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What If Wednesday | What if Blackburn Rovers had signed Robert Lewandowski

It’s the spring of 2010 and the eruption of Icelandic volcano Eyjafjallajokull forces Barcelona to travel by bus for their Champions League semifinal. More significantly, it halts Robert Lewandowski’s move to Blackburn Rovers and the Pole signs for Borussia Dortmund instead. But what if he didn’t?
Siddhant Lazar
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What if Wednesday | What if Australia appointed Adam Gilchrist as their ODI skipper in 2001

Much before MS Dhoni’s legacy as a wicketkeeper captain started to bloom, there was a serious chance that it could have been Australia’s Adam Gilchrist, had he been appointed as the skipper in 2001. In this episode of What if Wednesday, we are looking at how that could have been a game-changer.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
featuresports15 days ago

What if Wednesday | What if Kevin Pietersen had decided to play for South Africa

Born in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, Kevin Pietersen made the switch to England in the year of 2000 and the move, till date, is widely regarded as one of the most impactful yet controversial swaps in the history of cricket. But what if KP had decided to stick with his country of birth?
Anirudh Suresh
featuresports22 days 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 month ago

What if Shane Bond hadn’t lost two years to stress fracture injury

Growing up, many youngsters across the world have tried emulating Shane Bond’s action as he was a spectacle to the cricket fraternity and could’ve been a legend if not for recurrent injuries. But what if Bond’s potentially glorious ODI career wasn’t marred by the stress fracture in 2003?
Sritama Panda
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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
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What if Wednesday | What if TV Umpires never checked for front-foot no-balls

Since the turn of the 21st century, Cricket has become one with technology and one such perk of having TV replays at disposal, for the Umpires, has been the ability to check for the legitimacy of the delivery whenever a wicket falls. But what if TV Umpires never checked for front-foot no-balls?
Anirudh Suresh
featuresports2 months ago

What if Wednesday | What if Cape Town ball-tampering scandal never broke out in public

A single moment of misfortune can turn the history upside down and send a whole new generation to a new normal. Well, I am not talking about Coronavirus here, but that day in Cape Town, when Cameron Bancroft found his hand struck down in his pants.
Bastab K Parida
featuresports2 months ago

What if Wednesday | What if Keemo Paul had been suspended for ‘mankading’ in 2016 U19 WC

On February 2, 2016, a 17-year-old Keemo Paul controversially mankaded Zimbabwe’s Richard Ngarava to knock the African nation out of the Under-19 World Cup. Eventually, the Windies ended up winning the tournament, but what if CWI had instead suspended Paul for his unsportsmanlike conduct?
Anirudh Suresh
featuresports2 months 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