Sidharth Gulati

Sidharth Gulati

Sidharth Gulati is a sports correspondent at Hindustan Times and has previously worked with NDTV and Sportzwiki. He is passionate about the game of cricket.

Articles by Sidharth Gulati
Virat Kohli walks off after being dismissed during play in the second cricket test between Australia and India in Perth.(AP)
Virat Kohli walks off after being dismissed during play in the second cricket test between Australia and India in Perth.(AP)

Numbers don’t lie: Batting has let India’s bowling down

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Sidharth Gulati
UPDATED ON DEC 25, 2018 03:19 PM IST
Since January 2013, there have been 41 occasions in which India’s bowlers have taken 20 wickets in a Test. Out of these, India have won 33 and lost the remaining eight.
MS Dhoni is a firm favourite with the fans in Chennai.(REUTERS)
MS Dhoni is a firm favourite with the fans in Chennai.(REUTERS)

India vs West Indies: Chennai braced for a Twenty20 without MS Dhoni

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By Sidharth Gulati
UPDATED ON NOV 11, 2018 12:13 PM IST
Cricket fans in Chennai are known to keep their emotions in check. Despite Sachin Tendulkar’s valiant knock in a losing cause against Pakistan in 1999, the crowd at Chepauk gave a standing ovation to Wasim Akram’s team.
Shahbaaz Nadeem has 89 wickets in 109 T20 matches.(AFP)
Shahbaaz Nadeem has 89 wickets in 109 T20 matches.(AFP)

India vs West Indies: Shahbaz Nadeem can’t wait to make late India entry count

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By Sidharth Gulati
UPDATED ON NOV 10, 2018 12:12 PM IST
With Ravindra Jadeja back in the ODI team and wrist spinners Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal maintaining their dominance, the competition for the spinners’ slots is intense. Shahbaz Nadeem knows patience is the key.
New Delhi: BCCI Acting President C K Khanna presents D. B. Deodhar Winner Trophy to Ajinkya Rahane, captain of India C team, at Ferozshah Kotla Stadium in New Delhi, Saturday, Oct 27, 2018.(PTI)
New Delhi: BCCI Acting President C K Khanna presents D. B. Deodhar Winner Trophy to Ajinkya Rahane, captain of India C team, at Ferozshah Kotla Stadium in New Delhi, Saturday, Oct 27, 2018.(PTI)

Ajinkya Rahane, Ishan Kishan steer India C to Deodhar title

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Sidharth Gulati
UPDATED ON OCT 27, 2018 08:05 PM IST
Ajinkya Rahane hasn’t had a settled ODI spot and finds himself on the sidelines. With skipper Virat Kohli making his confidence in Ambati Rayudu as No 4 for the next year’s World Cup clear, Rahane’s hopes don’t look bright.
Shubman Gill plays a shot against Australia A during the three-nation quadrangular series final cricket match.(PTI)
Shubman Gill plays a shot against Australia A during the three-nation quadrangular series final cricket match.(PTI)

Deodhar Trophy: Hanuma Vihari, Shubman Gill get fresh chance in final

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Sidharth Gulati
UPDATED ON OCT 26, 2018 05:47 PM IST
A lot of eyes will be on Hanuma Vihari and Shubman Gill as India B take on India C in the final of the Deodhar Trophy.
File picture of Kedar Jadhav(AP)
File picture of Kedar Jadhav(AP)

India vs West Indies: Kedar Jadhav left stunned after exclusion from ODI squad

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Sidharth Gulati
UPDATED ON OCT 26, 2018 09:30 AM IST
Kedar Jadhav was surprised when told by journalists that he wasn’t in the 15-member squad for the last three ODIs against West Indies, which was named while the Deodhar Trophy match was still on.
Hanuma Vihari struck a steady 76.(AP)
Hanuma Vihari struck a steady 76.(AP)

