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68 minutes | Sep 4, 2020
28: Firstpost Masterclass, Episode 28: New Zealand spinner Ish Sodhi explains spin-bowling in T20s
What's makes spinners so successful? What are the qualities and mindset required to be a good T20 spinner? What's the perfect length to bowl in T20s? New Zealand spinner Ish Sodhi explains the art of spin bowling in T20s.
23 minutes | Aug 27, 2020
27: Firstpost Masterclass, Episode 27: Atanu Das breaks down the craft of recurve archery
Why is an archer's drawing hand more muscular than other? How many arrows does an archer shoot in a day? What is an anchor point, and why is it crucial? India's top recurve archer, Atanu Das, answers all that and more in Firstpost Masterclass
28 minutes | Aug 24, 2020
26: Firstpost Masterclass, Episode 26: Face of fencing in India, Bhavani Devi breaks down nuances of her craft
The face of fencing in India for the past few years, Bhavani Devi, took off the mesh mask to give us a glimpse behind it. In this edition of Firstpost Masterclass, she explains the nuances of the sport.
33 minutes | Aug 20, 2020
25: Firstpost Masterclass, Episode 25: Anjum Moudgil dissects the 50m rifle 3-position event, the marathon of shooting events
Among all the shooting events, nothing tests a shooter’s endurance, balance, and their shooting skills quite like the 50m rifle 3-position event. One of India’s foremost shooters in the discipline, Anjum Moudgil explains the nuts and bolts of the 50m rifle 3-position event.
48 minutes | Aug 17, 2020
24: Firstpost Masterclass, Episode 24: In Sailing, you are fighting against the nature, Girdhari Lal Yadav discusses sport's intricacies
Former India sailor and Arjuna awardee Girdhari Lal Yadav explains the basics and technicalities related to sailing and why it is a tussle between man and nature.
67 minutes | Aug 13, 2020
23: Firstpost Masterclass, Episode 23: Only Indian on LPGA Tour, Aditi Ashok unravels physical, mental and technical side of golf
In Firstpost Masterclass, Aditi Ashok speaks about her journey, challenges of a female golfer in India, the nitty-gritties of golf from the mental, physical and dietary perspective, before acknowledging she hopes her career leads to a revolution for women's golf in the country.
55 minutes | Aug 10, 2020
22: Firstpost Masterclass, Episode 22: 'Thankless art that is best left uncomplicated,' PR Sreejesh deconstructs hockey goalkeeping
How to switch off and switch on during a match? What do goalkeepers think during a penalty corner? How to master shoot-outs? India's ace custodian PR Sreejesh answers all these and more in the latest edition of Firstpost Masterclass.
40 minutes | Aug 6, 2020
21: Firstpost Masterclass, Episode 21: Rupinder Pal Singh deconstructs the art of drag-flicks in hockey
One of the senior members of the Indian Hockey Team, Rupinder Pal Singh deconstructs the skill of drag-flicking which has had such a massive influence on modern hockey.
122 minutes | Aug 3, 2020
20: Firstpost Masterclass, Episode 20: Forehand topspin to aggressive play, Kamlesh Mehta explains intricacies of table tennis
Kamlesh Mehta has been involved with the sport for five decades and boasts an impressive CV. For 25 years he held the record of winning the most number of National Championships (eight) before it was broken by Sharath Kamal last year.
81 minutes | Jul 30, 2020
19: Firstpost Masterclass, Episode 19: Third-degree burns to high-speed spirituality, CS Santosh explains motorsports
What is off-road biking? What does a typical day at Dakar Rally look like? How to attain the perfect bike-body balance while riding at 150kmph? In this edition of Firstpost Masterclass, CS Santosh, the first Indian to complete Dakar Rally, discusses all about high-speed motorsports.
30 minutes | Jul 13, 2020
18: Firstpost Masterclass, Episode 18: 'Badminton is high-speed chess in motion,' Pullela Gopichand deconstructs the sport
What is the correct stance in badminton? How should you align your body to add power to your smash? How to construct a rally? Chief national coach Pullela Gopichand dwells on these and more in latest Firstpost Masterclass.
31 minutes | Jul 9, 2020
17: Firstpost Masterclass, Episode 17: Neeraj Chopra discusses the technique behind javelin throw
In this edition of Firstpost Masterclass, Neeraj Chopra talks about the science of javelin throw, discusses why the discipline is not just about strength, and reveals the importance of strong knees and stronger ankles for a javelin thrower.
90 minutes | Jul 6, 2020
16: Firstpost Masterclass, Episode 16: Ramji Srinivasan discusses fitness protocols that make elite athletes tick
What are fitness and recovery protocols? What transforms elite athletes into mean, high-performing machines? Can you get six pack abs naturally? Ramji Srinivasan, the fitness trainer of the 2011 World Cup-winning team, explains in this latest edition of Firstpost Masterclass.
44 minutes | Jul 2, 2020
15: Firstpost Masterclass, Episode 15: Tejaswin Shankar breaks down the science behind the high-jump
In this edition of Firstpost Masterclass, Tejaswin Shankar dons the professor's hat as he breaks down the science behind taking flight in a very special class of High Jump 101.
100 minutes | Jun 29, 2020
14: Firstpost Masterclass, Episode 14: Former India fast bowler TA Sekhar dissects science of pace bowling
How to bowl fast? Are fast bowlers born with something extra? What are the body mechanics involved in bowling fast? What's an ideal run-up? Former India pacer and a mentor to a host of fast bowlers, TA Sekhar, sheds light on the intricacies of the unnatural art.
51 minutes | Jun 25, 2020
13: Masterclass Episode 13: Legendary shuttler Jwala Gutta breaks down the technical and mental aspects of doubles badminton
In this edition of Firstpost Masterclass, Jwala Gutta speaks on the technicalities of doubles badminton, challenges, and other important aspects of her sport.
28 minutes | Jun 22, 2020
12: Firstpost Masterclass: Rohan Bopanna breaks down intricacies, technique behind much-loved single handed backhand
In this edition of Firstpost Masterclass, Rohan Bopanna breaks down the single handed backhand, the technique behind it, how it differs from surface to surface, the love affair that fans have with it and much more.
65 minutes | Jun 18, 2020
11: Masterclass Episode 11: Practice, reflect and be mindful, Vidit Gujrathi delves into the making of chess Grandmaster
In this edition of the Firstpost Masterclass, Vidit Gujrathi dives deep into the mental and the physical aspects of chess, his training, playing style, and what it takes to be a Super Grandmaster.
35 minutes | Jun 15, 2020
10: Masterclass Episode 10 | India's foremost basketball player Amjyot Singh Gill on skills, training and guidance required to taste success
Satnam Singh may be the most recognisable basketball player from India, but Amjyot Singh Gill can proudly claim to be one of the best that this country has ever produced. While Satnam has had the limelight on him, Amjyot has been consistently creating history in the background.
30 minutes | Jun 11, 2020
9: Masterclass Episode 9 | Fouaad Mirza dissects the nuances of equestrian riding
In this episode of Firstpost Masterclass, Fouaad Mirza dissects the nuances of equestrian riding. Mirza won India its first individual medal in 36 years ― a silver, besides also contributing to a team silver medal ― in the eventing discipline at the Asian Games in 2018 and then earned India a quota place at the now deferred Tokyo Olympics in January this year.
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