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Abhishek Mukherjee

  • 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
  • Is captaincy more difficult in ODIs or T20Is?

    The ICC World T20 in its final stages. With the passage of time, Twenty20 matches have involved more on-the-foot strategising from the captains involved. Abhishek Mukherjee looks at the different challenges a captain faces in the two limited-over formats of the sport.

    Friday, 4 April 2014 - 4:57pm
  • What is it about South African batsmen AB de Villiers?

    South Africa had almost saved another Test at Newlands in Graeme Smith’s farewell Test. Abhishek Mukherjee tries to dig deep into the Protean attitude.

    Friday, 14 March 2014 - 4:48pm
  • India versus Pakistan: Infamous ODI controversies

    Over 66 years ago two nations were born. They have been at war with each other at the frontier or at hockey. Above everything there had been cricket — a frequent celebration now reduced to the obscurity of sporadicity. Victories have meant midnight celebrations and firing of rifles, while defeats...

    Sunday, 2 March 2014 - 6:38pm
  • BCCI dadagiri: All the answers to the many questions you had on cricket's worst crisis since Kerry Packer

    The Board of Control for Cricket in India’s (BCCI) not-so-subtle attempt to take control of world cricket and make the International Cricket Council (ICC) virtually irrelevant has raised far too many questions in the minds of the fans for which they don’t have answers. Abhishek Mukherjee lists a...

    Saturday, 25 January 2014 - 2:10pm
  • Jacques Kallis: A career in numbers

    Jacques Kallis, one of the greatest cricketers of all time, has decided to hang up his boots. Abhishek Mukherjee looks at an illustrious career in terms of numbers.   The curtains have been drawn. The spectators, on field and on television, waited for Jacques Kallis to walk out for this one final...

    Tuesday, 31 December 2013 - 1:46pm
  • Why Ravindra Jadeja needs to be taken seriously as a Test match player

    Ravindra Jadeja’s excellent spell on Saturday has turned out to be a face-saver for India in the second Test against South Africa at Durban. Abhishek Mukherjee looks at why Jadeja needs to be taken more seriously as a Test match player.

    Monday, 30 December 2013 - 2:51pm
  • Murali Vijay, Cheteshwar Pujara flatten Dale Steyn's aggression on Day 1 of 2nd Test

    A promising battle on Day One at Kingsmead was cut short by bad light. Abhishek Mukherjee looks at a riveting two-over contest between two Indian rookies and the paramount fast bowler in the world. The series where India were supposed to blown away is far from being a one-way contest now. 

    Friday, 27 December 2013 - 11:26am

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