What makes a Sachin Tendulkar, a Ronaldo, a Tiger Woods, a Michael Jordan or a Virat Kohli look they are superhuman and the rules, the laws of physics and stress that swallows mere mortals like us in one gulp are not applicable to them? Will ponder over that in a moment. I was talking to... Continue Reading →
On the eve of US Open Tennis finals, a week ago, a schoolmate settled in USA asked in our WhatsApp group who all are going to watch the finals between Alcaraz and Rudd. Naga in his inimitable style replied immediately, "இந்திய நேரப்படி இரவு 1.30 மணிக்கு ஆரம்பித்தால் பார்ப்பதற்கு பெடெர்ரா ஆடுகிறான்" meaning "the match is starting at... Continue Reading →
IPL Cricket – Non Stop Nonsense. Not just the Commentary.
I am a fan of IPL Cricket. It's an intense competition, played in summer, in a country which has harshest summers. Add to this, is the bio-bubble, the players are asked to stay in for two months which will drive most of us to insanity. It provides clean entertainment to people who would be otherwise... Continue Reading →
No Way Novak
First a confession. I am a huge fan of Novak Djokovic and I have probably converted at least half a dozen of my friends to become Djoko fans. For me 'The GOAT' argument is probably settled last year when he won 3 grand slam titles and lost the last one in the finals. Had he... Continue Reading →
The Tsitsipas Thriller – A New Star is Born.
A five set grand slam final is the most thrilling spectacle in Tennis. And we have seen a few, right from the greatest Wimbledon final - Borg Vs McEnroe 1980 Wimbledon finals, the 1990 Becker Vs Edberg clash, the 1992 Agassi Vs Ivanisevic, Federer Vs Andy Roddick and Federer Vs Nadal (Wimbledon) and Federer Vs... Continue Reading →
Stop The Press. Nadal Lost in Paris.
The eternal beauty of watching sports is, it throws a surprise at you, when you least expect it. Just like when India beat the West Indies in world cup final after being bundled out for 183 runs or when one man army the likes of a Richards or Kapil or a Ben Stokes decide to... Continue Reading →
India Down Under. 51 Days and Counting – it is still a draw.
19-01-201. Chennai 7:57 AM - Brisbane 12.27 PM In all the years of watching Cricket, I have not seen a performance by India as exhilarating as the current India's tour of Australia. Yes we followed India's first major victory outside her shores in 1971 when they won Test Series in West Indies and England. And... Continue Reading →
De God of Football – Adieu Diego Maradona.
For most of us in India, Football, the greatest sport invented by mankind, was introduced only in 1982. Except for few states and UTs like West Bengal, Kerala and Goa, it was all about Cricket. 1982 changed that when the football finals were telecast first time on Television. All we knew about the great game... Continue Reading →
That Man Dhoni..
The challenge for writing a blog about modern cricketers is, you will not have any nostalgia to share. One, their sagas are still fresh in everyone's memory and two, every moment of their life is captured in 24X7 video coverage, you may not have anything left to write about. Let me explain. On a cold... Continue Reading →
Good Luck India.
Many years ago, 1983 to be precise, India faced the mighty West Indies in the opening match of World Cup One Cricket Tournament. They beat the odds and won the game. Few weeks later, they made history when they faced West Indies in the final and beat them again. Almost four decades later, few hours... Continue Reading →