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December 22, 2004



'One always held him in great awe'
Madhav Apte pays tribute to his former skipper; a man he never really got to know.



December 20, 2004



'Hazare never got ruffled'
'If he got out to a bad shot, one would see he did not repeat the same mistake,' says Polly Umrigar.



December 14, 2004



Murali smiles through the setbacks
The Sri Lanka off spinner ended 2004 as the happiest cricketer alive, says Tony Lawrence.



December 10, 2004



A tale of two 'warriors'
Today was just a glimpse of what Anil Kumble has made a career of and what Irfan Pathan can achieve, says Deepti Patwardhan.



December 08, 2004



An ignored champion
Why has Anil Kumble, asks Subodh Chitre, not got the kind of attention he deserves?



December 03, 2004



Ntini was an example to the Indian quicks
India deserved to win, says Barry Richards, because they were the better team; better balanced to be exact.



December 01, 2004



Handy lead will play on South Africa's mind
How much India's lower order batsmen contribute on day four will be a vital factor in the second Test against South Africa, says Barry Richards.



November 29, 2004



Did Lloyd overstep his line?
The ICC needs to lay down the rules vis--vis the recent Ganguly episode, else match referees will make the game their private reserve.



November 26, 2004



Lifting of Ganguly's ban surprises Waugh
The former Australia captain said the ICC may have had good reasons to backtrack.
Ganguly should never have the new ball
Opening the bowling with Sourav Ganguly, says Bob Woolmer, is a blot on Test cricket.



November 24, 2004



Sehwag stands and delivers
Deepti Patwardhan salutes Virender Sehwag, India's supposedly technically deficient batsman, on his eighth Test hundred, his third in 2004.



November 20, 2004



Hard to see South Africa bowling India out twice
Barry Richards discusses South Africa's chances in the two-Test series against India.



November 10, 2004



India beaten by bad planning
The BCCI missed a trick by not making the Aussies play at the Eden Gardens, says Ashish Magotra.



November 09, 2004



Indian spinners delivered in patches
Australia are not unbeatable but you have to be spot on for long periods if you are to get them down and keep them away, says Ian Healy.



November 08, 2004



Core of our batting needs watching
The Badanis, Mongias & Srirams must be given the chance they deserve when the South Africans come here.
Batting in the final Test was a bit like a lottery
The battle was so one-sided in favour of ball over the bat, says Justin Langer, that he would challenge anyone who suggests such a game is good for Test cricket.



November 02, 2004



The pitch looks as dry as a desert
Australia's opening batsman Justin Langer says it will be no surprise if it turns from the first ball of the fourth Test in Mumbai.



November 01, 2004



Series result has surprised no one
The fourth Test at Mumbai should see a better equipped Sachin Tendulkar at the wicket, says Ian Healy.



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