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Pakistan win Team of the Year award

Pakistan was named as the Best International Cricket Team in the 2011-2012 season at the CEAT cricket awards on Friday while India batsman Virat Kohli bagged the International Cricketer of the Year award.

Kohli, also the vice-captain of the side, beat the likes of Australian captain Michael Clarke, former Sri Lanka captain Kumar Sangakkara and consistent South African opener Hashim Amla to clinch the top honour at a glittering function. Kohli, however, could not make it to the event and former Pakistan captain and bowling legend Wasim Akram collected the award on his behalf. “He is a special player. One of the best batsmen and fielder in the world cricket. He should be groomed as the next T20 captain of the Indian team. He is the right choice for the position,” said Akram of Kohli.

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Akram also collected the award on behalf of the Pakistan team and said: “It’s an honour for me to collect this award on behalf of the team. They really played some good cricket this season and I congratulate them for emerging the winner.” Former Pakistan batting great Zaheer Abbas received the Lifetime Achievement Award. In the special India-Pakistan award category, legendary Indian batsman Sunil Gavaskar lifted the Best Test Batsman trophy while former Pakistan skipper Inzamam-ul-Haq was honoured with the Best ODI Batsman award. The 1983 India’s World Cup winning captain Kapil Dev was adjudged the Best Test bowler, Akram received the Best ODI bowler award.

CEAT Audience Choice Awards 2011-2012 went jointly to former Pakistan opener Saeed Anwar and Indian opener Virender Sehwag. Kapil, while awarding the International Best Cricket Team award to Pakistan said: “They deserve the award as they played good cricket.” Asked about Indian team’s dismal show against Pakistan in the ongoing series, Kapil said it would be better to not talk on the issue.

“If we don’t talk about it, it would be better for us. I just hope that on Sunday (third ODI at the Ferozeshah Kotla) we see better cricket. The Indian team has the reputation of making a comeback so I just hope they play well. I would just like to congratulate the Pakistan time for playing a fantastic cricket. They have a fantastic bowling line-up and there batsmen are also coming good. You deserve to win,” he said.”

Kapil, while getting nostalgic about the Indo-Pak rivalry, said: “Whenever you entered the field, you just wanted to win. It was like just go there and win. I can’t explain in words the rivalry between the two nations. Sometimes the pressure situation, the tense atmosphere didn’t let you to play the natural game.” The first-ever CEAT young Indian cricketer of the year award was received by India U-19 World Cup winning captain Unmukt Chand, who collected the trophy from Gavaskar. “I am happy to have been chosen for this award. That was a special win for all of us. That particular day when I lifted the World Cup trophy was a special moment.” Former Pakistan captains Saeed Anwar, Rameez Raja and Inzamam along with Kapil, Ajay Jadeja, Gavaskar and Yashpal Sharma graced the occasion.

Ramiz and Shonali Nagrani played perfect host to the evening reminding the present dignitaries of the excitement attached to the Indo-Pak rivalry over the years.

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Posted by on January 5, 2013 in CRICKET

 

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Pakistan beats India winning first One day series of 2013

Great start to year 🙂

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Pakistan outclassed India in virtually every area of the game – from the batting of Nasir Jamshed, who scored his second century in as many matches, to the pace bowling of Junaid Khan and Umar Gul, and the wily spin of Saeed Ajmal.

India must now beat Pakistan in the third and final match in Delhi on Sunday to avoid what would be a humiliating whitewash. A victory would restore a small measure of pride after Thursday’s thrashing, but there’s no denying that Indian cricket is going through a rough patch – in all formats.

The ODI defeat is the latest in a run of results that have pushed Indian cricket fans to despair. The World Cup triumph of 2011 and number one Test ranking are now distant memories.

This tour by Pakistan followed a heavy Test series defeat to a touring England side. That was the first time the English had won a Test series here since 1985, and capped off a poor year that started with a Test whitewash in Australia. Wins at home over New Zealand and, in late 2011, the West Indies, barely papered over the cracks. The failure to get to the late stages in the World Twenty20 in Sri Lanka showed all was not well in the shortest format too.

Established players such as Rahul Dravid stepped down last year, leaving a gaping hole in the Test team. Even Sachin Tendulkar could be on his last legs, announcing his retirement from ODI cricket just ahead of this Pakistan tour. But it’s unlikely that the Little Master, who remains available for the Test team, would have rescued India in Kolkata given his troubled form.

