Abhishek Paul works with the Hindustan Times’ sports desk. He has been covering the beat since 2010 across print and digital mediums.
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Indore | By Abhishek Paul
UPDATED ON APR 08, 2017 01:34 AM IST
Virender Sehwag-mentored Kings XI Punjab finished eighth in the 2016 Indian Premier League due to MS Dhoni’s match-winning knock for Rising Pune Supergiants in the last match between the two teams. As the sides clash again, both greats will look to outdo each other in their new roles.
New Delhi | By Abhishek Paul
UPDATED ON APR 07, 2017 11:50 AM IST
Kings XI Punjab star batsman David Miller says Virender Sehwag’s way of life allows everyone to be positive and not think about past failures.
UPDATED ON APR 06, 2017 12:14 AM IST
Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) got off to a dream start in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017 as they defeated Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) by 35 runs. First, Yuvraj Singh scored 62 to take SRH to 207/4. Then, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Ashish Nehra took two wickets each to restrict RCB to 172. Get highlights of SRH vs RCB IPL T20 match here
UPDATED ON MAR 29, 2017 12:20 PM IST
Sunrisers Hyderabad have recovered from two ordinary IPL seasons to lift the title last year and they will hope their bowlers like Mustafizur Rahman continue to give them the fizz
UPDATED ON MAR 28, 2017 04:58 PM IST
India defeated Australia by eight wickets to win the series 2-1 and reclaim the Border-Gavaskar Trophy. India also finished as No. 1 spot in ICC’s Test calendar this season after this win. KL Rahul scored 51 while Ajinkya Rahane hit 38 as India reached the 106-run target on Day 4 in less than a session. Catch highlights of India vs Australia fourth Test, day 4 here.
India vs Australia, 4th Test, Dharamsala, Day 3, highlights: Spinners put IND on cusp of dramatic triumph
UPDATED ON MAR 27, 2017 05:23 PM IST
India were 19/0 at stumps and need 87 to win the fourth and final Test in Dharamsala. Earlier, India took a lead of 32 runs, thanks to a 96-run stand from Ravindra Jadeja and Wriddhiman Saha. Then, the spinners wreaked havoc and dismissed Australia for 137. Get highlights of India vs Australia Dharamsala Test, day 3 here.
UPDATED ON MAR 24, 2017 01:09 PM IST
Virat Kohli kept everyone guessing about his availability in the fourth India vs Australia Test. On the match eve, the India captain said he is under medication for his right shoulder injury and would take the field if he is 100 per cent fit. Catch highlights from his pre-match press conference of the Dharamsala match here.
PUBLISHED ON MAR 09, 2017 03:26 PM IST
Barcelona’s 6-5 win over Paris Sant-Germain, after overcoming 0-4 first-leg deficit, in UEFA Champions league is special. But over the years, the Catalan giants have been involved several memorable comebacks.
India rout Australia to level series after R Ashwin’s magic spell: Highlights of IND vs AUS 2nd Test
UPDATED ON MAR 07, 2017 04:32 PM IST
Ravichandran Ashwin picked 6/41 as India defeated Australia by 75 runs to level four-match series 1-1 in Bangalore on Tuesday. Chasing 188 for win, Australia were all out for 112 in the fourth innings. Catch highlights of India vs Australia here
UPDATED ON MAR 07, 2017 09:17 AM IST
India, riding on Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane’s 93-run stand, took a 126-run lead over Australia on Day 3 of the second Test. At Stumps, Pujara was on 79 and Rahane on 40. Follow highlights of India vs Australia Day 3 here.
UPDATED ON MAR 06, 2017 08:54 AM IST
Australia (237/6) took a 48-run lead over India at stumps on Day 2. Shaun Marsh scored 66 while Matt Renshaw contributed 60. Ravindra Jadeja (3/49) was India’s top bowler. Get India vs Australia highlights here.
UPDATED ON MAR 04, 2017 05:10 PM IST
Nathan Lyon took 8/50 as India slumped to 189 all out in the first innings against Australia on Day 1 of the second Test at M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore. In reply, Australia were 40/0 at stumps. Get India vs Australia Day 1 highlights here.
