Cricket and the Ugly Indian

Excuse me a minute while I brace myself for the pro/anti-India epithets that might make their way to the comments. Because I am about to set aside the premature jubilations that afflicted the Tigers tonight and the hope that comes with fresh talents like Sohag Gazi and Anamul Haque.

Better than Brando

Better than Brando

Instead, I will write about England’s tour of India. But only to point out an increasingly disturbing trend in the way Indians are coming across to the rest of the world. Captain India MS Dhoni shall serve as our representative Indian. And with England one wicket away from victory this evening , now is the time.
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Egg Sandwiches and Pybus

Budding teenage cricket fans may not remember this. In 1997, Bangladesh, then not yet a test team, trounced Kenya to win the ICC Trophy and qualify for the 1999 World Cup. At the risk of sounding really old, in those days we did not have Star Cricket covering every club match on earth, so we listened to this on the radio. The joy of that winning run against Kenya was surpassed only by the victory against Pakistan two years later.
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