Bihan Sengupta

Bihan Sengupta

Bihan is a multimedia correspondent and works with the sports desk in Mumbai. He mostly covers cricket but his interests include football, tennis and badminton as well.

Articles by Bihan Sengupta
Ravichandran Ashwin (left) and Ravindra Jadeja run between the wickets in the Mohali Test(BCCI)
Ravichandran Ashwin (left) and Ravindra Jadeja run between the wickets in the Mohali Test(BCCI)

Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin make a statement: We also score runs

UPDATED ON NOV 28, 2016 10:47 PM IST
Ravindra Jadeja and Ravichandran Ashwin have played their roles both with bat and ball for Indian cricket team in the current Test series against England
Virender Sehwag came out in support of former India and Delhi teammate Virat Kohli and said the England cricket team should have gracefully accepted defeated in the second Test in Vizag.(AFP)
Virender Sehwag came out in support of former India and Delhi teammate Virat Kohli and said the England cricket team should have gracefully accepted defeated in the second Test in Vizag.(AFP)

Virender Sehwag calls England ‘poor losers’ after ‘ball-tampering’ row

Hindustan Times | By Bihan Sengupta
UPDATED ON NOV 26, 2016 12:37 PM IST
Virender Sehwag has called England media unsporting after a section of it alleged that India Test captain Virat Kohli had ‘tampered’ the ball during the Rajkot Test that ended in a draw.
Mumbai City marquee Diego Forlan will look to get on the scoresheet against Kerala Blasters on Saturday.(ISL)
Mumbai City marquee Diego Forlan will look to get on the scoresheet against Kerala Blasters on Saturday.(ISL)

Mumbai City FC look to change fortunes at home against Kerala Blasters

Hindustan Times | By Bihan Sengupta
PUBLISHED ON NOV 19, 2016 11:46 AM IST
Placed second, Mumbai City FC have won just one home game this season and have scored just three goals in their last six matches.
Rohit Sharma injured his thigh injury in the fifth and final ODI against New Zealand.(AFP)
Rohit Sharma injured his thigh injury in the fifth and final ODI against New Zealand.(AFP)

Rohit Sharma in dark over injury, may be out for three months

Hindustan Times | By Bihan Sengupta
UPDATED ON NOV 04, 2016 11:20 PM IST
Rohit Sharma sustained an injury on his right upper quadriceps in the fifth and final one-dayer against New Zealand in Visakhapatnam.
Paes and Ramkumar did well until midway through the second set, before momentum shifted and the yougner Indian’s inexperience showed in the match tiebreak.(Sanjeev Sharma/HT Photo)
Paes and Ramkumar did well until midway through the second set, before momentum shifted and the yougner Indian’s inexperience showed in the match tiebreak.(Sanjeev Sharma/HT Photo)

Leander Paes-Ramkumar Ramanathan lose to unfancied duo in Pune Challenger

Hindustan Times | By Bihan Sengupta
PUBLISHED ON OCT 28, 2016 10:54 AM IST
The Indians lost 6-2, 3-6, 4-10 to the unseeded French-Swiss pair of Hugo Nys and Luca Margaroli
Saketh Myneni lost 7-6, 2-6, 0-6 to Prajnesh Gunneswaran in the quarterfinals.(AFP)
Saketh Myneni lost 7-6, 2-6, 0-6 to Prajnesh Gunneswaran in the quarterfinals.(AFP)

Saketh Myneni crashes out in quarterfinals of ATP Challenger tournament

Hindustan Times | By Bihan Sengupta
UPDATED ON OCT 28, 2016 09:38 AM IST
Saketh Myneni battled a sore shoulder but bowed out of the quarter-finals by losing to Prajnesh Gunneswaran
Taking part in a Challenger in India after 19 years, all eyes were on Leander Paes as he walked into the center court.(PTI)
Taking part in a Challenger in India after 19 years, all eyes were on Leander Paes as he walked into the center court.(PTI)

Leander Paes cruise into next round at KPIT-MLSTA ATP Challenger

Hindustan Times | By Bihan Sengupta
PUBLISHED ON OCT 26, 2016 09:29 PM IST
Leander Paes and Ramkumar Ramanathan made short work of their opening doubles fixture at the US $50000 KPIT-MLSTA ATP Challenger on Wednesday as they cruised past unseeded Anvit Bendre and Sidharth Rawat 6-3, 6-4 to go through to the next round.
Teja switched over to Andhra from Hyderabad and has notched up two half-centuries already this season.(Santosh Harhare/HT Photo)
Teja switched over to Andhra from Hyderabad and has notched up two half-centuries already this season.(Santosh Harhare/HT Photo)

Ravi Teja, Kohli’s U-19 teammate, eyes career rebuild with Ranji big knocks

Hindustan Times | By Bihan Sengupta
PUBLISHED ON OCT 25, 2016 11:18 AM IST
Almost a decade ago, Ravi Teja was named alongside Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane and Ravindra Jadeja as the talented ones to look out for.
Jammu and Kashmir’s major achievement in the Ranji Trophy was beating Mumbai in the 2014 season.(HT Photo)
Jammu and Kashmir’s major achievement in the Ranji Trophy was beating Mumbai in the 2014 season.(HT Photo)

