• V Ramnarayan

    At present advisor to The Sanmar Group, and editor-in-chief of Sruti — a leading magazine on the performing arts — Ramnarayan bowled offspin for Hyderabad, South Zone and the Rest of India in the 1970s. He is a columnist, translator, and author/editor of books on cricket and music as well as biographies.
Kohli’s almost-spiritual balance – a bowler’s take

Kohli’s almost-spiritual balance – a bowler’s take

He has most strokes in the book, prepares extraordinarily well, and seems unaffected by milestones read more

Sarangapani, and the blurred line between dreams and destiny

Cricketers often visualise runs and wickets, but turning it into reality usually takes a bit more work read more

When Bradman’s advice proved inadequate

One man running eight of his team-mates, and himself, out and other nuggets from a bygone read more

The Buchi Babu clan – masters of sport from cricket to golf

The ‘first family of Madras cricket’ has been a unique gem of the amateur era, whose like read more

From de Saram to Dias - Memories of the MJ Gopalan Trophy

The likes of Duleep Mendis and Roy Dias once showcased their wares against Tamil Nadu in well-contested matches

India’s problems begin with team selection

Australia’s ruthlessness put paid to romantic dreams, but what of the dreams of Associates in future World Cups?

Oh, for three more nerve-wracking contests

Rarely has an Indian pace attack exhibited such purpose, while Ashwin’s industry must never be understated

Keep celebrations clean – a minority report

It’s nice when a players shows some emotion, but what’s with the ugly faces and all the abuse?

Who says one-day cricket is boring?

The lesser teams – the daring Irish, the heroic Afghans and the combative Emiratis – have spiced up the World Cup

Cricket should pay homage to gallant Hughes

There have been incidents of people hurt on the field, but this one left the cricketing world benumbed by horror

No pressure, just pleasure for once

Having showcased their skill and temperament in pressure-cooker circumstances, the Fab Four were at ease at Tendulkar

Death of a cricketer

Too many sportsmen go too soon, could the Gods have been kinder?

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