Shantanu Srivastava

Shantanu Srivastava

Shantanu Srivastava is an experienced sports journalist who has worked across print and digital media. He covers cricket and Olympic sports.

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New Zealand battle to a draw in Kanpur Test, everything to play for in Mumbai

  • From slow burn to thrill-a-minute, the final day of the Test saw it all as the last Kiwi pair thwarted every attempt by Ashwin, Jadeja and Axar to dislodge them.
New Zealand successfully played for time. (BlackCaps/Twitter)
New Zealand successfully played for time. (BlackCaps/Twitter)
Updated on Nov 29, 2021 09:26 PM IST
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Shreyas Iyer and lower order leave India chasing win over New Zealand in Kanpur

The first Indian batter to hit a ton and fifty on Test debut and the lower order revive India on Day 4 of the first Test on Sunday
Indian players Shreyas Iyer and Wriddhiman Saha run between the wickets during fourth day of the first cricket test match between India and New Zealand, at Green Park stadium in Kanpur, Sunday, Nov. 28, 2021. (PTI)
Indian players Shreyas Iyer and Wriddhiman Saha run between the wickets during fourth day of the first cricket test match between India and New Zealand, at Green Park stadium in Kanpur, Sunday, Nov. 28, 2021. (PTI)
Updated on Nov 28, 2021 08:59 PM IST
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1st Test, Day 3: Axar gives India the edge after Latham masterclass

1st Test, Day 3: Axar Patel's fifth five-wicket haul in seven innings helps India end Day 3 with 63-run lead.
1st Test, Day 3: Axar gives India the edge after Latham masterclass in IND vs NZ(AP)
1st Test, Day 3: Axar gives India the edge after Latham masterclass in IND vs NZ(AP)
Updated on Nov 27, 2021 07:36 PM IST
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Latham, Young put New Zealand in command after Iyer hits maiden ton

The Kiwi openers adjusted to the slow and low Green Park track admirably to raise an unbeaten 129-run alliance after Shreyas Iyer kickstarted his Test career with a memorable ton.
New Zealand's Tim Southee appeals for dismissal during the Day-2 of the 1st Test match between India and New Zealand, at Green Park International Stadium, in Kanpur on Friday. (ANI)
New Zealand's Tim Southee appeals for dismissal during the Day-2 of the 1st Test match between India and New Zealand, at Green Park International Stadium, in Kanpur on Friday. (ANI)
Updated on Nov 26, 2021 07:55 PM IST
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Ind vs NZ, 1st Test: Middle-order wobble continues but India end Day 1 on top

  • Debutant Shreyas Iyer shines with an unbeaten 75 but Ajinkya Rahane and Cheteshwar Pujara’s woes with the bat remain
Indian player Shreyas Iyer celebrates with Ravindra Jadeja after scoring a half-century during day one of the 1st cricket test match between India and New Zealand, at Green Park stadium in Kanpur.(PTI)
Indian player Shreyas Iyer celebrates with Ravindra Jadeja after scoring a half-century during day one of the 1st cricket test match between India and New Zealand, at Green Park stadium in Kanpur.(PTI)
Updated on Nov 25, 2021 10:14 PM IST
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Fresh-faced but India favourites against Kane’s men

  • The hosts wouldn’t mind a 2016 encore when a win in Kanpur v NZ sparked a winning spree.
India's Umesh Yadav bowls as coach Rahul Dravid looks on, during a practice session ahead of their first cricket test match against New Zealand, in Kanpur, Wednesday.(PTI)
India's Umesh Yadav bowls as coach Rahul Dravid looks on, during a practice session ahead of their first cricket test match against New Zealand, in Kanpur, Wednesday.(PTI)
Published on Nov 24, 2021 06:53 PM IST
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Pujara swats away strike-rate poser, hopes to stay 'fearless' against NZ

