Aditya Bhattacharya

Aditya Bhattacharya is an experienced online sports journalist with a forte in cricket. He has covered the 2016 ICC World T20 in India, the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 in England along with several Ranji Trophy and Vijay Hazare tournaments across the country. When not working, Aditya can be found either hooked to the PlayStation or sharpening the chords on a guitar, while straddling binge-watching and shadow-practicing like Ajay Devgn on two bikes.

Articles by Aditya Bhattacharya

'Give Rinku, Jaiswal chance now. Else…': Harbhajan to BCCI, has inputs for Arjun

Harbhajan wants Rinku Singh and Yashasvi Jaiswal to be brought near the core group of the Indian team and feels Arjun Tendulkar still has to work on his skills.

Rinku Singh and Yashasvi Jaiswal have been on fire, while Arjun Tendulkar not so much. (Agencies)
Updated on May 17, 2023 02:17 PM IST
By, New Delhi

No, IPL 2023 is not going to be MS Dhoni's last season for Chennai Super Kings

MS Dhoni is the master of orchestrating dream comebacks, and provided he is able to do it again on May 28, expect another 'Definitely not' from him.

The subtle hints prove that MS Dhoni is certainly not done playing for CSK after this year's IPL.(PTI)
Published on May 11, 2023 02:38 PM IST
By, New Delhi

'Kohli won't do it...': Harbhajan disagrees with Shastri's filler for Rohit fix

Harbhajan Singh has discarded Ravi Shastri's theory that Virat Kohli should captain India when Rohit Sharma is unavailable.

Harbhajan Singh is not in favour of Virat Kohli filling in as captain in Rohit Sharma's absence. (Getty)
Updated on May 05, 2023 10:00 AM IST

'We were sidelined and then informed. It shouldn't happen to Kohli': Harbhajan

Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma are reportedly not part of India's T20I future but the selectors need to give them the respect they deserve.

Harbhajan Singh hopes BCCI treats its top players like Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma well(Getty Images)
Published on May 03, 2023 09:39 AM IST

Shikhar Dhawan axed: Why was 'Gabbar' unfairly dropped despite a prolific 2022

Almost 10 years after making his explosive Test debut and setting the Champions Trophy 2013 ablaze, it could finally be the end of the road for Shikhar Dhawan after he was left out of India's ODI squad for the Sri Lanka series.

Shikhar Dhawan might have played his last match for India(AP)
Updated on Dec 28, 2022 07:54 PM IST
By, New Delhi

EXCLUSIVE: Suryakumar Yadav's 111 not out 'best T20 knock I've ever seen live'

Daryl Mitchell, who has previously squared off against Suryakumar Yadav – albeit briefly – experienced the madness of the newest hot thing in world cricket and admitted being in absolute awe of the carnage at the Bay Oval.

India's Suryakumar Yadav lines himself up for the scoop shot(ANI)
Updated on Nov 24, 2022 04:12 PM IST

Mohammed Siraj takes giant step towards ending white-ball conundrum

Mohammed Siraj has given India the quotient they have been missing. A fast bowler who can bowl with pace in the middle overs and excel at it.

Mohammed Siraj in action for Team India.(AP)
Updated on Nov 23, 2022 11:20 AM IST

Arshdeep, Siraj rattle New Zealand as India clinch series after rain-hit tie

Chasing 161 to win, India were 75/4 when rain stopped play, but it was enough for them to scrape through, push out a tie against New Zealand and secure the T20I series 1-0.

India's Mohammed Siraj (left) celebrates the wicket of New Zealand's Mitchell Santner(AP)
Updated on Nov 22, 2022 08:44 PM IST

EXCLUSIVE - 'Admire Kohli but Suryakumar is someone I strive to be like': Allen

New Zealand's Finn Allen heaped praise on Virat Kohli, but had special words for Suryakumar Yadav and called him 'incredible'.

