I am writing this and watching the semi-finals of the Wimbledon Championships of 2019 – it is a match between
I was not always like this – a neutral observer in cricket matches featuring the Indian cricket team. I was
I have grown up immersed in cricket – watching, critiquing and playing when I could. I dare say that I
It all started with an urge to do something that would stay with me for the rest of my life.
As the aftermath of the ball tampering saga continues, today marked the day that the lead protagonists of the episode, Steve Smith, Cameron Bancroft and David Warner, all made public statements for the first time after the day it all began. Over the course of the past few days, the outrage from Australia has been vocal and sustained, by all accounts. I can’t imagine the Prime Minster of India taking upon himself to make a public statement over a ball tampering/ cheating incident on a cricket field! The Prime Minister of Australia, however, did. He was among the first to react and even used his office status to push Cricket Australia into action, not that they needed any pushing, of course. I made a reference to the Aussie way of cricket in my previous blog post and had highlighted the blurring of “the line”, wherever it may exist, for them. Soon after, the ball tampering scene exploded and while I have