Chris Martin

From Good to Great (while staying crap)


Chris Martin aka The Phantom retired yesterday. His cricinfo biography describes him as,“Hardworking with the ball and outrageously feeble with the bat….” and it is about as good as you can do in describing the Phantom. With a batting average of 2.3 and 233 Test wickets (yes his batting average is less than 1/100th of…

Revealed: South Africa’s cunning top-secret plan


A cricket quiz to begin the post today. Trivia Question 1: Connect the following : Waqar Younis (Pak) Neil Williams (Eng) Paul Reiffel (Aus) Ujesh Ranchod(Zim) Ruwan Kalpage (SL) Mark Ealham (Eng) Franklyn Rose (WI) Adam Dale (Aus) Neil Johnson (Zim) Naimur Rahman (Bang) Jermaine Lawson (WI) Jacob Oram(NZ) Nathan Hauritz (Aus) Monty Panesar (Eng)…

Sach in Time – Moment of Truth


Here we go again. Last test in the South Africa series –Indian hopes kindled by the heroism of the boxing day test, Indian team down with the loss of Sehwag and Dravid (28 for 2),the Proteas’ bowlers’ tails up, Steyn and friends breathing fire, everything at stake. Who you gonna call ? If this were…