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 two debutants was a quiet,


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 we used to call him.


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 flames of public ire by


Premier League – Game Week 5

September 17, 2011 whiteguardian 0

A huge week this! Yes, fantastic matches during the weekend which is sure to raise some eyebrows. A title decider clash at Old Trafford, resurging Liverpool go to White Hart Lane to face the downtrodden Harry Redknapp‘s Tottenham, top team


Premier League – Game Week 4

September 8, 2011 whiteguardian 5

After a weekend of International football action, the Premier League is back again in full force! I really did miss the league action last weekend. No matter which country plays against the other, there is nothing to beat the thrill