Sean Sequeira

Sean Sequeira mainly writes on football for the sports desk of Hindustan Times, Mumbai.

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Ricky Ponting backs IPL champs Sunrisers Hyderabad to beat Kolkata Knight Riders

Ricky Ponting, former Australia captain and 2013 IPL winner, feels momentum in favour of David Warner’s Sunrisers Hyderabad as Kolkata Knight Riders struggle to find balance in batting order
Sunrisers Hyderabad captain David Warner celebrates his century against Kolkata Knight Riders in Hyderabad. SRH face KKR in Bangalore on Wednesday in an IPL 2017 playoff tie. Ricky Ponting feels Sunrisers Hyderabad are the favourites.(PTI)
Sunrisers Hyderabad captain David Warner celebrates his century against Kolkata Knight Riders in Hyderabad. SRH face KKR in Bangalore on Wednesday in an IPL 2017 playoff tie. Ricky Ponting feels Sunrisers Hyderabad are the favourites.(PTI)
Updated on May 17, 2017 11:46 AM IST
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Amir Khan reveals the biggest motivation in his boxing career

Pakistan-origin British boxer Amir Khan is all set to launch his Super Boxing League despite indifference from Indian and world boxing bodies.
Amir Khan is among the top-3 boxers in the world in welterweight division right now.(AFP)
Amir Khan is among the top-3 boxers in the world in welterweight division right now.(AFP)
Published on May 09, 2017 11:11 PM IST
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India team gives former Pakistan skipper Shahid Afridi signed Virat Kohli jersey

India’s national cricket team gave former Pakistan skipper Shahid Afridi an autographed Virat Kohli jersey as a gift following his retirement earlier in the year.
Shahid Afridi retired from international cricket and he was presented a Virat Kohli jersey which had the signatures of all Indian players.(Hindustan Times)
Shahid Afridi retired from international cricket and he was presented a Virat Kohli jersey which had the signatures of all Indian players.(Hindustan Times)
Updated on Apr 19, 2017 11:28 AM IST
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Sanju Samson’s Superman dive for Delhi Daredevils is simply awesome - Watch it

Sanju Samson kept Delhi Daredevils in the IPL T20 game by producing a magnificent save in 19th over to prevent a maximum from Kolkata Knight Riders’ batsman Manish Pandey
Sanju Samson dives to save a boundary during the 2017 Indian Premier League (IPL) Twenty20 match between Delhi Daredevils and Kolkata Knight Riders at the Feroz Shah Kotla on April 17, 2017.(AFP)
Sanju Samson dives to save a boundary during the 2017 Indian Premier League (IPL) Twenty20 match between Delhi Daredevils and Kolkata Knight Riders at the Feroz Shah Kotla on April 17, 2017.(AFP)
Updated on Apr 18, 2017 12:28 PM IST
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New cricket bats won’t curb my hitting, says Mumbai Indians’ Kieron Pollard

Kieron Pollard of Mumbai Indians is not worried by the new Marylebone Cricket Club rules that affect the dimensions of a cricket bat
Mumbai Indians Kieron Pollard prepares to play a shot during the Indian Premier League match against Royal Challengers Bangalore in Bangalore on April 14, 2017.(AP)
Mumbai Indians Kieron Pollard prepares to play a shot during the Indian Premier League match against Royal Challengers Bangalore in Bangalore on April 14, 2017.(AP)
Updated on Apr 17, 2017 09:23 PM IST
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David Warner stops to hand Basil Thampi shoe on way to 7000 T20 runs

David Warner, who became fourth batter to reach 7000-run landmark in T20 cricket, took a break from completing single to help Kerala pacer Basil Thampi with his shoe that fell off.
David Warner, the Sunrisers Hyderabad captain, hands Gujarat Lions pacer Basil Thampi his shoe during their 2017 Indian Premier League match on Sunday.(Instagram)
David Warner, the Sunrisers Hyderabad captain, hands Gujarat Lions pacer Basil Thampi his shoe during their 2017 Indian Premier League match on Sunday.(Instagram)
Updated on Apr 10, 2017 07:59 PM IST
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Shah Rukh Khan, AbRam sport same tattoos, watch Kolkata Knight Riders rout GL

Shah Rukh Khan and his son AbRam Khan added some star power to the 2017 Indian Premier League T20 match between Kolkata Knight Riders and Gujarat Lions in Rajkot on Thursday
Shah Rukh Khan, co-owner of Kolkata Knight Riders, and son AbRam Khan during the 2017 Indian Premier League between KKR and Gujarat Lions in Rajkot on Thursday.(BCCI)
Shah Rukh Khan, co-owner of Kolkata Knight Riders, and son AbRam Khan during the 2017 Indian Premier League between KKR and Gujarat Lions in Rajkot on Thursday.(BCCI)
Updated on Apr 08, 2017 05:12 PM IST
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IPL 2017 T20: MS Dhoni mocks umpire with DRS appeal during RPS vs MI match

