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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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MS Dhoni said ‘let’s flip again’: Kumar Sangakkara recalls confusion at toss during 2011 World Cup final

Speaking in an Instagram Live chat with Ravichandran Ashwin on his latest episode of ‘Reminiscence with Ash’, the former Sri Lanka captain shed light on what exactly went down at the coin toss at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai in that memorable match.

MS Dhoni and Kumar Sangakkara.(AP)
Updated on May 29, 2020 04:42 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Karan Prashant Saxena

If I say something now, he’ll get confused: Dhoni to Harbhajan when Shardul was taken to the cleaners

Speaking to ESPNCricinfo’s The Cricket Monthly, Harbhajan was asked to talk about Dhoni’s captaincy. “He is not a captain who says, do this, do that. He wants you to do what you know you can do. Bowl what you know you can. If you can bowl six offspinners, do that,” the 39-year-old said.

File image of MS Dhoni and Harbhajan Singh.(IPL)
Updated on May 29, 2020 03:05 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Karan Prashant Saxena

‘Someone said you’ll get out for 15 runs’: Shikhar Dhawan recalls 2015 World Cup game against Pakistan

Speaking in the latest episode of Youtube chat show Double Trouble with India women’s cricketers Jemimah Rodrigues and Smriti Mandhana, Dhawan was questioned on his mindset in the ICC tournaments.

File image of Shikhar Dhawan.(File)
Updated on May 29, 2020 12:16 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Karan Prashant Saxena

Never said India lost deliberately to England at World Cup: Ben Stokes

In his latest book, ‘On Fire’. Ben Stokes analysed all the England’s games in the tournament, but his analysis of the match against India has garnered much attention on social media.

File image of Ben Stokes.(Action Images via Reuters)
Updated on May 29, 2020 12:04 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Karan Prashant Saxena

Italy’s Serie A gets green light for June 20 restart

The French League ended the season last month with Paris St-Germain named Ligue 1 champions with 10 games left.

File image of Cristiano Ronaldo.(AP)
Updated on May 29, 2020 09:32 AM IST
ROME | ByReuters | Posted by Karan Prashant Saxena

Twenty20 World Cup schedule under ‘very high risk’: Cricket Australia CEO Kevin Roberts boss

“Obviously, we’ve been hopeful all along that it could be staged in October-November but you would have to say there is a very high risk about the prospect of that happening,” Roberts told reporters in a video call on Friday.

T20 World Cup Trophy.(ICC/Getty)
Updated on May 29, 2020 10:35 AM IST
MELBOURNE | ByReuters | Posted by Karan Prashant Saxena

Football will be hard without fans: Robin Singh on possibility of ISL, I-League behind closed doors

“Football is a spectator sport. It’s going to be hard but if it protects the rest of the community - not just the footballing community, but everyone else in the country, then you have to do that,” he says in an exclusive chat with Hindustan Times.

Robin Singh(Special arrangements)
Updated on May 26, 2020 04:58 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByKaran Prashant Saxena

The Balbir Singh impact: Story behind India’s 1975 World Cup win

Remembering Balbir Singh Sr, who passed away at the age of 96 on Monday morning, the captain of the 1975 World Cup-winning India hockey team Ajit Pal Singh spoke about the influence Balbir Singh had on the team as manager.

Balbir SIngh Sr was the manager of India’s 1975 Hockey World Cup-winning team.(Hockey India)
Updated on May 25, 2020 06:25 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByKaran Prashant Saxena

‘There should be no action against any player for refusing to return when Premier League restarts’: Ashley Westwood

Earlier this week, Watford captain Troy Deeney had refused to return to training, citing concerns about the possibility of transmitting coronavirus to his five-month old son. Manchester City star Raheem Sterling had also raised concerns over the return of Premier League earlier this month.

File image of Ashley Westwood.(File)
Updated on May 24, 2020 03:40 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByKaran Prashant Saxena

Delhi Capitals all-time XI: Destructive openers, formidable seamers form DC’s side

Several top international stars have played for the franchise over the years and set the IPL ablaze with their performances. Here is our attempt at creating an all-time XI for the team from the capital.

