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  • Gary Gilmour: The man who failed to live up to the expectations of the "next Alan Davidson"

    Gary Gilmour has passed away on June 10, 2014. Brilliant in spurts, Gilmour was often hailed as the next Alan Davidson but could not live up to the immense expectations. Abhishek Mukherjee looks back at one of the finest talents in Australian cricket history.

    Tuesday, 10 June 2014 - 2:04pm
  • With Gary Gilmour's death, three cricketers from the 1975 World Cup final are now dead

    Gary Gilmour’s demise on June 10, 2014 means that as many as three members from the World Cup 1975 final have passed away. Abhishek Mukherjee looks at the match and the contributions of the three men.

    Tuesday, 10 June 2014 - 1:51pm
  • Sunil Narine and the great rift in cricket

    Sunil Narine has been dished out with the tough ask of choosing between the Indian Premier League (IPL) final and a Test march. Abhishek Mukherjee looks at the choice of the kind that contemporary cricketers have to make.

    Friday, 30 May 2014 - 6:52pm
  • Meera Sanyal and her batsman

    The Lok Sabha election results are just round the corner. Cricket – even the shortest and glitziest version of it – will take a backseat over the better part of the weekend. Of all the candidates, Abhishek Mukherjee looks at the one who had used cricket in the previous elections half a decade ago.

    Friday, 16 May 2014 - 9:21am
  • Why was Kieron Pollard penalised more than Mitchell Starc?

    Just when the fans had thought The Indian Premier League (IPL) could not sink any further, it reached a new nadir by letting Kieron Pollard and Mitchell Starc go away with financial sentences. Along with the fact that the punishment was ridiculously insignificant, there was another issue that went...

    Friday, 9 May 2014 - 3:36pm
  • As IPL returns to India, is there anything called home advantage in the tournament?

    The Indian leg of the Indian Premier League takes off from May 2, 2014. Abhishek Mukherjee delves deep to find out whether the concept of home advantage is relevant in the tournament.

    Saturday, 3 May 2014 - 2:43pm
  • IPL is no sport for old men

    The IPL tie between Kolkata Knight Riders and Royal Challengers Bangalore ended in a humdinger at Sharjah. Abhishek Mukherjee explains why it brought back a sense of déjà vu in him

    Friday, 25 April 2014 - 6:45pm
  • Indian cricketers and Copycat marketing

    The past few weeks have witnessed several iconic Indian cricketers purchase several franchises across multiple sports. Abhishek Mukherjee looks at the shadows of copycat marketing creeping into Indian cricket.

    Friday, 18 April 2014 - 11:07am
  • Ironic announcements: Mohammad Aamer and the Wisden awards

    Though Mohammad Aamer had made his Test debut in 2009-10, it was his spectacular performance in the English summer that had propelled him to the next level. Seldom has the cricket world witnessed such talent in a teenager: to some he was a reincarnated Wasim Akram; to others, a first of its kind —...

    Saturday, 12 April 2014 - 10:18am
  • Letter from a Sri Lankan to an Indian cricket fan

    The ICC World T20 title may change the tumultuous situation in Sri Lankan cricket. Abhishek Mukherjee places himself in a Sri Lankan fan’s shoes.

    Tuesday, 8 April 2014 - 12:18pm