Decade in Review : Best T20I Batting Performance

Aaron Finch 156 (63 balls, 11 fours, 14 sixes) England v Australia | The Rose Bowl, Southampton | August 29, 2013 Compared to the other batting feats in this list which involved calculated risk-taking under extreme pressure on the biggest stages, this one came in the first of a two-game T20I series towards the end of a near four-month long tour, were it not for … Continue reading Decade in Review : Best T20I Batting Performance

Paolo Maldini : The Greatest of his Era

When it comes to ranking the greatest defenders of all time, Paolo Maldini is up there with the best there ever was. His calibre is proven in the European Cup and the Champions League, while the longevity of his career is a direct result of his intelligent defending and love for AC Milan, where he stayed for the entirety of his career. His ability to bounce … Continue reading Paolo Maldini : The Greatest of his Era

FIFA World Cup 2018 – Memorable Matches

Portugal 3 – 3 Spain Pre-match drama, an early penalty, two world class bangers, a howler, a late goal and of course, top-class football… This match had it all. Everyone pretty much expected a cagey, conservative affair given their first match. But how brilliantly they surprised us !! With all the background stuff that seemed to have eclipsed the build up to this eagerly awaited … Continue reading FIFA World Cup 2018 – Memorable Matches

FIFA World Cup 2018 – Golden Boys

Awarded for the first time in 2006, FIFA’s best young player award is usually a hotly contested prize to honour the best player aged 23 or under. This time, however, there was surely no contest… Kylian Mbappé does not celebrate his 20th birthday until December but the France forward has been an undoubted star of the 2018 World Cup and follow in the footsteps of … Continue reading FIFA World Cup 2018 – Golden Boys

FIFA World Cup 2018 : Group Stage XI

Read highlights of Round 1 and Round 2 here.. Best XI Goalkeeper Iran’s Alireza Beiranvand gets the nod in goal after the group stage. Coming from a difficult upbringing while working in a carwash and as a pizza delivery driver before becoming a professional footballer and saving a Cristiano Ronaldo penalty against Portugal… He has been brilliant in Russia.  It was only one of the highlights as he … Continue reading FIFA World Cup 2018 : Group Stage XI

FIFA World Cup 2018 : Round 1

A world cup of bangers, controversy, upsets, late goals, individual brilliance, no goalless draw.. It’s still early days, but we can easily say that everyone’s thoroughly sports-entertained !! A look at some of the highlights of Week 1… The Hosts are there to Play Even Russia’s own media and fans were fearing that they’d become only the second host nation ever to exit at the … Continue reading FIFA World Cup 2018 : Round 1