Former India captain MS Dhoni let umpire S Ravi know that he disagreed with one of his decisions during the Rising Pune Supergiants vs Mumbai Indians match on Thursday
Rising Pune Supergiants’ MS Dhoni seemed surprised when umpire S Ravi turned down an lbw appeal on Mumbai Indians’ from an Imran Tahir delivery during their IPL 2017 match on Thursday.(iplt20.com/video screenshot)
Rising Pune Supergiants’ MS Dhoni seemed surprised when umpire S Ravi turned down an lbw appeal on Mumbai Indians’ from an Imran Tahir delivery during their IPL 2017 match on Thursday.(iplt20.com/video screenshot)
Updated on Apr 07, 2017 03:07 PM IST
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IPL 2017, T20: Rising Pune Supergiants rope in Washington Sundar for R Ashwin

Washington Sundar is a 17-year-old Tamil Nadu all-rounder, who bowls off-spin. He will replace the injured R Ashwin in the Rising Pune Supergiants for IPL 2017 T20 season
Washington Sundar bowls during the ICC U-19 World Cup final between India and West Indies on February 14, 2016 in Dhaka. The Tamil Nadu bowler has been roped in by Rising Pune Supergiants for IPL 2017 T20 season.(Getty Images)
Washington Sundar bowls during the ICC U-19 World Cup final between India and West Indies on February 14, 2016 in Dhaka. The Tamil Nadu bowler has been roped in by Rising Pune Supergiants for IPL 2017 T20 season.(Getty Images)
Updated on Apr 06, 2017 01:11 PM IST
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Pawan Negi wants to prove his IPL worth at Royal Challengers Bangalore

Pawan Negi, who failed miserably for Delhi Daredevils last season, is not bothered by price tags or big names, only hopes to improve his game playing for Royal Challengers Bangalore in IPL 2017.
Pawan Negi (L) and Naman Ojha celebrate a wicket during the IPL Twenty20 first playoff match between Delhi Daredevils and Kolkata Knight Riders in Pune on May 22, 2012.(AFP/Getty Images)
Pawan Negi (L) and Naman Ojha celebrate a wicket during the IPL Twenty20 first playoff match between Delhi Daredevils and Kolkata Knight Riders in Pune on May 22, 2012.(AFP/Getty Images)
Updated on Apr 04, 2017 11:22 AM IST
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India vs Australia: Sourav Ganguly urges Virat Kohli to forgive and forget

Sourav Ganguly, former India captain, says Virat Kohli should ignore nature of Australian tactics and mend relations with opponents
Virat Kohli and Steve Smith shared a bitter relationship during the India vs Australia Test series that the hosts won 2-1.(AP)
Virat Kohli and Steve Smith shared a bitter relationship during the India vs Australia Test series that the hosts won 2-1.(AP)
Updated on Mar 30, 2017 03:18 PM IST
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IPL 2017: Rising Pune Supergiants, still miles to go

Rising Pune Supergiant is mostly built around stalwarts that led the Chennai franchise to back-to-back IPL titles in 2010 and 2011
Steve Smith will lead Rising Pune Supergiant this year. The Australian captain replaced Mahendra Singh Dhoni.(BCCI)
Steve Smith will lead Rising Pune Supergiant this year. The Australian captain replaced Mahendra Singh Dhoni.(BCCI)
Updated on Mar 30, 2017 06:56 PM IST
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Why Steve Smith hides his shoe laces? Aussie skipper’s many superstitions

Steve Smith adopted a strange superstition during the last season of the Indian Premier League and since then, his performance has been quite brilliant.
Steve Smith celebrates after reaching his century during the first day of fourth Test match against India in Dharamsala.(PTI)
Steve Smith celebrates after reaching his century during the first day of fourth Test match against India in Dharamsala.(PTI)
Updated on Mar 27, 2017 11:54 PM IST
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Hungry Heidi, Kinky Kylie, Luscious Liz, Gina - Sebastian Vettel’s F1 Lady Luck

German racer Sebastian Vettel is known to name his car for each Formula One season and has nicknamed 2017 Ferrari ‘Gina’ which roughly translates to queen
Ferrari's German driver Sebastian Vettel speeds down the main straight on the way to winning the Formula One Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne on Sunday.(AFP)
Ferrari's German driver Sebastian Vettel speeds down the main straight on the way to winning the Formula One Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne on Sunday.(AFP)
Published on Mar 27, 2017 06:30 AM IST
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Disrespect or brain fade? India accused of not acknowledging Steve Smith’s ton

