Guest Column

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


A new captain, a new team

Post 2000, Indian cricket has shown a steady improvement. Sure, there have been

By Sanjay Manjrekar March 04, 2018

What numbers don’t tell

The following was said about Sri Lankan spinner Rangana Herath, the other day, in

By Sanjay Manjrekar February 04, 2018

From ‘front decks’ to room service

If there is anything I know along with cricket, it’s hotels. From the age of 15, that is all I have...

By Sanjay Manjrekar January 07, 2018

Rahane needs repairs

Ajinkya Rahane is not the same batsman he was a couple of years back. When the Indian team went...

By Sanjay Manjrekar December 10, 2017

Lethal and leather-bound

You don’t see them on billboards. Theirs will not be the faces you will see in TV promos before an...

By Sanjay Manjrekar November 12, 2017

Test of time

My association with cricket is a long one. It started when I was 12 years old, with dreams in my eyes...

By Sanjay Manjrekar October 15, 2017

Open for business, 24x7

USA does not play cricket. Of any note, I mean. And, that is why it is a country I have not visited too...

By Sanjay Manjrekar September 17, 2017

Empire at rest

I have always been a big fan of England, ever since my first visit. ‘Wish my country was like this’ was...

By Sanjay Manjrekar August 20, 2017

Ladies and the gentleman’s game

My wife is not really into cricket. She did follow cricket for a while, only because I was playing it....

By Sanjay Manjrekar July 23, 2017

Eat, walk, love

One of my first tours as an Indian cricketer was to England in 1990. I fell in love with the country...

By Sanjay Manjrekar June 25, 2017

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

Jazz up Tests, like IPL

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

By Sanjay Manjrekar April 30, 2017

What Indian cricket needs now

I have been part of Indian cricket for 37 years. First as a player and now as a commentator and a...

By Sanjay Manjrekar April 02, 2017

Our 70 per cent nation

When I am in Mumbai, I live in a bubble; my home. When I step out of my house, it is only to wander...

By Sanjay Manjrekar March 05, 2017

The king of comebacks

In 2000, I saw him play one of the best debut innings in international cricket. He didn’t get to bat in...

By Sanjay Manjrekar February 05, 2017
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