• R Kaushik
  • THE LONG AND SHORT OF IT

    by R Kaushik
Look to a Dravid to take the unsavoury out of U-19 World Cup

Look to a Dravid to take the unsavoury out of U-19 World Cup

Young lads have shown tremendous cricketing acumen, but it's up to backroom staff to identify right from wrong read more

Cricket needs a chasing pack, and a Schumacher to chase down

There is no one force driving through the cricket world at the moment, which may or may read more

Testing times for all as veterans return in shortest format

For Yuvraj Singh, Harbhajan Singh and Ashish Nehra, the trip Down Under may well be one last read more

Gym-fit Rohit to batting-fit Shahzad – entertainers all

India's centurion was all wristy elegance, while the Afghan enthralled with rustic style and ferocious hitting read more

Self-serving Smith and an outrage averted

We pay lip service to Test cricket's primacy but, at the same time, jettison the values that the format stands for

It’s heady times for Ashwin, but it’s not the summit yet

Every year won’t bring him the rich rewards 2015 did, but the offspinner will never stop trying to go one better

Mohammad Amir, and the price of forgiveness

He has done his time, but even in the instant era, the paceman will find instant acceptance difficult

Spice is nice, but a gentleman champion is the real deal

Sport needs characters, but the underlying theme has to be respect – for the sport, for the opposition, for the fans

Dhawan the bowler caught between the law and the LOLs

Being pulled up for chucking is no laughing matter, but India's re-entry to a dubious list may be the exception

It’s sport, it’s not a tragedy

You shouldn't need the unbearably sad events of a Chennai or Paris to drive home the point that defeats on the field are not catastrophes

Raju, and the bonhomie of Hyderabad cricket

The 1990s side was full of characters, and you were assured of a laugh, even if there was no guarantee of a win

Non-Test v Run Fest: Same difference

When the cricket isn’t worth the while, it’s the little sidelights that take over and remain in the memory

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