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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...


The nine-goal thriller

There was a thrilling encounter going on at Anfield. At Milan, Real Madrid were experiencing the intensity of Inter. Paris Saint-Germain were experiencing that spending big money does not matter if you don’t realize what football is all about. Erling Haaland was doing his usual job. And, at Etihad, Manchester City joined the festival of goals to add extra spice to the night of Champions League – Don’t you dare to sleep at all!

PSG fall flat