Category Archive: Featured, Sports Sprit

Why Forget Hockey?

Why Forget Hockey?

We all talk, drink, sleep, eat only about cricket. We worship cricketers as Demi Gods on moment, bring them down to dust, the next. Cricket, in Pakistan, is not just a game but a passion. Cricketers...
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...
Don’t Blame Bangladesh Team

Don’t Blame Bangladesh Team

We did so much for you, we helped you get the test status. We were the first test team that you were able to beat in an ODI. We even sent our players to your premier league. We told you time and...
The Tigers that Cry Aloud!

The Tigers that Cry Aloud!

They might not be the fiercest of creatures but tigers are the largest species in the cat family. They are muscular, have powerful forequarters, and especially in males, a large head. But it seems...
Bangladesh, Dooya Kooray Pakistan Na Ashlay

Bangladesh, Dooya Kooray Pakistan Na Ashlay

9.45 am March 3, 2009, I had just woken up half an hour back when I received a call from the Pakistan team’s assistant manager, Mohammad Ahmed to inquire about certain important details. He was on...
IPL 2012 – Entertainment, Entertainment, Entertainment!

IPL 2012 – Entertainment, Entertainment, Entertainment!

The mother of all cricket leagues in the world – Indian Premier League – is back and this time it promises to keep you entertained for nearly 2 months. Pakistan’s premier sports...
Why Waste our Best Allrounder?

Why Waste our Best Allrounder?

  He is a much more accomplished batsman than the stylish Shahid Afridi. And he has been a much better bowler than him. But still he has been thrown out of the team more than once. And...
Who are the Champions?

Who are the Champions?

What else could a Pakistani have wished for on 23rd March eve! Pakistan brings Asia Cup home! When the 11th edition of the Asia Cup kicked off in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on 11th March 2012, little did...
Misbah Blundered, India Plundered

Misbah Blundered, India Plundered

There is no doubt that Indian cricket team emerged as the better side against Pakistan in Mirpur this week, but Pakistani captain Misbah ul Haq is also to blame for the loss. The top 5 mistakes made...
The Curious Case of Sachin and the Century

The Curious Case of Sachin and the Century

Does India lose each time Sachin scores a century?...
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?
Sports to Counter Extremism

Sports to Counter Extremism

Extremism and intolerance in our society is on the rise despite a bit of respite from terrorist activities in recent months. The causes of terrorism, extremism and outright hatred are...
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...
Pakistan Self-Destructs against England

Pakistan Self-Destructs against England

They came, they saw and they conquered. That’s the best way to describe England’s limited overs leg of the series against Pakistan. Despite losing the test series 3-0, the English team...
Can Pakistan Win The T20 series?

Can Pakistan Win The T20 series?

  Despite losing the one day series 4-0, despite being outclassed on all frontiers, despite lacking the ability to win, I feel that Pakistan has the upper hand in the Twenty20 series over world...
On a Sad Note

On a Sad Note

They say that the team that learns from its mistakes is the one that is the true champion. Sadly, the English team emerged as champions during the 1st two matches of the one day series against a...
Heart Breakers In The Desert!

Heart Breakers In The Desert!

Breaking the heart of anyone, especially on Valentine’s Day, is a crime. The Pakistan cricket team committed that crime when it was to its old ways surrendered against England in the first one day...
The Fresh Opening

The Fresh Opening

Defeats bring in internal controversies especially when they come in a row. The winning streak may produce the same effect if the case is Pakistani cricket team. Should we ditch Dav Whatmore, or tame...
The Heroes who Made History Possible!

The Heroes who Made History Possible!

The 6th of February will always be remembered as the golden day in Pakistan’s cricket history. Not only did the Men in Green achieved the impossible by claiming a whitewash over England, they also...
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...
Pakistan Stun England as the World Number Stutter!

Pakistan Stun England as the World Number Stutter!

Led by an over the hill captain, featuring a team of quality-yet-inexperienced cricketers and with belief in their hearts, Pakistan team went to United Arab Emirates to give their best against the...
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,    ...