Rohit Mundayur
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Left turn the right path: Southpaw-heavy lineup could be a winning combination

India's batting lineup featured a whopping six left-handed batters in their first T20I against Australia.

The left-handed Ishan Kishan had scored a half-century while Rinku Singh finished off the record chase.(BCCI-X)
Published on Nov 24, 2023 05:17 PM IST

World Cup 2023: Cummins' Australia do an Australia in a very un-Australian way

They had an uncharacteristic start to the 2023 World Cup but as it progressed, the Australia the cricket world knows and fears came increasingly to the fore.

Pat Cummins has won the World Cup for a second time in his career(PTI)
Updated on Nov 21, 2023 06:30 PM IST

Ballon d'Or 2023: An unexpected chapter in the eternal Messi vs Ronaldo debate

Lionel Messi pulled further away by winning the covetted Ballon d'Or an eighth time. Is that a definitive end to the argument as to which giant is better?

Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo have dominated football for nearly two decades now
Updated on Oct 31, 2023 08:06 PM IST

Afghanistan, Netherlands lead the way as rich tradition of WC upsets continue

While Afghanistan and the Netherlands' victories have been the headline acts, there have been some unexpected trends set in this World Cup

Afghanistan's captain Hashmatullah Shahidi celebrates after hitting the winning runs against Pakistan in Chennai(AFP)
Updated on Oct 24, 2023 02:35 PM IST

‘Opposition can't influence our game': Sreejesh to HT as India eye hockey gold

PR Sreejesh was captain when India had to settle for bronze at the 2018 Asian Games and he now goes to the 2023 Asiad with an Olympic bronze in the pocket.

PR Sreejesh played his 300th international match during the Asian Champions Trophy(AP)
Published on Sep 23, 2023 06:31 AM IST
ByRohit Mundayur

HS Prannoy gearing up for the Asian Games, by not preparing for it

HS Prannoy is having the best year of his career and is arguably the leading medal contender in singles for India at the Asian Games.

HS Prannoy beat two world champions, including World No.1 Viktor Axelsen, on his way to the Worlds bronze this year. (AFP)
Published on Sep 19, 2023 05:12 PM IST
ByRohit Mundayur

Adaptability, taking care of minds key in hunt for Asiad hockey gold: Manpreet

The Indian men's hockey team have gold and Paris Olympic qualification as their primary goals in the upcoming 2023 Asian Games.

Manpreet was part of the squad that had to settle for a rather disappointing bronze medal at the 2018 Asian Games(Hockey India)
Published on Sep 18, 2023 04:16 PM IST
ByRohit Mundayur

‘Saina showed us that if we are committed enough, anything can happen’

India will go to an Asian Games this year without Saina Nehwal for the first time since 2006.

The Indian badminton contingent will be without Saina Nehwal for the first time in an Asian Games since 2006.
Published on Sep 16, 2023 07:34 AM IST
ByRohit Mundayur

Wilderness and Glory: Gurbux Singh talks about Indian hockey's two reboots

The performances of the men's and women's teams at the 2020 Olympics has testified that India are back to being a force to reckoned with in the sport.

India won gold at the 1948 Olympics just a few months after losing a number of their players to the partition. (Getty/PTI)
Updated on Aug 29, 2023 06:34 PM IST
ByRohit Mundayur

The gold standard: Neeraj Chopra masters the art of conquering the world

Neeraj Chopra is now at a place where no Indian athlete even dared to dream of being at and he is only 25 years old.

Neeraj shows off his world championships gold medal. (AFP)
Updated on Aug 28, 2023 06:34 PM IST
ByRohit Mundayur

The Samson predicament: Batting position in Indian team to blame, says ex-batter

Sanju Samson has been included in India's Asia Cup squad only as a reserve player.

Sanju Samson hasn't been able to cement a spot for himself in the Indian team
Updated on Aug 23, 2023 11:28 AM IST
ByRohit Mundayur

Saudi Arabia's big football splash: How the SPL sparked a fresh exodus of talent

Saudi Arabia has flexed its financial muscle in this year's summer transfer window but this is only part of a larger vision for the country.

Al Hilal's new signing Neymar poses in their shirt after signing(REUTERS)
Updated on Aug 17, 2023 07:20 PM IST
ByRohit Mundayur

Munich calling: Why the time is ripe for Harry Kane to leave Tottenham Hotspur

Harry Kane has continued banging in the goals over the years while Tottenham Hotspur's fortunes wildly fluctuated.