Suryakumar Yadav celebrates his century for Team India.(BCCI Twitter)
Published on Nov 22, 2022 07:15 AM IST
By, Mount Maunganui

Through madness and mayhem, Suryakumar Yadav activates GOD-mode

Welcome to modern-age T20 batting. The Suryakumar Yadav school of madness and mayhem. A template of batting where nothing is impossible. Swirl your bat around like a stick and it will still bring you results.

Suryakumar Yadav played a ramp, a cut, a lofted drive and a waft over deep extra all in one over for boundaries
Updated on Nov 21, 2022 11:00 AM IST
By, Mount Maunganui

Suryakumar Yadav's blazing century bulldozes New Zealand as India go 1-0 up

Suryakumar, five months removed from his maiden T20I hundred, peeled off his second ton scoring 111 not out off 55 balls – and outdid his manic self at Trent Bridge against England in June – leading India to a spectacular 65-run win.

Suryakumar Yadav walked out to bat ahead of Shreyas Iyer in the 1st T20I(Getty Images)
Updated on Nov 20, 2022 10:18 PM IST
By, Mount Maunganui

'What do you need these breaks for?': Shastri against Dravid being granted rest

With VVS Laxman taking charge of the Indian cricket team as the interim head coach for their six-match series in New Zealand in place of Rahul Dravid, Ravi Shastri has questioned the decision of Team India's coaching staff being granted frequent breaks.

Ravi Shastri (Right) is not in favour of Rahul Dravid's coaching staff being given breaks(Getty Images)
Updated on Nov 17, 2022 03:22 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Happy Birthday Virat Kohli: The King is back and lighting up the T20 World Cup

As Virat Kohli celebrates his birthday today, there's something different in the air. Just like there's something different about Kohli. This could well be him hitting his peak once again, making up for three years' worth of lost time.

Virat Kohli acknowledges the crowd after scoring a half-century against Bangladesh(Getty)
Updated on Nov 05, 2022 10:54 AM IST
By, New Delhi

'Virat and I don't really...': Stokes likens Kohli rivalry to Djokovic v Kyrgios

What exactly is the bond between Virat Kohli and Ben Stokes like? Are they friends? Is it strictly professional? The England all-rounder explains.

Ben Stokes has opened up on his relationship with Virat Kohli. (Getty)
Published on Aug 23, 2022 07:12 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Andrew Symonds, former Australia all-rounder, dies aged 46 in car accident

Cricket Australia reported Symonds death on its website on Sunday, citing a police statement with details of the accident late Saturday night.

Andrew Symonds played 26 Tests for Australia. (Getty)
Updated on May 15, 2022 08:54 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Returning to Impact has sparked resurgence in my wrestling career: Mickie James

In a conversation with Hindustan Times, veteran pro wrestler Mickie James, who has done it all in the ring, and is venturing out towards projects outside off it, opens up on a range of topics including her career, future and the road ahead for pro-wrestling in general.

The legendary Mickie Jamie is having a ball of a time with Impact Wrestling. (Impact Wrestling)
Published on Apr 06, 2022 08:21 PM IST
By, New Delhi

'Once he gets that 100, more will follow': NZ great surprised at Kohli's form  

IPL 2022: The New Zealand great reckons his former Royal Challengers Bangalore teammate is not enduring anything new; however, he does admit being surprised at just how long Kohli has gone without a big score.

Virat Kohli has scored 41 and 12 in the two IPL matches of the season. (IPL/Twitter)
Updated on Mar 31, 2022 10:01 AM IST
By, New Delhi

'They'll be the superstars of world cricket': Taylor's prediction for Indian duo

Weighing in on the promising bunch of Indian youngsters, New Zealand great Ross Taylor reserved high praise for two players in particular, both of whom he played against in extremely different conditions.

Ross Taylor has high hopes from India's star youngster duo. (BCCI/Getty)
Published on Mar 26, 2022 08:02 AM IST
By, New Delhi

'Great find by John Wright. Up there with the best': Taylor praises India star 

Ahead of his final ODI series, New Zealand great Ross Taylor heaped massive praise on India's 28-year-old cricketer.

