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Virat Kohli’s Indians are coming – Here are dates for your diary

  By Kersi Meher-Homji You must be keeping late nights watching the IPL matches in UAE. Especially today early morning (19th October) when both the matches ended in ties. In exciting super overs, Kolkata Knight Riders defeated Sunrisers Hyderabad. Three hours later Kings XI Punjab beat Mumbai Indians. Worth keeping awake till 4 am, Sydney […]

When maximum is not maximum

By Kersi Meher-Homji It is cricket season now and let’s welcome it with the most heart-lifting experience in this sport. I mean the special six appeal when, to quote English poet EV Lucas “a batsman jumps to meet one and a sixer climbs the sky.” Even the most level headed commentator gets excited and yells […]

Frank Tarrant was a pioneer of Indo-Oz cricket relations

Book Review By Kersi Meher-Homji Cricket’s Forgotten Pioneer – The Frank Tarrant Story by Mike Coward, Cricket Publishing Company (cardwell@mcks.com.au), 104 pages, price $55 plus postage. Foreword by Harsha Bhogle. This hard-cover beautifully presented book – full of rare photos, autographs, official letters, cartoons and statistics – is a must for every cricket lover in […]

Dean Jones will be best remembered for his Chennai Test double century

Provided by Daily Mail. Dean Jones speaks to former Prime Minister John Howard at Maroubra Beach in Sydney’s eastern suburbs. By Kersi Meher-Homji Tributes have flown in from all over the world on the sad passing away of Australia’s legendary batsman Dean Jones in Mumbai yesterday [Thursday] while working as an analyst on the 2020 […]

The Greatest Year – Two great victories by India abroad

With late Mrs. Indira Gandhi, Former Prime Minister of India. Pic Courtesy: Kenia Jayantilal Book Review by Kersi Meher-Homji The Greatest Year by Anindya Dutta, 2020. Westland Publications, Kindle e-book. Illustrated. Available on Amazon India. Cricket lovers from India may remember the year 1971 with joy and excitement as India defeated a strong West Indies […]

Two week quarantine period for Kohli’s men down under

By Kersi Meher-Homji Test series between Australia and India arouses controversies galore during the tour. This season a controversy has begun before the tour! And blame COVID-19 for it. According to Cricket Australia acting Chief Nick Hockley, India will have to undergo a two-week quarantine period, most likely in Adelaide, once they touch down in […]

India’s gold medalist Violet Peters

By Kersi Meher-Homji   India’s Asian Games gold medalist Violet Peters passed away in Melbourne last week. She was 86. She had etched her name in fame when winning a gold medal in the 1954 Asian Games in Manila, Philippines. In 49.5 seconds she had achieved this along with Christine Brown, Stephie D’Souza and Mary […]

The philanthropic side of Sunil Gavaskar

By Kersi Meher-Homji All cricket lovers know that Sunil ‘Sunny’ Gavaskar was one of the greatest opening batsman in Test cricket. According to me, he remains THE GREATEST opening batsman in Test history. In 125 Tests he scored 10,122 runs at an average of 51.12, hitting 34 Test centuries, highest score 236 not out. Most […]

Tiger, pigeon, pup and monkey — cricketers nicknamed after animals

Big Bird Joel Garner with Sunny Gavaskar By Kersi Meher-Homji  From 19th century till recent times, cricketers have had nicknames, from odd to contrasting to bang on target. And what a range — from Tiger O’Reilly, Tiger Pataudi, Slasher Mackay, Phantom Lawry, Chappelli, Sunny Gavaskar, Tangles Walker and Henry Lawson to Afghan Mark Waugh, Dizzy […]

A Truly Professional World XI

Vijay Merchant Keith Miller Kersi Meher-Homji employs tools of the trade to select one Are today’s cricketers professional enough? After employing tools of the trade, I’ve come up with a genuine Professional World XI where surnames of Test cricketers represent different professions; Engineer, Contractor, Bishop, Butler, Turner, Miller, Archer, Smith and Merchant as you holler […]

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