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
File image: Indian badminton coach P Gopichand flanked by PV Sindhu andSaina Nehwal during a press conference.(PTI)
File image: Indian badminton coach P Gopichand flanked by PV Sindhu andSaina Nehwal during a press conference.(PTI)

CWG, Asian Games made it tough for players: Pullela Gopichand

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Bihan Sengupta
UPDATED ON NOV 14, 2018 06:05 PM IST
While Saina Nehwal had clinched gold at the Commonwealth Games earlier this year, India’s only other medal at a big event came in the mixed team category at Gold Coast.
India's captain Virat Kohli, second left, and teammate Rohit Sharma, right, leave the field with by West Indies' players after their win in the fifth and last one-day international cricket match in Thiruvananthapuram(AP)
India's captain Virat Kohli, second left, and teammate Rohit Sharma, right, leave the field with by West Indies' players after their win in the fifth and last one-day international cricket match in Thiruvananthapuram(AP)

India vs West Indies: Injustice if we haven’t learnt from this series, says Stuart Law

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By Bihan Sengupta
UPDATED ON NOV 01, 2018 08:05 PM IST
India vs West Indies, 5th ODI: Law, whose tenure with the West Indies team will end after their tour to Bangladesh in November, nonetheless praised the batting duo of Shai Hope and Shimron Hetmyer.
India bowler Khaleel Ahmed (C) celebrates with captain Virat Kohli (R), Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Shikhar Dhawan (L) after taking the wicket of West Indies cricketer Marlon Samuels(AFP)
India bowler Khaleel Ahmed (C) celebrates with captain Virat Kohli (R), Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Shikhar Dhawan (L) after taking the wicket of West Indies cricketer Marlon Samuels(AFP)

India vs West Indies: Rayudu and Ahmed form biggest takeaways, says Virat Kohli

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By Bihan Sengupta
UPDATED ON NOV 01, 2018 07:43 PM IST
Being used as a first-change bowler, Ahmed made use of the conditions both in Mumbai and here in Thiruvananthapuram where overcast conditions aided in lateral movement.
Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma have five centuries between them in the series.(PTI)
Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma have five centuries between them in the series.(PTI)

India vs West Indies: With Rohit Sharma-Virat Kohli in form, India aim to go for the kill

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Bihan Sengupta
UPDATED ON NOV 01, 2018 08:17 AM IST
If Jason Holder’s men manage to pull off another shock win as they had in Pune, the magnitude of the victory would be no less than a series win for the islanders even though it would end in a 2-2 draw.
India's captain Virat Kohli, right, is bowled out by West Indies' bowler Marlon Samuels.(AP)
India's captain Virat Kohli, right, is bowled out by West Indies' bowler Marlon Samuels.(AP)

India vs West Indies: Virat Kohli heroics in vain as visitors level series in Pune

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Bihan Sengupta
UPDATED ON OCT 28, 2018 08:48 AM IST
West Indies beat India by 43 runs in the third one-day international in Pune on Saturday to level the five-match series at 1-1.
Jinson Johnson celebrates during the medal ceremony for the men's 1500m event in Jakarta.(PTI)
Jinson Johnson celebrates during the medal ceremony for the men's 1500m event in Jakarta.(PTI)

Indian athletics will have the best batch in 2020 Olympics: Jinson Johnson

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Bihan Sengupta
UPDATED ON OCT 05, 2018 10:49 AM IST
Jinson Johnson went on to clinch the 1,500m gold and 800m silver at the Jakarta Asian Games.
File image of BCCI logo.(Hindustan Times via Getty Images)
File image of BCCI logo.(Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

Administrators should not dance to players’ tunes: Manjrekar

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Bihan Sengupta
UPDATED ON OCT 02, 2018 08:35 AM IST
Sanjay Manjrekar also feels the BCCI should start playing Day-Night Tests to attract viewership and fans to the longer format.
Virat Kohli in action during India’s Test series against England.(REUTERS)
Virat Kohli in action during India’s Test series against England.(REUTERS)

Test cricket is fortunate to have a player like Virat Kohli: Sanjay Manjrekar

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Bihan Sengupta
UPDATED ON OCT 01, 2018 10:38 PM IST
Sanjay Manjrekar heaped praise on India skipper Virat Kohli, stating that the longest format of the game was fortunate to have him around at an hour when one is searching for the right ingredients to keep it popular.
Mirabai Chanu, who clinched gold at the 2018 Commonwealth Games, was awarded the country’s highest sporting honour.(File Photo)
Mirabai Chanu, who clinched gold at the 2018 Commonwealth Games, was awarded the country’s highest sporting honour.(File Photo)

