The return of the Whistle Podu Era!

The return of the Whistle Podu Era!

(Photo Credits: whatsthehype.in) Ever since the advent of the IPL, the Chennai Super Kings side has by far been the most popular one. And it wouldn’t been an exaggeration to say that even for an opponent team’s fan, chances are that his or her second favourite side would be CSK. This massive fan following combined with the team’s dominating performances on the field –  and Captain Dhoni’s charisma –  heralded something that had rarely been…

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Better To Leave Darren Bravo Alone. He Knows What He’s Doing.

Better To Leave Darren Bravo Alone. He Knows What He’s Doing.

(Photo Credits: Sports Max) West Indies. This land has produced batsmen who’ve possessed exuberance and flair. It’s also a land of daring and guile. And few have embodied the above with such consistency as a certain Brian Charles Lara. Lara to West Indies’ opponents was akin to that shark that went after its hunters. Common wisdom suggests that you don’t hunt what you can’t kill. But like all good things that come to an end,…

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Australia – Or Shaun Marsh – Has Got To Address The Shaun Marsh Problem

Australia – Or Shaun Marsh – Has Got To Address The Shaun Marsh Problem

(Photo Credits: Cricket AU) A question that’ll confront, if not haunt, captain Tim Paine ahead of the Third Test is whether to drop Shaun Marsh or let him play. When Shaun Marsh was dismissed on Day 3 of the Second Test at Perth for a score under 10, it became apparent that the calls for his ouster weren’t unjustified after all. He doesn’t exactly enamour the fans. He doesn’t make the Indian bowlers work doubly…

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Alyssa Healy And The Charm Of Being The Underdog

Alyssa Healy And The Charm Of Being The Underdog

(Photo Credits: Cricket.com.au) Any Australian fan watching the semi-final featuring the hosts, West Indies, and Australia would’ve  loved the way Rachel Haynes turned a corner, coming in with the big hits from the lower order. Her 25 off 15 was timely and laced with aggressive intent. Eventually, the Aussies would hop to a competitive 142 that eventually proved too tough for the Windies to chase down. But just imagine would that score have reached where…

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Why Harmanpreet Kaur’s Knock Won’t Be Forgotten Anytime Soon

Why Harmanpreet Kaur’s Knock Won’t Be Forgotten Anytime Soon

(Photo Credits: Crictracker) Before the India Women’s contingent set one foot in the Caribbean, the verdict, according to fans, was out. They named the player all eyeballs would be focused on. And they couldn’t be blamed for it. After all, Smriti Madhana has been arguably the best talent in the women’s game in the past year or so. She often doesn’t bat, she crushes bowlers akin to a road roller mowing down a hapless blade…

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