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Ashish Shukla

Moving To Indian Hinterlands: How Narratives In Indian Titles Have Moved On From Metros To Smaller Cities And Towns

Dec 26, 2021 Samarth Goyal

Owing to the large viewership from tier two and tier three markets, big production houses and OTT platforms have realised the importance of tapping extensively into hinterland stories that are constantly looking to engage their audience with different genres.

Smells Like Team Spirit

Mar 04, 2008 Ashish Shukla

Given the youngsters who made it come true, it could well be called an almost-teen spirit that helped India beard the lion in his own den, their first-ever cricket tri-series title on Australian soil

'That Remark Was Never Made'

After his "withering condemnation of the excessive conduct" of the Australian team earns him all-round praise, the Indian captain reiterates, "whatever people believe the word was said, he [Harbhajan] didn't say it."

Picking Up The Pieces

Aug 20, 2007 Ashish Shukla

'I was faced with choices in the last few months, either to paint the world black and point fingers at everyone or silently go about picking myself up from the floor and do what I do best.'

'Our Batting Is A Worry'

'We are heavily dependent on the top order and do not bat too deep down,' avers the former skipper

28 March, 2007

'I Won't Ask Sachin To Retire'

Ashish Shukla

'He's been one of my favourites and I'm more disappointed than anyone else at his failure to do well in the World Cup.'

24 March, 2007

'We Did Not Deserve The Cup'

Ashish Shukla

'It is too early to collect my thoughts. A lot of hard work has gone into it over the last year. But we did not play well in this tournament and did not deserve to go into the second round.'

16 March, 2007

No Last Hurrah Yet

Ashish Shukla

Sure to warm Indian hearts, the maestro hints at being part of the action in the 2011 World Cup.

15 March, 2007

Setting Goals

Ashish Shukla

Yet to cement a regular place in the ODI squad but the sprightly Kerala paceman believes he has an important role to play in India's scheme of things in the World Cup.

19 February, 2007

Reverse Psychology

Ashish Shukla

The Indian coach reveals his ploy that challenged Sehwag to reclaim his batting style.

06 January, 2007


Ashish Shukla

The Indians had themselves to blame as they blew away a 41-run first innings lead with a pathetic batting display in the second, which allowed South Africa to record a memorable come-from-behind 2-1 series triumph.

30 December, 2006

Back To Square One

Ashish Shukla

It was deja vu all over again as India was bowled out for 179 to lose the second cricket Test against South Africa by 174 runs and thus allowing SA to level the series 1-1.

29 December, 2006

Tough Ask

Ashish Shukla

Not having scored more than 250 so far in the Test series, India at 38-2 and chasing 354 for victory, face a daunting task with the entire fifth day to bat out.

28 December, 2006

Advantage South Africa

Ashish Shukla

For the third day running, bad light played spoilsport but that did not prevent the Proteas from tightening the screws -- the hosts built up a 152-run lead after bowling out India for 240.

26 December, 2006

Reined In

Ashish Shukla

Three wickets for one run in nine balls at the fag end of the day helped India undermine Ashwell Prince's fighting 98 not out and scuttle a South African fightback.

17 December, 2006

Sitting Ducks

Ashish Shukla

Complementing Laxman's 73 that allowed India to set a target of 402, Sreesanth (3-47) rattled the Safs once again to push them closer to defeat at 163-5.

16 December, 2006

The Come Back Kids

Ashish Shukla

Sreesanth (5-40) turns the match on its head, rocking the cocky South Africans, bundling them out for 84 on a day of astonishing cricket, with useful contributions from Ganguly, Laxman, Zaheer Khan, Kumble and VRV Singh

15 December, 2006

India Cling On

Ashish Shukla

Reduced to 14-2, Tendulkar (44) and Dravid (32) led the fightback with their 69-run stand. But, Laxman's dismissal off the day's last ball left them at 156-5 with Ganguly and Dhoni fighting it out.

Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

PTI Photo

Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

PTI Photo

A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

PTI Photo

Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

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