Nitin Sharma

Articles By Nitin Sharma

‘When I gave birth to my son, I knew I will return to the sport… Khel ke bina reh nahi sakti thi’

After winning three gold medals in women’s 75-kg weightlifting event in SAG in Guwahati, Kavita appeared for trials at Khali’s academy before competing in the WWE tryout in Dubai in April 2017.

Vinesh Phogat first Indian to be nominated for Laureus award

While 2016 Rio Olympics saw Phogat bowing out in the quarter-finals after a knee injury, the Balali-based wrestler from the famous Phogat family made a strong comeback to win the silver medal in last year’s Asian Wrestling Championships.

Pro Wrestling League: Haryana Hammers seize win on UP Dangal on Day 3

Hammers had won the toss and had blocked women’s 62 kg category, which meant that last year’s Asian Championships gold medallist, Navjot Kaur, could not compete. Dangal team blocked the men’s 74 kg category.

PWL 2018: Pooja Dhanda, Haji Aliyev lead MP Yodhas comeback before Sandeep Tomar seals win

Pooja Dhandha, who is leading MP Yodhas in this year's Pro Wrestling League, led the comeback for her team to set up the 4-3 win against Delhi Sultans.

Pro wrestling League: Mumbai Maharathi take down defending champions

While Phogat outclassed youngster Anju with a 8-0 margin before referee stopped the bout in the second last round to hand Mumbai a 4-2 lead in the match, she was impressed with Anju’s fighting ability.

National call-up is reward for all the hard work: Lakhwinder Singh Gill on son Shubman

Shubman Gill had first hogged limelight when he made a world-record 587-run partnership with Nirmal Singh in Punjab and scored 351 runs in Punjab U-16 tournament.

Gill household revels in Lohri gift

A year after winning U-19 World Cup, Punjab prodigy looking forward to sharing dressing room with heroes in New Zealand.

Mohali to host fourth ODI of India-Australia series starting next month

The stadium, which hosted its first ODI in 1993, will be hosting its 25th match on March 10. It will be the 15th time that the Indian team will be playing in an ODI at the stadium.

Proud to be his caddie: Jeev Milkha on son Harjai

Harjai had won the title in seven years’ category in the tournament in 2017.

Aadil Bedi prepares for Asian Tour schedule — and pre-board examination

Aadil Bedi, who had also represented India in last year’s Asian Games, was the youngest player in the final stage of Q School and carded a round of eight-under-63 in the fifth round to secure his Asian Tour card.

Ranji Trophy: Win against Kerala will add to team’s confidence, says Punjab skipper Mandeep Singh

While Punjab has only scored two wins out of seven matches, the Punjab skipper has been one of the leading scorers for the team with six half-centuries this season.

Ranji Trophy: On green track, leggie Mayank Markande spins Punjab to bonus-point win

Mayank Markande’s four scalps meant Kerala could only give Punjab a target of 127 runs, which was easily achieved by openers Shubman Gill and Jiwanjot Singh for a seven-point victory.

Can’t believe PM Modi spoke about me: Lassi seller’s boxer daughter Rajni

Earlier this month, The Indian Express had reported Rajni’s gold medal triumph in the 46-kg category of the Junior Nationals at Chandigarh, through the eyes of a father who, over the years, had diligently set aside a substantial portion of his profits for the family’s boxer.

Ranji Trophy: Sandeep Warrier leads Kerala fightback

Warrier, 27, claimed five wickets for 83 runs to restrict Punjab’s first innings lead to just 96.

Ranji Trophy: Siddharth Kaul, one for the long haul

Siddharth Kaul's 12th five-wicket haul in first-class cricket not only ensured that Kerala were bundled out for just 121 but also helped Kaul reach the milestone of 200 first- class wickets in 57 matches.

Shubman Gill keen to make every post a winner

The last two weeks have seen Gill posting 268 against Tamil Nadu, followed by 148 against Hyderabad earlier this week, a match which Punjab almost won.

Jyoti Randhawa, a lover of adventure – on land, sea and air

The golfer was arrested by the Uttar Pradesh Forest department for poaching in Motipur range, where his father has a farmhouse.

When a local lad racks up record runs in Ranji Trophy, and the seats are all empty

When Mohali youngster Shubman Gill became the highest individual scorer this Ranji Trophy season, the feat was watched by less than a dozen spectators.

Junior Boxing Nationals: Teens Vinka, Raj Sahiba on long road to success

After winning the titles in the 63Kg and 70Kg categories respectively, Vinka and Raj Sahiba, recalled the important part these vehicles had played in their progress.

Junior Women Boxing Championship: Lassi seller’s daughter Rajni wins gold

Sixteen-year-old Rajni made her way to meet her teammates after her 3-0 win over Ragini Upadhyay of Uttar Pradesh in the women’s 46 kg final of the 2nd Junior Women Boxing Championship at the Chandigarh University.