Pradeep Magazine

Halo of stardom cannot conceal human frailties

Between the ideal and the idol exists a real world of success, failure, beauty and the ugliness that defines human beings.

01 Dec 2018

Of highs and lows, tiff with legends and being hopeful

And like the late Jasdev Singh would always be hopeful, so too will all Indians that India will repeat its 1975 performance.

26 Nov 2018

Lesson in aggression for India in rebuttal of Australian outlook

Many would argue that these are great words full of passion from a cricketer whose sole motto while leading his team is to win the game.

24 Nov 2018

Golden chance for India to extend Australia’s woes

Australia, the land of the self-assured, and many would say smug, cricketers while playing on home territory, are today a nation in turmoil.

19 Nov 2018

Boorish side of Kohli alarming for Indian cricket

Virat Kohli, India’s pride and neighbour’s envy, is one such celebrity who is in the news all the time, and not always for the right reasons.

11 Nov 2018

Chemistry of the playable ball

A s India head to Australia for another searing examination of their skills away from home, an important aspect of the game — the ball — is at the centre of discussions.

03 Nov 2018

High Time ICC comes out of denial mode on fixing claims

Though the rot runs deep and wide, predictably England and Australia have reacted with strong denials that their players can’t be involved in such activities.

27 Oct 2018

Malaise scary and deep rooted

Cricket as a sport has been battling many corruption charges, none more damaging to its integrity than the scourge of match-fixing.

17 Oct 2018

Congratulate Prithvi Shaw but don’t start celebrating just yet

In the excitement of unearthing probably a rare, real batting talent in Prithvi Shaw, let us not recreate a fantasy world in which Indian cricket is back on the rails and looking at a great future ahe

06 Oct 2018

Hit & miss: Timing not enough in test of time

Leading the Indian side in the Asia Cup in Dubai, Rohit Sharma has been an enigmatic figure of Indian cricket.

29 Sep 2018

Are offshore venues best for commercially exploiting India-Pakistan rivalry? 

When the prime motive becomes to earn and move on, who cares if the debris left behind could produce an unbearable stench?

22 Sep 2018

Arrogance over acceptance

For reasons not hard to explain, the focus has now shifted from Kohli, the run-machine, to Kohli the captain.

15 Sep 2018

Fighting fire with fear

Even for the worst critic of this Indian team, the series defeat in England and the shocking batting collapse of the top as well as the lower order, has been very disappointing.

09 Sep 2018

Revelation cries for probe against player named

The damning revelation of a top player-bookie nexus by former Narcotics Control Bureau head BB Misra, who was probing match fixing allegations, should leave the cricketing world worried.

24 Aug 2018

Time for India to live up to team high command’s lofty claims

The Indian cricket team is realising to its utter discomfort, how uncertain and unpredictable sports is and that it never pays to be arrogant.

18 Aug 2018