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

'Batters getting 237 doesn't mean...': Rahul defends bowlers after 2nd T20 vs SA

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.

India's Suryakumar Yadav,third left, and KL Rahul greet the umpire(AP)
Published on Oct 03, 2022 09:06 AM IST
By, Guwahati

What differs Harshal's IPL performance and India's? The wickets, not the sixes

Harshal Patel's reward for risk bowling has unfortunately not worked at the international level consistently yet.

Harshal Patel(ANI)
Published on Oct 01, 2022 08:08 PM IST
By, Guwahati

Rahul Dravid provides major update on Jasprit Bumrah's fitness

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.

Dravid said that the team remains hopeful that Bumrah will be fit in time for the T20 World Cup(AP)
Updated on Oct 01, 2022 05:26 PM IST

'Suryakumar Yadav one of the best T20 batters in the world': Wayne Parnell

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.

Suryakumar Yadav celebrates scoring fifty runs (AP)
Published on Oct 01, 2022 03:04 PM IST
By, Guwahati

DK or Pant? DK and Pant both? No, it's DK-Pant

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?

Dinesh Karthik speaks with Rishabh Pant during a practice session in Guwahati(AP)
Updated on Oct 01, 2022 11:52 AM IST
By, Guwahati

Umesh, Siraj give audition in India nets with fiery spells

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.

Mohammed Siraj and Umesh Yadav made a spectacle out of the optional net session(AP/Getty)
Updated on Sep 30, 2022 07:30 PM IST

‘Ben Stokes a more complete cricketer than Hardik Pandya’: Klusener

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.

interview Hardik Pandya; Ben Stokes(AP)
Published on Sep 30, 2022 09:00 AM IST

IPL, Ranji Trophy back in home-away format; BCCI working on women's IPL: Ganguly

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.

BCCI president Sourav Ganguly at an promotional event in Kolkata(Photo by Samir Jana/ Hindustan Times)
Published on Sep 22, 2022 02:45 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Jasprit Bumrah match-ready, likely to play 2nd T20I vs Australia in Nagpur

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.

Indian cricketer Jasprit Bumrah during a training session ahead of the first T20 international match against Australia, at IS Bindra Cricket Stadium, in Mohali, on Sunday.(Keshav Singh/Hindustan Times)
Published on Sep 22, 2022 12:56 PM IST

Striking it right: KL Rahul walks the talk

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.

KL Rahul(PTI)
Published on Sep 22, 2022 09:40 AM IST
By, Mohali

PCA names pavilions after Yuvraj and Harbhajan ahead of IND vs AUS 1st T20I

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.

Both Harbhajan and Yuvraj have been stalwarts of Indian cricket( ANI)
Published on Sep 20, 2022 06:22 PM IST
By, New Delhi

'Sixth bowler' Kohli nearly knocks Axar off his feet, shows no sign of stopping

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.

Virat Kohli
Published on Sep 20, 2022 09:17 AM IST
By, Mohali

Finch, Smith's unconventional plan to deal with Rohit Sharma's bowlers

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.

Steve Smith plays a lap shot in Australia's training session
Published on Sep 20, 2022 08:03 AM IST
By, Mohali

Chahal, Umesh captivated by 'coach' Kohli after his authoritative net session

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.

Virat Kohli during a training session ahead of the first T20 international against Australia,(Photo by Keshav Singh/Hindustan Times)
Published on Sep 20, 2022 07:13 AM IST
By, Mohali

'We criticise ourselves more than you all do': KL Rahul on strike-rate debate

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.

KL Rahul's strike-rate has been a hot topic of discussion(Getty)
Updated on Sep 19, 2022 09:27 PM IST
By, Mohali

'71 hundreds? That's ridiculous': Finch says 'writing off' Kohli not an option

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’.

Aaron Finch had special praise for Virat Kohli.(AFP/AP)
Updated on Sep 19, 2022 01:17 PM IST

Great opportunity for Axar to come out of Jadeja’s shadows

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.

Axar Patel(BCCI)
Published on Sep 18, 2022 10:57 PM IST
By, Mohali

The Punjab net bowler who troubled Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul and Suryakumar Yadav

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.

22-year-old left-arm seamer Lovedeep Singh(HT Photp)
Updated on Sep 18, 2022 07:10 PM IST
By, Mohali

‘I'll give you a proper reason’: Rohit explains Umesh's inclusion after 3 years

India captain Rohit Sharma gave an elaborate answer behind the thought process of bringing Umesh back, who landed in Chandigarh on Sunday morning.