Hanuma Vihari, spinners take India B to Deodhar Trophy final

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Sidharth Gulati
UPDATED ON OCT 24, 2018 07:19 PM IST
After being restricted to 231/9, India B spinners made full use of the slow track and bowled out the Ajinkya Rahane-led India A for 201 in 48.2 overs.
Indian cricketer Ravichandran Ashwin bowls during the first day's play of the second Test cricket match between India and West Indies at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium in Hyderabad on October 12, 2018.(AFP)
Indian cricketer Ravichandran Ashwin bowls during the first day's play of the second Test cricket match between India and West Indies at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium in Hyderabad on October 12, 2018.(AFP)

Beware Australia! Ravichandran Ashwin has new deliveries up his sleeve

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Sidharth Gulati
UPDATED ON OCT 24, 2018 12:46 PM IST
During the opening game of the Deodhar Trophy between India A and India B at the Feroz Shah Kotla here on Tuesday, playing for India A, the offie bowled the carrom ball with a different technique.
Dinesh Karthik’s 99 went in vain.(AFP)
Dinesh Karthik’s 99 went in vain.(AFP)

Spinners guide India B to victory over India A in Deodhar Trophy

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Sidharth Gulati
UPDATED ON OCT 23, 2018 06:57 PM IST
Chasing 262, India A lost half their side under 100 before Dinesh Karthik and Ravichandran Ashwin (54) led their resurgence. But it wasn’t enough as leg-spinner Mayank Markande (4/48) and slow left-arm bowler Shahbaz Nadeem (3/32) helped India B put one foot into the final.
India captain Virat Kohli walks off the field of play after losing his wicket.(AP)
India captain Virat Kohli walks off the field of play after losing his wicket.(AP)

OPINION: Virat Kohli as captain has Test wins in numbers, not in quality

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Sidharth Gulati
UPDATED ON SEP 14, 2018 09:15 AM IST
Drubbings in South Africa and England expose Virat Kohli’s drawbacks despite more favourable results
File image of Rashid Khan in action against Bangladesh.(AFP/Getty Images)
File image of Rashid Khan in action against Bangladesh.(AFP/Getty Images)

Asia Cup 2018: Bangladesh, Afghanistan’s rise makes tournament more competitive

New Delhi | By Sidharth Gulati and Abhishek Paul
UPDATED ON SEP 15, 2018 09:21 AM IST
Bangladesh have been a force to reckon with ever since their splendid show at the 2015 World Cup, where they outclassed England to enter the quarter-finals for the first time.
India's Kuldeep Yadav celebrates with team mates after taking the wicket of England's Eoin Morgan.(Action Images via Reuters)
India's Kuldeep Yadav celebrates with team mates after taking the wicket of England's Eoin Morgan.(Action Images via Reuters)

Asia Cup 2018: Spinners’ time to rewrite desert rules

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Sidharth Gulati
UPDATED ON SEP 12, 2018 07:07 PM IST
Afghanistan have picked four spinners in their 17-member squad while Pakistan, Sri Lanka and 2016 finalists Bangladesh also have quality names.
Hanuma Vihari was added to the Indian cricket team squad for the last two Test matches against England.(PTI)
Hanuma Vihari was added to the Indian cricket team squad for the last two Test matches against England.(PTI)

With no IPL contract, Hanuma Vihari uses Ranji, Irani performances to make cut

Hindustan Times, Mumbai/New Delhi | By Ankit Kumar Singh & Sidharth Gulati
UPDATED ON AUG 24, 2018 04:50 PM IST
Hanuma Vihari was included in India’s squad for the final two tests against England, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) said on Wednesday.
Virat Kohli was troubled by the spin of Adil Rashid during the limited overs series.(Action Images via Reuters)
Virat Kohli was troubled by the spin of Adil Rashid during the limited overs series.(Action Images via Reuters)

India vs. England: ‘Virat Kohli and co. must target England spin with caution’

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Sidharth Gulati
UPDATED ON JUL 26, 2018 04:07 PM IST
Former India team manager Lalchand Rajput feels Virat Kohli & Co. must choose their moments against spin better in order to succeed in the five-match Test series starting next week.
England thrashed India by 86 runs at Lord’s to level the three-match ODI series 1-1. Get highlights of India vs England, 2nd ODI at Lord’s here(AP)
England thrashed India by 86 runs at Lord’s to level the three-match ODI series 1-1. Get highlights of India vs England, 2nd ODI at Lord’s here(AP)

