Sledges, brawls, and epic contests: inside the Tamil Nadu – Karnataka rivalrySledges, brawls, and epic contests: inside the Tamil Nadu – Karnataka rivalry

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We are thrilled to be joined by two former India cricketers – Hemang Badani and Vijay Bharadwaj. Hemang and Vijay enjoyed stupendous domestic careers and took part in some of the most memorable Tamil Nadu – Karnataka contests in the Ranji Trophy. There was no shortage of banter and competition


Street cricket chronicles: TN – the land of idea batting, sodukku ball, and face bowlingStreet cricket chronicles: TN – the land of idea batting, sodukku ball, and face bowling

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Street cricket chronicles moves to Tamil Nadu and we were delighted to be joined by Tamil Nadu’s promising wicketkeeper batsman Narayan Jagadeesan to talk about playing amateur cricket in his formative years in Coimbatore and the influence of tennis ball cricket on some of the TN legends. We also bring


‘2005 to 2007 was a special period for Bangladesh’ – Shahriar Nafees unplugged

‘2005 to 2007 was a special period for Bangladesh’ – Shahriar Nafees unplugged‘2005 to 2007 was a special period for Bangladesh’ – Shahriar Nafees unplugged

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In our latest episode of the podcast we chat with former Bangladesh Test cricketer Shahriar Nafees and ESPNcricinfo journalist Mohammad Isam. Talking points: Street cricket in Dhaka Legends of tape-tennis cricket The value of age-group cricket in Bangladesh The period when cricket started to overshadow football in Bangladesh Memories of


When a tie was a victory for Border’s battlers

When a tie was a victory for Border’s battlersWhen a tie was a victory for Border’s battlers

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  In this special episode of the 81allout podcast, we chat with Michael Sexton on his latest book Border’s Battlers, which provides a fascinating account of the iconic tied Test between India and Australia at Chepauk in September 1986. Michael has been a journalist, producer, and sportswriter for over three


Street cricket chronicles: Deuce ball, Cambis ball, Wall out, Half out, and the great Olympian spirit of West Bengal

Street cricket chronicles: Deuce ball, Half out, and the great Olympian spirit of West BengalStreet cricket chronicles: Deuce ball, Half out, and the great Olympian spirit of West Bengal

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We started with Delhi, moved to Karnataka, and now head to West Bengal for our next edition of the street cricket chronicles. Through this series we hope to bring out the cricket culture in different cities at the most amateur levels: whether it is on the streets, in the gullies


‘I have found my love for the game in the last couple of years’ – Abhinav Mukund

‘I have found my love for the game in the last couple of years’ – Abhinav Mukund‘I have found my love for the game in the last couple of years’ – Abhinav Mukund

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In our latest episode of the podcast we talk to Abhinav Mukund, who has played seven Tests for India and recently became only the second batsman from Tamil Nadu to cross 10,000 first-class runs. Abhinav has not shied away from expressing his views on matters as important as mental health