Aritra Mukherjee

Aritra Mukherjee, who happens to be a journalist, is in an eternal relationship with food and sleep. He can, however, sacrifice both or at least the latter for his love-affair with cricket. 'He said,' 'he added,' 'he signed off' are some of his favourite phrases. When not juggling between food, sleep and cricket, he wastes time by surfing OTT platforms.

Articles by Aritra Mukherjee

‘Expect a bidding war for me in IPL auction’: South Africa star eyes big bucks

South Africa's Rilee Rossouw, who is representing the Delhi Bulls in Abu Dhabi T10, is hoping for a bidding war in IPL auction on December 19.

Rilee Rossouw during the Abu Dhabi T10 League(Abu Dhabi T10)
Updated on Dec 08, 2023 08:40 AM IST

'I tune in to India's matches to watch Rinku Singh bat': Andre Russell

Andre Russell doesn't miss out on India's T20Is much and it is because of his KKR teammate Rinku Singh

Kolkata Knight Riders' Andre Russell (R) and Rinku Singh bump fists during the Indian Premier League(AFP)
Published on Dec 01, 2023 07:23 AM IST

'It'd be madness if India don't pick Rohit, Kohli for T20 World Cup': Russell

In an exclusive interaction with HT on the sidelnes of Abu Dhabi T10, Andre Russell said India should give Kohli and Rohit another crack at a World Cup.

File photo of Andre Russell and Rohit Sharma during an IPL match(AFP)
Updated on Nov 30, 2023 04:48 PM IST

Decoding Suryakumar Yadav: Mystery in T20Is and ODIs but for different reasons

The more Surya dispatched the ball to the boundary in the 1st T20I, the stronger the belief became: Is Surya India's first-ever world beater in one format?

India's captain Suryakumar Yadav reacts as he walks back after his dismissal in the IND vs AUS 1st T20I(AFP)
Updated on Nov 24, 2023 02:14 PM IST

Shami deserves the world but don't blame Rohit for not picking him initially

Despite Shami's achievements, Rohit and the Indian team management should not be blamed for benching him in the initial phase of World Cup 2023.

India's captain Rohit Sharma and Mohammad Shami celebrate the team's victory against New Zealand in the ICC Men's Cricket World Cup 2023, at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Wednesday.(ICC/X)
Updated on Nov 17, 2023 08:39 AM IST

On 35th birthday, Virat Kohli a step closer to Sachin Tendulkar's immortality

Virat Kohli, on his 35th birthday, will look to equal Sachin Tendulkar's most ODI centuries during a World Cup 2023 match against South Africa at Eden Gardens.

Virat Kohli has set the World Cup 2023 on fire.(BCCI Twitter)
Updated on Nov 05, 2023 02:16 PM IST

Look in the mirror before calling Virat Kohli selfish for chasing World Cup 100

Virat Kohli proved that he is mortal after all by making a desperate dash to reach three figures in a World Cup match against Bangladesh in Pune.

India's Virat Kohli plays a shot during the ICC Men's Cricket World Cup match against Bangladesh(AP)
Updated on Oct 21, 2023 08:15 AM IST

‘Ask Ashwin and Shami if reputation is more important or winning World Cup?’

It's a bitter pill to swallow. But the truth is, neither Ashwin nor Shami are automatic selections and that's likely to remain the same throughout the World Cup

Ashwin (second left) celebrates with India teammates(REUTERS)
Updated on Oct 19, 2023 10:36 AM IST

‘End all speculations. Shubman Gill will definitely play vs Pakistan in Motera’

Shubman Gill should be played against Pakistan if he is fit, feels former India chairman of selectors MSK Prasad.

India's Shubman Gill(ANI)
Updated on Oct 13, 2023 10:18 AM IST

Why Gayle, Afridi, Dhoni and all others would bow to Rohit, the king of sixes

Why Rohit Sharma will always be remembered as the undisputed king of sixes even if his six-hitting world record is broken in the future.

