Cricket

Indo-Aus scrapes: Fuming Gavaskar, waiting Waugh and a finger-pointing Kohli
March 13, 2017, Sify.com

A little bit of 2001 and a little bit of cheating!
March 8, 2017, Sify.com

Threats to India exposed after Pune Test debacle
March 2, 2017, Sify.com

Why Sehwag and other sportspersons went after Gurmehar
February 28, 2017, Sify.com

Can a T20 triple century propel you straight into IPL? We’ll soon know
!
February 16, 2017, Sify.com

Report Card: At last, 0-8 demolished with 8-8!
February 3, 2017, Sify.com

Multiple generations merge under the Kohli Raj
January 7, 2017, Sify.com

‘Phoenix’ Dhoni may rise from the ashes one last time!
January 6, 2017, Sify.com

Why Dhoni was absolutely right in quitting
January 5, 2017, Sify.com

Kohli flops once? Rubbish Anushka a 100 times!
December 31, 2017, Sify.com

Year Ender: Top Cricket Controversies of 2016
Sify.com, December 23, 2016

India vs England Test Series: Team India Report Card
Sify.com, December 22, 2016

Team India ready to knockout England
Sify.com, December 7, 2016

7 reasons why England is our greatest rival
Sify.com, November 4, 2016

Vaseline, jelly beans, bare chests & a Twitter war
Sify.com, November 3, 2016

Dhoni faces daunting odds yet again
Sify.com, October 14, 2016

Why MS Dhoni is the world’s greatest cricketer
Sify.com, September 29, 2016

Hell at Eden, Flintoff’s bare chest & Test homework!
Sify.com, September 29, 2016

10 memorable Tests at Eden Gardens
Sify.com, September 28, 2016

10 things that define India and Tests 
Sify.com, September 23, 2016

10 landmarks on India’s journey to its 500th Test
Sify.com, September 21, 2016

500 Tests & 10 of the greatest players 
Sify.com, September 19, 2016

Can India break the 2-0 jinx at St Lucia?
August 9, 2016, Sify.com

Has Kumble inherited a crown of thorns?
June 28, 2016, Sify.com

It pays more to be a Tendulkar than a Dhanawade
June 1, 2016, DailyO.in

Right time to pass the baton to Kohli?
May 31, 2016, Sify.com

ABD’s double jinx & what more can Kohli do?
May 30, 2016, Sify.com

IPL Snippets: Make in India or Return of the Aussie?
May 28, 2016, Sify.com

If Gayle-Kohli don’t get you, ABD must!
May 25, 2016, Sify.com

IPL Snippets: Kohli and the chase that lasted 15 days!
May 23, 2016, Sify.com

A legend in making, Virat Kohli has shut all critics with his game
May 19, 2016, DailyO.in

IPL Snippets: Kohli’s one cap to rule ‘em all
May 18, 2016, Sify.com

IPL Snippets: Kohli peaks and peaks and peaks!
May 9, 2016, Sify.com

IPL Snippets: Dhoni and Kohli – Battle for the bottom
May 2, 2016, Sify.com

IPL Snippets: RCB worst bowling attack ever?
April 25, 2016, Sify.com

IPL Snippets: Double trouble this season
April 21, 2016, Sify.com

Nine new things about IPL-9
April 8, 2016, Sify.com

The 7 deadly sins of the IPL
April 7, 2016, Sify.com

IPL Snippets: A great time for the IPL!
April 3, 2016, Sify.com

Dhoni should respectfully play under Kohli from now on
April 1, 2016, DailyO.in

Team India: 3 years and 3 heartbreaks
April 1, 2016, Sify.com

Dr Kohli and his PhD in Mental Disintegration
March 30, 2016, Sify.com

Pakistan doesn’t deserve World T20 champion Shahid Afridi
March 26, 2016, DailyO.in

10 weird Dhoni decisions that actually clicked!
March 25, 2016, Sify.com

Is Dhoni a mediocre T20 World Cup batsman?
March 22, 2016, Sify.com

How the T20 World Cup finally widened the game
March 21, 2016, Sify.com

Why Kohli’s the Knockout King of the T20 realm…
March 21, 2016, Sify.com

So what if Bachchan was paid to sing national anthem?
March 21, 2016, DailyO.in

Why Kohli is even greater than Tendulkar
March 20, 2016, DailyO.in

Pakistan in best place to knock India out of World T20
March 18, 2016, DailyO.in

Is an Indo-Pak clash the new big bore?
March 18, 2016, Sify.com

T20 World Cup: 10 answers I’m dying to know
March 12, 2016, Sify.com

Five reasons why India will reclaim the T20 World Cup
March 8, 2016, Sify.com

India’s wild World Cup roller-coaster ride
March 7, 2016, Sify.com

20 controversies of Twenty20 World Cup
February 22, 2016, Sify.com

When Mumbai bled Blue & India hit a purple patch
February 16, 2016, Sify.com

2016 is the beginning of a new T20 era
February 4, 2016, Sify.com

Hero Dhoni becomes Villain No. 1 (like many before him!)
January 21, 2016, Sify.com

