• Crisis is a great teacher in life

    There will be times when you will be tested and you have to prove how much you can take it.



    The first thing people ask me these days is how overjoyed I am, now that the life ban has been revoked, or how the last few days have been different from the last twelve years of my life.

    I am not an emotional person.

    I like to keep my emotions to myself. I am happy that my name has been cleared. When I had scored a century in my last Test (against South Africa in 2000) I was very fit and could have played for another two years. That is the only thing I sorely missed all these years.

    I was hoping that this ordeal will end soon. But this was the time it was supposed to end. I would have been happier if it had happened earlier. You have to show patience, because it always pays. That’s what my religion also teaches me. There will be times when you will be tested and you have to prove how much you can take it.

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  • 'Best days of my life'

    Sachin knows best when it’s time to call quits, says former India coach

    'Ganguly reminds me of John McEnroe'

    Calcutta: Former Team India coach John Wright does not approve of International Cricket Council (ICC)’s go ahead to day/night Test matches. The “traditionalist” said Test cricket is best suited for day-time action. “Imagine a day/night Test match in New Zealand… It will be freezing,” he said.

    Wright was in town as the Brand Ambassador of Southern Institute of Technology of Invercargill, New Zealand, which announced additional scholarship places of the John Wright Scholarship.

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    On ICC’s approval to day/night Test matches

    It will be interesting to see what happens… Who all embraces this idea. Personally, speaking I am a traditionalist… I do not buy this new idea of day/night Tests... I would always like to see Test matches starting by 11 ’clock and stumps drawn by 6… Imagine a day/night Test match in New Zealand… It will be freezing… May be this how ICC wants to attract more crowd… Wider television coverage… But still I am not for day/ night Test matches. You may Read More »from 'Best days of my life'
  • 'Most times, I am alone surfing the net'

    Tiwary is hopeful that his 93 for India 'A' in the warm-up match against England will earn him a Test berth.

    The chances he has got have been few and far between. But Manoj Tiwary, the 26-year-old Bengal skipper, is eager to show the world he is capable. A 93 against England in a warm-up match earlier in the week has once again brought him in the spotlight ahead of the Test team selection on Monday. He is keeping his fingers crossed but is confident that another 'no' will not shatter him. Instead, every denial makes him stronger to face the next challenge.

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    You have consistently scored runs in domestic first-class cricket since the 2006-07 season. Yet, you have never been part of the Test squad. Do you think your 93 against England in the warm-up match in Mumbai will force the selectors to think differently?
    All the selectors were present at the ground when I was batting. The team was under pressure when I walked in. It is probably the second-best Test bowling attack and even though

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