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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
featuresports11 days ago

What if Wednesday | What if BCCI didn’t invite Windies for Sachin Tendulkar’s farewell series

Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar - the name was enough to bring millions of memories and zillions of records to the mind for a cricket fan and his retirement was itself an occasion of enormous significance. The way Mumbai rose up to it, with India being in sync, it contoured to be a celebration.
Bastab K Parida
featuresports18 days ago

What if Wednesday | What if India vs New Zealand league game of 2019 World Cup wasn’t washed out

It’s a natural response of all fans to consider the Kiwi as the underdog in an India vs New Zealand fixture and the same happened before the semifinal game of 2019 World Cup. But what if the league stage game between the two teams had taken place and India had a clearer picture of the contest ahead.
Sritama Panda
featuresports25 days ago

What if Wednesday | What if KKR had retained Chris Gayle in 2011

Ahead of the IPL Mega Auction in 2011, Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) decided to go for the ultimate revamp, retaining no players, meaning that they lost out on the services of Chris Gayle. Gayle eventually went unsold in the auction, but what if KKR had decided to instead retain the Jamaican?
Anirudh Suresh
featuresportsa month ago

What if Wednesday | What if Pakistan players were still allowed to play in the IPL

It was in the second season of the tournament, where the Pakistani players were banned from taking part in the league that ruled the roost. But, what if, in a parallel world, without the political influence, Pakistani players were still allowed to take part in the tournament, what would happen?
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
featuresportsa month ago

What if Wednesday | What if Rajasthan Royals had not bought Shane Warne in inaugural IPL auction

On February 20, 2008, in Mumbai, Australia’s Shane Warne became the first player to be auctioned in IPL history and subsequently, he was purchased by Rajasthan Royals for $450,000. But what if there were no bidders for Warne in the auction, and what if he’d gone unsold?
Anirudh Suresh
featuresports2 months ago

What if Wednesday | What if Lalit Modi never happened to BCCI

Controversy sells and we are not only talking about the Indian media. It sells in every single sphere of life. When the Indian Premier League (IPL) embezzled in one of its own, everything seemed dark and gloomy. But the negative PR worked and people flocked to it as nothing happened.
Bastab K Parida
featuresports2 months ago

What if Wednesday | What if Greg Chappell never became the coach of Team India

A considerably huge part of India’s contemporary cricket history has been consumed by the gravely unpopular Sourav Ganguly-Greg Chappell controversy, the fallout and its aftermath. But what if the former Australian captain was never offered to be head coach of Team India?
Sritama Panda
featuresports2 months ago

What if Wednesday | What if Karnataka had dropped Mayank Agarwal in 2017

In the winter of 2017, a then 26-year-old Mayank Agarwal had what many believe is the greatest domestic season by an Indian ever, scoring over 2000 runs across the three premier domestic competitions. But what if Karnataka had decided to drop the opener after his pair against Hyderabad?
Anirudh Suresh
featuresports2 months 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