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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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Cristiano Ronaldo beats Lionel Messi to become football’s first billion-dollar man

According to a report in Forbes, the Portugal star forward Ronaldo has beaten Lionel Messi to become the first footballer to earn $1 billion during his playing career.

File image of Cristiano Ronaldo.(REUTERS)
Updated on Jun 05, 2020 12:48 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Karan Prashant Saxena

I asked Dhoni during 2008 Australia series: Irfan narrates how he wanted clarification from team management

In a recent interview, Irfan Pathan opened up on the time when he was unable to make it into the playing XI and said he was not completely backed by the team.

File image of Irfan Pathan and MS Dhoni in action.(AFP)
Updated on Jun 05, 2020 11:58 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Karan Prashant Saxena

Aaron Finch names India-Australia combined ODI XI team, Rohit Sharma misses out

Instead of Rohit Sharma as an opener, Aaron Finch went with India batting legend Virender Sehwag and Australia great Adam Gilchrist.

File image of Aaron Finch and Rohit Sharma.(HT Collage)
Updated on Jun 05, 2020 10:20 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Karan Prashant Saxena

‘That’s what successful captains do’: Robin Uthappa recalls playing under Gautam Gambhir at KKR

Uthappa, who was bought by Rajasthan Royals last year at the auctions in Decembr last year, further explained how Gambhir was able to find success with KKR.

File image of Gautam Gambhir and Robin Uthappa.(IPL)
Updated on Jun 04, 2020 03:26 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Karan Prashant Saxena

‘Get down, they’re shooting the bus’: Kumar Sangakkara recalls 2009 Lahore bus attack

The attack took place on Sri Lanka’s bus when they were on the way to the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore for Day 3 of the Test when their bus was attacked by 12 gunmen.

Former Sri Lankan captain Kumar Sangakkara.(AP)
Updated on Jun 05, 2020 12:01 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustan times.com | Edited by Karan Prashant Saxena

‘I would think how would I survive this day’: Robin Uthappa reveals battles with depression

“There were times where I wasn’t even thinking about cricket, it was probably the farthest thing in my mind. I was thinking about how I would survive this day and move on to the next, what’s happening to my life and in which direction am I heading,” Uthappa said.

File image of Robin Uthappa.(IPL)
Updated on Jun 04, 2020 11:59 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Karan Prashant Saxena

‘VVS Laxman didn’t know what to do against Mohammad Asif’: Shoaib Akhtar recalls 2006 Karachi Test

Pakistan pace legend Shoaib Akhtar recalls 2006 Karachi Test and explains why Mohammad Asif was able to trouble the India middle-order batsman VVS Laxman.

File image of VVS Laxman getting bowled out by Mohammad Asif.(Getty Images)
Updated on Jun 04, 2020 11:54 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Karan Prashant Saxena

‘You don’t upset bear, you don’t upset Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni’: Former Australia cricketer Dean Jones

Former Australia cricketer Dean Jones said that the Australian team did not say anything to Kohli because it would not be in their best interests.

File image of Virat Kohli and Tim Paine.(Reuters)
Updated on Jun 04, 2020 12:01 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delghi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Karan Prashant Saxena

Virat Kohli or Rohit Sharma - who is better white-ball cricketer? Former Australia cricketer makes his pick

With so many achievements in their careers, cricketing fans continue to debate who is the better cricketer among Rohit and Virat in limited-overs cricket. Former Australia cricketer Brad Hogg makes his pick.

File image of India captain Virat Kohli (L) and Rohit Sharma.(AFP)
Updated on Jun 04, 2020 02:48 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Karan Prashant Saxena

‘Makes our job easy on field’: Kuldeep Yadav reveals Virat Kohli’s ‘best quality’

Kuldeep has become one of Kohli’s most trusted player, and he is rarely left out for any series. Speaking in an interview to news agency IANS, Kuldeep revealed how Kohli as captain motivated him and helped his game.