Every athlete wants to win awards but can’t get it every year: Mirabai Chanu

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Bihan Sengupta
UPDATED ON SEP 28, 2018 10:41 PM IST
Mirabai Chanu lifted a world record 194kg (85kg snatch and 109kg clean-and-jerk) in November, 2017 to become only the second Indian, after Karnam Malleswari, to win a world championship title.
India captain Virat Kohli arrives for a nets session ahead of the third Test Match between England and India at Trent Bridge in Nottingham.(AP)
India captain Virat Kohli arrives for a nets session ahead of the third Test Match between England and India at Trent Bridge in Nottingham.(AP)

India vs England: Rohit Sharma backs Virat Kohli’s rotational policy

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Bihan Sengupta
UPDATED ON AUG 17, 2018 11:22 AM IST
Virat Kohli, who took over as captain from Mahendra Singh Dhoni in 2014, has led the side in 37 Tests fielding a different playing XI in each of those matches. With India 0-2 down in the five-match series against England, the trend is expected to continue.
Cricket - England v India - Second Test - Lord’s, London, Britain - August 12, 2018 England's Ollie Pope celebrates with Joe Root after taking a catch to dismiss India's Virat Kohli(Action Images via Reuters)
Cricket - England v India - Second Test - Lord’s, London, Britain - August 12, 2018 England's Ollie Pope celebrates with Joe Root after taking a catch to dismiss India's Virat Kohli(Action Images via Reuters)

India vs England: Test defeats a wake-up call for under-prepared India, says Dean Jones

Mumbai | By Bihan Sengupta
PUBLISHED ON AUG 13, 2018 08:01 PM IST
It indeed had a been a miserable show from the top-order given that in the past five matches, barring Virat Kohli who averages 52.60, the rest have even managed to go past 20.
These Mumbai students believe football can go a long way in helping their less unfortunate counterparts secure an education.(HT Photo)
These Mumbai students believe football can go a long way in helping their less unfortunate counterparts secure an education.(HT Photo)

The beautiful game: Mumbai students raise money for poor kids through football

Hindustan Times | By Bihan Sengupta
UPDATED ON AUG 12, 2018 05:20 PM IST
The idea behind HelpOut is to help a few children join a government school in Ladiwali.
India's Rishabh Pant attends a training session at Lord's Cricket Ground in London on August 8, 2018, ahead of the second Test cricket match between England and India.(AFP)
India's Rishabh Pant attends a training session at Lord's Cricket Ground in London on August 8, 2018, ahead of the second Test cricket match between England and India.(AFP)

India vs England: Sunil Gavaskar feels Rishabh Pant in line for Test debut in Nottingham

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Bihan Sengupta
UPDATED ON AUG 11, 2018 09:16 AM IST
Rishabh Pant, who had been in a scintillating form in the Indian Premier League (IPL), has earned his maiden call-up to the Test team for the five-match series against England.
Sachin Tendulkar believes that Yo-Yo Test should not be the only criteria for selection in the Indian cricket team.(Reuters)
Sachin Tendulkar believes that Yo-Yo Test should not be the only criteria for selection in the Indian cricket team.(Reuters)

Yo-Yo test shouldn’t be sole selection criterion, says Sachin Tendulkar

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Bihan Sengupta
UPDATED ON JUL 22, 2018 09:57 AM IST
Sachin Tendulkar feels that while a certain standard was required, selection for the Indian cricket team should also take into account other factors besides the Yo-Yo Test.
While the academy will focus primarily on cricket, Sachin Tendulkar said he wants to help foster sporting culture.(Reuters)
While the academy will focus primarily on cricket, Sachin Tendulkar said he wants to help foster sporting culture.(Reuters)

I tied up with Middlesex given their cricket history: Sachin Tendulkar on academy

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Bihan Sengupta
UPDATED ON JUL 20, 2018 10:04 PM IST
Sachin Tendulkar weighed several options before deciding to link up with the English club based at Lord’s and wants to help children from poor background and then expand the academy to cities beyond London and Mumbai.
Go back 15 years, to the start of Wimbledon in June 2003, Federer was 21 and had not yet reached No. 1 in the ATP rankings. Nadal hadn't hadn't even entered a major tournament in 2003. These days, he trails only Federer in the all-time men's Grand Slam standings, with 17 of his own, including No. 11 at the French Open just this month.(AP)
Go back 15 years, to the start of Wimbledon in June 2003, Federer was 21 and had not yet reached No. 1 in the ATP rankings. Nadal hadn't hadn't even entered a major tournament in 2003. These days, he trails only Federer in the all-time men's Grand Slam standings, with 17 of his own, including No. 11 at the French Open just this month.(AP)

Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal’s dominance underlines shortcomings of new tennis generation

