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Karan Prashant Saxena

Karan Prashant Saxena is a reporter/writer/editor, who specialises in sports. His primary areas of interest include football, Olympics sports, and pro-wrestling. When not working, Karan spends his time reading, travelling, and pondering on the question - What If?

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Rupinder gives reasons behind retirement, reveals plans for future - Exclusive

In an exclusive interaction with Hindustan Times, Rupinder Pal Singh delved deeper into his decision to retire, and also revealed his future plans.

India's Rupinder Pal Singh reacts.(AP)
Updated on Oct 25, 2021 12:09 PM IST

‘Excited to show representation': Belair on historic match at WWE Crown Jewel

Former WWE SmackDown Women's Champion Bianca Belair speaks to Hindustan Times in an exclusive interview on her upcoming historic match at the WWE Crown Jewel event in Saudi Arabia.

Former WWE SmackDown Women's Champion Bianca Belair.(WWE)
Updated on Oct 08, 2021 08:20 PM IST
ByKaran Prashant Saxena

'Want youngsters to be inspired and win more medals: Ravi Kumar Dahiya

Tokyo Olympics silver medal-winning wrestler Ravi Kumar Dahiya spoke to Hindustan Times on life after winning the silver medal at the Tokyo Games and his plans for the future.

Tokyo Olympics silver medallist wrestler Ravi Dahiya. (PTI)(HT_PRINT)
Updated on Oct 08, 2021 03:06 PM IST
ByKaran Prashant Saxena

AEW's latest Indian signing Satnam Singh wishes to wrestle Paul Wight

The 7ft 2 in giant has little wrestling experience, but he will have the chance to train alongside veterans like QT Marshall, Dustin Rhodes, and Cody Rhodes at the Nightmare Factory.

AEW's Satnam Singh.(Twitter/AEW)
Published on Oct 04, 2021 10:39 AM IST
ByKaran Prashant Saxena

'See last few months as education': Udanta on return to squad for SAFF C'ship

Udanta has struggled with his form for the past several months, even while playing for Bengaluru FC in the Indian Super League last season. But the Indian forward believes he has to fight for his spot in the team, and added that he sees the past few months as a learning experience for himself.

Udanta Singh in training.(AIFF)
Published on Oct 03, 2021 12:54 PM IST
ByKaran Prashant Saxena

I-League CEO speaks on how tournament qualifiers will help new teams

I-League CEO Sunando Dhar caught up with Hindustan Times and spoke on what to expect in the qualifiers this year. He also went on to address how the tournament may help in the rise of local clubs from several remote parts of the country.

I League Football Tournament trophy(@ILeagueOfficial)
Published on Oct 01, 2021 08:47 AM IST
ByKaran Prashant Saxena

Savita, Vandana reflect on life after India's historic performance in Tokyo

India women's hockey team led by captain Rani Rampal and coach Sjoerd Marijne scripted history by reaching the semifinals at the Tokyo Olympics.

Savita and Vandana Katariya collage.(AP)
Updated on Sep 23, 2021 03:41 PM IST
ByKaran Prashant Saxena

With Messi, Griezmann gone, Depay ready for 'difficult' challenge at Barcelona

The 2021 football summer transfer window saw Lionel Messi moving to PSG on a permanent transfer, while Antoine Griezmann returning to Atletico Madrid on loan. 

FC Barcelona forward Memphis Depay.(FC Barcelona)
Published on Sep 18, 2021 08:49 AM IST
ByKaran Prashant Saxena

'Transfer windows means nothing': John Barnes assesses Liverpool's squad

In an exclusive interaction with Hindustan Times, Liverpool legend John Barnes spoke on the lack of activity in Liverpool's transfer window and said that there is a depth in the squad at the club this season, which they did not have before.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp gives instructions to his players.(Action Images via Reuters)
Updated on Sep 02, 2021 02:56 PM IST
ByKaran Prashant Saxena

Big E 'excited' for Reigns vs Cena at SummerSlam, but will he use MITB contract?

In a reply to a question asked by Hindustan Times during a media call, Big E said that he is 'really excited' to see Reigns vs Cena at WWE SummerSlam, but hinted he may seize his opportunity to cash in the contract.

Big E is currently Mr. Money in the Bank.(WWE)
Published on Aug 21, 2021 10:01 AM IST
ByKaran Prashant Saxena

'I want them to react': Charlotte on crowd reactions ahead of WWE SummerSlam

The 10-time Women's Champion, Charlotte, daughter of the legendary Ric Flair, has been the leader in the women's locker room ever since she arrived on the main roster in 2015 from NXT.

