From badminton to cricket, Sandip Sikdar writes on many sporting disciplines. He has the experience of working in digital, news agency as well as print organisations. Motorsport remains his first love.
Articles by Sandip Sikdar
One-year term for a coach is not enough: Lakshmipathy Balaji
Former India pacer Lakshmipathy Balaji, who has taken to coaching, feels a head coach must be appointed for at least 24 months.
Updated on Jul 14, 2017 09:08 AM IST
‘I am Max Verstappen, not Michael Schumacher or Ayrton Senna’
Red Bull driver Max Verstappen stormed into the elite club of race winners when he won the 2016 Spanish Grand Prix to become the youngest race winner in Formula 1 history at just 18.
Updated on Jul 11, 2017 10:53 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | BySandip Sikdar
Last thing Vijender Singh wants is to be known as a fraud: Amir Khan
In an interview to Hindustan Times, former world champion Amir Khan said that newly turned professional boxer Vijender Singh should up his game now and fight tougher opponents.
Updated on Jul 09, 2017 12:20 PM IST
Indian men’s badminton adds to PV Sindhu-Saina Nehwal success story
Indian male badminton players are rising at world level courtesy three supremely talented 24-year-olds. Kidambi Srikanth, B Sai Praneeth and HS Prannoy, all coached by national chief coach Pullela Gopichand, are making headlines on a daily basis
Updated on Jul 01, 2017 04:52 PM IST
Lewis Hamilton favourite for Formula 1 Championship: Daniel Ricciardo
Daniel Ricciardo won the first ever Azerbaijan GP this Sunday in somewhat improbable fashion. The Australian F1 driver spoke to HT and had some interesting things to say on a variety of topics.
Updated on Jun 28, 2017 08:31 AM IST
Don’t know what the future holds: Kidambi Srikanth after Australian Open glory
Kidambi Srikanth on Sunday made sure that his name will be taken in the same breath with the likes of Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu, overcoming a major roadblock in his career path by winning the Australian Open Superseries
Updated on Jun 26, 2017 11:00 AM IST
Kidambi Srikanth outclasses Olympic champ Chen Long to win Australian Open
Kidambi Srikanth defeated Olympic champion Chen Long in straight games to clinch the Australian Open and Superseries title in a row.
Updated on Jun 25, 2017 05:14 PM IST
Full cricket score, Australia vs Bangladesh, ICC Champions Trophy: Match abandoned
The Australia vs Bangladesh Group A encounter of the ICC Champions Trophy, played at The Oval in London on Monday, was abandoned due to rain. Follow full cricket score of Australia vs Bangladesh here.
Updated on Jun 06, 2017 02:09 AM IST
Full cricket score, England vs Bangladesh, ICC Champions Trophy 2017: ENG win by 8 wickets
England romped home to a comfortable eight-wicket victory with Joe Root scoring a brilliant 133 not out against Bangladesh in the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 opener at The Oval in London on Thursday. Get full cricket score of ICC Champions Trophy 2017 clash between England vs Bangladesh here.
Updated on Jun 01, 2017 10:52 PM IST
ICC Champions Trophy, India vs New Zealand, highlights: IND beat NZ on D/L method
Virat Kohli-led India started their ICC Champions Trophy 2017 campaign on a great note by beating New Zealand by 45 runs (Duckworth-Lewis method) in a rain-curtailed game at The Oval on Sunday. Catch highlights of India vs New Zealand here.
Updated on May 28, 2017 10:06 PM IST
ICC Champions Trophy: Top 5 all-rounders to watch out for in eighth edition
The ICC Champions Trophy, starting in the United Kingdom from June 1, will see the top eight nations fighting for the coveted title. Here’s a look at the five all-rounders who are likely to make a difference at the eighth edition of the 50-over showpiece
Updated on May 23, 2017 10:04 PM IST
Indian driver Arjun Maini hopes Haas apprenticeship will help land F1 seat
Arjun Maini, a 19-year-old Bangalore driver, is racing in the GP3 Series, whose latest product is Mercedes’ Valtteri Bottas.
Updated on May 22, 2017 07:19 PM IST
IPL highlights, Gujarat Lions vs Sunrisers Hyderabad: SRH storm into playoffs
A solid team performance from the Sunrisers Hyderabad saw them become the second outfit in the Indian Premier League to qualify for the playoffs by beating Gujarat Lions by 8 wickets at Green Park in Kanpur on Saturday evening. Get highlights of Gujarat Lions vs Sunrisers Hyderabad here.
Updated on May 13, 2017 08:27 PM IST
Kapil Dev puts money on India in Champions Trophy 2017 clash against Pakistan
Kapil Dev, whose wax statue was launched in New Delhi, believes that india have a better team than Pakistan on paper, but they cannot afford to be complacent when the two sides meet in the Champions Trophy 2017.
Updated on May 11, 2017 05:16 PM IST
Kapil Dev wax statue launched, ex-captain backs India to win Champions Trophy
Kapil Dev believes that India has the capability to defend their ICC Champions Trophy title but their biggest obstacle will be the hosts England.
Updated on May 11, 2017 06:55 PM IST
Jwala Gutta to take a break from badminton, contemplating retirement
Jwala Gutta, who won a women’s doubles bronze medal in the 2011 World Championships, says she will decide on playing career soon and may join the Badminton Association of India as administrator.
