Karan Prashant Saxena

Karan is a Sub-editor (Sports ) at the Express. He tweets at @karanpsaxena92.

Articles By Karan Prashant Saxena

How AB de Villiers inspired Pawan Kumar Sehrawat’s rise in kabaddi

After catching everyone's eye in the Pro Kabaddi League, there is only one goal for Pawan Kumar Sehrawat - he wants to make it into India's national team.

‘The Finisher’: How often MS Dhoni finishes matches in the final over in ODIs

MS Dhoni gained the reputation of being called as "the finisher" for India in his early days. At 37-years-old, he showed why during the 2nd ODI against Australia in Adelaide.

Tottenham Hotspur vs Manchester United preview: Battle of the job contenders

Manchester United have won their previous five encounters under new manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. But against Tottenham, it will be Ole's biggest test so far, for more than one reason.

India vs UAE Preview, AFC Asian Cup 2019: After Thailand high, stiff challenge for India against UAE

India left several fans surprised when they beat Thailand 4-1 in their opening match. But things will only get more difficult when they face hosts UAE on Thursday.

Indian Badminton in 2018: PV Sindhu’s World Tour Final gold caps year of heavy scheduling woes

In the year when heavy scheduling of tournaments became a major focus, Olympic gold medallist PV Sindhu struck gold at World Tour Finals to cap off the season.

Hockey in 2018: Too many chapters, but same old story without a happy ending for India

The theme in Indian hockey in 2018 remained the same as in the past - chopping and changing - player to coach - and the consistency remained missing in a World Cup year.

WWE in 2018: The year when women’s revolution truly began

WWE ushered in a new era in 2018 which moved the focus from John Cena and Roman Reigns to the women with Ronda Rousey and Becky Lynch the biggest stars. It also saw first women-only PPV in Evolution.

Hockey World Cup 2018: Belgium win maiden World Cup twice in one night

In one night, Belgium did something they had never done before - twice. With 3-2 (0-0) scoreline in shootouts, the Red Lions secure the gold.

Hockey World Cup 2018: India coach Harendra Singh officially reprimanded for comments against referees

FIH said that the official reprimand will be held against Harendra Singh and will be taken into consideration if he again breaches another Code of Conduct at a future event.

Hockey World Cup 2018 Final, Belgium vs Netherlands Preview: Old rivalry, new destination

The two teams have met 13 times before in which the team in orange have a 6-5 record. But in the World Cup, the Dutch have won all the three times, a factor which might play in the minds of the team in red.

Hockey World Cup 2018: Netherlands stun defending champions Australia in thrilling semi-final

The Netherlands stunned defending Australia in the first penalty shootout of the tournament and reached their seventh Hockey World Cup final.

Hockey World Cup 2018: Belgium’s ‘golden generation’ presented with ‘golden’ opportunity

Belgium stormed into the 2018 World Cup final by handing England a 6-0 hiding at the Kalinga stadium.

Hockey World Cup 2018: We will not review any umpiring decisions, says FIH CEO

After India's 2-1 defeat in the quarterfinals, coach Harendra Singh blamed the umpires for making errors in decisions during the match.

Hockey World Cup 2018: England coach Danny Kerry’s journey from heart-attack to semifinal

In 2017, Danny Kerry was rushed to a hospital in Johannesburg after a heart attack. A year and six months later, he is preparing the England men's team for their Hockey World Cup semi-final against Belgium.

Hockey World Cup 2018: Dragflicker Alexander Hendrickx, a rising name in Belgium’s corner

With five goals in the tournament so far, Alexander Hendrickx has established himself as one of the rising stars in the team.

Hockey World Cup 2018: Coach Harendra Singh blames referee decisions for India’s early exit

Amid a tense atmosphere in the room, the Indian coach was asked to weigh in on what went wrong in the match. After giving a brief apology to the home fans, Harendra Singh immediately pointed fingers at the referees.

Hockey World Cup 2018: Netherlands extend India’s wait for second World Cup

For most of the match, India and Netherlands cancelled each other out until Mink van der Weerden converted a late penalty corner to prolong the hosts' 43-year-wait for a semi-final spot.

Hockey World Cup 2018: Hours before India vs Netherlands, a Dutch hockey coach grooves to ‘Chak de India’

As soon as the DJ played 'Chak de India', the Indian fans joined in with the Dutch fans as a round of bhangra started.

Hockey World 2018: Bhubaneswar – A city in love with hockey and art

Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) initiated the drive to create wall paintings in February 2016 with the city being chosen to host the Hockey World Cup.

It was our mistake: Manpreet Singh on Indian players entering VIP lounge

According to media reports, Hockey India officials 'yelled at' the Indian players for entering the VIP lounge at Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar.