articles by Shashwat Kumar


ISL 2022-23 Matchweek 12: Relief for NorthEast United, Ogbeche, Mumbai City win again and more

ISL 2022-23 Matchweek 12: Biggest talking points as Mumbai City FC continued their winning streak while NorthEast United FC managed to finally collect their first point and victory.


ISL Matchweek 11: Apuia shows goal-scoring class, Chennaiyin halt Kerala Blasters' winning run and more

ISL Matchweek 11: Apuia scored two goals as Mumbai City reclaimed the top spot in the league table in week gone by.


FIFA World Cup: Lionel Messi etches himself into footballing folklore as Argentina lift title in Qatar after 36 years

Lionel Messi sits alongside the eternal Diego Armando Maradona – as comfortably the greatest player of his generation to win his country the World Cup title. That boy from Rosario now has the world at his feet, just like he was always meant to.


Kylian Mbappe vs Lionel Messi: One trying to rewrite World Cup history, other hoping to add another chapter

By the time Messi and Mbappe are done on Sunday, one would have achieved history, and would have guaranteed themselves a place among the highest pantheon of elite sportspersons


ISL Matchweek 10: El Khayati makes history, Kerala Blasters stretch winning run and more

ISL 2022-23: Hyderbad FC are back at top of the league table after Macthweek 10 while Abdenasser El Khayati propelled Chenanniying FC to a memorable w in.


FIFA World Cup: The incredibly diverse semi-finalists and a tournament like no other

FIFA World Cup 2022 has as varied a semi-final congregation as you could have ever hoped for.


FIFA World Cup, England vs France Preview: Three tactical battles that could decide the quarter-final

There will be several intriguing tactical battles across the pitch in England vs France, but three of those could be crucial in deciding the outcome of this game.


ISL Matchweek 9: Mumbai City stay dominant, Blasters clinch 4th straigth win and more agony for bottom team

ISL 2022-23: As Mumbai City FC continue their winning run, here's a look at what happened in Matchweek 9 of the Indian Super League.


ISL Matchweek 8: Highly unpredictable, Mumbai City look invincible and Hyderabad having a bad time

ISL 2022-23 Matchweek 8: Mumbai City FC scale to the top of league table as the Indian Super League continues to throw up surprises.


ISL Matchweek 7: Kerala Blasters’ season gets wilder; FC Goa exact sweet revenge and more

ISL 2022-23 Matchweek 7: From Kerala Blasters beating leaders Hyderabad to Mumbai City thumping Bengaluru, here's the whole wrap of Matchweek 7.


ISL 2022-23 Matchweek 6: Goals galore for Mumbai; Hyderabad in lead and Kerala Blasters continue revival

ISL 2022-23 Matchweek 6: Mumbai City FC punished Chennaiyin by scoring six times, Hyderabad secured another 1-0 win, Kerala Blasters registered second consecutive win, and more.


ISL 2022-23 Matchweek 5: Determined Hyderabad FC win again, Mumbai City-ATK Mohun Bagan produce thrilling draw

ISL 2022-23 Matchweek 5 wrap: A look at everything that happened in the week gone by as Hyderabad FC continue to lead the table and Mumbai City and ATK Mohun Bagan played out a thriller.


ISL 2022-23 Matchday 4 wrap: ATK Mohun Bagan boss another Kolkata Derby, Hyderabad FC and Odisha FC tick along

ISL 2022-23 Matchday 4 wrap: Mumbai City FC picked up another victory with Jamshedpur FC also breaking their duck.


ISL 2022-23: East Bengal find win ahead of Kolkata Derby; Kerala Blasters in a spot of bother

ATK Mohun Bagan's attacking football and East Bengal's rather discipline defence, backed by a promising win last week, raise hopes for an evenly-contested Kolkata Derby in ISL for the first time.


ISL 2022-23 Matchday 2: ATK Mohun Bagan's sensational comeback vs Blasters, feisty Bengaluru-Chennaiyin draw

ISL 2022-23 Matchday 2 wrap: A look at everything that happened in the week gone by as Hyderabad FC, Mumbai City and FC Goa registered their first victories and ATK Mohun Bagan thumped Kerala Blasters.


ISL 2022-23: Kerala Blasters, Hyderabad FC, Mumbai City look like goal machines, safety first for Bengaluru FC

ISL 2022-23 season got underway with blockbuster clashes at Kerala Blasters and Hyderabad FC that witnessed multiple goals. Here are the main talking points from Matchday one.


ISL 2022-23: Mohun Bagan, Mumbai City look to forget past, while Bengaluru, Goa try to overcome momentary blip

With ISL 2022-23 season just two days away, we take a look at how the teams have strengthened during the off-season, and what to expect of them as the league starts.


Blame game aside, how has Indian football come to this?

At a time when it should be growing from strength to strength, its various stakeholders are scuffling each other on who should be heading the game. There’s a high chance they’ve not stumbled upon the idea of working together, yet.

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How India rediscovered their bowling powerplay mojo in The Oval ODI vs England

In many ways then, Jasprit Bumrah’s spell was emblematic of India rediscovering their powerplay mojo and earning their stripes during the field restrictions, all by sticking to the basics and by being courageous enough.


ISL has done plenty for Indian football but needs a few changes to truly unlock India’s vast potential

The I-League has consistently churned out talent for the national team but it has never really competed with the leagues that India’s continental rivals have put together.