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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 183 January 15, 2022

Express Delivery: India’s Test series defeat in South Africa

Before Team India lost the series to South Africa on Day 4 of the Cape Town Test, they lost their heads on Day 3. Gaurav and Mihir discuss Virat Kohli and Co’s reaction to perceived...

Episode 182 January 8, 2022

Game Time: How everything went wrong for Djokovic … again

Why Novak Djokovic has been detained in Australia, and the 'medical exemption' that got him into trouble.

Episode 181 January 1, 2022

Game Time: Kohli, Pujara, Rahane – India’s middle order crisis

Host Mihir Vasavda is joined by Indian Express cricket writer Abhishek Purohit to discuss India's middle order crisis, and the possible reasons behind it.

Episode 180 December 25, 2021

Game Time: The Indian Express sports team looks back at 2021

In this year’s final episode of Game Time, the entire Indian Express sports team takes a look back at 2021, and share their favorite sports moments of the year.

Episode 179 December 18, 2021

Game Time: The questions that Virat Kohli’s press conference has raised

The significance of Virat Kohli’s latest comments, the highlights of his stint as the captain, and what the BCCI didn’t expect.

Episode 178 December 11, 2021

Game Time: Why replacing Kohli with Rohit Sharma was a bold but harsh move

This week on Game Time, discussing why BCCI replaced Virat Kohli with Rohit Sharma, and the changes that this might lead to.

Episode 177 December 4, 2021

Game Time: Inside Haryana’s Little Finland of Javelin throwers

A small nondescript village in Haryana that is training national medal winning Javelin throwers out of an abandoned chicken farm turned cow shed.

Episode 176 November 27, 2021

Game Time: The Azeem Rafiq case, and the journalist who got him to open up

Indian Express' Chief cricket writer Sriram Veera talks to George Dobell, the journalist who got the former cricketer Azeem Rafiq to open about the racism he faced at the Yorkshire county club.

Episode 175 November 20, 2021

Game Time: Rafiq’s racism allegations, and Shuai’s sexual assault claims

Discussing the allegations of racism leveled by the former Yorkshire cricketer Azeem Rafiq, and the disappearance of Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai.

Episode 174 November 13, 2021

Game Time: What Ravi Shastri has meant for India’s cricket team

Indian Express’ Chief cricket writer Sriram Veera talks about Ravi Shastri’s tenure as India’s head coach.

Episode 173 November 6, 2021

World Cup Locker Room: After blitz vs Scotland, Indian hopes in Afghan hands

Shamik Chakrabarty joins Gaurav Bhatt to discuss the scenarios, Scotland's feel-good story at this tournament and Afghanistan's chances against New Zealand.

Episode 172 November 4, 2021

World Cup Locker Room: India hope against hope after win vs Afghanistan

India opened their account at the ongoing T20 World Cup and, at least mathematically, kept themselves in contention with a 66-run win against Afghanistan. Shamik Chakrabarty joins hosts Gaurav Bhatt and Mihir Vasavda to discuss...

Episode 171 November 1, 2021

World Cup Locker Room: End of the road for India after loss to New Zealand?

Shamik Chakrabarty joins hosts Gaurav Bhatt and Mihir Vasavda to discuss the body language of Virat Kohli and Co, the selection and combination issues as well as the road ahead.

Episode 170 October 30, 2021

Game Time: IPL goes global, de Kock’s stand, and Shami’s trolling

Discussing the latest IPL auctions, why Quinton de Kock refused to take the knee, and the trolling against Mohammed Shami.

Episode 169 October 25, 2021

World Cup Locker Room: How India’s heavy loss to Pakistan played out in Dubai

Discussing Pakistan's 10-wicket win over India, Virat Kohli's innings, and the team combinations.

Episode 168 October 23, 2021

Game Time: Why it’s okay to support the Pakistan cricket team

Everything you need to know before you watch the India-Pakistan T20 World Cup match tomorrow.

Episode 167 October 16, 2021

Game Time: ‘Rashmi Rocket’, and the issue of gender testing in sports

Host Mihir Vasavda is joined by the writer of Rashmi Rocket, Aniruddha Guha to talk about the issue with gender testing, and the finding the balance between entertainment and telling a sensitive story.

Episode 166 October 9, 2021

Game Time: The problem with the ‘Spirit of the Game’ in cricket

Talking about the 'Spirit of the Game' in cricket, its problems, and how it operates in other sports.

Episode 165 October 2, 2021

Game Time: What really caused the rift between Paes and Bhupathi?

Hosts Gaurav Bhatt and Mihir Vasavda talk about Zee5's Break Point, a recently released docu-series that explores the controversial legacy of Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupati.

Episode 164 September 25, 2021

Game Time: Into the bizarre world of NFTs, and what it means for sports fans

What are NFTs? What does it mean to own one? And are there any downsides to it? In this episode, hosts Gaurav Bhatt and Mihir Vasada, and producer Shashank Bhargava talk about the bizarre world...

Episode 163 September 18, 2021

Game Time: What worked for India in the test series with England

Discussing the recently concluded England vs India test series that finished in India's favour.

Episode 162 September 11, 2021

Game Time: Neeraj Chopra and Bajrang Punia on their medal wins

The highlights of Indian Express Adda with Neeraj Chopra and Bajrang Punia.

Episode 161 September 4, 2021

Game Time: India’s best medal tally at the Tokyo Paralympics

Talking about the stories of three Indian paralympians and how they won their medals – Sumit Antil, Devendra Jhajharia, and Mariyappan Thangavelu.

Episode 160 August 28, 2021

Game Time: What does the return of the Taliban mean for sports in Afghanistan?

Discussing the future of sports in Afghanistan, and the progress that Cricket and Football have made in the country.

Episode 159 August 21, 2021

Game Time: Were you surprised at India’s win at Lord’s? You shouldn’t be.

Discussing India's spectacular win against England at Lord's on Monday, and why despite India's past such victories should no longer surprise us.