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Nitin Sharma


Nitin Sharma

Nitin Sharma is a Special Correspondent with The Indian Express, Chandigarh and tweets at @Nitinsharma631

Cycling to success: Hard work and no shortcuts reason for Arshdeep’s India selection
Mon, May 23, 2022

Arshdeep, who has impressed one and all with his control and economy, especially during the death overs, has been named alongside pacers Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Harshal Patel, Avesh Khan and Umran Malik.

It was my dream to trend on Twitter, says world champ Nikhat Zareen
Fri, May 20, 2022

After becoming only the fifth Indian woman boxer to become world champion, Nikhat Zareen, 25, spoke about her Olympics dream.

Don’t wear shorts they would tell Nikhat, today she is a world champion: Father Jameel
Sun, May 22, 2022

Boxer Nikhat Zareen has overcome societal prejudice, fought in the shadow of a legend, recovered from a major shoulder injury to win her first World Championship medal, a gold in the 52 kg category.

How an underweight Rohtak girl Parveen got a World Boxing bronze
Thu, May 19, 2022

On Wednesday, 21-year-old Parveen lost by a 1:4 split decision against Amy Broadhurst of Ireland in the 63kg semi-final of the IBA World Women’s Boxing Championship in Turkey, not before ensuring a medal at the world stage.

Nikhat’s Istanbul run: Enters maiden Boxing World Championship final
Thu, May 19, 2022

Beats Brazil's Caroline Almeida by unanimous decision in the semifinals; will take on Thailand's Jitpong Jutamas in the flyweight final on Thursday.

Tough times and passion to learn take Manisha to Boxing Worlds podium
Tue, May 17, 2022

24-year-old Manisha secured her maiden world championship medal with a 4:1 split decision win over Mongolia’s Namuun Mankhor in the 57 Kg category at the IBA Women’s World Boxing Championship in Istanbul, Turkey.

‘Focus and perseverance’: UT boy Charanjot looks to bag India’s first Esports medal
Sun, May 08, 2022

While Charanjot did not have his own gaming console, he would spend time at his friend's homes to play video games often.

Whichever era or format, key is to be consistent and be better player: Syed Kirmani
Sat, May 07, 2022

"Every era comes to an end and it happened with the West Indies cricket team, followed by the rise of the Indian team in the 1980’s — including the 1983 Cricket World Cup. Then we saw the dominance of the Australian team and players like Ricky Ponting showed their mettle.

Behind Gundappa’s magic wrist, a Pataudi trick: ‘exercise with buckets full of water’
Mon, Apr 25, 2022

From talking about his early days in cricket to his favourite knocks, the 73-year-old cricketer, who scored 6080 runs in Test cricket for India including 14 centuries in 91 Test matches, spoke on a range of cricketing stories.

Chandigarh girl bags International Master title in chess
Thu, Apr 21, 2022

The tournament was Tarini's first since Februrary 2020, and though she had had enough practice during online tourneys in the interim, she always knew Budapest was going to be her real test of skills.

Haryana removes caste rider in sports scholarship scheme
Tue, Apr 19, 2022

The annual scheme will also see the scholarship of Rs 60,000, Rs 48,000 and Rs 36,000 being awarded to gold, silver and bronze medallists, respectively, at the national level

After his parents’ 18-hole attention, city golfer Yuvraj wins title — and their affection
Sat, Apr 16, 2022

It was Yuvraj's third title of his professional career -- and the most important one as it was won on his home soil and his parents Brigadier Balwinder Sandhu and Baljit Sandhu walked for all the 18 holes during all the four days of the tournament.

Ex-BCCI secy, former Team India manager barred for life
Thu, Apr 14, 2022

The respondents released funds of PCA to MCA fully knowing that MCA is not affiliated with PCA and even the registration of MCA is under challenge before the Punjab and Haryana High Court.

Chandigarh swimmer wins gold medal in women’s 50 m breastroke event in Thailand tourney
Sat, Apr 09, 2022

The Chandigarh swimmer, who was competing in her first national or international swimming meet in the last six months, returned to the pool with a bang with a gold medal in the women’s 50 m breastroke event in the Thailand Age Group Swimming Championships 2022 at Samut Prakan, Thailand.

Wanted to make that day special for my country… glad I could achieve the feat, says Dinesh Khanna
Wed, Apr 06, 2022

Khanna would train at his home court prior to the three-week national camp in Lucknow.

Tragedy strikes 16-yr-old shuttler, father dies on day of her final
Mon, Apr 04, 2022

During her semi-final match, Khatri’s father, Sudesh Kumar, had gone to the nearby market to get some fruits for her. But on the way, he suffered a massive heart attack and breathed his last at a private hospital in Mohali. At the time, Khatri was playing in the final and was only told that her father’s health had worsened.

Explained: Why Tokyo bronze medalist boxer Lovlina has to change weight class
Sun, Apr 03, 2022

While Lovlina has to either step down to 66 kg or step up to 75 kg to be able to qualify for Paris, three established Indian male boxers will have to change their category.

‘Proud to win women’s title in my second competitive rally… finished 12th among 21 riders’
Thu, Mar 10, 2022

It was only in November 2019 that Dixit got to know about the 34th edition of the SJOBA Rally to be held in March 2020.

Kapil Dev interacts with Raj Angad Bawa, Harnoor Singh: ‘Rewards come later… a cricketer should be motivated to perform better and excel’
Wed, Mar 09, 2022

With Bawa, who was the man of the final in the U-19 World Cup final against England, and Singh, who scored a century in the U-19 World Cup, acting a bit shy, Dev motivated them to speak their mind and also gave them one important lesson.

Jadeja’s brilliance a perfect summary of Day 3 as fans savour ‘memorable match’
Mon, Mar 07, 2022

Jadeja scored an unbeaten 175 runs in India’s first innings and also claimed a total of nine wickets in the match.

For this fan, it was the moment of a lifetime to witness Virat Kohli make history
Sun, Mar 06, 2022

Simranjeet, who works as a senior assistant in the Punjab home guard department, was born with hearing impairment and had shifted to Chandigarh from his native village Khizrabad in Mohali.

Kohli writes history: Fans rejoice as Kohli plays his 100th Test match
Sat, Mar 05, 2022

While the fans were enthralled by Kohli’s 76-ball knock of 45 runs, Rishabh Pant’s breezy knock of 96 runs off 97 balls too made the fans cheer with joy.

‘Warne was one of the best in the business’
Sat, Mar 05, 2022

Warne took three wickets for six runs in his remaining three overs and ended with match figures of 4 for 36 to help Australia to a five-run win and into the final of the 1996 World Cup.

India vs Sri Lanka, 1st Test: 4000 fans come to watch Virat Kohli’s milestone match in Mohali
Sat, Mar 05, 2022

The 4,000 odd fans, who had started to arrive at the stadium as early as 6.30 in the morning, were delighted with India choosing to bat first.

Virat Kohli’s 100th Test: Across the border in Gujranwala, Kohli super-fan has his heart in Mohali
Fri, Mar 04, 2022

Virat Kohli's 100th Test: Throughout the game, Hussain— who became a social media star when he kept waving the batsman’s poster during a PSL game last month in Lahore—would be wearing the replica of Kohli’s Test jersey, which a friend had brought for him from Dubai.