Sandip Sikdar

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.

Articles by Sandip Sikdar

Slight delay but Buddh circuit should be ready for MotoGP

Carlos Ezpeleta, Chief Sporting Officer of Dorna Sports, feels homologation isn't a problem as the circuit isn't a new one

Carlos Ezpeleta, Chief Sporting Officer of Dorna Sports(MotoGP)
Published on Jul 12, 2023 10:34 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Lakshya is back on the mark

Injuries and a coaching change derailed him but he is now back to winning ways

Lakshya Sen hits a return against Kidambi Srikanth during their men's singles match at the Indonesia Open badminton tournament in Jakarta.(AFP)
Updated on Jul 11, 2023 09:50 PM IST
By, New Delhi

PV Sindhu requests SAI to appoint Muhammad Hafiz Hashim as coach

The two-time Olympic medallist has been training under the former All England champion for the past two weeks in Hyderabad

PV Sindhu sent a letter to the authorities on Monday asking the Malaysian to be appointed as her coach under the Target Olympic Podium Scheme (TOPS)(PTI)
Published on Jun 30, 2023 10:55 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Araijeet chases father's dream after promising start

Following a successful Junior Asia Cup where he starred in India's title win, the young forward wants to break into the senior side

 Araijeet Singh Hundal aims to break into the senior team.(Hockey India)
Updated on Jun 30, 2023 07:03 PM IST

Back from wilderness, Sanjay aims to fill big shoes

Back in team after an impressive show in Pro League, defender Sanjay hopes to fill the drag-flick void

Sanjay in action for Indian hockey team(Hockey India)
Updated on Jun 30, 2023 08:26 AM IST

Mental trainer Upton to help Indian men’s hockey team

The South African is scheduled to hold three-part mental conditioning sessions starting July 1 at the ongoing national camp for the men's core group at SAI

File image of Paddy Upton
Published on Jun 29, 2023 09:09 PM IST

Sport climber Prateeksha targets her own peaks

Her sport is often confused with mountaineering, but the Bengaluru climber hopes she can win a medal at the Hangzhou Asian Games and change all that.

Prateeksha Arun
Published on Jun 27, 2023 08:24 AM IST

Back in the fold, defender Sumit eyes Asian Games glory

The 26-year-old India’s hockey team defender is keen to make up for lost time after being ignored for World Cup and CWG

Sumit in action for India.
Published on Jun 22, 2023 11:26 PM IST
By, New Delhi

'Most of our opponents know it is not fun to play us'

Two-time All England champion Mathias Boe opens up on guiding Satwik and Chirag to their maiden Super 1000 title.

Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty (centre) with Pullela Gopichand (second from left) and Mathias Boe (extreme right)(BAI Media)
Updated on Jun 21, 2023 07:06 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Hyderabad E-Prix not on 2023-24 Formula E provisional calendar

The 10th season of the electric racing series will have 17 races in 13 different cities of which three are yet to be named.

Image used for representational purpose(REUTERS)
Updated on Jun 21, 2023 08:17 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Max Verstappen’s win No.41 matches Ayrton Senna

Red Bull complete a century of race wins as driver and team were again on top at the Canadian Grand Prix in Montreal

Max Verstappen celebrates with his team after the F1 Grand Prix of Canada at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal(Getty Images)
Updated on Jun 20, 2023 08:14 AM IST
By, New Delhi

'Two guys with high quality hitting’, Gopichand hails Satwik-Chirag

The chief national badminton coach said the doubles pair winning the Indonesian Open title only highlighted their world class abilities

Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty celebrate after defeating Malaysia's Aaron Chia and Wooi Yik Soh(BAI Media Twitter)
Updated on Jun 20, 2023 06:44 PM IST
By, New Delhi

India junior star Boby Dhami looks back on a family crisis and his hockey rise

The vice-captain of India's Junior Asia Cup winning side, as a 10-year-old, went to live with his uncle, a qualified hockey coach, who guided him early on

Boby Singh Dhami poses with a trophy after scoring three goals against South Korea at the Junior Asia Cup (Media_SAI/Twitter)
Published on Jun 19, 2023 08:47 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Satwik-Chirag make Indian badminton history

India's top doubles pair upstages Malaysian world champions in the Indonesian Open final, becoming the first Indians to win a Super 1000 tournament title

Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty pose for a photo with their medals and awards after defeating Malaysia's Aaron Chia and Wooi Yik Soh(BAI Media Twitter)
Updated on Jun 19, 2023 08:29 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Satwik-Chirag in Indonesia Open final, HS Prannoy eliminated

India’s top doubles pair rallied brilliantly to beat their Korean opponents in three games, but HS Prannoy lost to Olympic champion Viktor Axelson in the semis

