Ban politicians from giving sports awards: Baichung Bhutia

Speaking to India Today Consulting Editor Rajdeep Sardesai, former India football team captain Baichung Bhutia said politicians shouldn't be allowed to steal limelight at award ceremonies in sports tournaments. Bhutia slammed West Bengal governor La Ganesan for pushing Sunil Chhetri at the Durand Cup ceremony.


Amazing magician but you'll have to put Federer at No. 3: Bhupathi

Speaking to India Today Consulting Editor Rajdeep Sardesai, Indian tennis star Mahesh Bhupathi said it's hard to find champions who are humble and approachable like Roger Federer. Bhupathi also shared his thoughts on the GOAT debate after the Swiss great announced his retirement from professional tennis. 


How good is India's T20 World Cup squad? Gavaskar discusses

Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar, speaking to India Today Consulting Editor Rajdeep Sardesai, said he is happy with the selectors' job for the T20 World Cup in Australia. He said Hardik Pandya could do what Ravi Shastri did to his team in their winning run in the 1985 World Championship of Cricket.


Virat Kohli can be India's 3rd opener in T20I cricket: Sunil Gavaskar

Asia Cup 2022: Former India cricketers Sunil Gavaskar and Harbhajan Singh, speaking to India Today, discussed the idea of Virat Kohli opening the innings for India in T20Is after the star batter hit his maiden T20I century in the Asia Cup Super 4 match against Afghanistan on September 8.


Ignore them: Sunil Gavaskar tells cricketers after Arshdeep faces trolls

Speaking to India Today, former captain Sunil Gavaskar said it's ideal to ignore social media trolls and lashed out at people who are making hurtful comments hiding behind anonymous identities. Gavaskar's comments came after Arshdeep Singh was subject to trolling after India lost an Asia Cup match to Pakistan in Dubai on September 4. 


Arshdeep's coach hits out at trolls for targetting India pacer

Young India pacer Arshdeep Singh was subject to trolling and hateful messages on social media after he dropped a catch at a crucial juncture in India's 5-wicket loss to Pakistan in their Asia Cup 2022 Super 4 match in Dubai on Sunday, September 5. Speaking to India Today, Arshdeep Singh's coach Jaswant Rai condemned the trolls and backed the left-arm pacer to bounce back strong. 


Asia Cup: Pant has to wait for his chance in T20Is, says Harbhajan

Speaking to India Today, former spinner Harbhajan Singh said Dinesh Karthik has earned his place in the T20I XI and that India should stick to the veteran wicketkeeper-batter in the Asia Cup in the UAE.


Asia Cup | Lack of match practice could impact Kohli's performance: Kaneria

Speaking exclusively to India Today, former Pakistan spinner Danish Kaneria said Virat Kohli might struggle to get going in the Asia Cup due to lack of match practice and that the former captain should have not rested as much as he did after IPL 2022.


I am used to the pressure of expectations, says star shuttler PV Sindhu

Speaking to India Today's senior journalist, Rajdeep Sardesai, Commonwealth Games gold medalist PV Sindhu opened up about her golden campaign in Birmingham, her journey to the top in badminton, and the ultimate target at Paris 2024. 


Table Tennis and Sharath go hand in hand at CWG: Star paddler

Commonwealth Games 2022: Achanta Sharath Kamal, speaking to India Today, shed light on his dream run in Birmingham, saying the singles Gold was special to him.


Prakash Padukone shared his experiences and motivated me: Lakshya Sen

Lakshya Sen, in an exclusive interview with India Today, said that he was happy to emulate 'his idol' Prakash Padukone with gold in badminton men's singles at the Commonwealth Games. Lakshya Sen, in his Commonwealth Games debut, came from a game down to beat Malaysia’s Ng Tze Yong 19-21, 21-9, 21-16 in the final at the National Exhibition Centre.


There is plenty more to come: PV Sindhu elated after CWG Gold

Commonwealth Games 2022: Two-time Olympic champion PV Sindhu said she is delighted with her maiden singles Gold in Birmingham. Sindhu defeated Michelle Li of Canada to win the women's singles competition.