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World Cup History: 5 sparkling performances that bit the dust.

World Cup History: 5 sparkling performances that bit the dust.

It’s a common belief that victory brings fame and riches. People would argue that history only reserves space for performances that fetch laurels, and rightly so. Putting his weight behind this...
Thou 11 shall be missed…..‏

Thou 11 shall be missed…..‏

To be part of a world cup squad remains the pinnacle in any player’s career, but to miss the berth is an agonizing pain that not only hurts deep inside, but keeps resurging for times to come. ...
I stopped my wife from working, but…

I stopped my wife from working, but…

I got married to my colleague in 2007, yes I married a working woman (no millions in guessing I am walking on murky waters).   The two leading newspapers of our time have been running endless...
Champions Trophy Tour Diary, The mother of all disasters

Champions Trophy Tour Diary, The mother of all disasters

Edgbaston Cricket Ground: To write or not to write? With all honesty writing this piece is perhaps the most burdensome task I have had to carry out. I am clueless  as to what our cricketers might be...
Gaddafi Stadium, we have a Few problems..

Gaddafi Stadium, we have a Few problems..

Edgbaston, Birmingham: Consider this; you go to a chocolate shop with friends to give your taste buds a sweet treat. While everyone else is indulged in buying their favorite makes and the colorful...
Champions Trophy Tour Diary, 10th June

Champions Trophy Tour Diary, 10th June

Edgbaston Stadium, BIRMINGHAM: Leaving behind the narrow lanes, crowded streets, never ending traffic queues and the Victorian concrete jungle that we call London, it was a welcome change to step in...
Champions Trophy Tour Diary 8 June

Champions Trophy Tour Diary 8 June

The Oval, LONDON: No matter in what part of the world they play, the Green shirts are never short of support and England is no different. Living here for three generations, Pakistanis boost a sizable...
Champions Trophy 2013 Tour Diary

Champions Trophy 2013 Tour Diary

It’s amazing to be in London, the city of dreams, the city of heritage, the city of diverse cultures and the once proud headquarters of cricket. But the biggest reason to smile being here is a...
Five slips that cost Pakistan the Cup

Five slips that cost Pakistan the Cup

 The ICC champions’ Trophy is one piece of silverware that has eluded Pakistan from its inception. Let’s be true to ourselves, Pakistan take every single ODI tournament very seriously and...
India will Need Us Again

India will Need Us Again

The legendry Wasim Akram recently bowled a grazing yorker at the big hitters of IPL, yet again with his trademark jab. “Batsmen are scoring easy runs in IPL in the absence of Pakistani bowlers.”...
Chris Gayle, Good but Not Great

Chris Gayle, Good but Not Great

He hits it Hard! Wrong! He hits it very High and Hard, but seldom when the stakes are HIGH. Meet Christopher Henry Gayle, who his die-hards call “Chris ‘Mr Sixer’ Gayle” with love during the...
5 Ways to Bring Back Cricket

5 Ways to Bring Back Cricket

After weeks of wavering mode swings and safety concerns, we were happy to know that our good neighbors had finally agreed to give life to our morgue-like grounds. But while jubilant Pakistani fans...
Stop Snatching my Cell Phone

Stop Snatching my Cell Phone

I too could have resisted , but feared what would become of me if they actually did press their triggers?..
Bob Wolmer was the Man

Bob Wolmer was the Man

Will we ever get to the bottom of the bizarre mystery, remains a mystery within itself?
Terrorism and Empty Stadiums

Terrorism and Empty Stadiums

My father (like most dads in the sub-continent) happens to be a cricket a fanatic. His love for cricket knows no bounds. In his 71 years life, he has witnessed all the achievers and under-achievers...
It takes Two to Make the English Tango

It takes Two to Make the English Tango

Not even in their wildest dreams, could the Barmy Army imagine that just two lads would spoil their desert party.       Just for a moment imagine you are Andrew Strauss, it’s the eve...
The Perfect Mind Game

The Perfect Mind Game

After being Ajmaloided in Dubai, do the English lions have enough courage to roar back?       Cricket is won in minds, not on the field       The legendry Wasim Akram once said,    ...
England vs Pakistan: Placing All Bets On Pakistan

England vs Pakistan: Placing All Bets On Pakistan

England and Pakistan are two top teams. Try comparing them in any aspect and the equilibrium will hit the middle mark each time
The Expendables – My best ODI 11 for 2011

The Expendables – My best ODI 11 for 2011

What would life be without Cricket, and what would cricket be without the ODI’s? Miserable.  Ever since Australia and England locked horns in Melbourne for the first ODI on 5th January 1971, this...
R moXièxiè dàjiā – Thank you for coming

R moXièxiè dàjiā – Thank you for coming

“A friend is one who walks in when others walk out” -Walter Winchell.      Many would beat about but only one stood up to it. Brushing aside all fears, China once again proved...
Christian Sportsmen who Represented Pakistan

Christian Sportsmen who Represented Pakistan

Christian sportsmen enriched the tapestry of Pakistan sports by producing players of out-standing class, of vibrant style and of stunning performances. As Christians around the world celebrate the...
Pakistan T20 Series

Pakistan T20 Series

It has been a topsy turvy love affair between the Green Shirts and their fans, as the Green Shirts have gifted them .....