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Bihan Sengupta
UPDATED ON JUN 30, 2018 02:49 PM IST
While the romanticism around Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal is expected to remain for the foreseeable future, it’s fair to say the next generation of tennis hasn’t really stepped up.
In this file photo, Chennai Super Kings captain M.S Dhoni plays a shot during the 2018 Indian Premier League (IPL) match between Chennai Super Kings and Sunrisers Hyderabad at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune on May 13, 2018.(AFP)
In this file photo, Chennai Super Kings captain M.S Dhoni plays a shot during the 2018 Indian Premier League (IPL) match between Chennai Super Kings and Sunrisers Hyderabad at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune on May 13, 2018.(AFP)

MS Dhoni reveals batting strategy for Chennai Super Kings at IPL 2018

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Bihan Sengupta
UPDATED ON JUN 12, 2018 04:00 PM IST
MS Dhoni stated that he wanted to bat up the order and selected the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) squad at the IPL 2018 auction table in a similar manner.
Neymar will be the key for Brazil as they look to end their 16-year frustration and overcome their 1-7 loss to Germany in the semi-final in the 2014 FIFA World Cup.(Getty Images)
Neymar will be the key for Brazil as they look to end their 16-year frustration and overcome their 1-7 loss to Germany in the semi-final in the 2014 FIFA World Cup.(Getty Images)

FIFA World Cup 2018: Brazil bank on Neymar to break 16-year trophy wait

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Bihan Sengupta
UPDATED ON JUN 09, 2018 10:26 AM IST
Brazil, who are slotted in Group E alongside Serbia, Switzerland and Costa Rica, will be banking on Neymar to win the FIFA World Cup title for the first time since 2002, when they defeated Germany in the final.
Arjun Tendulkar played in five of the six games and took 18 wickets , including two five-fors and a four-wicket haul in the Cooch Behar tournament.(Facebook)
Arjun Tendulkar played in five of the six games and took 18 wickets , including two five-fors and a four-wicket haul in the Cooch Behar tournament.(Facebook)

Arjun Tendulkar included in India U-19 squad for Sri Lanka tour

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Bihan Sengupta
UPDATED ON JUN 07, 2018 08:01 PM IST
Arjun Tendulkar, the son of Sachin Tendulkar, will play in two four-day ties for the upcoming India Under-19 tour of Sri Lanka.
Steve Smith was handed a one-year suspension for his role in the ball-tampering scandal.(AP)
Steve Smith was handed a one-year suspension for his role in the ball-tampering scandal.(AP)

‘I cried for four days’ - Steve Smith opens up about ball-tampering scandal

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Bihan Sengupta
UPDATED ON JUN 04, 2018 05:16 PM IST
Steve Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft were involved in a ball tampering saga in the Test series against South Africa.
Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi may not play another FIFA World Cup after Russia 2018.(Getty Images)
Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi may not play another FIFA World Cup after Russia 2018.(Getty Images)

2018 FIFA World Cup: Football greats ready for final flourish

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Bihan Sengupta
UPDATED ON JUN 01, 2018 12:51 PM IST
The FIFA World Cup trophy is the ultimate prize in world football. It elevated Pele, Maradona and Zidane to demi­gods in the game. No club heroics have been able to match that high
Mumbai Indians wicket-keeper Ishan Kishan said he learnt a lot from senior pros like MS Dhoni and Rohit Sharma during the IPL 2018 season.(AFP)
Mumbai Indians wicket-keeper Ishan Kishan said he learnt a lot from senior pros like MS Dhoni and Rohit Sharma during the IPL 2018 season.(AFP)

MS Dhoni, Rohit Sharma taught me a lot during IPL 2018: Mumbai Indians’ Ishan Kishan

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Bihan Sengupta
UPDATED ON MAY 29, 2018 08:38 AM IST
Mumbai Indians wicket-keeper Ishan Kishan said he learnt a lot from senior pros like MS Dhoni and Rohit Sharma during the IPL 2018 season.
Graeme Smith played 117 Test matches for South Africa before retiring in 2014.(Reuters)
Graeme Smith played 117 Test matches for South Africa before retiring in 2014.(Reuters)

Graeme Smith feels the need to invest more in Test cricket

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Bihan Sengupta
UPDATED ON JUN 01, 2018 01:14 PM IST
Graeme Smith feels that domestic T20 competitions should be retained and have international cricket in Tests and ODIs.
Shubman Gill performed quite well for Kolkata Knight Riders in the recently concluded Indian Premier League (IPL) 2018.(AP)
Shubman Gill performed quite well for Kolkata Knight Riders in the recently concluded Indian Premier League (IPL) 2018.(AP)

