Vivek Krishnan

Vivek Krishnan

Vivek Krishnan is a sports journalist who enjoys covering cricket and football among other disciplines. He wanted to be a cricketer himself but has gladly settled for watching and writing on different sports.

Articles by Vivek Krishnan

Why Ajinkya Rahane is not quite at home at home

No India batter with over 20 Tests has a poorer average than him at home over the past three decades
Indian skipper Ajinkya Rahane walks back to the pavilion after being dismissed on Day-4 of the 1st Test match between India and New Zealand, at Green Park International Stadium, in Kanpur on Sunday.(ANI )
Indian skipper Ajinkya Rahane walks back to the pavilion after being dismissed on Day-4 of the 1st Test match between India and New Zealand, at Green Park International Stadium, in Kanpur on Sunday.(ANI )
Published on Dec 03, 2021 08:12 PM IST
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ByVivek Krishnan, New Delhi

Shahrukh Khan, a star namesake who wants to finish it like MS Dhoni

  • With retentions done and IPL teams gearing up for the mega auctions, this Tamil Nadu power-hitter is likely to be one of the hot buys in January.
Shahrukh Khan in action during the 2021 Indian Premier League.(Twitter/PBKS)
Shahrukh Khan in action during the 2021 Indian Premier League.(Twitter/PBKS)
Published on Dec 01, 2021 08:28 PM IST
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ByVivek Krishnan, New Delhi

Glut of goals in ISL’s opening round but is that good? 

Hernandez’s strikes, Colaco’s goal were wonderful but many have stemmed from poor defending 
Odisha FC’s Javi Hernandez celebrates after scoring against Bengaluru FC(ISL )
Odisha FC’s Javi Hernandez celebrates after scoring against Bengaluru FC(ISL )
Published on Nov 25, 2021 05:30 PM IST
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ByVivek Krishnan, New Delhi

World T20 champs Australia showed why planning, not results, matters

Assistant coach Sriram points out why five successive series losses didn’t dent their confidence
David Warner, Steve Smith and Aaron Finch after Australia scored the winning runs. (Getty)
David Warner, Steve Smith and Aaron Finch after Australia scored the winning runs. (Getty)
Updated on Nov 23, 2021 10:57 PM IST
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‘Bigger pool of pacers the way forward for India’: Bharat Arun

In an exclusive chat with HT, the former India bowling coach says he has been able to make the pace battery more consistent and perform at its best in different conditions around the world
Bharat Arun (L) speak with Shardul Thakur and Jasprit Bumrah(Getty)
Bharat Arun (L) speak with Shardul Thakur and Jasprit Bumrah(Getty)
Published on Nov 21, 2021 08:23 PM IST
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T20 victories show the chase is truly on

India winning the toss helped them win by chasing a target in the first T20 versus New Zealand in Jaipur. T20 world champions Australia acknowledged their luck.
Indian cricket team captain Rohit Sharma and New Zealand's captain Tim Southee during a practice session ahead of the first Twenty20 cricket match against New Zealand, at Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur, Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2021.(PTI)
Indian cricket team captain Rohit Sharma and New Zealand's captain Tim Southee during a practice session ahead of the first Twenty20 cricket match against New Zealand, at Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur, Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2021.(PTI)
Published on Nov 18, 2021 07:20 PM IST
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1st T20I: Suryakumar Yadav, new skipper Rohit Sharma steer India to win

  • The hosts won by five wickets against New Zealand in the first T20 in Jaipur, ensuring new coach Rahul Dravid started his tenure on a winning note.
Rohit Sharma and Suryakumar Yadav forged a 50-plus partnership. (Getty)
Rohit Sharma and Suryakumar Yadav forged a 50-plus partnership. (Getty)
Updated on Nov 17, 2021 11:45 PM IST
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ByVivek Krishnan, Jaipur

Explaining India’s shift from foreign to home-grown coaches

  • Bharat Arun’s role in changing NCA’s syllabus; Shastri’s success; BCCI nudging former players to coaching have contributed to the change.
Explaining India’s shift from foreign to home-grown coaches(FILE - Reuters)
Explaining India’s shift from foreign to home-grown coaches(FILE - Reuters)
Published on Nov 17, 2021 07:34 PM IST
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IND vs NZ, 1st T20I: Weary India, New Zealand gear up for another show

  • New Zealand, who finished the T20 World Cup runners-up on Sunday, begin a fresh series with the T20Is while the hosts too combat life in bio-bubbles
IND vs NZ, 1st T20I: Weary India, New Zealand gear up for another show(ANI)
IND vs NZ, 1st T20I: Weary India, New Zealand gear up for another show(ANI)
Published on Nov 16, 2021 09:32 PM IST
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ByVivek Krishnan, New Delhi, Jaipur

Mayank Agarwal can't wait to grab his second chance

The opener had a spectacular start to his Test career two years ago, but his weaknesses were exposed in Australia this year. Using that as a learning experience, Agarwal is eager to get going for the New Zealand series.
Mayank Agarwal(PTI)
Mayank Agarwal(PTI)
Updated on Nov 16, 2021 10:40 PM IST
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Mitchell Marsh’s rollercoaster run and crowning glory

The Australia No. 3 was the standout player, hitting 77* in the final against New Zealand on Sunday to emulate his father Geoff Marsh as a World Cup winner
Australia's highest scorer with 77 runs Mitchell Marsh drops his bat as he celebrates after his teammate Glenn Maxwell hit a four to win the tournament in the Cricket Twenty20 World Cup final match between Australia and New Zealand in Dubai, UAE, Sunday, Nov. 14, 2021. Australia won by 8 wickets. (AP)
Australia's highest scorer with 77 runs Mitchell Marsh drops his bat as he celebrates after his teammate Glenn Maxwell hit a four to win the tournament in the Cricket Twenty20 World Cup final match between Australia and New Zealand in Dubai, UAE, Sunday, Nov. 14, 2021. Australia won by 8 wickets. (AP)
Published on Nov 15, 2021 06:26 PM IST
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Daryl Mitchell adds power to New Zealand, with some Aussie help

