The 500th Milestone: More than just getting there

It’s significant that India, the supposed home of commercialism, will only be the fourth to get to 500 – that’s reason enough to celebrate

Football-obsessed Germany embraces cricket

It initially found a following due to a refugee influx, but participation is on the rise in Deutschland and all for the love of the game

Love and grandfatherly lessons in Gavaskar's ponytail

Grandparents are fun, but they can also be an inspiration and our first teachers – just as they were for the likes of Connors and Laxman

India's Test buffet shows T20 drive-thru isn't the pinnacle

BCCI, often accused of being interested in only the bottom line, has done its bit, it's time the fans do theirs

West Indies cricket still being run by stupid people: Stephenson

Accidental pioneer of slower ball reflects on ‘rebel’ tour of South Africa, and a career unfulfilled

In this Indian team, nobody says ‘no’: Kumble

In his first stint as coach, former captain opens up on his equation with players, the character of the squad, selection dilemmas and much else

Priceless to have Ashwin
“Priceless to have Ashwin”

Virat Kohli: We can’t afford to relax at any stage against New Zealand; we relaxed in phases and they capitalised

Just competing with myself
“Just competing with myself”

R Ashwin becomes the second quickest to 200 Test wickets, his 3-68 swinging the Kanpur Test India’s way

Regina v Cairns: The road to hell – paved with scorched reputations

After a bruising saga that stretched back to January 2010, even the victor felt slightly defeated

When Wisden ignored the Olympics

Sydney Pardon, the Almanack’s editor at the time, didn't mention cricket’s first and only appearance at the Games in 1900, and for good reasons