Is Wordle is the purest pastime in the English-speaking world? It is. Let me count the ways. One, this 5 by 6 grid of thirty squares is free. Two, you don't need an app to play it, Safari or Chrome will do. In a cluttered online world, where the sinu
It's hard for a sporting public to sustain a faith in an athlete's innocence when he is caught out breaking rules and then lying about these violations.
Too often in Indian cricket has discretion been embraced as the better part of valour. Kohli spoke up for Shami when the BCCI wouldn't. Now he has spoken up for himself. We are in his debt.
A spectre is haunting cricket, the spectre of its holy spirit. Its most recent victims are Eoin Morgan, England's white ball captain, and his supporters, chief amongst them Tim Southee, Shane Warne and Jimmy Neesham.
Virat Kohli has resigned as captain from the wrong cricket code. On no account should he give up the captaincy of India's T20 team.
The chorus of admiration Bumrah received was not the praise that greets a fine cricketing performance; this was more than that.
During the match, Kohli should be given a designated area with a giant monitor where a KohliCam livestreams him reacting to the match in exactly the same way as he would in the middle.
It's a cricketing tragedy that Kohli, who hasn't earned his keep as a Test batsman for two years now, should keep Ashwin, the Dagar of the long game, from bowling for India.
Pity poor Aamir Khan - no one will watch Lagaan again. I have the last day of the Test on video. I'll never record over it.
One question about English football has been comprehensively answered. Why does the English team take the knee to insist Black Lives Matter? Because racist English fans and dog-whistling English politicians pick on black football players.
Kohli's competitiveness registers as a constant state of combative excitement. This works best when India is in the game or winning.
To make room for Narendra Modi, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel was taken off the marquee and given the important supporting role of naming the sports enclave in which the stadium is set. There is a nice metaphor in that: Sardar Patel as the setting for the solitaire that is Modi, the Loh Purush as warm-up act for Non-Stick Narendra.
The one downside to all this heroism is that the Test series starting tomorrow will be an anti-climax. After routing Rihanna in single combat, what price Joe Root?
The newspapers have been full of the rousing backstories of India's novices: their journeys out of poverty, their personal tragedies, their sacrifices. We should be careful not to patronize their purely cricketing achievement by sentimentalizing it, but it's hard not to be moved by the human dramas that came together in this crescendo of a contest. Deprivation out of ...
Is Shubman Gill for real? After his cameos in the Melbourne Test, I called clued-up cricketing friends for a reality check. Was he, in fact, the best desi prospect since Tendulkar? Or even, touch wood, the most highly finished debutant in whites since Sunil Gavaskar took guard at the Queen's Park Oval half a century ago? Or was I dreaming?