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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?

Articles by Karan Prashant Saxena

Father’s Day 2020: How long jumper Sreeshankar Murali’s father shaped his career

On a hot September morning in Bhubaneswar, Sreeshankar’s father Murali had told his son to make some technical adjustments that helped him break the national record.

Sreeshankar Murali with his father(Special arrangement)
Updated on Jun 21, 2020 09:06 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByKaran Prashant Saxena

‘Dada, nothing will happen at no. 5’: Former India coach’s advice that turned Sourav Ganguly’s career

India went on to make it to the final in the 2003 World Cup under Ganguly, though a heavy defeat to Australia in the summit clash shattered the World Cup dreams for the left-hander.

File image of Sourav Ganguly.(Getty Images)
Updated on Jun 20, 2020 09:36 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Karan Prashant Saxena

‘Complex challenge’: Mallorca CEO responds after pitch invader clicks selfie with Lionel Messi

During a group conference call with reporters, RCD Mallorca CEO Alfonso Diaz replied to a query posed by Hindustan Times on what security measures can be added to the stadium to avoid such instances.

Fan invaded the pitch during Barcelona’s match with RCD Mallorca.(Reuters)
Updated on Jun 18, 2020 12:45 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByKaran Prashant Saxena

‘Do we wish somebody ill health’: Aakash Chopra reacts to trolls questioning him for wishing Shahid Afridi a speedy recovery

Aakash Chopra’s tweet saw him getting trolled on social media, and in a video uploaded on his Youtube page, the cricketer-turned-commentator explained why he wished good health to former Pakistan captain, Shahid Afridi.

File image of Aakash Chopra and Shahid Afridi.(HT Collage)
Updated on Jun 17, 2020 01:24 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Karan Prashant Saxena

Premier League returns: When and where to watch football matches Live in India?

Here is everything you need to know about the resumption of Premier League football season.

Premier League returns: When and where to watch football matches Live in India(Reuters)
Updated on Jun 17, 2020 12:52 PM IST
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‘Arjun says he will bounce and knock my head off’: Danielle Wyatt on friendship with the Tendulkars

Apart from Virat Kohli and Yuzvendra Chahal, Wyatt also has a long-standing friendship with the biggest name in Indian cricket - Sachin Tendulkar and his family.

Sachin Tendulkar with son Arjun Tendulkar and Danielle Wyatt.(HT Collage/Twitter/Instagram)
Updated on Jun 17, 2020 10:42 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Karan Prashant Saxena

Kohli is aggressive, expressive, Dhoni was hard to read: Former India cricketer on difference in captaincy styles

Former India cricketer Laxman Sivaramakrishnan believes that the captaincy styles of the two players developed two different kinds of team, and both teams managed to find success in their own way.

Laxman Sivaramakrishnan explains difference in captaincy styles of Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni.(PTI)
Updated on Jun 17, 2020 08:52 AM IST
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Gavaskar’s email, laugh with Kumble, Shastri’s ice-breaker: ‘Bizarre’ events before Kirsten’s appointment as India coach

Speaking on the ‘Cricket Collective’ podcast, the former Proteas batsman recalled that the process started when he received an email from Gavaskar, who was part of the coach selection panel at the time.

File image of Gary Kirsten celebrating India ODI World Cup win.(File)
Updated on Jun 15, 2020 03:47 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Karan Prashant Saxena

‘Greg Chappell disrupted a solid team, don’t know what was his motive’: Harbhajan Singh recalls ‘lowest point’ of his career

At the time, former Australia cricketer Greg Chappell was leading the Indian team as the head coach, and Harbhajan believes that the atmosphere of the team under Chappell was not right and the players did not trust each other.

File image of Greg Chappell and Harbhajan Singh.(Getty Images)
Updated on Jun 15, 2020 12:29 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Karan Prashant Saxena

‘Saw Tendulkar, Dhoni, Sehwag, Kohli, wanted to shake their hands’: Former England opener recalls Test debut against India

Speaking on the The Edges & Sledges Cricket Podcast, Compton recalled the time when he was in awe of the big stalwarts of Indian cricket when he came out to bat for the first time.

