Sanjjeev K Samyal heads the sports team in Mumbai and anchors HT’s cricket coverage.
Articles by Sanjjeev K Samyal
Offie Ashwin runs through Australia top order but skipper Clarke makes the most of lucky reprieve to strike ton that rescues the visitors' innings. Sanjjeev K Samyal reports.
You could be excused if you felt you were at a different match when Australia and India take turns to field and bat in the opening Test of the Border-Gavaskar series. Dhoni, Clarke have opted for radically different combinations, writes Sanjjeev K Samyal.
It will be the first time since the change in his, and his team's, fortunes that MS Dhoni will be playing a Test at Chennai, his second home, Sanjjeev K Samyal reports.
As in any basketball game, the biggest cheers were reserved for the tall, strapping players who performed the dunks, but it was the passing game of Chris Paul, which left a lasting imprint on the minds at the 2013 NBA All-Star game on Sunday.
In places where basketball is popular, he is the Chicago Bulls star player, and in regions where it is not, he is the son of Yannick Noah, the former French tennis star.
It was an assembly of the greatest basketball players of the current generation. Seated in the hall were the likes of Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, Kevin Durant, Dwight Howard and Jeremy Lin, but it was the talk of the feats of 'His Airness' that ruled the media interaction of the 2013 NBA All-Star game. Sanjjeev K Samyal reports.
The competitive juices might not be flowing the way they do when playing in their team jerseys, but in terms of sheer entertainment, the NBA All-Star Weekend is the biggest spectacle in basketball. Sanjjeev K Samyal reports. Hoop extravaganza
In sports administration, David Stern is a colossal figure, for few can boast of wielding the power successfully and for so long, managing one of the world's most high profile ventures as he has done being at the helm of the National Basketball Association for three decades. Sanjjeev K Samyal reports.
Most of the IPL team owners have endless coffers. But, interestingly, with every season they have become increasingly judicious in their spending. Sanjjeev K Samyal & Sahan Bidappa report.
Updated on Feb 05, 2013 02:37 AM IST
Hindustan Times | BySanjjeev K Samyal & Sahan Bidappa, Mumbai
A measure of how much Indian cricket has to improve, to become a force in all seasons and against all oppositions, was on display in the Ranji Trophy final. Sanjjeev K Samyal reports.
Given his talent, an aggregate of 1944 runs in 31 Tests is a case of unfulfilled potential. However, no one complains about how Wasim Jaffer has gone about his job in Ranji Trophy.
It was supposed to be the biggest day in the careers of the Saurashtra players, but it turned out to be a forgettable one. Sanjjeev K Samyal reports.
The Mumbai cricket fraternity is aware of the extraordinary batting ability of Cheteshwar Pujara. And, no one knows it better than the Mumbai coach, Sulakshan Kulkarni. Sanjjeev K Samyal reports.
Sachin Tendulkar's participation in any event means the profile of the match goes up a notch, but still one has been left to rue of what could have been. Sanjjeev K Samyal reports.
Even before he became an international star, grounds in Ranchi used to fill up or empty out, depending on whether Mahendra Singh Dhoni was batting.
They are dazzling when they connect their strokes but when the equation changes a bit and they are needed to negotiate a period relying on their defensive game, the same India batsmen suddenly look like cats on a hot tin roof. Sanjjeev K Samyal reports.
When Ian Bell took a single off R Ashwin at the Eden Gardens on Sunday he not only put MS Dhoni and his men but also millions of cricket-crazed Indians out of misery. Sanjjeev K Samyal reports. Flunking the test
As the spearhead of the attack, the body language was strangely subdued. Zaheer Khan has looked a shadow of his former self in this series and on Sunday became the biggest casualty of India's stunning debacle against England at home. Sanjjeev K Samyal reports. They Say
The master blaster, 8 short of becoming the first cricketer to play 200 Tests, hasn't scored a ton since the Cape Town match in Jan 2011. Since then, he has gone 15 Tests, and 28 innings, without reaching triple figures. Sanjjeev K Samyal & Firoz Mirza report. Sachin since his last ton
Updated on Nov 28, 2012 07:21 PM IST
Hindustan Times | BySanjjeev K Samyal & Firoz Mirza, Mumbai
This India team has got accustomed to shellacking after eight straight Test defeats in England and Australia, but this loss will be the hardest to take. Sanjjeev K Samyal reports. Day 4 | What they say | Skipper says | Scorecard
After Cook and Pietersen hit centuries, India batsmen cave in against Panesar and Co to leave visitors on the verge of victory. Sanjjeev K Samyal reports. Day 3 | Scorecard
Neither team can claim to have taken control, but England would be happy with the position they are in, especially considering their issues against spin. A clearer picture of a momentum shift will emerge in the opening session today, Sanjjeev K Samyal reports.
No matter the reputation one carries, there’s a certain innings in every successful cricketer’s career which becomes his defining moment -- and Cheteshwar Pujara had his at the Wankhede Stadium on Friday, Sanjjeev K Samyal reports. Marathon man
England are braced for another ordeal against the hosts’ spin attack, in-form Virender Sehwag and Pujara. It's also an important game for Dhoni. If India win, he will equal Sourav Ganguly's record of 21 wins, the most by an India captain, Sanjjeev K Samyal reports. Wankhede dossier
Fast bowler Umesh Yadav is doubtful for the second Test against England starting on Friday due to a lower back problem. He underwent a scan on Wednesday and didn’t turn up for the optional practice session held in the afternoon at the Wankhede Stadium, Sanjjeev K Samyal & Anand Sachar report. Sachin show hits the home stretch
Updated on Nov 22, 2012 02:55 AM IST
Hindustan Times | BySanjjeev K Samyal & Anand Sachar, Mumbai
The first act of revenge for the 4-0 humiliation was carried out on Monday as India romped to a nine-wicket victory over England in the first Test at the Sardar Patel Stadium. Sanjjeev K Samyal reports. Scorecard | Numbers game | Ind vs Eng
So many times he has been part of India teams that have been ground out by left-handers. On Sunday, it was Alastair Cook who meted out the torture. Sanjjeev K Samyal reports. Scorecard
Captain Cook leads visitors' fightback in the second innings after India's spin twins, R Ashwin and Pragyan Ojha, force them to follow on, Sanjjeev K Samyal reports. Scoreboard
Like with most classical stuff, the beauty of the art was so captivating that it lingered on in the mind of all those who were privileged to watch Cheteshwar Pujara's double hundred today. Sanjjeev K Samyal reports.
After Sehwag's heroics on Day One, the young No 3 batsman lights up Motera; triple strike by spinners helps hosts tighten their grip on the first Test. Sanjjeev K Samyal reports. Purring Pujara