I must tell you – GMT minus life

Week after week, my fear of not having something comical to report to you gets obliterated


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I must tell you – The Nightingales

Ain't nothing better in the world than watching an incompetent piano solo. More than a decade later, this is a story I would pay to hear. But at the time, it…


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I must tell you – No big deal

Being rejected or aggressively snapped out of a phase is a tiny blemish. I could make mistakes, but they wouldn't be international incidents. It's just cricket


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I must tell you – Season two

Would it even be I Must Tell You if every third edition wasn't a comeback?


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Love Sport Radio spot – World Cup 2019

I was live on Love Sport Radio UK to provide an Indian perspective on the World Cup match between England and India.


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Big match, high stakes? Better call Faf

Faf du Plessis brought his trademark patience and resilience to the fore against Delhi Capitals, underlining once again his value to the Chennai Super Kings


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‘Dream season for us and it’s just the start’ – Shreyas Iyer

Iyer said a bit of bad planning during their batting innings cost Capitals in what was otherwise a season to be proud of


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Delhi Capitals and the madness of youth

Shaw and Pant smashed Sunrisers' attack on a tough pitch and, after a wobble, an ice-cool Paul finished the job and took the side a step closer to the final


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Combination confusion: the Vijay question, and Morris v Boult

Capitals also need to make a choice between the two Colins - Ingram and Munro - ahead of the second qualifier


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After an odd April, it’s time for some serious Rashid Khan magic

Batsmen have become used to playing Rashid Khan out at run-a-ball and going after the other bowlers


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RCB exit report: plagued by over reliance on big names

The worst bowling averages in the last five overs of IPL 2019 are only one of the many reasons why Royal Challengers Bangalore finished last


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Jonny Bairstow relishes his fabulous Indian summer

The Sunrisers Hyderabad opener talks about his debut IPL season, his record-breaking partnership with David Warner, and getting ready for the World Cup


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No complaints from Andre Russell about batting position – Karthik

The Knight Riders captain also added that it was "unfair" to say his team was over-dependent on the West Indian allrounder


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A fingerspinner has to turn the ball to get wickets – Shakib

Bangladesh's Test and T20 captain tells Varun Shetty how he keeps pace in a wristspinner-dominated world


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Bairstow backs Sunrisers’ underemployed middle order

The middle-order batsmen have fluffed their lines a few times but lack of opportunities is to blame for it to a large extent, says Bairstow


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Billy Stanlake uses IPL downtime to level up

The Australian fast bowler is happy to use the lack of game time to fine tune his skills and focus on staying fit


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Sunrisers’ vintage bowling attack takes them back to winning ways

After three successive losses, they relied on the depth in their attack, some solid bowling plans and a bit of fortune


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Ambati Rayudu v Vijay Shankar – the non-fight after the mega hype

In the same week one took the other's place in India's World Cup squad, they squared off against each other in an IPL game and it was... well, nice


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‘We’ve won more overs than we’ve lost’ – Tom Moody

Sunrisers coach says he doesn't blame the mid-season meltdown on the leadership change in Williamson's absence


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‘Stats could hide more than they show’ – Bhuvneshwar Kumar

India and Sunrisers Hyderabad senior fast bowler tells Varun Shetty he has regained his rhythm and is ready for the World Cup


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Vintage MS Dhoni turns the tables as Rajasthan Royals fall to third defeat

A vintage MS Dhoni innings and a nerveless last over from Dwayne Bravo helped Chennai Super Kings squeeze a win against Rajasthan Royals


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Batting beauties

From the minimal to the monstrous, these five bat stickers go to show that beauty is in the eye of the bat holder


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Harbhajan Singh turns back the clock

The offspinner endured his worst IPL last season, and had hardly played serious cricket since then, but on a helpful surface he took the new ball and performed…


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Don’t care if I’m judged on not winning the IPL – Virat Kohli

'Obviously, you want to win," the RCB captain said in response to criticism of his captaincy. 'I am doing what I am supposed to do.'


