Jazz up Tests, like IPL LAST WORD

Jazz up Tests, like IPL

TV channels battle for TRPs. High TRPs means high sponsorships for them. When we, as participants...

By Sanjay Manjrekar | April 30, 2017
Sanjay Manjrekar

Sanjay Manjrekar

A technically gifted batsman, Manjrekar delighted the purists in his short international cricket career. A wonderful singer, he is a sought-after television commentator and columnist

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  • Jazz up Tests, like IPL

    Jazz up Tests, like IPL

    By Sanjay Manjrekar | April 30, 2017

    TV channels battle for TRPs. High TRPs means high sponsorships for them. When we, as participants of a show, wonder why a weird thing is part of the show, we are told it will...

  • What Indian cricket needs now

    What Indian cricket needs now

    By Sanjay Manjrekar | April 02, 2017

    I have been part of Indian cricket for 37 years. First as a player and now as a commentator and a columnist, that’s 37 years of close association with Indian cricket. I don’t...

  • Our 70 per cent nation

    Our 70 per cent nation

    By Sanjay Manjrekar | March 05, 2017

    When I am in Mumbai, I live in a bubble; my home. When I step out of my house, it is only to wander within my apartment complex. When I have to leave it and step out into...

  • The king of comebacks

    The king of comebacks

    By Sanjay Manjrekar | February 05, 2017

    In 2000, I saw him play one of the best debut innings in international cricket. He didn’t get to bat in his first One-Dayer, and it was his second match. Seventeen years on, I...

  • Purity is surety

    Purity is surety

    By Sanjay Manjrekar | January 08, 2017

    India soundly beat England 4-0 in the recently concluded five-match Test series. As an Indian, I was happy to see Indian cricket do so well, but as a consumer of quality cricket,...

  • Life was easier in our times

    Life was easier in our times

    By Sanjay Manjrekar | December 11, 2016

    We wanted to be Test cricketers and that is what we were trained for, to play Test cricket for India one day. Aspiring cricketers of today have a difficult choice. They have...

  • The art of taking selfies

    The art of taking selfies

    By Sanjay Manjrekar | November 13, 2016

    The other day a person came up to me and asked me for my autograph. I was shocked. I signed and then thanked him profusely. He left with a very confused expression on his...

  • No country for vegetarians

    No country for vegetarians

    By Sanjay Manjrekar | September 18, 2016

    They don't play international cricket in Pakistan anymore, which is such a pity because I miss their food so much! If you are a vegetarian, I suggest you stop reading this. Apart...

  • Bob Marley was wrong

    Bob Marley was wrong

    By Sanjay Manjrekar | August 21, 2016

    If Test cricket was a shop, it would have been shut down long time ago for lack of customers. And, nowhere else is this more evident than in the West Indies. We have two...

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