The only man showing any real fight for India, at least in this ODI series against Pakistan, is the captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who scored a battling 54 not out Thursday.

 
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Posted by on January 3, 2013 in CRICKET

 

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Pakistan Vs India T 20 …………..More than a practice Match

Arch-rivals India and Pakistan will get an early chance to size up each other ahead of the World Twenty20 when they clash in a high-profile practice match in Colombo next Monday. The match, part of the warm-up schedule drawn up by the International Cricket Council, is the only one of 12 practice games that will be beamed live by the host broadcasters.

Pakistan captain Mohammad Hafeez welcomed the chance to play against India before the tournament starts on Tuesday. “It is usually a high-pressure game and good for us to experience it early,” Hafeez told reporters in Colombo on Wednesday night. India coach Duncan Fletcher said his team’s two warm-up matches — the other is against host Sri Lanka on Saturday — will be important preparations for the main event. “We have come here with the belief that we can win the World Twenty20 and it is crucial we get attuned to the conditions,” Fletcher said. “We have obviously got a good build-up. “We look forward to the two warm-up games which will give us the preparation we require for the tournament.” India and Pakistan have been drawn in separate groups for the preliminary league, but will meet in the Super Eights round in Colombo on September 30 if the seeding go to plan.

 
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Posted by on September 16, 2012 in CRICKET

 

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Aussies Bamboozled by Doosra

Ajmal has troubled the Aussies on the spin-friendly wickets in the United Arab Emirates and could lead Pakistan to a series victory in Sharjah on Monday.
The off-spinner claimed 4-32 as Pakistan levelled the series with a seven-wicket win in Abu Dhabi.
Ajmal has been a constant threat against Michael Clarke‘s men, taking seven wickets at a stunning average of 8.85 and an economy rate of 3.10 runs per over.
Pakistan legend Wasim Akram believes the Australians have been unable to pick Ajmal’s doosra and veteran Michael Hussey said the 34-year-old had been the key in the series so far.
“The more you face him, the more you can read him,” Hussey said.
“We’ve got to try to play him better because he’s certainly the one who’s been the difference so far in the two teams.”
The Hussey brothers – Michael and David – have been dismissed by Ajmal in both matches, while Glenn Maxwell has also fallen to the spinner twice.
Clarke has continued to be Australia’s most impressive batsman, scoring 103 runs in the series with a top score of 66 in the opening game.
But the captain remains without a century in his past seven ODI innings despite passing 50 on three occasions.
David Warner averages 35.6 in ODIs this year but has scored just 29 runs in the opening two matches, while opening partner Matthew Wade has managed just 17 this series.
Wade remains without a ton in his 23 innings at ODI level and has three single digit scores in his past six, leaving plenty of room for improvement.
Pakistan have also had their issues with the bat but had Nasir Jamshed (97 in game two) stand up when they needed him to in Abu Dhabi.
Australia have enjoyed strong displays from pace duo Mitchell Starc (five wickets at 17) and James Pattinson (four at 16.25), but Starc is under an injury cloud after complaining of a side/chest injury during the second ODI.
While Clarke’s bowlers have done a solid job, the batsmen must improve and being able to deal with Ajmal would go a long way towards sealing a series win.
 
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Posted by on September 2, 2012 in CRICKET

 

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Congratulations To Pakistan Team On Historic White wash

Pakistan cricket team continued their superb performance and beat England in third test by 71 runs .

Man of the series one and only Saeed Ajmal .

Man of the match Azhar Ali for classic 157

Pakistan duly completed their first clean sweep against England in a Test series, an extraordinary achievement for a side with no home to call its own, a side that lives out of a suitcase and does it rather well. Along with the socks and the toothpaste they certainly unpacked quite a shock for the No. 1 ranked side.

 

 
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Posted by on February 6, 2012 in CRICKET

 

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Slap on face of Pakistani Youth & Modernists

Pakistan defeated by India in world cup semi final.Its not so bad or to get angry why we lost .Its a game and Pakistan were underdogs and they came up to semifinal without any playing any country at home for approx 3 years.Its sensational performance by the team.

So what’s annoying here is the behaviour of youth.They were dancing and music was played and ……..just gone mad before the match.The point I am clarifying is that all the year you watch Indian movies , love their channels , mad about there drama’s .Star plus and blah blah are your favourite channels .Their actors are your hero’s , their heroines are your darlings , beauty queens.