Harry Kane's prolific career at Tottenham Hotspur could be coming to an end for now(AP)
Updated on Aug 11, 2023 01:39 PM IST
ByRohit Mundayur

World Cup 2023 could be for Virat Kohli what 2011 was for Sachin Tendulkar

An image of Virat Kohli with spots of white in his beard holding the World Cup trophy could become one of the defining pictures of the decade.

Kohli went on a run of form between 2014 and 2019 in which it looked like he will blast past many of the ridiculous records that Tendulkar holds(Getty Images)
Updated on Jun 27, 2023 07:22 PM IST
ByRohit Mundayur, Mumbai

Second only to Bradman: Ignored Sarfaraz Khan's mind-boggling numbers

Sarfaraz Khan's name was absent from India's Test squad against West Indies, leading to many wondering just what the Mumbai star needs to do for a spot.

Sarfaraz Khan has been on fire ever since he returned to Mumbai after a year playing for Uttar Pradesh. (PTI)
Updated on Jun 29, 2023 04:44 PM IST
ByRohit Mundayur

'Shastri, Gavaskar approached...': Sehwag recalls doubts before 1st IPL auction

Virender Sehwag was among the biggest stars to go under the hammer during the first IPL auction.

Sehwag was captain of the Delhi Daredevils for two seasons(Getty Images)
Updated on Feb 17, 2023 08:22 PM IST
ByRohit Mundayur

FIFA World Cup 2022: Between retirements, Messi solves the Argentina puzzle

Lionel Messi's Argentina career lurched from one heart-breaking failure to another before he stunned the world by announcing his international retirement in June 2016. It has been quite a different story since he reversed that decision.

Argentina's forward Lionel Messi celebrates after Argentina's forward #09 Julian Alvarez (out of frame) scored his team's third goal from his assist during the Qatar 2022 World Cup football semi-final match between Argentina and Croatia at Lusail Stadium in Lusail, north of Doha on December 13, 2022. (Photo by JUAN MABROMATA / AFP)(AFP)
Updated on Dec 17, 2022 06:04 PM IST
ByRohit Mundayur

'You can't bench Ronaldo': Netherlands great on Man United star's woes

Cristiano Ronaldo has found himself warming the bench for much of this season at Manchester United under Erik Ten Hag.

Cristiano Ronaldo has started games sporadically this season.(AP)
Updated on Oct 21, 2022 08:24 AM IST
ByRohit Mundayur

Reid looking to drill in winning formula ahead of India's World Cup, Asiad tilt

Men's hockey head coach Graham Reid talks about how India has tried to set up a good foundation for sustained success in the long-term, what they are working on in the ongoing national camp and the buzz that has been created in the camp by a spate of FIH awards coming their way.

interview Graham Reid(Frank Uijlenbroek)
Published on Oct 10, 2022 08:58 AM IST
ByRohit Mundayur

'Departure of Messi, Ronaldo has not had adverse impact on La Liga viewership'

Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi may have left their respective La Liga clubs but its viewership figures have increased as steadily as ever since they have left, says the league's India head.

La Liga continues to have some of the biggest names in world football(Getty Images)
Published on Sep 30, 2022 10:11 AM IST
ByRohit Mundayur

Former Australia spinner's warning for Team India about Jasprit Bumrah

Jasprit Bumrah's recent performances in England have led to many calling him the best fast bowler in the world across formats.

Jasprit Bumrah recorded figures of 6/19 in the first ODI(Action Images via Reuters)
Updated on Jul 16, 2022 01:16 PM IST
ByRohit Mundayur

‘Is Virat doing what he used to 2 years ago?’: AUS great on Kohli’s ‘routine’

Virat Kohli's poor form may be down to his mindset and if his pre-match routine, according to the former Australia spinner. 

Kohli was dismissed for 16 runs in the second ODI against England(Action Images via Reuters)
Published on Jul 15, 2022 07:49 PM IST
ByRohit Mundayur

'India gunning for CWG gold but focusing on the details': Manpreet Singh

Manpreet Singh returns as captain of the Indian team for the event, with the position briefly being taken up by Amit Rohidas during India's Pro League matches this year.

India captain Manpreet Singh in action (Hockey India)
Published on Jul 14, 2022 01:40 PM IST
ByRohit Mundayur

PR Sreejesh explains why 5s will ‘never replace’ hockey's traditional format 

The FIH's recent Hockey 5s Championship and its push for the shorter format has raised concerns over the future of the traditional format of the sport.

Sreejesh said that traditional hockey will always remain the pinnacle of the sport(PTI)
Published on Jul 06, 2022 07:10 PM IST
ByRohit Mundayur
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