Ep. 102: Cricket in The Time of Coronavirus (feat. Gulu Ezekiel)
DJ is joined this week by Varun and Ashwin, who are both recording from their Delhi home. First up Ashwin gives an update on Varun’s exploits in their gully cricket tournament (or lack thereof). They then discuss the various cricket cancellations this week and IPL 2020 being suspended/postponed by the BCCI because of the Coronavirus pandemic. Of course, Sanjay Manjrekar’s sacking from the BCCI commentary panel comes up - was there any political motivation behind the decision? Also a new Amazon Prime documentary called “The Test” is recommended with a focus on how the Aussies view King Kohli.
The second half of the podcast is a great chat with Gulu Ezekiel, author and cricket journalist. On Gulu’s podcast debut, Gulu and DJ discuss his days of covering domestic cricket, the recent Ranji Trophy final (between Saurashtra and Bengal) and his favourite cricketer across the decades. They also discuss his collection of 1500 cricket books and his upcoming books on Indian cricket - “Speed Merchants” and “Mythbusters” - before wrapping with some book recommendations.
You can find Gulu on Twitter and can ask him for a full list of his collection here https://twitter.com/gulu1959
Ashwin bowling v Varun batting https://twitter.com/1tip1hand/status/1238745660779724800?s=21
IPL 2020 options and update - https://es.pn/2vhK5qq
Sanjay Manjrekar off BCCI panel https://twitter.com/sanjaymanjrekar/status/1239163465391951872?s=21
Twitter debate with Cricketingview https://twitter.com/1tip1hand/status/1238834217884229633?s=21