How IPL 2018 stint with Kolkata Knight Riders taught Shubman Gill to play under pressure

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Bihan Sengupta
UPDATED ON MAY 28, 2018 05:20 PM IST
Shubman Gill, who was a breakout star for Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2018, talks about his experience in the competition and how he learnt to handle pressure situations.
Chennai Super Kings Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni (R) and Coach Stephen Fleming during practice session.(HT Photo)
Chennai Super Kings Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni (R) and Coach Stephen Fleming during practice session.(HT Photo)

Desire to get back and do well was high: Chennai Super Kings coach Stephen Fleming

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Bihan Sengupta
UPDATED ON MAY 28, 2018 08:49 AM IST
Chennai Super Kings’ coach Stephen Fleming says that the two-year absence from IPL was tough for the franchise and motivation to come back and do well was high.
Sunrisers Hyderabad Kane Williamson, left, and Rashid Khan have been two of the best performers in IPL 2018.(AP)
Sunrisers Hyderabad Kane Williamson, left, and Rashid Khan have been two of the best performers in IPL 2018.(AP)

Rashid Khan among world’s best spinners, says Sunrisers Hyderabad captain Kane Williamson

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Bihan Sengupta
UPDATED ON MAY 28, 2018 08:37 AM IST
Sunrisers Hyderabad skipper Kane Williamson lavished praised on leg-spinner Rashid Khan after his side’s loss to Chennai Super Kings in Indian Premier League (IPL) final.
Shane Watson in action during the 2018 Indian Premier League (IPL) final between Chennai Super Kings and Sunrisers Hyderabad at the Wankhede Stadium on Sunday.(PTI)
Shane Watson in action during the 2018 Indian Premier League (IPL) final between Chennai Super Kings and Sunrisers Hyderabad at the Wankhede Stadium on Sunday.(PTI)

Shane Watson’s unbeaten ton guides Chennai Super Kings to third IPL title

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Bihan Sengupta
UPDATED ON MAY 27, 2018 10:52 PM IST
Shane Watson’s unbeaten 117 helped Chennai Super Kings defeat Sunrisers Hyderabad by eight wickets to win their third Indian Premier League (IPL) title at the Wankhede Stadium on Sunday.
Sunrisers Hyderabad batsman Yusuf Pathan plays a shot against Chennai Super Kings during the IPL 2018 final in Mumbai on Sunday.(PTI)
Sunrisers Hyderabad batsman Yusuf Pathan plays a shot against Chennai Super Kings during the IPL 2018 final in Mumbai on Sunday.(PTI)

Yusuf Pathan’s late flourish boosts Sunrisers Hyderabad; Chennai Super Kings come back to clinch title

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Bihan Sengupta
UPDATED ON MAY 28, 2018 09:50 AM IST
Yusuf Pathan scored an unbeaten 45 to guide Sunrisers Hyderabad to 178/6 against Chennai Super Kings in the IPL 2018 final but the latter bounced back to win the title
MS Dhoni and Suresh Raina celebrate the wicket of Kane Williamson during the 2018 Indian Premier League (IPL) final between Chennai Super Kings and Sunrisers Hyderabad at the Wankhede Stadium on Sunday.(BCCI)
MS Dhoni and Suresh Raina celebrate the wicket of Kane Williamson during the 2018 Indian Premier League (IPL) final between Chennai Super Kings and Sunrisers Hyderabad at the Wankhede Stadium on Sunday.(BCCI)

MS Dhoni makes history during Chennai Super Kings vs Sunrisers Hyderabad IPL 2018 final

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Bihan Sengupta
UPDATED ON MAY 28, 2018 12:01 AM IST
MS Dhoni, the Chennai Super Kings skipper, recorded the most number of stumpings in IPL history when he sent Sunrisers Hyderabad captain Kane Williamson back to the pavilion in the final of the 2018 edition at the Wankhede Stadium on Sunday.
Kane Williamson in action during the 2018 Indian Premier League (IPL) final between Chennai Super Kings and Sunrisers Hyderabad at the Wankhede Stadium on Sunday.(PTI)
Kane Williamson in action during the 2018 Indian Premier League (IPL) final between Chennai Super Kings and Sunrisers Hyderabad at the Wankhede Stadium on Sunday.(PTI)

Kane Williamson’s gritty knock in vain as Chennai Super Kings beat Sunrisers Hyderabad to win IPL 2018

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Bihan Sengupta
UPDATED ON MAY 27, 2018 11:59 PM IST
Kane Williamson scored 47 off 36 balls but it went in vain as Chennai Super Kings defeated Sunrisers Hyderabad by eight wickets to win their third Indian Premier League (IPL) title at the Wankhede Stadium on Sunday.
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