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India Shouldn’t Forget the Joy that Rohit Sharma and Team Gave Us

  Team India (Photo: Debasis Sen) RevSportz Comment Every self-anointed new-age guru, especially those that love to spew nonsense on social and professional platforms, is familiar with the words. They wouldn’t be able to tell you a thing about Vince Lombardi or his incredible achievement of making the small town of Green Bay the centre …

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T20 Series Right After Marathon World Cup Short-Changes Head and Fans

  Travis Head smashed a majestic hundred in the final. We keep hearing that bilateral cricket contests aren’t relevant anymore. People are losing interest. Fans don’t really care. And yet, we keep seeing matches being organised on a regular basis, which don’t really reflect much prudence in scheduling. The India-Australia T20 series is an example. …

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Cricket Needs to Uncouple from Indian-Nationalist Bandwagon to Thrive

  Team India (Photo: Debasis Sen) The 2023 World Cup was the most-watched cricket tournament ever. And by a distance, with 1,250,307 coming through the turnstiles over the six weeks. The concurrent viewership for the final was a staggering 53 million. Now, these are great numbers that give us a lot of hope and optimism …

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As Ever, Indian Cricket Trolls Lose Sight of the Big Picture – Team Above Any Individual

  Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli during the ICC Men’s World Cup 2023 Final (Photo: Debasis Sen) As the dust settles on the World Cup final defeat, it is time to take stock of three important trends. First, in the build-up to the summit clash, there were a number of conspiracy theories doing the rounds. …

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Cummins and Company Take a Leaf out of 1999 Waugh Manual to Shatter Indian Dreams

  Team Australia lifting the World Cup (Photo: Debasis Sen) As the dates on the calendar ticked over, from October to November, India’s momentum seemed inexorable. The towelling of South Africa at Eden Gardens was intimidating, reminiscent of Muhammad Ali toying with a succession of highly rated heavyweights in his mid-1960s prime. New Zealand gave …

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“A Brilliant Run without a Fairy-Tale Ending” – Sania Mirza and other Sporting Greats Take Stock

  Post match scenes (Photo: Debasis Sen)/Sania Mirza and Dilip Tirkey (Photo: olympics.com) There was a full house at the Narendra Modi Stadium on Sunday. Bleed Blue was the theme. In the end, all that flowed was not joy but tears down the cheeks of over one lakh fans inside the stadium, and millions of …

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India’s Quest for the Missing One Percent Must Drive Rohit Sharma and Team Forward

  An unfinished quest. It was one of the best Wimbledon finals in history. Andy Roddick threw everything he had at Roger Federer and played the match of his life. And yet, he ended up second-best. Roddick’s tears at the presentation ceremony resonated with every member of the audience. Here was a champion who had …

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Rohit Sharma’s Gambit: A Pivotal Moment in the World Cup Final?

  Rohit Sharma in action at the Narendra Modi Stadium (Photo: Debasis Sen) If India go on to lose this World Cup final, the shot Rohit Sharma played will be spoken about for years. Right through this tournament, Rohit’s statements of intent in the powerplay had been a massive part of India’s 10-match unbeaten run. …

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