Do you get the feeling that cricket has lost its popularity in Pakistan? People aren’t talking about it that much. There’s very little enthusiasm about any upcoming series. Other than the new Pepsi advert, there’s not a lot of the sport on TV either. Seriously! Even the Faysal Bank T20 tournament came and went without a buzz… Usually this tournament‘s a popular draw. Suddenly we hear about children organizing and playing
So, you guys must have heard of the report that our coach Mr. Waqar Younis has submitted to the board. So the verdict is out, according to our coach’s report “I have to give full credit to Misbah as he has stabilized the team and leads from the front. His performance is also outstanding. He makes the boys feel comfortable and relaxed so they actually enjoy their cricket. He is
How I would have loved it if the title referred to men’s cricket in Pakistan. But… it is the women of the country that are bringing home the accolades. The recently concluded ODI and T20 quadrangular series in Sri Lanka saw Pakistan as the winners among Sri Lanka, Ireland and Netherlands. This is not men’s cricket my friend! These teams are not considered underdogs in women’s cricket. Come to think
Identical to country’s politics, sometimes Pakistan Cricket has to face negative criticism despite good performances. The recent catastrophes of Pakistan Cricket have buried fans to pessimism that even when someone does good they think there is something fishy. He is selfish; plays for himself, puts team in trouble and walks out clean, and some cynics even consider him a conspirator to snatch captaincy by scoring runs in bulk. Amidst all
I’ve never been as positive about the Pakistan cricket team as I was at the end of the third ODI against the West Indies. After the spot fixing scandal, the string of defeats, the Zulqernain debacle, etc., etc., there was a change that everyone was talking about. The team looked like a unit under one captain. And the coach seemed to be well placed with the players. This materialized into
“Tuesday started as just another day in Lahore: a morning report to the fitness trainer to check our hydration levels, a quick breakfast and cup of coffee and an 8.30am departure to the ground. We were all looking forward to the third day’s play and trying to win the series………..From the front I heard the screams to “get down, get down” and we all hit the deck. Within seconds we
Pakistan Cricket have suffered some major “lows” in last 6 years due to their certain acts but they are like a vagabond who irritates the street with his loud and notorious acts yet, once he is not around, a part of you always miss him. They truly have been a soul of this game. In every aspect of this game there are Pakistanis who keep the blood running in heart of Cricket.
“I don’t have any plans to make a return to test cricket…… I think I’m not the best choice for this format,” said Shahid Afridi recently. Could he be more explicit? However, this hasn’t stopped the fans from cajoling their favorite cricket hero to give test cricket another shot. During the past five years, since July 2006, when he first announced retirement from test cricket, the question of his return
Yup! You read that correctly. This is Pakistan’s golden chance to win a Test series in the Caribbean. They’ve never won there before! Seriously, I was shocked when I heard it too, but our team manager only recently blurted out this little known fact. “Now the expectations are even higher for this tour, because we have never won a series out here before” he said. I was like “WHAT?!!” 1957/58,
Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls and children of all ages…Welcome to the Pakistan cricket pessimists zone! Today, my rant will focus on our brilliant batting side. More like the team’s backside, if you know what I mean. By now you may have gathered that I’m a bit upset about our batting. Seriously, I was sooooo looking forward to having Javed Miandad back as a batting coach for our team.