India vs England, 2nd ODI, Lord’s, Highlights: Joe Root ton, Liam Plunkett four-for guide ENG to crushing win

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Sidharth Gulati & Sayan Ghosh
UPDATED ON JUL 14, 2018 11:46 PM IST
England crushed India by 86 runs at Lord’s to level the three-match ODI series 1-1. Get highlights of India vs England, 2nd ODI at Lord’s here
KL Rahul’s unbeaten 101 helped India beat England by eight wickets in Manchester to take a 1-0 lead in the three-match T20 series. Follow highlights of India vs England, 1st T20 in Manchester here(Action Images via Reuters)
KL Rahul’s unbeaten 101 helped India beat England by eight wickets in Manchester to take a 1-0 lead in the three-match T20 series. Follow highlights of India vs England, 1st T20 in Manchester here(Action Images via Reuters)

India vs England, 1st T20, Highlights, Manchester: KL Rahul, Kuldeep Yadav help IND register crushing win

Hindustan Times | By Sidharth Gulati
UPDATED ON JUL 04, 2018 02:07 AM IST
Follow highlights of India vs England, 1st T20 in Manchester here. India beat England by eight wickets to go 1-0 up in the three-match T20 series.
Sandeep Lamichhane celebrates the wicket of Evin Lewis during match fifty five of the 2018 Indian Premier League (IPL) between Delhi Daredevils and Mumbai Indians held at the Feroz Shah Kotla. Follow highlights of Delhi Daredevils vs Mumbai Indians, IPL 2018 match here(AP)
Sandeep Lamichhane celebrates the wicket of Evin Lewis during match fifty five of the 2018 Indian Premier League (IPL) between Delhi Daredevils and Mumbai Indians held at the Feroz Shah Kotla. Follow highlights of Delhi Daredevils vs Mumbai Indians, IPL 2018 match here(AP)

Delhi Daredevils vs Mumbai Indians, IPL 2018, Highlights: DD knock MI out of playoffs race

Hindustan Times | By Sidharth Gulati
UPDATED ON MAY 20, 2018 08:25 PM IST
Follow highlights of Delhi Daredevils vs Mumbai Indians, here. Delhi Daredevils defeated Mumbai Indians by 11 runs, knocking the defending champions out of the playoffs race.
Amit Mishra celebrates with teammates the wicket of Shane Watson during match fifty two of the 2018 Indian Premier League (IPL) 2018 between Delhi Daredevils and Chennai Super Kings at the Feroz Shah Kotla Ground. Follow highlights of Delhi Daredevils vs Chennai Super Kings, IPL 2018 match here(BCCI)
Amit Mishra celebrates with teammates the wicket of Shane Watson during match fifty two of the 2018 Indian Premier League (IPL) 2018 between Delhi Daredevils and Chennai Super Kings at the Feroz Shah Kotla Ground. Follow highlights of Delhi Daredevils vs Chennai Super Kings, IPL 2018 match here(BCCI)

Delhi Daredevils vs Chennai Super Kings, IPL 2018, Highlights: DD win by 34 runs

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Sidharth Gulati
UPDATED ON MAY 18, 2018 11:58 PM IST
Follow highlights of Delhi Daredevils vs Chennai Super Kings, IPL 2018 match here. DD beat CSK by 34 runs in an IPL 2018 match at the Feroz Shah Kotla on Friday.
KL Rahul’s 94 went in vain as Mumbai Indians beat Kings XI Punjab by three runs to stay on course for the IPL 2018 play-offs. Follow highlights of Mumbai Indians vs Kings XI Punjab, IPL 2018 match, here(BCCI)
KL Rahul’s 94 went in vain as Mumbai Indians beat Kings XI Punjab by three runs to stay on course for the IPL 2018 play-offs. Follow highlights of Mumbai Indians vs Kings XI Punjab, IPL 2018 match, here(BCCI)

IPL 2018, Mumbai Indians vs Kings XI Punjab, Highlights: MI win thriller, keep play-off hopes alive

