All posts by Suhrith

Ashley Young takes a tumble at the slightest of contacts from Shaun Derry
Why football needs video referrals
April 14, 2012, No Comments

Sixty-one minutes had elapsed. Wigan Athletic, looking to climb out of the relegation zone of the Barclays Premier Leagu ...

Estadio San Mamés -- THe Cathedral
On Bilbao and Bielsa
March 16, 2012, 1 Comment

Years ago when I was making a mental list of football stadiums that I’d one day like to visit, San Mamés featured som ...

Marian Pahars, now Skonto's manager (image courtesy: Wikimedia Commons)
From the Archives: Marian Pahars
February 12, 2012, 4 Comments

Marian Pahars was in my dreams last night. I have to blame a friend with whom I had earlier in the day gotten talking ab ...

Talent: No question. Intangibles: ?
Andy Murray and the “clutch” question.
February 2, 2012, 3 Comments

Andy Murray isn’t an ethereally beautiful being. He doesn’t brim with flawlessness. His tennis doesn’t radiate wit ...

Nobody should be bigger than the team, not even Tendulkar.
Defeat and its consequences – India’s tour of Australia, 2011-12
January 16, 2012, 2 Comments

Four years ago, the WACA Ground in Perth was the scene of one of India’s finest test match victories. The loss in the ...

2011 in Review
December 30, 2011, 2 Comments

It was only in September, when Critical Twenties turned a year old, that I wrote a piece on the year in sport, and in th ...

Five things we learned at the MCG
December 29, 2011, 2 Comments

1. James Pattinson – best young fast bowler in many years There is something raw and beautiful in seeing a young fast ...

Australia v. India – Few thoughts from Day One of the First Test
December 26, 2011, No Comments

There seemed to be a great deal of surprise when Michael Clarke elected to bat having won the toss. The ‘experts’ sa ...

Sport Critical Digest 18.12.11
December 18, 2011, No Comments

1. Dravid delivers a straight batted speech: Rahul Dravid became the first Indian to deliver the Sir Donald Bradman Orat ...

Sport Critical Digest: 6.12.11
December 6, 2011, 4 Comments

The Critical Digest Week 1: (28.11.11- 4.12.11)