Nitin Sharma

Articles By Nitin Sharma

Asian Athletics Championships: Slow and steady Ajay Kumar Saroj’s late kick takes him to coveted medal in elite field

On Wednesday night, Saroj ran a perfectly tactical race in Doha to win the 1,500m silver medal at the Asian Athletics Championships ahead of Mussab Ali of Qatar in a photo-finish.

Asian Boxing Championships: With his guard up, Kavinder Bisht on brink of glory

With Akhil Kumar as guide, Kavinder Singh plots his way at the Asian Championships and finds himself a step away from a gold medal.

On its Golden jubilee, tracing evolution of Chandigarh Golf Club

The club, which was registered as society in 1966, got the land for building in 1969 with the then Punjab governor Dharma Vira getting the land allocated from UT Administration and the building was inaugurated on April 24, 1969.

Asian Athletics Championships: Coach’s pat bigger than a medal for Shivpal Singh

Shivpal Singh expressed the joy of getting the appreciation of coach Uwe Hohn after winning the silver medal at the Asian Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar.

Faster, stronger Amit Panghal beats Rio Olympics gold medallist in Asian boxing quarterfinal

The Uzbekistan boxer Hasanboy Dusmatov has been known for his jump-and-punch technique but Amit Panghal’s quick footwork meant he could avoid the attacks.

IPL fever grips Tricity

With Kings XI Punjab playing all their home matches at I S Bindra PCA Stadium, it is IPL bonanza in every match for all cricket fans in Tricity and the region. Nitin Sharma spends a day at the stadium to see the fan squad, ground preparations, hospitality challenges and possible business aspects related to IPL in surrounding areas.

Sri Lanka blasts: ‘The whole market is shut and Army has also come’

Chandigarh Lawn Tennis Academy (CLTA) head coach 46-year-old Romen Singh and CLTA trainee and Indian Junior Davis Cup player Krishan Hooda recounted their experience in Sri Lanka when the country was hit by simultaneous bomb blasts.

David Miller all praises about R Ashwin after he leads KXIP to victory against Rajasthan Royals

Before claiming two wickets against Rajasthan Royals during the Kings XI Punjab’s 12- run win, Ashwin played a cameo of 17 runs, which also included two sixes off the last two balls of the match.

Rajasthan Royals look to bounce back in tournament

As the team faces Kings XI Punjab for the first time at IS Bindra PCA Stadium, Mohali on Tuesday, all-rounder Shreyas Gopal sounded confident that the team can bounce back in the tournament.

My focus has been my fitness, my aim was to improve my game: Mohammed Shami

With 17 wickets during the 2015 World Cup, Mohammed Shami played a key role in the Indian team’s march to the semi-finals and the Bengal pacer has shown the same kind of form in ODI in the last six months.

‘Chris Gayle showed that he is the most destructive T20 batsman in world and that’s why he is called Universe Boss’

While Gayle played a smashing knock of 99 runs and guided Kings XI Punjab to a total of 173 for 4 in the allotted 20 overs, Kohli played a knock of 67 runs before De Villiers played an unbeaten knock of 59 runs to guide the visitors to their first win of this IPL season.

IPL 2019: We know that we are playing some good cricket, says KXIP coach Mike Hesson

The R Ashwin-led team would look to enter the play-offs this season with four of the remaining seven matches to be played at their home turf.

IPL 2019: ‘We cannot change the result of last six matches but we can aim to win the next eight’

As Bengaluru faces hosts Kings XI Punjab in a IPL match at IS Bindra PCA Stadium, Mohali, on Saturday, Royal Challengers Bangalore's spinner Yuzvendra Chahal sounded hopeful of a comeback from the team.

IPL 2019: Our plan was to target weak areas of David Warner, says KXIP pacer Ankit Rajpoot

Even though Ankit Rajpoot did not pick any wicket in the match, the 26-year-old gave away only 21 runs in four overs with just six runs coming off in his first two overs.

IPL 2019, KXIP vs SRH: Old friends forge new partnership to see Kings home

David Warner’s sedate half-century goes in vain as KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal stand ensures Kings XI Punjabs’ victory.

Biggest change has been that people now get inspired from me, says Hima Das

Sprinter Hima Das speaks about performance pressure at the senior level, fitness and taking a break for appearing for Class 12 exams.

Chandigarh golfer Karandeep Kochhar finishes third, says this will help him build momentum for the season ahead

Karandeep Kochhar, who has won the PGTI Players Championship at the same club in 2016 as an amateur, had an overall score of 16-under-264 at the historic Tollygunge Club to finish third and the Chandigarh youngster rates it as a motivating performance at the start of the season.

Practice on different courts gives confidence to players, helps shape professional career: Jeremy Bates

With the Road to Wimbledon qualifiers happening in India for the seventh year and with this year's qualifiers for boys event being played in Chandigarh, Bates believes that such opportunities for junior players in India will help them raise their game ahead of professional circuit.

ODI between India and Australia: ‘Turner turned the game around… it was nice to see Australia square the series’

It was a packed house at the stadium with India posting a total of 358 for 9 in 50 overs before Australia reached the target with 13 balls to spare riding high on Turner’s knock and Peter Handscomb’s century.

India vs Australia: Dropped from Test squad, Peter Handscomb back in scheme of things

The 27-year-old Victorian Peter Handscomb had a dismal Test series against India late last year after scoring just 68 runs in four innings.