After becoming an expert in the hook shot that ends in a six over the third-man boundary and scoring a few goals in hockey after all the hard work was done by the other 10 players, I confessed to myself that studying the two games from the ropes was a better option. Though I wish I had started that process earlier than 1996, around 15 years of watching, reading and sometimes still practising that 'hook shot' over has allowed me this space on Cricketnext and IBNLive to write and get read.
You always revere the start of a tour. The mood is at the top of the tree. You can clearly view what's lying ahead. It's challenging as well as exciting. But the beginning is always important, for how you begin sets the tone of everything that follows.
Abdul Ghaffar, an established journalist of Pakistan daily Dawn, admits Indian administration is far better than PCB in managing cricket, while praising MS Dhoni's leadership and Virat Kohli's talent.
Galvanised by their win over arch-rivals Pakistan, a confident India will look for another victory and inch closer to the semifinals of the World T20 when they take on struggling Bangladesh at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium.