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Why do we need 4-Day Tests?

The idea of 4-day Tests is not a new one. There have been 3-day Tests, 4-day ones … even the monumentally overdone 6-day encounters. And then of course there were the Timeless Tests contested before the Second World War, and...
The return of international cricket to Pakistan is a step towards normalcy

The return of international cricket to Pakistan is a step towards normalcy

It took place on 3rd March, 2009.  Yet, it is known as the 9/11 of cricket. The convoy was driving to the Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore, and amongst it was the bus carrying the Sri Lankan cricketers. They were on their...

Brian Lara’s MCC Spirit of Cricket Cowdrey Lecture helps in busting a few myths

There have been MCC Spirit of Cricket Cowdrey Lectures in the past. There have been worthy men from the cricket world, articulating dignified thoughts about the game and all that is associated with it. There have been points to ponder, to...
Shakib Al Hasan and Mushfiqur Rahim

Deep’s Corner – Shakib Al Hasan and Mushfiqur Rahim create history at Wellington

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dfoYyd89x24 Bangladesh lost Mominul Haque early, but the steadiness and sublime skills of two champions from Bangladesh, Shakib Al Hasan and Mushfiqur Rahim stitched a partnership of 359 runs for the fifth wicket to bat out New Zealand on day...
Bangladesh's Mominul Haque plays a shot

Deep’s Corner – A day to cherish for Bangladesh

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xMh6GRkh4VQ The doubts of faring poorly on a first-day wicket at Wellington was outweighed by some fantastic batting display from the Bangladeshi batsmen. Tamim Iqbal and Mominul Haque led the bandwagon of scoring runs fluently while Mahmudullah played the role...
Soumya Sarkar

Why should Bangladesh persist with Soumya Sarkar?

Two years ago, Soumya Sarkar was the heartthrob of Bangladesh. His wristy stroke-play and adventurous innovations amalgamated with classic timing, made him a treat to watch. The guy is a once in a generation willow-wielder. But recently, his bat...
MS Dhoni candid

What’s next for MS Dhoni?

Abruptness — yes, this is one word which perfectly describes the career of MS Dhoni, India's most successful limited-overs captain till date. In December 2004, out of nowhere he burst into the international arena from the mining state of Jharkhand, which was not known...


Real Madrid are the champions of Champions League

It felt like one of those old flicks they show on Saturday afternoons in which the gang successfully gets together for one final, big heist. Except, even without Mbappe, you suspect this won't be their last -- not when there's a guy like Ancelotti, one of the few men who can pull off the cardigan-cigar-shades combination and lead a team in transition to a league and cup double. Not with young guns - Vinicius, Valverde, Eduardo Camavinga, Rodrygo - already with the "big one" under their belt. Not with Courtois, in the prime of his career, staking a claim as the world's No. 1 between the posts and getting a few things off his chest. ("We showed again who is the King of Europe.")

14 for Real Madrid