Philippe Coutinho and stuffing square pegs in round holes

Philippe Coutinho and stuffing square pegs in round holes

(Photo Credits: Independent BD) ‘The Brazilian magician is all set to light up the Camp Nou this summer’ ran a line in the Barcelona sub-section on Nike’s official website that featured an image of Philippe Coutinho in the Blaugrana. Fun fact though, this gimmick on their website actually took place before Barcelona even reached a mouth-watering deal with Liverpool and was deleted minutes later. To save face of the Nike digital media intern that posted…

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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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Jordan Henderson And The Spectacular Quality Of Never Giving Up

Jordan Henderson And The Spectacular Quality Of Never Giving Up

(Photo Credits: The Telegraph) Jordan Henderson is not a world-class player and will probably never be. He does not appear to be bothered by that ever. However, Henderson is not given due credit as a vital cog in any of his teams either. Now, that is bothersome. The Liverpool captain is almost always written-off time and time again. Sometimes, it is new competition for his position. At other times, it is a new system where…

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