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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.

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 127 April 24, 2021

Trend-spotting: Why Haryana dominates Indian Wrestling (REBROADCAST)

Check out this episode from our archives where we discuss why players from Haryana dominate Indian wrestling.

Episode 126 April 17, 2021

99.94: Rohit Sharma vs Zaheer Khan (REBROADCAST)

Check out this episode from our archives where we pit Rohit Sharma with Zaheer Khan and see who is the better cricketer.

Episode 125 April 10, 2021

Game Time: How an aspiring Olympic boxer became a gangster

Deepak Pahal’s journey from being a junior India international boxer to becoming one of the most wanted criminals on the radar of the Delhi police.

Episode 124 April 3, 2021

Game Time: Saina, and why the bar for sports biopics is really low in India

Reviewing ‘Saina’ and talking about how it compares with other Indian sports biopics.

Episode 123 March 27, 2021

Game Time: Why Indian cricket has not seen talent like this in years

Gaurav Bhatt is joined by Sandip G to talk about this great pool of talent, the options India has at every position, and what has made this possible.

Episode 122 March 20, 2021

Game Time: What fencer Bhavani Devi qualifying for Olympics means for India

What led to Bhavani Devi’s rise, the challenges she faced, and what makes fencing unique.

Episode 121 March 13, 2021

Game Time: From Badminton to Wrestling, catching up with all sports March

Catching up on the big events in Badminton, Boxing, Wrestling, Hockey and Shooting that have happened this month.

Episode 120 March 6, 2021

Game Time: Mumbai City coach Lobera on ACL qualification and coaching in India

Mumbai City coach Sergio Lobera on making it to the AFC Champions League, the challenges of coaches in India, and his relationship with Pep Guardiola.

Episode 119 February 27, 2021

Game Time: From PV Sindhu’s Olympic training to Bajrang Punia’s prospects in Rome

In this episode, Gaurav Bhatt and Mihir Vasavda are joined by Shivani Naik to talk about the upcoming events in Badminton, Table Tennis, Wrestling, and Boxing.

Episode 118 February 20, 2021

Game Time: The story behind the world’s biggest cricket stadium in Motera

Talking about the political history of Motera stadium, the upcoming India-England test match, and why the stadium's pitch has garnered criticism.

Episode 117 February 13, 2021

Game Time: Star Sports’ Sanjog Gupta on broadcasting during the pandemic

The remote broadcasting of sports, during the pandemic, faced many challenges but it also gained its fair share of rewards.

Episode 116 February 6, 2021

Game Time: Learnings from the Wrestling Nationals and Aus Open build-up

In this episode, our hosts discuss the recently-concluded wrestling nationals and the upcoming Australian Open.

Episode 115 January 30, 2021

Game Time: Where does India-England stand in cricket rivalries

English cricket writers Lawrence Booth and Ali Martin join Sriram Veera to discuss how India's triumph in Australia was viewed in England and whether the England vs India rivalry is on par with The Ashes.

Episode 114 January 23, 2021

Game Time: India’s generation-defining win Down Under

In this week's episode, Mihir Vasavda is joined by Sriram Veera and Sandip G to talk about India's dramatic series win against Australia.

Episode 113 January 16, 2021

Game Time: Reckoning with racism in cricket and the setbacks at Thailand Open

Whether the Sydney Test incident will lead to lasting changes in cricket and why we shouldn’t worry about India’s poor performance at the Thailand Open.

Episode 112 January 11, 2021

Express delivery: India’s great escape

R Ashwin and Hanuma Vihari’s stunning resilience, Cheteshwar Pujara and Rishabh Pant’s intent, and the ugly scenes from the stands, which held-up play on Sunday, as India snatched a draw in the third Test against...

Episode 111 January 9, 2021

Game Time: Should sportspersons complain about Covid restrictions?

In this episode, Gaurav and Mihir discuss to what extent are sportspersons justified in being annoyed by the COVID-19 restrictions.

Episode 110 January 2, 2021

Game Time: How the Olympics will shape up in the future

What are the challenges of promoting the Olympics? Will breakdancing, surfing and esports become mainstream in the future? And what will Olympians look like in the future?

Episode 109 December 30, 2020

Express Delivery: Inside Team India’s dressing room after MCG Test win

A peek into what transpired inside the dressing room after the Adelaide debacle, how debutant Mohammed Siraj reacted when his teammates raised a toast to his performance and the role of bowling coach Bharat Arun...

Episode 108 December 26, 2020

Game Time: What 2020 has meant for sports

What 2020 has meant for sports and the lessons the sporting world can take from this year.

Episode 107 December 19, 2020

Express Delivery: Decoding the great Indian batting collapse in Adelaide

Discussing the scarcely-believable performance by Virat Kohli’s ‘New India’, who were dismissed for 36 against Australia in the first Test.

Episode 106 December 19, 2020

Ramachandra Guha on the sophistication, tamasha and politics of Indian cricket

Ramachandra Guha talks about how cricket has changed over the years, the dangers of making superstars out of sportsmen, the politics of BCCI, and his latest book 'The Commonwealth of Cricket'.

Episode 105 December 12, 2020

Game Time: Why sports persons speaking in support of farmers matters

How sportspersons are speaking in support of farmers and why it matters.

Episode 104 December 5, 2020

Game Time: Why Maradona has had a lasting impact on Indian football’s psyche

Discussing what made Maradona one of the biggest legends in football and his lasting impact on Indian football's psyche.

Episode 103 November 28, 2020

Game Time: Rohit Sharma’s hamstring, Djokovic’s antics, Mike Tyson’s comeback

Discussing Ishant Sharma and Rohit Sharma being ruled out of the Australia series, Novak Djokovic wanting only three sets at Grand Slams, and Mike Tyson’s comeback.