Pradeep Magazine

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

BCCI reforms: What principle did Supreme Court apply while changing our recommendations, asks Justice Lodha

The Supreme Court, which on Thursday adopted the new BCCI constitution, has made three significant changes to the original Lodha panel recommendations.

10 Aug 2018

With Imran Khan at helm, time is right for India, Pakistan to broker peace

Virat Kohli’s epic effort and Test cricket’s mesmeric pull when it is played out like a game of chess is not the theme of this column.

04 Aug 2018

Hopes high after Imran wins toss for new innings

Imran Khan is no ordinary person. His charisma and magnetic persona transcend even his outstanding cricketing skills.

28 Jul 2018

Tale of uncertainties, glorious & inglorious

Beginning tour of England on a high, Kohli & Co are suddenly grappling with uneasy questions as Test series comes closer.

21 Jul 2018