Abhishek Paul works with the Hindustan Times’ sports desk. He has been covering the beat since 2010 across print and digital mediums.
Articles by Abhishek Paul
- Dahiya is the centre’s third Olympic medallist - another trainee, Yogeshwar Dutt, had won bronze in London 2012 - and that, for any academy anywhere in the world is an incredible feat.
- On Saturday, slotted in Group B for the qualifying competition, Kamalpreet Kaur progressively got better and it appeared that if she slightly cut the elevation, Kaur could throw farther.
Mary Kom sealed the bout 4-1 against the Pan American Games bronze medallist to enter the Round of 16 in women’s flyweight (51kg).
- One of India’s best medal prospects, Panghal’s steady final build-up contrasted with that of India’s lone weightlifter at the Games, Mirabai Chanu, also a strong medal contender.
ByAbhishek Paul, Avishek Roy
- It's the last few days of the preparatory camp before the boxers leave for Tokyo and world No 1 Amit Panghal is making the most of it.
- Ahead of Vikas Krishan's third Games, the 69kg boxer sees a better balance and stronger left punch as the route to medal.
Ashish Kumar took a while to make a mark and is unfazed he will have to emulate Vijender as a middleweight medal hope at the Tokyo Olympics
The Indian-American boy from New Jersey achieved the feat at the age of 12 years, four months and 25 days breaking Sergey Karjakin’s record which stood for 19 years
- Two months before the IPL season, the world went upside down for Harshal Patel. A Grade 3 ankle ligament tear and several other complications meant playing cricket was out of the question. Now, he is IPL 2021’s top wicket-taker.
Tokyo Olympics bound long jumper, Murali Sreeshankar’s best of 8.26 metres is among the top 10 in the world this year
- His great grandfather landed in Canada over a century ago, and the passion for wrestling in the family of Punjab origin has produced a world champ.
As an unbeaten champ, he took mixed martial arts mainstream. Even tumbling off that pedestal hasn’t put the Irish fighter off his game.
The IPL 2021 was suspended indefinitely on May 4 after a number of players and support staff turned Covid positive. In a video interaction on Thursday, Badale said things didn’t look bright for the league this year.
The youngest daughter of the Phogat household is now gearing up for her first fight of the year against United States’ Bi Nguyen on Saturday.
- Dhawan’s team will start from pole position if/when IPL resumes and the left-handed batsman deserves a big credit for that. He tops the batting chart with 380 runs in eight games, at an average of 54.28 and strike-rate of 134.27.
- As India finalise their squad for the mega event at home, the pair edge ahead of Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Yuzvendra Chahal.
The positives of two Kolkata Knight Riders players forced the rescheduling of Monday’s contest between KKR and Royal Challengers Bangalore at Ahmedabad
ByRasesh Mandani, Abhishek Paul, Mumbai, New Delhi
IPL 2021: With Punjab Kings captain and prolific scorer, KL Rahul, out with acute appendicitis that will require a surgery, fellow opener Agarwal was handed the mantle for the game in Ahmedabad.
IPL 2021: For the number crunchers, the most astounding aspect was Prithvi Shaw's strike-rate – a whopping 138.29. Here was a man out to make amends for his poor show with an aggressive intent.
The 21-year-old achieved it with the help of nine fours and a six—six of those fours came in the first over bowled by pacer Shivam Mavi.
- Senior off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin, who plays for Delhi Capitals, in a tweet posted after midnight on Monday announced that he would be pulling out of this year’s edition till normalcy resumes.
It has sparked a debate on whether it is okay to have the T20 league caravan rolling through Delhi, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Kolkata, Bengaluru, Chennai when most of the six cities allotted this year’s event have been hit by a spike in infections and a rising death toll.
- Axar Patel gave away just seven runs in the tie-breaker, Delhi reached the eight-run target off the last ball.
- Chasing a modest target of 132, Punjab Kings completed the task with 14 balls to spare. Punjab Kings captain KL Rahul scored an unbeaten 60 and veteran Chris Gayle remained not out on 43 for the victors. Earlier, MI skipper Rohit Sharma scored his first half-century of the season but still his team could only manage 131 for 6.
- Last season too, Royals were impeded by inconsistent batting displays. Barring Samson’s brilliance early on and a couple of belligerent knocks from Rahul Tewatia, the Royals batting line-up hardly had anything to show for.
- While the core of the CSK team has stayed intact, the entry of Moeen Ali (bought for ₹7 crore at the 2021 auction) has been a game-changer. The England all-rounder has been consistent at No. 3 and has contributed with his off-spin too. He has scored 133 runs (SR 152.87) and taken four wickets (eco 6.33) in four games.
IPL 2021: The 2008 IPL champions have lost their third England player this season, after Ben Stokes and Jofra Archer were ruled out due to injury.
- Shikhar Dhawan scored more runs on the leg-side on way to a match-winning 92 against Punjab Kings in IPL 2021.
Despite being the only senior left-handed T20 opener with enough international experience, Dhawan has been officially declared the backup option in the Indian T20I setup.
- Unadkat has always been at the top of his game in domestic cricket. He holds the record for most wickets (67 in 2019-20) by a pacer in a single Ranji Trophy.