RIP Richie Benaud

Richie Benaud took 7/18, his best return in fi...
Richie Benaud took 7/18, his best return in first-class cricket, to give New South Wales their first innings victory over the MCC. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

It’s no secret that Richie Benaud was my first cricket idol. In fact, probably the last idol I ever had of any kind. For as I grew older, I stopped having idols altogether. Richie, thus, remains my first and only idol.

I took up legspin because (more…)

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#CWC15 – Cliches

It is my own work. I release into public domain.
It is my own work. I release into public domain. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This is a World Cup that I have watched after a long time. Watched, as opposed to, followed via ESPNCricinfo.com typed out commentary. I miss my old commentators.

On radio, I grew up with Anand Setalvad, Dicky Rutnagur and the like. Setalvad’s voice changed as he built up the excitement. “Bedi bowls, from between (more…)

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