WV RamanAnand has stood out among his peers by making it a point to know the history of the game he writes about, a trait that has become rare in recent times. This had enabled him to be factual, objective and churn out quality stuff more often than not. He is a credit to his profession and for those who have not read his reports and articles, I suggest that they do so to get a measure of his professionalism.

— WV Raman, former India cricketer, coach at the National Cricket Academy

Nei ManthorpAnand was always one step ahead of the game, even as a young journalist when we first met and worked together at the turn of the millennium. No story, task or objective was too hard and he has consistently produced the results to prove that for almost two decades. His work ethic, however, is complemented by a warmth and sincerity of personality which convinces people to trust and talk to him when others have failed. I sense that, despite all he has already seen, experienced and written about, his career may be about to enter its most exciting, revealing and rewarding stage. I only hope I can keep up.

— Neil Manthorp, leading South African journalist and broadcaster

I have known Anand Vasu for many years and have the utmost respect for his work. Anand has a passion for the game and an understanding of it that is obvious in his writing on it. His insights are profound and I enjoy his easy to read style that leaves one wanting more.

 

— Greg Chappell, former Australia captain, former India coach, all-time legend

Lawrence Booth of the Daily Mail and Wisden For the best part of two decades, Anand has consistently been in the top tier of cricket writers. He’s a very good reporter with a hard-earned set of contacts, but the aspect of his work I enjoy the most has been his feature writing, which is always imaginative and original. He’s an asset to whichever publication he’s working for.

— Lawrence Booth, Editor of the Wisden Almanack and writer for the Daily Mail

Anand is that rare combination of outstanding reporter and sharp editor. He is very calm under pressure, never misses Kadambari Murali-Wadedeadlines, whatever the circumstances,and is thoroughly professional. I enjoyed following his work at Cricinfo and then worked with him at the Hindustan Times, where he made an excellent Chief Cricket Correspondent and mentor to junior reporters. At Sports Illustrated India, he proved to be a more than able manager and switched seamlessly to magazine work from that of a daily.

— Kadambari Murali-Wade, Former Sports Editor, The Hindustan Times

Alan Wilkins“I first met Anand when he was a guest on an ESPN Star Sports programme where he was joined in the studio by Kumar Sangakkara. As host for the series it was a joy to be able to listen and moderate two of the finest practitioners in their chosen crafts. Anand’s opinions were well-researched and presented in an authoritative way. Although I had read Anand for years, this was the first time I had been in his company and been able to listen to his highly respected thoughts on the game. To me, Anand is one of the leading cricket writers, not just in India, but across the world, where his forthright views are eloquently written in his unique and eminently readable style. An outstanding writer in a class of his own.”

— Alan Wilkins, former first class cricketer and popular commentator

Anand’s passion for Sambit Balcricket brought him Cricinfo, and his understanding of the game made him a fine journalist. He cared deeply about issues and about what he wrote. But above all, having been there in the formative years, he cared about what Cricinfo stood for. To me, that mattered a lot.

— Sambit Bal, Editor-in-chief  at ESPNcricinfo