Five-wicket haul in Ranji my greatest achievement: Aamir Aziz

Hindustan Times | By Bihan Sengupta
PUBLISHED ON OCT 23, 2016 01:32 PM IST
Aamir Aziz picked up his maiden five-wicket haul as Jammu and Kashmir reached a strong position against Andhra at the Brabourne stadium
Hanuma Vihari scored 626 runs for Hyderabad in the 2015/16 Ranji Trophy season(PTI)
Hanuma Vihari scored 626 runs for Hyderabad in the 2015/16 Ranji Trophy season(PTI)

Captaining Andhra in Ranji Trophy a blessing in disguise: Hanuma Vihari

Hindustan Times | By Bihan Sengupta
PUBLISHED ON OCT 22, 2016 05:11 PM IST
Hanuma Vihari, who played for Hyderabad in the 2015/16 Ranji season, has moved to Andhra in the current season
The duo of Ravindra Jadeja and R Ashwin has been a huge factor for India’s recent home success.(Hindustan Times)
The duo of Ravindra Jadeja and R Ashwin has been a huge factor for India’s recent home success.(Hindustan Times)

Ashwin and Jadeja: India’s lethal spin duo

Hindustan Times | By Bihan Sengupta
PUBLISHED ON SEP 27, 2016 06:06 PM IST
From annihilating the Aussies 4-0 to winning the 500th Test, the pair has been a huge factor for India’s recent home success.
One of the reasons for the low scoring could be lack of adequate preparation for the team from the North East.(Representative Photo: Shutterstock)
One of the reasons for the low scoring could be lack of adequate preparation for the team from the North East.(Representative Photo: Shutterstock)

Lack of experience slows progress in Northeast states’ return to cricket

Hindustan Times | By Bihan Sengupta
PUBLISHED ON SEP 17, 2016 04:05 PM IST
All the teams from the North East block have flown to Bangalore for the Under-19 Associates and Affiliates tournament.
India Red Bowler Kuleep Yadav in action against India Blue during the Duleep Trophy.(Virendra Singh Gosain/HT PHOTO)
India Red Bowler Kuleep Yadav in action against India Blue during the Duleep Trophy.(Virendra Singh Gosain/HT PHOTO)

Missed out on New Zealand series but Kuldeep Yadav has time to stake claim again

Hindustan Times | By Bihan Sengupta
PUBLISHED ON SEP 15, 2016 12:40 PM IST
With 13 Test matches at home and young chinaman spinner Kuldeep Yadav running riot in the domestic circuit, Amit Mishra knows he’s living on the edge.
Premier League Coach, Jeremy Weeks during the closing ceremony of Premier Skills training.(PTI Photo)
Premier League Coach, Jeremy Weeks during the closing ceremony of Premier Skills training.(PTI Photo)

Premier Skills coach calls for better mentoring of young footballers

Hindustan Times | By Bihan Sengupta
PUBLISHED ON SEP 12, 2016 12:18 PM IST
It was a super Sunday for Indian football as 50 coaches qualified for the All India Football Federation (AIFF) ‘D’ licence category by being part of the first phase of Premier Skills, a joint initiative of the British Council of India and the English Premier League.
Empty stands are a regular sight at Test matches.(REUTERS)
Empty stands are a regular sight at Test matches.(REUTERS)

Can four-day format revive Test cricket?

Hindustan Times | By Bihan Sengupta
PUBLISHED ON SEP 09, 2016 10:56 AM IST
The format has already been backed by a few Australian legends, including captains Greg Chappell, Mark Taylor, and the legendary Shane Warne.
Gymnast Dipa Karmakar and her coach Bishweshwar Nandi being welcomed on their arrival.(PTI Photo)
Gymnast Dipa Karmakar and her coach Bishweshwar Nandi being welcomed on their arrival.(PTI Photo)

Bouyed by Rio success, Dipa Karmakar’s coach aims to form Indian gymnastics team

Hindustan Times | By Bihan Sengupta
UPDATED ON SEP 03, 2016 10:11 AM IST
While Dipa was conferred with the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award, the country’s highest sporting honour, Nandi was handed the Dronacharya award by President Pranab Mukherjee earlier this week.
Australia’s Cate Campbell helped her team to medals in the 4x100m medley and freestyle relays but could not finish on the podium in the 50m and 100m freestyle events.(Reuters)
Australia’s Cate Campbell helped her team to medals in the 4x100m medley and freestyle relays but could not finish on the podium in the 50m and 100m freestyle events.(Reuters)

Decline in Australia’s Olympic results, especially in the pools

Hindustan Times | By Bihan Sengupta
PUBLISHED ON AUG 29, 2016 06:15 PM IST
In the last four Olympic Games, Australia has managed to win 17 gold medals in swimming. Rivals USA, on the other hand, won 16 in Rio itself.
Bihar has not played in the Ranji Trophy since 2003-04 when BCCI derecognised the state body.(Shankar Mourya/HT Photo)
Bihar has not played in the Ranji Trophy since 2003-04 when BCCI derecognised the state body.(Shankar Mourya/HT Photo)

