Aritra Mukherjee

Aritra Mukherjee, who happens to be a journalist, is in an eternal relationship with food and sleep. He can, however, sacrifice both or at least the latter for his love-affair with cricket. 'He said,' 'he added,' 'he signed off' are some of his favourite phrases. When not juggling between food, sleep and cricket, he wastes time by surfing OTT platforms.

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IPL: Technical tweaks and a change in mindset behind Kuldeep Yadav's resurgence

Delhi Capitals left-arm wrist-spinner is the second highest wicket-taker in IPL 2022 with 13 scalps
Kuldeep Yadav celebrates after picking a wicket in the IPL 2022 match between Kolkata Knight Riders and Delhi Capitals(IPL)
Kuldeep Yadav celebrates after picking a wicket in the IPL 2022 match between Kolkata Knight Riders and Delhi Capitals(IPL)
Updated on Apr 21, 2022 09:47 PM IST
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‘I’m sure I'd see him play all formats for India': Buttler's bold prediction

  • IPL 2022: Rajasthan Royals' batter Jos Buttler made big predictions for pacer Prasidh Krishna, saying that the young pacer will play in all three formats for India.
Rajasthan Royals' Jos Buttler(Mumbai Indians Twitter)
Rajasthan Royals' Jos Buttler(Mumbai Indians Twitter)
Published on Apr 05, 2022 11:51 AM IST
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Ajinkya Rahane and KKR: The perfect player-franchise combo ‘hungry' for success

  • Rahane and KKR at the moment are almost the perfect combination of a player and franchise. After letting Shubman Gill go and not being able to buy Rahul Tripathi back at the auction, KKR needed a solid Indian batter at the top of the order to partner Venkatesh Iyer. Rahane was an ideal choice.
Kolkata Knight Riders' Ajinkya Rahane (ANI)
Kolkata Knight Riders' Ajinkya Rahane (ANI)
Published on Mar 30, 2022 05:05 PM IST
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The Mohammed Siraj and Bharat Arun relation behind India's new pace sensation

  • The seeds of the guile that Siraj showed at Lord’s a few days ago were sown in the Old Hyderabad city but he needed someone to nurture. He got that in Bharat Arun.
India's Mohammed Siraj celebrates.(AP)
India's Mohammed Siraj celebrates.(AP)
Updated on Aug 21, 2021 07:12 AM IST
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ECB to play leading role in pushing for cricket's inclusion in 2028 LA Olympics

  • When asked to explain ECB’s role further in speeding up the process of cricket's inclusion in the Olympics, Tom Harrison said it is a big opportunity for cricket’s growth.
ECB CEO Tom Harrison
ECB CEO Tom Harrison
Published on Aug 13, 2021 03:55 PM IST
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'Kohli has been vocal in letting Rahane, Pujara know what the situation is'

  • “Pujara and Rahane know what is expected from them in this Indian team. They know what Virat Kohli wants from them. He has been vocal in letting them know what the situation is,” said former India spinner Venkatapathy Raju in an exclusive chat with Hindustan Times.
'Virat Kohli has been vocal in letting Ajinkya Rahane (not in picture), Cheteshwar Pujara know what the situation is'(Action Images via Reuters)
'Virat Kohli has been vocal in letting Ajinkya Rahane (not in picture), Cheteshwar Pujara know what the situation is'(Action Images via Reuters)
Published on Aug 10, 2021 12:52 PM IST
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'They convert broken road into highway': Gavaskar picks IND openers for 1st Test

  • India vs England: Sunil Gavaskar believes KL Rahul can put an end to India's opening woes and partner Rohit Sharma, who has emerged as the confirmed opener in Tests, for long.
Sunil Gavaskar.has named KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma as India's openers for the first Test against England(Getty Images)
Sunil Gavaskar.has named KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma as India's openers for the first Test against England(Getty Images)
Updated on Aug 04, 2021 11:44 AM IST
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'No threats to his place': Nehra picks India's pace attack for first ENG Test

