Sports.

Amit Gawande

And it begins - T20 #cricket worldcup is on the role. There’s been an exciting build up to this match. Yay! 🏏

Amit Gawande

Don’t know why, but I am psyched about this year’s T20 #Cricket WorldCup. I don’t fancy the Indian team’s chances - their form has been patchy. Yet I feel this WorldCup will be exciting.

Amit Gawande

Even though I knew deep within that it was coming, the news of Federer’s retirement saddens me. Being an Indian, I never thought I would watch any sport as intently as I watched Cricket. Or cheer for anyone as loud as I did for India. Federer made me do both – this man is why I fell in love with Tennis.

I cheered every time he effortlessly hit those winners precisely where he wanted. There was some elegance to his aggression that always attracted me, something that the ferocity in the play of his competitors lacked. As his rivalry with Nadal grew, so did the craze amongst us tennis-crazy friends. The respect for both lived through many heartbreaks, one particular during undoubtedly the greatest match of all time.

As the sport moved on, leaving the beauty of the master’s gameplay behind, I moved away from the sport. I have never enjoyed the game since. Yet whenever Federer participated in a tournament, I refreshed the scores during his matches. I hoped that he managed to swat a winner against his tiring, ageing body. Just as he did through his graceful backhands over the years. Alas, it wasn’t to be.

Thank you for bringing cheer to millions of faces. We and the sport will miss your game, GOAT.

Amit Gawande

I am looking forward to today’s qualifier between RR and RCB. I have always loved the play RR plays – always the underdogs on paper, but punch above their weight. This time they are strong on paper too. I am hoping for a the first qualifier rematch in the IPL finals.

Amit Gawande

Mumbai Indians (MI) lost another match yesterday — this year’s IPL has been boring. The two statements are independent, mutually exclusive. Or so I like to believe. Since the core of the team was broken, players distributed across the teams, I just can’t connect with the team anymore.

We just had the last IPL some 5 months back, didn’t we? And here we go again already. The lust to milk the most out of the hottest property on Indian television had to come back to bite them in the bums. They are killing the sport for generations, old and young. 🏏

Amit Gawande

Whoever wins this India vs New Zealand second test match (looks to be going only one way at the end of day two today), it would be remembered for the spell by Ajaz. He gave a new meaning to carrying the team on one’s shoulder. Bowling almost half the team’s share of overs is no small feat. 🏏

Amit Gawande

I am not excited enough for the T20 World Cup this year. Rather, I am finding it a lot difficult to watch full cricket matches now a days. I can’t connect with this sport anymore. And I can’t say it’s just the sport that has changed.

Amit Gawande

I love this Indian Test cricket team that has the belief that they can bounce back from any situation. They have shown it a few times over the last couple of years. Today’s win against England, after conceding a lead, is special again 🏏

Amit Gawande

It’s refreshing to see some one-day cricket action back with two strong teams in India and Australia competing. Australia is a lot stronger team on paper with some good specialists and effective all rounders 🏏

And I see there are fans on ground, not sure how I feel about that.

Amit Gawande

I am excited for the IPL playoffs that begin today. Even though I’ve been a staunch supporter of Mumbai Indians from the first year of this league, somewhere deep down I want a new champion this year. So, I will be rooting for the Delhi Capitals, the young team.