• Saurabh Somani
  • PLAN B

    by Saurabh Somani
How fair is it to legislate respect?

How fair is it to legislate respect?

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

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 read more

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 ‘ read more

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 read more

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

The bowling Bradman that Ashwin is fast becoming

Through sheer weight of numbers, the offspinner is continuing to silence the shrillest of critics

The 15-day gap: Here’s one way to solve it

Reducing the timeframe of the IPL and thus having more sensible lead-in and lead-out times isn’t a challenge the BCCI can’t surmount

Caught in a time warp, Kanpur can win you over with its charm

It wasn’t the ideal venue for India’s 500th Test, but the city hit the spot with its old-world brand of politeness and courtesy

One season, 13 Tests, many reasons to join the party

From the star to the fringe player, the administrator to the fan to the scribe, there’s something over the next few months for everyone

A Monday to forget for Stuart Binny

The affable allrounder has always had a phlegmatic approach to life, but even he would have been shaken by the triple setbacks

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