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Gaurav Sethi

Gaurav Sethi

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By Gaurav Sethi

When Virat Kohli pulled off a Sachin Tendulkar

From being a one-man army to becoming the world’s No.1 Test player.

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How long can we shy away from installing critical updates on MS Dhoni and Suresh Raina?

By doing so, we are turning a blind eye to Dinesh Karthik and KL Rahul amongst others.

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IPL Final: Why it's beyond Rashid Khan vs CSK

It's Dhoni vs Williamson and Moody vs Fleming.

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Why Dhoni has already won the IPL

Whether or not MSD scores another run in the next few matches is immaterial.

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Why Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers should not play in the same team

Being a superhero’s flunky doesn’t quite suit the RCB captain.

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Is Virat Kohli ready to rev up Royal Challengers Bangalore?

As we close in on the playoffs, it's time for the captain to lead from the front, quite literally.

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Young master Rishabh Pant, The Avenger or our very own Rish Puttar?

Deep down is a realisation that he must rage on - with or without the team.

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IPL 2018: Why was dropping Yuvraj, Gambhir and Pollard like dropping a big bomb?

In a tournament where you need to think on your feet, the treatment of star players defies all logic.

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While batting, could Dhoni have advised Kohli about the bowling?

That way it could have been a win-win situation for everyone.

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Why IPL 2018 is a non-stop game of snakes and ladders

Even 20-somethings, like Rishabh Pant and Sanju Samson, know it’s the winning knock that’s remembered – the pace is way too rapid to make allowances for little else.  

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Will Virat Kohli surpass the Time profile written by Sachin Tendulkar?

As always, the comparisons are rife, and the detractors are out — everything goes, from runs and records to words and expressions.

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IPL 2018: What would Dhoni have done?

Batsmen on song often don’t think twice before taking a single in the death overs. In a tight chase that can be quite counterproductive.

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Does the IPL wanna go to rehab?

The obnoxious, over-the-top, push-plug, plug-push avatar has taken a break – but oddly it feels like just another cricket match on TV.

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India vs Bangladesh: When Dinesh Karthik made Colombo seem like Chennai

It took a hopelessly bleak situation, an almost lost match, to bring out the best in him. And the crowds.

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How Bhuvneshwar Kumar is a treasure and must be used wisely

More often than not, his workload exceeds that of his peers - and his quota of overs resembles that of a spinner in the subcontinent.

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When Virat Kohli asked you to 'unfollow' him on Twitter

There’s an alternative to being offensive and getting personal on social media. It doesn’t take much, just a little thought.

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Why Virat Kohli is the greatest chaser cricket has ever seen

Behind the glory, the numbers, the chases, the records, are all the runs – quite literally run between the wickets, to make it glitter like gold.

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India vs South Africa Test series: Why all's not well that ends well

India needs to make fresh mistakes for a change. It's the only way this bunch will grow into a brave new world-beating team overseas.

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Better late than never: India’s secret practice match before the final Test

After being criticised from all quarters, better sense seems to have prevailed.

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Why was this Indian team made to rush in like fools?

Whoever's responsible for the idiocy that preceded the South Africa series must be made answerable.

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Why Virat Kohli must stick to his guns in South Africa

It's vital for both Virat Kohli and Ravi Shastri to just go by their own inner growls.

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New Year resolutions for Virat Kohli and the team

Having landed in South Africa, the Indian team looks to reinvent itself.

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So, how do you calculate your return on investment in Rohit Sharma?

Each double hundred he scores, is a validation for the men who backed him through thick and thin - not least being labelled as thick themselves.

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What has Virat Kohli-Anushka Sharma wedding done to us?

There will be life after this wedding, cricket and cinema too.

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Virat Kohli’s latest trick: Carry Sri Lanka along to South Africa

The decision was taken after back-to-back double centuries against listless islanders.

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Sri Lanka's simple solution – give up on cricket, give up on India

Extreme measures are needed after a spate of bullying defeats at the hands of Big Brother.

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Like Hardik Pandya, we too should be rested for the Sri Lanka series

We need to prepare for the fierce overseas' battles that lie ahead, and guard against possible burnout from watching yet another pointless series.

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Dhoni should allow others to fail, too

Just as he should allow someone else a stab at last-over glory.

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When we learnt to laugh with Ashish Nehra and not at him

Retirement makes angels of Indian cricketers and sometimes we give ourselves a halo too.

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Why it’s a good thing Virat Kohli doesn’t always act his age

And at times, prefers to, among other things, act his rage.

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