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File image of Sanjeev Rajput.(File)

Sanjeev Rajput stamps class in National Shooting trials

New Delhi | By Navneet Singh
UPDATED ON JAN 07, 2021 10:39 PM IST
“I could have done better,” said Rajput, after his match. “The last card in the qualification was 94. Could have shot 97 or 98 but for some error it cost me three-four points.”
Harmanpreet Singh (C) celebrates with teammates after scoring a goal against Spain in the India-Spain hockey test series match in Antwerp.(PTI)
Harmanpreet Singh (C) celebrates with teammates after scoring a goal against Spain in the India-Spain hockey test series match in Antwerp.(PTI)

Gregg Clark appointed analytical coach of Indian men’s hockey team

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON JAN 05, 2021 01:32 PM IST
Clark, who will join the national camp this month, had coached the Indian junior men’s team in 2013-2014 when it won the Sultan of Johor Cup and also participated at the 2013 FIH Junior World Cup in New Delhi.
Suresh Raina and Sachin Tendulkar.(Getty Images)
Suresh Raina and Sachin Tendulkar.(Getty Images)

‘That’s when I realised how much mental weight he was carrying’: Suresh Raina reveals Sachin Tendulkar’s words to him after hitting 100th century

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON JAN 04, 2021 05:34 PM IST
Suresh Raina was at the non-striker’s end when Sachin Tendulkar got to one of the many remarkable batting feats of his career, scoring the 100th international century.
The Indian team won the MCG Test and levelled the series 1-1.(Getty Images)
The Indian team won the MCG Test and levelled the series 1-1.(Getty Images)

India vs Australia: ‘India’s MCG triumph right up there with World Cup win,’ Farokh Engineer lauds Ajinkya Rahane’s leadership

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON JAN 01, 2021 10:04 AM IST
India vs Australia: The Melbourne triumph is on par with India’s World Cup wins in 1983 and 2011, feels Farokh Engineer.
Juventus' Cristiano Ronaldo reacts.(REUTERS)
Juventus' Cristiano Ronaldo reacts.(REUTERS)

Ronaldo plans ‘many years’ playing as 36th birthday looms

Turin | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON DEC 30, 2020 08:28 PM IST
The forward still has another full season on his contract at Juventus, expiring in 2022 when retirement won’t be considered.
Representative photo. (HT PHOTO)
Representative photo. (HT PHOTO)

Olympic hopefuls, other top shooters gearing up for national selection trials

New Delhi | By Navneet Singh
UPDATED ON DEC 21, 2020 01:48 PM IST
The 10-day long trials in rifle and pistol commencing January 6 will see the likes of Asian Games champion in 10m air pistol Saurabh Chowdhary and top rifle shooter Divyansh Singh Panwar displaying their skills.
File photo of Anshu Malik(Twitter)
File photo of Anshu Malik(Twitter)

Teenager Anshu Malik loses in wrestling World Cup final

New Delhi | By Navneet Singh
UPDATED ON DEC 17, 2020 07:40 AM IST
Anshu could not untangle herself from a firm hand grip of her opponent, who led 3-0 at the end of the first round before turning a defensive position into offense to add another two points.
Photo of Indian captain Virat Kohli (L) and Steve Smith (R)(BCCI Video screengrab)
Photo of Indian captain Virat Kohli (L) and Steve Smith (R)(BCCI Video screengrab)

India vs Australia: ‘Wasn’t right thing to do‘, Kohli on Indian fans booing Steve Smith during World Cup 2019 match

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON DEC 16, 2020 06:46 PM IST
Smith asked Kohli about his gesture at the 2019 World Cup in England when the Indian skipper asked the crowd not to boo Smith. In reply, Kohli said he just acted instinctively and urged the crowd to stop that act.
ICC announces Women’s World Cup 2022 schedule(ICC)
ICC announces Women’s World Cup 2022 schedule(ICC)

ICC announces Women’s World Cup 2022 schedule, India to begin campaign against a qualifier

