Author: Himamshu (Himamshu )

The Protea won’t blossom: South Africa and a chronic syndrome
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The Protea won’t blossom: South Africa and a chronic syndrome

What must it be like to be on the slopes on whose head stands the summit? What must it take to lead an expedition to reach that very summit after competing at every level of the ascent and knocking opponents out consistently? We often admire those efforts that have draped themselves in glory, we bask...

Rediscovering the way home: A route map for cricket in Pakistan
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Rediscovering the way home: A route map for cricket in Pakistan

The deafening noise in the arena converges at its center and shoots upwards, perhaps stunning the limits, the thousands in the galleries hoot and howl, some pray while others sway — overcome by emotion. The myriad hues of human expression all resonate with your own heartbeat, for they all feel like you do, they smear...

Boom Boom: The detonation of Shahid Afridi
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Boom Boom: The detonation of Shahid Afridi

The feet hopped away, the head fell over, the arms swung like they were the outcome of a detonation, the ball did what it had to, but even before it thought of doing so, the mind had made itself up. The ball was being sent beyond the realms of reclamation. How and where it would...

Coronation: Of all things Joe Root is and not
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Coronation: Of all things Joe Root is and not

There’s more to what meets the eye, in the cover drives, in the flicks and cuts, in the banter that is abuzz around batsmen and in the celebration that occurs every time a wicket falls. These are to cricket what seasons are to our beloved blue planet. They come and go and return with great...

Yuvraj Singh: The Prince who was too spirited to be the King
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Yuvraj Singh: The Prince who was too spirited to be the King

The rut of making it through the main gates after enduring an endless wait will be forgotten, all the nudging and shoving, the grumbling and the quarrelling will give way to something more pleasant. We will all be taken to make a ride on the chariot of thrills as we see our men work in...