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How Chennai Super Kings kept the whistle alive

Varun Shetty explores the uniquely symbiotic relationship between the IPL's most popular franchise and its intensely passionate fans


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Super Kings v Royal Challengers: The derby dossier

It's been a while since this blockbuster came round to the MA Chidambaram stadium and here are all the reasons why you should go gaga over it


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RCB look strong as ever, but might struggle with team balance

With Shimron Hetmyer and Marcus Stoinis joining the pack, Virat Kohli's team has the firepower to change their recent record


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Batsmen see Afghanistan through to historic maiden Test win

Rahmat Shah made his second fifty of the match and put on a century stand for the second wicket with Ihsanullah as Afghanistan registered their first Test win


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Greatest World Cup matches: Heart-stopping, heartbreaking

Few one-dayers have matched this 2015 semi-final for emotional intensity


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Greatest World Cup matches: Houdini in Mohali

One amazing escape in a do-or-die game, fine - but two? Warne and friends did it against West Indies in 1996


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‘Humbled’ KL Rahul uses suspension time to work on technique

The India opener said that his time off from international cricket was spent reflecting, and working with Rahul Dravid


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India must use Krunal Pandya like Mumbai Indians do

He must bat in the top five in T20Is, with a second allrounder in the XI to add to the lower-order muscle


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Two overs of genius from Glenn Maxwell

The two T20Is turned into the Maxwell show as a brilliantly calculated hundred was able to overcome even Jasprit Bumrah


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ESPNcricinfo Awards 2018: Boom. Hurrah.

Jasprit Bumrah brought a seemingly dead pitch alive in Melbourne to give India a historic win


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More ODIs ahead of World Cup would’ve been logical – Virat Kohli

The Indian captain has also sounded a warning about not slipping into 'bad habits' during the IPL, which could affect players' World Cup readiness


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Bhuvneshwar or Shami – who will be India’s second seamer?

There's little to separate the two at the moment, making it a happy selection headache


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Love Sport Radio spot – England v Sri Lanka

I was live on Love Sport Radio UK to talk about the Test match between England and Sri Lanka.


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Hayley Matthews helps West Indies women storm into semi-finals

Sri Lanka were caned by Hayley Matthews, first with the bat at the start of the match, and then with the ball at the end as they crashed out of the tournament…


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Five questions for West Indies before the 2019 World Cup

Who are their openers? Their third and fourth bowlers? And who might their coach be after Stuart Law finishes his term?


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‘I can see the West Indies Test team go up to No. 4’ – Jason Holder

The West Indies captain talks about managing a young team, dealing with the media, and the philosophy behind his favourite Instagram phrase


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‘Dhoni still a very integral part of this team’ – Kohli

India captain says Dhoni is trying to help the younger players by giving them "more chances" to strut their stuff


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Ambati Rayudu breaks India’s middle-order drought

He became the first batsman from outside the top three to score an ODI hundred for India since January 2017


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Didn’t think of a double-hundred at any point – Rohit Sharma

The India opener said he wasn't eyeing a fourth double-century though Rayudu told him he could reach the landmark


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Virat Kohli can’t do everything

With 14 overs to go and 90 runs to get, Virat Kohli, for once, couldn't finish off a chase. And that was because he only had the bowlers to bat with -…


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How Virat Kohli passed 10,000 ODI runs with an unusual innings

The India captain was reprieved on 44 and couldn't find the boundary regularly, but he still overcame them to tick off the landmark


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Stuart Law: There’s skill in the Caribbean. Just need to get them fit and strong

West Indies coach Stuart Law believes he was able change his players' attitude towards fitness


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The Dhoni plan that worked to Hope’s advantage

Umesh Yadav had stuck to a full and straight plan for the first five balls of the final over, until the plan was changed for the last delivery


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Hetmyer, Hope crucial to West Indies’ ODI blueprint

Both players have games tailor-made for the modern-day ODI bash, but should feed off lessons from each other's approach


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Chris Gayle’s absence is background noise for realist Jason Holder

The World Cup door isn't yet shut on the Jamaican opener, but West Indies' captain has urged the younger players to make the most of their opportunities on…


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India’s top three showing unprecedented superiority

Their dominance is comparable on the surface to Ricky Ponting's Australian team that demolished sides with a formidable top three during the period of their…


