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  • THE LONG AND SHORT OF IT

    by R Kaushik
The chink in Mumbai's Ranji armour, and why it doesn't matter

The chink in Mumbai's Ranji armour, and why it doesn't matter

Spin isn't their strongest suit nor was it for the all-conquering West Indies teams of yore, but they have all other bases covered read more

Kumble to Dhoni to Kohli: Using thorns as stepping stones

The legendary legspinner led the Indian team for less than a year, but it was a period read more

Three cheers for King Kohli, triple-ton for Commoner Karun

One of the strongest indicators of how well India did in 2016 was how little murmur there read more

Forget slow and steady, fast and furious is the way to get Test triples

Sehwag set the benchmark and you can bet on the Kohlis and Warners to join the party, read more

Tendulkar and Ganguly remains a partnership for the ages

Both men will be on opposite sides when their teams clash in the ISL final, but their deeds as a pair are equally remarkable in Tests as in ODIs

Homeboy Rahane’s long wait for a Wankhede welcome

By a twist of fate, there is no Mumbai player in the XI for a Test in their backyard – a fact most felt by India’s injured vice-captain

How to win games and influence people – Bodyline and other masterstrokes

If winning is all that matters, you should take every available legitimate opportunity, like Jardine the rock-star leader did all those years ago

Gaekwad, Sehwag, and the short-sighted brigade

Time was when players wearing glasses - of the non-Oakley variety - weren't necessarily the anomaly that they have become now

First day, first show – the magic never gets old

It’s a fascinating experience for every stakeholder at a Test match, and the press box experience gives scribes at least one unique takeaway

Keep left, smash long – the Rishabh Pant way

Delhi’s young star has lit up the Ranji season with his batting and is leading the charts, with a rejuvenated Yuvraj Singh not too far behind

Athleticism on the field trumps muscles in the gym

The wear and tear of the game means some damage is inevitable, but a little more attention to detail could prevent a lot of non-cricket related injuries

Kumble, and removing the ‘I’ from ‘team’

The former India captain has inculcated the fact that a great team is not one with no differences, but one that is mature enough to put those aside

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