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Shikha Pandey’s pilgrimage

Shikha Pandey’s pilgrimage

Shikha Pandey made that pilgrimage this week. As a child, she used to wake up early in the morning to watch the Test cricket that was played there. As a teenager, she probably fantasised over the spells she’s seen bowled there. Curtly Ambrose, his incredible  display, taking 7 for 1. Ishant Sharma, in the famous ‘ek aur karega’ match. Irfan Pathan’s match and ball-swinging heroics. 

As an adult, she’s now played there. 

How Kookaburra balls came to rule the world

This article was first published in The Cricket Monthly. * August 17, 1920. A leather-bound projectile with a cork core speeds towards a batter. There is nothing extraordinary about the object, or indeed the action of the man who releases it. But a sport is about to...

India v Pakistan, women’s edition

India v Pakistan, women’s edition

This article first appeared in The Cricket Monthly. * If you are ever in Karachi and find yourself seeking treatment at the clinic of a dentist named Urooj Mumtaz Khan, it might be best to check if there is an India-Pakistan women's cricket match on that day. If there...

The Incredible Jemimah Rodrigues Story

The Incredible Jemimah Rodrigues Story

Jemimah Rodrigues’ life is far from normal. She seems like your typical, suburban, middle-class 17-year old: takes academics just as seriously as the extracurricular, looks forward to going to church, watches movies, is often found with  her headphones on, and plays...