Sayan Ghosh

Sayan Ghosh

Sayan Ghosh works for the sports desk at Hindustan Times. He mostly covers football, but his interests include cricket and UFC.

Articles by Sayan Ghosh
Representational Image.(Twitter)
Representational Image.(Twitter)

Real Madrid resumes individual training

By Associated Press | Posted by Sayan Ghosh | Madrid
UPDATED ON MAY 11, 2020 05:36 PM IST
Players were back in action at the team’s training center two months after the league was suspended because of the coronavirus pandemic.
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A file photo of Tyson Fury.(WWE)
A file photo of Tyson Fury.(WWE)

WWE champion hints at a possible fight against Tyson Fury

By www.hindustantimes.com | Edited by Sayan Ghosh | New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 11, 2020 05:29 PM IST
McIntryre won the title after beating Brock Lesnar at Wrestlemania 36 and on Monday, he successfully defended it against Seth Rollins at WWE Money in the Bank.
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India's Virat Kohli during the press conference.(Action Images via Reuters)
India's Virat Kohli during the press conference.(Action Images via Reuters)

Virat Kohli has his say on difference between ICC tournaments and IPL

By www.hindustantimes.com | Edited by Sayan Ghosh | New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 10, 2020 07:14 PM IST
Virat Kohli Kohli was also asked to choose his favourite match apart from the victory in the 2011 World Cup final and the India skipper picked the quarterfinal win over Australia in the 2016 edition of the tournament.
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Stuart Broad in action.(REUTERS)
Stuart Broad in action.(REUTERS)

Stuart Broad names his picks for best teammate and best opponent

By www.hindustantimes.com | Edited by Sayan Ghosh | New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 10, 2020 03:09 PM IST
Broad praised Stokes for his impact both with the bat and ball and said that although he had three or four choices when it came to teammates, Stokes trumped them because of his game.
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Tillakaratne Dilshan plays a shot.(File Photo)
Tillakaratne Dilshan plays a shot.(File Photo)

Tillakaratne Dilshan picks best ODI XI he has played with or against- Only one India cricketer included

By www.hindustantimes.com | Edited by Sayan Ghosh | New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 10, 2020 12:08 PM IST
Dilshan chose to open the batting by the star duo of Jayasuriya and Tendulkar with West Indies legend Brian Lara at No. 3 and Jayawardene at No.4. Ponting was moved down the order to bat at No. 5.
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A file photo of Seth Rollins.(WWE)
A file photo of Seth Rollins.(WWE)

‘Unfinished business’: Seth Rollins wants to face WWE Hall of Famer

By www.hindustantimes.com | Edited by Sayan Ghosh | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 08, 2020 05:36 PM IST
Seth Rollins said that he has some ‘unfinished business’ with the Rated-R Superstar as he took a beating at his hands in this year’s Royal Rumble match.
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Indian players celebrate after winning the 2002 Natwest Trophy final.(Twitter)
Indian players celebrate after winning the 2002 Natwest Trophy final.(Twitter)

Nasser Hussain reacts to ICC’s post on India’s 2002 Natwest Tropny win

By www.hindustantimes.com | Edited by Sayan Ghosh | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 07, 2020 12:32 AM IST
The International Cricket Council (ICC) shared a picture of the victory on Twitter and asked fans to guess the match.“Scenes, Can you tell us which dramatic win the Indians are celebrating,” ICC tweeted.
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John Cena.(WWE)
John Cena.(WWE)

Jim Ross explains why John Cena was the face of WWE for a long time

By www.hindustantimes.com | Edited by Sayan Ghosh | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 06, 2020 09:07 PM IST
The 16 title runs is proof of how much trust the company placed on Cena during the period and even today, his name is enough to sell a lot of tickets on any given day.
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India's Ravichandran Ashwin tosses a pink ball.(AP)
India's Ravichandran Ashwin tosses a pink ball.(AP)

100 Hours 100 Stars: Ravichandran Ashwin reveals his top three career moments

By www.hindustantimes.com | Edited by Sayan Ghosh | New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 05, 2020 06:25 PM IST
Ravichandran Ashwin was also asked to choose his three favourite colleagues and his choices included three of his teammates and one team staff.
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Shoaib Akhtar of Pakistan(Getty Images)
Shoaib Akhtar of Pakistan(Getty Images)

Will produce more aggressive fast bowlers: Shoaib Akhtar on coaching India pacers

By hindustantimes.com | edited by Sayan Ghosh | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 05, 2020 09:43 AM IST
Shoaib Akhtar made it clear that he has never stepped back from sharing his knowledge of the sport and he will be more than happy to teach Indian fast bowlers.
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Liverpool's Andrew Robertson, left, and Liverpool's manager Jurgen Klopp greet supporters at the end of the English Premier League soccer match between Liverpool and Sheffield United at Anfield Stadium, Liverpool, England, Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020. (AP Photo/Jon Super)(AP)
Liverpool's Andrew Robertson, left, and Liverpool's manager Jurgen Klopp greet supporters at the end of the English Premier League soccer match between Liverpool and Sheffield United at Anfield Stadium, Liverpool, England, Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020. (AP Photo/Jon Super)(AP)

