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Sunday, November 28, 2021

Daksh Panwar


After decades, Tikaits of west UP take centre stage in capital again
Sun, Jan 31, 2021

With the emotional appeal on Thursday and by staring the government down, farm leader Rakesh Tikait has put the BJP in a quandary.

‘Cricket Samrat’ was a window to the sport in the Hindi heartland before TV, internet
Fri, Jun 26, 2020

From its humble beginnings in West Delhi in 1978, it rode on cricket’s expanding footprint in the country. Between Lord’s 1983 and Bombay 1987, it grew exponentially as Indian cricket hit its apogee.

Fans’ reaction to ICC ban on Shakib Al Hasan speaks of both game and nation
Mon, Nov 04, 2019

Shakib has a far greater impact on Bangladeshis than Tendulkar had on Indians. In terms of popularity, he is their Sachin Tendulkar, Virat Kohli, Shah Rukh Khan and Rajinikanth rolled into one.

Diego Maradona movie review: Ode to a fallen hero
Wed, Nov 25, 2020

Diego Maradona movie review: There's plenty to enjoy in this Asif Kapadia documentary. Visuals of Maradona, culled from 500 hours of previously unseen footage (the discovery of which is itself worth a documentary), weaving his magic on the football field and then losing his grip away from it.

India vs Bangladesh: Mushfiqur Rahim and his adrenaline rush
Fri, Nov 01, 2019

Celebrated for the winning runs he hit and mocked for the winning runs he didn’t, Mushfiqur Rahim and his passion for the game makes him the most Bangladeshi of all cricketers.

Father of all comebacks: Tiger earns back his stripes
Tue, Apr 16, 2019

14 years after his last Augusta title, 11 years after his last Major win, 9 years after public shame; Woods finds his golden touch, gets back the swagger, gives golf a new lifeline and pens sports’ greatest comeback tale.

IPL 2019: T20, not Gary Kirsten’s cup of tea
Sat, Apr 13, 2019

The South African’s Arsene Wenger-like approach, with emphasis on team-building than immediate results, hasn’t reaped rewards in the IPL

India vs Australia 4th ODI: Series slipping from India’s grasp
Mon, Mar 11, 2019

Dewy outfield and an error-strewn performance by India takes the series to a decider. India lost the fourth ODI from a strong position in Mohali.

India vs Australia 4th ODI: Shikhar Dhawan in search of runs
Sun, Mar 10, 2019

With Shikhar Dhawan, it’s not just the lack of runs but the modes of dismissals as well that tell a perturbing tale of his travails.

Pro Wrestling League wrap: Usual contenders stand out among Indians
Fri, Feb 01, 2019

In a significantly watered-down Pro Wrestling League (PWL) competition this season, Indian wrestlers, for a change, weren't getting outclassed left, right and centre.

India vs Australia Test series: India’s breakout stars
Tue, Jan 08, 2019

The Indian Express spoke to coaches of Rishabh Pant, Kuldeep Yadav and Mayank Agarwal to get a sense of how they managed to unshackle themselves on the big stage.

The continued rise of IPL chairman Rajeev Shukla’s aide Akram Saifi — and Saharanpur
Sat, Nov 17, 2018

In Saharanpur, the buzz in cricketing circles is all about Akram Saifi’s lifestyle and selfies with the who’s who of Indian cricket, entertainment and politics.

Caught in sting seeking sexual favours, IPL chief Rajeev Shukla’s aide Akram Saifi back
Fri, Nov 16, 2018

An investigation has found that the clean chit to Akram Saifi ignored BCCI’s own anti-corruption guidelines and several red flags by cricketers and former associates.

After Virat Kohli’s objection and support for Dukes, SG open to raising seam
Fri, Oct 12, 2018

SG, the official suppliers of Test balls in India, said on Thursday they are open to raise the seam of the cherry to placate Team India.

Kisan Kranti Yatra: On two sides of the farmer-police divide, a father and a son
Thu, Oct 04, 2018

A policeman, one of nearly 2,500 manning the border Tuesday, stood atop the UP Gate flyover as part of bandobast. From his vantage point in front of the water cannon, he could see a sea of increasingly impatient farmers ready to march into Delhi. One of them was his father.

Mitti ka Sher: Jassa Patti or Jaskanwar Singh Gill?
Mon, Aug 13, 2018

On the mud, he is Virat Kohli plus, as one of the many songs on him extol. Jaskanwar Singh Gill, aka Jassa Patti, returns from an international championship in Turkey after he was told to remove his patka.

After Masters, Shubhankar Sharma faces bachelor’s hurdle
Wed, May 02, 2018

Shubhankar Sharma, who recently became the youngest Indian to play at Augusta, is a BA Political Science (Honours) student at Delhi University’s School of Open Learning (SOL).

IPL 2018: Captaincy is the least of Delhi Daredevils’ worries
Thu, Apr 26, 2018

There’s been neither ‘identification’ nor ‘persistence’ when it comes to Delhi Daredevils and no one captures it better than Gautam Gambhir

Mahendra Singh Dhoni: The keeper of India’s faith
Sun, Feb 18, 2018

With no worthy replacement, these are the checks and balance to say that MS Dhoni is the keeper of India's faith.

Shubankar Sharma, a golfer driven by unconventional wisdom
Fri, Jan 12, 2018

From a reluctant participant at Joburg Open to securing British Open invite, Shubhankar Sharma makes rapid strides.

Ranji Trophy 2017 quarterfinals: Old fox Vinay Kumar keeps learning new tricks
Fri, Dec 08, 2017

In his 100th Ranji Trophy game, Karnataka captain Vinay Kumar rattled Mumbai's batting order, claiming a six-wicket haul and reducing his opponents to 173 all out.

Out of the box: Stories behind India’s five Gold medals at the Women’s Youth World Boxing Championships
Tue, Jun 26, 2018

Behind India's record haul of five gold medals at the AIBA World Women’s Youth Boxing Championships are stories of grit from the homes of five girls.

Haryana minister announces a cow each as prize for top boxers
Fri, Dec 01, 2017

State Animal Husbandry Minister Om Prakash Dhankar, who is also president of the Boxing Haryana Association, pointed out the “benefits” of cow’s milk for boxers.

Ranji Trophy 2017-18: Palam grass greener for Delhi against UP
Thu, Nov 02, 2017

On a pitch offering assistance, Ishant Sharma and Navdeep Saini made the new ball dance

Ranji Trophy 2017-18: Winning is the only option for UP against Delhi
Wed, Nov 01, 2017

UP's most bizarre performance came against Railways as they needed 94 runs to win but first lost their marbles and then the match, folding for 72.