When Cook and Co. did the unthinkable – England’s tour to India in 2012-13

When Cook and Co. did the unthinkable – England in India 2012-13When Cook and Co. did the unthinkable – England in India 2012-13

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Click here to support 81allout on Ko-Fi   In this episode, we look back to England’s tour to India in 2012-13. England had not won a series in India since 1984-85 and they began the tour as underdogs – especially after a heavy defeat in the first Test in Ahmedabad. The


‘I wanted my own language to have some of the game’s glory’‘I wanted my own language to have some of the game’s glory’

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Our special guest this week is Prof Surya Prakash Chaturvedi, a veteran cricket writer from Indore. Prof Chaturvedi, a retired professor of English, chose to write about his passion in Hindi and went on to author 15 books on the game. The 83-year-old Chaturvedi has had a chance to witness


‘It takes time to understand what makes you tick’ – Aakash Chopra

‘It takes time to understand what makes you tick’ – Aakash Chopra‘It takes time to understand what makes you tick’ – Aakash Chopra

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In this episode, we chat with former India Test cricketer, columnist, author and commentator Aakash Chopra. Aakash tells us about his initiation into the game – in the mid-1980s – and of learning the fundamentals from his legendary coach Tarak Sinha. He goes on to review his international stint and