Here, you get to see only side of me which is not the only side of me but is, albeit, an important side. One that is deeply interested in sports. I have been on my school\'s cricket squad and I\'ve also been the editor of my college\'s magazine. Guess these two in combination sort of explains why I have a profile on this website!
- Member Since:
- December 2011
- Based In:
- Mumbai, India
- Favourite Sporting Team:
- Indian Cricket Team
- Favourite Sports:
- Cricket, Football, Tennis,
Sometimes it is not merely the game itself but which set of men play the game that determines its popularity.
Among the major long-term phenomena witnessed by the world of cricket is the steady decline of the West Indian cricket team. The world’s best team from the 70s to the early 90s, the team suffered a steady decline which, from peak to trough, seemed rather steep.
When the Indian cricket team came back home after the England tour, it was like waking up from a really bad, dream. Thankfully, for the team, people tended to dismiss India’s abject performance as an aberration, and also as indicative that England was the new Australia.
World cricket has seen such tectonic shifts in the past decade that Test cricket has ceased to be what it once was. In fact, one wonders if the word ‘Test’ can be used to describe the game in the real sense of the word?
When the Indians stepped onto English soil, they were relishing their newly-won status as the No. 1 Test side in the world. For the first time since the rankings were introduced, India stood on top, something many observers felt was more significant than winning the World Cup. Then the cricket started.
It is not the first time the colossal talents of Sachin Tendulkar and Ricky Ponting have been compared and it certainly won’t be the last, but let us attempt to compare them in as comprehensive a manner as possible.