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Thursday, September 08, 2005

From my favorite cricketer-columnist

For his growing fan base, here is the latest from Akash Chopra.
PS: A few stories have started appearing on the Brit and Aussie sites -- but the roundup is by no means complete. I think I'll wait another two, three hours, then compile the best of Ashes content into one or two blog posts. Till then... take care


  • This guy does a mean turn of phrase, doesn't he? My memory of these matters is not what it used to be, but someone out there please remind me why he fell out of favour after the Australia tour as an opening bat?

    On a somewhat interesting note, I found this link to Dheeraj Jadhav's club in Manchester:

    Remarkable that he's broken the club record for the highest season aggregate for the season. Hate to spoil the surprise and so will let you guys find out whose record he broke!

    By Blogger Painfully Sinstripe, at 18:36  

  • yo prem, heres a question for ya on the SG issue... what do you think Dalmiya's position is gonna be and how much you think he will still push for SG to be retained... so, does it all boil down to Dalmiya wanting him or not?

    By Blogger jmo, at 22:17  

  • Prem:

    Do you have any news on the nature of illness of Vinod Kambli or his current status in the hospital?

    By Blogger Ruchir Joshi, at 22:22  

  • Ruchir,
    I hope that you have read my late reply to our last night's discussion under the thread 'One more date. please'. Not really want to start that discussion all over again. But since I wrote a long reply, just wanted to make sure that you have noticed it.

    By Blogger Dadagiri, at 01:00  

  • Good articles from Akash Chopra. Do you think he writes them himself? If he does, he has a good future as a journo.

    By Blogger ze rambler, at 01:52  

  • Great writing, but pretty sad as well. The fact that someone who only recently has performed well at the test level is a "economic refugee" struggling to make a few pounds in minor league-level English club cricket is a real indictment of the Indian domestic structure. Don't know what else to say other than that players of international quality must be developed at the domestic level, and that players like Chopra ought to be nurtured as the possible future of the national team. Instead, just to sustain themselves from day to day, they are forced to take on jobs playing against a level of competition that does nothing to help them develop their skills.

    In a sense, it is also a indictment of the scouting system of the English counties, who often prefer second or third-level players from Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa to top-level players from the subcontinent, despite the fact that the latter usually perform very well when given a chance.

    By Blogger sunki, at 18:01  

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