What Doesn’t Kill You, Only Makes You Stronger

I am glad India did not win the ICC Champions Trophy Final against Pakistan. Yes you read it right! I repeat, I am glad that India did not win the ICC Champions Trophy Final against Pakistan. Call me a ‘Deshdrohi’ or call me a monster for making this blasphemous statement.…

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Silence in the Chaos – Cricket in Pakistan

It is 2011. Two years after international cricket is banned in Pakistan. Right across the Punjab University Law College (PULC), Sheikh continues to run his ancestral ‘kebab’ shop. A small kid is helping him out with the chores at the shop. Shahid, a 7 year old, is serving water and…

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Pakistan vs South Africa – Stats & Reviews

Pakistan battled in a pressure match against South Africa at Auckland, New Zealand as it was a must win game for Pakistan to keep their hopes alive in this World Cup. Winning the toss, South Africa decided to bowl first. Pakistan lost Shehzad in the 9th over but overall Pakistan got a good start because of Sarfraz Ahmed. Playing his first World Cup…

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Pakistan vs UAE – Stats & Review

Pakistan came to the Napier, New Zealand to register is much needed big win against UAE to be alive in this world cup and they delivered the same. UAE won the toss & asked Pakistan to bat first. They took Nasir Jamshed’s wicket early in the 4th over when the team score was only 10. Opener Ahmed Shehzad was joined by Haris Sohail who added 160 runs for…

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India v Pakistan – The Poignant Affair

On a very hot afternoon in Jaisalmer in late March 2011 , ‘Jawan’ Lakhbir Singh was struggling hard to tune into the All India Radio. An encounter/ shoot out had an all-together different meaning today. It was not different in the second class compartment of a local train in Mumbai…

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The Unpredictables

If we play a game where you give me a word and I have to come up with an answer that best describes the word, phrases like ‘enigma’ , ‘abrupt’ , ‘unannounced’, ‘unpredictable’ will just have one answer – Pakistan Cricket Team. Their performance over the years has managed to…

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