Dravid The Man, The Telegraph [Saturday, March 24th, 2012]

A year ago, while recovering from an asthmatic attack, I found some profound consolation in the morning’s newspaper, whose front page carried a photo of a tall, slim, handsome young man in conversation with a short, plump, middle-aged man of undistinguished appearance. The asymmetry, striking at first glance, was complicated, if not overthrown, by a [...]

 
 
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  THE INDIAN MOTHER’S DREAM SON-IN-LAW, The Hindu [Sunday, January 18th, 2009]

Although I have been a cricket-nut since childhood, and have written several hundred columns on the sport, I count only one Test cricketer—Bishan Singh Bedi—as a friend, and have a passing acquaintance with only a few others. The two letters I have written to cricketers were both addressed to residents of my home town, Bangalore. [...]

 
 
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  HOMAGE TO KUMBLE, The Hindu [Sunday, January 18th, 2009]

Although I have been a cricket-nut since childhood, and have written several hundred columns on the sport, I count only one Test cricketer—Bishan Singh Bedi—as a friend, and have a passing acquaintance with only a few others. The two letters I have written to cricketers were both addressed to residents of my home town, Bangalore. [...]

 
 
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