Sharad Deep

Sharad Deep is a versatile sports journalist, who loves writing on cricket and Olympic sport. He has played cricket at the university level and has been writing for Hindustan Times since 1997.

Articles by Sharad Deep

Vinesh-Anju cynosure at Monday’s wrestling trials

  • Squad for Commonwealth Games to be chosen at SAI, Lucknow.
File image of Vinesh Phogat(Vinesh Phogat/Instagram)
File image of Vinesh Phogat(Vinesh Phogat/Instagram)
Published on May 14, 2022 02:11 PM IST
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By, Lucknow

Under-20 athletics: Venue for 32 events lacks world-class facilities

Athletes will be competing to be selected to participate in the 20th National Federation Cup Juniors Championship (June 2-4), a qualifying event for the World Athletics Championships slated for August 1-6 in Cali (Colombia)
Preparations are on at the grassy OEF stadium in Kanpur on Friday. (HT Photo)
Preparations are on at the grassy OEF stadium in Kanpur on Friday. (HT Photo)
Published on May 13, 2022 11:24 PM IST
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By, Lucknow

Deaflympics: Gorakhpur girl Aditya star of India’s golden effort in badminton

A family in Gorakhpur went sleepless on Thursday as they - parents Digvijay Nath Yadav, his wife Ankur Yadav and two kids Pallavi and Aviral – remained glued to the laptop to watch the elder daughter, Aditya Yadav, in action at the Deaflympics in Brazil
The Indian badminton team poses after winning gold in Brazil on Thursday. (HT Photo)
The Indian badminton team poses after winning gold in Brazil on Thursday. (HT Photo)
Published on May 06, 2022 12:03 AM IST
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By, Lucknow

Lucknow's coach-couple carves careers on hockey turf

  • The popularity of this coach couple has grown manifold since their wards started making waves at the international level. The latest on the list is Mumtaz Khan, who scored eight goals, including a hat-trick, at the Junior Women’s World Cup in South Africa.
Neelam Siddiqui and Rashid Aziz Khan pose with Mumtaz Khan in Lucknow(Deepak Gupta/HT)
Neelam Siddiqui and Rashid Aziz Khan pose with Mumtaz Khan in Lucknow(Deepak Gupta/HT)
Published on Apr 26, 2022 04:07 PM IST
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From disliking badminton to making the Indian squad, Shruti’s steady rise

  • Young Uttar Pradesh shuttler looks forward to Uber Cup and Asian Games challenge partnering Tanisha Crasto.
Shruti Mishra(HT_Photo)
Shruti Mishra(HT_Photo)
Published on Apr 22, 2022 08:49 PM IST
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By, Lucknow

'Would love to be recognised as hockey player, not vegetable vendor’s daughter'

  • Starlet reaches home to a warm reception, promises junior World Cup medal in 2023.
Mumtaz Khan.(Twitter/TheHockeyIndia)
Mumtaz Khan.(Twitter/TheHockeyIndia)
Published on Apr 14, 2022 10:12 PM IST
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By, Lucknow

Hammer thrower Sarita Romit Singh gunning for podium at CWG and Asian Games

  • Jumper-turned-hammer thrower Sarita Romit Singh says she wants to do well for her two-and-a-half-year-old daughter Maahi.
Sarita Romit Singh(HT)
Sarita Romit Singh(HT)
Published on Apr 10, 2022 08:44 PM IST
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This weightlifting coach shows no signs of stopping

  • At 65, Govind Prasad Sharma follows a six-hour training schedule daily.
Coach GP Sharma during a training session of weightlifters in Lucknow on Thursday(HT Photo)
Coach GP Sharma during a training session of weightlifters in Lucknow on Thursday(HT Photo)
Published on Apr 08, 2022 12:07 AM IST
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By, Lucknow

Beating doubles partner is para shuttler Sarkar’s new goal

  • The Tokyo bronze medallist has lost to world No. 1 Bhagat in seven of their 11 international meetings.
Manoj Sarkar.(Instagram)
Manoj Sarkar.(Instagram)
Published on Apr 02, 2022 09:13 AM IST
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By, Lucknow

