar from the commentary box, a leaked email conversation involving the duo - initiated by Manjrekar, who requested the BCCI to take him back - has revealed the true extent of BCCI’s censorship.
Anirudh Suresh
featuresports4 months ago

What if Wednesday | What if Sourav Ganguly played in the 2010s

We know that Sourav Ganguly was born on July 8, 1972, and went on to play a grand total of 424 international games for the country in a 16-year-span between 1992 and 2008. But what if Ganguly, instead, was born a decade later, and what if the ‘Prince of Kolkata’ played in the 2010s?
Faizan Qadiri
featuresports4 months ago

Truthful Tuesday | MS Dhoni’s batting legacy transcends cricket zenith way more than his leadership aura

‘Has any cricketer embodied the pride and very essence of Indian cricket more than Mahendra Singh Dhoni?’ I wondered before being shown a mirror which asked, ‘What about that little fella from Mumbai? Or that aggressive South Delhi boy wearing his heart on his sleeve?’
Bastab K Parida