Hindustan Times | By Sidharth Gulati
UPDATED ON MAY 17, 2018 12:40 AM IST
Follow highlights of Mumbai Indians vs Kings XI Punjab, IPL 2018 match here. Mumbai Indians beat Kings XI Punjab by three runs, stay alive for play-off berth.
Ravichandran Ashwin has said nothing clicked for Kings XI Punjab in their heavy loss to Royal Challengers Bangalore.(BCCI)
Ravichandran Ashwin has said nothing clicked for Kings XI Punjab in their heavy loss to Royal Challengers Bangalore.(BCCI)

Ravichandran Ashwin backs Kings XI Punjab batsmen to come good at ‘big moments’

Hindustan Times, Indore | By Sidharth Gulati
UPDATED ON MAY 15, 2018 08:49 AM IST
Ravichandran Ashwin has backed his batsmen to come good at ‘big moments’ after Kings XI Punjab were hammered by 10 wickets against Royal Challengers Bangalore to slip in the race for the play-offs.
Umesh Yadav picked up 3/23, including the wickets of KL Rahul and Chris Gayle cheaply as Royal Challengers Bangalore thrashed Kings XI Punjab by 10 wickets to stay alive in the race for the play-offs.(AFP)
Umesh Yadav picked up 3/23, including the wickets of KL Rahul and Chris Gayle cheaply as Royal Challengers Bangalore thrashed Kings XI Punjab by 10 wickets to stay alive in the race for the play-offs.(AFP)

Umesh Yadav’s inclusion in England tour ‘much-deserved’: Parthiv Patel

Hindustan Times, Indore | By Sidharth Gulati
UPDATED ON MAY 15, 2018 08:31 AM IST
Umesh Yadav’s selection in the limited-overs squad for the upcoming tour of England is much-deserved, according to Parthiv Patel after the pacer took 3/23 to help Royal Challengers Bangalore stay alive in the play-off race.
Umesh Yadav of the Royal Challengers Bangalore was named Man-of-the-Match for his performance against Kings XI Punjab in the Indian Premier League 2018 (IPL 2018) at the Holkar Cricket Stadium in Indore on Monday.(BCCI)
Umesh Yadav of the Royal Challengers Bangalore was named Man-of-the-Match for his performance against Kings XI Punjab in the Indian Premier League 2018 (IPL 2018) at the Holkar Cricket Stadium in Indore on Monday.(BCCI)

IPL 2018: Umesh Yadav special keeps Royal Challengers Bangalore in playoff race

Hindustan Times, Indore | By Sidharth Gulati
UPDATED ON MAY 14, 2018 10:56 PM IST
Backed by brilliant bowling from Umesh Yadav, Royal Challengers Bangalore thrashed Kings XI Punjab by 10 wickets in a crucial Indian Premier League 2018 (IPL 2018) clash in Indore on Monday.
Ravichandran Ashwin is eager to develop new deliveries and his idea to try leg-spin could help him get more success, according to former India bowling coach Joe Dawes.(BCCI)
Ravichandran Ashwin is eager to develop new deliveries and his idea to try leg-spin could help him get more success, according to former India bowling coach Joe Dawes.(BCCI)

Ravichandran Ashwin is India captaincy material: Joe Dawes

Hindustan Times, Indore | By Sidharth Gulati
UPDATED ON MAY 14, 2018 08:59 AM IST
Joe Dawes, the former Indian cricket team bowling coach, has said Ravichandran Ashwin will be an excellent captain for the country as he has a good cricketing brain.
Kings XI Punjab take on Royal Challengers Bangalore in their IPL 2018 encounter in Indore on Monday.(AFP)
Kings XI Punjab take on Royal Challengers Bangalore in their IPL 2018 encounter in Indore on Monday.(AFP)

IPL 2018: Kings XI Punjab face stiff test from Royal Challengers Bangalore

Hindustan Times, Indore | By Sidharth Gulati
UPDATED ON MAY 13, 2018 08:15 PM IST
XI Punjab (KXIP) will aim to push towards the play-offs with a win over Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in an Indian Premier League (IPL) encounter in Indore on Monday
Andre Russell was the star performer for Kolkata Knight Riders during their IPL 2018 encounter against Kings XI Punjab on Saturday.(PTI)
Andre Russell was the star performer for Kolkata Knight Riders during their IPL 2018 encounter against Kings XI Punjab on Saturday.(PTI)

