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Praises to Tendulkar, but...

Being a sporty person, I admit that yesterday's innings played by Tendulkar against the Proteas at Gwalior, was one worth watching innings of all time, no doubt about it and I also admit that records are meant to be broken, so this time its for Tendulkar next time it would be someone else! and I also admit that the great record by the great Saeed Anwar was broken by another great Sachin Tendulkar.
But last night when I was watching a Indian Cricket Channel (don't wanna mention channel's name) they were praising Tendulkar (I don't mind that anyways) but on the other hand overshadowing Saeed Anwar's brilliance! Thats where I object, because it was eminent that whenever Saeed Anwar scored Pakistan benefited and won the match, including the famous 194 inning against the same team in Madras almost 13 years ago. Secondly Saeed Anwar steadied the ship and played a chance-less inning. Thirdly it was a inning played on opposition's homeground, so opposition at that time …

Pakistan v England 2nd T20 match played at Dubai, videos

Pakistan v England, 2nd T20 at Dubai Sports City Cricket Stadium, Dubai, Part 1

Pakistan v England, 2nd T20 at Dubai Sports City Cricket Stadium, Dubai, Part 2

Pakistan v England, 2nd T20 at Dubai Sports City Cricket Stadium, Dubai, Part 3

Pakistan v England, 2nd T20 at Dubai Sports City Cricket Stadium, Dubai, Part 4

Pakistan v England, 2nd T20 at Dubai Sports City Cricket Stadium, Dubai, Part 5

Pakistan v England, 2nd T20 at Dubai Sports City Cricket Stadium, Dubai, Part 6

Re: Captains laud Razzaq onslaught

Spectacular scoring feats aren't exactly a novelty in Twenty20 cricket, but both England's captain, Paul Collingwood, and his opposite number, Shoaib Malik, had to concede that Abdul Razzaq's ferocious late onslaught in the second Twenty20 in Dubai had taken the breath away. From an uncompromising position of 78 for 5 after 13 overs, Razzaq turned the contest on its head with a brilliant unbeaten 46 from 18 balls, including five sweetly struck sixes that left no room for equivocation. "There's no shame in losing like that," said Collingwood. "We're disappointed because we've lost, but sometimes players play innings that deserve to win the game for their country. [Razzaq] put his heart into the innings and struck the ball cleanly from ball one, and sometimes there's not a lot you can do as a fielding unit to stop a guy like that." Malik, for his part, used the word "awesome" on at least six separate occasions to sum…

Re: Pakistan not ruled out of Champions League

The possibility of a Pakistan domestic side participating in the Champions League Twenty20 this year - though bleak - has not been entirely written off yet, either by the league or the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB). Pakistan did not have a representative in the inaugural tournament last year, the only Test-playing nation other than Bangladesh to not have a representative in the 12-team league. Sialkot Staliions - then Pakistan's domestic Twenty20 champions - had been invited to participate in the very first Champions League, but that was postponed because of the Mumbai terror attacks in November 2008. Since then, as ties between the governments and cricket boards of India and Pakistan have become frostier not only have the two countries not had a bilateral series, Pakistan's players have not participated in the IPL and not been invited to the Champions League. Relations have worsened further following the decision of the IPL franchises this year to not pick any P…

Old rift between Shoaib Malik and Muhammad Yousuf

Today, on the 14th of February in 2010, news have confirmed that the man who was according to Muhammad Yousuf, was the person creating disturbance in the team was Shoaib Malik, what a rubbish. Even National Cricket Team coach, Mr. Intikhab Alam mentioned that Muhammad Yousuf was a defensive approached captain in the hearing. I am not taking side of anyone but when a person is not willing to take the captaincy for the team, and on the other hand the person who's accusing has shown very much keen interest. What does it show? It clearly shows there's a Smelly Drama King in the team, who's doing all these politics.
Not only Muhammad Yousuf but everyone should be ashamed, how selfish and rude we've been to our country and with the Cricket Team's Emblem embossed on their kits, blazers and other related things, are we showing that much courage and patriotism like our elders did?
Did anyone one remember that during the 1992 world cup which we won, there was a serious rift be…

'Shahid's desire to win was there for all to see'

'Shahid's desire to win was there for all to see' "No I just was trying to smell it, [to see] how it was feeling."
Shahid Afridi tells of his lovin' feelin' for the ball soon after the end of the match

"There is no team in the world that doesn't tamper with the ball. My methods were wrong. I am embarrassed, I shouldn't have done it. I just wanted to win us a game but this was the wrong way to do it."
Afridi regrets his actions after being banned

"I'm just watching like you. If he did that it is not a good image for Pakistan. He can tell you better."
Mohammad Yousuf, the Pakistan captain who missed the game, was just a silent spectator

"Shahid's desire to win today was there for all to see."
Afridi's manager Umran Khan admires his client's never-say-die spirit
"He would have had all sorts of things going through his mind …

Re: Under-strength West Indies chase respect

[reference][/reference] Under-strength West Indies chase respectWest Indies kicked off Australia's home summer and now they're back to finish it off with five ODIs and two Twenty20s after the Australians completed a tri-format clean-sweep of Pakistan. Chris Gayle's men showed more consistent fight in the Test series than did Mohammad Yousuf's team and they have started their return leg of the Australian tour well, by posting a remarkable 5 for 399 - of which Gayle made 146 - in 45 overs against the Prime Minister's XI. The two batting stars are Gayle and Kieron Pollard, who thrilled Australian crowds during the Big Bash last month, but the loss of Dwayne Bravo due to a broken thumb is a big blow to a team already missing Ramnaresh Sarwan and Shivnarine Chanderpaul. It is a while since this outfit has played 50-over cricket, though. The player-board crisis meant a second-string team was sen…

Atlast, the later part of the humiliation received

Today's contest between Pakistan and Australia for the one only T20 clash was a match to watch. At the start when Pakistan came into bowling, they bowling fired up and restricted the OZs to 127 all out, everyone bet for it that it were Pakistan's day now, and plus the way Akmals were playing, Pakistan were into control of the match with equation going with run-a-ball and close competition between runs and the balls were going on, at some instance it looked Pakistan were on the lead and on the other hand it seemed the other way around.
Australia 127 (Hussey 40*, Gul 3-20) beat Pakistan 9 for 125 (K Akmal 64, Tait 3-13) by 2 runs
Scorecard and ball-by-ball details

Umar Gul took three wickets but it turned into Australia's night © Getty Images
Shaun Tait proved he can still be a force at international level as he helped Australia to a tense two-run win that completed a clean-sweep across all three formats against Pakistan this summer. Tait bowled the fastest ball ever re…

A happening day in Pakistan cricket

Today was indeed a cashing day for Cricketing Media Personnel as Pakistan, once again was put into the headline news, thanks to the dismal performance. The first one was the white-wash of Australia on Pakistan, the second in the history of Pakistan Cricket, after 1988 in Imran Khan's captaincy. 
The second one was resignation of chief selector Mr. Iqbal Qasim who didn't compromised on his dignity and after today's white-wash, he resigned, I second him because literally some "senior players" tried showing their powers on him by pressurizing him to send their favourite players to New Zealand and than in Australia the skippers comments about the Selection committee that he wanted a particular player but the selection committee didn't listened! Hats off to you Mr. Qasim, although you had a short tenure but unlike some of the other officials, you took the responsibility on your shoulders by resigning and not glued to the selection committee seat.
The third one was r…