Indian players did not applaud after Steve Smith scored century in the third Test in Ranchi. Australian cricketer Dirk Nannes and commentator Jim Maxwell suggested the gesture was in response to the DRS row in Bangalore Test
Steve Smith, Australia captain, scored 178* in the first innings against India in the third Test in Ranchi.(AFP)
Steve Smith, Australia captain, scored 178* in the first innings against India in the third Test in Ranchi.(AFP)
Updated on Mar 18, 2017 12:26 PM IST
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India vs Australia: Glenn Maxwell in elite company after maiden Test ton

Glenn Maxwell became the second Australian after Shane Watson to hit tons in all three formats of the game. He is 13th overall in all-time list
Glenn Maxwell celebrates his century on Day 2 of the third Test between India and Australia.(AFP)
Glenn Maxwell celebrates his century on Day 2 of the third Test between India and Australia.(AFP)
Updated on Mar 17, 2017 05:14 PM IST
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Kalpana Chawla an inspiration: Virender Sehwag leads tributes for late astronaut

Kalpana Chawla was remembered on her birth anniversary on Friday, with former India cricketers Virender Sehwag and Mohammad Kaif leading the sports fraternity in tributes for the late astronaut
Kalpana Chawla was one of the seven astronauts killed in the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster in 2003.
Kalpana Chawla was one of the seven astronauts killed in the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster in 2003.
Updated on Mar 17, 2017 02:25 PM IST
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‘Pitch doctoring’ - Aussie media pokes fun at Virat Kohli, Indian cricket team

With condition of the wicket being a hot topic, Australian news agencies have unleashed a barrage of criticism against BCCI, Indian cricket team and Virat Kohli for “doctoring” the pitch for the third Test in Ranchi
Virat Kohli gestures during a training session ahead of the third India vs Australia cricket Test at the Jharkhand State Cricket Association (JSCA) Stadium complex in Ranchi(AFP)
Virat Kohli gestures during a training session ahead of the third India vs Australia cricket Test at the Jharkhand State Cricket Association (JSCA) Stadium complex in Ranchi(AFP)
Updated on Mar 15, 2017 05:20 PM IST
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Youngest Test side Bangladesh cricket team set for century milestone

Bangladesh, who lost the first Test in Galle by 259 runs, will be aiming to put on a great show in their 100th Test match as they prepare to take on Sri Lanka in the second Test starting in Colombo
Bangladesh have the second-lowest win ratio when compared with first 99 Tests of all nations. Bangladesh have only won eight of their first 99.(AFP)
Bangladesh have the second-lowest win ratio when compared with first 99 Tests of all nations. Bangladesh have only won eight of their first 99.(AFP)
Updated on Mar 14, 2017 02:06 PM IST
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Fernando Torres head injury: Videos of 6 worst injuries in football

Fernando Torres is expected to make a recovery from the recent ‘brain injury’ injury he suffered. Here are some other horrific knocks that have caused debate in the past
Fernando Torres of Atletico Madrid lies on the field after colliding during a Spanish league football match vs Deportivo de la Coruna at the Municipal de Riazor stadium in La Coruna on Thursday.(Reuters)
Fernando Torres of Atletico Madrid lies on the field after colliding during a Spanish league football match vs Deportivo de la Coruna at the Municipal de Riazor stadium in La Coruna on Thursday.(Reuters)
Updated on Mar 03, 2017 02:37 PM IST
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Rafael Nadal opens up about split with uncle Toni: My relationship was special

Rafael Nadal was taken by surprise when uncle Toni announced he would leave coaching the former world No. 1 to spend time in his academy in Spain
This file photo taken on August 1, 2016 shows Rafael Nadal of Spain listening to his coach and uncle Toni Nadal during a practice session at the Olympic park in Rio de Janeiro.(AFP)
This file photo taken on August 1, 2016 shows Rafael Nadal of Spain listening to his coach and uncle Toni Nadal during a practice session at the Olympic park in Rio de Janeiro.(AFP)
Updated on Mar 01, 2017 11:59 AM IST
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I-League: Mumbai FC hold Bengaluru FC for second straight goalless draw

Defending I-League champions Bengaluru FC get best opportunities to score but Mumbai FC manage to keep it goalless to stay eighth on the table.
Action during the I-League match between Mumbai FC and Bengaluru FC in Mumbai on Saturday.(Bengaluru FC)
Action during the I-League match between Mumbai FC and Bengaluru FC in Mumbai on Saturday.(Bengaluru FC)
Published on Feb 18, 2017 10:04 PM IST
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Hope my I-League record is broken, will be great for national team: Sunil Chhetri

