Well Caught with Giri and Raghu — Cricket in sun and shadow

Rekindle the excitement of being in the stands watching cricket history being made with S Giridhar and V J Raghunath, Giri and Raghu to friends. Colleagues at Azim Premji Foundation, they are forged by a common love for cricket. Their friendship of four decades’ vintage has yielded, among other things, two books. This cricket show for Radio Azim Premji University looks back at the story of Indian cricket through the decades.

Well Caught with Giri and Raghu

Before cricket became a semi-nocturnal gladiator sport with a round-the-year schedule, it was a gentleman’s game for summer afternoons in both hemispheres, played by men in flannel whites who always made time for tea. The smack of wily leather against seasoned willow roused cheering crowds to their feet. This was a game designed to cement the British Commonwealth but in post-colonial times it took on a life of its own and engendered a new world order. 

S Giridhar and V J Raghunath, Giri and Raghu to friends, are colleagues at Azim Premji Foundation. Forged by a common love for cricket, their friendship of four decades’ vintage began when they started playing city tournaments together. The duo are authors of Mid-Wicket Tales — From Trumper to Tendulkar (Sage India, 2014) and From Mumbai to Durban: India’s Greatest Tests (Juggernaut, 2016).

Rekindle the excitement of being in the stands watching cricket history being made. 

Credits:

Akshay Ramuhalli, Bijoy Venugopal, Bruce Lee Mani, Narayan Krishnaswamy, Prashant Vasudevan, Sananda Dasgupta, Seema Seth, Shraddha Gautam, Supriya Joshi and Velu Shankar