Why you want to defeat them in cricket match.Because this is the least you can do ! You will criticise your team after losing ,you will strike against them,you will abuse akmal brothers you will make fun of team management .This is all what you can do.

Did you know who were supporting your enemies , arch rivals ?Whom you wanted to defeat.

They were the indian actors , Indian heroines Indian stars whom you watch all the year  24/7, you love their acting , you copy their style.

Shame on you Pakistani youth ! Shame on you !

It was Amir khan your hero getting happy when Pakistan your national cricket team lost the wickets,lost the  match.It was Vivek Oberoi who was enjoying the defeat of your Pakistani national team, It was sonail shetti enjoying your defeat.

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Messaging circulating during the match at intense moments pray for them ,pray this… pray that …..

How you expects that your prayers will be accepted by ALMIGHTY ALLAH

at sixes or fours you plays drums ,all the year you love their films them and watch their Indian Premier League and at fall of wicket you ask for help from ALMIGHTY.

Wake up YOUTH its very sad.Nations don’t win like this Be a nation ! Don’t criticise your real heroes ,your national team.



Afridi I salute you for such a great

performance in world cup

,at the end what happened is a harsh reality……………..

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Posted by on March 30, 2011 in CRICKET, Uncategorized

 

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West Indies crushed ,Pakistan in Semi Final

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Intent of the day

Devon Smith started the first quarter-final in smashing fashion. He was offered a delivery that was a little shorter and a little wider than Umar Gul would have intended and he unleashed the square cut. It flew, razor sharp off his bat, past point and gave the West Indies a boundary. Smith’s stance, tall, upright and authoritative, indicated that the West Indies meant business. It’s a pity that the team’s actions after that, didn’t follow through.

Bail-breaking of the day

For years the cricket world has scratched its head collectively when Shivnarine Chanderpaul has come to the crease and taken guard. Off comes the bail, to be hammered senselessly into the spot where he takes guard with the top of the bat handle. Other West Indians, most notably Ramnaresh Sarwan, have started following suit. The ferocity with which they hammer the bail in, it’s surprising what happened today hasn’t happened before: Ronnie was hammering away in the 4th over of the innings, when the bail actually broke. Last we heard, the ICC hadn’t sent out a code of conduct disciplinary breach notice for violence against cricket equipment.

Over of the day

There was little surprise when Saeed Ajmal was picked in the XI today to counter West Indies’ battery of left-handers. There was probably more at the decision to open not with him but with Mohammad Hafeez, though he has long been a clever Powerplay operator. He began tightly against a restless Chris Gayle but the pressure he built in the first two overs told in his third. Devon Smith was so plumb he decided not to review it. Three balls later, Darren Bravo went lbw and though he was probably right to refer it, the decision went against him. A double-wicket maiden set the tone for the rest of the innings.

Referral of the day

No one is ever more convinced in asking for a fielding referral than Shahid Afridi. Off his own bowling he often doesn’t even ask anyone else, like the wicketkeeper, for an opinion, making the T-sign a part of his appeal. He asked for one today, a leg-before against Sarwan, which went against him but the best was a cheeky request for a referral to Billy Bowden after a leg-side wide was given in the 27th over of the innings.

The mini-scare of the day

Near the middle of the innings break, just as twilight was approaching, the time when lights are most needed to bridge the gap between day and night, the floodlights at the Shere-e-Bangla stadium went off. At the same time, a message appeared on the scoreboard “In the event that this match is not completed today, the players will return tomorrow. Please retain your tickets.” With the ground swiftly descending into darkness, some fans may have been searching for their tickets, crumpled up in their pockets or bags somewhere, just in case the lights never came back on. A few minutes later, the globes started twinkling again and the field was bathed in light in time for the second innings.

The one-handed slip dropper of the day

Younis Khan was made to practice his reaction time at first slip. First, was when Saeed Ajmal got Darren Sammy to get a leading edge off a regular offspinner. Younis put in a solid dive to his left and even got a hand on the ball but couldn’t hold on. Nine overs later he was tested again. This time by Wahab Riaz‘s attempt to dismiss Kemar Roach. Riaz angled one across the West Indian quick, who tried to steer it past slip. Younis dived to his right this time and got fingertips to it but the catch evaded him again. He did make up later with a nicely-judged catch at short midwicket to send back Roach.

 
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Posted by on March 23, 2011 in CRICKET

 

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