Charlotte is one of the polarising figures in WWE.
Published on Aug 20, 2021 07:33 AM IST
ByKaran Prashant Saxena

Will Bobby Lashley make Goldberg tap out at Summerslam? WWE Champion replies

Since his WCW days, it has not been easy to beat Goldberg in the ring - and to even consider that you can make him tap out in the squared circle is a question no one dares to ask. Unless, of course you are 'The Almighty' Bobby Lashley.

WWE Champion Bobby Lashley will face Goldberg at SummerSlam.(WWE)
Published on Aug 19, 2021 08:18 AM IST
ByKaran Prashant Saxena

DFL Super Cup: Rose expecting close duel, Nagelsmann wary of rival's threats

While Borussia Dortmund coach Marco Rose expects an even contest between the two teams, Bayern Munich boss Julian Nagelsmann has warned his team to be wary of the counter-attacks.

DFL Super Cup: Borussia Dortmund coach Marco Rose (right) is expecting close duel, while Bayern Munich coach Julian Nagelsmann (left) is wary of rival's counter-attacking play.(HT COLLAGE)
Updated on Aug 17, 2021 12:32 PM IST
ByKaran Prashant Saxena

'Sad day for football fans': Bayern coach on Gerd Mueller's legacy

On being asked to reflect upon the legacy Mueller has left behind, Nagelsmann said that he was an important figure in the development of Bayern Munich as one of the best clubs in the world.

German soccer legend Gerd Mueller.(REUTERS)
Updated on Aug 16, 2021 05:15 PM IST
ByKaran Prashant Saxena

Dortmund wonderkid Gio Reyna speaks on importance of chemistry in dressing room

During a media call on DFL Supercup Virtual Visit Day 1, Dortmund midfielder Giovanni Reyna opened up on the camaraderie between the players and the staff in the dressing room and explained how it will help the team throughout the season.

Giovanni Reyna with Erling Haaland.(Getty/Borussia Dortmund)
Published on Aug 16, 2021 11:48 AM IST
ByKaran Prashant Saxena

Dortmund legend Sebastian Kehl outlines how club plans to challenge Bayern

But the mood appears to be shifting in Germany in the 2021/22 season and Borussia Dortmund are unveiling a new dynamic style of football under a new manager, raising hopes for a possible power shift.

Sebastian Kehl is set to take over from Michael Zorc as Borussia Dortmund Sporting Director from the 2022/23 season.(Borussia Dortmund)
Updated on Aug 15, 2021 05:35 PM IST
ByKaran Prashant Saxena

'Showed them a movie about self-belief': Marijne lauds women's hockey turnaround

In a recent interaction, outgoing coach Sjoerd Marijne revealed how the team made a turnaround to finish fourth at the Games and scripting history in Tokyo.

The Indian women's hockey team scripted a memorable comeback to make it to the semi-final of the Tokyo Olympics. (AP)
Updated on Aug 11, 2021 12:16 PM IST
ByKaran Prashant Saxena, New Delhi

'No one wanted to lose': Harmanpreet on how India bounced back to win bronze

In an exclusive interaction, defender Harmanpreet Singh explained how the Indian defence kept up their morale to bounce back and win the bronze-medal match 5-3 against Germany.

Harmanpreet Singh celebrates scoring India's third goal against Germany. (Getty Images)
Published on Aug 11, 2021 08:04 AM IST
ByKaran Prashant Saxena, New Delhi

'Want to have a match with Karrion Kross': Former WWE Champion Jinder Mahal

Karrion Kross is on a tear for over the past few months, having defeated the likes of Finn Balor, Adam Cole, Kyle O' Reily, Pete Dunne, and Johnny Gargano to hold on to the NXT championship. Former WWE Champion Jinder Mahal wants to have a match with

Jinder Mahal is the first WWE champion of Indian descent.(WWE)
Updated on Aug 09, 2021 12:45 PM IST
ByKaran Prashant Saxena

India women's hockey team miss out on bronze, lose thriller against Britain

Tokyo 2020, India vs Great Britain: Sjoerd Marijne's team can take pride in the fact that they finished fourth in Tokyo Games, their best-ever finish in Olympic history.