Ross Taylor was effusive in his praise for the star Indian cricketer. (Getty Images)
Updated on Mar 25, 2022 10:20 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Rohit reveals MI's opening pair, breaks silence on Suryakumar's availability

IPL 2022: Ahead of Mumbai Indians' first match against Delhi Capitals on Sunday, captain Rohit Sharma revealed who will open the batting and gave update on Suryakumar Yadav's availability.

Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma in the nets. (Mumbai Indians )
Updated on Mar 23, 2022 03:21 PM IST
By, New Delhi

'If the law allows me, I will definitely do it': India pacer on MCC's new rules

Barring Stuart Broad, the latest law updates rolled out by the MCC have been warmly accepted, and India's 31-year-old pacer is no exception.

Indian pacer Harshal Patel (in pic) is looking forward to the MCC's new law updates. (BCCI)
Published on Mar 16, 2022 07:33 AM IST
By, New Delhi

'He's really unlucky. Wasn't even a guaranteed starter': RCB coach on IND pacer

Coach of RCB Mike Hesson has made a very interesting point about India's 28-year-old pacer not playing as many ODIs and T20Is. 

Mike Hesson feels India's 28-year-old pacer has been ‘really unlucky’. (Getty/BCCI)
Updated on Mar 15, 2022 05:02 PM IST
By, Bengaluru

'Virat told me 'It's ok. You can fail': Harshal on Kohli's game-changing advice

IPL 2022: Harshal Patel talks about playing under various captains and an advice from Virat Kohli which shot his confidence to an all-time high.

Harshal Patel and Virat Kohli during IPL 2021 last year. (Twitter)
Published on Mar 14, 2022 02:07 PM IST
By, Bengaluru

Faf du Plessis named RCB captain for IPL 2022

Faf du Plessis has been named captain of the Royal Challengers Bangalore for IPL 2022 starting later this month, the franchise revealed on Saturday.

Faf du Plessis
Published on Mar 12, 2022 04:23 PM IST
By, Bengaluru

Shane Warne, Australian spin great, dies aged 52 of 'suspected heart attack'

Shane Warne's management released a brief statement on Friday, informing that he passed away in Koh Samui, Thailand, of a suspected heart attack.

Shane Warne (1969-2022)(Getty)
Updated on Mar 04, 2022 07:47 PM IST
By, New Delhi

'Virat will prove he's the world's best': Warne expects 'hundreds' from Kohli

With Virat Kohli no longer serving as captain in any format, what better time than now for the batter in him to take centre-stage once more, believes the legendary Shane Warne.

Shane Warne has his say on Virat Kohli and what to expect from him post captaincy. (Getty Images)
Published on Jan 26, 2022 07:02 AM IST
By, New Delhi

'I hope he takes 1000 wickets': Warne's huge praise for 'fantastic' India bowler

The legendary Shane Warne is highly impressed with India bowler's work acumen and hopes he goes on to pick up 1000 Test wickets for his team. 

Shane Warne has his say on India's spinners. (Getty/BCCI)
Published on Jan 25, 2022 07:12 AM IST
By, New Delhi

'Wicketkeepers make good deputies, never captain': Warne on IND's future captain

Unlike a lot of his peers, Shane Warne is not in favour of Rishabh Pant taking up the role and has suggested a rather unique name to take over as India's next long-term skipper.

Shane Warne has identified India's future captain.  (Getty)
Published on Jan 24, 2022 04:45 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Virat Kohli steps down as India's Test captain

Less than three months after he decided to step down as skipper of India's T20I and ODI teams, Virat Kohli has relinquished the captaincy of the Test side.

Virat Kohli has stepped down as captain of India in all three formats. (Getty)
Updated on Jan 15, 2022 10:30 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Indian cricket Year in Review: Phenomenal overseas success sums up stellar 2021

As 2021 comes to an end, we look back at how the year panned out for Indian cricket.

India ticked all the boxes in Test cricket overseas in the year 2021. (Getty)
Published on Dec 31, 2021 08:03 AM IST
By, New Delhi
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