Nehra said if there are no injury concerns to any of them then Bumrah, Shami and Ishant should be India’s seamers in the series opener at Trent Bridge starting on August 4.
Ashish Nehra: File photo(HT Archive)
Ashish Nehra: File photo(HT Archive)
Published on Aug 02, 2021 07:33 PM IST
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'Rahul Dravid taking over as full-time India head coach is likely to happen'

Former India batsman WV Raman said it is perhaps a matter of time before Rahul Dravid takes over as the full-time coach.
India coach Rahul Dravid.(Getty Images)
India coach Rahul Dravid.(Getty Images)
Updated on Jul 18, 2021 11:03 AM IST
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'I'm jealous that India have them': Arnold names game-changers of IND-SL series

  • Arnold said India have the likes of Shikhar Dhawan and Hardik Pandya on their side but he would go ‘out of the box' and name Shaw as the player to watch out for in the upcoming three ODIs and three T20Is.
Russell Arnold had his say on the India vs Sri Lanka series(Twitter)
Russell Arnold had his say on the India vs Sri Lanka series(Twitter)
Updated on Jul 17, 2021 10:53 AM IST
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'Surprising that an unwanted remark came from a great player': Ex-Ind selector

  • Raju, who has played 28 Tests and 53 ODIs for India, said Ranatunga was wrong to make such a statement as the touring Indian side has a group of players who can make it big at the international level.
Raju said Ranatunga's second-string Indian side comment was an unwanted one.(BCCI)
Raju said Ranatunga's second-string Indian side comment was an unwanted one.(BCCI)
Published on Jul 16, 2021 01:46 PM IST
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'Scores at lightning pace, can be India's next finisher after Dhoni' | Exclusive

  • Ahead of the white-ball series against Sri Lanka, Sivaramakrishnan, in an exclusive chat with the Hindustan Times, talked about captain Shikhar Dhawan, how important Hardik Pandya is to India’s chances and the areas Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal need to improve to regain lost glory.
Sivaramakrishnan said India batsman Hardik Pandya scores at lightning-quick pace(PTI)
Sivaramakrishnan said India batsman Hardik Pandya scores at lightning-quick pace(PTI)
Updated on Jul 16, 2021 09:37 AM IST
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'Dravid, Dhawan will go with him': Kaif picks India keeper for 1st ODI vs SL

With Pant and KL Rahul with the Indian Test side in England, it will boil down to a choice between Samson and Kishan – the wicketkeepers in India’s young side - in the Sri Lanka series.
Kaif picks between Samson & Kishan as India keeper for SL series(HT Collage)
Kaif picks between Samson & Kishan as India keeper for SL series(HT Collage)
Updated on Jul 15, 2021 09:39 AM IST
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'Even if India win 6-0 in SL, it won't make a difference to his spot in the XI'

Shikhar Dhawan has done enough to be regarded as one of India’s best white-ball batsmen currently and yet, even his biggest supporters would think twice before putting his name as Rohit Sharma’s partner in India’s opening match in the T20 World Cup.
Shikhar Dhawan: File photo(AP)
Shikhar Dhawan: File photo(AP)
Published on Jul 14, 2021 08:24 AM IST
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EXCLUSIVE: 'Fans need to cut Kohli some slack, India lucky to have him'

  • Does not winning an ICC trophy make Virat Kohli a bad captain? English cricketer Peter Trego certainly doesn't think so. In fact, the county stalwart is of the opinion that India are lucky to have a player Kohli as their leader.
Virat Kohli is India's most successful Test captain with 33 wins. (Getty Images)
Virat Kohli is India's most successful Test captain with 33 wins. (Getty Images)
Updated on Jul 07, 2021 03:02 PM IST
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'Pujara can think of playing a few more shots': WV Raman ahead of WTC final

  • Former India batsman WV Raman shared his thoughts on English conditions, the Indian batting unit, the subtle change in approach that might help Cheteshwar Pujara and much more.
WV Raman feels Cheteshwar Pujara can do by playing freely to excel in England. (Getty Images)
WV Raman feels Cheteshwar Pujara can do by playing freely to excel in England. (Getty Images)
Updated on Jun 12, 2021 09:20 AM IST
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'Kohli, Shastri must tell Ashwin, Jadeja they can get wickets in WTC final'

