Shivansh Gupta

Shivansh Gupta is a multi-sport journalist with the Digital Sports Desk at Hindustan Times. He writes on and follows a plethora of sports: cricket, football, racquet sports, Kabaddi, Motorsport being a few. His love for sports grew through Sachin Tendulkar's batting and the feeling eventually branched into a liking for other sports. He covered the 2018 ATP Tata Open 250 (as a college student), UTT, and PKL. His love for blogging live matches across the sporting spectrum is unparalleled. EDM and food, and tea are a great conversation starter with Shivansh. He spent his formative years in Tanzania before moving to Pune for college.

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MD of LaLiga India lists major challenges in bringing top clubs to the country

  • Jose Antonio Cachaza, Managing Director, LaLiga India, talks about the challenges at hand while trying to bring famous clubs to India.
'Not much to work with': MD of LaLiga India Jose Antonio Cachaza lists major challenges in bringing top clubs to the country(LaLiga)
'Not much to work with': MD of LaLiga India Jose Antonio Cachaza lists major challenges in bringing top clubs to the country(LaLiga)
Updated on Jan 17, 2022 05:21 PM IST
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Tata Open Maharashtra: Sutar talks bio-bubble, player field & crowd attendance 

  • Tata Open Maharashtra 2022: Tournament Director Prashant Sutar talks about a range of topics from what it means to have the tournament back in India, the bio-bubble and quarantine protocols put in place to giving an update on the crowd and media attendance.
Tata Open Maharashtra 2022: Players to enter bio-bubble & event behind closed doors, confirms Tournament Director Prashant Sutar(Tata Open Maharashtra)
Tata Open Maharashtra 2022: Players to enter bio-bubble & event behind closed doors, confirms Tournament Director Prashant Sutar(Tata Open Maharashtra)
Updated on Jan 17, 2022 05:25 PM IST
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Australian Open: Comeback star Bhambri on changes in training post knee injuries

  • Australian Open 2022: Ahead of his first Qualifying round match, comeback man Yuki Bhambri talked about how his training regime has changed after enduring long stints off the court due to multiple injuries.
Australian Open 2022: Comeback star Yuki Bhambri on changes in training regime after knee injuries and beating Covid-19
Australian Open 2022: Comeback star Yuki Bhambri on changes in training regime after knee injuries and beating Covid-19
Published on Jan 09, 2022 01:31 PM IST
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Indian sports in 2021: Of Chopra's gold, Srikanth's silver and Olympic prowess

  • Sportspersons from the country reached unimaginable highs through the course of another Pandemic-stricken calendar year but nothing, absolutely nothing, deterred their will and motivation to announce to the world that they belong to a country that is above and beyond its love for cricket.
Indian sports witnessed an incredible 2021. (Getty Images)
Indian sports witnessed an incredible 2021. (Getty Images)
Published on Dec 22, 2021 06:30 PM IST
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PKL 8- No pressure at all: Haryana Steelers captain Kandola unfazed by new role

  • PKL 8: Ahead of the start of the new Pro Kabaddi League season, Haryana Steelers' newly-appointed captain Vikash Kandola shared his thoughts on the new role and partnering with Rohit Gulia. In addition, coach Rakesh Kumar opened up about settling down with the new-look team.
PKL 8- 'Our coach is here to take all the pressure’: Haryana Steelers captain Vikash Kandola unfazed by new responsibility(HARYANA STEELERS)
PKL 8- 'Our coach is here to take all the pressure’: Haryana Steelers captain Vikash Kandola unfazed by new responsibility(HARYANA STEELERS)
Published on Dec 20, 2021 07:36 PM IST
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‘Winning away from home is becoming hard’: Kane, Southee on 1 area NZ needs work

  • Ahead of their two-match Test series against Bangladesh on home soil, New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson and veteran pacer Tim Southee spoke about a successful 2021 for the side and the challenges they must address in the future. 
‘Winning away from home is becoming hard’: Williamson and Southee list one major area of concern for New Zealand cricket(GETTY IMAGES)
‘Winning away from home is becoming hard’: Williamson and Southee list one major area of concern for New Zealand cricket(GETTY IMAGES)
Published on Dec 20, 2021 02:08 PM IST
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2019 finale defeat still hurts: MVP Naveen says Delhi motivated to win PKL 8

