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
Published on Jan 27, 2023 08:44 AM IST
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.
Updated on Jan 26, 2023 09:22 AM IST
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.
Updated on Dec 30, 2022 10:34 AM IST
After a year lost to injuries, UP bowler gets first India call-up following good shows in Mushtaq Ali, Vijay Hazare tournaments.
Updated on Dec 14, 2022 12:05 PM IST
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.
Updated on Dec 13, 2022 08:26 PM IST
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.
Updated on Dec 02, 2022 12:06 PM IST
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.
Updated on Dec 02, 2022 07:42 AM IST
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.
Updated on Oct 03, 2022 05:26 PM IST
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.
Updated on Oct 03, 2022 11:56 AM IST
In the current Indian batting unit itself, there are players who are incredibly strong with their wrists. But none similar to KL Rahul.
Published on Oct 03, 2022 09:06 AM IST
Indian vice-captain KL Rahul refused to term the death bowling a concern and said the bowlers had won India the last match in Thiruvananthapuram.
Published on Oct 01, 2022 08:08 PM IST
Harshal Patel's reward for risk bowling has unfortunately not worked at the international level consistently yet.
Updated on Oct 01, 2022 05:26 PM IST
India head coach Rahul Dravid has said that as things stand, fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah has been officially ruled out of only their ongoing series against South Africa.
Published on Oct 01, 2022 03:04 PM IST
South Africa all-rounder Wayne Parnell had no qualms in admitting that Suryakumar Yadav is currently one of the best T20 batters going around in the world.
Updated on Oct 01, 2022 11:52 AM IST
Dinesh Karthik and Rishabh Pant are now busy in their world. If there can be a batters' club, a fast bowlers' gang, a spinners' group, why can't there be one for the keepers?
Updated on Sep 30, 2022 07:30 PM IST
With a spot potentially up for grabs in the Indian squad for the T20 World Cup, Umesh Yadav and Mohammed Siraj came out all guns blazing in India's optional net session leading up to their second T20I against South Africa.
Published on Sep 30, 2022 09:00 AM IST
Hindustan Times caught up with Lance Klusener, who is currently the batting coach of Zimbabwe, on the sidelines of Legends League Cricket. The former all-rounder talked about Hardik Pandya's progress as an all-rounder, his thoughts on current India vs South Africa T20I series and the upcoming T20 World Cup.
Published on Sep 22, 2022 02:45 PM IST
Indian Premier League (IPL) and all premier domestic cricket tournaments including the Ranji Trophy will return to the home-away format from the next season, confirmed BCCI president Sourav Ganguly in a letter addressed to the state associations.
Published on Sep 22, 2022 12:56 PM IST
Despite Harshal and Bhuvneshwar's Kumar's below-par show - they conceded 101 runs in their 8 overs - Bumrah is set to replace Umesh Yadav in the second match in Nagpur. Umesh brought India back in the game with a double-wicket over but he is not in India's World Cup squad and was also selected for these three matches as Mohammed Shami's back-up.
Published on Sep 22, 2022 09:40 AM IST
The Indian opener scored at a strike-rate of 157 on Tuesday in the powerplay - his highest in the last two years and had a dot ball percentage of 35 - his second lowest during this period to get India off to a great start.
Published on Sep 20, 2022 06:22 PM IST
Both Harbhajan and Yuvraj have been stalwarts of Indian cricket. They were the members of India's two World Cup winning teams - the 2007 T20 World Cup and the 2011 ODI World Cup.
Published on Sep 20, 2022 09:17 AM IST
He will turn 34 this November but his body doesn't know that. His fitness levels are still of a 25-year-old. Otherwise, how would you explain a batter of Kohli's calibre bowling for nearly 30 minutes in the nets after smashing pretty much every Indian frontline bowler for about an hour.
Published on Sep 20, 2022 08:03 AM IST
Finch and Smith take a couple of deliveries, assess the condition and then start scoring in the usual areas. This, however, might see a slight change from the India series and has a good chance of carrying on till the World Cup.
Published on Sep 20, 2022 07:13 AM IST
Just like Sunday, Kohli had a gala time in the nets on Monday. He was severe against Chahal and also handled the pace of Jasprit Bumrah and Umesh quite well.
Updated on Sep 19, 2022 09:27 PM IST
While addressing the press on the eve of the first T20I against Australia in Mohali on Tuesday, India vice-captain KL Rahul revealed that he is working on various aspects of his game and the strike rate game is definitely one of them.
Updated on Sep 19, 2022 01:17 PM IST
Ahead of India vs Australia T20I series, Aaron Finch lavished praise on Virat Kohli and called him ‘one of the greatest players of all time’.
Published on Sep 18, 2022 10:57 PM IST
His bowling skills are well known while his batting has steadily improved. His T20 World Cup selection with the senior spin-bowling all-rounder injured is a big chance to cement his spot.
Updated on Sep 18, 2022 07:10 PM IST
Lovedeep's immediate goal is to break into the Punjab team and he said Sunday's experience will help him put his best foot forward in the domestic season.
Updated on Sep 18, 2022 10:49 PM IST
India captain Rohit Sharma gave an elaborate answer behind the thought process of bringing Umesh back, who landed in Chandigarh on Sunday morning.
Updated on Sep 18, 2022 03:12 PM IST
The India captain said Kohli's innings against Afghanistan proved that he is ready to bat in any situation but that doesn't mean the Indian think tank will disregard the truckload of runs KL Rahul has scored over the years while opening the batting.
Published on Sep 18, 2022 11:51 AM IST
Cummins, who will lead the Australian attack in the three-match T20I series starting Tuesday in Mohali, said he didn't follow the Asia Cup at all but he definitely knew that Virat Kohli had scored a hundred.