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From badminton to cricket, Sandip Sikdar writes on many sporting disciplines. He has the experience of working in digital, news agency as well as print organisations. Motorsport remains his first love.

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Kapil Dev wax statue launched, ex-captain backs India to win Champions Trophy

Kapil Dev believes that India has the capability to defend their ICC Champions Trophy title but their biggest obstacle will be the hosts England.

Kapil Dev at the unveiling of his wax statue at New Delhi’s Madame Tussauds Museum.(HT Photo)
Updated on May 11, 2017 06:55 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

Jwala Gutta to take a break from badminton, contemplating retirement

Jwala Gutta, who won a women’s doubles bronze medal in the 2011 World Championships, says she will decide on playing career soon and may join the Badminton Association of India as administrator.

Jwala Gutta (R) has decided to take a sabbatical from badminton.(Reuters)
Updated on May 07, 2017 05:22 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu and other top shuttlers finally get dues from BAI

India’s top badminton players, including PV Sindhu and Saina Nehwal, finally got prize money and cash incentives for winning tournaments that the national body had not disbursed since 2014.

The Badminton Association of India (BAI) gave the pending prize money to the top players of the country including Saina Nehwal on Friday.(BAI)
Updated on May 09, 2017 01:12 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

IPL 2017: Delhi Daredevils vs Gujarat Lions, highlights: Pant, Samson power DD to 7-wicket win

Powered by a brilliant 143-run second wicket partnership between Rishabh Pant and Sanju Samson, Delhi Daredevils defeated Gujarat Lions by 7 wickets in the 2017 Indian Premier League at the Feroz Shah Kotla in New Delhi on Thursday. Get highlights of Delhi Daredevils vs Gujarat Lions here.

Rishabh Pant and Sanju Samson powered Delhi Daredevils to a stupendous win over Gujarat Lions at the Feroz Shah Kotla in New Delhi on Thursday. This has kept Delhi Daredevils alive in the 2017 Indian Premier League.(BCCI)
Updated on May 05, 2017 01:37 AM IST

Mumbai Indians vs Royal Challengers Bangalore, IPL highlights: MI on top

Mumbai Indians escaped with a five-wicket victory against Royal Challengers Bangalore with captain Rohit Sharma scoring an unbeaten 56 at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Monday evening. Set a target of 163, MI reached home with a ball to spare. Get highlights of MI vs RCB here.

Captain Rohit Sharma guided the Mumbai Indians to a comprehensive five-wicket win over Royal Challengers Bangalore in the IPL 2017 at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Monday. Get highlights of MI vs RCB here.(BCCI)
Updated on May 01, 2017 08:11 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

Kolkata Knight Riders vs Delhi Daredevils IPL highlights: KKR rout DD by 7 wkts

A second wicket 108-run partnership between captain Gautam Gambhir and Robin Uthappa helped Kolkata Knight Riders comprehensively beat the Delhi Daredevils by 7 wickets. Chasing 161, KKR reached home with 22 balls to spare at the Eden Gardens to stay atop the 2017 Indian Premier League (IPL) standings. Get highlights of Kolkata Knight Riders vs Delhi Daredevils here.

Gautam Gambhir top scored for the Kolkata Knight Riders with a brilliant innings of 71 not out in their 2017 Indian Premier League match against Delhi Daredevils at the Eden Gardens. Get highlights of Kolkata Knight Riders vs Delhi Daredevils here.(BCCI)
Updated on Apr 28, 2017 08:02 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

IPL 2017, RCB vs SRH, Highlights: Match abandoned due to rain

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) both got a point each after their 2017 Indian Premier League (IPL) game was abandoned without a ball being bowled at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium due to rain. Catch highlights of Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) vs (SRH) Sunrisers Hyderabad here.

