Cricinfo Magazine was launched today and, on going through it, it felt like all the effort had paid off. The magazine looks beautiful, absolutely beautiful, but I'm biased. The first issue couldn't have been handled more lovingly when it arrived at our doorstep; indeed, the moment we heard the rustle of a packet at the entrance, a few of us were off like a shot to the front door to grab the first ever copies. Let's just call mine copy No. 2. No prizes for guessing who the fastest was.
The quality of writing around here, most readers of Wisden Asia Cricket will agree, has been superb. This one's no different. It has Haigh (my favourite), Roebuck (for those who are inclined), Kesavan, Zatta, and many others who I'm forgetting. There are two wonderful interviews of Rahul Dravid and Greg Chappell, and a grand feature on fast bowling. I know this is sounding like an advert but, dammit, I'm proud of this magazine.
And the really thrilling thought for me is that it's only going to get better. How? Wait and see.