Ashutosh Sharma is based in Chandigarh and has been a sports journalist for over a decade. He mainly writes on cricket.
Articles by Ashutosh Sharma
After taking the lead in opening up its golf course on Wednesday, Chandigarh threw open almost all its government-run sports complexes for all disciplines, barring close-contact games such as wrestling, boxing, hockey, volleyball and cricket.
Chandigarh Lawn Tennis Association and Total Tennis Academy await SOPs from the UT sports department
Jhingan, who sustained an injury ahead of the FIFA World Cup qualifier against Bangladesh, said that lot of leagues are under pressure to wrap up the season in a short period of time and substitution rule change will surely ease some of the workload on the players.
Cricket and tennis have seen mushrooming of small academies with almost all schools in tricity having one or the other. With no income since mid-March these academies are hoping to avoid a financial ruin
Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | ByShalini Gupta and Ashutosh Sharma, Chandigarh
Giving players specific schedules to follow and update their task completion through messaging app WhatsApp
Ajeetesh Sandhu was supposed to play in Royal Cup in Thailand but once that got deferred due to Covid-19 outbreak, the golfer returned to India and shifted his focus on Indian Open
Ashutosh Sharma, Chandigarh | ByAshutosh Sharma, Chandigarh
Gill had walked off without any argument in the second innings and Mandeep said his wicket might have been crucial in the match’s context.
Umpire overturned the decision after consultation with leg umpire Pashchim Pathak only to leave the rival Delhi team visibly unhappy. The visitors went into a huddle and the match was held up for several minutes.
New Delhi | ByAshutosh Sharma
The decision to replace Mahesh Bhupathi as the non-playing captain was taken in the AGM held in Chandigarh on Monday.
ByAshutosh Sharma, Mohali
KL Rahul and Sam Curran were the top performers as Kings XI Punjab posted a six-wicket win over Chennai Super Kings in their Indian Premier League (IPL) encounter.
CSK have long admitted that with older players making up the core, it’s difficult to compete and recover, but somehow the same experience has managed to get them the wins.
A brisk start from Shikhar Dhawan, who scored a quickfire half century gave Delhi the start they were looking for.
A win at home finally achieved after multiple losses, a confident Delhi Capitals will hope to keep the juggernaut rolling when they take on Rajasthan Royals in an away IPL encounter.
IPL 2019, KXIP vs SRH: KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal put on a century stand, take Kings XI Punjab to a six-wicket win
Kings XI Punjab beat Sunrisers Hyderabad by six wickets in Mohali on Monday.
With four overs to go, DC were holding all the aces, needing just 30 off 24 balls with seven wickets in hand before exploding in spectacular fashion. The carnage for Delhi started in the 17th over by Shami.
Confirming the news, PCA secretary RP Singla said it was a voluntary decision and a team was formed to comb the entire premises to remove framed pictures of Pakistani cricketers
Real Kashmir held their own against a sustained attack from Minerva, who after a dull draw against Churchill Brothers in their opening game started on a proactive note.
Panchkula | ByAshutosh Sharma
As ubiquitous as it is to see an Indian among top golfers in the world now competing with the best, when Jeev turned pro, it was a rarity. Into his third decade as a top flight golfer, Jeev Milkha Singh will play host as well as compete in the event named after him — a first for Indian golf.
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByAshutosh Sharma
As soon as the names were released, many former players and coaches pointed out that Kalsi is associated with an academy—Achiever’s School of Cricket—based in Landran near Mohali. Harvinder is listed as a bowling coach in the academy’s website.
Afghanistan cricket team coach Phil Simmons said that the inaugural Test match against India was a learning experience for his side despite suffering a heavy loss against the hosts.
India managed to bundle out Afghanistan twice in two sessions; for 109 in 27.5 overs between lunch and tea and for 103 in 38.4 overs in the last session to complete a facile win.
Virat Kohli had hurt his neck while playing for Royal Challengers Bangalore win over Sunrisers Hyderabad in the IPL.
Hardik Pandya struck a half-century before India were bundled out for 474 in their first innings just before lunch on the second day of the one-off historic Test against Afghanistan at the M.Chinnaswamy Stadium.
Afghanistan fans lapped up the opportunity to witness their first-ever Test against India in Bangalore.
The openers raise 168 runs together to dominate the newcomers before Afghanistan bowlers fought back in the final session of the rain-interrupted Day 1.
Hindustna Times, Bangalore | ByAshutosh Sharma
Murali Vijay joined Shikhar Dhawan with a century in the one-off Test against Afghanistan as India continued to dominate.
Shikhar Dhawan’s 87-ball-century took India to a comfortable 158/0 at lunch on the opening day of the one-off Test against Afghanistan at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore on Thursday.
Shikhar Dhawan scored a magnificent century while Murali Vijay neared a century as India reached a wonderful position against Afghanistan in the one-off Test in Afghanistan.
India will not take spin-heavy Afghanistan lightly, stand-in captain Ajinkya Rahane said ahead of their one-off Test in Bangalore on Thursday.