articles by Shubham Pandey

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T20 World Cup Top Moments: Kohli's masterful 82 against Australia that single-handedly carried India into semis

India did not manage to win their second cup in 2016 but Kohli's knock is etched memory of everyone who saw it happen live

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Before Women's IPL, it is important to have stronger domestic structure, says Saba Karim

Saba Karim said that Indians have started playing well overseas and it is a result of the planning done by the new system in place

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'People now recognise me': Tokyo gold medallist Sumit Antil on new-found fame

There were many discoveries made in the difficult year that was 2020 by Sumit Antil but one most important breakthrough was finding the right prosthetic leg that changed his life.

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Jhulan Goswami with pink-ball will be an exciting challenge, says Australia's Annabel Sutherland

Australia all-rounder Annabel Sutherland on Southern Stars' preparation for the upcoming pink-ball Test against India and need for more Tests to improve women's game

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No Ashwin, Kohli overdrive and Thakur's counter, talking points from Day 1

From R Ashwin given rest for fourth match on the trot to Shardul Thakur delivering goods with the bat, here are some major talking points from day 1 of the Oval Test.

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India vs England: After Lord's loss, hosts 'calmed the emotions down,' says Paul Collingwood

England assistant coach Paul Collingwood on how hosts bounced back after difficult Lord's Test defeat and whether Ashwin plays on their mind ahead of fourth Test at The Oval.

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Tokyo Paralympics 2020: Discus thrower Vinod Kumar aims for gold in his maiden Games

From running a grocery shop to winning medals for India, ex-BSF soldier Vinod Kumar's story is one of grit and determination. Having overcome numerous odds in his life, Vinod will aim for glory at Tokyo Paralympic Games.

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Tokyo Paralympics 2020: 'Person first and disabled later', Ekta Bhyan aims to bring social change through sports

Ekta Bhyan is on her way to clinch a medal at Tokyo Paralympics 2020 in club throw but there is a bigger objective she is working towards — changing how society looks at people with disabilities

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India vs England: Root masterclass, Ishant finds rhythm and other talking points from Day 3 of second Test

From Joe Root displaying a batting masterclass to Ishant Sharma showing why he cannot be counted out, some talking points from Day 3 of second Test

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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Martinez was a challenge for Panghal even during sparring sessions, says high-performance director Nieva

Indian boxing high-performance director Santiago Nieva speaks to Firstpost on men's poor show at Tokyo Olympics 2020, and the road ahead

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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Lalit Upadhyay ends Varanasi's long wait for a hockey medallist

There have been bad days, worse days, pathetic days for Lalit Upadhyay as a hockey player but those are behind now. His bronze medal has changed everything.

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Bio-bubbles have had a negative impact on mental health of players, says ECB CEO Tom Harrison

Speaking to a group of journalists from India on Thursday, Harrison emphasised on the importance of rest and rotation policy employed by England men's cricket team to manage work load of the players.

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Tokyo Olympics 2020: India men's hockey assistant coach Shivendra Singh writes own redemption story in historic win

In 2008, Shivendra Singh was part of a historic loss where Indian men's hockey team failed to make it to Olympics for the first time. In 2021, he helped India write history at Games in a new role.

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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Hockey medallist Vivek Sagar Prasad dreams of a concrete house from cash award

Indian hockey midfielder Vivek Sagar Prasad speaks on becoming an Olympic medallist at 21, what he will do with Rs 1 crore cash prize and the mental fortitude of the men's hockey team

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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Hockey legend Ashok Kumar's find Vivek Sagar Prasad is now a bronze medallist

How Vivek Sagar Prasad travelled from a small village in MP to the Olympic podium in Tokyo, his childhood coach and former medallist Ashok Kumar narrates his story

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Firstpost Explains: What are twisties that caused Simone Biles to withdraw from gymnastics events?

Firstpost tries to find out what twisties and other mental blocks in sports are and how they are a big hurdle to cross from even for greatest of athletes, with the help of experts.

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Tokyo Olympics 2020: What is happening with Ugandan weightlifter Julius Ssekitoleko who went missing in Japan?

It seemed after Ssekitoleko returned to his homeland, it will be the end of this lost and found story but it was not to be. What transpired after his landing in his homeland tells more about the weightlifter and draws a picture of several others like him in his country.

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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Indian athletes have become more open to mental health, says John Gloster

Renowned sports physiotherapist and head of Sports Science at GoSports foundation John Gloster on how COVID has helped make more resilient athletes, why food is an important motivating factor for Indians abroad among other things

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India vs Sri Lanka: It is the amount of bowling, says Ajit Agarkar on Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s injury issues

Ajit Agarkar talks about reasons behind Bhuvneshwar's continuous issues with injuries and why he must feature in India T20 XI if he's fit.