• Clayton Murzello: The first Ravi of commentary

    Clayton Murzello: The first Ravi of commentary

    Radio pundit Chaturvedi, who turned 80 yesterday, has a special affection for WI cricket, which made him an authority on the subject

  • Clayton Murzello: A great mess called Indian cricket

    Clayton Murzello: A great mess called Indian cricket

    All their riches notwithstanding, the BCCI became a lot poorer through the warped handling of the big-star appointments

  • Clayton Murzello: What a fine way to honour Bapoo!

    Clayton Murzello: What a fine way to honour Bapoo!

    The Mohandas Menon-led Society of Cricket Statisticians of India has done well to use the late BB Mama's tagline, 'figures are fun'

  • Clayton Murzello: Give Virat Kohli the coach he wants

    Clayton Murzello: Give Virat Kohli the coach he wants

    Sourav Ganguly had John Wright, Rahul Dravid worked well with Greg Chappell, Mahendra Singh Dhoni had Gary Kirsten, so why not let Virat Kohli have Ravi Shastri as India's head coach, asks Clayton Murzello

  • Clayton Murzello : The buck should stop with BCCI

    Clayton Murzello : The buck should stop with BCCI

    It is wrong to put the onus only on the CAC comprising Tendulkar, Ganguly and Laxman to pick the Indian cricket team's new coach

  • Clayton Murzello: India Leeds despite loss in 1967

    Clayton Murzello: India Leeds despite loss in 1967

    It's 50 years since one of the finest Indian performances on English shores, where MAK Pataudi led by example at the Yorkshire venue

  • Clayton Murzello: Passion must always stay in fashion

    Clayton Murzello: Passion must always stay in fashion

    Mumbai's selection committee will do well to emulate the likes of Dilip Sardesai and Naren Tamhane, fine selectors and super mentors

  • Clayton Murzello: KP Ashar and his sunshine ways

    Clayton Murzello: KP Ashar and his sunshine ways

    There was more to the departed wicketkeeper-batsman than just his Bradman-like scores which spiced up inter-school cricket in the 1960s

  • Clayton Murzello: Making a pitch for cricket drama

    Clayton Murzello: Making a pitch for cricket drama

    Ahead of the release of Sachin: A Billion Dreams, the writer zeroes in on five anecdotes that would have made fine scenes on film

  • Clayton Murzello: '$500 for extra Test or we go home'

    While Smith & Co fight for a larger share of Cricket Australia's profits, many of them wouldn't have heard about a similar row in 1969-70

  • Clayton Murzello: Dishing out a quarter and more

    Clayton Murzello: Dishing out a quarter and more

    Former 'A' division club cricketer Mobin Shaikh's 26 years of coaching at MCA summer camps is his way of giving back to the game

  • Clayton Murzello: That was truly Test cricket!

    Clayton Murzello: That was truly Test cricket!

    The current West Indies vs Pakistan contest doesn't measure up to the quality and excitement of the 1976-77 one in the Caribbean

  • Clayton Murzello: Nastiness can't pass off as humour

    Clayton Murzello: Nastiness can't pass off as humour

    By being unrepentant for his distasteful comment on Serena Williams' unborn child, Ilie 'Nasty' Nastase is living up to his nickname

  • Clayton Murzello: BCCI, you forgot Vinoo Mankad?

    Clayton Murzello: BCCI, you forgot Vinoo Mankad?

    The Board ought to have celebrated the all-rounder's birth centenary last week, but a lack of sensitivity and wisdom let them down

  • Clayton Murzello: To Versova and back, 20 years ago

    Clayton Murzello: To Versova and back, 20 years ago

    An anecdotal account of how one had to pose as a publicity man for an umpire's benefit match to interview Sir Viv Richards in 1997

  • Clayton Murzello: Will quantity lead to quality dip?

    Clayton Murzello: Will quantity lead to quality dip?

    Indian Premier League can jokingly be called the Injury Premier League, considering the taxing season it has been for the country's Test players

  • Clayton Murzello: Braveheart Dharod's last goodbye

    Clayton Murzello: Braveheart Dharod's last goodbye

    Had it not been for Ramji, the Wankhede Stadium pitch would have been in an irreparable state for the 1975 India vs WI Test to resume

  • Clayton Murzello: You did well out there, Rahane

    Clayton Murzello: You did well out there, Rahane

    Ajinkya Rahane's alacrity in trying to pacify Ishant Sharma during the fast bowler's clash with Matt Renshaw at Ranchi was commendable

  • Clayton Murzello: And the award goes to...

    Clayton Murzello: And the award goes to...

    ...the current BCCI administrators for putting up a grand awards night in Bangalore, where emphasis was on cricketers and not officials

  • Clayton Murzello: Was the Bangalore Test that great?

    Clayton Murzello: Was the Bangalore Test that great?

    The India vs Australia battle had its share of unpleasant sights and incidents which shouldn’t be mistaken for true competitiveness