Sunil Chhetri also holds the record for most goals scored for the national team having notched 51 in 91 appearances.
Sunil Chhetri scored the 90th goal of his National Football League (NFL) and I-League combined career .(PTI)
Sunil Chhetri scored the 90th goal of his National Football League (NFL) and I-League combined career .(PTI)
Published on Feb 17, 2017 07:33 PM IST
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Davis Cup: Canada player hits umpire on face, Great Britain advance by default

Canada’s Davis Cup debutant Denis Shapovalov lets emotion get better of him against Great Britain, unwittingly strikes ball off court which hits chair umpire and results in disqualification
Denis Shapovalov reacts after accidentally hitting chair umpire Arnaud Gabas during a Davis Cup match between Canada and Great Britain.(AFP)
Denis Shapovalov reacts after accidentally hitting chair umpire Arnaud Gabas during a Davis Cup match between Canada and Great Britain.(AFP)
Updated on Feb 06, 2017 04:54 PM IST
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Lady Gaga thumbs down under-fire Donald Trump’s immigration policy at Super Bowl

Lady Gaga’s half-time show at Super Bowl LI subtly criticised US president Donald Trump’s new policies, and support for LGBT rights
Lady Gaga performs onstage during the Super Bowl LI half-time show at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas. During the show, the artist made subtle criticism of president Donald Trump’s policies.(Getty Images)
Lady Gaga performs onstage during the Super Bowl LI half-time show at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas. During the show, the artist made subtle criticism of president Donald Trump’s policies.(Getty Images)
Updated on Feb 06, 2017 03:12 PM IST
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Prakash Padukone wants Lakshya Sen, junior world No 1, to ignore rankings

Lakshya Sen recently became the third Indian after Aditya Joshi and Siril Verma to attain the No. 1 rank in junior BWF charts. Mentor Prakash Paduone wants him to start concentrating on senior events
Lakshya Sen, 15, has been training under Prakash Padukone since 2011-12.(Facebook)
Lakshya Sen, 15, has been training under Prakash Padukone since 2011-12.(Facebook)
Published on Feb 04, 2017 07:13 PM IST
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How Donald Trump’s immigration ban stumped Karachi-born US cricketer Fahad Babar

Donald Trump’s immigration rules forced USA batsman Fahad Babar to quit the ICC Americas squad midway through their West Indies Cricket Board’s Regional Super50 campaign in Barbados
Fahad Babar’s immigration lawyer had insisted that the Pakistan-born batsman return to the USA or face a ‘ban’ under Donald Trump’s new immigration rules for Muslim countries.(Courtesy: Peter Della Penna/ICC-Americas)
Fahad Babar’s immigration lawyer had insisted that the Pakistan-born batsman return to the USA or face a ‘ban’ under Donald Trump’s new immigration rules for Muslim countries.(Courtesy: Peter Della Penna/ICC-Americas)
Updated on Feb 04, 2017 09:25 PM IST
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Carloz Tevez, Oscar and other top 10 signings of January transfer window

Carlos Tevez, Oscar, Julian Draxler are the three most costliest transfers in the January transfer window. Chinese clubs have emerged as the biggest spenders.
Carlos Tevez (R) will go to Chinese Super League club Shanghai Shenhua from Boca Juniors.(AFP)
Carlos Tevez (R) will go to Chinese Super League club Shanghai Shenhua from Boca Juniors.(AFP)
Updated on Feb 01, 2017 02:49 PM IST
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Dimitri Payet’s fights with coach, players resulted in West Ham F.C. exit

Dimitro Payet isolated himself during his last few days at West Ham and all the players wanted him out of the team.
Dimitri Payet played in West Ham for two years from 2015 to 2017.(Getty Images)
Dimitri Payet played in West Ham for two years from 2015 to 2017.(Getty Images)
Updated on Jan 31, 2017 06:32 PM IST
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Leonardo Ulloa hurt by Claudio Ranieri ‘betrayal’, wants Leicester City exit

Leonardo Ulloa, who had played a minor role during Leicester City F.C.’s title charge in the 2015/16 Premier League season, wants to leave the club after he accused manager Claudio Ranieri of betraying him.
Leonardo Ulloa wants to leave Leicester City F.C. after stating on his Twitter account that he was ‘betrayed’ by the manager Claudio Ranieri.(Getty Images)
Leonardo Ulloa wants to leave Leicester City F.C. after stating on his Twitter account that he was ‘betrayed’ by the manager Claudio Ranieri.(Getty Images)
Updated on Jan 31, 2017 05:45 PM IST
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