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Book: ‘Kevin Pietersen on Cricket’ could be another ‘audacious’ display by former English batsman

“He came like storm and passed like a thunderbolt”, the phrase better suits the former star English batsman Kevin Pietersen. Whether, you are a KP fan or either you are his No.1 hater, you won’t deny his boldness in and outside the field. The South-African born English batsman wasn’t able to have some good knot with English Cricket Board (ECB), was ECB not able to handle his highness or KP was unprofessional towards the game of cricket, the question might be a big question in future of English cricket. Your prejudice might not be applicable on Kevin Pietresen as he’s much more beyond our imaginations. His previous book ‘KP: The Autobiography’, which was an autobiography was a typical aggressive and innovative …

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Cricket facts that will make you insane, hard to believe!

Cricket is a gentleman game, no doubt about that. The way this game has been entertaining and changing our lives, is something to keenly observed. The most popular South Asian sport is spreading rapidly across the globe, more than 100 teams directly or indirectly are attached to international professional body of cricket, International Cricket Council (ICC). Here are some facts or records of some kind, which will surely be hard for you to believe. Here we go: Sultan of Multan takes Brian Lara  The Caribbean star Brian Lara is the one of the greatest all time batsman and Inzamam-ul-Haq is  regarded as one of the greatest Asian batsman. But do you know, Inzamam aka Sultan of Multan did something that …

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Pakistan Super League: Mashup of Cricket and Entertainment

After a long chaos, here is the big blow for the cricket-manic nation. In  a recent view, it seems that Pakistan Cricket Board is all set to gear the Pakistan Super League as marking February for its inauguration in Doha, Qatar. PSL will be the first one of its kind, as it will have International cricketers from across the world, Pakistani players and will have showbiz ‘tarka’ along with it, PCB vows. The mega event is scheduled to lighten up from February 4 2016 till February 24 2016; PCB placing their best efforts is in-talks with planners to make it better. As per 2016, it is scheduled that 5 sides will be playing 23 matches in the battle to win …

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The 5 Longest Sixes in International Cricket

In the modern era big hits rather sixes are a pretty common scenario in the game. And there are a huge number of gigantic hitters of the ball who are capable of clearing the ground by miles. Here is the list of top 5 batsmen who hit longest sixes of history. 1. Albert Trott The supreme place in the list is probably the oldest in this list. Albert Trott was a player for both England and Australia in the late 1800s. In 1899, he did strike a six that cleared the pavilion of the Lord’s Cricket Ground. 2. Shahid Afridi For one more moment, Shahid Afridi makes a presence in the place. It had been Pakistan’s match versus South Africa …

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Factory Worker to A Cricketer: Anwar Ali Story

The Story of Anwar Ali’s popularity to International Cricket, His blitz against the world’s number T20 team was nothing short of sensational clean striking but life wasn’t always kind to him. Anwar Ali father passed away in his young age. Being the single earner of family, he was instructed to work in a factory at 200/day salary. Small Anwar believed cricket as his life. He wasted his free time enjoying tape-ball cricket in the roads of Orangi Town, Karachi and staying in contact with the passion for his life. “I used to get Rs. 200 each day and that wasn’t sufficient for our family,” said Anwar in an interview. “At times, my mother couldn’t even extra Rs50 for me because …

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Shahid Afridi Talked to His Fans on Facebook

Hard-hitting all-rounder and Pakistan T20 International team Captain Shahid Afridi talked to his fans for 30 minutes during which his fans asked him many questions and Afridi replied to them in a good way. The post on his official Fan page on Facebook had a status update. Salaam everyone. I am available for live chat for 30 minutes in this post. Please ask your questions and I will try to answer. SAfridi Fans asked interesting questions showing love, respect and support for Shahid Afridi. Some of the notable questions and answers are given below. Summary of the comments could be that not only Pakistanis love Afridi but there are fans in India and all over the world. Shahid Afridi supports …

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Telegraph ‘Test Cricket Captains Ranking Misbah ul Haq on top position

People known as him Tuk Tuk however he was the only person who saved his cricket team when it was near failure. He is Misbah ul Haq, who took control of the Test captaincy in 2010 when 3 of Pakistan cricket team players was banned for spot-fixing. Generating the Misbah ul Haq one of Pakistan’s best captain will never be incorrect. He made easy for his team to safe 3rd place in the Test match position. Under his cerebral command, Pakistan have defeated the Australia, South Africa, England and Sri Lanka.

