I got hold of Mukul Kesavan’s Men in White (the book) earlier this week. Some of his blog pieces, unfortunately, are a bit too “lets-stir-the-pot” for my taste particularly when others give the impression that its pretty deliberate and show a man who knows exactly how his audience (at least a large segment of the ones who comment) will react. (The latest piece on Emburey, would, you expect at least mention that Emburey was one of the contenders – who expressed unavailability even in 2005 when Greg Chappell was chosen, no?)
The book’s a nice read though and the purpose of this post is really to say that if you are put off by some of the blog posts, then don’t be. Lets just say that if Mukul’s been prolific on the blog recently to boost sales, then its been a few agricultural slogs by an otherwise polished bat.
Elsewhere, trying to research a bit on the whole Michael Vaughan – Fred Flintoff story, came across a wonderful piece of sports writing. This is Peter Roebuck in the middle of the Ashes series of 2005 when Freddie and Vaughan could do no wrong. This, to me, is outstanding journalism. Enjoy.