Rajesh Pansare

Rajesh Pansare is a member of the Mumbai sports desk and writes on football and motor sport.

Articles by Rajesh Pansare

Shaw's 379 puts focus back on his cricket

The Mumbai opener's knock is the second-highest score in first-class cricket for India.

Mumbai's batter Prithvi Shaw celebrates after scoring a century during the first day of the Ranji Trophy cricket match(PTI)
Published on Jan 11, 2023 10:47 PM IST
By, Mumbai

Just trying to be in my zone, disciplined: Prithvi

The Mumbai opener, seeking an India comeback, hit an unbeaten 240 as Mumbai dominated Assam in their Group B Ranji Trophy tie against Assam in Guwahati.

Mumbai's batter Prithvi Shaw plays a shot during the first day of the Ranji Trophy cricket match (PTI)
Published on Jan 10, 2023 11:16 PM IST
By, Mumbai

Deshpande’s five-for rocks Tamil Nadu on 16-wicket day

Tushar Deshpande put Mumbai in the driver’s seat by picking up a five-for but Tamil Nadu made sure their batters did not run away with the game on Day One of their Elite Group B Ranji Trophy match which saw 16 wickets fall at the Cricket Club of India on Tuesday.

Mumbai's Tushar Deshpande during the Ranji Trophy match against Tamil Nadu, at Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai, Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2023. Tushar Deshpande took 5 wickets in the first inning of Tamil Nadu.(PTI)
Updated on Jan 03, 2023 11:18 PM IST
By, Mumbai

Shams Mulani, Tanush Kotian help Mumbai trounce Hyderabad in Ranji Trophy

Shams Mulani finished with match figures of 11 for 176, and in tandem with Tanush Kotian bundled out Hyderabad in under three days to guide Mumbai to a comprehensive innings and 217 runs win in their Elite Group B Ranji Trophy match at the Sharad Pawar Academy ground at BKC.

Shams Mulani (left) and Tanush Kotian picked up 18 wickets between them as Mumbai beat Hyderabad by an innings and 217 runs in their Ranji Trophy match at the BKC in Mumbai on Thursday.(Prakash Parsekar/HT )
Published on Dec 22, 2022 11:15 PM IST
By, Mumbai

‘Pujara, Kohli and me… our averages have gone down because…’: Rahane after 204

Ajinkya Rahane hit a fluent double century for Mumbai during their Ranji Trophy match against Hyderabad to serve as a reminder to the selectors that he is not done yet.

Mumbai's Ajinkya Rahane (left)(PTI)
Updated on Dec 22, 2022 07:35 AM IST
By, Mumbai

Ranji Trophy: Jaiswal, Rahane, Surya help Mumbai to 457/3 on Day 1

Opportunity will come, I just need to be ready, says Yashasvi Jaiswal

Yashasvi Jaiswal plays a shot during the Ranji Trophy match against Hyderabad(PTI)
Published on Dec 20, 2022 10:59 PM IST
By, Mumbai

After T20 high, Surya relishes chasing Test ‘dream’

Talks to draft the world’s top T20 batter in the Test squad have gathered momentum, and Suryakumar Yadav is looking forward to don the whites soon

Suryakumar Yadav's dreams are not confined to white-ball cricket alone(PTI)
Published on Dec 19, 2022 09:11 PM IST

Arjun Tendulkar emulates his dad, hits ton on Ranji debut

The 23-year-old made 120 as Goa reached 493/8 at close on the second day of their Ranji match against Rajasthan.

Arjun Tendulkar(Action Images via Reuters)
Published on Dec 14, 2022 09:08 PM IST

"Ranji final loss last year will inspire Mumbai"

Mumbai coach hopes a strong core that has been playing together for a while will help yield good results

Amol Muzumdar spoke to Hindustan Times in an interview.
Published on Dec 13, 2022 12:06 AM IST

India end Australia's unbeaten run with Super Over win

Smriti Mandhana's 79 helps the hosts tie the five-match series 1-1

India Women defeated Australia Women in the second T20I.(PTI)
Published on Dec 12, 2022 12:10 AM IST

Ex-secretary Naik pips Shaikh to win MCA vice-president elections

Naik, contesting for the Sharad Pawar-Ashish Shelar Group, got 223 of the 291 votes while Shaikh garnered just 68.

Mumbai Cricket Association logo(Getty Images)
Published on Dec 09, 2022 10:31 PM IST
By, Mumbai

MCA election: Former cop Shaikh takes on ex-sec Naik for vice-president's post

It will be a straight fight between former secretary Sanjay Naik and ex-managing committee member Iqbal Shaikh for the vice-president’s post of the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA), the elections for which will be held on Friday.

Ground staff remove tarpaulin sheet from the field | Image for representation (PTI)
Published on Dec 09, 2022 01:30 AM IST
By, Mumbai

From Gakpo to Estupinan: The hidden gems of FIFA World Cup 2022

A look at some players who weren't very well known coming into the tournament but have enhanced their reputations

Ghana midfielder Mohammed Kudus in action against Uruguay at FIFA World Cup 2022(AFP)
Published on Dec 07, 2022 10:33 PM IST
By, Mumbai

Jude Bellingham, keeping England dreaming of World Cup glory

The 19-year-old chose the league in Germany over England to polish his super skills and vision. His brilliance has helped carry England into the quarter-final.

Bellingham’s ability to play box-to-box has allowed Southgate to settle for a 4-3-3 formation in the last two matches (REUTERS)
Published on Dec 05, 2022 09:35 PM IST
By, Mumbai

Vijay Hazare Trophy: Players who caught the eye

N Jagadeeshan led the charts as a number of players on the periphery of national and IPL selection nets caught the eye during the group stage of the Vijay Hazare Trophy.

