Messi, 33, revealed last Friday in an interview with Goal.com that he was staying at Barca for the coming season as he did not wish to face a court case with the club where he has spent his entire career over a disputed release clause in his contract. … [Read more...] about Lionel Messi back training with Barcelona after ending departure saga
Bruce Springsteen’s ‘Land of hope and dreams’. When the song says, “Leave behind your sorrows, let this day be the last, tomorrow there'll be sunshine, And all this darkness past”, it summarises how I feel. Sun always rises, no matter how long and deep this Corona darkness may be. … [Read more...] about La Liga India’s Jose Antonio Cachaza on the things he would do if COVID-19 vanished tomorrow
The overwhelming impact of leg-spinners as match-winners can be witnessed in T20 leagues across the world. The top 10 bowlers in T20s have three leg-spinners. Along with Afridi and Rashid, there is one name who has got 380 wickets (more than Afridi and Rashid) and is more famous for his wild jubilation after taking a wicket, South Africa’s Imran Tahir. “If you contain the runs, you will get wickets. In T20, batsmen are always going after you, so a good policy is to bowl five-six dot balls in your first two-three overs so that pressure builds on the batsman and he plays riskier shots,” explained Tahir to me a couple of years back. … [Read more...] about Nothing succeeds like leg-spin in T20 format!
His sentiment was echoed by Kolkata Knight Riders’ Chief Executive Officer Venky Mysore who told espncricinfo.com: “Yes, I read that, and I agree with him. Like Kumble, Mysore, too, has emphasised that it is only a matter of time before there are more Indian head coaches in the IPL. Sometimes we forget this is a very young league, we're only into the 13th year," Mysore said. "Until India won the championship [T20 World Cup] in 2007, it [the T20 format] hadn't caught the imagination of the public. Foreigners have had more experience playing the format, and because they're allowed to go and play in the other leagues, there's a certain experience they bring with it. I don't see any reason why head coaches can't be Indian. It's just a matter of time and I'd love to see that." … [Read more...] about Why are there so few Indian coaches in IPL — former cricketers, experts take strike