Team India walks back after the days play on day fifth of the 4th Test Match between India and England.(BCCI)
Updated on Jun 14, 2020 04:46 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Karan Prashant Saxena

‘Asked Kapil, Arshad, Maninder, Chetan to bowl at him’: When 15-year-old Sachin Tendulkar left Dilip Vengsarkar impressed

Former India captain Dilip Vengsarkar recalls his first meeting with a 15-year-old Tendulkar during a Test match in Mumbai in New Zealand back in November 1988.

File image of Sachin Tendulkar.(Getty Images)
Updated on Jun 13, 2020 09:13 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Karan Prashant Saxena

‘Will be bigger and stiffer this time’: Rahul Dravid sends Steve Smith-David Warner warning to Virat Kohli & Co.

This time when India will visit Australia, both Smith and Warner are expected to be in the team and India batting legend Rahul Dravid believes it could become a stiffer challenge for Kohli & co.

File image of Virat Kohli and David Warner Steve Smith.(Reuters/HT Collage)
Updated on Jun 12, 2020 04:15 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Karan Prashant Saxena

Today in Cricket History: Sunil Gavaskar, Bishan Singh Bedi star as India register their first-ever ODI win at 1975 World Cup

Today in Cricket History: India defeated East Africa in the Cricket World Cup 1975 match. It was first ODI victory for Indian Cricket Team. Sunil Gavaskar and Bishan Singh Bedi were the stars of the win.

File image of Sunil Gavaskar.(Getty Images)
Updated on Jun 11, 2020 11:02 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Karan Prashant Saxena

‘Haven’t seen him get angry’: Dinesh Karthik recalls 2004 India A tour when he first played with MS Dhoni

Speaking in an episode of Star Sports’ Cricket Connected chat show, the wicketkeeper said that Dhoni has remained the same since the first time he had met him.

File image of MS Dhoni and Dinesh Karthik.(AFP)
Updated on Jun 09, 2020 06:30 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Karan Prashant Saxena

Use of wax, 2nd new ball after 50 overs: Brett Lee, Sachin Tendulkar’s suggestions for Tests in post-Covid era

India legend Sachin Tendulkar and Australia bowling legend Brett Lee had a discussion on the measures taken by the global cricket governing body and discussed how can cricket be kept more balanced and not let it tilt too much in the favour of batsmen.

File image of Brett Lee and Sachin Tendulkar.(PTI/HT Collage)
Updated on Jun 09, 2020 02:43 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Karan Prashant Saxena

When young cricketers start off, their heroes are Virat Kohli, Kane Williamson, Steve Smith: Rahul Dravid

Since his retirement from the sport, Dravid has worked alongside India ‘A’ team and India U-19 team as well. Under his coaching, India won the ICC U-19 World Cup in 2018.

File image of Rahul Dravid and Virat Kohli.(BCCI)
Updated on Jun 09, 2020 01:34 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Karan Prashant Saxena

Floyd Mayweather wants Conor McGregor to come out of retirement: ‘Waiting to punish you again’

If Mayweather would have his way, the rematch could take place anytime soon. Only if former UFC welterweight champion McGregor decides to come out of retirement, again.

Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor.(Reuters)
Updated on Jun 08, 2020 07:23 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Karan Prashant Saxena

Brad Haddin asked ‘does your mother know where you are?’: Trent Boult recalls hilarious story from debut Australia tour

The left-arm pacer, who was part of New Zealand’s U-19 team that lost to Virat Kohli’s India U-19 team in the 2008 U-19 World Cup semifinal team, made his Test debut at Hobart against Australia in 2011, when he was 22 years old.

File image of Trent Boult.(File)
Updated on Jun 08, 2020 05:01 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Karan Prashant Saxena

‘Can be a lot to take on’: Wayne Rooney on difficulties of being a captain

“When players aren’t happy, they often go to the captain and you end up being the one to present complaints. That can lead to difficult conversations,” Rooney was quoted as saying by The Times.

File image of former England captain Wayne Rooney.(File)
Updated on Jun 08, 2020 03:50 PM IST
London | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Karan Prashant Saxena

‘I remember when we hit sixes all over the park and chased down 200-plus’: Sanju Samson on friendship with Rishabh Pant

“Whenever people talk to me about my competition with Pant, I like to think about me and him playing together. Not just play, we also have a lot of fun together,” says Sanju Samson.

