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Game Time: What worked for India in the test series with England
In this episode, hosts Gaurav Bhatt and Mihir Vasavda are joined by Indian Express’ Sandip G to talk about the recently concluded England vs India test series that finished in India's favour. They discuss what worked for India, the team’s opening combination, Rohit Sharma’s first overseas test century, and Virat Kohli’s captaincy.
Game Time: Neeraj Chopra and Bajrang Punia on their medal wins
Last week, javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra and wrestler Bajrang Punia were guests at the Indian Express Adda to talk about their historic performances at the Tokyo Olympics. They were in conversation with Indian Express’ sports editor Sandeep Dwivedi and our host Mihir Vasavda.
This week we bring you the best of that conversation. You can listen to it in full here - https://bit.ly/38XAkxR.
Also note that the conversation is entirely in Hindi.
Game Time: India's best medal tally at the Tokyo Paralympics
This year at the Tokyo Paralympics, India has achieved its biggest medal haul so far. In this episode, hosts Gaurav Bhatt and Mihir Vasavda talk about the stories of three Indian paralympians and how they won their medals – Sumit Antil, Devendra Jhajharia, and Mariyappan Thangavelu.
And later, they also discuss what has changed and what needs to change at the systematic for disabled athletes.
Game Time: What does the return of the Taliban mean for sports in Afghanistan?
With the Taliban returning to power after 20 years, just like everything else in Afghanistan, the future of sports in the country remains highly uncertain. In the past the Taliban has promoted men's cricket, but will it do so this time as well? And what about the participation of women in sports?
In this episode, hosts Gaurav Bhatt and Mihir Vasavda discuss the progress that sports like cricket and football have made over years in Afghanistan, and what they have meant for the people there. Plus, Gaurav talks about Afghanistan’s vibrant parkour scene, and the people that have made it possible.
Game Time: Were you surprised at India's win at Lord's? You shouldn't be.
In this episode, host Gaurav Bhatt is joined by Indian Express' chief cricket writer Sriram Veera to talk about India's spectacular win against England at Lord's on Monday, and why despite India's past such victories should no longer surprise us.
They also discuss England's mistakes, India's bowling, the Ravichandran Ashwin debate, and what has made KL Rahul a competent test opener.
Game Time: Tales from Tokyo, and what it was like covering the Olympics
With the hectic Olympics schedule behind him, Mihir Vasavda joins Gaurav Bhatt on Game Time this week to talk about what it was like covering the biggest sporting event in the middle of a pandemic. He shares tales of daily rigour, peeking Godzillas, “human” noodles, and kind volunteers, and also answers listener questions.
Loved the discussion...very informative and funny! Good for sports fans.