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Assam’s new stadium geared for ODI debut after several troubles

The Barsapara Stadium was not in good shape two days out from the India-West Indies fixture, but an official said all would be well on match day


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Virat Kohli backs Ambati Rayudu for the No. 4 spot

The India captain says that giving Rayudu enough game-time between now and the World Cup will sort the No. 4 conundrum


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KS Bharat: the keeper knocking on destiny’s door

He didn't keep wicket till he was almost out of his teens, but KS Bharat could soon find himself in the running for the national squad


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Tremain focuses on how to take wickets in trying conditions

The fast bowler is on his third trip to India and found some similarities between the pitches in Karnataka and the MCG


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Kurtis Patterson ‘frustrated’ at not converting starts

The opener has looked Australia A's best batsman in India, but hasn't pushed onto make substantial contributions


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Back home after disappointment, Kuldeep Yadav searches for rhythm

The wristspinner has barely played any first-class cricket since his Test debut, and he's looking to make up for it now, playing for India A


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Siraj extends red-hot streak by ‘not trying anything new’

Overcoming a poor start in international cricket and an unimpressive IPL season earlier this year, the fast bowler is churning out one memorable performance…


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Mitchell Marsh ready for captaincy gig in India

He's battled more injuries than most, and the allrounder who was touted as a future Australia captain by Justin Langer has the opportunity to take a step…


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Cricket Captain 2018: The game that keeps on giving

Cricket Captain 2018 offers more of the same, with some improvements


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Rashid Khan found out? Not a chance

Rashid's efficiency was questioned when he was hit for 55 and 49 in consecutive matches in April. By the end of May, he answered all those questions


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A Royal lesson in how not to T20

Not bowling out one of the team's best spinners, failing to chase 169 after being 87 for 1 in 10 overs, making mistakes with the batting order - it was not a…


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Captain Karthik, and the new KKR

Taking over from Gautam Gambhir, Dinesh Karthik has reshaped the team in his first year in charge, tuning it to fit the change in resources


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The Sunil Narine journey, from pinch-hitter to allrounder

How did the nothing-to-lose experiment of 2017 turn into a vital part of Kolkata Knight Riders' strategy? Varun Shetty investigates


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From net bowler to frontline quick – the Prasidh Krishna story

The 22-year old explains his rise from obscurity as he prepares to play the IPL Eliminator at Eden Gardens


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Manzoor Dar goes to the IPL

As Jammu and Kashmir's sole representative gets ready for the league, so does his village


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Unmukt Chand’s quest for 1000

Once a bright young wunderkind, he now finds himself having to prove the doubters wrong and make his mark again with big runs in domestic cricket


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Suresh Raina’s form mirrors UP’s steady decline

UP was once a hotbed that produced international cricketers like Suresh Raina Piyush Chawla, Praveen Kumar, RP Singh and Bhuvneshwar Kumar, but they have now…


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Ranji game halted as man drives onto the pitch in Delhi

A man drove into the Palam ground and tried to deliberately swerve in towards the pitch, forcing the match officials to temporarily halt the game


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Interview with Santosh Panda, CEO, Explara

Varun Shetty's interview with Santosh Panda, CEO of Explara about ethics, culture, product, challenges, and achievements ahead of the 25Under25 Summit


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Interview with the founders of Workbench Projects

Varun Shetty's interview with Anupama and Pavan of Workbench Projects about the maker space, innovation, automation, and scalability


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Being West Block: Victory Speech

We had taken it upon ourselves to bring new faces to the stadium. This wasn’t particularly easy. It took the team over a month to register our first home win,…


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Short Story: Dreams that don’t let go

I could tell with him from the start. He wasn’t your average monkey mouth. He had a nettling politeness about him. And man was he a thinker.


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Short Story – He loves me not

I’d got one hand on the last copy when she turned the corner into ‘Fiction’, halting just in time to prevent a calamitous introduction between her face and my…


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Date a guy who puts on his pants one leg at a time

You’ll fall in love with him before the Levi’s advertisement ends. Images of his grace will flicker through your mind; his movements in tune with your darkest…


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