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Sanjjeev K Samyal

Sanjjeev K Samyal heads the sports team in Mumbai and anchors HT’s cricket coverage.

Articles by Sanjjeev K Samyal

Yusuf Pathan's world: wild and exotic

He many have given most of his life to cricket, but the elder Pathan brother connected with flora and fauna from early childhood. And when he’s not giving the cricket ball a mighty thwack, Yusuf Pathan is with birds, trees and more... The Asiatic lion found in the Gir National Park is a favourite of his. Pics inside

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Updated on Dec 22, 2013 10:55 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai

Cricket is like oxygen to me, my association with the sport will continue: Sachin

He will not take guard in an international game again, but Sachin Tendulkar and cricket will remain inseparable. He declared that post-retirement too he would be part of cricket.

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Updated on Nov 18, 2013 08:02 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai

With Sachin's departure, it's end of a habit

These chants of his name will never be heard at cricket stadiums again. They have been part of the Indian fans' experience ever since Sachin Tendulkar's booming strokes started reverberating around the boundary in the cricketing world.

Updated on Nov 17, 2013 01:33 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai

Was there more cricket left in Sachin Tendulkar? The dilemma may haunt the Master

Sachin Tendulkar has always been about the statistics and at Wankhede too, some big ones beckoned. But he knew his knock wasn’t about the numbers. It was about preserving a legacy established over 24 years of sweat and toil. Tendulkar scores 74 in farewell Test | It was Tendulkar’s last time to thrill

Updated on Nov 16, 2013 07:59 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai

Gone with the Windies

The first Test was over inside three days, and the second is heading towards a similar finish. The tour has proved to be a disaster for West Indies. The quality has been so poor that it has taken the gloss off Sachin Tendulkar’s farewell series.

Updated on Nov 16, 2013 12:00 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai

Tendulkar has found his rhythm, is set up for a perfect farewell

For some time the talk has been about his slowing reflexes, lack of footwork, diminishing eyesight and technical errors. It’s been a tortuous phase and his fans have been left to get nostalgic about his glorious past.

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Updated on Nov 15, 2013 02:19 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai

Tell Sachin to make a hundred for me: Don Bradman’s farewell Test teammate

Neil Harvey was among the eleven who played in Don Bradman’s farewell Test. For him, after Bradman there has been only one name — Sachin Tendulkar. Now 85, and one of only two surviving members from that 1948 historic game, he is keenly following the activity around the Mumbai maestro’s swansong series.

Updated on Nov 14, 2013 02:35 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai

...and goes the modern Don

When the No 4 batsman in the India batting line-up, Sachin Tendulkar, begins his walk from the dressing room balcony, the din at the Wankhede Stadium will be like never before.

Updated on Nov 14, 2013 07:51 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai

Mumbai cricket fraternity confident of farewell ton

No cricketer has experienced pressure quite like Sachin Tendulkar. Such has been the expectation he has had to live with all throughout his career. However, the moment he has dreaded the most is finally upon him.

Updated on Nov 13, 2013 03:23 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai

Bangalore: India clinch series with 57-run win in 7th ODI

Rohit Sharma smashed his way into the record books with a stunning 209 as India provided the perfect Diwali gift to the nation with a 57-run victory in the the series-deciding final ODI against Australia to clinch the rubber 3-2 in Bangalore tonight. Scorecard

Updated on Nov 03, 2013 02:13 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Bangalore

Scoring runs is Virat's biggest high

Australia so far have remained clueless when it has come to stopping Virat Kolhi. With no perceived weakness in his game, their best bet is complacency. However, that too seems like a long shot. Sanjjeev K Samyal reports.

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Updated on Nov 02, 2013 11:06 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Bangalore

Advantage India ahead of final ODI against Australia

There is nothing like happy endings and India and Australia couldn't have hoped for a better finish. Weather and some good cricket have evened out the imbalances generally seen in a seven-game series. Sanjjeev K Samyal reports.

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Updated on Nov 02, 2013 11:25 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Bangalore

India beat Australia; Dhawan, Kohli make run chase easy

MS Dhoni and his boys pulled off a sensational six-wicket victory over Australia in the do-or-die sixth cricket one-dayer, riding on Virat Kohli's brutal unbeaten 115 and Shikhar Dhawan's blistering century. Sanjjeev K Samyal reports. Scorecard

Updated on Oct 31, 2013 08:36 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Nagpur

6th ODI: Brown top holds out hope for India batsmen

India’s main challenge will be to check the Australia batsmen. India have three century-makers in their ranks, and Australia none. Yet, the fact that the Kangaroos hold the lead proves that the team with all-round ability has the edge.

Updated on Oct 30, 2013 09:39 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Nagpur

Dhoni’s men can’t afford more slip ups in the field

In a close contest, like the see-saw battle being played out between India and Australia, unforced errors prove decisive. India escaped paying the price despite committing some cardinal errors in Ranchi. A similar poor show at Nagpur would mean curtains in the ODI series.

