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.
Scenes of jubilation erupted in the City of Joy moments after India beat arch-rivals Pakistan in the World Twenty20 match at Eden Gardens on Saturday. Scores of fans were seen singing, dancing on the streets as India maintained a perfect record against Pakistan in World Cups.
While fans seeking tickets have been hanging around the Eden Gardens over the past three days, there is not a seat available on flights to Kolkata, and the very few left are being sold for mind-boggling prices, some even close to Rs. 50,000.
India and Pakistan are set to face each other in the much anticipated clash in the World T20 at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata on Saturday. Cricketnext and Pakistan's journalist discuss the key factors a day ahead of the match.