  • Pro Kabaddi League 2021: Reigning MVP Naveen Kumar, of Dabang Delhi, speaks about the hurtful loss in the last season and dealing with the expectations of him ahead of PKL 8. 
2019 finale defeat still hurts: Reigning MVP Naveen Kumar says Dabang Delhi motivated to go all the way in PKL 8(PKL)
2019 finale defeat still hurts: Reigning MVP Naveen Kumar says Dabang Delhi motivated to go all the way in PKL 8(PKL)
Published on Dec 19, 2021 03:12 PM IST
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PKL 8: 'Hi-Flyer' Pawan ready to trouble opponents with new skills in armory

  • Pro Kabaddi League 2021: Ahead of the commencement of PKL 8, ‘Hi-Flyer’ Pawan Sehrawat, of the Bengaluru Bulls, spoke about massive downtime, settling in with new teammates, and adding news skills to his armory in an interview.
PKL 8: 'Will keep defenders on the toes': 'Hi-Flyer' Pawan Sehrawat of Bengaluru Bulls ready to trouble opponents with new skills in armory(PKL)
PKL 8: 'Will keep defenders on the toes': 'Hi-Flyer' Pawan Sehrawat of Bengaluru Bulls ready to trouble opponents with new skills in armory(PKL)
Updated on Dec 18, 2021 07:14 PM IST
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IND v SA: Kohli likely to break silence on captaincy snub, participation in ODIs

  • Ahead of India's departure for their tour of South Africa, involving three Tests and as many ODIs, the team's red-ball skipper Virat Kohli is going to address a press conference at 1pm in Mumbai on Wednesday, December 15.
Virat Kohli is expected to answer the some burning questions.
Virat Kohli is expected to answer the some burning questions.
Updated on Dec 15, 2021 07:20 AM IST
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A year after pulling out of BBL mid-way, Tom Curran is happily back in Australia

  • BBL 2021-22: Sydney Sixers' Tom Curran speaks about pulling out of the tournament last year and why he's happy to be back to Australia for the ongoing edition. 
A year after pulling out of BBL mid-way, England & Sydney Sixers all-rounder Tom Curran is happy to be back in Australia(TWITTER)
A year after pulling out of BBL mid-way, England & Sydney Sixers all-rounder Tom Curran is happy to be back in Australia(TWITTER)
Updated on Dec 14, 2021 06:21 PM IST
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‘If Root got out early or as soon as he did, their batting collapsed’: WV Raman

  • The Ashes 2021-22: WV Raman, while analyzing England's batting ahead of their mega showdown against Australia Down Under, stated that whenever their skipper Joe Root was dismissed, the rest of the batting order collapsed.
The Ashes: ‘If Joe Root got out early or as soon as he did, their batting collapsed’: WV Raman lists major chinks in England(Reuters)
The Ashes: ‘If Joe Root got out early or as soon as he did, their batting collapsed’: WV Raman lists major chinks in England(Reuters)
Published on Dec 02, 2021 04:35 PM IST
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‘England should not have too many expectations, need to be extremely sensitive'

  • The Ashes: Former India player Saba Karim, while talking about Ben Stokes' comeback following a long break, opined that the England team management needs to deal with things with utmost care and sensitivity.
'One doesn't know what transpired': Saba Karim urges England to not have 'too many expectations' from comeback man Ben Stokes during The Ashes vs Australia(HT COLLAGE)
'One doesn't know what transpired': Saba Karim urges England to not have 'too many expectations' from comeback man Ben Stokes during The Ashes vs Australia(HT COLLAGE)
Published on Nov 26, 2021 04:10 PM IST
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Radha Yadav banks on WBBL success to change IND's fortune at upcoming World Cup

Radha Yadav shares secret behind stunning catches and experience of sharing dressing room with superstars
File photo of India women cricketer Radha Yadav((Twitter/ICC))
File photo of India women cricketer Radha Yadav((Twitter/ICC))
Published on Nov 03, 2021 09:26 AM IST
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IND v PAK: With unbeaten run at stake, Kohli's team open T20 World Cup campaign

