Harit Joshi

Harit Joshi

Harit Joshi writes on cricket and Olympic sports.

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Mahendra Singh Dhoni had a magnificent time with the bat but his captaincy swansong ended with a three-wicket defeat to England in the warm-up game at Brabourne stadium.(AFP)
Mahendra Singh Dhoni had a magnificent time with the bat but his captaincy swansong ended with a three-wicket defeat to England in the warm-up game at Brabourne stadium.(AFP)

Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s swansong as captain ends with defeat vs England

Hindustan Times | By Harit Joshi, Yuvi Finds Touch
UPDATED ON JAN 10, 2017 10:23 PM IST
Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s final match as limited overs skipper of an Indian team ended in defeat as India A lost by three wickets to England at the Brabourne stadium.
A fan evaded security and ran on to the ground to greet Mahendra Singh Dhoni during the first warm-up one day cricket match between India A and England XI at the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai on Tuesday.(AFP)
A fan evaded security and ran on to the ground to greet Mahendra Singh Dhoni during the first warm-up one day cricket match between India A and England XI at the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai on Tuesday.(AFP)

How a fan scaled a 10-ft fence to touch Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s feet at Brabourne

Hindustan Times | By Harit Joshi, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JAN 10, 2017 06:01 PM IST
A fans jumped the fence at the Brabourne Stadium and ran on to the pitch to touch Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s feet in the World Cup-winning skipper farewell game as skipper.
MS Dhoni attracted the fans to the Brabourne Stadium on Tuesday. Dhoni is leading the Indian A team against England XI.(Anshuman Poyrekar / HT Photo)
MS Dhoni attracted the fans to the Brabourne Stadium on Tuesday. Dhoni is leading the Indian A team against England XI.(Anshuman Poyrekar / HT Photo)

MS Dhoni’s last captaincy act top flavour at India A vs England XI match

Hindustan Times | By Harit Joshi, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JAN 10, 2017 05:49 PM IST
As MS Dhoni took the field as captain of an India team one last time in the India A vs England match, fans thronged the Brabourne Stadium, some even bunking classes to have one last look at their hero
Jos Buttler, who plays for the Mumbai Indians, will be banking on the experience in the IPL for a better show in the ODIs against India.(AFP)
Jos Buttler, who plays for the Mumbai Indians, will be banking on the experience in the IPL for a better show in the ODIs against India.(AFP)

Jos Buttler seeks to build on IPL experience in India limited-overs series

Hindustan Times | By Harit Joshi
UPDATED ON JAN 08, 2017 10:46 PM IST
England vice-captain, Jos Buttler aims to cash in on the familiarity gained while playing for Mumbai Indians during the upcoming limited-overs series in India.
Eoin Morgan has said England can bounce back in the ODI and T20I series against India despite being hammered 4-0 in the Test series.(AFP)
Eoin Morgan has said England can bounce back in the ODI and T20I series against India despite being hammered 4-0 in the Test series.(AFP)

Eoin Morgan says England will bounce back in ODI series despite Test thrashing

Hindustan Times | By Harit Joshi
UPDATED ON JAN 08, 2017 08:38 PM IST
England’s limited-overs skipper Eoin Morgan is confident fresh faces in the side will run India close in the ODI and T20 series despite the 4-0 Test series loss.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni will lead India for one final time during the warm-up game against England in Brabourne stadium.(PTI)
Mahendra Singh Dhoni will lead India for one final time during the warm-up game against England in Brabourne stadium.(PTI)

Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s ‘farewell’ captaincy match main focus in Brabourne

Hindustan Times | By Harit Joshi
UPDATED ON JAN 07, 2017 11:19 PM IST
Mahendra Singh Dhoni will be captain for one final time during the game between India A and England at the Brabourne stadium and this has put owners of the Cricket Club of India on their toes.
Yuvraj Singh came back into the Indian ODI squad after three years while Virat Kohli officially took over from MS Dhoni as the limited-overs skipper.(AP)
Yuvraj Singh came back into the Indian ODI squad after three years while Virat Kohli officially took over from MS Dhoni as the limited-overs skipper.(AP)

Yuvraj Singh’s performance in Ranji Trophy was key in selection, says MSK Prasad

Hindustan Times | By Harit Joshi
UPDATED ON JAN 06, 2017 09:25 PM IST
Yuvraj Singh made a comeback to the Indian ODI squad after three years while Virat Kohli was officially appointed as the skipper of both the ODI and T20I squads.
Jayant Yadav’s performance with both bat and ball for India during the England series has presented him with a new challenge.(BCCI)
Jayant Yadav’s performance with both bat and ball for India during the England series has presented him with a new challenge.(BCCI)