File image of Sanju Samson and Rishabh Pant.(IPL)
Updated on Jun 08, 2020 03:17 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Karan Prashant Saxena

‘Not aware of such things’: Irfan Pathan, Parthiv Patel open up on Darren Sammy’s racism allegations in IPL

The allegations of racism have not been backed by Darren Sammy’s former teammates at IPL franchise Sunrisers Hyderabad Irfan Pathan, Parthiv Patel and Venugopal Rao, who all said that they are unaware about any such instances.

File image of Darren Sammy and Irfan Pathan.(IPL)
Updated on Jun 08, 2020 05:06 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Karan Prashant Saxena

‘I won’t be worried’: Michael Holding on how he would bowl to modern-day greats like Rohit Sharma, AB de Villiers

Speaking in an interview on Youtube channel Sportscreen, Holding was questioned on how would he bowl to such modern-day batsmen who have unique shots in their arsenal.

File image of Rohit Sharma and AB de Villiers.(File image)
Updated on Jun 08, 2020 01:33 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Karan Prashant Saxena

‘It was a hasty decision’: PSG midfielder Ander Herrera on Ligue 1 getting cancelled

Speaking in an interview to AS Spanish, Herrera revealed that the players were left shocked when the announcement was made.

File image of Ander Herrera.(Twitter/PSG)
Updated on Jun 07, 2020 07:22 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Karan Prashant Saxena

‘An inspiration to many’: VVS Laxman pays tribute to 2011-World Cup hero Yuvraj Singh

Yuvraj Singh is regarded one of the heroes of India’s 2011 World Cup-winning team. He scored 362 runs and took 15 wickets in 9 games and was named Player of the Tournament.

File image of Yuvraj Singh.(Getty Images)
Updated on Jun 07, 2020 05:52 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Karan Prashant Saxena

‘No player should face it’: Manchester United striker Odion Ighalo says he would walk off if he suffers racist abuse again

“If it happens to me I would report it to the referee and see what they do, but if they don’t take action about it then I’m going to walk off because it should not be done to any player or anyone in the world,” Ighalo told Sky Sports News.

File image of Odion Ighalo.(AFP)
Updated on Jun 07, 2020 02:39 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Karan Prashant Saxena

‘I was terrified’: When a young Umesh Yadav had to face Rahul Dravid, VVS Laxman in a domestic match

Asked to face off off against the legends of the game Dravid and Laxman for the first time in a domestic match, Umesh Yadav, in a recent interview, revealed he was nervous. 

File image of Umesh Yadav and Rahul Dravid and VVS Laxman together.(HT Collage)
Updated on Jun 07, 2020 03:43 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Karan Prashant Saxena

‘Was great to meet him at young age’: Kane Williamson on friendship with Virat Kohli

Speaking in a recent episode of Star Sports’ Cricket Connected show, Kane Williamson said that he is fortunate to have played cricket alongside Virat Kohli.

File image of Virat Kohli and Kane Williamson.(File)
Updated on Jun 07, 2020 04:21 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Karan Prashant Saxena

‘Virat Kohli will be best ODI player of all-time by the time he finishes his career’: Australia captain Aaron Finch

In a recent interview Australia limited-overs captain Aaron Finch was asked to weigh in on who is the better batsman between Steve Smith and Virat Kohli.

India captain Virat Kohli with Australia skipper Aaron Finch.(AP)
Updated on Jun 07, 2020 12:35 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Karan Prashant Saxena

In crunched La Liga schedule, youngsters like Ansu Fati could make a difference: Jofre Mateu

Currently living at home in Barcelona, Jofre is eager for the La Liga to restart and wants his home club to win the title. “My money will always be on Barcelona. Not only because I am a Barcelona fan and supporter. I feel they have a very short advantage which can be useful.”

Messi celebrates with Ansu Fati(Reuters)
Updated on Jun 06, 2020 10:26 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByKaran Prashant Saxena

Messi will be ready to play against Mallorca despite thigh injury: FC Barcelona

Messi was reportedly working separately in the gym on both Wednedsday and Friday, and on Thursday, all the team members were given an off.

File image of Lionel Messi.(AP)
Updated on Jun 05, 2020 04:26 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Karan Prashant Saxena
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