UPDATED ON FEB 11, 2017 05:27 PM IST
Bangladesh batsmen showed resilience as they reached 322/6, trailing India by 365 runs, at stumps on Day 3 in Hyderabad. Mushfiqur Rahim (81*) and Mehedi Hasan (51*) were the two unbeaten batsmen on the crease. Follow cricket score and highlights of India vs Bangladesh here.
UPDATED ON FEB 10, 2017 11:42 AM IST
Virat Kohli was the target of a bizarre DRS call by Bangladesh captain Mushfiqur Rahim on the first day of the one-off Test. The Indian cricket team captain couldn’t stop laughing at his counterpart’s decision, which also left the commentators confused
UPDATED ON FEB 08, 2017 01:34 PM IST
Virender Sehwag revealed how Pakistan’s Waqar Younis wanted intentionally get run out during the Feroze Shah Kotla Test so that Anil Kumble can never get to 10-for figures in one innings.
UPDATED ON FEB 06, 2017 09:07 PM IST
The Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators has decided to remove all the staff ‘attached’ with ex- BCCI president Anurag Thakur and ex-secretary Ajay Shirke’s offices. Indian cricket team’s media manager Nishant Arora, close to Thakur, has also resigned
UPDATED ON FEB 06, 2017 07:13 PM IST
Virender Sehwag and Sachin Tendulkar, once India’s most efficient openers, were involved in a friendly banter on Twitter regarding the latter’s God-like status
New Delhi | By Abhishek Paul
UPDATED ON FEB 04, 2017 04:20 PM IST
Aakash Chopra tweeted in reply to a question that Sreesanth, who was earlier accused of spot-fixing in IPL, should not be allowed to return to cricket. This enraged the fast bowler and he started a nasty Twitter battle.
UPDATED ON FEB 03, 2017 11:11 PM IST
Virat Kohli shared a new video of him on social media in which the Indian cricket team captain relives his ‘life story’ and his cricketing journey
UPDATED ON JAN 31, 2017 06:02 PM IST
Sachin Tendulkar improved his bat swing after a Chennai hotel waiter pointed out something that was restricting his movement. He followed the advice and it brought great results
UPDATED ON JAN 24, 2017 09:04 AM IST
Virat Kohli was gifted an autographed ball by former captain MS Dhoni after India national cricket team defeated England in the ODI series. The India captain added that he would prefer to be players’ friend first and then their skipper
UPDATED ON JAN 21, 2017 08:43 PM IST
Yuvraj Singh’s 150 in the second ODI between Indian cricket team and England was lauded in an unique way by his wife Hazel Keech on social media.
UPDATED ON JAN 20, 2017 05:54 PM IST
Roger Federer romped past Tomas Berdych 6-2, 6-4, 6-4 in an Australian Open 2017 men’s singles third round match at Melbourne Park on Friday. Catch highlights of Roger Federer vs Tomas Berdych match here
UPDATED ON JAN 18, 2017 03:49 PM IST
Zaira Wasim has received support from cricket stars Gautam Gambhir and Mohammad Kaif. The teenaged actress was trolled for meeting Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti. Zaira Wasim played wrestler Geeta Phogat in Aamir Khan-starrer movie Dangal
UPDATED ON JAN 16, 2017 09:40 PM IST
Virender Sehwag reminded fans of his destructive 247-ball 254 against Pakistan cricket team in Lahore in 2006 on social media, in his signature tongue-in-cheek way
UPDATED ON JAN 15, 2017 10:49 PM IST
Kedar Jadhav scored his second ODI century, the fifth fastest by an Indian, and was involved in a 200-run stand with skipper Virat Kohli in the first match of the series against England in Pune.
UPDATED ON JAN 15, 2017 10:56 PM IST
Virat Kohli, in his first match as full-time India ODI captain, scored his 27th ton in 93 balls as India successfully chased down England’s 351-run target.
UPDATED ON JAN 14, 2017 05:32 PM IST
Virat Kohli, India cricket team captain, posted an image of him on social media, promoting an audio equipment company, saying it is his ‘2 year labour of love’