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Hasnain Alam; Story of a Disabled Cricketer

Hasnain Alam realized being a cricketer was his dream and he realized this from a very early age. He was son of a soldier and his father was his support and his coach before he joined a cricket academy. He started practicing from the age of six and it took him 11 years to finally make it to U19 cricket team of Pakistan. He toured New Zealand with the National U19 team but did not get a chance to bat. He performed in domestic cricket and scored a century against Karachi in the final overshadowing Shahid Afridi who was playing in his opposition team. He couldn’t become a part of the national team and finally 19 years old Hasnain Alam …

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Muhammad Amir Returns to Domestic Cricket with A Wicket off the 1st Ball

Muhammad Amir who was banned for five years from playing any kind of domestic and international cricket and was given six months relaxation by the ICC has made a whistling return to the domestic cricket. The first ball he bowled was a wide and the next ball (legally the first) he bowled the batsman out. He was bowling the second over of the match. Cool & Cool Presents Haier Super8 T20 Cup matches are being played and Muhammad Amir is representing Rawalpindi Rams. AWESOME!!! Muhammad Amir back in action. Bowled Sajjad Ali on second delivery of his over. #Super8T20 @cricket_U pic.twitter.com/I8aGp8xPhX — MANI (@M4NIII) May 11, 2015 Abbottabad Falcon’s batsman Sajjad Ali was on the crease when he was bamboozled …

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Muhammad Amir Might Play Domestic T20 Cricket Tournament

Muhammad Amir who was banned from international and domestic cricket is busy to find a way to come back to international cricket. He might be a part of the domestic Twenty 20 tournament scheduled for this year. This tournament will feature all major national players of Pakistan. Official announcement of Muhammad Amir’s participation in domestic T20 tournament is expected on Monday. If Muhammad Amir makes it to the tournament, this will be the first time in last five years that he will play domestic tournament. Muhammad Amir has been given relaxation of six months by ICC otherwise he would not have been able to play this tournament. In current scenario this news is very important. Pakistan national team lost One …

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Sohaib Maqsood Scandal with Australian Girl

The rumors of Sohaib Maqsood falling in love with an Australian girl are all over the social media. Allegedly Not only Pakistan lost the World Cup 2015 in Australia but Sohaib Maqsood is reported to have lost his heart to the Australian girl as well. This is news posted as per seen on local media, which seems to be a sham. Sohaib Maqsood and management of Pakistan Cricket team are rejecting these reports as rumors. Some fake photos of Sohaib Maqsood and the girl are also circulating over social media but no one knows for sure at this present time who made these rumors. As per latest reports this image circulating on social is fake. Many websites on social media …

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Pakistan Qualified For Cricket World Cup 2015 Quarter Final

Pakistan has convincingly beaten Ireland to qualify for the knockout stage of Cricket World Cup 2015. Ireland batted first and made 237 runs. Pakistan had to chase 238 runs in 50 overs. Start of Ireland was not very good but William Porterfield came to the aid of his team and scored a brilliant 100 to carry his team to a respectable total. When he was at the crease, 270 runs seemed on the board but once he departed on 107 runs from 131 balls, the rest of the team fell apart. Wahab Riaz bowled superb once again and took 3 wickets for 54 runs. He has moved to 6th position in the top wicket takers list of this world cup. …

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Saeed Ajmal Might Clear Test But Might Not Become Part of World Cup 2015 Squad

