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Gaurav Bhatt


Meet the Bundesliga fan you can’t keep out of a stadium
Tue, May 19, 2020

Meet football’s new poster boy: Borussia Moenchengladbach supporter Ingo Mueller started the ‘cutouts in the stands’ trend.

Sania Mirza LIVE: ‘I don’t know when my son will be able to see his father again’
Fri, May 22, 2020

Sania Mirza says it’s been difficult to deal with the pandemic with husband Shoaib Malik in Sialkot, Pakistan but hopes their positivity will see them through the social distancing times.

Secrets from India’s best: Paes, Sania & Bopanna share what makes them special
Tue, May 12, 2020

In a series of webinars, Leander Paes' love for Pac-Man in his childhood, Sania Mirza's forehand, and Rohan Bopanna's practice sessions with players half his age were discussed quite candidly.

Meet Sureshkumar Sonachalam, the emcee of the AITA-SAI tennis webinars
Tue, May 12, 2020

The fortnight-long 'webinar' on tennis coaches' education concluded on Saturday, and Sureshkumar Sonachalam, who anchored the series, is already missing the one thing to look forward to during lockdown.

UFC returns as more real… behind closed doors
Mon, May 11, 2020

As one of the first sporting contests to return live amid a vocal clamour for normalcy, the closed-doors UFC 249 event presented the gritty aspect of fighting often lost in the spectacle.

Lord and Master: How Dilip Vengsarkar conquered Lord’s with three tons
Thu, Apr 30, 2020

Dilip Vengsarkar looks back at his three Test tons at Lord’s — the only such feat by an overseas batsman — that are remembered till date.

WWE wakes up to reality of the coronavirus crisis
Fri, Apr 17, 2020

WWE released close to 30 workers, including the legendary Kurt Angle, due to coronavirus crisis, exposing Vince McMahon's dealing with the pandemic as his biggest show of weakness so far.

Ides of March 2020: How corona lockdown pulled the plug of several tantalising sporting tales
Sun, Mar 29, 2020

It was shaping as a year of mouth-watering showdowns, riveting league endings and eagerly anticipated last hurrahs. But earlier this month, the world’s priority changed. How the corona lockdown pulled the plug of those several tantalising sporting tales featuring Liverpool, Thiem, Le Bron, Hamilton and Dhoni.

Five-year wait: Vinesh Phogat, Neeraj Chopra on what the postponement of Tokyo Olympics means
Wed, Mar 25, 2020

While disappointment is the overriding emotion, Indian athletes believe Olympic postponement is the right decision.

Brothers from different mothers: Vikas Krishan and Neeraj Goyat
Tue, Mar 24, 2020

A bloody fight made them close friends and time turned them into brothers who constantly watch each other's back.

With sport on pause, athletes press play
Sun, Mar 22, 2020

Some of the top footballers will take to the joystick and so will Formula One drivers as official esport competitions crop up in the wake of coronavirus putting on-field action on hold. Gaurav Bhatt details how gaming is being sought after by sport-starved fans, athletes and broadcasters.

Asian Boxing Qualifiers: Pooja Rani to carry Hawa Singh’s legacy into Olympics
Mon, Mar 09, 2020

Pooja Rani trained at the Hawa Singh Boxing academy in Bhiwani, under the late Arjuna and Dronacharya awardee's son Sanjay Kumar, who wants the 28-year-old to succeed more than his own daughter Nupur.

UFC 248: Israel Adesanya, the Kiwi from Nigeria, looks to soar against Yoel Romero
Sun, Mar 08, 2020

Inspired by Jackie Chan, Tony Jaa and anime, Israel Adesanya took up martial arts and last month became the first fighter to become Kiwi sportsman of the year.

Putting together the perfect tennis player with Mary Pierce
Tue, Mar 03, 2020

From fitness of Martina Navratilova to the heart of Monica Seles, here's what Mary Pierce's perfect tennis player looks like.

Ritu Phogat comes out on top again, takes One Championship MMA record to 2-0
Sat, Feb 29, 2020

It wasn't the first-round knockout that Ritu Phogat had been hoping for, but Friday's decision win should be more reassuring. The wrestler-turned-MMA fighter took Wu Chiao Chen of China down at will over three rounds, taking her MMA record to 2-0.

In pin-drop silence, Ritu Phogat hopes to pin-down rival
Fri, Feb 28, 2020

The coronavirus outbreak prompted promoters to convert the 'King of the Jungle' event into an empty arena show for broadcast only.

Mary Pierce looks back at a career less ordinary
Wed, Feb 26, 2020

It was during the 2000 Roland Garros quarterfinal against perennial rival Monica Seles that Mary Pierce pulled out a stroke that remains a fixture in most 'best shots ever' montages; a running, high-jumping, front-facing, between-the-legs lob.

Tyson Fury’s KO: The Blood, Belt and the Business
Sun, Feb 23, 2020

Tyson Fury had similarly bullied Wilder for the majority of their first meeting in December 2018, before two sensational, late knockdowns salvaged a split draw.

Deontay Wilder vs Tyson Fury II: Fight of the decade
Sat, Feb 22, 2020

On Sunday morning, the undefeated Wilder and Fury will pummel each other in heavyweight boxing's most anticipated rematch in a long time.

Thiem: The 90s kid with boy-band looks who can upstage the aging rock stars
Tue, Feb 04, 2020

2020 might finally see a new Slam champ and the Austrian with dyed blonde hair could be the one to end tennis' Big 3 monopoly.