Fantasy gaming’s trial by fire

So far there has been a lot of talk about potential, but very little money is actually being made—and mostly by only one company

31 off 12. That’s what the equation had come down to. Thirty-one runs needed off the last two overs, at an average of 15.5. It was a tall task. 

More so on a rain-soaked, double-paced Old Trafford pitch, in a semifinal that had gone into day two. But M.S. Dhoni, India’s talisman finisher, was still there. There was still a chance of making it to the finals of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. For another shot at cricket’s most coveted prize, almost 36 years after India had won its maiden title. Dhoni had nudged his way to 43, …


Nikhil Varma

Nikhil used to a writer at The Morning Context. He is a graduate of the Asian College of Journalism, and has worked with several publications including the Deccan Herald, The Hindu and The Indian Express. He has reported on a wide range of topics, from technology to automotives to books.