Debarshee Mitra

Junior Writer

Football fan, sports fan, Arsenal fan, tennis fan, NBA fan. In that order. Wannabe tactician, statistician, manager, Dexter, Sheldon and so on....

featurefootball4 years ago

Euro 2016 | 7 bold predictions with England to do well, no France/Germany in final

The European Championship returns after the 4-year wait, and this time it boasts to better than ever before. 16 teams have turned to 24, and the fun only promises to multiply. But with the tournament only a day away, here are some audacious predictions for the Championships to set the ball rolling.
Debarshee Mitra
newscricket4 years ago

Kohli should replace Dhoni as captain in ODI, T20s also, feels Ravi Shastri

Ravi Shastri, former Director for the Indian cricket team, feels that the time has come to make Virat Kohli the skipper in all the three formats. Shastri feels that the selectors should take this call with the 2019 World Cup in mind, and that this will also allow MS Dhoni to enjoy his game.
Debarshee Mitra
newscricket4 years ago

IPL 2016 | Sachin Baby’s tears evoke memories of Vinod Kambli

Tears rolling down Vinod Kambli’s cheeks after Sri Lanka beat India in the 1996 World Cup semi-final is still the lasting image of the World Cup. Similarly, Sachin Baby’s emotional outpour during the IPL final last night was the memorable moment from the night, and the season, as RCB lost to SRH.
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reporttennis4 years ago

French Open 2016 | Sania Mirza-Martina Hingis crash out in Paris

Aiming for a career slam, Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis suffered a shock defeat yesterday in the third round of the French Open that ended their dreams. The Indo-Swiss duo lost to Czechs Barbora Krejcikova-Katerina Siniakova in straight-sets leaving Sania to hope for a better mixed doubles finish.
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reportcricket4 years ago

IPL 2016 | Warner single-handedly slays Lions to carry SRH into final

After things looked bleak for a while, David Warner orchestrated a brilliant late comeback along with Bipul Sharma to take SRH into the final of IPL 2016. Earlier in the evening, Gujarat Lions posted 162 on the board, thanks mostly to some fine hitting by Aaron Finch, who scored a brilliant 50.
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reportboxing4 years ago

Sonia Lather settles for Silver at Women's World Boxing Championship

Indian female pugilist Sonia Lather put up a valiant fight and brought India its only medal from the Boxing Championship final on Friday evening at Astana. Boxing in the 57-kg category, Sonia lost to Italian opponent and top-seed Alessia Mesiano, who won the clash 2-1 to clinch the gold medal.
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featurefootball4 years ago

Champions League Final Tactical Analysis | How Atletico can beat Real to win their first CL crown

Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid prepare for battle, in what is a repeat of the 2014 Champions League final. Atleti came within seconds of winning, but Ramos’ header denied them. Diego Simeone now has the chance to bury the ghosts of that fateful night, and has the right tactical weapons to do so.
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reporttennis4 years ago

French Open 2016 | Leander Paes-Matkowski enter pre-quarters with easy win

Indian tennis ace Leander Paes and Polish partner Marcin Matkowski won their second round clash in straight-sets to enter the last-16 at the French Open. The Indo-Polish pair, seeded 16th, beat the unseeded duo of Florian Mayer and Julian Knowle 6-4, 6-3 in a dominant performance on Friday.
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newscricket4 years ago

Wasim Akram: If I had to bowl to Kohli, I would be worried

Wasim Akram joined Virat Kohli’s long list of admirers, heaping praise on the 27-year-old saying even he would be worried if he had to bowl to him. The Pakistan legend also praised the performance of AB de Villiers, but stopped short of comparing the South African and Virat Kohli.
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newssports4 years ago

Need not cancel Olympics due to Zika virus epidemic, says US Health official

The Zika virus epidemic has cast a pall over the Rio Olympics, with contrasting reports over the possibility of the disease spreading across the world due to the event. A US CDC official has now trashed reports that the athletes are at risk from Zika and has questioned calls to cancel the Games.
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