I had fun watching the England team yesterday

The news says they won 2-1. The news also says Harry Kane scored twice and delivered the win. Of course, some supporters went overboard like this: The Limbs are unreal #ENGTUN #ThreeLions #ENG #ItsComingHome pic.twitter.com/x5aqkGHMH7 — Dan (@ITZDANNNO) June 18, 2018 The news does not say many things. It does not say that after 25 minutes of superb passing and a slew of attacks on to the Tunisian goal, they went to sleep at the ground. The news does not say Lingard had to consult an astrologer probably to be…

Ronaldo 1-0 Messi?

What an outstanding start to this year’s football world cup with the late goals coming off late of Cristiano’s pristine curler to keep them afloat being the second favorites of the group. Portugal have seen this spree in the recent years as a footballing nation being the defending champions of euro cup 2016. This brings Cristiano much closer to winning this year’s Ballon d’ or. A hat trick against the group favorites in their starting match of the world cup isn’t a matter of joke. On the other hand, Messi…

When Iniesta sat alone after the lights went out.

In sports, like in life, one day you need to move out of the arc lights. That day is defined by your mind. Physical injury and the management of sport is just one aspect. But the mind, till it ventures to switch off, the body does not give in.   Andre Agassi explained this in his autobiography “Open”. The frailty of the body is far superceded by the excellence of mind. His last Wimbledon was an excellent case in point. The mind needed another run at the championship. The body…

The Clash Of Clans!

As expected, the BCCI has rejected the offer of playing a day-night Test in Australia. The CoA was seeking some practice for the Indian players before they participated in a floodlit Test. It is a shame that despite having trialed Duleep Trophy matches in 2016 and 2017 with the pink ball, only four of India’s Test regulars featured in those matches. If only the BCCI were so serious about the format, they should have either made the national side cricketers play those games or staged D/N Ranji Trophy matches too.…

Who had the Last Laugh?

  He appeared seriously disgruntled, head down, hands on his hips, contemplating the futility with a shake of his head, before reluctantly advancing towards the dressing room. Yes! I’m talking about Gianluigi Buffon. Someone who made his debut over 20 years ago and has been a role-model and motivator on and off the pitch. Throughout its journey from stardom to darkness and back to the very top, one name remained constant, Gianluigi Buffon. ZINEDINE ZIDANE: “ Say that again?”     9th July 2006. I was a vibrant kid back then…