Pradeep Magazine

Cricketers have little to choose between country and club

The great Indian enterta­inment circus is upon us again, creating euphoric waves in the media industry and the public alike.

25 Mar 2019

Dhoni, the player, continues to come up with unconventional methods

Sport is a game of skills, where the better team/player is more likely to win and outsmart the opponent.

09 Mar 2019

Casual or sinister, BCCI must probe Irani Cup surprise

Test cricket has of late seen a couple of thrilling results that have forced sceptics to review their fear of its imminent demise.

02 Mar 2019

West Indies: A tale of dramatic rise, tragic fall and glimpses of the glory days

For those whose fond memories of the life they have lived belongs to the past, the West Indies team of the eighties is the best thing that ever happened to cricket.

17 Feb 2019

Larger interest being overlooked in conflict of BCCI administrators

What is ironic is that a move to get the India captain in its ambit because of the potential misuse of the player-agent relationship has come from the board and not CoA.

09 Feb 2019

Old and dutiful

There comes a time, to all sportspersons, when they come face to face with their own mortality. Every player, howsoever great he/she may be, has to confront this reality.

27 Jan 2019

Greats introspect, upstarts brag

This question arises because India’s series wins in Australia have resulted in some acrimonious debates on whether this is the greatest Indian team of all time.

21 Jan 2019

Players symptoms, not the problem

Over the centuries many other layers have been added to this ‘divine’ system of segregation and among them are our cricketers, a class apart from others.

14 Jan 2019

Achrekar’s life shows purity of Guru-Shishya bond

Achrekar Sir, as his wards that include Sachin Tendulkar and many other former Indian cricketers, used to address him, was no trained cricketing coach.

05 Jan 2019

Only time will tell if Vihari slips through cracks

Watching Hanuma Vihari being thrust into an opening position in Australia after having done reasonably well in the middle order, set off a chain of thoughts.

29 Dec 2018

Bickering blotch on CoA’s credibility

The never-ending war of words keeps the world going.

23 Dec 2018

Reality Check in changing times

Cheteshwar Pujara has a mind that seems incapable of getting distracted.

14 Dec 2018

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