Who killed good cricket writing?

Cricket, apart from boxing, is probably the only sport that has consistently evoked great writing. (Maybe even fishing to some extent.) But you wouldn’t notice if you read Indian cricket “writers”, barring honourable exceptions like, say, Prem Panicker.

So short is the supply that genuine cricket aficionados who do not believe the cricket world begins and ends with SRT are forced to turn to the British and Australian papers and blogs.

Sample Simon Hughes of The Daily Telegraph, London.

In his blog on the dramatic England collapse in the second Test of the Ashes last week, Hughes sneaks in a smart one on the unbelievable Mike Hussey.

“Hussey is phenomenal—the only batsman in the world with no known weakness. I’m to blame. I coached him at Waneroo when he was 11 and he was an ordinary right hander. My coaching was so bad he changed to left handed and now averages over 80 in Test cricket.”

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