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Updated on Oct 29, 2013 01:00 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Nagpur

Ranchi ODI: India's young pace trio finally hit back

Dhoni used his slow bowlers to good effect although Australia managed to score 295. However, rain restricted India’s innings to 4.1 overs, but the washout means they have to wait for the No 1 ranking.Scorecard

Updated on Oct 24, 2013 10:04 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Ranchi

Why Indian pacers look clueless during death overs

While batsmen have become more and more inventive thanks to the Twenty20 revolution, bowlers have struggled. Indian pacers have looked clueless so far in the one-day series, especially when bowling at the death.

Updated on Oct 23, 2013 12:52 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Ranchi

Broken Ishant fixed step by step through intense training

From Rajkot to Ranchi in the series, it was the most intense training session bowling coach Joe Dawes has been part of with Ishant being made to bowl non-stop for one-and-half hours.

Updated on Oct 22, 2013 12:14 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Ranchi

Different track but Aussies look to keep the chin music going

Ranchi will be a different ball game. Australians are in skipper MS Dhoni’s territory for the next contest and it will be silly of them to expect the same hospitality from the ground staff as Mohali.

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Updated on Oct 22, 2013 01:13 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Ranchi

Hoping all will fall into place

At the moment Ishant is bowling well below his potential and doesn’t come across as a thinking bowler. But looking beyond him is not an option for Dhoni as India’s pace cupboard is bare. Sanjjeev K Samyal reports.

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Updated on Oct 21, 2013 09:42 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Ranchi

Mohali ODI: skipper builds, Ishant lets it slip

Australia came back from the dead, as Ishant was plundered for 30 runs from the 48th over, taking Australia to a stunning 4-wicket victory at the PCA Stadium on Saturday. Sanjjeev K Samyal reports.ScorecardDhoni blasts non-performing bowlers

Updated on Oct 20, 2013 10:12 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Mohali

Destructive trio ready to take over from old order

Virat Kohli, Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma came up with a batting display on Wednesday which even Tendulkar & Co would have been proud of, winning in Jaipur by nine wickets while chasing 359. Sanjjeev K Samyal reports.

Updated on Oct 18, 2013 10:40 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Mohali

Fixing still weighs heavy on the Sawai Mansingh Stadium

The impressive lotus-shaped building standing over the square boundary is hard to miss. As it grows dark, it is lit up, the sequence lighting making lively patterns in the petals. But it's an ugly reminder of the spot-fixing scandal that rocked the Pink City and Indian cricket.

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Updated on Oct 17, 2013 12:14 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Jaipur

India crush Australia by 9 wickets in record run chase

A total of 685 runs for six wickets; for the first time ever in a ODI all the top five batsmen (Australia) scored half-centuries. And, it was India's highest successful chase ever, and the second highest of all time. Scorecard | We lost the moment Virat came to bat: Bailey

Updated on Oct 17, 2013 10:55 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Jaipur

Pace test awaits tentative India, tackling spin on Australia’s mind

There were enough hints on the eve of the second one-dayer at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium as to what is on the mind of the two teams. The onus is on India to come up with a strategy to counter the Australians.

Updated on Oct 16, 2013 10:13 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Jaipur

Short and not so sweet for India batsmen

Given that the chinks in the armour have been exposed, the Board has a lot of work to do to come up with a counter plan, for the India vs Australia ODI series and the 2015 World Cup.

Updated on Oct 15, 2013 01:15 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Jaipur

Australia beat India by 72 runs, go 1-0 up in ODI series

Australia rode on a dominating all-round display to thrash a lacklustre India by 72 runs in the first cricket one-dayer in Pune. The visitors shot India out for 232 in 49.4 overs to take 1-0 lead in the seven-match ODI series. Scorecard

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Updated on Oct 14, 2013 02:38 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Pune

Pujara hits another triple, doctor ensures he carries weight

Pujara’s penchant for big scores is only growing. The young India No 3 produced a brilliant triple century on Friday hammering an unbeaten 306 for India ‘A’ in the four-day ‘Test’ against West Indies in Hubli.

Updated on Oct 12, 2013 09:53 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Rajkot

Sachin Tendulkar to retire after his 200th Test, gives his fans two more games to watch him

The 200th Test against West Indies will ring the curtain down on the career of the most prolific batsman since Don Bradman - scoring 15,837 runs in 198 Tests. Not for nothing did Wisden call him contemporary cricket's most 'wholesome' batsman. Sanjjeev K Samyal reports

Updated on Oct 11, 2013 11:14 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Yuvraj back with a bang, India beat Australia by 6 wickets

India defeated Australia by 6 wickets in the one-off T20 match at Rajkot. Yuvraj Singh slammed 77 runs off just 35 balls to take India to victory in the 20th over. Sanjjeev K Samyal reports. Scorecard

Updated on Oct 11, 2013 10:23 AM IST
Reuters | By, Rajkot
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