  • In his only Test in 2014, Jadeja picked up 5 wickets while Ashwin in his lone attempt here in 2018, could manage only 3. But in both of those Tests, the opposition finger spinner Moeen Ali, picked up a total of 17 wickets, scripting India’s downfall not once but twice.
Ravindra Jadeja and R Ashwin.(File)
Ravindra Jadeja and R Ashwin.(File)
Updated on Jun 06, 2021 08:08 AM IST
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Hesson names 3 uncapped Indians who can help RCB win IPL 2021

  • Royal Challengers Bangalore's (RCB) director of cricket operations Mike Hesson named three uncapped Indian cricketers - Rajat Patidar, Suyash Prabhudesai and Mohammed Azharuddeen - who he believes can perform really well in IPL 2021.
Rajat Patidar, Suyash Prabhudesai and Mohammed Azharuddeen will play their maiden IPL for RCB this year
Rajat Patidar, Suyash Prabhudesai and Mohammed Azharuddeen will play their maiden IPL for RCB this year
Updated on Apr 01, 2021 09:36 AM IST
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Exclusive Interview: Saha opens up on battle with Pant for keeper's slot

  • When the India wicket-keeper finally manage to spare some time for a chat – albeit with the permission from his daughter and wife, it didn’t take him much time to don the imaginary keeping gloves and gather the bouncer-like questions with utmost ease during.
interview India's substitute wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha reaches for the ball during play on day three of the third cricket test between India and Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney, Australia.(AP)
India's substitute wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha reaches for the ball during play on day three of the third cricket test between India and Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney, Australia.(AP)
Updated on Jan 25, 2021 09:56 AM IST
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England team to arrive in India in 2 batches, will be under strict quarantine

India vs England: This also means that vice-captain Ben Stokes, who is not in Sri Lanka, is set to return to the side for the India series.
File image of England cricket team.(ECB/Getty Images)
File image of England cricket team.(ECB/Getty Images)
Updated on Jan 20, 2021 11:52 AM IST
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A fast bowler won’t rectify Kuldeep and Chahal’s problems, India need a spin bowling coach: Maninder Singh - Exclusive

The famous Kul-Cha combo was reduced to making guest appearances from lead roles. The last time these two featured together was in a 2019 World Cup game against England.
File image of Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal.(File)
File image of Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal.(File)
Updated on Dec 01, 2020 10:06 AM IST
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‘Up there as our best T20 batsman’: Former players pick India’s keeper for limited-overs cricket | Exclusive

India vs Australia: KL Rahul has returned to Australia – his third trip in his short six-year-old international career – looking a lot assured, way matured and with a better understanding of his game.
File image of KL Rahul, Rishabh Pant and Sanju Samson.(File)
File image of KL Rahul, Rishabh Pant and Sanju Samson.(File)
Updated on Nov 23, 2020 07:45 AM IST
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Bumrah, Shami good but we too have Starc, Hazlewood and Cummins: Australia keeper Alex Carey

Carey understands ‘how good’ Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami can be but he also wants India to understand the quality of Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins and Josh Hazlewood.
Mohammed Shami and Jasprit Bumrah of India chat during day four of the Third Test match in the series between Australia and India at Melbourne Cricket Ground on December 29, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia.(Getty Images)
Mohammed Shami and Jasprit Bumrah of India chat during day four of the Third Test match in the series between Australia and India at Melbourne Cricket Ground on December 29, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia.(Getty Images)
Updated on Nov 20, 2020 09:36 AM IST
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India vs Australia - ‘No doubt, he’s got the potential to lead India’: Australia keeper Alex Carey heaps praise on ‘future captain’ Shreyas Iyer