David Warner and Virender Sehwag
Updated on May 15, 2020 11:44 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByKaran Prashant Saxena

‘My heart didn’t want him to get out’: Former Pakistan captain reveals why he enjoyed watching Sachin Tendulkar bat

Former Pakistan captain Rashid Latif, in a Youtube video, opened up on his experiences of playing against India legend Sachin Tendulkar.

File image of Sachin Tendulkar batting against Pakistan.(AFP)
Updated on May 13, 2020 07:35 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | edited by Karan Prashant Saxena

We would’ve scored 4000 more runs with 2 new balls: Sourav Ganguly and Sachin Tendulkar roll back the years in Twitter banter

The ‘Master Blaster’ took note of the stats and said they would have probably scored more runs had the current rules applied during their playing days.

File image of Sourav Ganguly.(File)
Updated on May 12, 2020 07:12 PM IST
New Delhi | ByIndo Asian News Service | posted by Karan Prashant Saxena

‘Just bat and shut up, you sound like a child’: Williams recalls Virat Kohli’s ‘notebook celebration’ banter

India captain Virat Kohli, after smashing Kesrick Williams for a six, had imitated his “notebook celebrations” during the T20I series last year. The West Indies pacer recalls what exactly went down.

File image of Virat Kohli and Kesrick Williams.(Associated Press)
Updated on May 12, 2020 10:16 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | edited by Karan Prashant Saxena

‘Till government is sure of safety, national training camps should not restart’ - Vikas Krishan

India boxer Vikas Krishan, in an exclusive with Hindustan Times, said: “I feel everyone needs to have faith in their government. The lobby of ministers and those who are qualified to take these decisions know better than us.”

Vkas Krishan (in blue) after a victory
Updated on May 10, 2020 01:06 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByKaran Prashant Saxena

‘Don’t plan to go home after lockdown, target is Tokyo Olympics’: Javelin thrower Annu Rani

Speaking to Hindustan Times in an exclusive interview, Annu Rani says that she is not used to staying inside the hostel.

Annu Rani
Updated on May 02, 2020 10:32 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByKaran Prashant Saxena

‘Don’t see football resuming anytime soon’ - Former Spain midfielder Gaizka Mendieta

Speaking to Hindustan Times in an exclusive telephonic chat from London, the former La Liga star says: “In Italy, Germany, Spain, people are still not allowed to freely go out on the streets. How can you think about players sharing the same area?”

File image of Gaizka Mendieta.(Twitter)
Updated on Apr 30, 2020 01:23 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByKaran Prashant Saxena

‘It’s like movie groundhog day, every day is the same’: Graham Reid on life in lockdown

Graham Reid recalls Bill Murray’s classic romantic comedy ‘Groundhog Day’ to explain his life amid lockdown. “Into the sixth week of lockdown, and it’s sort of becoming like ‘Groundhog Day’ movie - the same day, the same sort of things,” he says.

A file photo of Graham Reid.(HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 29, 2020 06:18 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByKaran Prashant Saxena

Can’t control when we could go home, so we don’t think about it: Sjoerd Marijne on life in lockdown

Being at the camp for nearly nine weeks now, Marijne says he is eagerly waiting for the lockdown to lift so that he and the players can visit their families. In an exclusive chat with Hindustan Times, the Dutchman opens up on how the team is keeping themselves positive away from families amid lockdown:

India coach Sjoerd Marijne(Frank Uijlenbroek)
Updated on Apr 28, 2020 08:42 AM IST
Hindustan Times | ByKaran Prashant Saxena

‘Can argue football is important industry like WWE’: David James on restarting season

Painting is an activity that James has taken up these days - he has been creating art to showcase support to NHS medical workers who have been working on the COVID-19 frontline. He also enjoys playing DJ music on his laptop and exercising. James further says he has also been watching some “really bad movies” at home - names of which he cannot recall.