Rohit has explained why Umesh returned after 3 and a half yrs as Shami's replacement for the Australia series ( AP and PTI )
Updated on Sep 18, 2022 10:49 PM IST
By, Mohali

'Kya khichdi pakk rahi hai wo pata hai': Rohit confirms IND's openers for T20WC

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.

KL Rahul and Virat Kohli
Updated on Sep 18, 2022 03:12 PM IST
By, Mohali

Pat Cummins' stunning revelation about Kohli in Asia Cup ahead of IND vs AUS

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.

Pat Cummins; Virat Kohli
Published on Sep 18, 2022 11:51 AM IST
By, Mohali

Umesh Yadav lands in Chandigarh after SOS call, likely to play 1st T20I vs Aus

Umesh Yadav was drafted into the Indian T20I side in dramatic fashion after Mohammed Shami was ruled out of the three-match T20I series against Australia due to Covid-19.

India's Umesh Yadav, right, attends a training session at Edgbaston (AP)
Updated on Sep 18, 2022 09:11 AM IST
By, Mohali

‘Get Kohli, Rohit out, half of India is finished. They’ll score 70 less in T20s'

Ahead of Legends League Cricket, Asghar Afghan, in an exclusive interview with Hindustan Times, expressed his views on LLC, Afghanistan's performance in the Asia Cup, their issues in domestic cricket, the greatness of Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma and much more.

interview India's Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma(ANI)
Updated on Sep 16, 2022 11:16 AM IST

Zimbabwe player quit university, battled finanical crisis to make a mark

The dream to play against an MS Dhoni-led Indian outfit remained unfulfilled for Ryan Burl but the left-handed attacking middle-order batter, who also bowls handy leg-spin, will be one of Zimbabwe's main hopes in their upcoming three-match ODI series against India starting Thursday at his home ground in Harare.

Zimbabwe batsman Ryan Burl plays a shot(AFP)
Published on Aug 17, 2022 01:50 PM IST

‘Have some faith in Dravid, Rohit’: Ex-India cricketer slams Karthik's critics

Former India cricketer Maninder Singh feels one needs to back the thought process India head coach Rahul Dravid, captain Rohit Sharma and the selectors have for Dinesh Karthik.

India's Dinesh Karthik(Action Images via Reuters)
Published on Aug 13, 2022 01:25 PM IST

'Ben Stokes wouldn't mind if Virat Kohli leads India in Rohit's absence'

Graeme Swann said current England captain Ben Stokes wouldn't mind if Kohli leads India in Birmingham as it would provide him the ideal scenario to compare his leadership with that of Joe Root who was the skipper of England when India toured here last year.

Will Virat Kohli be Ben Stokes' counterpart for the Edgbaston Test? (Getty)
Updated on Jun 28, 2022 07:41 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Shreyas Iyer backs off against pacers, to go forward

The India batter is seen as weaker facing the short ball, but coaches point out his numbers as well as the work he has done to iron out issue

Shreyas Iyer during the 2nd T20I match between India and South Africa at Barabati Stadium in Cuttack on Sunday. (ANI)
Published on Jun 12, 2022 08:35 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Can't ask them to drop Rohit Sharma or KL Rahul and prefer me as opener: Ishan

Ishan Kishan slammed a brilliant 76 off 48 balls in the first T20I against South Africa but the visitors secured a seven-wicket win in Delhi.

Ishan Kishan(PTI)
Published on Jun 10, 2022 07:07 AM IST

Deepak Hooda can be India's surprise for SA's Rabada, Nortje. Here's why

Deepak Hooda was being prepped for the bouncer barrage he might receive against Kagiso Rabada, Marco Jansen, and Anrich Nortje in the T20I series against South Africa on June 9.

India's Deepak Hooda(PTI)
Published on Jun 09, 2022 10:10 AM IST

'Haven't digested it, came to know an hour ago': Pant after being named captain

It was after arriving at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi for India's practice session on Wednesday that Rishabh Pant first come to know that he would get to lead India for the first time and that too on his home ground.

Rishabh Pant will be leading India for the first time on Friday. (BCCI)
Published on Jun 08, 2022 07:40 PM IST
By, New Delhi
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