Ind vs Aus: Ahead of the six-match limited-overs series between India and Australia, which will also mark the return of Team India in international cricket after a gap of more than 7 months due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Australia wicket-keeper batsman Alex Carey said he had ‘no doubt’ in his mind that in Iyer, India have found a future leader.
Indian captain Virat Kohli and Shreyas Iyer after winning the 2nd T20 match against South Africa in Mohali.(PTI)
Indian captain Virat Kohli and Shreyas Iyer after winning the 2nd T20 match against South Africa in Mohali.(PTI)
Updated on Nov 17, 2020 12:26 PM IST
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Australia will start as favourites because of Steve Smith and David Warner: Rohan Gavaskar

The upcoming six-match limited-overs series followed by the four Tests have been painted more like Virat Kohli vs Australia rather than being Australia’s payback series against Team India.
Australia's Steve Smith, left, and David Warner attend a training session.(AP)
Australia's Steve Smith, left, and David Warner attend a training session.(AP)
Updated on Nov 17, 2020 11:37 AM IST
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IPL 2020: ‘Got Man of the Match against Australia, New Zealand and West Indies’ - Mumbai Indians’ Krunal Pandya hopeful of an India comeback

IPL 2020: 0/23, 2/26, 0/22 are just a few examples of how those ‘impactful’ performances from Krunal in this IPL have helped MI remain in the top half of the points table.
Mumbai Indians player Krunal Pandya plays a shot during IPL 2020 cricket match against Sunrisers Hyderabad.(PTI)
Mumbai Indians player Krunal Pandya plays a shot during IPL 2020 cricket match against Sunrisers Hyderabad.(PTI)
Updated on Oct 18, 2020 07:31 AM IST
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IPL 2020: ‘I trusted Rohit Sharma blindly, did everything he told me and it worked’ - Mumbai Indians batsman Suryakumar Yadav

IPL 2020: A person who has followed a somewhat similar path to Suryakumar Yadav, at least in the rise to the top of the order is MI captain Rohit Sharma. Surya said the Mumbai Indians opener has played a pivotal role in shaping him as a top-order batsman. All Surya did was ‘blindly follow’ Rohit’s instructions.
IPL 2020: Mumbai Indians player Suryakumar Yadav has credited his captain Rohit Sharma for improving him as a top-order batsman.(PTI)
IPL 2020: Mumbai Indians player Suryakumar Yadav has credited his captain Rohit Sharma for improving him as a top-order batsman.(PTI)
Updated on Oct 08, 2020 06:39 PM IST
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Hope I get more overs: Nitish Rana hopes to turn into an off-spinning all-rounder for KKR in IPL 2020

IPL 2020: It shouldn’t be a surprise if Nitish Rana pulls out some trickeries from his hat during this edition and gives a hard time to batsmen on the surfaces of the UAE that are known to assist spinners
Nitish Rana celebrates a wicket with his KKR captain Dinesh Karthik(Getty Images)
Nitish Rana celebrates a wicket with his KKR captain Dinesh Karthik(Getty Images)
Updated on Sep 18, 2020 08:52 AM IST
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IPL 2020: ‘Finishing doesn’t just fall on Hardik’: Jayawardena explains Pandya’s ‘different role’ in Mumbai Indians

Unlike in Indian colours, where he has to play the role of a designated fifth bowler and at times the third seamer and also bear the bulk of the load of finishing matches with the bat, Hardik Pandya has a much different or in other words a simpler role for MI.
Mumbai Indians (MI) player Hardik Pandya(Kunal Patil/HT Photo)
Mumbai Indians (MI) player Hardik Pandya(Kunal Patil/HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 17, 2020 09:21 PM IST
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‘Have kept all options open’: Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma talks about his batting position in IPL 2020

IPL 2020: Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma hinted that he will be starting as an opener when IPL 2020 kickstarts with the defending champions taking on CSK in the tournament opener on September 19.
Rohit Sharms has achieved a lot of success opening the batting for Mumbai Indians.(Getty Images)
Rohit Sharms has achieved a lot of success opening the batting for Mumbai Indians.(Getty Images)
Updated on Sep 17, 2020 04:50 PM IST
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