Sachin Tendulkar: A Moment Of Magic

October 12, 2011 whiteguardian 3

Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar. When he walks to the crease, a shudder runs through the opposing team; imperceptible but definite,wary of the coming destruction. There is that familiar feeling of powerlessness, and of Deja Vu, as […]


The Nice Guy Who Finished First

September 24, 2011 whiteguardian 18

June 20, 1996. It was a cold morning at Lord’s, the Mecca of Cricket. An unfancied Indian team, led by Azharuddin, took on England in the second match of a testing series. One of the […]


Rahul Dravid – The Wall

September 23, 2011 whiteguardian 15

I remember seeing him on TV, in flannels, fending off one ball at a time. We used to think,”Is he ever going to score or is he just going to defend every ball?” Mr. Padding […]


Why are we not a sporting nation

September 21, 2011 whiteguardian 6

I vividly recall the Wills World Cup in 1996, when the everlasting image of a teary-eyed Vinod Kambli made the headlines. India had just succumbed to Sri Lanka in the semifinals. The media fanned the […]