Manisha upstages Sakshi Malik in Asian wrestling trials

  • She dashed the Olympic bronze medallist’s hopes of qualifying to the Asian meet in Mongolia next month with a convincing win in the final round in 62kg division at the trials in Lucknow.
Rio Olympics bronze medallist Sakshi Malik (right) in action against Manisha during the women's wrestling trials in Lucknow on Friday.(SAI Lucknow)
Rio Olympics bronze medallist Sakshi Malik (right) in action against Manisha during the women's wrestling trials in Lucknow on Friday.(SAI Lucknow)
Published on Mar 25, 2022 09:32 PM IST
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By, Lucknow

I have a lot of wrestling still left in me, says Sakshi Malik

  • With Sonam Malik injured, the Rio Olympics bronze medallist is likely to have a smooth passage in the trials for the Asian Championships.
Sakshi Malik
Sakshi Malik
Published on Mar 24, 2022 10:34 PM IST
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By, Lucknow

Ten women wrestlers likely to miss Asian Championships trials

  • Chief coach Jitendra Yadav and his team have already sent the names of the erring grapplers for a possible omission from the trials.
File photo of wrestling.(File)
File photo of wrestling.(File)
Published on Mar 21, 2022 09:53 PM IST
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By, Lucknow

Indian women win Asian junior handball gold, qualify for world event

India defeated Thailand 41-18 in their last league match to win gold at the 16th Asian Women’s Junior Handball Championship in Almaty (Kazakhstan).
Indian team celebrates after winning a gold medal at the Asian Junior Girls Handball Championship in Almaty on Monday. (HFI)
Indian team celebrates after winning a gold medal at the Asian Junior Girls Handball Championship in Almaty on Monday. (HFI)
Published on Mar 14, 2022 11:58 PM IST
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By, Lucknow

India pacer Meghna Singh carries family’s hopes, from Bijnor to New Zealand

  • Meghna’s family is praying for her success, not least because their fortunes — and hopes for a better life — are undeniably linked to her it.
In her debut international match against Australia last year, Meghna finished with figures of 6-0-27-0. (Getty Images)
In her debut international match against Australia last year, Meghna finished with figures of 6-0-27-0. (Getty Images)
Published on Mar 05, 2022 12:48 AM IST
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India pummel Sri Lanka to take series lead

  • Hosts ride Ishan Kishan's 56-ball 89 and Shreyas Iyer's fifty to set up huge win in first T20I.
Indian players celebrates the dismissal during the 1st T20I match between India and Sri Lanka (ANI)
Indian players celebrates the dismissal during the 1st T20I match between India and Sri Lanka (ANI)
Published on Feb 24, 2022 11:07 PM IST
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By, Lucknow

UP's left-arm spinner Saurabh Kumar ready for Sri Lanka Test

  • Saurabh Kumar will do well on Indian tracks that offer turn and bounce according to state coach Gyanendra Pandey
Saurabh Kumar said loop and spin are his key weapons.(Getty )
Saurabh Kumar said loop and spin are his key weapons.(Getty )
Updated on Feb 19, 2022 11:26 PM IST
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Meet Sakibul Gani, the world record holder from Bihar

  • Older brother Faisal helped groom the attacking batter from Motihari who scored a triple ton on his first-class debut.
Sakibul Gani(Twitter)
Sakibul Gani(Twitter)
Published on Feb 18, 2022 09:31 PM IST
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By, Lucknow

Gujarat Titans make UP pacer Yash Dayal’s day with 3.2 crore bid

  • The left-arm bowler had hoped for an IPL team to pick him, but the money spent was beyond the dream of the player and his family.
Yash Dayal
Yash Dayal
Published on Feb 13, 2022 08:43 PM IST
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By, Lucknow

Newly-appointed women’s wrestling coach eyes rich haul at Asian Games

  • "I am targeting medals in each category this time. We have plenty of excellent wrestlers, who could realise this dream,” national coach Jitendra Yadav said on the first day of his maiden stint with national campers in Lucknow.
File image of Jitendra Yadav. (HT)
File image of Jitendra Yadav. (HT)
Published on Feb 11, 2022 08:06 PM IST
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By, Lucknow

Request everyone not to create hype around the boys: Kaif

  • Planning during the U-19 World Cup and the temperament of players stood out in the triumph in the Caribbean, but the juniors should stay grounded, says Mohd Kaif, skipper of India’s first junior triumph in 2000.
Yash Dhull of India poses with the ICC U19 Men's World Cup Trophy alongside team mates. (Getty)
Yash Dhull of India poses with the ICC U19 Men's World Cup Trophy alongside team mates. (Getty)
Published on Feb 06, 2022 09:30 PM IST
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By, Lucknow