Stoic Dhoni: A true victim of intolerance
January 10, 2016, Sify.com

2015: Annus horribilis for Dhoni
December 16, 2015, Sify.com

Shameful crowd incidents in Indian cricket
October 7, 2015, Sify.com

Seven cricketing pioneers in India
September 22, 2015, Sify.com

Seven learnings from the Sri Lanka tour
September 2, 2015, Sify.com

Kohli attacks, Ishant roars and India wins!
September 1, 2015, Sify.com

Has Team India finally turned it around?
August 24, 2015, Sify.com

Kohli’s aggro mojo backfires
August 16, 2015, Sify.com

Matter of time before Test cricket is dead!
August 10, 2015, Sify.com

Eight reasons why Indian cricket is doomed
July 22, 2015, Sify.com

A to Z of people hit by IPL
July 15, 2015, Sify.com

Dhoni: Rest as captain to prolong batting career!
July 7, 2015, Sify.com

The rise of Bangla tigers
June 22, 2015, Sify.com

The curse of the IPL
April 2, 2015, Sify.com

Why Team India is still an overachiever
March 30, 2015, Sify.com

Which cricketing age begins in 2015?
March 30, 2015, Sify.com

Dhoni still best bet against Aussies…
March 30, 2015, Sify.com

Will the choker troika ever win?
March 30, 2015, Sify.com

The absolute boredom of a non-Aussie fan
March 29, 2015, Sify.com

Dhoni and the great team bubble
March 27, 2015, Sify.com

Please, we are rich travellers!
March 27, 2015, Sify.com

Has Dhoni’s golden era ended?
March 27, 2015, Sify.com

The Dhoni-Kohli show finally ends
March 26, 2015, Sify.com

India chokes for two World Cups in-a-row
March 26, 2015, Sify.com

The curse of South Africa
March 24, 2015, Sify.com

The Great South African fielding meltdown…
March 24, 2015, Sify.com

Versus Australia, it’s Advantage India…
March 23, 2015, Sify.com

India leads Australia 4-0 in ICC knockouts
March 22, 2015, Sify.com

Battle of the Chokers II
March 22, 2015, Sify.com

Seven jinxes nixed in the World Cup
March 22, 2015, Sify.com

Is this one of the weakest Pak teams ever?
March 20, 2015, Sify.com

Don’t worry, the Rohit jokes will continue!
March 20, 2015, Sify.com

7 highs of Team India’s 7th heaven…
March 19, 2015, Sify.com

Raina and the perfect turning point!
March 19, 2015, Sify.com

How 11 men killed the choke jinx…
March 18, 2015, Sify.com

Slow and steady Sangakkara…
March 18, 2015, Sify.com

Will it be Choke de Villiers yet again?
March 17, 2015, Sify.com

Team India climbs mount consistency
March 14, 2015, Sify.com

Tragedies and ironies of England and Cricket
March 11, 2015, Sify.com

Oh South Africa, you are still choking!
March 7, 2015, Sify.com

Minnows fight, Test teams collapse
February 28, 2015, Sify.com

Myth of India’s weak ODI bowling attack
February 27, 2015, Sify.com

Why so little faith, Indian cricket fan?
February 23, 2015, Sify.com

Yuvi’s father’s outburst may wreck his T20 career
February 17, 2015, Sify.com

India peaks at just the right time
February 15, 2015, Sify.com

Why you simply can’t write India off…
February 11, 2015, Sify.com

Why nothing will change in Indian cricket
January 23, 2015, Sify.com

ODI triple century round the corner!
January 20, 2015, Sify.com

Dhoni: India’s greatest overseas (ODI/T20) captain…
January 13, 2015, Sify.com

Stop blaming the IPL for India’s woes
January 13, 2015, Sify.com

India favourites to lift World Cup
January 11, 2015, Sify.com

Silver lining of India’s foreign Test tours
January 10, 2015, Sify.com

The importance of being Ishant Sharma
January 7, 2015, Sify.com

Seven Things That Set Dhoni Apart
January 4, 2015, Sify.com

Dhoni’s Test captaincy in numbers
January 1, 2015, Sify.com

2014: A year of many near misses for Indian cricket
December 31, 2014, Sify.com

Dhoni symbolizes this era perfectly
December 31, 2014, Sify.com

MS Dhoni – A man who didn’t play for landmarks
December 30, 2014, Sify.com

Team India’s six cricketing conundrums since 2011
December 21, 2014, Sify.com

Eight humiliating Test resistances post 0-8 against India
December 19, 2014, Sify.com

