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Cricket legends ‘blown away’ by six-year-old Pakistani bowlers

KARACHI: Two six-year-olds have become social media sensations in cricket-mad Pakistan with videos of their bowling "blowing away" the likes of Shane Warne and Wasim Akram, who have been giving the pair tips on improving their game. Eli Mikal Khan, from Quetta, has been nicknamed "Shane Warne Junior" after videos posted on Twitter of his astonishing leg break bowling attracted awe from fans around the world and drew tips and encouragement from the Australian legend. Another six-year-old, an aspiring pace bowler named…

Virat Kohli speaks candidly about encounters with Pakistan’s Shoaib Akhtar and Irfan

Fast bowlers have always been a nightmare for Indian batsmen which can be established through the fact that the world number one batsman Virat Kohli could not save his scalp in his first three encounters with Pakistani pacer Junaid Khan and he has ardently admired Muhammed Amir’s magical spell he has faced. Amongst a volley of fast bowlers produced by Pakistan, Shoaib Akhtar, who was a dreadful sight even for “Indian idol” Sachin Tendulkar, was known for his deadly bouncers and toe-crushing yorkers. Kohli in an…

VIDEO: ‘Muhammad Amir is the toughest bowler I’ve faced’, says Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli is one of the batting greats in the contemporary cricket and he’s evolving to perfection with every game he plays.  The Indian skipper no more seems reticent in sharing his unpopular opinion – be it praise for his opponent. In an interview with Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan the other day, Kohli was asked to name the best bowler and the most feared one he had ever faced. In reply, the Indian captain said: “I think Mohammad Amir is the best bowler I’ve faced in international cricket... "He (Amir) is one of…

Shoaib Akhtar is the toughest bowler I have faced: Dhoni

Fast bowlers have always been a nightmare for Indian batsmen which can be established through the fact that the world number one batsman Virat Kohli could not save his scalp in his first three encounters with Pakistani pacer Junaid Khan and he has ardently admired Muhammed Amir’s magical spell he has faced. Amongst a volley of fast bowlers produced by Pakistan, Shoaib Akhtar, who was a dreadful sight for “Indian idol” Sachin Tendulkar, was known for his deadly bouncers and toe-crushing yorkers. Star Indian cricketer MS…

Bangladesh PM promises new home for teenage spin sensation

DHAKA: Bangladesh's teenage spin sensation Mehedi Hasan is to have a new home built for him on the orders of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina after his match-winning heroics in the historic Test victory over England. The 19-year-old off-spinner took 12 wickets in the second Test as Bangladesh wrapped up a 108-run victory in Dhaka on Sunday -- their first ever Test triumph for the cricketing minnows over England. Hasan had been living with his parents in a basic home in a working-class district of Khulna but Hasina, who is…