Former Liverpool goalkeeper David James is painting at home(HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 21, 2020 03:39 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByKaran Prashant Saxena

Sathiyan’s lockdown mantra: Robot ‘best friend’, movies with mom and Japanese secret to happiness

Assisting him in his training at his home during lockdown is Sathiyan’s new ‘best friend’ - Butterfly Amicus Prime robot. “

File image of Sathiyan Gnanasekaran.(PTI)
Updated on Apr 23, 2020 04:38 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByKaran Prashant Saxena

‘Not easy to stay motivated’: Sumit Nagal on life in Germany amid lockdown

Speaking to Hindustan Times in an exclusive telephonic chat from Peine, Nagal recalled his return to Germany from California, as the COVID-19 cases started multiplying all over the world.

File image of Sumit Nagal.(Reuters)
Updated on Apr 10, 2020 09:28 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByKaran Prashant Saxena

‘Preparing for my MA exams’ - Rani Rampal gives a peek of life inside SAI camp in Bengaluru amid lockdown

India women’s hockey captain Rani Rampal spoke to Hindustan Times in an exclusive chat and gave a peek inside the life at the camp amid the lockdown:

File image of India women’s hockey team(Frank Uijlenbroek)
Updated on Apr 01, 2020 08:22 AM IST
Hindustan Times | ByKaran Prashant Saxena

‘Just getting more time to dance’ - Manika Batra on life under lockdown

Speaking in an exclusive chat with Hindustan Times, India star paddler Manika Batra gave a glimpse of her life under lockdown.

India's Manika Batra severs during a match(PTI)
Updated on Apr 23, 2020 04:40 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByKaran Prashant Saxena

‘Focusing on fitness, but if even that is shut down, then might try to develop reading habit’ - Neeraj Chopra

“But, in the end, I am not the only one affected by it, it’s happening with everyone else as well. Olympics is am important part of our life.”

India's Neeraj Chopra(PTI)
Updated on Mar 25, 2020 10:15 AM IST
Hindustan Times | ByKaran Prashant Saxena

‘Stupid decision by BWF to hold All England Championships amid coronavirus outbreak’ - Chirag Shetty

The 22-year-old further cited a report that stated that an athlete from Taiwan, who was present at All England premises, has tested positive for coronavirus.

Chirag Shetty(Twitter)
Updated on Mar 24, 2020 11:40 AM IST
Hindustan Times | ByKaran Prashant Saxena

‘Cooking, cleaning - helping out mom is really fun’: Shooter Anjum Moudgil enjoying time at home amid COVID-19 scare

With rigorous travel for training and competitions, the athletes do not get to spend a lot of time with their family. Anjum says this is a good time for everyone to stay home and be with their loved ones.

Anjum Moudgil(Twitter)
Updated on Mar 24, 2020 01:20 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByKaran Prashant Saxena

How Manish Kaushik battled injury to bag Tokyo Olympics quota

Manish Kaushik defeated Australia’s Harrison Garside box-off bout after a feisty third round, becoming the 9th Indian boxer to earn a quota at the Asian Olympic Qualifiers in Jordan.

Manish Kaushik earned himself a Tokyo Olympic quota.(BFI)
Updated on Mar 12, 2020 06:35 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByKaran Prashant Saxena

Washing hands, no handshakes: Sjoerd Marijne reveals Women’s Hockey team’s training protocols in times of coronavirus

India women’s team was supposed to travel to China but the tour was cancelled following the outbreak of the disease in Wuhan, China.

File image of Indian hockey team(Simon Watts/www.bwmedia.co.nz/HockeyNZ)
Updated on Mar 09, 2020 03:31 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByKaran Prashant Saxena

Hockey India Awards: Manpreet Singh, Rani Rampal bag top honours

While Manpreet won the Dhruv Batra Award for Player of the Year (Men), Rani won the Hockey India Dhruv Batra Award for Player of the Year (Women)

Manpreet Singh and Rani Rampal along with other award winners.(Hockey India)
Updated on Mar 08, 2020 07:26 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByKaran Prashant Saxena

WWE Super ShowDown: All that went wrong | Opinion

WWE Super ShowDown: The booking decisions on WWE Super SmackDown has once again led to criticisms from pro wrestling fans.

Goldberg won the Universal Championship title.(WWE)
Updated on Feb 28, 2020 09:35 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByKaran Prashant Saxena
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