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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Will be a scrap: Kiwi skipper Williamson braces for India’s spin challenge

With India expected to roll out turning tracks, the Kiwi batsmen will have their task cut out.
New Zealand captain Kane Williamson ( L) and coach Mike Hesson ( R) address a press conference in New Delhi on Tuesday. New Zealand will play 3 Tests and 5 one-day internationals against India.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
New Zealand captain Kane Williamson ( L) and coach Mike Hesson ( R) address a press conference in New Delhi on Tuesday. New Zealand will play 3 Tests and 5 one-day internationals against India.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Sep 13, 2016 07:54 PM IST
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Jadeja’s fifer puts India Blue on top in the final

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Published on Sep 13, 2016 08:33 AM IST
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Ravindra Jadeja’s fifer puts India Blue on top

A day after Sheldon Jackson and Cheteshwar Pujara created a mountain of runs, Jadeja celebrated his retention in the Test side by helping himself to his 21st five-wicket haul in first-class cricket.
India Blue Bowler Ravindra Jadeja celebrates the wicket of India Red Batsman Stuart Binny during the Duleep Trophy final in Greater Noida on Monday.(Virendra Singh Gosain/HT PHOTO)
India Blue Bowler Ravindra Jadeja celebrates the wicket of India Red Batsman Stuart Binny during the Duleep Trophy final in Greater Noida on Monday.(Virendra Singh Gosain/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Sep 12, 2016 11:05 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By, Greater Noida

Pujara scores unbeaten 256, puts India Blue on top in Duleep Trophy final

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Published on Sep 12, 2016 09:10 AM IST
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Cheteshwar Pujara hits double century in Duleep Trophy final

Chesteshwar Pujara struck an unbeaten 256 as India Blue amassed the runs against India Red on Day 2 of the Duleep Trophy final on Sunday.
India Blue’s Cheteshwar Pujara (left) struck his second big knock of the Duleep Trophy tournament, amassing 256 not out on the second day of the final against India Red on Sunday. He hit 166 in the previous game.(Virendra Singh Gosain/HT PHOTO)
India Blue’s Cheteshwar Pujara (left) struck his second big knock of the Duleep Trophy tournament, amassing 256 not out on the second day of the final against India Red on Sunday. He hit 166 in the previous game.(Virendra Singh Gosain/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Sep 12, 2016 09:59 AM IST
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Crowd gives a miss to star-studded Day 1 of Duleep Trophy final

Barring the hapless kids, who watched the game in the sweltering afternoon heat under the protection of a modest white canopy, major parts of the grass banks were vacant.
The crowd for Day one of the Duleep Trophy final was sparse at best.(Virendra Singh Gosain/HT PHOTO)
The crowd for Day one of the Duleep Trophy final was sparse at best.(Virendra Singh Gosain/HT PHOTO)
Published on Sep 11, 2016 09:41 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By, Greater Noida

Thakur slams ICC boss Manohar for deserting BCCI

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Published on Sep 11, 2016 09:12 AM IST
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Pujara blazes Blue into strength

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Published on Sep 11, 2016 08:57 AM IST
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BCCI president Anurag Thakur slams ICC boss Manohar for deserting board

BCCI president Anurag Thakur lashes out at his predecessor, Shashank Manohar, for deserting a crisis-hit Indian board to take over as ICC chief.
BCCI president Anurag Thakur has made plain the anger of the influential body on his predecessor Shashank Manohar over the recent revamp plans by the International Cricket Council.(PTI)
BCCI president Anurag Thakur has made plain the anger of the influential body on his predecessor Shashank Manohar over the recent revamp plans by the International Cricket Council.(PTI)
Published on Sep 10, 2016 06:22 PM IST
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‘Nothing gives me more joy than hitting sixes vs Aussies’

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Published on Sep 10, 2016 07:33 AM IST
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Test stars the main attraction as Duleep set for grand finale

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Updated on Sep 10, 2016 07:30 AM IST
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From Achrekar to Gopichand: On Teachers’ Day, a look at India’s top coaches

The fate of sportspersons, too, is intricately related to their teachers, the coaches. It took a Ramakant Achrekar to polish the boundless bundle of energy called Sachin Tendulkar.
Ramakant Achrekar is responsible for the genius of Sachin Tendulkar, and for producing a coach like Pravin Amre.(Photo: Prakash Parsekar)
Ramakant Achrekar is responsible for the genius of Sachin Tendulkar, and for producing a coach like Pravin Amre.(Photo: Prakash Parsekar)
Updated on Sep 05, 2016 02:43 PM IST
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Spent forces, poor planning take sheen off Duleep Trophy

The Indian board gets the stick for showing indifference to long-form cricket.
The Duleep Trophy game between India Red and India Blue was called off on Thursday after rain played spoilsport in Greater Noida.(Virendra Singh Gosain/HT PHOTO)
The Duleep Trophy game between India Red and India Blue was called off on Thursday after rain played spoilsport in Greater Noida.(Virendra Singh Gosain/HT PHOTO)
Published on Sep 02, 2016 10:02 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By, Greater Noida

Spent forces, poor planning take sheen off Duleep Trophy

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Published on Sep 02, 2016 08:13 AM IST
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Black seam, dark backdrop add spin to pink ball tale in Duleep Trophy

Batsmen face difficulty in sighting the ball after lights come on.
India Red Bowler Kuleep Yadav took four wickets on Day three of the Duleep Trophy game on Wednesday.(Virendra Singh Gosain/HT PHOTO)
India Red Bowler Kuleep Yadav took four wickets on Day three of the Duleep Trophy game on Wednesday.(Virendra Singh Gosain/HT PHOTO)
Published on Sep 01, 2016 11:04 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By, Greater Noida