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON DEC 15, 2020 09:44 AM IST
The opening match of the Women’s World Cup 2020 will be between New Zealand and a qualifier on March 4 at the Bay Oval.
Whether it is a football match or a rifle firing competition, an encounter with terrorists or battle on the LOC, soldiers will do anything to win
Whether it is a football match or a rifle firing competition, an encounter with terrorists or battle on the LOC, soldiers will do anything to win

What I learnt from the Army: Lieutenant General Satish Dua (retired)

Hindustan Times | By Satish Dua
PUBLISHED ON DEC 13, 2020 08:09 AM IST
In an exclusive story penned for HT Brunch, the former Lieutenant General says that if we don’t work together, we won’t win. If we don’t win, we die...
1982 FIFA World Cup: Italy's Paolo Rossi gets away from Brazil's Junior.(Action Images)
1982 FIFA World Cup: Italy's Paolo Rossi gets away from Brazil's Junior.(Action Images)

Italy great and 1982 World Cup star Paolo Rossi passes away

Rome | By Reuters
UPDATED ON DEC 10, 2020 01:05 PM IST
The celebrated striker’s death comes with the soccer world still in mourning for Argentina icon Diego Maradona, who passed away late last month.
File image of Narsingh Yadav.(File)
File image of Narsingh Yadav.(File)

Wrestler Narsingh Yadav clears COVID-19 test, set for World Cup in Serbia

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON DEC 04, 2020 03:41 PM IST
The Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) confirmed that he will travel to Belgrade on December 14 along with the men’s freestyle squad.
Virat Kohli of India bats.(REUTERS)
Virat Kohli of India bats.(REUTERS)

The small matter of Virat Kohli finishing without an ODI century in 2020

Hindustan Times | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON DEC 02, 2020 11:40 PM IST
Kohli’s machine-like consistency in the 50-over format has been the highlight of his career, which has put him in a great position to break most of the records set by his idol Sachin Tendulkar. In the third match against Australia, Kohli went past the 12,000 runs mark in ODIs.
File photo of Diego Maradona and Lionel Messi.(Getty Images)
File photo of Diego Maradona and Lionel Messi.(Getty Images)

Messi imitated Maradona’s goals and skills but not his lifestyle

Barcelona | By Reuters
UPDATED ON NOV 30, 2020 02:02 PM IST
Argentina’s two iconic players may be contrasting characters but they shared many traits including a bond with Newell’s Old Boys and the Barca captain removed his shirt to reveal the red and black of the Rosario club before pointing to the sky.
Glenn McGrath dismissed Sachin Tendulkar in the first over of India’s chase in the 2003 World Cup final.(Getty Images)
Glenn McGrath dismissed Sachin Tendulkar in the first over of India’s chase in the 2003 World Cup final.(Getty Images)

‘People of India have not forgiven me for that first over:’ Glenn McGrath recalls dismissing Sachin Tendulkar cheaply in 2003 World Cup final

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON NOV 29, 2020 09:40 PM IST
More than 17 years later, Glenn McGrath recalled that over, that set the tone for Australia’s win in the 2003 World Cup final, revealing how he still comes across Indian fans who have not forgiven him for bowling the over and dismissing their beloved batsman, Sachin Tendulkar.
10 inspiring quotes by Diego Maradona to boost your self-esteem(Instagram/activatemassivesuccess/mirsuhail)
10 inspiring quotes by Diego Maradona to boost your self-esteem(Instagram/activatemassivesuccess/mirsuhail)

10 inspiring quotes by Diego Maradona to begin your day with and boost self-esteem

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By Zarafshan Shiraz
UPDATED ON NOV 29, 2020 10:54 AM IST
While football world’s OG GOAT might have passed away, Diego Maradona is an ‘unparalleled magician’ like Cristiano Ronaldo called him or as Lionel Messi said ‘the eternal’ and here are 10 inspiring quotes by the Argentina legend that will continue to motivate fans for a million years
India captain Virat Kohli fields during the first ODI.(Getty Images)
India captain Virat Kohli fields during the first ODI.(Getty Images)

