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Express Sports is your one-stop shop for everything that is significant in sports. Tune in for freewheeling interviews of athletes and sharp analyses by our experienced sports reporters.

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Express SportsExpress Sports is your one-stop shop for everything that is significant in sports. Tune in for freewheeling interviews of athletes and sharp analyses by our experienced sports reporters.
Episode 85 August 1, 2020

Game Time: Was IPL too big to get cancelled?

Why the BCCI could not afford to postpone the IPL, why UAE has been picked as the destination and what its logistics would look like.

Episode 44 July 25, 2020

Game Time: What Tokyo 2020 Olympics would have meant for India

In this episode, Mihir and Gaurav discuss what the postponement of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics has meant for Indian athletes and what India’s chances would have been this time.

Episode 43 July 18, 2020

Game Time: Test cricket’s back but does it really need a live audience?

Gaurav and Mihir talk about the return of test cricket, the conditions under which the match took place and whether a live audience ends up helping or hurting the player's performance and the viewing experience.

Episode 42 July 11, 2020

Game Time: What made Lin Dan one of the greatest Badminton players of all time

Gaurav and Mihir are joined by Shivani Naik to talk about Lin Dan's career, his rivalry with Chong Wei, and what made him one of the best Badminton players in the world.

Episode 41 July 4, 2020

Game Time: The death of a cricket magazine and chasing the ghost of a fallen idol

In this episode, Daksh Panwar, the co-founder of this podcast, joins Gaurav to talk about why Cricket Samrat was like ‘ESPNCricinfo, Sports Illustrated and Star Sports in one package’ and how it made cricket accessible...

Episode 40 June 27, 2020

Game Time: Novak Djokovic’s train wreck of a tennis tournament and bizarre beliefs

How the Adria tour became a COVID-19 hotspot and why Novak Djokovic’s bizarre beliefs seem to have now proved dangerous.

Episode 39 June 20, 2020

Game Time: Will virtual reality help sports survive post-pandemic?

In this episode, Gaurav and Mihir talk about how sports broadcasters are trying to re-invent themselves with the help of virtual reality and whether it will help recover their mounting losses post-pandemic.

Episode 38 June 13, 2020

Game Time: An ex-Chicago Bull on whether athletes should speak up on issues like BLM

Gaurav and Mihir talk how athletes have spoken out about social issues in the past and the problems that have arisen when they have done so. Gaurav also speaks to the former Chicago Bulls star,...

Episode 37 June 6, 2020

Game Time: What made Balbir Singh Sr an Indian Hockey icon, with Aslam Sher Khan

In this episode, Gaurav and Mihir talk about what made him India’s most-decorated athlete. Mihir also talks to former Hockey Olympian Aslam Sher Khan about his relationship with Singh, how he was as a manager,...

Episode 36 May 29, 2020

Game Time: When will cricket restart?

n this episode of Game Time, Gaurav and Mihir talk about when will cricket restart, what different countries are planning, and the losses that organisations like BCCI are likely to face.

Episode 75 May 23, 2020

Game Time: What’s sports without a live audience?

In this episode, Gaurav and Mihir discuss what the absence of a live audience means for sports - for both the players and the fans.

Episode 74 May 16, 2020

Game Time: Remembering football legends PK Banerjee and Chuni Goswami, with Novy Kapadia

In this episode, Mihir Vasada talks to football historian and author Novy Kapadia about these two giants and how they came to define Indian football.

Episode 73 May 9, 2020

Old Scores: The epic 1996 bout when Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield finally fought

9 May, 11:02 In this episode, Gaurav and Mihir look back at what was, at the time, perhaps the most hyped boxing match – the 1996 bout when Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield fought for...

Episode 72 May 2, 2020

Game Time: How COVID-19 is bleeding the world of sports dry

Mihir Vasavda and Nihal Koshie look at the economic fallout of the pandemic on the sports world and how it is bleeding it dry.

Episode 71 April 25, 2020

Game Time: How the sports world is dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic

Updates from the sporting world - from Kapil Dev's new look and Novak Djokovic resisting the idea of a coronavirus vaccine to IPL's future plans and what this pandemic will do to smaller sports leagues.

Episode 70 April 18, 2020

Old Scores: Madrid v/s Barcelona and the best that any sport has seen

A look back at four El Clásico matches and what made them one of the craziest phases in sporting history.

Episode 69 April 11, 2020

Old Scores: One of the biggest upsets in Tennis history

In this episode of Old Scores, Mihir and Gaurav revisit the 2009 French Open match, when Robin Söderling defeated Nadal, causing one of the biggest upsets in Tennis history.

Episode 68 April 4, 2020

Old Scores: The IND vs PAK 2007 ICC World T20 Final

We kick off a limited series called Old Scores for all you sports fans, in which we at the Express Sports team will revisit some of the greatest moments in the history of sports.

Episode 67 March 28, 2020

Game Time: The consequences of postponing the Tokyo Olympics

In this episode, Mihir and Gaurav discuss the consequences of postponing the Tokyo Olympics and what it would mean for the athletes.

Episode 66 March 21, 2020

Game Time: Coronavirus halts the sports world and we turn one

In this episode, Gaurav is joined by Shashank (producer) to talk about the state of world sports and to look back at our first year in podcasting.

Episode 65 March 19, 2020

99.94: How Saurashtra finally won the Ranji trophy

In the last episode of 99.94 season one, we discuss the results of the Ranji Trophy final and analyse what led to Saurashtra's victory.

Episode 64 March 14, 2020

Game Time: India’s chances of winning a medal in boxing at the 2020 Olympics

In this episode, Gaurav Bhatt and Mihir Vasavda talk about these boxers, breakdown their techniques and discuss their chances of winning a medal.

Episode 63 March 12, 2020

99.94: Clive Lloyd’s 11 vs Steve Waugh’s 11

In the last episode of our fantasy match-up series, we pit Clive Lloyd's West Indies team of the 80's against Steve Waugh's Australia team of the late 90's.

Episode 62 March 7, 2020

Game Time: Will coronavirus cancel the 2020 Olympics?

The impact that cancelling the 2020 Olympics would have on the sporting eco-system and individual athletes.

Episode 61 March 5, 2020

99.94: Why this is an exciting time for women’s cricket

The stars of India women's national cricket team, the stories behind their success, why watching them play dispels myths about cricket and why it an exciting time for women's cricket.