articles by Vaibhav Shah

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Strange LAN: How the internet gave (and almost took away) India its Chess Olympiad gold

The internet that made it possible for Chess to carry on in these unprecedented times, injected a new life in the sport during the lockdown and even ushered in a trusted fan base almost proved to be the Indian team’s undoing on Sunday.

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Viswanathan Anand: 'Internet issue at Chess Olympiad final was not India's fault, we were ready to re-play games'

Former World Champion Viswanathan Anand, India captain Vidit Gujarati said that internet issue was not India's fault. The team had taken all precautions and were ready to honour any decision that FIDE deemed right.

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The emotional disconnect: Equestrian show jumpers reveal lockdown impaired rider-horse camaraderie

For equestrian showjumper like Kaevaan, Zahan and their steeds, the lockdown has not only been a setback physically and mentally, it has affected something even more critical: man-horse camaraderie.

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Firstpost Masterclass: Dip, drift and deception, L Sivaramakrishnan deconstructs the art of leg spin

L Sivaramakrishnan demystifies the allure that surrounds legspin, explain the biomechanics that goes behind delivering a perfect leg break, and explain the mental fortitude required to ace the craft.

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Firstpost Masterclass: Practice, reflect and be mindful, Vidit Gujrathi delves into the making of chess Grandmaster

In this edition of Firstpost Masterclass, Vidit Gurathi dives deep into the mental and the physical aspects of chess, his training, playing style, and what it takes to be a Super Grandmaster.

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Yorked with Herschelle Gibbs: Would former Proteas batsman exchange his historic 175 for Steve Waugh's catch in return?

The free-spirited South African cricketer Herschelle Gibbs talks about his colourful career, philosophy of life that he applied in his playing days, the difference between Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers and more on Yorked.

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Yorked with Sanjay Bangar: 'Losing 2019 World Cup semi-final was the toughest day of my career'

From conquering uncharted boundaries in Australia to the heartbreaking defeat against New Zealand in the World Cup semi-finals 2019, Sanjay Bangar opens up on various topics.

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Yorked with Daren Ganga: 'Mankading' must be used to keep players from trying to gain unfair advantage

"Kishore Kumar is my favourite artist and I listen to him almost every day," says former West Indies opener Daren Ganga

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Yorked with Munaf Patel: 'Ishant Sharma can pick 500 Test wickets'

Former India fast bowler, member of the 2011 world cup winning side and a straight-talker, Munaf Patel, joined us on Yorked for a quick candid round of questions

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Yorked with Brad Haddin: The batsman you would want to bat for your life?

Former Australia wicket-keeper Brad Haddin picks the batsmen he would want to bat for his life, the experience of sharing the dressing room with Yuvraj Singh, and more on Yorked as he joins us for a round of quick questions.

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Yorked with Brian Lara: The 213 vs Australia in 1999 made me realise how strong I was as a person

One of cricket's all-time great Brian Lara engaged in a fun-filled, candid chat with Firstpost, fronting some quickfire questions on his cricketing career, life in Trinidad and more.

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Yorked with Jonty Rhodes: Is Herschelle Gibbs the best fielder after you?

Former South Africa batsman and arguably the greatest fielder of all time – Jonty Rhodes joined us for a quick round of questions

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Yorked with Irfan Pathan: Who would have topped the Yo-Yo Test in 2000s?

Former India all-rounder, Irfan Pathan, debuts in Yorked, Firstpost's videos series, answering some quick and quirky questions on his playing career, coaching stint and more.

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My Favourite Match: A tie, a lie and complete disregard for maths - How Australia vs South Africa '99 World Cup semi-final ruined my childhood

For a generation of Indians, the epic 1999 World Cup semi-final between Australia and South Africa remains one of the foremost matches we were heavily invested in as a neutral, or perhaps that’s the one game we remember for its sheer ludicrousness.

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Podcast; Yorked episode 9: Aakash Chopra joins in to celebrate India's maiden Test series victory on Pakistan soil on its 16th anniversary

On this day, 16 years ago, India registered their first-ever Test series win on Pakistan soil. Winning member of that side Aakash Chopra and part of official broadcaster's production Gaurav Kalra revisit the historic series.

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Podcast; Yorked Episode 8: Celebrating India's 35th anniversary of World Championship Of Cricket triumph

On the occasion of the 35th anniversary of India's World Championship of Cricket win, at Yorked, we sit down with two '80s kids – Gaurav Kalra and Devendra Prabhudesai – to revisit one of the finest achievements in Indian cricket's ODI history.

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ICC Women's T20 World Cup 2020: Feisty competition, impending world record challenge marks up cricketing carnival in Australia

The grandeur of Women's T20 World Cup 2020 in the backyard of one of the greatest cricketing sides, an impending world record challenge, some feisty teams lending to the spectre and much more to look forward to, in the upcoming fortnight-long cricketing carnival.

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ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2020 quiz: Win via boundary countback, international comeback after 12 years and more

Were you aware of that the rule of boundary countback was applied to determine the winner of a group game during the 2010 edition of the ICC Women's World Cup after the Super Over ended in a tie? Find out more such trivia in our quiz.

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Podcast; Yorked Episode 7: Ahead of ICC U19 World Cup 2020 final, relive memories of India's first title win in 2000

Colouring our memories from the 2000 edition of the U19 World Cup, the Player of the Final, Reetinder Singh Sodhi, and one of the only few journalists present, Gaurav Kalra joined us in this podcast episode, sharing some unforgettable moments from India's successful campaign in Sri Lanka.

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ICC U-19 World Cup 2020: Test your knowledge with this challenging quiz ahead of 13th edition of tournament

Test your cricketing knowledge with this challenging U-19 World Cup quiz ahead of the 2020 edition of tournament