While reading this story in ToI over the weekend, I had this feeling of been there, heard that.
The two Rediff links are bylined. While one of the names attached to those pieces — Professor Manohar Rao, a math whiz, cricket fanatic and all round good human being — is unfortunately no more, Dr Srinivas Bhogle is around, so I know where to go to ask questions about some of the underlying assumptions.
I’m not sure, though, who the “we” in the ToI piece is. There’s a lot of “we assigned” and “we worked out” and stuff — but I wish we knew who “we” was/were, so questions could be addressed to them.
I’m not suggesting ToI just took the fruits of other folks’ labor and got “inspired” by it, in the fashion of Bollywood’s finest.