• Saurabh Somani
  • PLAN B

    by Saurabh Somani
Kohli is full of masterclasses, on and off the park

Kohli is full of masterclasses, on and off the park

With punishing bat and articulate tongue, India’s captain is going where few men have gone before; where he will end up is anybody’s read more

Does Dhoni owe an explanation? Yes and no

It’s his call, but the vanishing act – again! – from the former captain hardly helps the Indian read more

The cozy comforts of a domestic game

Other events might have relegated the Ishans and the Ishanks to the background, but nothing can take read more

In Bangar, the batsmen trust

With a heavy shoulder and a light touch, India’s long-serving batting coach has ticked all read more

The Chennai Declaration: Kohli’s logic made perfect sense

The Indian captain didn’t sacrifice the team cause for Karun Nair’s milestone – his beyond-the-boundary rationale was spot on

How fair is it to legislate respect?

There is a world of difference between commanding and demanding, as national anthems during sporting events illustrate

Three wishes to make Ranji Trophy more than white noise

India’s fascinating first-class tournament deserves better – starting with tweaks to coverage and team progression

Kohli-Ashwin: More Ponting-Warne than Tendulkar-Kumble

Comparisons are fun, but clones are boring – in their public personas, today’s Indian duo is more ‘out there’ than their predecessors

AB and Steyn: Their absence only makes the memories richer

Injuries might diminish the two champions, but their 111-Test journey together will remain the stuff of dreams

The special Laxman way – woo the ball, wow the angel

Mesmeric, magical and majestic, there hasn’t been a more mellifluous figure at the batting crease

Akram, Gambhir and the cross-border conundrum

Nationality wasn’t a consideration when the Pakistani pace ace was working his magic with the ball; it shouldn’t be now either, when he is imparting his wisdom

Tendulkar v Lara, and the mystique of 17

Watching Darren Bravo in Dubai, it was easy to think back to the West Indies legend’s 153 not out, but it ended up being like the Indian hero’s 136

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