As India embark on a fresh home series in the new World Test Championship cycle, Cheteshwar Pujara's 'intent', not for the first time in his career, is likely to be watched closely.
India's Cheteshwar Pujara walks off the field after losing his wicket.(AP/File Photo )
India's Cheteshwar Pujara walks off the field after losing his wicket.(AP/File Photo )
Updated on Nov 23, 2021 05:02 PM IST
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Orphaned at 11, national champion at 18, the story of Aman Sehrawat

  • Newly-crowned national champion in 57kg division, Aman Sehrawat, opens up on his life, dreams, and the prospect of beating Olympic silver medallist Ravi Dahiya
Wrestler Aman Sehrawat (on top), who will make his senior India debut in the 57kg weight category at the Commonwealth Championships in Pretoria, trains at the Chhatrasal Stadium in New Delhi.(Sanchit Khanna/ Hindustan Times)
Wrestler Aman Sehrawat (on top), who will make his senior India debut in the 57kg weight category at the Commonwealth Championships in Pretoria, trains at the Chhatrasal Stadium in New Delhi.(Sanchit Khanna/ Hindustan Times)
Published on Nov 20, 2021 09:24 PM IST
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ByShantanu Srivastava, New Delhi

Kane and able: Kiwi skipper reasserts greatness with a knock to remember

It is easy to trip into the trope of Kiwis being the nice guys who punch above their weight. Sure, they are earnest triers, but they also happen to be ridiculously good at their craft, and no one epitomises this high-quality outfit more than Kane Williamson.
New Zealand's captain Kane Williamson watches the ball go for four during the Cricket Twenty20 World Cup final match between Australia and New Zealand in Dubai, UAE, Sunday, Nov. 14, 2021. (AP)
New Zealand's captain Kane Williamson watches the ball go for four during the Cricket Twenty20 World Cup final match between Australia and New Zealand in Dubai, UAE, Sunday, Nov. 14, 2021. (AP)
Published on Nov 15, 2021 10:18 PM IST
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Of brawn and promise, the many moods of Wrestling Nationals

In a competition which did not feature India's Olympians, new faces took the spotlight even as some old ones staged long-awaited comebacks
Narsingh Yadav (Narsingh Yadav/Instagram)
Narsingh Yadav (Narsingh Yadav/Instagram)
Published on Nov 14, 2021 10:22 PM IST
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Unheralded Pritam hopes to end India's medal drought in 74 kg category

  • Pritam won his first national title in a weight division that was dominated by double Olympic medallist Sushil Kumar and also drew attention due to controversies
Representative Image.(HT Photo)
Representative Image.(HT Photo)
Published on Nov 13, 2021 08:39 PM IST
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The original Phogat girl wins silver on Nationals return

Returning to the mat after 2018 post a maternity break, 2010 CWG gold medallist wrestler Geeta Phogat loses to Sarita Mor in the in the 59kg final of national wrestling
Geeta Phogat (HT Photo)
Geeta Phogat (HT Photo)
Published on Nov 12, 2021 11:30 PM IST
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Era of Rohit Sharma could see more nuanced approach to shaping careers

  • India’s new white ball captain has a reputation of persisting with players.
How Rohit Sharma manages his resources will be interesting to see. (Getty)
How Rohit Sharma manages his resources will be interesting to see. (Getty)
Updated on Nov 11, 2021 05:23 PM IST
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ByShantanu Srivastava, New Delhi

The man who turned a snub into a launchpad for generations

Tarak Sinha's tireless work ethic is as legendary as his knack to recognise special talent. In his younger years, Sinha, then employed as a clerk in Delhi's PGDAV College, would wrap up work by 2pm and begin his daily talent hunt across the city, visiting every nook and bylane he could.
File Photo of Tarak Sinha(Twitter/Virender Sehwag)
File Photo of Tarak Sinha(Twitter/Virender Sehwag)
Published on Nov 07, 2021 08:08 AM IST
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ByShantanu Srivastava, New Delhi