Jayant Yadav not burdened by all-rounder’s tag after magnificent debut series

Hindustan Times | By Harit Joshi, Mumbai
UPDATED ON DEC 27, 2016 09:11 AM IST
Jayant Yadav, who became the first Indian number nine batsman to score a century in Tests, says adding value to the role given by the Indian team management gave him more satisfaction.
Virat Kohli has enjoyed a tremendous year in 2016, scoring three double centuries and going undefeated in 11 Tests.(PTI)
Virat Kohli has enjoyed a tremendous year in 2016, scoring three double centuries and going undefeated in 11 Tests.(PTI)

Unstoppable in 2016, Virat Kohli’s mantra for 2017 - ‘Go Bold’

Hindustan Times | By Harit Joshi
UPDATED ON DEC 24, 2016 10:14 PM IST
Virat Kohli, who has enjoyed tremendous success in 2016, has said his New Year resolution for 2017 is to make bold decisions and be fearless.
Ravichandran Ashwin’s popularity in Tamil Nadu has soared after winning two ICC awards.(Twitter)
Ravichandran Ashwin’s popularity in Tamil Nadu has soared after winning two ICC awards.(Twitter)

Why superhero Ravichandran Ashwin is the new Rajinikanth of Tamil Nadu

Hindustan Times | By Harit Joshi, Siddharth Vishwanathan
UPDATED ON DEC 23, 2016 10:34 PM IST
Ravichandran Ashwin’s success in the England series and his ICC cricketer of the year award have made him as popular as superstar Rajinikanth.
Ravichandran Ashwin, who was voted the Cricketer of the Year 2016 by the ICC, started his life as an opening batsman(AFP)
Ravichandran Ashwin, who was voted the Cricketer of the Year 2016 by the ICC, started his life as an opening batsman(AFP)

Ravichandran Ashwin was a ‘brat’ in school: 7 things you didn’t know about him

By Harit Joshi, Mumbai:
UPDATED ON DEC 23, 2016 11:12 PM IST
Ravichandran Ashwin won two world titles at the ICC awards on Thursday. The Tamil Nadu all-rounder was voted the 2016 Cricketer of the Year and the Test Cricketer of the Year
Mahendra Singh Dhoni (left) and Gautam Gambhir during an IPL match at Eden Gardens on May 14, 2016. (Photo by Subhendu Ghosh/ Hindustan Times)(Hindustan Times)
Mahendra Singh Dhoni (left) and Gautam Gambhir during an IPL match at Eden Gardens on May 14, 2016. (Photo by Subhendu Ghosh/ Hindustan Times)(Hindustan Times)

Gambhir said this on his relationship with Mahendra Singh Dhoni, biopics

By Harit Joshi, Mumbai:
UPDATED ON DEC 14, 2016 11:09 PM IST
Gautam Gambhir did his first Facebook live with fans. The Delhi batsman spoke on his hot and cold relationship with Mahendra Singh Dhoni and his views on biopics
Umpire Paul Reiffel falls after being hit by a ball during day 1 of the fourth Test between India and England held at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai on Thursday.(BCCI)
Umpire Paul Reiffel falls after being hit by a ball during day 1 of the fourth Test between India and England held at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai on Thursday.(BCCI)

Paul Reiffel, hit on head by Bhuvneshwar Kumar throw, ‘rested’ for Wankhede Test

Hindustan Times | By Harit Joshi, Mumbai
UPDATED ON DEC 09, 2016 02:43 PM IST
Paul Reiffel, a former Australia fast bowler, was stationed at square leg when the ball thrown by Bhuvneshwar Kumar from deep square leg hit him on the back of the head. He will not stand in the fourth Test between India vs England at Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium any further.
Fans queue up outside the Wankhede Stadium premises to pick up their tickets for the India vs England Test match that started in Mumbai on Thursday.(Hindustan times)
Fans queue up outside the Wankhede Stadium premises to pick up their tickets for the India vs England Test match that started in Mumbai on Thursday.(Hindustan times)

India vs England Wankhede Test: Poor ticket management leaves fans fuming

By Harit Joshi, Mumbai:
UPDATED ON DEC 08, 2016 11:54 PM IST
There was total chaos at the ticket counter where some fans, wanting to watch the day 1 action of the fourth India vs England Test at Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium, queued up from as early as five in the morning to pick up their tickets booked online
England's captain Alastair Cook (left) and teammate Joe Root arrive for a training session in Mumbai. The fourth India vs England Test will be played at the Wankhede Stadium from Thursday.(AFP)
England's captain Alastair Cook (left) and teammate Joe Root arrive for a training session in Mumbai. The fourth India vs England Test will be played at the Wankhede Stadium from Thursday.(AFP)

India vs England: Alastair Cook aims to bounce back at lucky Wankhede Stadium

By Harit Joshi, Mumbai:
UPDATED ON DEC 07, 2016 03:19 PM IST
England have won their last two Test matches at Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium. Alastair Cook hopes to keep that momentum going in the fourth India vs England Test that starts in Mumbai on Thursday
India coach Anil Kumble and skipper Virat Kohli had sought to end criticism that the team depended on turning tracks to win at home. Kohli said in Mohali his team was confident of winning on any track.(AP)
India coach Anil Kumble and skipper Virat Kohli had sought to end criticism that the team depended on turning tracks to win at home. Kohli said in Mohali his team was confident of winning on any track.(AP)

India team management wants ‘bald’ Wankhede pitch for 4th England Test

Hindustan Times | By Harit Joshi, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON DEC 02, 2016 11:02 PM IST
India, enjoying an unassailable 2-0 lead against England with two games left in the series, have reportedly asked for a ‘bald’ Wankhede stadium pitch for the fourth Test
The transformation in Virat Kohli, after the low period following his poor showing during the 2014 England tour, was mentored by Sachin Tendulkar.(Sunil Saxena/HT Photo)
The transformation in Virat Kohli, after the low period following his poor showing during the 2014 England tour, was mentored by Sachin Tendulkar.(Sunil Saxena/HT Photo)

How Sachin Tendulkar helped Virat Kohli during his darkest phase

Hindustan Times | By Harit Joshi, Mumbai
UPDATED ON NOV 27, 2016 08:12 PM IST
Virat Kohli had a horrendous England tour in 2014 and went through the lowest phase of his cricketing career. Regaining his very best after that demoralising series has underlined the character he has showed to rectify technical issues in his batting. The makeover was monitored by none other than Sachin Tendulkar.
Diana Edulji has criticised the BCCI for not holding the India-Pakistan series in a neutral venue.(PTI)
Diana Edulji has criticised the BCCI for not holding the India-Pakistan series in a neutral venue.(PTI)

BCCI could have played India-Pakistan matches at neutral venues: Diana Edulji

Hindustan Times | By Harit Joshi
UPDATED ON NOV 23, 2016 06:25 PM IST
Diana Edulji, former India skipper, has criticised the BCCI for not agreeing to play Pakistan at a neutral venue in the ICC championship
A file photo of Justice Rajendra Mal Lodha during a press conference in New Delhi. (Arvind Yadav/HT file photo)
A file photo of Justice Rajendra Mal Lodha during a press conference in New Delhi. (Arvind Yadav/HT file photo)

Hyderabad cricket association to adopt Lodha Panel recommendations in full

Hindustan Times | By Harit Joshi, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON NOV 21, 2016 09:51 AM IST
Hyderabad Cricket Association (HCA) became the third affiliated unit of the BCCI, after Vidarbha and Tripura, to implement the Supreme Court order on adopting the Lodha Committee recommendations.
Rohit Sharma tweeted a picture of himself from the hospital bed after he underwent surgery on his right upper quadriceps tendon in London(Twitter.com)
Rohit Sharma tweeted a picture of himself from the hospital bed after he underwent surgery on his right upper quadriceps tendon in London(Twitter.com)

Rohit Sharma undergoes thigh surgery in London, BCCI to monitor recovery

Hindustan Times | By Harit Joshi, Mumbai
UPDATED ON NOV 12, 2016 12:54 PM IST
Rohit Sharma took to Twitter to give fans an update about his injury which he sustained during the final ODI against NZ in Vishakhapatnam last month.
Hardik Pandya (L), Manish Pandey (2L) and Kedar Jadhav (2R) were tried out in the No. 6 position.(Subhendu Ghosh/HT Photo)
Hardik Pandya (L), Manish Pandey (2L) and Kedar Jadhav (2R) were tried out in the No. 6 position.(Subhendu Ghosh/HT Photo)

India’s search for finisher continues as youngsters fail to grab chance

Hindustan Times | By Harit Joshi, Visakhapatnam
PUBLISHED ON OCT 31, 2016 11:30 AM IST
India tried out a few contenders who they thought could do the job for them in future. They shuffled the batting line-up between Kedar Jadhav, Manish Pandey, Hardik Pandya and Axar Patel.
Virat Kohli smashed 65 while Rohit Sharma overcame his poor form with a knock of 70.(PTI)
Virat Kohli smashed 65 while Rohit Sharma overcame his poor form with a knock of 70.(PTI)

Vizag ODI: Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli stand apart for their adaptability

UPDATED ON OCT 29, 2016 10:39 PM IST
Rohit Sharma finally came back to form in the fifth ODI while Virat Kohli continued his magnificent run with a fine 65.
New Zealand were bowled out for 79, their lowest total against India in ODIs as Amit Mishra picked up 5/18.(AP Photo)
New Zealand were bowled out for 79, their lowest total against India in ODIs as Amit Mishra picked up 5/18.(AP Photo)

Vizag ODI: Amit Mishra claims 5/18, India thump New Zealand to clinch series

Hindustan Times | By Harit Joshi, Visakhapatnam
UPDATED ON OCT 29, 2016 10:59 PM IST
Amit Mishra picked up his second five-wicket haul as India bowled out New Zealand for 79 to clinch the five-match series 3-2.
The ACA-VDCA Stadium in Visakhapatnam will make its Test debut in the upcoming England series.(HT Photo)
The ACA-VDCA Stadium in Visakhapatnam will make its Test debut in the upcoming England series.(HT Photo)

India vs NZ: Vizag pitch likely to be a batting beauty, says curator

Hindustan Times | By Harit Joshi, Visakhapatnam
UPDATED ON OCT 29, 2016 01:20 PM IST
Going by the last two Ranji matches played at the venue, the wicket has assisted pacers more. The curator, though, predicted a batting paradise on Saturday
Barring his knock of 80 in Mohali, MS Dhoni has endured a lean period with the bat in the series against New Zealand.(Keshav Singh/Hindustan Times)
Barring his knock of 80 in Mohali, MS Dhoni has endured a lean period with the bat in the series against New Zealand.(Keshav Singh/Hindustan Times)

MS Dhoni aims to redeem batting and captaincy ahead of deciding ODI

Hindustan Times | By Harit Joshi, Visakhapatnam
UPDATED ON OCT 28, 2016 09:38 AM IST
With the series against New Zealand tied 2-2, a slip-up in the final ODI at Vizag could raise question marks on MS Dhoni’s captaincy.
In the last four days, 1283 runs were scored between Maharashtra and Delhi at the Wankhede, out of which 1225 came in the first innings itself.(PTI)
In the last four days, 1283 runs were scored between Maharashtra and Delhi at the Wankhede, out of which 1225 came in the first innings itself.(PTI)

BCCI’s push for competitive Ranji venues dented by Wankhede ‘batting beauty’

Hindustan Times | By Harit Joshi, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON OCT 17, 2016 12:37 PM IST
The kind of wicket dished out at the Wankhede Stadium for the first Ranji Trophy match at this Churchgate venue has been termed an absolute “batting beauty.”
At Wednesday’s AGM at the Cricket Centre in Mumbai, quite a few BCCI members were upset about the ombudsman, retired Justice AP Shah, entertaining complaints from anonymous sources.(File photo)
At Wednesday’s AGM at the Cricket Centre in Mumbai, quite a few BCCI members were upset about the ombudsman, retired Justice AP Shah, entertaining complaints from anonymous sources.(File photo)

BCCI members against entertaining complaints from anonymous sources

Hindustan Times | By Harit Joshi, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON SEP 23, 2016 12:29 PM IST
At Wednesday’s AGM at the Cricket Centre in Mumbai, quite a few BCCI members were upset about the ombudsman, retired Justice AP Shah, entertaining complaints from anonymous sources.
Martin was appointed Baroda’s Ranji Trophy coach for this season after last year’s coach Tushar Arothe had to step down from his position.(Twitter)
Martin was appointed Baroda’s Ranji Trophy coach for this season after last year’s coach Tushar Arothe had to step down from his position.(Twitter)

Cricket: Despite criminal allegations, Baroda gives Jacob Martin benefit of doubt

Hindustan Times | By Harit Joshi, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON SEP 15, 2016 10:32 AM IST
Although the Lodha Committee may find it objectionable, the Baroda Cricket Association (BCA) defended its decision to appoint former India cricketer Jacob Martin, allegedly involved in human trafficking, as their coach.
Mandeep Singh top-scored with 95 in the final.(Getty Images)
Mandeep Singh top-scored with 95 in the final.(Getty Images)

India ‘A’ series win Down Under proof of India’s growing bench strength

Hindustan Times | By Harit Joshi, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON SEP 05, 2016 11:49 AM IST
India ‘A’ registered their third successive win over Australia ‘A’ in the final after the Manish Pandey-led team beat the hosts by 57 runs in Mackay.
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