  • IND vs PAK T20 World Cup, Preview: Virat Kohli-led India have never lost against Babar Azam's Pakistan in a T20 WC clash. However, the two sides are currently on equal footing as their head to chapter 6 of their rivalry in the showpiece event.
IND vs PAK T20 World Cup, Preview: With unbeaten run at stake, Virat Kohli's India open campaign against Babar Azam's Pakistan(HT COLLAGE)
IND vs PAK T20 World Cup, Preview: With unbeaten run at stake, Virat Kohli's India open campaign against Babar Azam's Pakistan(HT COLLAGE)
Updated on Oct 23, 2021 02:14 PM IST
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Could Hazard leave Madrid by end of season? Ex defender Fernando Sanz explains

  • Real Madrid winger Eden Hazard has barely played for the club since joining them in 2019 and with pressure mounting at a high rate, former club defender Fernando Sanz explains why he could leave Los Blancos by the end of the season. 
Could Eden Hazard leave Real Madrid by end of season? Former defender Fernando Sanz explains why it could happen.(AGENCIES/HT COLLAGE)
Could Eden Hazard leave Real Madrid by end of season? Former defender Fernando Sanz explains why it could happen.(AGENCIES/HT COLLAGE)
Published on Oct 22, 2021 08:50 AM IST
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El Clasico: 'They make us enthusiastic about future of a better Barcelona'

  • Former Barcelona winger Luis Garcia, while talking about the upcoming El Clasico fixture against Real Madrid in an exclusive interview, said that the addition of Sergio Aguero, alongside the likes of Ansu Fati and Memphis Depay, can bolster the side's chances of rediscovering form.
El Clascio: Former Barcelona winger Luis Garcia explains how the prospect of Sergio Aguero linking up with Ansu Fati, Memphis Depay is exciting news (FILE IMAGE)(TWITTER)
El Clascio: Former Barcelona winger Luis Garcia explains how the prospect of Sergio Aguero linking up with Ansu Fati, Memphis Depay is exciting news (FILE IMAGE)(TWITTER)
Updated on Oct 21, 2021 06:42 PM IST
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TT commentator Adam Bobrow explains how India can get closer to China's level

  • Popular international TT commentator Adam Bobrow, also known as the “Voice of Table Tennis”, speaks to the Hindustan Times about why China is the strongest national team, the pressure on Chinese paddlers and what Indian TT needs to do more of to create more superstars of the game. 
'China in a class of its own': Table Tennis commentator Adam Bobrow explains what India lacks in pursuit of excellence(Adam Bobrow)
'China in a class of its own': Table Tennis commentator Adam Bobrow explains what India lacks in pursuit of excellence(Adam Bobrow)
Updated on Oct 01, 2021 11:21 AM IST
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IPL 2021: RCB to don a blue jersey against KKR, franchise VP reveals details

  • Virat Kohli-led Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) will open the second half of IPL 2021 with players sporting a special blue jersey against the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) to pay a tribute to the Covid-19 frontline warriors.
Virat Kohli with RCB's blue jersey(RCB Twitter)
Virat Kohli with RCB's blue jersey(RCB Twitter)
Updated on Sep 20, 2021 11:02 AM IST
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Haaland to Bayern would be ‘perfect’, German team in a transition phase: Pizarro

Bayern Munich legend Claudio Pizarro talks about transfer window speculations involving Robert Lewandowski and Erling Haaland and also explains why the German national team hasn't been able to live up to the expectations since the 2014 World Cup triumph.
Erling Haaland to Bayern Munich would be ‘perfect’, German national team currently in a transition phase: Claudio Pizarro(TWITTER/CLAUDIO PIZARRO)
Erling Haaland to Bayern Munich would be ‘perfect’, German national team currently in a transition phase: Claudio Pizarro(TWITTER/CLAUDIO PIZARRO)
Published on Sep 15, 2021 08:20 AM IST
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'La Liga doesn't sell itself through one player': Real Madrid legend Morientes 

Real Madrid legend Fernando Morientes maintained that La Liga will continue to remain attractive despite big-ticket players like Lionel Messi and Sergio Ramos leaving the Spanish league.
'La Liga doesn't sell itself through one player': Real Madrid legend Fernando Morientes says league unharmed despite big names leaving(REUTERS)
'La Liga doesn't sell itself through one player': Real Madrid legend Fernando Morientes says league unharmed despite big names leaving(REUTERS)
Updated on Sep 08, 2021 10:22 AM IST
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'My heart stopped beating for a second': Deshwal on bagging 96 lakh from Jaipur

