Conditional love for cricket LAST WORD

Conditional love for cricket

Nikhil Naz, sports editor of NDTV, put up a picture on Twitter of a wrestling match from the Asian...

By Sanjay Manjrekar | May 28, 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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  • Conditional love for cricket

    Conditional love for cricket

    By Sanjay Manjrekar | May 28, 2017

    Nikhil Naz, sports editor of NDTV, put up a picture on Twitter of a wrestling match from the Asian championship held in India recently. The stadium was empty. Naz tweeted that...

  • 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...

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