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Pakistani cricketer Shahid Afridi. Pic: AP.

Pakistan cricket: Boom Boom Afridi is back

By Tue, Oct 18, 2011 7:04PM UTC 2 Comments Pakistani cricketer Shahid Afridi. Pic: AP.

World famous Pakistani cricketer Shahid Afridi, who had announced retirement from international cricket earlier in May this year, has now reversed his decision announcing his availability for the One Day Internationals (ODIs). A 31-year-old all-rounder, Mr Afridi, who has to his credit the world record for the fastest century off 37 balls, had quit the...

Afridi and Waqar, take a bow

By Fri, Apr 01, 2011 10:23PM UTC 3 Comments

I wrote a blog post for Dawn on our World Cup exit. Check it out....

World Cup’s final test: Do we know how to deal with defeat?

By Fri, Apr 01, 2011 10:03PM UTC Comments Off India supporters cheer before the start of the Cricket World Cup semifinal match between Pakistan and India in Mohali, India, Wednesday, March 30, 2011. Pic: AP.

Almost everything that needs to be written about the World Cup final between India and Sri Lanka has been written − from Sachin Tendulkar’s dream of adding the most important piece of silver missing in his collection, to Muthiah Muralitharan riding triumphant into the sunset. The key word, of course, is almost. Otherwise I could...

World Cup: Chawla gamble not paying off for India

By Wed, Mar 09, 2011 7:46PM UTC Comments Off Piyush Chawla. Pic: AP.

After two weeks of the World Cup, we have had one big upset – Ireland upstaging neighbour and bitter rival England – but not a whole lot of excitement. But the stage is being set for better cricket ahead. India and Australia remain the only unbeaten sides and should easily make the quarter-finals. But is...

Can’t Shahid Afridi be arrested for blasphemy?

By Fri, Jan 14, 2011 12:36PM UTC Comments Off Can’t Shahid Afridi be arrested for blasphemy?

If a poor Christian woman can be convicted of blasphemy for saying her filthy Christian hands are clean enough to give someone else water, or a doctor can be arrested for blasphemy for throwing a business card with the name “Mohammed” in the trash, or an imam and his son can be arrested for blasphemy...