Victory #73

It was the 73rd time Pakistan beat India and it was without any doubt the sweetest one because it was an ICC event final and the way Pakistan annihilated India it doesn’t happen any other day that we crush their egos so badly as Indian media and Indian fans thought they were invincibles, it doesn’t happen any other day that the ball doesn’t dislodge the bails and the opponents oversteps the line of control, it doesn’t happen any other day that you can get Kohli on two consecutive deliveries, it doesn’t happen any other day that probably the weakest batting line-up of the tournament posted the highest total of the tournament and the strongest batting line-up of the tournament was dismissed under 200 but it happened that day when we beat India the 73rd time when we batted like 2017 and we bowled like 90’s and the team that was struggling to even qualify for the tournament won the Champions Trophy. You know what a cornered tiger does? He attacks back that is what exactly Pakistan did. Continue reading “Victory #73”

MIS | YOU

“In the history books, my name will come with him and he is a legend.”

The biggest fan of Younis Khan is Misbah-ul-Haq himself, the amount of respect they have for each other was the sole reason they managed to carve out a team after the spot-fixing debacle, which also made them the most successful pair in Pakistan’s Test Cricket history with ‘3213’ partnership runs only two pairs scored more runs in partnership at a higher average than Younis & Misbah, which also made Pakistan the unbeaten team of this era at home (in U.A.E). Continue reading “MIS | YOU”

Big Guns aren’t Blazing

In the start of the season everyone thought that there is no chance for a club like Tottenham who can replicate their last season’s performance against top sides who have splashed a staggering amount of £174m,£149m and £122.3m in the transfer window to bring a whole bunch of world class players to their sides but guess what it didn’t matter at all because as of today Spurs beat Manchester City 2-0, the side who spent £174m was beaten by a side who just spent a mere amount of £70.1m in the transfer window. Continue reading “Big Guns aren’t Blazing”

Win It for Misbah

Three days and two sessions of total domination bowling out England in a day, then getting a healthy lead of 100 runs and then Pakistan did what they did in Leeds 2006, Galle 2009, Sydney 2010, Cape Town 2013 and now you can add Birmingham to that long list of matches in which we were ahead for most of the match and then gave away all the hard work in a matter of 2-3 sessions. Continue reading “Win It for Misbah”

Lords of Cricket

In 2010 where every thing went wrong for Pakistan Cricket at the Lords Cricket ground here we stand again in 2016 things have changed alot as Amir is back his first Test since his return, now Misbah is the most successful Pakistani Test captain, we have Yasir Shah probably the best leggie after Shane Warne as he ripped through the English batting as Wahab mentioned it before the match that England have a fragile batting line up.  Continue reading “Lords of Cricket”

Top youngsters from Euro 2016

Many of us thought that this time the European championship would not live up to it’s hype. This was because of many reasons such as security, UEFA etc but the major reason behind this uncertainty was the number of teams (24) playing in the tournament. Never have we ever been so wrong in our perceptions though. 24 teams playing in the Euros allowed us to see teams like Iceland and Albania who despite their population proved that heart, passion and sheer work rate are everything you need to succeed. Following are the new faces that will mesmerize the world with their feet for years to come: Continue reading “Top youngsters from Euro 2016”

The Greatest Sportsman Ever

There never has, and never will be a more popular athlete than Muhammad Ali he was the fastest the greatest the meanest boxer of all time, he was the ‘Concorde’ of boxing and the most charismatic sports personality of all time. He wasn’t just a boxer he was an icon, a negotiator who saved a man on the ledge who was committing suicide, he also negotiated with Saddam Hussain to release 15 U.S citizens taken hostage by him. Continue reading “The Greatest Sportsman Ever”

A ‘Classico’ worth watching

For the past few years Barcelona have made sure that the match with the highest viewership in the world would not live up to it’s hype. Zinedine Zidane though, had other ideas for his ‘Classico’ debut. Real Madrid came back to beat Barcelona at the Camp Nou after going down by a goal via the head of Gerard Pique. Madrid though responded through Benzema’s brilliant overhead finish. Madrid were dominating the game until Sergio Ramos was given his marching order after a second bookable offence. Zidane though, sticked to his guns and sent on Jese Rodriguez to speed up Madrid’s attack which turned the tables on Barcelona as Madrid scored on a counter attack through Cristiano Ronaldo and thus won the match.                                     Following are a few things that explain perhaps the best ‘El Classico’ after a long long time: Continue reading “A ‘Classico’ worth watching”