‘It’s happening since last World Cup’: Gautam Gambhir points out glaring issue with Indian team

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON NOV 29, 2020 06:37 AM IST
India vs Australia: A sloppy performance such as the one displayed at the Sydney Cricket Ground is not the true reflection of the No. 2 ODI team in the world.
People mourn the death of Argentine soccer legend Diego Maradona.(Reuters)
People mourn the death of Argentine soccer legend Diego Maradona.(Reuters)

‘Adios Diego’: Maradona buried as world mourns flawed football great

BUENOS AIRES | By Reuters
UPDATED ON NOV 28, 2020 08:54 AM IST
In a day of high emotion, the World Cup winner was taken by hearse late on Thursday to the Bella Vista cemetery on the outskirts of Buenos Aires - where his parents are also interred - for an small private ceremony of his family and close friends.
Maradona is escorted out of a courthouse amid charges that he shot and injured journalists outside his home in 1994. “Whatever good I may do, they will still remember me for the bad I’ve done,” he once said.(Reuters)
Maradona is escorted out of a courthouse amid charges that he shot and injured journalists outside his home in 1994. “Whatever good I may do, they will still remember me for the bad I’ve done,” he once said.(Reuters)

I made mistakes, and I paid for them. But the ball is still pure: Maradona the antagonist

Hindustan Times | By Aditya Iyer (Chief Cricket Writer)
UPDATED ON NOV 29, 2020 12:02 PM IST
The cameras caught him in all avatars between saint and sinner, in all ages between old and young, in all sizes between fat and fit and in all emotions between darling and deplorable. But one trait remained a constant for the gaze of the ever-present lens in his life – his loneliness.
Workers install a banner with the image of Diego Maradona at the Norberto Tomaghello stadium before a Copa Sudamericana Soccer match between Argentina's Defensa y Justicia and Brazil's Vasco Da Gama in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Thursday, Nov. 26, 2020. The Argentine soccer great who was among the best players ever and who led his country to the 1986 World Cup title died from a heart attack at his home Wednesday, at the age of 60. (Daniel Jayo/Pool via AP )(AP)
Workers install a banner with the image of Diego Maradona at the Norberto Tomaghello stadium before a Copa Sudamericana Soccer match between Argentina's Defensa y Justicia and Brazil's Vasco Da Gama in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Thursday, Nov. 26, 2020. The Argentine soccer great who was among the best players ever and who led his country to the 1986 World Cup title died from a heart attack at his home Wednesday, at the age of 60. (Daniel Jayo/Pool via AP )(AP)

Brazilians mourn death of Argentinian archrival Maradona

SAO PAULO | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON NOV 27, 2020 11:17 AM IST
Brazilian newspapers that only put sports in their top headline when the national team wins a World Cup had Maradona’s death in that position Thursday.
In this June 29, 1986 file photo, Diego Maradona holds up his team's trophy after Argentina's 3-2 victory over West Germany at the World Cup final soccer match at Atzeca Stadium in Mexico City.(AP)
In this June 29, 1986 file photo, Diego Maradona holds up his team's trophy after Argentina's 3-2 victory over West Germany at the World Cup final soccer match at Atzeca Stadium in Mexico City.(AP)

When Maradona magic mesmerized 1,00,000 fans at the Azteca

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON NOV 26, 2020 05:18 PM IST
The Estadio Azteca was the venue of his most famous moments on the field. The two displays of trickery that is still talked about, 34 years later. It was impossible not to marvel at the brilliant maneuverability that Maradona performed.
The year 1986 of football will always belong to Diego Maradona.(Getty Images)
The year 1986 of football will always belong to Diego Maradona.(Getty Images)