Politics, player exodus: Bihar awaits Lodha reforms to re-enter Ranji fold

Hindustan Times | By Bihan Sengupta
PUBLISHED ON AUG 26, 2016 03:53 PM IST
The players have no platform to showcase their talent and get noticed by the national selectors. Bihar has not played in the Ranji Trophy since 2003-04 when BCCI derecognised the state body.
Ishan Kishan led India in the ICC U19 World Cup that was held in Bangladesh early this year.(Getty Images)
Ishan Kishan led India in the ICC U19 World Cup that was held in Bangladesh early this year.(Getty Images)
Pullela Gopichand (left) with his pupils K Srikanth and PV Sindhu in Hyderabad.(PTI)
Pullela Gopichand (left) with his pupils K Srikanth and PV Sindhu in Hyderabad.(PTI)

Rio 2016: ‘Fierce competitor’ Pullela Gopichand plays the perfect mentor

Hindustan Times | By Bihan Sengupta
UPDATED ON AUG 19, 2016 02:39 PM IST
After winning the All England in 2001, Gopichand could have basked in the glory of the achievement, instead he chose to take up the challenge of nurturing young talent.
Pakistan batting great, Hanif Mohammad, who passed away in Karachi on Thursday aged 81.(AP File Photo)
Pakistan batting great, Hanif Mohammad, who passed away in Karachi on Thursday aged 81.(AP File Photo)

Pakistan ‘little master’ Hanif Mohammad was respected by friends and foes

Hindustan Times | By Bihan Sengupta
UPDATED ON AUG 12, 2016 03:24 AM IST
Pakistan batting great, Hanif Mohammad, the original ‘little master’, passes away after a battle with cancer aged 81.
Tania Sachdev lost her first chess tournament 0-7 when she was just five and a half years old.(Mohd Zakir/HT File)
Tania Sachdev lost her first chess tournament 0-7 when she was just five and a half years old.(Mohd Zakir/HT File)

Tania wins maiden Commonwealth gold, sets eyes on 2016 Chess Olympiad

Hindustan Times | By Bihan Sengupta
UPDATED ON AUG 09, 2016 02:22 PM IST
29-year-old and Abhijeet Gupta both win gold.
On turning pitches in the West Indies, Maninder Singh feels India should go in with three spinners, including Ravindra Jadeja (extreme left), and two seamers.(AP)
On turning pitches in the West Indies, Maninder Singh feels India should go in with three spinners, including Ravindra Jadeja (extreme left), and two seamers.(AP)

India should play three spinners on West Indies tracks, says Maninder Singh

Hindustan Times | By Bihan Sengupta
UPDATED ON AUG 08, 2016 10:27 PM IST
In the closing stages of the last Test in Jamaica, the India seamers were robotic, and spinners Amit Mishra and R Ashwin couldn’t end the Windies’ resistance.
Former Pakistan captain Hanif Mohammad has been hospitalised after suffering from respiratory problems.(Getty Images)
Former Pakistan captain Hanif Mohammad has been hospitalised after suffering from respiratory problems.(Getty Images)

I refused him a runner in 1960, he made 160: Nari Contractor on Hanif Mohammad

Hindustan Times | By Bihan Sengupta
UPDATED ON AUG 05, 2016 04:07 PM IST
Nari Contractor wished Pakistan great Hanif Mohammad speedy recovery
Tournaments like the Davis Cup require players to play in teams, something youngsters in the country don’t take on at an early age. The MSLTA hopes to change that with its newly- announced initiatives.(Sanjeev Sharma/ Hindustan times)
Tournaments like the Davis Cup require players to play in teams, something youngsters in the country don’t take on at an early age. The MSLTA hopes to change that with its newly- announced initiatives.(Sanjeev Sharma/ Hindustan times)

MSLTA announces performance analysis, team-based tennis for young players

Hindustan Times | By Bihan Sengupta
UPDATED ON JUL 31, 2016 04:03 PM IST
With teamwork required only in a handful of tournaments in tennis, youngsters don’t build on that aspect of their game early on. The MSLTA hopes to change that with the introduction of team-based tournaments.
Northern Ireland’s Paddy McNair made eight Premier League appearance for Manchester United last season.(Getty Images)
Northern Ireland’s Paddy McNair made eight Premier League appearance for Manchester United last season.(Getty Images)

Space crunch at Manchester United for homegrown players

Hindustan Times | By Bihan Sengupta
UPDATED ON JUL 30, 2016 05:30 PM IST
Searching immediate results more than long-term planning, new coach Jose Mourinho names Bastian Schweinsteiger and eight other Manchester United academy players in his expendables list
Ryan Giggs (left) was associated with Manchester United for 29 years before leaving the club this summer.(AFP)
Ryan Giggs (left) was associated with Manchester United for 29 years before leaving the club this summer.(AFP)

What it meant to be Ryan Giggs’ teammate

Hindustan Times | By Bihan Sengupta
PUBLISHED ON JUL 30, 2016 11:32 AM IST
“He kept reminding us that playing football is simple but playing simple football is difficult,”
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