Abhishek Paul

Abhishek Paul

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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MS Dhoni (L) and Virender Sehwag (R) both have happy memories at the Holkar Stadium in Indore, and will be keen to hit the old high note during the Kings XI Punjab vs Rising Pune Supergiants IPL 2017 T20 match on Saturday.(Hindustan Times via Getty Images)
MS Dhoni (L) and Virender Sehwag (R) both have happy memories at the Holkar Stadium in Indore, and will be keen to hit the old high note during the Kings XI Punjab vs Rising Pune Supergiants IPL 2017 T20 match on Saturday.(Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

IPL 2017: MS Dhoni, Virender Sehwag keen to hit old high note in KXIP-RPS battle

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.
Indian cricket legends Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly, Virender Sehwag and VVS Laxman after their felicitation at the opening ceremony of 10th edition of the Indian Premier League in Hyderabad on Wednesday. Sehwag is Kings XI Punjab team mentor.(PTI)
Indian cricket legends Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly, Virender Sehwag and VVS Laxman after their felicitation at the opening ceremony of 10th edition of the Indian Premier League in Hyderabad on Wednesday. Sehwag is Kings XI Punjab team mentor.(PTI)

Virender Sehwag leads life the way he played: Kings XI Punjab’s David Miller

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.
Sunrisers Hyderabad players celebrate after the dismissal of a Royal Challengers Bangalore batsman during the opening match of the Indian Premier League 2017 in Hyderabad. Get highlights of Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Royal Challengers Bangalore here(BCCI)
Sunrisers Hyderabad players celebrate after the dismissal of a Royal Challengers Bangalore batsman during the opening match of the Indian Premier League 2017 in Hyderabad. Get highlights of Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Royal Challengers Bangalore here(BCCI)

IPL 2017, SRH vs RCB - highlights: Yuvraj Singh heroics take defending champs to 35-run win

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Abhishek Paul
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
Sunrisers Hyderabad are the defending IPL champions. They will be led by their explosive skipper David Warner(BCCI)
Sunrisers Hyderabad are the defending IPL champions. They will be led by their explosive skipper David Warner(BCCI)

IPL 2017: Defending champions Sunrisers Hyderabad will look to continue great run

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
Indian cricket team players with the Border–Gavaskar Trophy after defeating Australia by eight wickets in the Dharamsala Test.(BCCI)
Indian cricket team players with the Border–Gavaskar Trophy after defeating Australia by eight wickets in the Dharamsala Test.(BCCI)

India vs Australia, Dharamsala Test: Rahul, Rahane help IND regain Border-Gavaskar Trophy

Hindustan Times | By Abhishek Paul
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.
Indian bowlers dismissed Australia for 137 on day 3 of the India vs Australia Dharamsala Test on Monday. The home team needs 87 runs more to clinch match and series. The dismissal of Steve Smith (17) was the turning point for India.(REUTERS)
Indian bowlers dismissed Australia for 137 on day 3 of the India vs Australia Dharamsala Test on Monday. The home team needs 87 runs more to clinch match and series. The dismissal of Steve Smith (17) was the turning point for India.(REUTERS)

India vs Australia, 4th Test, Dharamsala, Day 3, highlights: Spinners put IND on cusp of dramatic triumph

Hindustan Times | By Abhishek Paul
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.
Virat Kohli’s shoulder injury has made him doubtful about playing in the fourth India vs Australia series.(BCCI)
Virat Kohli’s shoulder injury has made him doubtful about playing in the fourth India vs Australia series.(BCCI)

Dharamsala Test: Why Virat Kohli has left Indian cricket fans tensed

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Abhishek Paul
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.
FC Barcelona's Lionel Messi and Sergio Busquets celebrate their victory over Paris Saint-Germain in the UEFA Champions League.(AFP)
FC Barcelona's Lionel Messi and Sergio Busquets celebrate their victory over Paris Saint-Germain in the UEFA Champions League.(AFP)

Barcelona’s Champions League win vs PSG not ‘exceptional’ for comeback masters

Hindustan Times | By Abhishek Paul
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.
Ravichandran Ashwin and Indian cricket team members celebrate after the dismissal of an Australian batsman during the second Test. Get India vs Australia 2nd Test highlights here.(BCCI)
Ravichandran Ashwin and Indian cricket team members celebrate after the dismissal of an Australian batsman during the second Test. Get India vs Australia 2nd Test highlights here.(BCCI)

