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Aakash Sivasubramaniam

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Grew up watching the Aussies rule the game, and turned an ardent fan of the game seeing India lift the World Cup.

featurecricket2 days ago

Uplifting attitude and spiralling results - the Paineful way

Ah, you remember the day he was crowned as the best Australian skipper in two decades after having retained the Ashes? That image does flash in our head but we are not going to talk about that surely. We are going to talk about how the same guy put the Australian team to ruins.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
featuresports3 days ago

Overreaction Monday ft Ajinkya ‘skipper’ Rahane, Robin Uthappa and the Australian ‘way-out’

We are back once again, not with football overreaction this time but cricket, where everything has turned into heaven for the Indian fans in the last week while the Australians have gone underground. But more than India and Australia, we have had IPL retentions ruining the celebrations.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
featurecricket4 days ago

IPL Retention 2021 | Talking points from RR’s releases and retentions ft. Smith, Curran and captain Samson

With a new captain comes huge responsibility but at the same time, comes immense pressure that Sanju Samson and the management have to handle after they released Steve Smith. That coupled with the fact that they have placed their trust in Unadkat, Miller while releasing Curran remains questionable.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
featurecricket5 days ago

IPL Retention 2021 | Talking points from KXIP’s releases and retentions ft. Maxwell, Cottrell and overseas slots

KXIP cried for the first half of the season, where they lost six games out of seven, but post Chris Gayle’s return to the middle-order found stability, composure and power-hitting while luck seemingly patched up its relationship with them. But now that they are back to scratch, what can they do?
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
featuresports6 days ago

Friday Fights | The Big ODI Fight – Shane Watson vs Chris Gayle

If there is ever a battle of charismatic all-rounders, how could you even miss these two names? Chris Gayle and Shane Watson have totally different roles for their country but in a larger context, have something in common - identical records and immense respect in world cricket.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
featurecricket9 days ago

IND vs AUS | Gabba Day 5 Talking Points: Summer of Pat Cummins, Orchestrator Shubman Gill and History made

328 runs as a target - on Day 5 of the Gabba Test, the rain gods weren’t favouring a result, the odds were stacked against the visitors yet it was Australia under the pump. Their home record, their aggression and everything in between were broken by the Indian attack and the resilience.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
featurecricket9 days ago

A poker-faced Washington Sundar triumphs on a day of Australian Chess

Chess and poker are oddly different sports yet staggeringly similar - both require the best of minds to crack. However, the only thing that makes them different are the stakes on offer and in Gabba, the stakes were high, possibly higher than what a round of poker could offer in Las Vegas.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
featurecricket10 days ago

IND vs AUS | Gabba Day 4 Talking Points: Australia’s opening act, Langer’s ‘head’ache and Gabba's magic

On day four, the pitch was doing everything possible - low bounce, tall bounce, multiple edges not carrying, and constantly catching the batsmen by surprise. Amidst all this chaos, Australia got a total of 294, with a lead of 327, to give India a complete day to force a result.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
featurecricket11 days ago

A battle for ages - Cheteshwar Pujara gets the best of Australian bowlers

Cristiano Ronaldo’s rivalry with Lionel Messi is a known one, with fans holding one’s stature over the other but the reality remains that one pushes the other to compete at the top. Put in the context of Test cricket, the trio of Williamson, Kohli and Smith get the best out of each other.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
featurecricket11 days ago

IND vs AUS | Gabba Day 3 Talking Points: Josh ‘halcyon’ Hazlewood and Washington Sundar's tall-chips

The Gabba really was Australia’s fortress, at least till the time Washington Sundar and Shardul Thakur walked in to bat. But ever since then, the Australian bowling has suffered the wrath, the pain and familiar sorrow returned on Paine’s face, as the visitors reduced the lead to 23 runs.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam