Khurram Habib has been with the Delhi sports desk for over 13 years. He writes mainly on cricket.
Articles by Khurram Habib
Colonel Vijay Bhushan, a retired Delhi cricketer, who played first-class from 1959 to 1973 says, the stadium was not even used during Partition for housing any migrant and this is the first time he is hearing of it.
Nasreen Shaikh, who captained India to a gold medal at the South Asian Games, is currently the breadwinner for her large family as her father, a hawker selling steel utensils in weekly bazaars can’t earn anything.
A Delhi government circular issued on Monday had directed that sports gatherings should be restricted to less than 50 people.
IND vs SA 1st ODI: The fans who had made a long queue outside the main gate sought shelter outside the ground once it started pouring just before the start of the game.
Hindustan Times, Dharamsala | ByKhurram Habib
The team doctors have given some basic advice like washing hands often and keep extra focus on personal hygiene. However, in a game of cricket, players can’t be that choosy.
Dharamsala | ByKhurram Habib
Spinners have struggled in this season of Ranji Trophy. The top five has four pacers and a spinner, and although the top 10 include four spinners, three are from the Plate league where it is mostly the Northeastern states.
However, Delhi capped a remarkable turnaround on the last day. The hosts rode on their positive batting to pull off the unlikely victory after resuming on 10 for no loss, reaching 348/4 to complete a six-wicket victory.
The veteran of 96 Tests is expected to be in the Test squad for the New Zealand tour and this is his last Ranji game of the season.
Delhi senior team vice-captain Nitish Rana has been let off for the time being with more documents being sought to prove that he fudged his age at the junior level.
The scuffle took place on stage after a decision was taken to reappoint retiring directors, adopt new articles and appoint a new ombudsman with Justice (retd) Deepak Verma replacing Justice (retd) Badar Durrez Ahmed.
The pace bowler, who has been India’s mainstay in limited overs cricket and whose injury forced the team management to summon a Test specialist for the ODI series against West Indies, says he doesn’t know how he got injured and how soon he will be back in action.
Seasoned India pacer Ishant Sharma says he is on top of his game now after a long search on how to solve bowling issues.
The visiting side that was bowled out for 69 in the first innings on Thursday had been reduced to 97/5 at one stage on the third day, 118 runs adrift of the Delhi total and it seemed that they’d lose by an innings.
After scoring 284 in their first innings, Delhi dismissed Hyderabad for 69 in just 29 overs with Ishant (4/19 in 10 overs) and Simarjeet (4/23 in 10 overs) sharing the spoils on day two.
Shikhar Dhawan’s experience came into play as he kept one end under control but lacked support from the other end before he shared a brief 84-run partnership for the fifth wicket to take Delhi past the 200-run mark
India, while dominating world cricket across formats, haven’t won an ICC tournament since the 2013 Champions Trophy and the Caribbean batting great puts it down to their inability to tick all boxes.
The Ganguly-led BCCI also decided, on December 1, to dilute the constitution’s provision of the cap in tenure (via a cooling-off period) for its office bearers.
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | BySunetra Choudhury and Khurram Habib
Former cricketer Kirti Azad has now written to BCCI president Sourav Ganguly asking to put an administrator in DDCA.
Shikhar Dhawan has joined the Delhi T20 team and will play the last three league games of the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy. Before flying to Surat for domestic T20s, Dhawan spoke about his injury at World Cup and more in this interview.
Gopal Sankaranarayanan, secretary of the Lodha panel when it made the report, criticised the bid to dilute clauses in a report approved by the court in 2016.
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByKhurram Habib
He had lost his swing, changed his action but perseverance and IPL paved way to success.
Mushfiqur Rahim singlehandedly fired Bangladesh to their maiden T20 win over India with an unbeaten 60, choking the fancied hosts in the smog-hit series opener.
About 90 minutes into the match, the spectators began flashing their mobile torches, giving an idea to what extent the stadium was filled, with most seats in the lower denomination ticket stands occupied.
IND vs BAN: With the rest of the batsmen relatively inexperienced and less acclaimed, the two, with skipper Rohit Sharma, will be important if India are to outscore Bangladesh on a Ferozeshah Kotla wicket that looks good but could also aid spinners.
Bangladesh players Al Amin, Abu Hider Rony and team’s spin consultant Daniel Vettori were seen wearing masks during their fielding session this morning.
Delhi could likely get matches only in February-March in future. India played Australia in an ODI earlier this year in March.
The Vinod Rai-led Committee of Administrators’ (CoA) tenure ended on Wednesday as an elected body took charge of BCCI for the first time in almost three years.
Former India cricketer Kirti Azad is making his debut as an actor in ‘Kirket’, directed by Yogendra Singh. The 128-minute film in Hindi is set for a worldwide release on Friday.
New Delhi/Ranchi | ByKhurram Habib & Dhiman Sarkar
There’s also the widespread misconception that Ashwin has employed countless bowling variations to get to that tally—a misconception often fuelled by Ashwin himself by routinely remodelling his bowling action and even delivering the odd leg-break during bygone IPLs.
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByKhurram Habib & Aditya Iyer
A vital aspect of the reform process in the cash-rich sports body, some of the conflict rules mainly involving former players however have raised complaints they are proving more of a stumbling block.