The 2017 Indian Premier League game between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Sunrisers Hyderabad at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium was abandoned due to heavy rain on Tuesday night. Catch highlights of Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) vs (SRH) Sunrisers Hyderabad here.(BCCI)
Updated on Apr 25, 2017 11:16 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By

IPL 2017, Highlights - Gujarat Lions vs Kings XI Punjab: Amla guides KXIP to 26-run win

Kings XI Punjab have won their first game in five outings in the 2017 Indian Premier League. The Glenn Maxwell-led side defeated Gujarat Lions by 26 runs at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Rajkot. Get highlights of Gujarat Lions vs Kings XI Punjab here.

Kings XI Punjab players celebrate their 26-run win over Gujarat Lions in the 2017 Indian Premier League match played at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Rajkot. Get highlights of Gujarat Lions vs Kings XI Punjab here.(BCCI)
Updated on Apr 23, 2017 08:06 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

IPL 2017: Dwayne Bravo’s new song to feature Virat Kohli, Mahendra Singh Dhoni?

After creating waves with his hit song ‘Champion’, Dwayne Bravo -- Gujarat Lions all-rounder -- seems set to produce another track which features India captain Virat Kohli and his predecessor Mahendra Singh Dhoni.

Virat Kohli had earlier featured in Dwayne Bravo’s song ‘Chalo, Chalo’, which also had many cricketers like Chris Gayle, Kieron Pollard, Michael Hussey and Irfan Pathan.(Twitter)
Updated on Apr 21, 2017 05:19 PM IST

Having a ball and keeping it too

Exactly a year ago, a billion Indians held their breath as Sri Lankan pacer Nuwan Kulasekara ran in to bowl the second ball of the 49th over. The ball was bowled, skipper MS Dhoni's bat swung and the ball soared over long on and into the MCA Pavilion of the Wankhede Stadium. Sandip Sikdar & Firoz Mirza report.

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Updated on Apr 02, 2012 12:02 AM IST
Hindustan Times | BySandip Sikdar & Firoz Mirza, Mumbai

Mumbai boys' champagne celebration in poor taste

As under-19 Mumbai skipper Harmeet Singh Baddhan uncorked the champagne to celebrate the team's title-win in the Cooch Behar Trophy on Tuesday, a few senior BCCI officials had worried looks on their faces contemplating over the future repercussions if the under-aged players went on to take a sip of the drink. Sandip Sikdar and Firoz Mirza report.

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Updated on Feb 01, 2012 12:08 AM IST
Hindustan Times | BySandip Sikdar and Firoz Mirza, Mumbai

No rift in the team, says Mumbai skipper Jaffer

Going by its phenomenal past record, Mumbai is expected to not just reach the final of the Ranji Trophy each year but also win it.

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Updated on Jan 17, 2012 11:31 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai

City marathon goes extra mile for differently-abled

It’s been a marathon effort for Satyaprakash Tiwari. The 45-year-old has been part of the Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon since 2005 when the wheelchair category was first introduced.

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Updated on Jan 11, 2012 02:17 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai

WSB makes grand debut in India

It was like being at the Indian Premier League. A large crowd was hooting and chanting for the home team, cheerleaders were dancing on the sidelines and loud music was blaring in between bouts.

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Updated on Nov 12, 2011 12:15 AM IST
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Saina sails into Japan Open semifinals

World number five Saina Nehwal thrashed Juan Gu of Singapore in straight games to reach the women’s singles semifinals of the Japan Open Super Series tournament in Tokyo on Friday.

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Updated on Sep 23, 2011 11:49 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai

Nothing feels good before a fight

The boxing ring may be a site of bravado and fearlessness, but the pugilists rarely let their guard down even in the locker room.

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Updated on Sep 18, 2011 12:24 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By

Visa woes hit India’s CYG contingent

Call it apathy or plain oversight, but a goof-up in the visa application process almost grounded the Indian contingent for the Commonwealth Youth Games that begin in Isle of Man from Wednesday.

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Updated on Sep 07, 2011 12:03 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai
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