Saeed Ajmal’s Bio-mechanic test on his bowling action will be revealed soon. Chances are that his new bowling action will be clear from ICC just in time and he can become a part of the World Cup 2015 squad. Now the new controversy suggests that Pakistan Cricket Board wants him to represent the green shirts if he clears the ICC test. On the other hand the team management is not ready to include his name in the playing 15. Junaid Khan is already injured, Bilawal Bhatti has already conceded too many runs and his performance as a bowler is not satisfactory at all. Rahat Ali is very young with only one ODI match under his belt and cannot be relied …

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Junaid Khan Will Miss World Cup 2015 Due to Injury

Pakistan team is already facing critical time ahead of the World Cup 2015. They have lost the first match on the tour of New Zealand and now Junaid Khan has been confirmed injured. He will not be a part of the National squad. He was injured during the practice session in the camp before the team left for New Zealand. Bilawal Bhatti will replace him. Moreover the selection of Muhammad Hafeez has also been criticized because his bowling action has not been cleared yet. Shoaib Malik is said to have been a better candidate as compared to Hafeez and his inclusion in the squad in place of Hafeez has been demanded on several occasions. Andul Razaq is another player who …

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Muhammad Amir Cleared By ICC Anti-Corruption Unit

Chairman Pakistan Cricket Board Shehryar Khan has said that fast bowler Muhammad Amir has been cleared by the anti-corruption unit of International Cricket Council. He said that Muhammad Amir is just one step away from playing domestic cricket and permission will be sought from ICC very soon. This is not all but Pakistan Cricket Board has decided that it will help Muhammad Asif and Salman Butt as well to come back to cricket. All three cricketers were banned after spot fixing allegations and both international and domestic cricket doors were closed for them. Muhammad Amir got married to Nargis during his absence from cricket and it seems that marriage has brought him good luck as he once again can appear …

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Shahid Afridi Will Lead Pakistan Team in World Cup 2015?

It seems that luck is once again giving Shahid Afridi a chance to lead Pakistani team in World Cup 2015. Nominated captain Misbah Ul Haq is injured till yet and due to the injury his participation in the Cricket World Cup 2015 is doubtful. Shahid Afridi is anticipated as the replacing captain. Misbah carried a hamstring injury during the match against New Zealand in United Arab Emirates. Misbah has not played a match till then as he is not fit to participate in any match. Countdown for the World Cup 2015 has started but Misbah is finding it hard to get rid of the injury. Junaid Khan is also injured while magic spinner Saeed Ajmal might not make it to …

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Asad Rauf Conquers the Spot Fixing Allegations

Asad Rauf is a well-known Pakistani umpire who has been representing Pakistan for quite some years now in international cricket. Almost two years ago, he was alleged of spot fixing in IPL (Indian Premiere League) along with three other Indian cricketers. The good news is that the anti-corruption unit of International Cricket Council has stopped the investigation because of the absence of proof. Asad Rauf was stopped from working as an umpire when the allegations were made back in 2013 version of Champions Trophy and his case was submitted to anti-corruption unit of International Cricket Council. According to media reports, the head of ICC anti-corruption unit met with Asad Rauf in United Arab Emirates and Asad Rauf was investigated for …

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Akmal Brothers, Shoaib Malik dropped from World Cup Squad

Latest in Pakistan World Cup 2015 final squad comprising 15 names might not include some big names of Pakistan cricket. According to news reports Umar Gul due to injury has not been included in the final squad of 15 players. In addition Umar Akmal and Kamran Akmal due to their poor form off late are also not a part of the final 15 players. Shoaib Malik who after marrying Sania Mirza has rarely played cricket for Pakistan at international level has also been left out. Instead of the above mentioned players, Asad Shafique, Muhammad Rizwan and Junaid Khan will take their places. Saeed Ajmal due to his new bowling action has not been selected in the 15-member squad. Muhammad Rizwan …

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New Zealand Cricket Team Donations For Peshawar Attack Victims