India's Navneet Kaur, left, attacks against Britain's Shona McCallin during the women's field hockey bronze medal match at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Friday, Aug. 6, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. (AP Photo/John Locher)(AP)
Updated on Aug 06, 2021 09:03 AM IST
ByKaran Prashant Saxena

India win bronze medal in Tokyo, first Olympic medal in hockey since 1980

Tokyo Olympics, India vs Germany: India men's hockey team have won the bronze medal in Tokyo after defeating Germany 5-4.

india men's hockey team.(REUTERS)
Updated on Aug 05, 2021 10:10 AM IST
ByKaran Prashant Saxena

How shy, quiet Lovlina Borgohain prepared for an adversary she knew too well

To reach a point where the Assamese boxer can play without fear, Lovlina had a helping hand. In an exclusive telephonic conversation, Indian Elite Boxing Team Women Coach Sandhya Gurung, who has played a crucial role in Lovlina's career, gave a few insights into her journey.

Lovlina Borgohain overcame an opponent who's had her number in the past(Getty Images)
Updated on Jul 30, 2021 04:57 PM IST
ByKaran Prashant Saxena, New Delhi

'If plan A fails, switch to plan B': Former hockey captain MM Somaya | EXCLUSIVE

Former India captain MM Somaya, who led the team in the 1988 Seoul Olympics, and was part of the Indian squad that had won the gold in the 1980 Olympics in Moscow, spoke to Hindustan Times in an exclusive chat on the team's performance so far in Tokyo.

Team India celebrates after scoring a goal against New Zealand in Men's Pool A match. (Getty Images)
Published on Jul 29, 2021 05:59 PM IST
ByKaran Prashant Saxena, New Delhi

Heena addresses challenges in front of India's young contingent | EXCLUSIVE

With India's shooting campaign set to begin from Saturday, pistol shooter Heena Sidhu, who competed at the 2012 Olympics in London and the 2016 Rio Olympics, spoke to with Hindustan Times in an exclusive interview to give a glimpse of what it is like for athletes a day before competing at the Games.

India's Heena Sidhu(AFP)
Published on Jul 23, 2021 08:59 PM IST
ByKaran Prashant Saxena

'Have to trust coach': Ex-hockey captain on India's team selection at Tokyo 2020

Tokyo 2020: India are with a relatively inexperienced forward line with Shamsher Singh, Dilpreet Singh, Gurjant Singh being included, while Akashdeep Singh, SV Sunil, and Ramandeep Singh miss out.

Hockey India men’s team coach Graham Reid.(Hockey India)
Updated on Jul 23, 2021 12:04 PM IST
ByKaran Prashant Saxena

Euro 2020 final: David James on how Wembley crowd may affect Mancini's tactics

One of the big challenges for Roberto Mancini's Italy in the Euro 2020 final would be to play amid a 60,000 strong Wembley crowd in London against England, feels former goalkeeper David James.

Former England goal-keeper David James. (Getty Images)
Updated on Jul 11, 2021 10:52 PM IST
ByKaran Prashant Saxena, New Delhi

Euro 2020: Chhetri predicts a 'cagey final', explains why Italy may hold edge

India football team captain Sunil Chhetri believes the Euro 2020 final between England and Italy could be a 'cagey' affair as both the teams would be focusing on defending and scoring on counter-attacks.

India football captain Sunil Chhetri feels Italy may have a slight edge over England in the final of the Euro 2020. (Getty Images)
Updated on Jul 10, 2021 10:06 AM IST
ByKaran Prashant Saxena, New Delhi

Target is to fight for top in Bundesliga, and go far in Champions League: Reus

Ahead of the start of the 2021/22 season, Dortmund's star-forward Marco Reus stressed that the club wants to regain the top position in the Bundesliga and wishes to bridge the gap with Bayern Munich.

Marco Reus pointed out one major difference between Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich. (Getty Images)
Updated on Jul 08, 2021 11:26 AM IST
ByKaran Prashant Saxena, New Delhi

Lack of games not a worry for captain Manpreet and coach Reid ahead of Olympics

With India reeling with the disastrous Covid second wave, the remaining games for India men's hockey team against Spain, Germany, New Zealand were all canceled, thus leaving the team without any practice matches just before Tokyo 2020.

India hockey captain Manpreet Singh with the team.(Hockey India)
Updated on Jun 26, 2021 06:46 PM IST
ByKaran Prashant Saxena

'Prepared to play eight games': Marijne on India women's team fitness

With the recovery period associated with Covid, how are the Indian players' fitness levels at this point 30 days before Tokyo 2020? "We are good. Last week, we played four-five matches. The results were really good," said coach Sjoerd Marijne

File image of Indian women’s hockey coach Sjoerd Marijne.(Getty Images)
Published on Jun 24, 2021 04:49 PM IST
ByKaran Prashant Saxena
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