‘Jurgen Klopp is the best man manager in the world right now’

By Sayan Ghosh | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 06, 2020 01:09 PM IST
With 79 points from 28 games and an extraordinary 22-point lead over the second placed Manchester City, Liverpool have established themselves as a force to be reckoned with this season.
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File image of India skipper Virat Kohli.(REUTERS)
File image of India skipper Virat Kohli.(REUTERS)

India vs New Zealand: ‘He should be worried about it’ - Kapil Dev backs ‘great player’ Virat Kohli to end poor run in New Zealand

By Sayan Ghosh | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 28, 2020 11:02 AM IST
IND vs NZ: The numbers may look a bit concerning for a batsman of Virat Kohli’s calibre, former India skipper Kapil Dev believes that he will bounce back from this dip in form.
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Representational Image.(Twitter)
Representational Image.(Twitter)

FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup will take women’s football to the next level in India - Sarai Bareman

By Sayan Ghosh | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 18, 2020 07:03 PM IST
The matches of the tournament will be played across five venues - Ahmedabad, Bhubaneswar, Navi Mumbai, Guwahati and Kolkata - with the DY Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai hosting the final on November 21.
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Mohun Bagan in action during the I-League.(Twitter)
Mohun Bagan in action during the I-League.(Twitter)

Mohun Bagan’s identity should remain intact: Bhaichung Bhutia - Exclusive Interview

By Sayan Ghosh | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 23, 2020 07:08 PM IST
With ATK acquiring majority stakes in Mohun Bagan recently, the football scene in India is looking at a huge change but Bhaichung Bhutia believes that it can be a win-win situation for both the sides.
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Igor Stimac, head coach of India, gives instruction to his team )(Getty Images)
Igor Stimac, head coach of India, gives instruction to his team )(Getty Images)

Indian football in 2019: Time for the ‘sleeping giant’ to rebuild once again

By Sayan Ghosh | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 31, 2019 12:09 PM IST
From national team set-up to domestic tournaments, there have been changes galore in recent years but the so-called ‘sleeping giant’ has not managed to find a permanent place in the top 100 of the FIFA world rankings.
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File image: Igor Stimac, head coach of India, gives instruction to his team.(Twitter)
File image: Igor Stimac, head coach of India, gives instruction to his team.(Twitter)

Indian football in 2019: Time for the ‘sleeping giant’ to rebuild once again

By Sayan Ghosh | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 26, 2019 03:46 PM IST
From national team set-up to domestic tournaments, there have been changes galore in recent years but the so-called ‘sleeping giant’ has not managed to find a permanent place in the top 100 of the FIFA world rankings.
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New Delhi: Indian football team coach Igor Stimac along with 11 team members.(PTI)
New Delhi: Indian football team coach Igor Stimac along with 11 team members.(PTI)

I-League is as important as the ISL: Indian football team coach Igor Stimac

By Sayan Ghosh | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 21, 2019 09:20 PM IST
While it came as a major setback for the I-League, Indian football team head coach Igor Stimac made it clear that the competition is just as important as the ISL.
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A file photo of Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho.(REUTERS)
A file photo of Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho.(REUTERS)

Jose Mourinho and Tottenham: An unlikely union of contrasting philosophies

By Sayan Ghosh | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 26, 2020 09:22 PM IST
In Jose Mourinho, Tottenham have signed a winner with a proven track record but the union does come with its own set of challenges.
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A file photo of Adam Cole, Roderick Strong, Kyle O’Reilly and Bobby Fish.(Twitter)
A file photo of Adam Cole, Roderick Strong, Kyle O’Reilly and Bobby Fish.(Twitter)

The Undisputed Era picks their all-time favourite factions ahead of WWE Survivor Series – Exclusive interview

By Sayan Ghosh | Hindustan Times, Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 19, 2019 05:06 PM IST
While Adam Cole, Kyle O’Reilly and Bobby Fish all made their debut on the same night, Roderick Strong joined the faction at NXT TakeOver: New Orleans where he betrayed Pete Dunne in the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic.
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File image of India defender Adil Khan going for a header against Bangladesh.(Samir Jana / Hindustan Times)
File image of India defender Adil Khan going for a header against Bangladesh.(Samir Jana / Hindustan Times)

Adil Khan hopes for better defensive show ahead of Afghanistan clash - Exclusive interview

By Sayan Ghosh | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 14, 2019 09:25 AM IST
The FC Pune City defender believes that the team were in the middle of a learning process under Stimac and the result against Qatar is a clear sign of their progress
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A file photo of WWE wrestler Io Shirai.(WWE)
A file photo of WWE wrestler Io Shirai.(WWE)

