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Kevin Pietersen’s recently released autobiography, KP: The Autobiography, among other things, also contains an email that Rahul Dravid had sent to KP on how to play spin. This inspired Viru to shoot off his own email to Pietersen on how he toys with spinners. Our cricket correspondent, Geoffrey Howzatt, managed to get hold this correspondence [...]

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The striking West Indian cricketers may soon be joined by their Indian counterparts. Sources in the Indian cricket team reveal that the boys are extremely upset with the BCCI for going ahead and arranging a five match ODI series with Sri Lanka in place of the abandoned India-West Indies series. “Well of course to say [...]

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Tamil Nadu CM O Pannerselvam’s career graph could hit a new high (or low, depending on one’s point of view). N Srinivasan said he is no longer interested in getting reinstated as BCCI President and has instead nominated the staunch Amma aide in his stead. “Tired of fighting with the Supreme Court, paa, and trying [...]

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Top Test playing nations are willing to tour Pakistan for full-fledged series, fervent appeals by the Pakistan Cricket Board that the security situation in Pakistan has, if anything, further deteriorated, notwithstanding. The England Cricket Board was the first to offer to “play Pakistan anytime, anywhere for a 5 Test series”. “Pakistan is now a haven [...]

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In response to the recent poor performance of the Team India in the Test series in England, the BCCI has announced that it would be implementing a Dhoni Review System (DRS) in all future international and domestic fixtures. According to a statement released yesterday, “Criticizing Dhoni’s captaincy at the end of each away Test series [...]

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Ever since Duncan “The Limpet” Fletcher took over the reins as Team India’s coach in 2011, he has had a rather mixed bag of results, but the one consistent aspect about him has been his tenacity in the face of great adversity, in clinging on to his position. After futile efforts to get the unyielding [...]

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The Indian cricket team has been losing quite consistently in overseas Tests. Players have changed and management has changed. Yet, series are being lost due to poor technique and adaptability. (Adaptability to conditions, not between players and their WAGS!). Any investment into technique improvement will take time and any improvement could soon be frittered away [...]

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For the next few days, the media will be deluged with opinion pieces dissecting Team India’s implosion. We at The UnReal Times prefer to focus on the positives though. So after intense research and analysis, we bring you the list of positives from the recently concluded Investec Test series: 1) Pankaj Singh recorded the figures [...]

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Desperate times call for desperate measures. No, conferring Test status on Papua New Guinea and touring it for a full fledged series won’t do. The boys now say they are not confident of beating Papua New Guinea either, considering it’s situated quite close to Australia. In the wake of India getting routed in under three days [...]

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A K Antony has just submitted a report listing reasons behind the Congress party’s monumental failure in the recent general elections. Among other things, he exonerated Rahul Gandhi and stated that defeatist attitude of senior leaders, the strong campaign by Modi and a perceived bias towards minorities contributed to the Congress’ failure. He also said [...]

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