Shivam Saha

Shivam Saha is a sports aficionado who spends his time admiring the occasional reverse-swing and the art of tiki-taka. He tweets at @shvm_kr.

Articles By Shivam Saha

Gurpreet Singh Sandhu, a watertight defence and Udanta: What worked for India against Qatar

Despite having negligible or no chance of making it to their first World Cup finals, a goalless stalemate in Doha against Asian champions Qatar in 2022 qualifying on Tuesday has filled the Blue Tigers with pride.

Pro Kabaddi: Vikas Kandola shines as Haryana Steelers end Bengal Warriors’ unbeaten streak

In a close-contested battle between two adept sides, the 21-year-old Haryana Steelers raider, Vikas Kandola earned eleven points to guide his side to a 36-33 win against Maninder Singh's Bengal Warriors.

US Open: Sumit Nagal’s family charts his journey as he takes on Federer today

US Open Sumit Nagal vs Roger Federer: Ahead of arguably the biggest match of his career, Sumit Nagal's family talk about how he was pushed to tennis and how he loved to fly kites on Independence Day.

Dabang Delhi’s Naveen Kumar on team’s plans and learning from Joginder Narwal

Ahead of the Delhi leg which starts from August 24, raider Naveen Kumar credits his performance to the guidance of senior players, especially Joginder Narwal, who he says he considers an "elder brother."

Rescue acts, a concussion and a dream debut: The second Ashes Test had everything but a result

From Steve Smith retiring hurt due to a Jofra Archer bouncer, to Ben Stokes' century in the second innings to Marnus Labuschagne becoming the first concussion substitute in Test cricket, a look back at the second Ashes Test.

World Cup 2019: From Shikhar to Shankar, how injuries have affected Team India

World Cup 2019: Indian all-rounder Vijay Shankar was Monday ruled out of the ongoing World Cup due to a toe injury and is likely to be replaced by Mayank Agarwal, who is yet to make his ODI debut.

AIFF vs I-League: All you need to know about the ongoing tussle

AIFF is likely to induct ISL as the country's premier league in an Executive Meet on July 3. The federation's general secretary has pointed due to an agreement penned in 2010, ISL will be made the “most senior and prestigious” competition of Indian football.

India will definitely beat Pakistan again in this World Cup: Kapil Dev

Kapil Dev admitted that Pakistan used to be the favourites during his playing days but today the scenario has changed. 

Mary Kom hints at retirement after Tokyo Olympics

Boxer Mary Kom revealed that she would like to retire from the sport after Tokyo Olympics next year but wants to end her career on a high note by winning a gold medal for India.

From 1975 to 2015: How the run graph at World Cups kept soaring

The popularity of shorter formats, smaller venues, the introduction of powerplays and the addition of other batting friendly innovations in the sport are a few reasons that can be listed as the reason behind the rise.

Dhoni to Gayle, players likely to appear in their final World Cup

The cricketing extravaganza, which starts from May 30, could see multiple cricketers donning the international colours for the last time.

I took this chance because I see India as a ‘sleeping giant’ in football: Igor Stimac

Igor Stimac, the newly-appointed coach of the Indian men's football team, called the men in blue 'sleeping giant' of the sport but said that he was happy with their progress.

‘Slap-Gate’ to spot-fixing allegations: The biggest controversies that hit the IPL

From the spot-fixing scandal or the infamous 'slap-gate', there's never been a shortage of controversy in the Indian Premier League since it started in 2008.

IPL 2019: The best batting performances in the IPL over the years

It was a cloudy evening in Bangalore but it was Brendon McCullum who burst on the RCB bowlers as he went on to smash an unbeaten 158 off 73 deliveries, helping the cash-rich T20 league get off to a rousing start.

In Cristiano Ronaldo, Leonardo Bonucci, Juventus did best transfer business

The five-time Champions League winner, Ronaldo, like Real Madrid, finds that extra edge when it comes to Champions League.

Congress wins Ampati assembly seat, emerges single largest party in Meghalaya

Congress now has 21 MLAs in the 60-member Meghalaya Assembly. Ruling National People's Party (NPP), which is currently leading the coalition government in the state with the support of regional parties and BJP, has 20 MLAs. 

Love him or hate him, Sergio Ramos is the ‘go to’ man for finals

Looking at Real Madrid’s last four Champions League victories, we can see how influential Sergio Ramos has been to the equation.

After Europa League vulnerability, EFL Cup remains only hope for Arsene Wenger

The EFL Cup final between Arsenal and Manchester City is Arsene Wenger's best hopes of winning a trophy this season.

UEFA Champions League: Harry Kane carries burden of Spurs’ hopes against Juventus

Hailed as the most lethal center forward in Premier League, the battle between Tottenham's number 10 Harry Kane and Juventus' number 1 Gianluigi Buffon is something the football fans would be looking forward to.

Manchester derby: In Paul Pogba’s absence, Manchester United still plan to halt Pep Guardiola’s winning run

Manchester United host local-rivals City on Sunday looking to end their unbeaten run in the league and bridging the gap at the top.