‘You have to be little crazy if you aspire to be the best’: Srihari Nataraj

After a bunch of medals in the national championships, Srihari Nataraj is looking forward to fun in Abu Dhabi next month
Srihari Nataraj reaffirmed his status as country's fastest man in pool with a multi-gold haul at the national championships in Bengaluru. ((Twitter))
Srihari Nataraj reaffirmed his status as country's fastest man in pool with a multi-gold haul at the national championships in Bengaluru. ((Twitter))
Updated on Nov 06, 2021 01:43 PM IST
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ByShantanu Srivastava, New Delhi

Shooter Anjum Moudgil begins life after Tokyo at President's Cup

  • The rifle shooter didn't qualify for the final at the Olympics where India failed to win a shooting medal for the second Games in a row; Moudgil’s coach Deepali Deshpande talks about what went wrong for the nation’s talented bunch.
Indian shooter Anjum Moudgil in action at the AIFF World Cup. (Getty)
Indian shooter Anjum Moudgil in action at the AIFF World Cup. (Getty)
Updated on Nov 02, 2021 10:28 PM IST
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T20 WC: Seven pairs in 10 matches by India openers indicates muddled thinking

  • Constant shuffling of India’s opening pair has hurt them as the numbers, and the result in the defeats against Pakistan and New Zealand in the T20 World Cup, show.
India's KL Rahul, right, celebrates with Rohit Sharma after hitting a boundary during the Cricket Twenty20 World Cup match between New Zealand and India in Dubai, UAE, Sunday.(AP)
India's KL Rahul, right, celebrates with Rohit Sharma after hitting a boundary during the Cricket Twenty20 World Cup match between New Zealand and India in Dubai, UAE, Sunday.(AP)
Published on Nov 01, 2021 07:51 PM IST
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ByShantanu Srivastava, New Delhi

Ritu Phogat’s dream lives on

  • The ‘Indian Tigress’ is two wins away from being an MMA world champion.
Indian mixed martial arts fighter Ritu Phogat(Getty)
Indian mixed martial arts fighter Ritu Phogat(Getty)
Updated on Nov 01, 2021 05:21 PM IST
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Haris Rauf takes four-for as Pakistan beat New Zealand by five wickets

  • New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson’s run out in the 14th over and another superb bowling show see Babar Azam’s side close in on a semifinal spot.
Pakistan pacer Haris Rauf registered his best-ever T20 bowling figures. (Getty)
Pakistan pacer Haris Rauf registered his best-ever T20 bowling figures. (Getty)
Updated on Oct 26, 2021 11:41 PM IST
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ByShantanu Srivastava, New Delhi

Why travelling through Europe evokes envy and admiration

The contrast between countries on that clean, courteous continent and our own homeland could inspire a rant that lasts a lifetime
Split, one of Croatia’s most popular islands
Split, one of Croatia’s most popular islands
Updated on Feb 18, 2017 05:41 PM IST
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Saina Nehwal confident of returning to top form by January-end

Saina Nehwal lost her opening round encounter to Thailand’s Porntip Buranaprasertuk in China, but reached the quarterfinals of her next two events- Hong Kong Super Series and Macau Open Grand Prix Gold.
India's Saina Nehwal returns a shot to Spain's Carolina Marin during their women's finals badminton match at the BWF World Championships in Jakarta.(REUTERS)
India's Saina Nehwal returns a shot to Spain's Carolina Marin during their women's finals badminton match at the BWF World Championships in Jakarta.(REUTERS)
Published on Dec 18, 2016 10:45 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByShantanu Srivastava, New Delhi

How would you replace me: Boris Becker, on Djokovic not having found a new coach

The persona of Boris Becker, the man who once won the Wimbledon at the age of 17, still shines through. His carefree swagger, as he walked into a lifestyle store in south Delhi, was a throwback to his big-serving days.
Boris Becker, who had won his fist Wimbledon crown at the age of 17, coached Novak Djokovic to six Grand Slam titles after they teamed up in December 2013. They parted ways early this month(Getty Images)
Boris Becker, who had won his fist Wimbledon crown at the age of 17, coached Novak Djokovic to six Grand Slam titles after they teamed up in December 2013. They parted ways early this month(Getty Images)
Updated on Dec 16, 2016 11:31 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByShantanu Srivastava, New Delhi