New Delhi: India's captain Rohit Sharma plays a shot during the ICC Men's Cricket World Cup 2023 match against Afghanistan, at Arun Jaitley Stadium, in New Delhi(PTI)
Published on Oct 12, 2023 12:26 PM IST

‘Babar Azam No.1 batter,’ says SL Legend, also settles Tendulkar vs Kohli debate

Chaminda Vaas spoke about LPL, how it can help Sri Lankan cricket develop more and his rating for Babar Azam among other modern-day greats like Virat Kohli.

interview Babar Azam (L) with Virat Kohli(File)
Updated on Aug 03, 2023 03:47 PM IST

Harmanpreet Kaur should have been careful with her actions: Anjum Chopra

The former India women’s team star criticised skipper Harmanpreet’s behaviour during and after the tied third ODI against Bangladesh in Mirpur on Saturday.

interview India captain Harmanpreet Kaur in the post-match presentation
Published on Jul 24, 2023 06:18 AM IST

Yashasvi Jaiswal's coach celebrates record century at London airport, father…

Yashasvi Jaiswal's century on debut in the India vs West Indies 1st Test leapt over borders and cut through timezones.

India's Yashasvi Jaiswal celebrates after he scored a century against West Indies on day two of their first cricket Test match at Windsor Park in Roseau, Dominica(AP)
Updated on Jul 14, 2023 04:37 PM IST

‘Cummins may sit out and hand over captaincy in the latter half of Ashes’

Australia must stop singles and encourage England batters to hit through the offside, which will potentially create a wicket, says Jason Gillespie.

interview A file photo of former Australian fast bowler Jason Gillespie.(AP Photo)
Updated on Jun 28, 2023 09:59 AM IST

Virat Kohli India's worst batter in this WTC, major reason for team's low scores

In Tests involving Kohli in this WTC cylcle, his No. 4 counterpart scored 1337 runs at an average of 49.51. While Kohli managed only 932 runs an average of 32.

India's Virat Kohli(AP)
Updated on Jun 15, 2023 10:16 AM IST

'Gill match-winner in all formats; Rahane ahead of SKY in WTC final': Vengsarkar

Vengsarkar shared his thoughts on Shubman Gill's prospects, Rohit Sharma's form and how English conditions are different from most parts of the world.

India's Shubman Gill celebrates his century against Australia in March.
Published on Jun 04, 2023 06:55 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Dreams beyond circumstances: Dhruv Jurel shines like his mother’s gold chain

In his debut season in the IPL, 22-year-old Dhruv Jurel established himself as a go-to finisher for the Rajasthan Royals.

Rajasthan Royals batter Dhruv Jurel celebrates after winning the IPL 2023 cricket match against Punjab Kings(PTI)
Updated on Jun 03, 2023 09:12 AM IST

‘Fantasy sports can hardly be called addictive': Joy Bhattacharjya

Joy Bhattacharjya, talked about the fantasy sports industry, the reasons for its ever-growing popularity and why it does not carry a danger of being addictive.

File photo of Joy Bhattacharjya
Published on May 02, 2023 09:47 PM IST

Yashasvi Jaiswal is here to 'dominate, not survive'

With a few technical tweaks and positive mentality, Rajasthan Royals' opener Yashasvi Jaiswal is making heads turn in IPL 2023.

Yashasvi Jaiswal after his half-century vs CSK in IPL 2023(IPL/BCCI)
Published on Apr 28, 2023 04:45 PM IST

Social media is wrong! Rahane's selection for WTC final is not because of IPL

No, Ajinkya Rahane's comeback to the Test side after 15 months for WTC final was not a surprise and neither was it because of his exploits for CSK in IPL 2023.