New Zealand Cricket team has given responsibility to star batsman Younis Khan to deliver the stuff with Army Public School Peshawar’s victims. Younis Khan on arrival to Karachi today has said that he will soon visit Army Public School victim children. He said that skipper of New Zealand Cricket team Kane Williamson and other players have donated kit bags and various types of other stuff in order to donate to the Peshawar victims. In addition to the stuff, Younis Khan has also been handed over the prize money of One-Day series so that it can be shared with the affected victims. Younis Khan told media that he feels honored that he was chosen to represent Kiwi team in order to …

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Shahid Afridi Becomes Captain Till 2016 World T20

Shahid Afridi has regained captaincy of T20 team of Pakistan replacing Muhammad Hafeez. This is the best opportunity for Shahid Afridi to work hard on his game and his players and prepare them for the upcoming World T20 event that is going to take place in 2016. He can retire after winning the T20 world cup for the nation and make us all proud. Not to mention that he will be proud of himself as well because he will be the only captain after Younis Khan who helped Pakistan win T20 world cup. Young cricketers like Sohaib Maqsood and Fawad Alam were also reported on various occasions to be contenders for the post but PCB opted for an experienced player …

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Nasir Jamshed Brings a British Bride

Member of Pakistan International Cricket team, Nasir Jamshed wedding took place on 6th of September 2014. He started the new innings of his life with a British girl. He is determined to play this innings as fine as his professional innings. Aggressive opening batsman Nasir Jamshed started this journey with Pakistani-British girl Samara Afzal. Nasir Jamshed is 24-years old and he has represented Pakistan in 43 ODI and 18 T20 matches. Not only Nasir Jamshed was happy but the parents of Nasir Jamshed are also very happy that finally their son is starting a new life. Nasir Jamshed and Samara Afzal had their Nikkah ceremony carried out in Birmingham last month on 23rd of August 2014. Samara Afzal is doctor by …

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Shoaib Akhtar’s Wife Rubab Failed in BA Exam

Shoaib Akhtar’s marriage to Rubab was a surprise but finally Shoaib did get married. The problem is that due to marriage and BA papers together, Rubab failed to pass the English Literature paper because her preparation for the exam were affected by the marriage. According to media sources, Haripur University arranged BA part first papers. Rubab managed to pass other three subjects but English Literature proved a difficult task for her to pass. Rubab Mushtaq recently married the world’s fastest bowler Rawalpindi Express Shoaib Akhtar and almost three months ago she participated in BA exams in Haripur University as a private candidate. Yesterday the University announced the result and unfortunately Rubab couldn’t get past the English Literature paper. According to …

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Wasim Akram and Shaniera Akram Expecting Baby

King of Swing, former Pakistan Cricket Captain and left-arm fast bowler, Wasim Akram has announced on micro blogging website Twitter that he and Shaniera are expecting a baby. This will be his third child and first from Australian wife Shaniera Akram. His first two sons are from his late wife Huma Akram. Their names are Taimur and Akbar. Wasim Akram is a well-known cricketer who does commentary and coaching as well. Shaniera and Wasim Akram got married last year on 12th of August in a small and simple ceremony. This ceremony was attended by their close friends and family members only. After both of them posted this news on Twitter, they have been receiving best wishes from friends, family and …

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PCB Starts Investigating Ahmed Shehzad on Religious Wording to Dilshan

Pakistan Cricket Board has announced that they have started investigations of Ahmed Shehzad saying something religious to Tillakaratne Dilshan. During the last ODI match with Sri Lanka, Ahmed Shehzad said something related to religion to Dilshan and it was recorded in the camera. This recording was done when the players were returning to dressing room and Ahmed Shehzad was heard saying to Dilshan ‘If you are a non-Muslim and you become Muslim, none of your deeds matter and you will go directly to Jannat’. In recording the answer of Tillakaratne Dilshan is not hearable but he said something to Ahmed Shehzad and in reply Ahmed Shehzad was heard saying ‘Then be ready to go into fire’. PCB on this account …

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