Once they conceded the lead, Satwik and Chirag were forced to play a catch-up game.(AFP)
Updated on Jun 17, 2023 11:30 PM IST

Jnr hockey skipper Preeti recalls finding her feet

The skipper of India's victorious junior women's hockey team, as a young girl, had to overcome infection following ankle fracture

As skipper, Preeti delivered under pressure
Updated on Jun 17, 2023 09:55 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Hockey: Manpreet Singh takes 'a step back' to help forge India’s new style

The player who captained India to a historic Olympic bronze at the Tokyo Olympics talks about plans drawn up new chief coach Craig Fulton

Manpreet Singh’s new role is in alignment with Fulton’s “defend to win” policy.
Updated on Jun 14, 2023 07:54 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Tokyo hero Simranjeet savours his India comeback

The striker, who scored the winning goal in the hockey team’s bronze-winning match, is back where he belongs after a long battle with injuries and poor form

Simranjeet has proved himself time and again, cashing in on excellent peripheral vision and his ability to pounce on a free ball and create chances.(Hockey India)
Updated on Jun 13, 2023 07:46 AM IST

Hosts Netherlands drub India in hockey Pro League match

Skipper Harmanpreet Singh, who now has 17 goals in this Pro League season, is the lone scorer for India in their 1-4 loss against a young Dutch side

Indian players celebrate
Published on Jun 08, 2023 02:49 PM IST

Red Bull domination taking F1 back to a one-horse race

Max Verstappen’s team is winning the championship this season as it pleases, taking Formula One back towards another era of a single team dominating

Unless there is any unexpected dip in performance of the Austrian outfit, Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez are likely to win every race left this season.(AFP)
Published on Jun 06, 2023 12:38 AM IST

Thailand Open: Lakshya Sen moves into the semis, Kiran George loses

Lakshya next faces a tough outing as he faces Thai second seed Kunlavut Vitidsarn for a place in Sunday’s final

India's Lakshya Sen in action(Action Images via Reuters)
Published on Jun 02, 2023 09:29 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Lakshya Sen, Kiran George advance in Thailand

Academy mates and friends Lakshya Sen and Kiran George made the last eight of the Super 500 event following straight-game wins at the Indoor Stadium Huamark.

India's Lakshya Sen in action(Action Images via Reuters)
Published on Jun 02, 2023 12:35 PM IST

HS Prannoy’s Malaysia win extends a new badminton tradition

India’s world No. 8 became the 10th different champion in as many BWF World Tour events in 2023. A look at why the game no longer about repeat champions

Indian shuttler HS Prannoy(Twitter/PRANNOYHSPRI)
Updated on Jun 01, 2023 07:44 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Thailand Open: PV Sindhu ousted in first round, Kiran George wins

Saina Nehwal won her first round in women's singles while favourites Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty entered the men's doubles second round

Kiran George scripted a stunning straight-game win over world number 9 at Thailand Open(BAI)
Updated on May 31, 2023 11:25 PM IST
By, New Delhi

HS Prannoy crowned Malaysia Masters champion, beats China's Hongyang in final

The 30-year-old wore down his younger Chinese opponent Weng Hongyang in a long-drawn final at Kuala Lumpur on Sunday.

HS Prannoy(AP)
Updated on May 29, 2023 09:05 AM IST

Prannoy enters Malaysia Masters final, Sindhu ousted

Prannoy had it easy in the semi-final in Kuala Lumpur after Indonesian qualifier Christian Adinata retired due to injury; PV Sindhu lost in straight games.

HS Prannoy(Twitter)
Published on May 27, 2023 11:34 PM IST

Last-minute blues: India go down 1-2 to Belgium

Mandeep Singh (25th) scored the lone goal for India while Thibeau Stockbroekx (18th) and Nelson Onana (60th) put the ball in for the Europeans

India go down to 1-2 to Belgium
Updated on May 26, 2023 10:48 PM IST
By, New Delhi

HS Prannoy, PV Sindhu in Malaysia Masters semis

Prannoy, the world No.9, now has a brilliant chance to enter his first final since March 2022

Indian badminton player PV Sindhu(PTI)
Published on May 26, 2023 08:04 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Back in rhythm, Harmanpreet eyes goals again

The Indian skipper had a poor World Cup in January and it took him some time to find his bearings again

Harmanpreet Singh in action for India.(Hockey India)
Updated on May 29, 2023 01:16 PM IST
By, New Delhi

From Simdega to India's blue, Sangita Kumari hits her goal

The India striker had a tough upbringing but that didn't stop her from dreaming big

Sangita Kumari emerged as the top-scorer in the recently concluded three-match Test series against Australia (Hockey India)
Updated on May 25, 2023 05:28 PM IST
By, New Delhi
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