Sonam Malik chases fitness, Vinesh Phogat fresh momentum

Young Malik and the seasoned Phogat are among 48 wrestlers who will attend the women’s national camp ahead of a 2022 season that has the Asian Games and Commonwealth Games
File image of Vinesh Phogat(Getty Images)
File image of Vinesh Phogat(Getty Images)
Published on Feb 05, 2022 09:45 PM IST
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PV Sindhu wins title at Syed Modi badminton, ends 29-month wait

  • The Indian world No 7 had not won a title since her world championship triumph in 2019
PV Sindhu
PV Sindhu
Updated on Jan 23, 2022 07:47 PM IST
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By, Lucknow

HS Prannoy wins as Covid, injuries hit Syed Modi badminton

  • India Open men's champion Lakshya Sen pulled out due to exhaustion while PV Sindhu's opening game was moved to Wednesday
File image of Indian shuttler HS Prannoy.(Getty Images)
File image of Indian shuttler HS Prannoy.(Getty Images)
Published on Jan 18, 2022 07:58 PM IST
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By, Lucknow

Steeplechase focus as Sudha Singh eyes a final flourish in 2022

  • Veteran athlete said she is targeting the Commonwealth Games and Asian Games.
Sudha Singh
Sudha Singh
Published on Jan 14, 2022 08:32 PM IST
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By, Lucknow

PM Modi keeps promise, meets sportspersons in UP’s Meerut

PM Narendra Modi was in Meerut on Sunday to lay the foundation stone of the Major Dhyan Chand Sports University
Prime Minister Narendra Modi (File Photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi (File Photo)
Updated on Jan 03, 2022 06:47 AM IST
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By, Hindustan Times, Lucknow

India winning would have been icing on the cake, says MoM Shreyas Iyer

  • The batsman’s century and fifty on debut and the great effort by Indian spinners were not enough as New Zealand’s last-wicket pair staves off defeat to draw the Kanpur Test
Shreyas Iyer raises his bat after scoring fifty runs during Day 4 of the first Test against New Zealand in Kanpur. (AP)
Shreyas Iyer raises his bat after scoring fifty runs during Day 4 of the first Test against New Zealand in Kanpur. (AP)
Updated on Nov 29, 2021 09:55 PM IST
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India vs New Zealand 1st Test: More amber and red for umpires in Green Park Test

  • A few decisions reversed by DRS and an Ashwin-Menon run-in has put the home umpires under the scanner in the first Test between India and New Zealand.
India vs New Zealand 1st Test: More amber and red for umpires in Green Park Test(ANI)
India vs New Zealand 1st Test: More amber and red for umpires in Green Park Test(ANI)
Published on Nov 27, 2021 07:10 PM IST
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By, Lucknow

IND vs NZ: Shubman Gill returns and aces New Zealand test

Shubman Gill dealt with New Zealand’s spin duo of Patel and Will Somerville comfortably and attributed that to playing Ravichandran Ashwin Ravindra Jadeja in the nets.
Shubman Gill leaves the field after being dismissed during the day one of first Test against New Zealand in Kanpur. (AP)
Shubman Gill leaves the field after being dismissed during the day one of first Test against New Zealand in Kanpur. (AP)
Published on Nov 25, 2021 08:53 PM IST
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By, Kanpur

IND vs NZ 1st Test: Kane Williamson doesn’t rule out playing three spinners

New Zealand skipper says India’s strength in depth make this two-Test series a huge challenge
New Zealand captain Kane Williamson during practice (Reuters/File Photo)
New Zealand captain Kane Williamson during practice (Reuters/File Photo)
Published on Nov 24, 2021 09:32 PM IST
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By, Kanpur

Taylor gears up for Indian spin challenge ahead of first Test

In the first innings of that Test in Southampton, Taylor took 37 balls to score just 11 but found a way around the conditions in the second innings and hit the winning runs to celebrate their unprecedented success along with skipper Kane Williamson.
New Zealand's Ross Taylor: File photo(AP)
New Zealand's Ross Taylor: File photo(AP)
Published on Nov 23, 2021 11:58 PM IST
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