Gaurav Bhatt

Articles By Gaurav Bhatt

Sports Authority of India (SAI) didn’t release funds for treatment, says boxer Manoj Kumar

Manoj Kumar, who has been diagnosed with a stress fracture in his left hip joint, says the injury first flared up at the Asian Games last year. Manoj was dropped from list of boxers from ongoing training camp.

Club of aces: Tracing the legacy of Calcutta South Club

Davis Cup’s return to the grasscourts of Calcutta South Club has brought with it nostalgia surrounding the venue which shaped many of Indian tennis’ famous victories and influential players.

How Novak Djokovic, the best returner, tackled Rafael Nadal’s new serve

The key to the 6-3, 6-2, 6-3 demolition job was how the returner supreme dealt with Nadal's improved serves.

Vikas Krishan turns pro, turns heads with second-round stoppage

After making short work of his outmatched opponent, he tweeted the hashtag along with a clip from the bout. And if the number of tweets following his performance are any indication, the nickname just might catch on.

D Gukesh, latest pre-teen Grandmaster, wants to continue having fun

For Gukesh, next up was state-mate R Praggnanandhaa, who became India's youngest GM last June at 12 years, 10 months and 14 days.

Sports in 2018: Remains of the Year

It was the year of the FIFA World Cup, Team India ruling the MCG and Novak Djokovic scripting a comeback to savour. But the past 12 months saw several incidents which, though making headlines at that time, slipped off public memory in months to come,

India vs Australia: Why Virat Kohli caught, but KL Rahul dropped

KL Rahul, who was still rising as the ball burst through his outstretched fingers, was slow to react and couldn’t time his jump to Kohliesque perfection.

Billboards, charity, hacked printers in Swedish YouTuber PewDiePie’s numbers war with T-Series

T-Series, which started out in the 80s selling music recordings, covers and bhajans joined YouTube in 2006 and its subscriber base has exploded in the last two years thanks to cheap smartphones and cheaper data.

Vijender Singh’s American dream

A year after his last professional bout, Indian boxer Vijender Singh heads to US to improve his 10-0 record

Explained: Why Mary Kom’s Olympic dream hinges on meeting in Tokyo

It made its Olympic debut in ancient Greece c. 688 BC and has been a staple at the Games since 1920, but boxing could be knocked out of the 2020 edition.

Mary Kom: Flag bearer for women’s boxing at Olympics, six time world champion, tormentor at 35

The six-time world champion Mary Kom defines the sport of boxing as much as the sport defines her

Mary Kom wins record sixth World Championships gold

Mary Kom registered a 5-0 win in the 48-kg category over Hanna Okhota of Ukraine to tie with Cuban legend Felix Savon’s haul — he won all his six medals in the men’s heavyweight division.

Women World Boxing Championships: So near yet so far for Sonia Chahal, wins silver medal

Sonia Chahal finishes second best in her first Worlds appearance, but the Bhiwani boxer is far from a finished product.

Amateur boxing warms up to video analysis

AIBA officially granted teams the permission to record competition at the Rio Olympics — but the trend has been there for years.

Women’s World Boxing Championships: Unanimous decision splits opinion

A unanimous 5-0 verdict doesn't exactly befit Sonia Chahal's performance in the 57kg semifinal win over North Korea's Jo Son-Hwa. The Indian scored 30-27 on all but one card.

Women’s World Boxing Championship: Mary Kom on the cusp of sixth gold medal

Mary Kom is on course for an unprecedented 6th gold medal after beating North Korea's Hyang Kim 5-0 in semis at the World Championships.

World Championship: After CWG setback, Lovlina Borgohain proves mettle

Between the more popular veterans and fellow first-timers putting on exciting performances, Lovlina Borgohain’s march to the semifinals has been understated, befitting her demeanour.

Cricket’s hill station

This season sees Uttarakhand truly embrace cricket as The Indian Express captures the bat-ball revolution brewing in the scenic state

Boxing invites further trouble after judging controversies at Women’s World Championship

AIBA are considering looking to introduce video referrals to solve situations where referee decisions cloud the eventual result.

World Boxing Championships: Child’s play for Mary Kom

Five-time champion Mary Kom overwhelms her opponent, demonstrating that she’s on course for her sixth World Boxing Championships gold medal.