File image of Virat Kohli and Kuldeep Yadav.(AP)
Updated on Jun 03, 2020 05:32 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Karan Prashant Saxena

‘There is no doubt’: Former Pakistan all-rounder accuses Team India of intentionally losing to England in World Cup

The World Cup 2019 match between India and England has come into scrutiny once again since excerpts from Ben Stokes’ latest book ‘On Fire’ on the match came into limelight last week.

File image of India and England players shaking hands after World Cup match.(Reuters)
Updated on Jun 03, 2020 07:46 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Karan Prashant Saxena

‘Wasn’t even a spell, it was one over’: Shoaib Akhtar, Herschelle Gibbs recall 2000 Sharjah ODI banter

The match was a unique encounter in the sense that Pakistan had bundled out the Proteas for 101 in 26.5 overs, but neither of the two openers were dismissed in the match.

File image of Herschelle Gibbs and Shoaib Akhtar.(HT Collage)
Updated on Jun 02, 2020 02:54 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Karan Prashant Saxena

Hope cricket restarts quickly and everyone can see how well prepared MS Dhoni is: Suresh Raina

Speaking in the latest episode of Star Sports’ Cricket Connected chat show, the left-handed batsman said: “The first few days he took it lightly and just focused on going to the gym but he was playing the shots beautifully and his fitness level was great and he was not getting tired.”

File image of MS Dhoni and Suresh Raina.(IPL)
Updated on Jun 02, 2020 12:39 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Karan Prashant Saxena

Mohammad Yousuf told my father ‘pray I don’t get dismissed by your son’: Irfan Pathan recalls 2006 Karachi Test hat-trick

Former India pacer Irfan Pathan recalled the hat-trick he picked up against Pakistan in the 2006 Karachi Test.

Irfan Pathan after picking up the hat-trick.(ICC/Twitter)
Updated on Jun 02, 2020 02:31 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Karan Prashant Saxena

‘Not the time to be silent’: Former West Indies captain Daren Sammy urges cricket fraternity to speak against racism

In a series of tweets, the Windies T20I World Cup-winning captain asked the boards to support the fight against racism which has been ignited in the wake of George Floyd’s killing in the United States.

File image of Daren Sammy.(Reuters)
Updated on Jun 02, 2020 12:43 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Karan Prashant Saxena

Sunrisers Hyderabad all-time XI: Warner, Rashid lead cohesive unit

The franchise also had a chance to play another final in 2018 but failed to win the title, losing to MS Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings. Here is our attempt at creating an all-time XI for Sunrisers Hyderabad.

File image of David Warner.(PTI)
Updated on Jun 02, 2020 10:29 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByKaran Prashant Saxena

‘Will still do my job as a professional’: Sandesh Jhingan on football behind closed doors

India star defender Sandesh Jhingan, who recently parted ways with Kerala Blasters after six years, said that he will continue to give his best on a football field even if there are no fans.

File image of Sandesh Jhingan.(AIFF)
Updated on Jun 01, 2020 02:46 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByKaran Prashant Saxena

La Liga to resume with Real Madrid playing at training center

The league on Sunday confirmed the dates and times of the first two rounds of matches to be played after the competition was stopped mid-March because of the pandemic.

File image of Real Madrid.(File)
Updated on Jun 01, 2020 09:36 AM IST
MADRID | ByAssociated Press | Posted by Karan Prashant Saxena

‘Who’s this boy’: KKR batsman recalls the time when he caught Sachin Tendulkar’s attention

In an interaction with Cricbuzz in their latest episode of Youtube show ‘Spicy Pitch’, Rana revealed that a friend informed him when he was bought by Mumbai at the auctions

Sachin Tendulkar and Nitish Rana.(IPL/HT Collage)
Updated on Jun 01, 2020 11:48 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Karan Prashant Saxena

Everything is self-taught: Jasprit Bumrah reveals secret behind his unconventional bowling action

Speaking in an interview to ICC podcast with former West Indies pacer Ian Bishop and former South African captain Shaun Pollock, Bumrah explained the reason behind his short-run up and his unique bowling action.

