Ashutosh Sharma

Ashutosh Sharma

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
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Ponting denies rumours of rift with Lee

Hindustan Times | By Ashutosh Sharma, Mohali
UPDATED ON OCT 22, 2008 01:00 AM IST
Australia skipper Ricky Ponting claimed that all was well between him and his pace spearhead Brett Lee. He asserted that the news of a heated exchanged between the two was wrong, reports Ashutosh Sharma.
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Fighting fire with fire

Hindustan Times | By Ashutosh Sharma, Mohali
UPDATED ON OCT 21, 2008 12:56 AM IST
The Australians are an aggressive team. Our strategy from the start of the match was to be aggressive and force them on the back foot said Gambhir, reports Ashutosh Sharma.
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‘Ploy to attack bowlers failed’

Hindustan Times | By Ashutosh Sharma
UPDATED ON OCT 20, 2008 11:36 PM IST
Being defensive is a trait that doesn't come naturally to the Australians.
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Few spectators a worry: Bindra

Hindustan Times | By Ashutosh Sharma, Mohali
UPDATED ON OCT 20, 2008 01:28 AM IST
ICC’s principal advisor and PCA president IS Bindra said that at the end of the day the empty stands do affect an association, reports Ashutosh Sharma.
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Clarke’s wicket was special: Mishra

Hindustan Times | By Ashutosh Sharma, Mohali
UPDATED ON OCT 19, 2008 11:01 PM IST
Test debutant Amit Mishra says of the five scalps he took, he cherish the dismissal of Michael Clarke with a clever googly the most, reports Ashutosh Sharma.
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Another Twenty20 extravaganza, this time in West Indies

Hindustan Times | By Ashutosh Sharma, Mohali
UPDATED ON OCT 18, 2008 11:28 PM IST
The ICC has decided to expand its T20 programme. After the World Cup of the shortest version in England next year, there will be another extravaganza called the World T20 Championship 2010 in March-April in the West Indies, reports Ashutosh Sharma.
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Pace holds punter’s ace

Hindustan Times | By Ashutosh Sharma, Mohali
UPDATED ON OCT 17, 2008 12:43 AM IST
Ricky Ponting has put his money on his quick men to turn the tables on India in the second Test beginning at Mohali from Friday, reports Ashutosh Sharma.
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Brett light: Kumble is still a major threat

Hindustan Times | By Ashutosh Sharma, Mohali
UPDATED ON OCT 16, 2008 12:21 AM IST
Anil Kumble has found support from an unexpected quarter. The Aus pace spearhead Brett Lee has come forward in his defence, saying the Australians still consider him a major threat, reports Ashutosh Sharma.
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Academy ignores BCCI diktat to lure youngsters

Hindustan Times | By Ashutosh Sharma, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON OCT 15, 2008 11:34 PM IST
Mumbai-based World Cricket Academy is offering players a chance of making a place in the state side or an IPL team. How can a private academy do that? After all, that's a job for the BCCI. Ashutosh Sharma reports.
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‘Don’t expect usual Mohali wicket’

Hindustan Times | By Ashutosh Sharma, Mohali
UPDATED ON OCT 14, 2008 11:34 PM IST
Don't expect a typical hard and bouncy Mohali wicket for the second Test beginning from October 17. Daljit Singh, the Mohali curator, has let out the warning well in advance, reports Ashutosh Sharma.
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Srivatsan shines for MRF

Hindustan Times | By Ashutosh Sharma
UPDATED ON SEP 25, 2008 10:49 PM IST
With MRF reeling at 44 for two, Gunaneswara Rao stitched a partnership of 57 runs with Parveen, reports Ashutosh Kumar.
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Game 2, same story for Ganguly; fails to capatilise on start

Hindustan Times | By Ashutosh Sharma
UPDATED ON SEP 25, 2008 10:39 PM IST
Indian Cements were cruising to victory but Ganguly had Suresh caught at mid off by Pradeep Sahu in 36th over, reports Ashutosh Sharma.
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Rain played spoilsport

Hindustan Times | By Ashutosh Sharma
UPDATED ON SEP 25, 2008 10:36 PM IST
Both the openers Radhey Shyan and Sandeep Sharma took no time in settling down and made Assam bowling attack look pedestrian, reports Ashutosh Sharma.
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Rain God help ONGC beat defending champions

None | By Ashutosh Sharma
UPDATED ON SEP 25, 2008 10:31 PM IST
With some heroics from the lower middle order batsmen Saurabh Kumar and Munaf Patel ONGC reached a competitive target of 184, reports Ashutosh Sharma.
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Ganguly in never-say-die mode

Hindustan Times | By Ashutosh Sharma, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON SEP 16, 2008 11:25 PM IST
The decision to keep Sourav Ganguly out of the Rest of India squad for the coming Irani Trophy might have had a hidden message in it, but the former India captain has plainly refused to see it, reports Ashutosh Sharma.
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Gony replaces Sreesanth for tri-series

Hindustan Times | By Ashutosh Sharma, Mohali
UPDATED ON JUN 07, 2008 10:44 PM IST
Gony has been drafted into the Indian Squad for the Bangladesh tri-series in place of Sreesanth who was ruled out with a side strain, reports Ashutosh Sharma.
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Gony and ecstasy

Hindustan Times | By Ashutosh Sharma, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON MAY 15, 2008 12:47 AM IST
Manpreet Singh Gony almost gave up cricket due to lack of prospects. Now he can’t walk in Chennai without security guards, reports Ashutosh Sharma.
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Women will struggle to qualify

Hindustan Times | By Ashutosh Sharma, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON MAR 26, 2008 11:22 PM IST
Charlesworth, however, refrained from commenting on the chances of the Indian team making the cut, saying they had as good chance to qualify, reports Ashutosh Sharma.
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Moody to coach Mohali team

Hindustan Times | By Ashutosh Sharma, Mohali
UPDATED ON FEB 17, 2008 11:06 PM IST
Amid widespread speculation about which Aussie would coach which team in the IPL the first official announcement came from the PCA. Yuvraj Singh will lead his team, reports Ashutosh Sharma.
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Moody to coach Mohali team

Hindustan Times | By Ashutosh Sharma, Mohali
UPDATED ON FEB 18, 2008 02:20 AM IST
It's official. Tom Moody will coach the Mohali chapter of the Indian Premier League. Ashutosh Sharma reports.
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