Pradeep Magazine

AB de Villiers: Superman who defied theory, Gravity & Stereotypes

For us, he was someone who redefined the very art of batting even though we live in an age where new strokes get invented almost every second.

10 hours ago

Changing anatomy, to protect spirit of cricket

Doing away with turf wickets, expansion of shorter formats  and tapping new territory among International Cricket Council’s working group’s strategies.

19 May 2018

Superman or not, Rishabh Pant India material for sure

Supplementing his batting are Pant's wicketkeeping skills and post Dhoni, he could well be the replacement India would be seeking.

12 May 2018

Afghan adventure worthy of ovation

The phenomenal rise of terrorism-ravaged Afghanistan as a cricketing nation is an event to celebrate.

05 May 2018

Rivalry with IPL means T20 World Cup will not be welcome in India

It is that time of the year when we are told to step aside, take a deep breath and think and breathe nothing else but watch the bat shred the leather ball into smithereens.

29 Apr 2018

Away from ipl din spreads the virus

Rajputana probe reminder that the establishment has to be careful about evils in mushrooming T20 leagues

08 Apr 2018

Individuals pay for collective guilt

Aussie ball tampering saga classic case of tacit instigators turning jury in the face of public outcry.

31 Mar 2018

Australia ball-tampering scandal: Cricket's credibility suffers a reverse

Both Smith and David Warner, removed as captain and vice-captain, are captaining their respective sides in the Indian Premier League that follows this series.

25 Mar 2018

Tests losing status as instant cricket leagues flourish

Success of local T20 tournaments means administrators have to do something special to keep longest format living.

24 Mar 2018

Wasim Jaffer: An astounding talent that never took off at international stage

When he looks back, he will surely remember his cricketing career with a mix of regret, remorse and obvious satisfaction.

18 Mar 2018

It’s high time players stopped abusing the spirit of the game

At a grand event, organised by Bishan Singh Bedi, that paid rich tributes to Tiger Pataudi, one central theme stood out: cricket, its ethics and fair-play.

10 Mar 2018

Stars like Sehwag shouldn’t use popularity to create societal divides

The uncluttered batting style of Virender Sehwag, who stepped out of the coached boundaries of cricket and gave sleepless nights to bowlers, has made the cricketer a living legend.

03 Mar 2018

Tests vs T20s: A long story that is now in danger of being cut short

After a riveting three-Test series between India and South Africa kept cricket fans of the two nations enthralled, talking about the survival of the longer format may sound a bit too alarmist.

24 Feb 2018

Kohli brilliance aside, India’s WC aspirations still work in progress  

though the World Cup is a year away, has India’s overpoweringly dominant performance against the South Africans made them a strong contender for the title?

18 Feb 2018

Calmness personified: Winning it the Dravid way

While U-19 winning coach and Kohli both differ in manner of becoming successful, India skipper can benefit from the presence of someone of the same ilk

10 Feb 2018