Io Shirai opens up about turning heel in WWE and future dream opponents - Exclusive

By Sayan Ghosh | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 04, 2019 11:34 PM IST
World Wonder Ring Stardom to her various stints in Mexico and Japan, Io Shirai was known for her connection with the fans and it was not much different when she joined the WWE NXT ranks in 2018.
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File image of Anshuman Rath.(Twitter)
File image of Anshuman Rath.(Twitter)

Anshuman Rath - Former Hong Kong skipper pursuing India dream

By Sayan Ghosh | Hindustan Times, Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 01, 2019 11:32 AM IST
The young wicket-keeper batsman from Hong Kong kept his dream of playing for India alive by finally making his move to the Indian domestic circuit as he registered with the Vidarbha Cricket Association as a local player.
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Sunil Chhetri reacts after missing a goal during FIFA World Cup 2022 Qualifier match against Bangladesh.(PTI)
Sunil Chhetri reacts after missing a goal during FIFA World Cup 2022 Qualifier match against Bangladesh.(PTI)

Performance against Bangladesh not up to the mark - Sunil Chhetri

By Sayan Ghosh | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 30, 2019 05:41 PM IST
Sunil Chhetri said that the lack of a longer national camp would affect the camaraderie between the players more than their fitness.
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A file photo of Rinku Singh (L) and Saurav Gurjar.(WWE)
A file photo of Rinku Singh (L) and Saurav Gurjar.(WWE)

Rinku Singh and Saurav Gurjar - The Indian duo living the WWE dream

By Sayan Ghosh | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 28, 2019 04:19 PM IST
Rinku Singh and Saurav Gurjar’s paths intersected at the WWE Dubai tryouts in 2017 and since joining the company, the duo has established themselves as one of the top upcoming tag teams in the promotion.
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A file photo of Sting.(WWE)
A file photo of Sting.(WWE)

WWE legends Sting and Goldberg reveal their dream opponent - Exclusive

By Sayan Ghosh | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 21, 2019 09:27 AM IST
Goldberg is not ready to let that fight define his legacy and the former WWE Universal Champion made it clear that he would like to take on the Deadman once again if the situations permit.
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NXT champion Adam Cole confronted by Finn Balor.(WWE)
NXT champion Adam Cole confronted by Finn Balor.(WWE)

WWE NXT: No longer just the ‘developmental’ brand

By Sayan Ghosh | Orlando
UPDATED ON OCT 05, 2019 12:01 AM IST
When NXT began in 2012, the main aim behind the show was to give a chance to wrestlers before they could ‘move up’ to the main roster - RAW and SmackDown.
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WWE COO Triple H opens up on AEW rivalry.(WWE)
WWE COO Triple H opens up on AEW rivalry.(WWE)

‘I am really not concerned’- Triple H opens up on WWE NXT’s ‘Wednesday Night Wars’ with AEW

By Sayan Ghosh | Hindustan Times, Los Angeles
UPDATED ON OCT 04, 2019 04:24 PM IST
With the ‘Wednesday Night Wars’ dominating headlines, Hindustan Times caught up with WWE Executive Vice President of Talent, Live Events and Creative Triple H.
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File image of wrestler Adam Cole.(Twitter Image)
File image of wrestler Adam Cole.(Twitter Image)

WWE NXT Results: Adam Cole retains championship on night of surprise returns

By Sayan Ghosh | Hindustan Times, Orlando
UPDATED ON OCT 03, 2019 06:55 PM IST
With AEW Dynamite also vying for ratings in the so-called ‘Wednesday Night Wars’, NXT had to start strong and they decided to go with the championship match between Adam Cole and Matt Riddle as the opener.
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Chinglensana Singh Kangujam of India shoots during a match.(Getty Images)
Chinglensana Singh Kangujam of India shoots during a match.(Getty Images)

‘Discipline and fitness helped in playing 200 games for India’: Chinglensana Singh | Exclusive

By Sayan Ghosh | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 01, 2019 03:30 PM IST
Chinglensana Singh talks about his early days, the secret behind his success and how the Arjuna Award will motivate him in the future in an exclusive interview
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Manasi Joshi reacts after winning the gold medal at the Para-Badminton World Championships in the SL3 category.(Twitter)
Manasi Joshi reacts after winning the gold medal at the Para-Badminton World Championships in the SL3 category.(Twitter)

Manasi Joshi’s rise to become Para-Badminton World Champion is a story of pure grit - Exclusive interview

By Sayan Ghosh | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 29, 2019 04:46 PM IST
After losing her left leg in an accident in 2011, Manasi took up badminton as a way to stay fit. Although she started playing the sport at a young age, it was not something that she perceived as a profession.
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