India rout Australia to level series after R Ashwin’s magic spell: Highlights of IND vs AUS 2nd Test

Hindustan Times | By Abhishek Paul
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
Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane shared a 93-run stand on Day 3 of the India vs Australia second Test in Bangalore on Monday.(REUTERS)
Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane shared a 93-run stand on Day 3 of the India vs Australia second Test in Bangalore on Monday.(REUTERS)

India vs Australia, 2nd Test, Day 3, Highlights: Pujara, Rahane stand lifts IND to 126-run lead

Hindustan Times | By Abhishek Paul
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.
India captain Virat Kohli will have a lot to ponder upon after Day 2 of India vs Australia 2nd Test in Bangalore.(BCCCI)
India captain Virat Kohli will have a lot to ponder upon after Day 2 of India vs Australia 2nd Test in Bangalore.(BCCCI)

India vs Australia - highlights, 2nd Test, Day 2: Ravindra Jadeja takes three but AUS in lead

Hindustan Times | By Abhishek Paul
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.
Nathan Lyon celebrates after picking a wicket on Day 1 of the India vs Australia second Test in Bangalore. Get highlights of India vs Australia 2nd Test here.(BCCI)
Nathan Lyon celebrates after picking a wicket on Day 1 of the India vs Australia second Test in Bangalore. Get highlights of India vs Australia 2nd Test here.(BCCI)

India vs Australia, 2nd Test, Day 1, highlights: IND in dumps after Nathan Lyon’s record 8/50

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Abhishek Paul
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.
Shakib Al Hasan and Mushfiqur Rahim during day three of India vs Bangladesh one-off Test here. Get cricket score and highlights of India vs Bangladesh Test here.(BCCI)
Shakib Al Hasan and Mushfiqur Rahim during day three of India vs Bangladesh one-off Test here. Get cricket score and highlights of India vs Bangladesh Test here.(BCCI)

India vs Bangladesh: Mushfiqur Rahim, Shakib Al Hasan keep BAN afloat

Hindustan Times | By Abhishek Paul
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.
Virat Kohli (right) scored his 16th century in the India vs Bangladesh one-off Test in Hyderabad.(AP)
Virat Kohli (right) scored his 16th century in the India vs Bangladesh one-off Test in Hyderabad.(AP)

Virat Kohli ‘survives’ strange DRS call by Bangladesh, can’t stop laughing

Hindustan Times | By Abhishek Paul
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
Virender Sehwag congratulated former Indian cricket team captain Anil Kumble on the 18th anniversary of his 10/74 haul in an innings against Pakistan.(Getty Images)
Virender Sehwag congratulated former Indian cricket team captain Anil Kumble on the 18th anniversary of his 10/74 haul in an innings against Pakistan.(Getty Images)

Virender Sehwag reveals Waqar Younis’ failed ploy to deny Anil Kumble 10/74 feat

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.
Anurag Thakur (right) and Ajay Shirke were sacked as BCCI president and secretary by the Supreme Court.(PTI)
Anurag Thakur (right) and Ajay Shirke were sacked as BCCI president and secretary by the Supreme Court.(PTI)

New BCCI administrators boot out officials appointed by Anurag Thakur, Shirke

Hindustan Times | By Abhishek Paul
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
Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag have been involved in 18 100-plus stands in ODI cricket.(HT Photo)
Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag have been involved in 18 100-plus stands in ODI cricket.(HT Photo)

Virender Sehwag calls Sachin Tendulkar ‘God ji’, Master gives epic reply

Hindustan Times | By Abhishek Paul
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
Sreesanth was accused of spot-fixing in the 2013 IPL but was later acquitted by the court.(Getty Images)
Sreesanth was accused of spot-fixing in the 2013 IPL but was later acquitted by the court.(Getty Images)

Sreesanth terms Aakash Chopra two-faced in nasty Twitter war over ban for fixing

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.
Virat Kohli has had a sensational journey in his cricketing career, from amassing plenty of records to taking India to the top of the Test rankings.(AP)
Virat Kohli has had a sensational journey in his cricketing career, from amassing plenty of records to taking India to the top of the Test rankings.(AP)

