Cricket

The Green Shirts Deja-Vu

After the World Cup 2015 match against India, one thing is certain. You can’t ever accuse the Pakistan cricket team of lacking imagination. Of the eleven players that took the field, only Misbah-Ul-Haq and Sohail Khan were playing the same game as India. The rest were imagining better uses of their time. In his mind, Mohammed Irfan was bowling toe-crushers to eight-foot batsmen. The mere mortals facing him though gleefully

From Go Misbah to Yo Misbah!

So my Misbah haters, what do you say now? Everyone who knows me knows that I have always admired Misbah for his contribution to Pakistani Cricket. It was him who steered the country out of the 2010 spot fixing disaster. It is him who has led the team on most occasions when the team was not playing on home soil. And during all this turbulence he was performing. He was

Inzi’s the Best, Just Ask Wisden!

The year was 1992. It was the semifinal of the World Cup, and Pakistan needed 153 from 15 overs to win, when an inexperienced 22 year old appeared at the crease. All hope was lost. But then this young talent produced a magnificent innings and made 60 off just 37 balls to shoot Pakistan to victory and into the finals. This man, now legend, was none other than our own

Lahore Lions – Pakistan’s Champions League 2014 Expedition

In the seventh editions of the Champions League Twenty20, or CLT20 as it is also known, the Lahore Lions made their first appearance for Pakistan. Previously the Sialkot Stallions and the Faisalabad Wolves have tried their hand at this prestigious series. By now everyone is aware that the Lahore Lions did not go all the way and bowed out from the tournament during the group stage, but they are the

Are we ready for a world cup without Saeed Ajmal?

Everyone has by now heard of the Saeed Ajmal ban. Yes, even my first reaction was ‘Oh! Common! Is this all that the BCCI is doing?!’ They are scared of a challenge. But then I thought, maybe there is an actual issue. There are plenty of off-spinners called for their action; even Ajmal was a few years back. No doubt this is a big blow to the Pakistan cricket team because