This edition is going to be remembered for N Jagadeesan’s exploits(Twitter/LucknowIPL)
Published on Nov 24, 2022 08:06 PM IST

Olivier Giroud: From ‘go-kart’ to France’s go-to man

The France striker’s double in the holders’ dominating win over Australia underlines his resilience as well as the value he brings to the Les Bleus.

France's Olivier Giroud celebrates after the match (REUTERS)
Published on Nov 23, 2022 10:37 PM IST
By, Mumbai

Germany seek their famed World Cup spirit

Eight finals, four titles and four third-place finishes show why they should never be underestimated

Germany football team departs for Qatar.(REUTERS)
Published on Nov 18, 2022 10:06 PM IST

'Fearless' J&K cricketers ready to break new ground

The young team has won three matches on the trot, and coach Ajay Sharma believes there's more in store.

Groundsmen cover the field at the Ekana AB Vajpayee Cricket Stadium | Image for representation (PTI)
Published on Nov 16, 2022 12:41 AM IST
By, Navi Mumbai

Under-17 Women’s World Cup: Catching the eye very young

Women’s football is rapidly expanding at global level, and European club football is a cherished destination. A look at the few young gems who featured in the U-17 championship played in India recently

From top (L-R): Vicky Lopez, Loreen Bender, Guta, and Linda Caicedo
Published on Nov 09, 2022 08:52 PM IST

Napoli show promise to end a 32-year wait

When the southern Serie A club last won the league, twice in quick succession, Maradona was at the front and centre as player. A young bunch promises to regain those days of glory this season.

Napoli players celebrate(REUTERS)
Published on Nov 09, 2022 07:24 PM IST

South Africa shock the World Cup with Netherlands defeat

Needing to beat their unfancied rivals for a semi-finals berth, the Proteas lose by 13 runs to go out, allowing Pakistan to progress with India

South Africa's Anrich Nortje and Kagiso Rabada congratulate the Netherlands players after their T20 World Cup(AP)
Published on Nov 06, 2022 08:59 PM IST
By, Mumbai

Spain edge past Colombia to retain U-17 Women’s World Cup

The winner came in the 82nd minute when the ball deflected off Colombian right-back Ana Guzman and went into goal. It was the result of sustained pressure put by Spain as the game headed towards full time.

A still from the final.(FIFA)
Updated on Oct 30, 2022 11:28 PM IST
By, Navi Mumbai

U-17 Women’s WC Final: Spain, Colombia pin hope on their linchpin

Who between Spain’s Vicky Lopez and Colombia’s Linda Caicedo will be celebrating after the final is keenly awaited.

Spain and Colombia will meet in the final of the U17 Women's World Cup.(FIFA)
Published on Oct 29, 2022 09:55 PM IST

Rival parties join hands to fight Sandeep Patil-led group in today’s election

MUMBAI BJP, NCP and both camps of Shiv Sena have been trading barbs ever since the Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government was toppled a few months ago

Mumbai, India - October 19, 2022: CM Eknath Shinde, Dy. CM Devendra Fadnavis, NCP chief Sharad Pawar and BJP leader Ashish Shelar during a gathering on the eve of the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) polls at Wankhede Stadium, in Mumbai, India, on Wednesday, October 19, 2022. (Photo by Satish Bate/ Hindustan Times) (Satish Bate/HT PHOTO)
Published on Oct 20, 2022 12:31 AM IST

U-17 Women’s World Cup: Mexico upstage Spain in replay of 2018 final

Colombia defeated China 2-0 in the other Group C clash to leave all four teams level on points with their final games on Tuesday to decide qualifiers to the knockouts

Mexico beat defending champions Spain 2-1(Twitter/@FIFAWWC)
Published on Oct 15, 2022 11:55 PM IST
By, Navi Mumbai

U-17 Women's World Cup: Holders Spain, China start with wins

The defending champions dominated before a late goal helped them beat Colombia 1-0; China beat Mexico 2-1 in the other Group C tie in Navi Mumbai

China's Qiao Ruiqi celebrates along with her team members after scoring a goal against Mexico(AP)
Published on Oct 13, 2022 12:34 AM IST

How Spain has become a leading power in women's football

Their under-17 coach, Kenio Gonzalo, says the seeds for success were sowed 15 years back.

Last season’s Champions League semi-final match against Wolfsburg was watched by record 91,648 fans at Camp Nou(REUTERS)
Published on Oct 11, 2022 10:50 PM IST

Bayern's patchy form worries former striker Pizarro

"Bayern has so many good players, not just in the playing XI but also on the bench. It’s very important that they get better in Bundesliga,” said Pizarro.

Bayern Munich players celebrate after the match(REUTERS)
Published on Oct 06, 2022 10:59 PM IST
By, Mumbai

Kuldeep Sen, Easwaran guide Rest of India to big win

Sen takes five wickets to end Saurashtra’s second-innings resistance before opener Abhimanyu Easwaran hit an unbeaten fifty to seal Rest of India’s eight-wicket win in the Irani Cup with a day to spare.

Rest of India players against Saurashtra(BCCI Domestic)
Updated on Oct 04, 2022 09:44 PM IST
By, Mumbai

Sarfaraz, Rest of India pacers floor Saurashtra

The 2020 Ranji champions were left reeling, first by fast bowlers Mukesh, Umran and Kuldeep, and then by the prolific Mumbai batting on Day 1 of the Irani Cup.

Sarfaraz Khan(BCCI)
Published on Oct 01, 2022 09:47 PM IST
By, Mumbai
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