IPL 2018: Andre Russell brings spring in Kolkata Knight Riders’ stride

Hindustan Times, Indore | By Sidharth Gulati
UPDATED ON MAY 13, 2018 10:38 AM IST
Andre Russell, who scored a brisk 31 off 14 and finished the match with bowling figures of 3/41, proved to be the deciding factor for Kolkata Knight Riders as they defeated Kings XI Punjab in Indore on Saturday
KL Rahul in action for Kings XI Punjab during their IPL 2018 encounter against Kolkata Knight Riders in Indore on Saturday.(PTI)
KL Rahul in action for Kings XI Punjab during their IPL 2018 encounter against Kolkata Knight Riders in Indore on Saturday.(PTI)

KL Rahul continues brilliant run, scores third consecutive fifty for Kings XI Punjab

Hindustan Times, Indore | By Sidharth Gulati
UPDATED ON MAY 12, 2018 07:15 PM IST
KL Rahul scored his third consecutive half century of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2018 for Kings XI Punjab in Indore on Saturday.
Dinesh Karthik scored a fifty for Kolkata Knight Riders during their IPL 2018 match against Kings XI Punjab in Indore on Saturday.(BCCI)
Dinesh Karthik scored a fifty for Kolkata Knight Riders during their IPL 2018 match against Kings XI Punjab in Indore on Saturday.(BCCI)

Dinesh Karthik, Andre Russell blitz takes KKR to record total against KXIP

Hindustan Times, Indore | By Sidharth Gulati
UPDATED ON MAY 12, 2018 05:56 PM IST
Dinesh Karthik (50 off 33 balls) and Andre Russell (31 off 14 balls) took Kolkata Knight Riders to a mammoth 245/6 against Kings XI Punjab in the Indian Premier League on Saturday
Sunil Narine celebrates after hitting his fifty for Kolkata Knight Riders during their IPL 2018 match against Kings XI Punjab.(BCCI)
Sunil Narine celebrates after hitting his fifty for Kolkata Knight Riders during their IPL 2018 match against Kings XI Punjab.(BCCI)

Sunil Narine scores 2nd half century in IPL 2018 for Kolkata Knight Riders

Hindustan Times, Indore | By Sidharth Gulati
UPDATED ON MAY 12, 2018 06:51 PM IST
Sunil Narine scored a brilliant 75 off just 36 balls for Kolkata Knight Riders during their Indian Premier League (IPL) 2018 encounter against Kings XI Punjab in Indore on Saturday
Kolkata Knight Riders’ Andre Russell celebrates the wicket of Kings XI Punjab’s Chris Gayle in an Indian Premier League (IPL) 2018 at the Holkar Cricket Stadium, Indore, on Saturday.(BCCI)
Kolkata Knight Riders’ Andre Russell celebrates the wicket of Kings XI Punjab’s Chris Gayle in an Indian Premier League (IPL) 2018 at the Holkar Cricket Stadium, Indore, on Saturday.(BCCI)

IPL 2018: Kolkata Knight Riders thrash Kings XI Punjab in high-scoring thriller

Indore | By Sidharth Gulati
UPDATED ON MAY 12, 2018 09:16 PM IST
Sunil Narine and Dinesh Karthik scored a half-century each as Kolkata Knight Riders set a 246-run target for Kings XI Punjab in an Indian Premier League (IPL) 2018 match. The latter managed 214/8 in 20 overs in chase
Kolkata Knight Riders face Kings XI Punjab in a must-win Indian Premier League (IPL) encounter on Saturday.(AFP)
Kolkata Knight Riders face Kings XI Punjab in a must-win Indian Premier League (IPL) encounter on Saturday.(AFP)

Kolkata Knight Riders’ strength is chasing, says assistant coach Simon Katich

Hindustan Times, Indore | By Sidharth Gulati
UPDATED ON MAY 11, 2018 10:04 PM IST
Kolkata Knight Riders have won five games and lost six in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2018 till now. Out of those five victories, four have come while chasing.
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