Kolkata: Chennai Super Kings batter Ajinkya Rahane celebrates his half century during the IPL 2023 cricket match between Kolkata Knight Riders and Chennai Super Kings at Eden Gardens in Kolkata, Sunday, April 23, 2023. (PTI Photo/Swapan Mahapatra)(PTI04_23_2023_000392B)(PTI)
Updated on Apr 25, 2023 02:36 PM IST

Strike rate important but not the whole and sole of T20 cricket: Mithali Raj

The former India captain weighs in on the ever-changing demands of T20 cricket

interview Mithali Raj. (Getty)
Updated on Apr 25, 2023 09:00 AM IST

Failures won't stop us from playing attacking cricket: Harmanpreet Kaur

Ahead of the T20 World Cup, the Indian skipper opens up on what drives her and her team

interview Harmanpreet Kaur(Getty Images)
Updated on Jan 31, 2023 04:42 PM IST

How a coach's punt and scorching summers gave India a finisher for future

India don't have a dearth of wicketkeeper-batters currently. In Ishan Kishan. Sanju Samson, KL Rahul, and Rishabh Pant, India have an array of players ready to take the gloves in white-ball formats. But where Jitesh's USP comes in, is his preferred batting slot.

India cricketer Jitesh Sharma
Published on Jan 27, 2023 08:44 AM IST
By, New Delhi

‘I wasn't in Ranji squad, Chetan sir called and said I’ve been picked for India'

In an exclusive interview with Hindustan Times, Jitesh Sharma, who has been selected as a back-up wicketkeeper-batter for the New Zealand T20Is, opened up on his feelings, journey and difference between the Indian dressing room and the IPL.

interview Indian cricket coach Rahul Dravid with Indian players Washington Sundar and Jitesh Sharma(PTI)
Updated on Jan 26, 2023 09:22 AM IST

Fitter and smarter Shivam Mavi battles injuries, earns maiden India call-up

After a year lost to injuries, UP bowler gets first India call-up following good shows in Mushtaq Ali, Vijay Hazare tournaments.

File photo of Shivam Mavi celebrating a wicket with ex-KKR teammates Dinesh Karthik and Kuldeep Yadav(PTI)
Updated on Dec 30, 2022 10:34 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Watch: Messi leaves Argentina coach in tears after 3-0 semi-final win vs Croatia

After the final whistle which confirmed Argentina's march into the final with a comfortable 3-0 win over Croatia, Scaloni was seen bursting into tears again. He walked straight to Messi, gave him a warm hug and sobbed. Messi didn't try to console his coach. For these were tears of ecstasy. He let them flow.

Argentina coach Scaloni breaks into tears
Updated on Dec 14, 2022 12:05 PM IST

'Making Pujara vice-captain is shocking': Kaif flabbergasted by Pant's removal

Former India cricketer Mohammad Kaif said he was 'shocked' to see Pujara as the vice-captain of India for the first Test against Bangladesh instead or Rishabh Pant.

India's Cheteshwar Pujara, left, talks to coach Rahul Dravid during a practice session ahead of their first test cricket match against Bangladesh in Chattogram, Bangladesh, Sunday, Dec. 11, 2022. (AP Photo/Surjeet Yadav)(AP)
Updated on Dec 13, 2022 08:26 PM IST

'Rohit won't play every series': Ex-batter names ‘born leader’ as India captain

Former India batter Hemang Badani, in an exclusive chat with the Hindustan Times ahead of the Bangladesh ODIs, which will mark the return of Rohit, Kohli and Rahul, spoke about the need to have different teams for T20Is, ODIs and Tests.

India's Rohit Sharma plays a shot(AFP)
Updated on Dec 02, 2022 12:06 PM IST

‘Rahul, Iyer, Pant can't play together': Ex-selector drops India vice-captain

Rahul is the designated vice-captain of the Indian side, meaning leaving him out of the XI won't come to the Indian team management's mind that easily. Former India selector Saba Karim, however, feels it is difficult for Rahul to make it to the India XI for the series-opening ODI on Sunday.

India's KL Rahul plays a shot(ANI)
Updated on Dec 02, 2022 07:42 AM IST

Virat Kohli rested for 3rd India vs South Africa T20I, Rahul too given a break

After regaining top form in the build-up to the ICC T20 World Cup, former captain Virat Kohli and KL Rahul have been rested for the third T20I between India and South Africa which will be played in Indore on Tuesday.

Indian batter Virat Kohli reacts after being dismissed during the 1st T20 cricket match between India and South Africa(PTI)
Updated on Oct 03, 2022 05:26 PM IST
By, New Delhi
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