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

'Pujara can think of playing a few more shots': WV Raman ahead of WTC final

Former India batsman WV Raman shared his thoughts on English conditions, the Indian batting unit, the subtle change in approach that might help Cheteshwar Pujara and much more.

WV Raman feels Cheteshwar Pujara can do by playing freely to excel in England. (Getty Images)
Updated on Jun 12, 2021 09:20 AM IST
ByAritra Mukherjee, New Delhi

'Kohli, Shastri must tell Ashwin, Jadeja they can get wickets in WTC final'

In his only Test in 2014, Jadeja picked up 5 wickets while Ashwin in his lone attempt here in 2018, could manage only 3. But in both of those Tests, the opposition finger spinner Moeen Ali, picked up a total of 17 wickets, scripting India’s downfall not once but twice.

Ravindra Jadeja and R Ashwin.(File)
Updated on Jun 06, 2021 08:08 AM IST
ByAritra Mukherjee

Hesson names 3 uncapped Indians who can help RCB win IPL 2021

Royal Challengers Bangalore's (RCB) director of cricket operations Mike Hesson named three uncapped Indian cricketers - Rajat Patidar, Suyash Prabhudesai and Mohammed Azharuddeen - who he believes can perform really well in IPL 2021.

Rajat Patidar, Suyash Prabhudesai and Mohammed Azharuddeen will play their maiden IPL for RCB this year
Updated on Apr 01, 2021 09:36 AM IST
ByAritra Mukherjee

Exclusive Interview: Saha opens up on battle with Pant for keeper's slot

When the India wicket-keeper finally manage to spare some time for a chat – albeit with the permission from his daughter and wife, it didn’t take him much time to don the imaginary keeping gloves and gather the bouncer-like questions with utmost ease during.

interview India's substitute wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha reaches for the ball during play on day three of the third cricket test between India and Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney, Australia.(AP)
Updated on Jan 25, 2021 09:56 AM IST
ByAritra Mukherjee

England team to arrive in India in 2 batches, will be under strict quarantine

India vs England: This also means that vice-captain Ben Stokes, who is not in Sri Lanka, is set to return to the side for the India series.

File image of England cricket team.(ECB/Getty Images)
Updated on Jan 20, 2021 11:52 AM IST
ByAritra Mukherjee

A fast bowler won’t rectify Kuldeep and Chahal’s problems, India need a spin bowling coach: Maninder Singh - Exclusive

The famous Kul-Cha combo was reduced to making guest appearances from lead roles. The last time these two featured together was in a 2019 World Cup game against England.

File image of Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal.(File)
Updated on Dec 01, 2020 10:06 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByAritra Mukherjee

‘Up there as our best T20 batsman’: Former players pick India’s keeper for limited-overs cricket | Exclusive

India vs Australia: KL Rahul has returned to Australia – his third trip in his short six-year-old international career – looking a lot assured, way matured and with a better understanding of his game.

File image of KL Rahul, Rishabh Pant and Sanju Samson.(File)
Updated on Nov 23, 2020 07:45 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByAritra Mukherjee

Bumrah, Shami good but we too have Starc, Hazlewood and Cummins: Australia keeper Alex Carey

Carey understands ‘how good’ Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami can be but he also wants India to understand the quality of Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins and Josh Hazlewood.

Mohammed Shami and Jasprit Bumrah of India chat during day four of the Third Test match in the series between Australia and India at Melbourne Cricket Ground on December 29, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia.(Getty Images)
Updated on Nov 20, 2020 09:36 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Delhi | ByAritra Mukherjee

India vs Australia - ‘No doubt, he’s got the potential to lead India’: Australia keeper Alex Carey heaps praise on ‘future captain’ Shreyas Iyer

Ind vs Aus: Ahead of the six-match limited-overs series between India and Australia, which will also mark the return of Team India in international cricket after a gap of more than 7 months due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Australia wicket-keeper batsman Alex Carey said he had ‘no doubt’ in his mind that in Iyer, India have found a future leader.

Indian captain Virat Kohli and Shreyas Iyer after winning the 2nd T20 match against South Africa in Mohali.(PTI)
Updated on Nov 17, 2020 12:26 PM IST
New Delhi, Hindustan Times | ByAritra Mukherjee

Australia will start as favourites because of Steve Smith and David Warner: Rohan Gavaskar

The upcoming six-match limited-overs series followed by the four Tests have been painted more like Virat Kohli vs Australia rather than being Australia’s payback series against Team India.

Australia's Steve Smith, left, and David Warner attend a training session.(AP)
Updated on Nov 17, 2020 11:37 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Delhi | ByAritra Mukherjee

IPL 2020: ‘Got Man of the Match against Australia, New Zealand and West Indies’ - Mumbai Indians’ Krunal Pandya hopeful of an India comeback

IPL 2020: 0/23, 2/26, 0/22 are just a few examples of how those ‘impactful’ performances from Krunal in this IPL have helped MI remain in the top half of the points table.

