Category Archive: Featured, Sports Sprit

10 Interesting Facts about T-20 Champions

10 Interesting Facts about T-20 Champions

I still remember an Indian advertisement of the 90s featuring the legendary Sir Viv Richards. In that advertisement Sir Viv Richards proudly claims that West Indies is famous for three things...
Forget Victory or Defeat- We Love ‘Em

Forget Victory or Defeat- We Love ‘Em

So Pakistan has been ousted by Sri Lanka in the semi-final of the t20 world cup, 2012. The defeat was marked by vehement protests against the giants of the Pakistani cricket team; Shahid Afridi being...
Srilanka or Pakistan?

Srilanka or Pakistan?

With Pakistan’s doom already predicted in the series by many cricket enthusiasts, what chances do you still think there are for Pakistan against Sri-lanka. With Afridi having lost ever-so...
We still bleed GREEN!

We still bleed GREEN!

Why are we always overconfident and dead sure we’ll win when we have a match against India? Despite our past record of not winning any match against India in world cups, our nation always takes a...
In It To Win It … Or Not?

In It To Win It … Or Not?

Watching Pakistan cricket team play a cricket match is like riding a roller coaster … sometimes you are at the highest level, sometimes at the lowest and most of the time you don’t know...
Open Letter To The ICC

Open Letter To The ICC

Dear Mr. President,   This is to condemn the committee appointed for the selection of players in different categories in the ICC awards for the year 2012. As you are already aware the Pakistan...
T20 09 12

T20 09 12

It is time for the World T20 again and the countdown has begun. Most of the teams have started preparing with bilateral series. There will be some warm up games before the tournament officially kicks...
The Coaching Debacle

The Coaching Debacle

This week has been a busy one for all the eligible coaches for Pakistan’s national cricket team. A statement which sounds almost a like a joke considering the lack of professionalism while...
Whither Pakistan ?

Whither Pakistan ?

Watching the Olympics spectacle from London during the past one week, one had to sadly realize that Pakistani athletes were non-entities in this grand celebration of sports. Athletes from such...
A Country that Stopped Playing Hockey

A Country that Stopped Playing Hockey

5,  4, 3, 2, 1 HONK!! Sometimes it feels as the match ends that a diesel run, coughing Pakistani truck is parked near the hockey field. I heard this dreadful sound again that day when Pakistan lost...
Pakistan’s Worst Defeat in Olympics

Pakistan’s Worst Defeat in Olympics

This is no news that Pakistan on Tuesday conceded a humiliating 7-0 defeat from Australia, who shattered the hopes for a semifinal berth for the green-shirts.   All the experts have condemned...
Anum Banday – Honor or Failure?

Anum Banday – Honor or Failure?

Before I start writing this blog, just a little intro on my background. I have been a National swimmer and have also been the manager of the Pakistan swimming team. I have also been an administrator...
Pakistani Passport Scam and London Olympics 2012

Pakistani Passport Scam and London Olympics 2012

A few days ago London Police arrested some people including two women who were allegedly planning to attack London Olympics venue and storing explosives. An even more glaring fact was that these...
For the Love of Cricket

For the Love of Cricket

Watching cricket and playing on streets, grounds and at the chaat (top portion) of our homes was something, which was very common denominator in every kid around us. It was something without which...
Security Threats for London Olympics 2012

Security Threats for London Olympics 2012

  What would be the distinction of London Olympic 2012? New World records, a big share of medals for host Britain or a horribly inconceivable peril of terrorism?   Security issue for London...
The Return of the King!

The Return of the King!

He may not have been winning a lot recently, but Roger Federer is back in business. The Swiss not only managed to win the Wimbledon title for the seventh time defeating Britain’s Andy Murray...
World-Class Spain Cuts Italy Down to Size

World-Class Spain Cuts Italy Down to Size

In what can easily be termed as the second biggest football final (after the World Cup, of course!) the reigning champions Spain showed the spectators in the stadium and the audience watching on...
Misbah and his Six Ducks!

Misbah and his Six Ducks!

Pakistan Cricket Board and the Pakistani team enthusiasts must realize that Whatmore is no magician and may take his time to adjust
A Performance that Silenced Critics

A Performance that Silenced Critics

  Renowned all rounder Shahid Khan Afridi, exhibiting the best all round performance in the second and the final Twenty20 International against Sri Lanka, smashed an unbeaten whirlwind 52 off 33...
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly!

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly!

We, the Pakistanis love cricket, more than we love anything else. Even when we know that the team is likely to lose, or that they have committed errors that are stupid, costly and unbelievable. The...
Can the New-look Pakistan Side-Defeat Sri Lanka?

Can the New-look Pakistan Side-Defeat Sri Lanka?

New captain, new kit and new T20 venue … Pakistan cricket team will take the field against Sri Lanka tonight with everything new. But does that mean that Sri Lanka will have the upper hand...
The Forgotten Heroes of Pakistan Cricket

The Forgotten Heroes of Pakistan Cricket

Let us switch back to our favorite sport, we all so very much love and adore –yes what else it can be other than cricket! There was once a common trend among teams, that they maintained faith and...