‘A match that you watch from the stadium is a sacred thing’: an interview with the historian Mukul Kesavan

‘A match that you watch from the stadium is a sacred thing’: an interview with the historian Mukul Kesavan‘A match that you watch from the stadium is a sacred thing’: an interview with the historian Mukul Kesavan

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In this episode, we chat with author, essayist, and perceptive cricket columnist Mukul Kesavan. Besotted with cricket for over five decades – and viewing it through the lens of politics, sociology, and history – Mukul talks about his magnetic attraction to the game and its many pleasures. Talking Points: An Anglophone


From the pressbox to the BCCI: Nishant Arora interview (Part 2)From the pressbox to the BCCI: Nishant Arora interview (Part 2)

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Our guest this week is Nishant Arora who, over two decades, has worked in multiple capacities within cricket – as a TV journalist, player agent, and BCCI media manager, and ICC digital producer. Nishant had joined us in March to talk about his time as a junior cricketer and his friendship


India ride on an awesome foursome: England v India, Lord’s Test review

India ride on an awesome foursome: England v India, Lord’s Test reviewIndia ride on an awesome foursome: England v India, Lord’s Test review

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We review the second Test of the England v India series – with the focus on the dramatic final day. Talking Points The remarkable turnaround on the final day of the Lord’s Test How narratives around player behavior are often a TV creation Enhanced TV coverage offering us a perfect


A whole lot of unknowns: England v India series preview

A whole lot of unknowns: England v India series previewA whole lot of unknowns: England v India series preview

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We preview the upcoming England v India Test series – that has had one of the most lukewarm build-ups in a time of Covid, The Olympics, and The Hundred. It’s a time of bio-bubbles, quarantines, injuries, mental health and player rotation. And hopefully some memorable cricket too. Talking Points The


The art of Bedi: Suresh Menon on the bowler, the man, and the biography

The art of Bedi: Suresh Menon on the bowler, the man, and the biographyThe art of Bedi: Suresh Menon on the bowler, the man, and the biography

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In this episode, we chat with the veteran cricket writer Suresh Menon on one of India’s greatest cricketers – Bishan Bedi Suresh talks about his early impressions of Bedi and the spin quartet, and explores his relationship with Bedi as a fan, a cricket writer, a biographer and a friend.


Tepid endings and glorious beginnings: Vijay Lokapally remembers India tour of England in 1996

Tepid endings and glorious beginnings: Vijay Lokapally remembers India tour of England in 1996Tepid endings and glorious beginnings: Vijay Lokapally remembers India tour of England in 1996

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In this episode, we chat with the veteran cricket writer Vijay Lokapally on India’s 1996 tour to England. Vijay relives the incandescent innings and spells he witnessed through the tour – both in the Tests as well as the tour games. He also gives us a detailed recap of Navjot