Jun 192017
 
‘Haan Bhai…saray hee har gaye phir!!!’

There was something different about the latest Pakistan and India fixture right from the beginning. The usual animosity was replaced with relative geniality. Saurav Ganguly was defending Pakistan against Amir Sohail’s comments, Indians were standing up for Sarfaraz Ahmed against people making fun of his English and most Pakistanis were simply glad to be in the final – let alone think about winning it. Things were so calm; Sarfaraz Ahmed even gave MS Dhoni his baby. PHOTO: FACEBOOK.COM/SHEHZADGS Everybody knew that India was going to win it and Pakistan was simply there to complete the formality of playing the finals of the Champions Trophy. The entire nation expected the worst when Fakhar Zaman nicked a ball outside his off stump for a regulation catch for MS Dhoni and he held on to the ball like it was Sarfaraz Ahmad’s baby. PHOTO: FACEBOOK.COM/SHEHZADGS But then everything changed – Indians showed that they also had no balls and Fakhar Zaman got a free hit instead of a lot of free s**t from fans. Boy! Did Fakhar Zaman make the most of the respite? Even Azhar Ali was hitting the ball all over the park. At one point, Azhar had 29 of 32 balls and Fakhar Zaman had 16 of 29 balls – finally proving the multiverse theory as clearly this match was being played in some parallel alternative universe. Jasprit Mumrah, wait no Bumrah, could not do much with the ball but he managed to get Azhar Ali run out. Was a [Read More…]

Apr 052017
 
Rishi Kapoor wants Pakistani players in IPL

Bollywood veteran actor Rishi Kapoor on Tuesday took to twitter to address his plea for the consideration of Pakistani players in the Indian Premier League (IPL) again. The actor widely discussed for his Twitter presence, tweeted regarding the inclusion of Pakistani players, prior the beginning of IPL 2017. IPL. You got world players. Afghanistan makes debut. My plea is please consider Pakistani players.Phir match hoga! Hum bade log hain.Please! — Rishi Kapoor (@chintskap) 4 April 2017 “IPL. You got world players. Afghanistan makes debut. My plea is please consider Pakistani players. Phir match hoga! Hum bade log hain. Please!” said Rishi in his tweet. The actor is encouraging authorities to have a big heart and invite players from Pakistan to participate in IPL. He praised the existence of foreign players and debut of Afghanistan in IPL. Rishi Kapoor alongside late legendary cricket star Mansoor Ali Khan, father of actor Saif Ali Khan. Although many local Indian fans responded to the tweet with hostile comments, yet still, Rishi’s effort to endorse peace between India and Pakistan can be admired. No Pakistani cricketer has featured in the Indian Premier League (IPL) after its inaugural season in 2008. The following Pakistani players participated in the debut season of IPL: Shoaib Malik      Delhi Daredevils Shahid Afridi      Deccan Chargers Younis Khan       Rajasthan Royals M Asif                Delhi Daredevils Kamran Akmal   Rajasthan Royals Umar Gul           Kolkata Knight Riders M Hafeez            Kolkata Knight Riders Salman Butt       Kolkata Knight Riders Misbah-ul-Haq    Royal [Read More…]

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