1986: The year of Diego Maradona

New Delhi | By Rudraneil Sengupta
UPDATED ON NOV 26, 2020 10:02 AM IST
The 1986 World Cup in Mexico must be the only World Cup in the history of the tournament to be won by a single player. The 1986 World Cup begins and ends with Diego Maradona.
New Zealand's Ross Taylor bats during the Twenty/20 cricket international between India and New Zealand at Bay Oval in Mt Maunganui, New Zealand, Sunday, Feb. 2, 2020. (Andrew Cornaga/Photosport via AP)(AP)
New Zealand's Ross Taylor bats during the Twenty/20 cricket international between India and New Zealand at Bay Oval in Mt Maunganui, New Zealand, Sunday, Feb. 2, 2020. (Andrew Cornaga/Photosport via AP)(AP)

World Cup in 2023 definitely on radar, says Ross Taylor

Auckland | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON NOV 24, 2020 05:05 PM IST
“2023 was going to be a stretch, I think, at the best of times, when it was (supposed to be held in) February and March. And now, the World Cup has been dragged out to October and November ‘23, it’s another six or seven months to hang around,” Taylor said.
File image of Ross Taylor.(File)
File image of Ross Taylor.(File)

NZ’s Taylor keen to keep playing until 2023 World Cup

Reuters | By Reuters
UPDATED ON NOV 24, 2020 10:44 AM IST
However, the novel coronavirus pandemic forced the cancellation of New Zealand’s mid-year tours and prompted organisers to reschedule the Twenty20 World Cup, which had been due to be held in Australia in October.
Pakistan all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez (L), former Pakistan captain Ramiz Raja (R)(Twitter)
Pakistan all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez (L), former Pakistan captain Ramiz Raja (R)(Twitter)

‘My 12-year-old son has better game awareness than Ramiz Raja’, Hafeez lashes out at former Pak captain over retirement remark

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON NOV 23, 2020 08:32 PM IST
Ramiz Raja asked senior cricketers like Hafeez to retire gracefully and give opportunity to the youngsters to showcase their skills on a stage like the upcoming World Cup
Kapil Dev
Kapil Dev

‘He can rattle the batsmen more often than any other bowler,’ Kapil Dev names the bowler he loves to watch

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON NOV 22, 2020 08:26 AM IST
“Four or eight overs is fine. When he has to bowl 20 or 25 overs in a day for 3,4 5 test matches, then it would be tough because he puts so much effort with his short run-up,” Kapil, India’s World Cup-winning captain said.

Hindustan Times Leadership Summit 2020 Day 2. Watch Live here

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON NOV 20, 2020 06:00 PM IST
India’s first world cup winning cricket team’s captain Kapil Dev and Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal will speak in the 18th edition of the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit’s Day 2 on Friday.
Representational image.(REUTERS)
Representational image.(REUTERS)

ICC postpones women’s T20 World Cup from 2022 to 2023

Dubai | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON NOV 19, 2020 10:45 PM IST
In August this year, the ICC had postponed the 50 over Women’s World Cup slated in New Zealand from 2021 to 2022 due to the COVID-19 pandemic and women’s T20 cricket is also set to make its debut in the 2022 Birmingham Commonwealth Games..
Representational image.(REUTERS)
Representational image.(REUTERS)

New FIFA rules to protect female players’ maternity rights

GENEVA | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON NOV 19, 2020 07:24 PM IST
The governing body of soccer is preparing to mandate clubs to allow at least 14 weeks of maternity leave paid at a minimum two-thirds of a player’s full salary. National soccer bodies can insist on more generous terms.
Amisha Baxla had been training with seven other players in a camp organised by local authorities in Ranchi in the last few months.(Twitter)
Amisha Baxla had been training with seven other players in a camp organised by local authorities in Ranchi in the last few months.(Twitter)

U-17 World Cup dream dashed, India players focus on finding jobs

Guwahati | By Bhargab Sarmah
UPDATED ON NOV 19, 2020 09:33 AM IST
It was a blow to the India players who had dreamt of their moment in the spotlight early next year, after it had already been postponed once due to the pandemic.
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