Ajit Wadekar
Opinion  /  Published 25.09.21

Rare soul: A cricketer of conscience

By a fortunate coincidence, this column appears on the seventy-fifth birthday of the living cricketer I hold in the highest esteem. I admire him for his achievements on the field, and, perhaps even mo...
By Ramachandra Guha

Sports  /  Published 08.09.21

Witness to ’71 win fetes today’s stars

“In fact Chandra kept on talking about that ball he bowled midriff to John Edrich which got him out for a duck in the second innings. He recalled it was my idea and not (Dilip) Sardesai’s ...
By Indranil Majumdar in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 28.08.21

Cricketing memories of 1971

The city outside India I know best is London, and the place in London I know best is the British Library, where, for 30 years and counting, I have scoured the capacious collections pertaining to the h...
By Ramachandra Guha

Opinion  /  Published 10.03.19

Camouflage caps on the cricket pitch

For the third one-day international against the Australians, members of the Indian cricket team wore military camouflage caps in tribute to the CRPF and its sacrifices. Finely attuned to the temper of...
By Mukul Kesavan

Cricket  /  Published 06.01.19

A first gives Virat an immortal status

The presentation of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy will be on Monday, but Virat Kohli has, in any which way you look at it, become the first India captain to win a Test series in Australia, which has ofte...
By Lokendra Pratap Sahi in Sydney


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