articles by Ujwal Singh

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Firstpost Masterclass: Legendary shuttler Jwala Gutta breaks down the technical and mental aspects of doubles badminton

Doubles is the fast and furious version of badminton where one's success also depends on one's partner. Seasoned exponent Jwala Gutta explains the technicalities of doubles badminton, and the challenges and mental aspects of her sport.

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Resistance band workouts to English classes, coach Graham Reid explains India hockey team's lockdown routine

From running with resistance bands to continuing English classes, India men's hockey team players followed a very interesting schedule to stay in best physical and mental shape during lockdown

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'Ignominy of doping ban made me suicidal' Weightlifter Sanjita Chanu on her mental struggle and fight for justice

A victim of administrative goof-ups and wrongful doping case, Sanjita Chanu lost two years of her prime. The weightlifter speaks about her mental struggle, her fight for justice and future plans

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Firstpost Masterclass: India's foremost basketball player Amjyot Singh Gill on skills, training and guidance required for success

What is it like to play in top leagues of US and Japan? How do elite basketball players train and hone their skills? How can Indian youngsters make it big in basketball? India's ace basketball player Amjyot Singh explains all this and more in this edition of Firstpost Masterclass.

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As time runs out on Sourav Ganguly's BCCI presidency, host of unfulfilled promises stare back in anticipation

A nine or ten months tenure is never going to be enough to do everything, however, if it's to get over next month, Ganguly, a perpetual players' captain, should look to leave behind a memorable legacy with players at the centre of it.

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Indian cricketers in foreign leagues? Here's how BCCI can be more player-friendly while protecting its own interests

The growing clamour demanding more freedom for players show that it is time for BCCI to show some flexibility.

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Do India's biggest sporting stars not feel the pain of migrant workers?

The lack of compassion for mWhile millions of Indians suffer the worst during the coronavirus-induced lockdown, there's been a conspicuous silence among the biggest box office athletes of India on migrant crisisigrant workers from sports' biggest stars in India seems eerie

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My First IPL Match: Mitchell Johnson's jokes and packed Eden Gardens, Shivam Mavi recalls his debut

Mavi only got to roll his arms in the 15th over. He gave away 10 runs and was hit for a six by Kane Williamson. That was to be end of his bowling on the night.

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I-League second division clubs welcome AIFF League Committee's recommendations but financial troubles loom

Short duration tournament for I-League second division clubs to decide promotion is a welcome respite for teams but they are gearing up for major financial troubles in near future with coronavirus lockdown impacting the economy

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Soon to be 38, Sharath Kamal ready to start 'all over again' after the coronavirus lockdown comes to end

There's no table tennis training going on for Sharath Kamal during the coronavirus lockdown, for him it's an opportunity to 'make up for lost time' as he deals with the break with a unique perspective

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Piyush Chawla interview: 'I would stop enjoying my cricket if I keep thinking about India comeback'

Talking about the unexpected break, Piyush Chawla said while cricket will go on, first it's important to bring life back on track amid coronavirus pandemic

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Vijender Singh interview: 'It pains a lot to see a hungry child sleeping on the road during lockdown'

In an interview with Firstpost, star boxer Vijender Singh revealed that his professional boxing bout which was planned for May had to be cancelled due to coronavirus pandemic.

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ISL 2019-20: Meticulous planning and perfect execution, how Antonio Habas led ATK to 'toughest title' on his second homecoming

With the win over Chennaiyin in the final, ATK became the first ISL side to win the title thrice. Habas proved that second could be better than first and the charismatic leader did that with his meticulous planning and perfect execution with a touch of his love affair with ATK.

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ISL 2019-20 Final: ATK, Chennaiyin FC square off in battle of equals with hat-trick of titles in sight

Before ATK vs Chennaiyin FC ISL final, here's the preview for the match with head-to-head record, probable line-ups and list of players to watch out for

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ISL 2019-20 ATK vs Bengaluru FC: The real Kolkata finally stand up to script sensational turnaround, book spot in final

The real ATK had been missing for a while but on the most important night the club and its player finally found their bearing as Antonio Habas' side scripted a sensational comeback to reach the Indian Super League (ISL) 2019-20 final.

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ISL 2019-20, ATK vs Bengaluru FC: Another tactical battle on cards as Kolkata aim for turnaround in semi-final

Like the first leg semi-final between ATK and Bengaluru FC, we are up for another tactical battle which has all the potential to be another cagey affair. And with final spot and reputations at stake, we are assured of a give-it-all fight.

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ISL 2019-20, Chennaiyin FC vs FC Goa 1st leg semi-final: In 'unstoppable force vs immovable object' battle, visitors hold edge

Chennaiyin FC seem like a team which can fight their way, but on balance of things Goa hold edge and it's down to their consistency.

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ISL 2019-20: Lucian Goian's goal gives Chennaiyin FC the perfect result on imperfect day of football as fairytale continues

With all to play for, away from home, Chennaiyin managed to eke out the critical result in a high stake match with some determined football. On an imperfect night for the side, Chennaiyin secured the perfect result. But by winning ugly on the night, Chennaiyin have proved that they are capable of having a perfect end to the season as well.

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ISL 2019-20: In-form Chennaiyin FC have the edge, but Mumbai City FC will not give up without a fight in virtual quarter-final

Mumbai have 26 points from 17 games while their opponents have 25 from 16 matches. And the winner of the tie on Friday would seal a playoff spot.

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ISL 2019-20: Versatile Jamshedpur FC defender Narender Gahlot promises to be defensive wall of Indian football

Football wasn't the road which Gahlot wanted to take initially but he's driving in top gear on that highway for a while now, albeit with a few hiccups at the start. And with the right mixture of hard work, experience, attitude and learning, he could very well be the answer to India's defensive woes.