  • From playing three games (and scoring just 4 points) in season 6 to bagging close to a crore, Deshwal's fortunes have drastically changed and changed for the better.
'My heart stopped beating for a second': Deshwal on bagging 96 lakh from Jaipur Pink Panthers
'My heart stopped beating for a second': Deshwal on bagging 96 lakh from Jaipur Pink Panthers
Published on Sep 01, 2021 10:15 AM IST
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Manchester City pay tribute to Sergio Aguero through their new home kit

  • Aguero played 275 games for the club, scoring 184 goals and registering 47 assists. During his decade-long association with the club, he lifted the EPL title five times. Apart from that he also won six EFL Cup titles and two FA Cup titles.
Sergio Aguero brought an end to his 10-year-old stay at the Etihad.(Getty Images)
Sergio Aguero brought an end to his 10-year-old stay at the Etihad.(Getty Images)
Published on Jul 22, 2021 08:50 AM IST
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Our strongest contingent, expecting four medals: Sakshi Malik

  • At the 2016 Rio Olympics, Malik clinched bronze and became the first Indian female wrestler to win an Olympic medal.
File image of Sakshi Malik.(Getty Images)
File image of Sakshi Malik.(Getty Images)
Published on Jul 22, 2021 07:35 AM IST
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'We managed to survive': UP Yoddha's Rishank Devadiga on living through pandemic

  • UP Yoddha raider Rishank Devadiga, in an exclusive chat with Hindustan Times, gave an insight into what it was like to deal with such unprecedented times.
In season 7, Rishank Devadiga pocketed 77 points, far from his best-ever of 170 in season 5. (UP Yoddha/Twitter)
In season 7, Rishank Devadiga pocketed 77 points, far from his best-ever of 170 in season 5. (UP Yoddha/Twitter)
Published on Jul 08, 2021 09:30 AM IST
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‘In kabaddi we have to keep evolving and be relevant’: Telugu Titans' Siddharth

  • Telugu Titans star raider Siddharth Desai, in a conversation with Hindustan Times said that patience is the key in sport and how crucial it is to evolve to stay relevant.
Siddharth Desai of the Telugu Titans during a PKL match(Pro Kabaddi League)
Siddharth Desai of the Telugu Titans during a PKL match(Pro Kabaddi League)
Published on Jul 06, 2021 09:24 AM IST
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IPL 2021: From Rashid Khan to Varun Chakravarthy - 5 spinners to watch out for

  • IPL 2021: Spinners tend to go for runs in T2OIs, especially leg spinners, but that also provides them with a greater opportunity to take wickets. More often than not, spinners are brought on with the field spread to make inroads and at times stem the run-flow.
File photo of Sunrisers Hyderabad's Rashid Khan(IPL/Twitter)
File photo of Sunrisers Hyderabad's Rashid Khan(IPL/Twitter)
Published on Apr 07, 2021 03:30 PM IST
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IPL 2021: Can KKR find the right team balance to end title drought

  • KKR go into this tournament on the back of a successful IPL auction. They secured the services of some very prominent names like Shakib Al Hasan, Karun Nair, Harbhajan Singh, Ben Cutting, and Pawan Negi. They also bought some promising uncapped talent in Sheldon Jackson, Vaibhav Arora, and Venkatesh Iyer.
KKR players during an IPL 2020 match(Twitter)
KKR players during an IPL 2020 match(Twitter)
Published on Apr 06, 2021 11:22 AM IST
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EXCLUSIVE - Expecting this to be my best-ever Olympics: Sharath Kamal

  • Veteran India paddler Sharath Kamal expressed satisfaction upon qualifying for the Tokyo Olympics, saying he is back to hitting top gear again.
Tokyo 2021 will be Sharath Kamal's fifth Olympic Games. (Sharath Kamal/Instagram.)
Tokyo 2021 will be Sharath Kamal's fifth Olympic Games. (Sharath Kamal/Instagram.)
Updated on Mar 20, 2021 03:25 PM IST
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EXCLUSIVE - One of the best moments of my life: Sathiyan on qualifying for Tokyo

  • World number 38 Sathiyan coasted to an 11-5,11-8,11-9,11-2 win in just 29 minutes to seal his maiden Olympic berth.
Indian table tennis player Sathiyan G(Twitter/Sathiyan)
Indian table tennis player Sathiyan G(Twitter/Sathiyan)
Published on Mar 19, 2021 11:25 AM IST
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