Black seam, dark backdrop add spin to pink ball tale

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Published on Sep 01, 2016 06:43 AM IST
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Yadav dazzles under lights

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Published on Sep 01, 2016 06:31 AM IST
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Kuldeep Yadav turns it around again to push Blues on the backfoot

From 151 for 1, India Blues slipped to 200/5. Yadav was not scared to flight, and Agarwal was the first to take the bait. The Karnataka batsman, who had just smoked a straight six off Yadav to enter the 90s, was beaten on the cut. Next ball, Yadav flighted, and an eager Agarwal obliged, only to be beaten in the air and get stumped.
India Red spinner Kuldeep Yadav has picked up 13 wickets so far in the Duleep Trophy.(Virendra Singh Gosain/HT PHOTO)
India Red spinner Kuldeep Yadav has picked up 13 wickets so far in the Duleep Trophy.(Virendra Singh Gosain/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Aug 31, 2016 11:07 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By, Greater Noida

Kuldeep turns it around for Red

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Published on Aug 31, 2016 06:09 AM IST
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As rain plays spoilsport, Mukund confident of India Red bouncing back

India Red would need Mukund’s batting skills more than his swimming prowess after Gautam Gambhir-led India Blue got off to a steady, wicket-less start in the second match of Duleep Trophy.
India Red opener Abhinav Mukund scored a century against India Green in the Duleep Trophy and won the Man of the Match award.(Hindustan Times)
India Red opener Abhinav Mukund scored a century against India Green in the Duleep Trophy and won the Man of the Match award.(Hindustan Times)
Published on Aug 30, 2016 10:56 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By, Greater Noida

Blue soar before downpour

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Published on Aug 30, 2016 06:00 AM IST
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Duleep Trophy: Gambhir, Agarwal 50s hand India Blue opening day honours

Put in to bat on a green track, Gambhir and Karnataka batsman Mayank Agarwal displayed assured footwork and clarity of intent as the duo brought up the first hundred-plus opening stand of the tournament.
Gautam Gambhir celebrates his fifty as Mayank Agarwal watches.(Virendra Singh Gosain/HT PHOTO)
Gautam Gambhir celebrates his fifty as Mayank Agarwal watches.(Virendra Singh Gosain/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Aug 29, 2016 08:57 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By, Greater Noida

Batsmen’s mindset key to tackling pink ball: Gautam Gambhir

Former India opener Gautam Gambhir believes that batsmen can counter the challenge the pink ball throws up due to its prodigious movement, if they had the right mindset and stuck to basics.
India Blue Captain Gautam Gambhir during the Practice session at Saheed Vijay PathikSports Complex.(Virendra Singh Gosain/HT PHOTO)
India Blue Captain Gautam Gambhir during the Practice session at Saheed Vijay PathikSports Complex.(Virendra Singh Gosain/HT PHOTO)
Published on Aug 29, 2016 09:07 AM IST
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Batsmen’s mindset too key to tackling pink ball: Gambhir

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Published on Aug 29, 2016 06:07 AM IST
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From red to white and now pink: The evolution of the humble cricket ball

Nothing dictates the course of a match, especially of the longer version, than the humble round thing weighing five ounces.
Different coloured cricket balls used for different types of matches are displayed on the ground ahead of the first multi-day match to use pink cricket balls at the Eden Gardens stadium in Kolkata on June 18, 2016.(AFP)
Different coloured cricket balls used for different types of matches are displayed on the ground ahead of the first multi-day match to use pink cricket balls at the Eden Gardens stadium in Kolkata on June 18, 2016.(AFP)
Published on Aug 23, 2016 03:23 PM IST
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Humiliation of London Olympics has brought us here: Sreejesh

India hockey skipper believes his team is fully capable to do something special in Rio as he opens up about his Olympics plans
India men's Hockey team captain P R Sreejesh (L) is not fretting too much over the tough pool that the Asian champions are placed in . (Photo by Mohd Zakir/ Hindustan Times)(Hindustan Times)
India men's Hockey team captain P R Sreejesh (L) is not fretting too much over the tough pool that the Asian champions are placed in . (Photo by Mohd Zakir/ Hindustan Times)(Hindustan Times)
Published on Aug 03, 2016 03:17 PM IST
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‘Itching to set the record straight’

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Published on Aug 03, 2016 07:31 AM IST
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At Rio, an improved India can turn back the clock

India are grouped with Argentina, Canada, Germany, Ireland and Netherlands. Apart from Netherlands and Germany, all teams in the pool are ranked below India, who occupy fifth place in FIH rankings. All that, however, will cease to matter when teams enter the Olympic Hockey Centre come August 6.
India hockey skipper PR Sreejesh.(PTI)
India hockey skipper PR Sreejesh.(PTI)
Updated on Jul 21, 2016 12:40 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Modest target for Chanu in first foray into Olympics

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Published on Jul 18, 2016 12:00 PM IST
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Under-fire DDCA refutes criticism, wants to form ‘Happiness Committee’

Delhi cricket association, heavily criticised by Justice Mukul Mudgal in his report to the Delhi high court, wants to set up a happiness committee.
Justice Mukul Mudgal has sharply criticised the running of the Delhi cricket association and wants the(HT Photo)
Justice Mukul Mudgal has sharply criticised the running of the Delhi cricket association and wants the(HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 12, 2016 09:12 PM IST
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