I suppose there was an inevitability about day-night cricket happening, though the pink ball is certainly radical.
The extent of his influence on this team could be felt even beyond the field of play.
Given that this is the farewell match of one of the greatest cricketers of all time, the spectatorship has been disappointingly thin.
Will there be a change in approach at Colombo?
The legendary batsman has, over the years, become a great friend of India – with fans, players and administrators.
Becoming coach would mean foregoing coveted space in the media as well as the BCCI’s power matrix.
History shows that cricket has been both the wedge and a bridge between the two countries.
Dhoni of 2015 needs to recall the Dhoni between 2008-2011.
When bats are used like bazookas, can a 17-ball century be far?
Insinuations that the player found a place in the World Cup because his father, Roger, happens to be part of the selection committee are nonsensical.