Nitin Chouhan

  • Positives galore in India A's victory in South Africa 21-08-2013 08:19 AM

    Despite India A's tri-series victory in South Africa, there were still questions to be answered. Although the batsmen got heaps of runs, the bowlers got thrashed as the wickets in South Africa at this time of the year are placid and didn't offer much assistance to them. All eyes were...
  • Jharkhand's Shahbaz Nadeem ready for India A tour 08-08-2013 09:24 AM

    When you speak to Shahbaz Nadeem about how he sees himself fitting in the Indian cricket team, the 23-year-old has a simple answer: "Only the best players get the chance to represent their country. And if you are No. 1 in your field, there is always room for you. And...
  • India A tour of SA: An audition for the bigger picture 06-08-2013 11:13 AM

    With India scheduled to tour South Africa later this year for two Twenty20s, seven ODIs and three Tests, it was a sensible decision by the board to send the second XI two months prior to that trip so that a few players, who are certain for that tour, get some...
  • Siddarth Kaul aiming to repeat firstclass success for India A 06-08-2013 08:19 AM

    After a remarkable first-class season in which his 44 wickets at 23.79 helped Punjab reach the semi-finals of the 2012-13 Ranji Trophy, Siddarth Kaul is now gearing up to show the same form playing for India A on their tour of South Africa. Kaul, 23, said his performance in the...
  • Persevering Ishwar Pandey eyes India A tour as stepping stone 05-08-2013 11:43 AM

    Things were looking extremely bleak for a 19-year-old Ishwar Pandey when he had to undergo an appendix surgery while participating in the inter-division camp in Indore in 2009. The advice from the doctor was complete bed rest for six months. Pandey was distraught as he had already crossed the Under-19...
  • India proving to be worthy World Champions 12-07-2013 10:19 AM

    Twice they were in a precarious situation in the last two tournaments and twice they came out of it with flying colours. First, it was in the final of the ICC Champions Trophy last month and then in the Caribbean tri-series very recently. The young Indian side showed that it's...
  • Far from an ideal start for Virat Kohli as India captain 03-07-2013 09:17 AM

    When Virat Kohli became only the 22nd player to captain India in one day internationals on Tuesday, he wouldn't have thought the occasion, which he might have dreamed of since his childhood, would turn out to be a nightmare. He not only saw his bowlers being hammered all over the...
  • England deserve the 'chokers' tag more than South Africa do 25-06-2013 09:58 AM

    In cricket, South Africa and the term 'chokers' have become synonymous with the other. They are notorious for throwing away matches which they are expected to win. This might be true on some occasions - their 1999 World Cup semi-final against Australia being one - but not every time. But...
  • Champions Trophy final: India chase supremacy, England history 22-06-2013 12:34 PM

    India have another chance of asserting their supremacy in ODI cricket when they play England in the final of the ICC Champions Trophy at Edgbaston on Sunday. MS Dhoni's Blue Brigade trumped Sri Lanka in the final of the ICC World Cup just over two years ago and a victory...
  • Pumped up India look to start campaign with a bang 05-06-2013 12:28 PM

    Cardiff: Two convincing victories in two warm-up games have given India the perfect momentum going into the main event of the ICC Champions Trophy where they face South Africa in the opening encounter on Thursday. They were tottering in both those matches, having reduced to 110 for 4 chasing a...
  • Champions Trophy flashback: When Yuvraj and Zaheer made their grand entry 31-05-2013 08:18 AM

    Yuvraj Singh burst onto the scene with his scintillating knock of 84 off 80 balls against Australia in the Champions Trophy (then ICC Knock Out Tournament) in 2000. Having been picked in the squad after his exploits at the ICC Under-19 World Cup in Sri Lanka the same year, Yuvraj...
  • CSK lost their bearings when it mattered the most 28-05-2013 08:05 AM

    After reducing Mumbai Indians to 16 for 3 inside the first four overs of Sunday's final, and the having restricted them to 142 for 9, it was expected that the mighty Chennai Super Kings were just a step behind adding another trophy to their already inflated cabinet. But what transpired...
  • Preseason changes deliver Mumbai Indians the Holy Grail 27-05-2013 08:58 AM

    In the previous five IPL seasons, Mumbai Indians had given their fans enough hope but each time failed to live up to the expectations. All that changed on Saturday, May 26 when they overpowered two-time winners Chennai Super Kings in the final at Eden Gardens. The team, led by a...
  • Pandey, Saxena aiming for next level 30-01-2013 06:46 PM

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  • Stop complaining about Tendulkar's retirement

    Frank Opinion |  Nitin Chouhan
    Do we ask our parents, who held our hands and taught us how to walk when we were young, to take care of themselves when...

  • If Bairstow can, why can't Raina?

    Frank Opinion |  Nitin Chouhan
    When Kemar Roach peppered Jonny Bairstow with a barrage of short-pitched stuff and made the right-hander duck and fend quick and rising deliveries in the...

  • Olympics: Wrestling provides the silver lining 13-08-2012 09:55 AM

    Wrestling capped India's campaign at the London Olympics on a brilliant note, with the five-strong contingent winning two medals - a bronze and a silver - on the last two days of the quadrennial event. First Yogeshwar Dutt won a bronze medal on Saturday and then Sushil Kumar, a bronze...
  • Archer Deepika Kumari aiming for bull's eye 18-07-2012 04:08 PM

    It didn't come as a surprise to many when Deepika Kumari, the world No. 1 archer from Jharkhand, recently said being at the top of the world rankings doesn't matter much to her and her sole aim is to win a medal for the country at the London Olympics. "I'm...
  • Men who can make difference for Barca 10-05-2011 09:36 AM

    New Delhi: They have the pedigree and experience and the pundits of the game are already touting them as the winners of the May 28 showdown. But the Spanish Champions know that the final affair against Manchester will definitely not be a walk in the park. Here are some of...
  • Man Utd: players to watch out in CL final 10-05-2011 09:20 AM

    New Delhi: Having all but captured their record 19th Premier League title, Manchester United are brimming with confidence to capture the European glory as well. And though the final against the favourites Barcelona could be as tough as it can get, their squad does have players that can help the...
  • The 'Godsend' creature and India's vulnerability

    Frank Opinion |  Nitin Chouhan
    The 'Godsend' creature was approaching his chef d'oeuvre, his 50th Test hundred. And not just me but the cricket fans all over the world had...

  • Asian Games beckons India after CWG success 16-10-2010 02:00 PM

    New Delhi: What we have witnessed in the last fortnight or so is nothing but spectacular. The negativity surrounding the start of the XIX Commonwealth Games in New Delhi was transformed into a positive tide by the end of it. Athletes with their sheer grit and determination tried to ensure...
  • Big test ahead for Lahm's Germany

    Frank Opinion |  Nitin Chouhan
    Philipp Lahm will face the biggest challenge of his football career when he begins Germany's World Cup campaign in their opening encounter against Australia on...