Updated on May 07, 2017 05:22 PM IST
Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu and other top shuttlers finally get dues from BAI
India’s top badminton players, including PV Sindhu and Saina Nehwal, finally got prize money and cash incentives for winning tournaments that the national body had not disbursed since 2014.
Updated on May 09, 2017 01:12 PM IST
IPL 2017: Delhi Daredevils vs Gujarat Lions, highlights: Pant, Samson power DD to 7-wicket win
Powered by a brilliant 143-run second wicket partnership between Rishabh Pant and Sanju Samson, Delhi Daredevils defeated Gujarat Lions by 7 wickets in the 2017 Indian Premier League at the Feroz Shah Kotla in New Delhi on Thursday. Get highlights of Delhi Daredevils vs Gujarat Lions here.
Updated on May 05, 2017 01:37 AM IST
Mumbai Indians vs Royal Challengers Bangalore, IPL highlights: MI on top
Mumbai Indians escaped with a five-wicket victory against Royal Challengers Bangalore with captain Rohit Sharma scoring an unbeaten 56 at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Monday evening. Set a target of 163, MI reached home with a ball to spare. Get highlights of MI vs RCB here.
Updated on May 01, 2017 08:11 PM IST
Kolkata Knight Riders vs Delhi Daredevils IPL highlights: KKR rout DD by 7 wkts
A second wicket 108-run partnership between captain Gautam Gambhir and Robin Uthappa helped Kolkata Knight Riders comprehensively beat the Delhi Daredevils by 7 wickets. Chasing 161, KKR reached home with 22 balls to spare at the Eden Gardens to stay atop the 2017 Indian Premier League (IPL) standings. Get highlights of Kolkata Knight Riders vs Delhi Daredevils here.
Updated on Apr 28, 2017 08:02 PM IST
IPL 2017, RCB vs SRH, Highlights: Match abandoned due to rain
Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) both got a point each after their 2017 Indian Premier League (IPL) game was abandoned without a ball being bowled at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium due to rain. Catch highlights of Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) vs (SRH) Sunrisers Hyderabad here.
Updated on Apr 25, 2017 11:16 PM IST
IPL 2017, Highlights - Gujarat Lions vs Kings XI Punjab: Amla guides KXIP to 26-run win
Kings XI Punjab have won their first game in five outings in the 2017 Indian Premier League. The Glenn Maxwell-led side defeated Gujarat Lions by 26 runs at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Rajkot. Get highlights of Gujarat Lions vs Kings XI Punjab here.
Updated on Apr 23, 2017 08:06 PM IST
IPL 2017: Dwayne Bravo’s new song to feature Virat Kohli, Mahendra Singh Dhoni?
After creating waves with his hit song ‘Champion’, Dwayne Bravo -- Gujarat Lions all-rounder -- seems set to produce another track which features India captain Virat Kohli and his predecessor Mahendra Singh Dhoni.
Updated on Apr 21, 2017 05:19 PM IST
Having a ball and keeping it too
Exactly a year ago, a billion Indians held their breath as Sri Lankan pacer Nuwan Kulasekara ran in to bowl the second ball of the 49th over. The ball was bowled, skipper MS Dhoni's bat swung and the ball soared over long on and into the MCA Pavilion of the Wankhede Stadium. Sandip Sikdar & Firoz Mirza report.
Updated on Apr 02, 2012 12:02 AM IST
Hindustan Times | BySandip Sikdar & Firoz Mirza, Mumbai
Mumbai boys' champagne celebration in poor taste
As under-19 Mumbai skipper Harmeet Singh Baddhan uncorked the champagne to celebrate the team's title-win in the Cooch Behar Trophy on Tuesday, a few senior BCCI officials had worried looks on their faces contemplating over the future repercussions if the under-aged players went on to take a sip of the drink. Sandip Sikdar and Firoz Mirza report.
Updated on Feb 01, 2012 12:08 AM IST
Hindustan Times | BySandip Sikdar and Firoz Mirza, Mumbai
No rift in the team, says Mumbai skipper Jaffer
Going by its phenomenal past record, Mumbai is expected to not just reach the final of the Ranji Trophy each year but also win it.
Updated on Jan 17, 2012 11:31 PM IST
City marathon goes extra mile for differently-abled
It’s been a marathon effort for Satyaprakash Tiwari. The 45-year-old has been part of the Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon since 2005 when the wheelchair category was first introduced.
Updated on Jan 11, 2012 02:17 AM IST
WSB makes grand debut in India
It was like being at the Indian Premier League. A large crowd was hooting and chanting for the home team, cheerleaders were dancing on the sidelines and loud music was blaring in between bouts.
Updated on Nov 12, 2011 12:15 AM IST
Saina sails into Japan Open semifinals
World number five Saina Nehwal thrashed Juan Gu of Singapore in straight games to reach the women’s singles semifinals of the Japan Open Super Series tournament in Tokyo on Friday.
Updated on Sep 23, 2011 11:49 PM IST
Nothing feels good before a fight
The boxing ring may be a site of bravado and fearlessness, but the pugilists rarely let their guard down even in the locker room.
Updated on Sep 18, 2011 12:24 AM IST