Son of a former All Black, he benefited playing in Perth in a side that had Australia coach Justin Langer as the senior pro. The Kiwis hope he clicks against their traditional rivals in the T20 World Cup final
New Zealand's Daryl Mitchell (REUTERS)
New Zealand's Daryl Mitchell (REUTERS)
Published on Nov 13, 2021 07:29 PM IST
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No easy fix to deal with too much cricket for India players

  • More than physical strain, life in bio-bubbles affects players psychologically, says former India trainer.
India's captain Virat Kohli along with teammates after winning ICC Men's T20 World Cup match against Namibia, at Dubai International Stadium in Dubai on Monday.(ANI)
India's captain Virat Kohli along with teammates after winning ICC Men's T20 World Cup match against Namibia, at Dubai International Stadium in Dubai on Monday.(ANI)
Published on Nov 09, 2021 11:29 AM IST
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Why Rudiger matters in Tuchel’s scheme of things

  • From Anfield to Malmo, defensive solidity has been the reason why Chelsea haven’t got the blues.
Antonio Ruediger and Thomas Tuchel, Manager of Chelsea pose with the Champions League Trophy. (Getty)
Antonio Ruediger and Thomas Tuchel, Manager of Chelsea pose with the Champions League Trophy. (Getty)
Updated on Nov 05, 2021 06:36 PM IST
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ByVivek Krishnan, New Delhi

Rahul Dravid appointed India's new coach

  • The former captain was the only name BCCI were interested in after current coach Ravi Shastri had announced that he would step down after the World Cup. Dravid's first assignment will be New Zealand's tour to India later this month.
Rahul Dravid.(Getty Images)
Rahul Dravid.(Getty Images)
Published on Nov 03, 2021 10:13 PM IST
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Rabada, Nortje take South Africa closer to semis with big win over Bangladesh

South Africa skittled out a struggling Bangladesh for 84 in 18.2 overs and then knocked off their target in 13.3 overs to consolidate their second position in Group 1.
South African players celebrate the dismissal of Bangladesh's Soumya Sarkar during the Cricket Twenty20 World Cup match between South Africa and Bangladesh in Abu Dhabi, UAE, Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2021. (AP)
South African players celebrate the dismissal of Bangladesh's Soumya Sarkar during the Cricket Twenty20 World Cup match between South Africa and Bangladesh in Abu Dhabi, UAE, Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2021. (AP)
Published on Nov 02, 2021 06:57 PM IST
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T20 World Cup: Jos Buttler, Chris Jordan lead the way as England crush Australia

Jos Buttler hammers an unbeaten 71 off 32 balls to seal the team’s third victory after Jordan and Woakes help bowl out for 125 in the Group 1 T20 World Cup game in Dubai.
T20 World Cup: England beat Australia by 8 wickets(ANI )
T20 World Cup: England beat Australia by 8 wickets(ANI )
Updated on Oct 30, 2021 10:55 PM IST
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ByVivek Krishnan, Dubai [uae]

With IPL auction and new teams, Mushtaq Ali meet assumes greater significance

From 56 in the playing XI, it will be 70 next season so franchises will monitor the domestic T20 meet even more closely
File Photo Nitish Rana batting in Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy(BCCI/Twitter)
File Photo Nitish Rana batting in Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy(BCCI/Twitter)
Published on Oct 29, 2021 08:23 PM IST
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De Kock apologises, says will take the knee in future

The controversy had erupted hours before South Africa’s game against West Indies on Tuesday after CSA issued a sudden directive that all the players must take the knee before every match
In a statement released by Cricket South Africa Thursday, 28-year-old de Kock has apologised for his actions and said that he will take the knee for the remainder of the tournament to show solidarity for the Black Lives Matter movement. (PTI)
In a statement released by Cricket South Africa Thursday, 28-year-old de Kock has apologised for his actions and said that he will take the knee for the remainder of the tournament to show solidarity for the Black Lives Matter movement. (PTI)
Published on Oct 28, 2021 11:40 PM IST
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ByVivek Krishnan, New Delhi

How MS Dhoni helped Moeen Ali's England career

  • Getting him to bat at No 3 helped the all-rounder in IPL and he has carried that confidence into the World T20.
Moeen Ali the batsman flourished under MS Dhoni at Chennai Super Kings. (Twitter)
Moeen Ali the batsman flourished under MS Dhoni at Chennai Super Kings. (Twitter)
Updated on Oct 26, 2021 11:48 PM IST
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India vs Pakistan: UAE role in India Pak cricket

  • After Sharjah added a dimension to the historic rivalry, the country has been a home away from home for both.
India vs Pakistan: UAE role in India Pak cricket(TWITTER)
India vs Pakistan: UAE role in India Pak cricket(TWITTER)
Published on Oct 23, 2021 03:57 PM IST
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T20 World Cup: Can a new South Africa emerge under captain Bavuma?

  • In the World T20, the country’s first Black skipper may have to deal with a change room divided and selection issues.
T20 World Cup: Can a new South Africa emerge under captain Bavuma?(TWITTER)
T20 World Cup: Can a new South Africa emerge under captain Bavuma?(TWITTER)
Published on Oct 22, 2021 05:31 PM IST
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