Shame on Cricket & Pakistan

Cricket these days is not how it used to be. This is the understatement of the year as cricket is actually transformed ala 20 20 into something many of us cannot even understand anymore. Oh sure its hit and giggle and seemed fun in the start but the whole ambiance seems to be eroding the…

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Aman ki faktha roasted at Ipl

I have been living life in a vacuum for the past few days.. yes sir, my left eyes  sudden inflammation prompted my doctor to proclaim all screen related activities such as TV, PC, Iphone completely off for a period till said inflammation gets better. Thus with no input other than word of mouth or music…

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Keep that trophy

Everyone knows south Asians love cricket, they live it they breathe it and all that other cliche stuff. What is not cliche however is when Pakistan and India play a cricket match. Far from it, its not even a match by my qualifications, its some sort of quasi mental war which both countries populace goes…

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Cricket: science & skills

When the Pakistan team won the 20 20 world cup it was as usual against all odds. No one expected us to be even there in the finals but we were and to the joy of the entire nation we swept aside the Sri lankan’s quite clinically. Back home people went mad as this was…

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Fall from grace?

Cricket is a very cruel sport. Less than a month ago the whole nation was cheering as Yunis khan and his team won the world 20 20 cup, they were heralded as heros for beating Srilanka in the final so clinically, however the test series they have now lost in Srilanka has brought out the…

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Ashes, 4 days many expectations

The ashes series between England and Australia perhaps represents the oldest rivalry in the game, not the fiercest though as that would be Pakistan and India but then we seldom believe in playing the puritanical version of cricket any longer. Test cricket is off course the authentic and most original form of this game and…

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Pak wins 20 20 World Cup

I kind of lost touch with the fact that today was the 20 20 final between Sri lanka and Pak, maybe it had something to do with the 6 hour delay while sitting on a runway in shanghai last night, or how I was ruing the cold truth that I only had a day in…

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PCB has the warts not shoaib akhter

Although the PCB has had its fair share of gaffes in the past, it has really taken the cake this time around with the release of the now infamous press statement about Shoaib Akhter describing to the whole world why he cannot take part in the upcoming cricket event. Its not just that they insulted…

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Pride not glory

Since the conclusion of the Aus-Pak series in the emirates we have now won some accolades of merit, as the last series was played against a team who even without their top two players is more than a match for our prowess.  The Pakistan team has earned a reprieve of sort in the face of…

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Ipl’s thunder stolen by a blog

As the IPl stutters through its paces having been transplanted in S.A sans the fans, the focus of the entire tournament now seems to be not the teams playing or who is winning but a blog known as “Fake IPL player” Fake IPL Player is an anonymous blogger who claims to be part of the…

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