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A night of RCB nostalgia in Indore

As KL Rahul and Chris Gayle walked out to the middle, a sense of nostalgia would have hit Royal Challengers Bangalore, and its countless legion of fans. Imagine a batting line-up that has these two opening and then followed by Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers to round off the top four. One season ago, this was indeed the batting ... Read More »

RCB caught short by frustrations on the field

By the end of Sunday’s game at the Chinnaswamy stadium, Virat Kohli wore a familiar look of dejection and seemed like a man who could feel the burden of expectations on his RCB jersey-clad shoulders – an annual ritual by this stage of the IPL for three years now. Kohli held his end of the bargain – an unbeaten 44-ball ... Read More »

Et tu, RCB 2018?

There was a different vibe at the Wankhede Stadium on Tuesday, the first weekday IPL game of the season in Mumbai. The crowds beat the usual traffic snarls, humid weather and the ever-on-the-move rush to be greeted to some soft English rock at the stadium. It didn’t seem like a sporting arena for a long time. Even three defeats wasn’t ... Read More »

Nitish Rana – KKR’s pulse-setting bassist

When Nitish Rana announced his arrival in the Indian Premier League last season, one can bet that not a single soul in Kolkata was happy. His 29-ball 50 that night was one of the major forces that downed Kolkata Knight Riders despite them putting up a stern 178 on the board. After that, the gutsy southpaw would add two more ... Read More »