Tag Archives | Cricket

Moeen Ali raising money for Gaza

Indian Batsmen Spun By Moeen Ali Amid Gaza Controversy

England cricketer Moeen Ali, a left handed batsman of Pakistani descent, was chosen in the side primarily for his batting, and someone who could bowl part-time off-spin. However, from a part-time bowler Moeen Ali has proven to be a match-winning off-spinner, grabbing 19 wickets in just four Tests in the England-India series, while getting only [...]

Read full story Comments { 0 }
umar akmal clashed with traffic warden lahore

Of “national heroes” and tongue twisters

Pakistan’s second match of the now finished Asia cup saw her beat Afghanistan quite convincingly and gain a bonus point, thanks to Umar Akmal’s whirlwind of a century; aptly timed, in complete congruence with the issuance of his arrest warrants for not attending a hearing of the traffic warden case he was indicted in.   [...]

Read full story Comments { 0 }
day afridi made bangladeshi girls cry

Asia Cup 2014: The Day Shahid Afridi made Bangladeshi Girls Cry

Shahid Afridi is such a heartthrob. Fans go Boom Boom whenever he comes out to play. Sometimes he does Bang Bang and sometimes he went Pooh Pooh. Today, he showed what he is being famous for. Today, Shahid Afridi ransacked Bangladesh bowling lineup with his trademark big hits, making 59 off 25 balls and pulling [...]

Read full story Comments { 2 }
Saeed Ajmal

Why Is Saeed Ajmal Excluded from ICC Awards?

Saeed Ajmal has been (unfairly) excluded from the ICC awards due to take place in Sri Lanka’s capital Colombo on September 15, and this has angered Pakistanis to the point where Pakistan could boycott the ICC awards over his omission. South Africa’s Vernon Philander has been picked instead of Saeed Ajmal for the Test Cricketer [...]

Read full story Comments { 1 }

Shahid Afridi Contemplating ODI Retirement

Shahid Afridi is contemplating ODI retirement after his poor performance in Pakistan’s 3-1 loss to Sri Lanka in the ODI Series. Afridi managed just 28 runs in four innings and his three wickets were taken at an expensive average of 48.66. “Our performance was not as such as we were expecting,” said Afridi. “Now I [...]

Read full story Comments { 0 }

Pakistan Cricket Team Maintain Winning Streak

Last month Pakistan beat Sri Lanka in the Test and ODI series, and this month Pakistan has comprehensively beaten Bangladesh in the ODI series with the Test series still to go. Pakistan has been able to thrive amid the spot-fixing scandal. The team has played with unity and the efforts and hard work is paying [...]

Read full story Comments { 1 }

Spot Fixing Verdict: Jail Sentences for Salman Butt, Mohammad Aamir and Mohammad Asif

By now everyone knows that Salman Butt has been sentenced to 2.5 years in jail, Mohammad Asif to a year, Mohammad Aamir to 6 months, and agent Mazhar Majeed to 2 years and 8 months. It is sad for Pakistan cricket. The image of the country is further damaged, fans are disappointed, and the game [...]

Read full story Comments { 0 }

Shahid Afridi Back In The Side; Selected For ODIs Against Sri Lanka

Shahid Afridi, who announced his retirement in May, recently said that he would like to come back to the side (after PCB chairman Ijaz Butt left). He was then told that he could not come back immediately as he would have to be “cleared.” However, he has now been selected for the upcoming ODIs against [...]

Read full story Comments { 0 }
Imran Khan PTI Jalsa in Lahore

Imran Khan, PTI Jalsa in Lahore, and the way forward

On March 25, 1992 Imran Khan and his team attracted around 87,182 spectators to watch them go into, and win, the final of Cricket World Cup against England at Melbourne Cricket Ground. Nineteen years later, Imran Khan, and his 15 years old political party, was able to amass 100,000 (or 200,000 depending on which source [...]

Read full story Comments { 5 }
Cricket in Olympics 2012

Cricket returns to Olympics. Howzat?

More than hundred years ago a cricket tournament debuted at the 1900 Paris Olympics. The only match of the tournament was played between teams representing Great Britain and France, and was won by 158 runs by Great Britain. The scheduled competition at the 1904 Summer Olympics was cancelled at short notice due to lack of [...]

Read full story Comments { 0 }