Virat Kohli shares his life story: An incredible journey of a cricket superstar

Hindustan Times | By Abhishek Paul
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
Sachin Tendulkar’s batting technique and style is stuff of legends but the former India cricket team captain believes that one should always be open to suggestions and keep looking out at areas to improve.(Getty Images)
Sachin Tendulkar’s batting technique and style is stuff of legends but the former India cricket team captain believes that one should always be open to suggestions and keep looking out at areas to improve.(Getty Images)

How a Chennai hotel waiter fine-tuned Sachin Tendulkar’s batting technique

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
Virat Kohli, Indian cricket team captain, lauded Mahendra Singh Dhoni for his 134 against England.(REUTERS)
Virat Kohli, Indian cricket team captain, lauded Mahendra Singh Dhoni for his 134 against England.(REUTERS)

Why Virat Kohli wants to be ‘joker’, rather than captain fearless of Indian team

Hindustan Times | By Abhishek Paul
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
Yuvraj Singh got married to Hazel Keech in November last year and she has brought him luck, it seems.(HT Photo)
Yuvraj Singh got married to Hazel Keech in November last year and she has brought him luck, it seems.(HT Photo)

Why Yuvraj Singh’s wife Hazel Keech wants ‘fierce’ to be husband’s middle name

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Abhishek Paul
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.
Roger Federer defeated Tomas Berdych in a Rd 3 match of the Australian Open on Friday. Catch highlights of Roger Federer vs Tomas Berdych here(AFP)
Roger Federer defeated Tomas Berdych in a Rd 3 match of the Australian Open on Friday. Catch highlights of Roger Federer vs Tomas Berdych here(AFP)

Australian Open 2017 highlights: Roger Federer decimates Tomas Berdych in Rd 3

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
Actress Sakshi Tanwar along with Zaira Wasim and Suhani Bhatnagar at the special screening of film Dangal in Mumbai .(PTI)
Actress Sakshi Tanwar along with Zaira Wasim and Suhani Bhatnagar at the special screening of film Dangal in Mumbai .(PTI)

It’s a shame Dangal actress Zaira Wasim had to apologise: Md Kaif slams haters

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
Virender Sehwag averaged 91.14 against Pakistan in Tests and he became the first Indian to score a triple century.(Getty Images)
Virender Sehwag averaged 91.14 against Pakistan in Tests and he became the first Indian to score a triple century.(Getty Images)

Virender Sehwag simply loves to taunt Pakistan cricket - This is his latest way

Hindustan Times | By Abhishek Paul
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
Kedar Jadhav (left) struck his second ODI century and put on a 200-run partnership with new limited-overs skipper Virat Kohli (right) in the first one-dayer in Pune on Sunday.(REUTERS)
Kedar Jadhav (left) struck his second ODI century and put on a 200-run partnership with new limited-overs skipper Virat Kohli (right) in the first one-dayer in Pune on Sunday.(REUTERS)

Kedar Jadhav explodes with 65-ball century, rules England bowlers

Hindustan Times | By Abhishek Paul
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.
Virat Kohli struck a brilliant counter-attacking century to revive India in the first ODI against England at Pune on Sunday.(REUTERS)
Virat Kohli struck a brilliant counter-attacking century to revive India in the first ODI against England at Pune on Sunday.(REUTERS)

Virat Kohli surpasses Sachin Tendulkar, rallies India to win with 27th ODI ton

Hindustan Times | By Abhishek Paul
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.
India cricket team skipper Virat Kohli, apart from his own investments, is also one of the top endorsers of products in India. According to Forbes India, Kohli earned Rs 134.44 crore in 2016 placing in the third position after Salman Khan (Rs 270.33) and Shah Rukh Khan (Rs 221.75 crore) in the ‘2016 Celebrity 100’ list.(Getty Images)
India cricket team skipper Virat Kohli, apart from his own investments, is also one of the top endorsers of products in India. According to Forbes India, Kohli earned Rs 134.44 crore in 2016 placing in the third position after Salman Khan (Rs 270.33) and Shah Rukh Khan (Rs 221.75 crore) in the ‘2016 Celebrity 100’ list.(Getty Images)

Has Virat Kohli started audio equipment company? India captain gives strong hint

Hindustan Times | By Abhishek Paul
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’
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