Adam Gilchrist, Australia tour of South Africa, 2002

Image courtesy © Peter J Heeger   Whenever Australia tour South Africa I would follow most matches of that tour. Because I have not seen anyone thrashing South Africa in South Africa consistently on a comprehensive basis other than Australia. English team also has good winning percentage there. All the Asian teams have struggled there …


Australia tour of Bangladesh, 2006, 1st test

Image courtesy © AFP   The minnows had lost a golden opportunity against the big fish, when they misfired the shots. From a tottering position, the gloveman had once again rescued the Kangaroo team. I think except Glenn McGrath all major players of Australia were there. I guess McGrath was away from the team to take care …


Greatest ODI match of all-time

Image courtesy © Getty Images Whenever I dedicate anything to my dear and near ones on events like birthdays, wedding anniversaries and so on I am pretty familiar with the dates and most times I won’t be searching the dates. Also when it comes to my favourite pastime activities where I had so many memories …


Adam Gilchrist, NatWest Series, England, 2001

  Image courtesy © ESPNcricinfo Ltd   Adam Gilchrist always had the ability to counter-attack any opposition with world class bowlers. Very rarely you see Wasim Akram conceding twenty odd runs in an over after reducing the opposition to 39/3. I had always enjoyed his high batting grip and the cracking sound from his bat whenever he hit the ball.   …


Nathan Astle, England tour of New Zealand, 2002

Image courtsey Andrew Cornaga © Photosport     One of the fabulous knocks ever in test cricket. I had the privilege to watch this match live. But unfortunately the Kiwis were on the losing side. Astle was charging lanky fast bowlers on a bouncy and seamy track with ease and the sound when the ball hit on the …


Chris Gayle at Perth

  Image courtesy © Getty Images   It is not easy to deliver like this on a bouncy track, especially if the players are from subcontinent. Even otherwise, not many can deliver like this. But unfortunately West Indies lost this match by 35 runs. I watched this match live. I remember when Gayle hit a …