Mumbai Indians player Krunal Pandya plays a shot during IPL 2020 cricket match against Sunrisers Hyderabad.(PTI)
Updated on Oct 18, 2020 07:31 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Delhi | ByAritra Mukherjee

IPL 2020: ‘I trusted Rohit Sharma blindly, did everything he told me and it worked’ - Mumbai Indians batsman Suryakumar Yadav

IPL 2020: A person who has followed a somewhat similar path to Suryakumar Yadav, at least in the rise to the top of the order is MI captain Rohit Sharma. Surya said the Mumbai Indians opener has played a pivotal role in shaping him as a top-order batsman. All Surya did was ‘blindly follow’ Rohit’s instructions.

IPL 2020: Mumbai Indians player Suryakumar Yadav has credited his captain Rohit Sharma for improving him as a top-order batsman.(PTI)
Updated on Oct 08, 2020 06:39 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByAritra Mukherjee

Hope I get more overs: Nitish Rana hopes to turn into an off-spinning all-rounder for KKR in IPL 2020

IPL 2020: It shouldn’t be a surprise if Nitish Rana pulls out some trickeries from his hat during this edition and gives a hard time to batsmen on the surfaces of the UAE that are known to assist spinners

Nitish Rana celebrates a wicket with his KKR captain Dinesh Karthik(Getty Images)
Updated on Sep 18, 2020 08:52 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByAritra Mukherjee

IPL 2020: ‘Finishing doesn’t just fall on Hardik’: Jayawardena explains Pandya’s ‘different role’ in Mumbai Indians

Unlike in Indian colours, where he has to play the role of a designated fifth bowler and at times the third seamer and also bear the bulk of the load of finishing matches with the bat, Hardik Pandya has a much different or in other words a simpler role for MI.

Mumbai Indians (MI) player Hardik Pandya(Kunal Patil/HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 17, 2020 09:21 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByAritra Mukherjee

‘Have kept all options open’: Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma talks about his batting position in IPL 2020

IPL 2020: Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma hinted that he will be starting as an opener when IPL 2020 kickstarts with the defending champions taking on CSK in the tournament opener on September 19.

Rohit Sharms has achieved a lot of success opening the batting for Mumbai Indians.(Getty Images)
Updated on Sep 17, 2020 04:50 PM IST
New Delhi | ByAritra Mukherjee

Jos Buttler a quality player but wrong to label him as England’s best ever in limited-overs: Rohan Gavaskar - EXCLUSIVE

England vs Australia: Rohan Gavaskar agreed that Buttler is an exceptionally talented cricketer but at the same breath, he refused to get into comparisons and term him England’s best.

England's Jos Buttler left, hits a shot.(AP)
Updated on Sep 16, 2020 09:47 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByAritra Mukherjee

IPL 2020: Leading the side comes naturally - Parthiv Patel aims to assist Virat Kohli to end RCB’s trophy drought | Exclusive

IPL 2020: In an exclusive interview with Hindustan Times, ‘natural leader’ Parthiv Patel says the young cricketers of Royal Challengers Bangalore are comfortable around him. The wicket-keeper batsman also talks about playing in front of empty stands and RCB’s quest for the maiden title.

Parthiv Patel during a training session ahead of IPL 2020(RCB/tiwtter)
Updated on Sep 09, 2020 10:36 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByAritra Mukherjee

‘There’s a bit of concern’: Josh Hazlewood about joining CSK squad for IPL 2020 after Covid-19 cases

IPL 2020: The right-arm seamer who is set to play his first season in the IPL said he will consult Cricket Australia before leaving for the UAE.

File photo of Josh Hazlewood of Australia.(Getty Images)
Updated on Sep 01, 2020 08:39 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByAritra Mukherjee

Leg Cricket: India’s gift to world, where cricket marries football

Conceptualised in 2010 by Joginder Prasad Verma, Leg Cricket is a sport of India, by India but not necessarily only for India. The Indian Leg Cricket Association (ILCA) which was founded a year after the sport’s inception, currently 34 has registered state and UT associations in the country.

India Leg Cricket team players(Special arrangements)
Updated on Aug 29, 2020 01:27 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByAritra Mukherjee

The MS Dhoni you know, the MS Dhoni we all know, the MS Dhoni perhaps no one knows

MS Dhoni retires: Dhoni was that boy-next-door whom everyone adored, loved to see in the neighbourhood but had very little idea of the complex and yet simple mechanisms of the man.

File image of MS Dhoni.(Getty Images)
Updated on Aug 17, 2020 02:20 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByAritra Mukherjee

‘Kapil Dev, MS Dhoni on same page as leaders but Ganguly the best’: Former India spinner Maninder Singh

Maninder who has represented India in 35 Tests and 49 ODIs between 1982 and 1993 taking 88 and 66 wickets respectively, believes it is very important for a captain to instil belief in his team and also back his players.