India vs England: Jayant Yadav shows he’s no pushover with ball or bat

A fast-improving off spinner, Jayant Yadav showed he is no pushover with the bat, scoring runs in both innings in Vizag. His 42-run tenth-wicket stand with Mohammed Shami ensured India’s lead went past 400.
Jayant Yadav celebrates the wicket of England's Ben Stokes with Virat Kohli and teammates during the last day of the second Test cricket between India and England in Vishakhapatnam.(AFP)
Jayant Yadav celebrates the wicket of England's Ben Stokes with Virat Kohli and teammates during the last day of the second Test cricket between India and England in Vishakhapatnam.(AFP)
Updated on Nov 22, 2016 09:27 PM IST
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HIndustan Times | ByShantanu Srivastava, New Delhi

Rajkot pounding: Harbhajan says spinners tried too many things

R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja and Amit Mishra failed to impress on a good pitch with three England batsmen scoring centuries in a Test innings in India for the first time since 1960-61.
As per Harbhajan Singh Indian spinners led by R Ashwin tried too many things in Rajkot.(PTI)
As per Harbhajan Singh Indian spinners led by R Ashwin tried too many things in Rajkot.(PTI)
Updated on Nov 10, 2016 11:17 PM IST
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Delhi pollution forces Ranji teams to pack up on Saturday

Perhaps for the first time in Ranji Trophy’s 82-year history, the day’s play in two cricket matches were called off on Saturday due to low visibility caused by high levels of pollution
Thick smog and dust engulfed many places in Delhi on Saturday.(Sushil Kumar/Hindustan Times)
Thick smog and dust engulfed many places in Delhi on Saturday.(Sushil Kumar/Hindustan Times)
Updated on Nov 06, 2016 01:52 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByShantanu Srivastava, New Delhi

Ranji Trophy: Happy homecoming for Deepak Hooda as he scores 293 against Punjab

Deepak Hooda continued his magnificent run in the 2016/17 Ranji Trophy as he smashed a magnificent 293 against Punjab.
Deepak Hooda became the second Baroda batsman to score a century on first-class debut.(PTI)
Deepak Hooda became the second Baroda batsman to score a century on first-class debut.(PTI)
Updated on Oct 28, 2016 11:30 PM IST
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ByShantanu Srivastava, New Delhi

‘Traditionalist’ Gambhir bats for red balls in Tests

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Published on Sep 16, 2016 12:42 PM IST
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‘Traditionalist’ Gautam Gambhir bats for red balls in Tests

The ‘traditionalist’ in Gambhir wants to play the five-day game in its purest form.
Gambhir marked his return to form by scoring 356 runs in five innings in the recently-concluded Duleep Trophy, besides leading India Blue to the title.(Virendra Singh Gosain/HT PHOTO)
Gambhir marked his return to form by scoring 356 runs in five innings in the recently-concluded Duleep Trophy, besides leading India Blue to the title.(Virendra Singh Gosain/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Sep 15, 2016 09:12 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByShantanu Srivastava, New Delhi

Mayank revels in remarkable start to season

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Published on Sep 15, 2016 06:16 AM IST
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Mayank enjoys remarkable start to season as India Blue win Duleep Trophy

Agarwal has been a revelation in this Duleep Trophy. A tally of 420 runs at an average of 84 does augur well for the season.
Agarwal, right, has been a revelation in this Duleep Trophy. A tally of 420 runs at an average of 84 augurs well for the season.(Virendra Singh Gosain/HT PHOTO)
Agarwal, right, has been a revelation in this Duleep Trophy. A tally of 420 runs at an average of 84 augurs well for the season.(Virendra Singh Gosain/HT PHOTO)
Published on Sep 14, 2016 09:45 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByShantanu Srivastava, Greater Noida
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