Test spinners annihilate India and how!
December 15, 2014, Sify.com

Why Dravid was our greatest foreign Test player
December 14, 2014, Sify.com

Kohli: King of adversity
December 13, 2014, Sify.com

Is it the end of the Dhoni era?
November 19, 2014, Sify.com

Post-2000, it’s only been politics in Indian cricket!
November 17, 2014, Sify.com

Rohit “The Phoenix” Sharma’s second life
November 14, 2014, Sify.com

Sachin book: Well left (Not 1, but all the balls!)
November 8, 2014, Sify.com

And why shouldn’t Chappell have played politics?
November 5, 2014, Sify.com

Of English Tests and Indian ODIs
September 7, 2014, Sify.com

ODIs: India strikes in England yet again
September 2, 2014, Sify.com

Whitewashes: All Test nations bhai-bhai
August 24, 2014, Sify.com

4 ways to compete better in foreign Tests…
August 21, 2014, Sify.com

Why the BCCI won’t sack Dhoni!
August 20, 2014, Sify.com

Is IPL affecting our Test batting?
August 19, 2014, Sify.com

Of foreign Tests and foreign coaches
August 18, 2014, Sify.com

Does Team India need a psychologist?
August 17, 2014, Sify.com

4 myths about Team India
August 11, 2014, Sify.com

Why Duncan Fletcher must go
August 9, 2014, Sify.com

India changes the script, self-destructs
August 9, 2014, Sify.com

India can bounce back at Old Trafford
August 6, 2014, Sify.com

Required: Long Test innings at the crease
August 4, 2014, Sify.com

Team India: Don’t squander 1-0 yet again!
July 27, 2014, Sify.com

3 Test myths about MS Dhoni…
July 22, 2014, Sify.com

How Lord’s is the greatest ground for India
July 22, 2014, Sify.com

Lord’s: A victory against all odds
July 21, 2014, Sify.com

Team India: Always stung by the tail
July 13, 2014, Sify.com

England: India’s happiest hunting ground…
July 4, 2014, Sify.com

When my son decided to play the IPL auction
April 17, 2014, Sify.com

How long will Team India’s losing streak last?
April 7, 2014, Sify.com

Why Kohli may one day be the greatest ever
April 7, 2014, Sify.com

5 positives of the SA-NZ Test tours
18 February, 2014, Sify.com

Indian cricket needs major surgery after debacle
Not a single victory in the SA-NZ tours!
18 February, 2014, Sify.com

It’s time to scrap the IPL!
13 February, 2014, Sify.com

The curious case of India’s foreign Test disaster
10 February, 2014, Sify.com

Dhoni: A strange case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde
01 February, 2014, Sify.com

Team India full of passengers
23 January, 2014, Sify.com

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2 thoughts on “Cricket

  1. Mr. Rajguru aap har cricket controversy ke liye team India ko hi kyon blame kar rahe hain. Yahan tak ki stuart broad jo ki chris broad ke son hain , unko agar yuvraj singh 6 ball mein 6 sixes marte hain to kya isme bhi aapko Team India ki galti dikhti hai. Aap ka blog sirf India ko criticise karta hai, Indian teams ko jo takleefen huyi hain unka to jikra aapne kahin nahin kiya. Please soch samajh ke blogging kijiye. Aap Indian hain koi Videshi Nahin. Daryl Harper ke case mein ye bhi to ho sakta hai ki unhonon Team India ko DRS ke Virodh Karne ke karan sabak sikhane ki koshish ki ho.

  2. Dear Mr.Rajguru,

    I fully endorse your opinions. The so-called cricket experts like Harsha Bhogle, Ravi Shastri, Sunil Gavaskar, Arun Lal etc. go wild the moment they see Sachin coming to bat with phrases like “What a great talent he is? See the no. of centuries in Tests & ODIs, the quantum of runs Sachin scored” etc.etc. When some one plays so many tests & ODIs, it is only natural that you would end up such a figure but how many of his centuries came when the chips were down like 20 for 2 or 40 for 5 in a Test match (or even in ODI) against teams like Australia, South Africa or England that too while chasing a 300 + score in a ODI or a 250+ score in the 4th innings to win a test.
    Once Lara scored a match winning 153 at Port of Spain and won a test match against the No.1 team at that time ie.., Australia. You know, Lara was batting with Courtney Walsh at the other end (who holds the dubious record of maximum no. of ducks in Tests). A Lakshman’s 281 at Kolkata that too after getting a follow on is ranked in the top 5 best test innings played from 1901 to 2000 but a poor Tendulkar couldn’t manage to get even a single test match score in the top 100 best test innings played.
    Players like Dravid and Laxman deserved better treatment from cricket experts, commentators and media alike; I sincerely feel even Ganguly was a much better player than Sachin in ODIs.

    Regards,

    Ravichandran. B

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