File image of Jasprit Bumrah.(Getty Images)
Updated on Jun 01, 2020 11:57 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Karan Prashant Saxena

Role of coaches crucial to keep players motivated without fans when season resumes: La Liga India Schools Technical director

La Liga India Schools Technical Director Javier Cabrera believes that the coaches will have a tricky task ahead of them to keep the players psychologically motivated with no fans present at the stadiums as per social distancing guidelines.

File image of La Liga.(REUTERS)
Updated on May 30, 2020 03:36 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByKaran Prashant Saxena

‘Rahul Dravid asked ‘why aren’t you bowling’?’: Ishant Sharma recalls hilarious story from his debut ODI series in Ireland

Speaking in a BCCI video with Mayank Agarwal, Ishant recalled a hilarious encounter with batting legend Rahul Dravid.

Rahul Dravid and Ishant Sharma.(Reuters/PTI/HT Collage)
Updated on May 30, 2020 05:19 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Karan Prashant Saxena

Virat Kohli only cricketer in Forbes’ top 100 highest-paid athletes of 2020

According to Forbes, Kohli had an estimated total earnings of $26 million ($24m from endorsements and $2m from salary/winnings). He made a jump of over 30 places from 2019, as he was positioned at the 66th spot in this year’s list.

India captain Virat Kohli.(AP)
Updated on May 30, 2020 04:16 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Karan Prashant Saxena

Never felt it difficult to bowl to Chris Gayle: Harbhajan Singh reveals his strategy against the ‘Universe Boss’

India veteran spinner Harbhajan Singh reveals that he has never ever found it difficult to bowl to the West Indies batsman. In a recent interview, the 39-year-old revealed his strategy going against the self-proclaimed ‘Universe Boss’.

Harbhajan Singh with Chris Gayle.(HT Collage/IPL)
Updated on May 30, 2020 11:00 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Karan Prashant Saxena

This is my last Test, thank you, I’m going to take 8 wickets: Muralitharan to Sangakkara before India series

The story behind his final Test showcases how confident Muttiah Muralitharan was about his abilities, and how much he backed himself against the best of oppositions.

File image of Muttiah Muralitharan.(Reuters)
Updated on May 30, 2020 11:39 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Karan Prashant Saxena

He could be the answer to next MS Dhoni: Robin Uthappa’s praise for youngster

Riyan Parag featured for RR at IPL 2019, and showed glimpses of brilliance with the bat. The 18-year-old middle-order batsman from Assam went on to create history as he became the youngest batsman to score a fifty in IPL history.

File image of MS Dhoni.(File)
Updated on May 30, 2020 11:40 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Karan Prashant Saxena

Nasser Hussain feels England are being ‘a little harsh’ on Hales

England went on to win their maiden 50-over World Cup title and Hussain believes Hales can’t pay a bigger price than this. He also stated that white-ball skipper Eoin Morgan is pushing things a bit by maintaining that Hales should continue to remain out of the squad.

File image of Nasser Hussain.(AP)
Updated on May 29, 2020 01:21 PM IST
London | ByIndo Asian News Service | Posted by Karan Prashant Saxena

World Junior Championships rescheduled to January next year: BWF

The prestigious event will be preceded by the World Junior Mixed Team Championships with the BWF scheduling it from January 11 to 16.

Representational image.(Getty Images)
Updated on May 29, 2020 12:39 PM IST
New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India | Posted by Karan Prashant Saxena

‘He has evolved and blossomed’: Laxman explains reasons for Rohit Sharma’s success as IPL captain

The 33-year-old led Mumbai Indians to four title wins, one ahead of Chennai Super Kings’ Mahendra Singh Dhoni, making him currently the most successful skipper in the history of IPL

Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma.(AP)
Updated on May 29, 2020 02:58 PM IST
New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Karan Prashant Saxena

CA tells ICC it would like to host 2021 edition of T20 WC: Report

Eddings has told ICC that it wants to host the event in late 2021 when India is scheduled to host the T20 World Cup and does not want the hosting rights for this year’s tournament to be shifted all the way back to 2022.

Representational image.(Getty Images)
Updated on May 29, 2020 11:58 AM IST
Indo Asian News Service | ByIndo Asian News Service | Posted by Karan Prashant Saxena
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