Bigger bats and smaller grounds

Image courtesy © Getty Images I certainly can’t remember when did the game of cricket start witnessing an imbalance in rules between bowlers and batsmen. Probably it was when Twenty20 became popular. But I certainly can remember when did I start thinking about the size of the bats for batsmen in cricket. It was during the …


The perfect all-rounder

  Jacques Kallis was a perfect all-rounder. He was technically correct as a batsman and he had excelled in his bowling too. Once Steve Waugh was asked about the greatest player he had seen and he replied its Kallis and he said Kallis is the all-time greatest. Waugh said you take the number of runs …


Steve Waugh’s Aussies

Image courtesy © Getty Images Recently I have been attending various classes in my office about investments. Experts say about inflation, savings, returns and so on. When it comes to investments, you need to foresee future and for that formulae are applied. It says that based on your present spending, you will be able to …


The elegant southpaw

Image courtesy © Getty Images One of the best nail-biting finishes ever in test cricket. Stephen Waugh’s 199, Ricky Ponting’s century and Glenn McGrath’s nine wickets went in vain as Lara single-handedly steadied the ship. The spectators had witnessed everything from great batting, aggressive fast bowling with pace, swing and bounce, and some wickets for the spinners …


Adam Gilchrist – Batting second under lights at Kingsmead, Durban

    Durban cricket pitch is known for its pace and bounce. For the past several years it had deteriorated a lot and now it assists batsmen so much unlike previously. I remember during the 2003 Cricket World Cup, India took on England in a day and night encounter at Durban and many cricket enthusiasts …


The Complete Batsman

Image courtesy © Gallo Images   I will be lying if I say that Abraham Benjamin de Villiers who is fondly known as “AB” is not a complete batsman. The kind of cricket shots he plays in all formats cannot be played by all. He can play 360 degree of the wicket and that makes …