Kapil Dev and MS Dhoni.(PTI)
Updated on Aug 08, 2020 01:48 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Delhi | ByAritra Mukherjee

‘The shot in the arm team needed’: When Sachin, Ganguly, Dravid uttered the same words to lift morale of Team India in NatWest final

India have snatched victories from the jaws of defeat many times but there was something about that final at Lord’s that it has somehow managed to surpass them all and maintain a special place among Indian fans. When Sachin, Ganguly, Dravid spoke together to lift morale of Team India

Updated on Jul 26, 2020 07:28 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Delhi | ByAritra Mukherjee

Are West Indies missing a trick with Jason Holder the all-rounder?

There are not many like Stokes in world cricket at the moment. Not many is the keyword here, it doesn’t mean there aren’t any. Stokes had to wait till July 21, 2020, to dethrone Jason Holder from the No.1 Test all-rounder’s spot. Holder had been sitting with that tag for 18 months.

West Indies' Jason Holder.(REUTERS)
Updated on Jul 24, 2020 11:34 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Delhi | ByAritra Mukherjee

‘Gavaskar told Kapil, don’t worry I’ll score when time comes’: Maninder Singh recalls ’86 England tour | Exclusive

Maninder Singh, who played 26 Test matches and 35 ODIs with Sunil Gavaskar between 1982 and 1987, referred to the great man as the ‘God of concentration’.

File image of Sunil Gavaskar.(Getty Images)
Updated on Jul 22, 2020 09:58 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByAritra Mukherjee

EXCLUSIVE | Sachin volunteered to bat at No.4 so that Sehwag can open in ODIs: Former India keeper Ajay Ratra

Sourav Ganguly was kind of forced to come up with an out of the box idea of opening with Virender Sehwag in 2001. Sachin Tendulkar was out with an injury and India’s back was against the wall after losing the first couple of matches of the tri-series to Sri Lanka and New Zealand.

Between 2001 and 2007, Sachin Tendulkar batted at No.4 19 times to allow Virender Sehwag to open the innings.(Getty Images)
Updated on Jul 16, 2020 09:26 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Delhi | ByAritra Mukherjee

Dravid said lean forward & be ready for a catch: Suresh Raina reveals master plan to dismiss Pakistan’s Kamran Akmal

Suresh Raina, who has played a lot of cricket under Rahul Dravid in the early part of his career, recalled an India vs Pakistan ODI in 2006 to explain the greatness of Dravid’s leadership and game reading skills that helped India get the wicket of Kamran Akmal.

Indian cricket captain Rahul Dravid (L) is joined by Suresh Raina as they congratulate wicketkeeper Mahendra Dhoni(AFP via Getty Images)
Updated on Jun 27, 2020 12:57 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | | Edited by Aritra Mukherjee

Harbhajan Singh names ‘greatest ever cricketer to have played for India’

Terming former India captain Anil Kumble the greatest ever to have ever played for India, Harbhajan Singh said the legendary leg-spinner showed the world you can dismiss batsmen regardless of you can spin the ball or not.

Harbhajan Singh(Twitter)
Updated on Jun 21, 2020 10:45 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | | Edited by Aritra Mukherjee

Mashrafe Mortaza tests positive for Covid-19

Mortaza has been an iconic figure in Bangladesh cricket and has led the the limited overs team for some time. He has represented Bangladesh in 36 Tests, 220 ODIs and 54 T20Is.

Former Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Mortaza.(AFP)
Updated on Jun 20, 2020 04:36 PM IST
Hindustan Time | ByAritra Mukherjee

Sourav Ganguly’s kin test positive for Covid-19

Wife of Snehasish Ganguly, the elder brother of BCCI president Sourav Ganguly, tested positive for Covid-19, a senior official said. Snehashish’s mother-in-law and father-in-law also tested positive for the disease last week, he said.

Mumbai: Former cricketer Sourav Ganguly(PTI)
Updated on Jun 20, 2020 02:17 PM IST
Kolkata | ByPress Trust of India | posted by Aritra Mukherjee

Dhoni is Mr. Cool but Gambhir would take a bullet for his players: Captaincy styles of MSD and Gautam explained by Joy Bhattacharya

Explaining the difference of captaincy styles of Dhoni and Gambhir, former Kolkata Knight Riders Team Director Joy Bhattacharya, who had worked very closely with Gambhir when KKR won two IPL titles in 2012 and 2014, said they have different ways to bring success for their respective teams.

Chennai Super Kings (CSK) skipper MS Dhoni and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) captain Gautam Gambhir during the IPL 2015 match.(PTI)
Updated on Jun 20, 2020 11:46 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | | Edited by Aritra Mukherjee
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