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Hashim Amla first cricketer to receive South Africa’s national honour

Hashim Amla, the South African batsman, was on Saturday honoured with the Order of Ikhamanga for his contribution in the field of sports. The Order of Ikhamanga is one of the national honours issued by the President of South Africa, given in recognition of services and achievements in arts, culture, literature, music, journalism or sport. Amla, 35, has played 117 Tests, 164 ODIs, and 43 T20Is – with 17794 international runs against his name. He also holds the record for the highest individual score by a South African: an…

Babar Azam says he can’t be just like Virat Kohli

KARACHI: In every field, one has a role model that one looks to follow to progress in that particular sphere, so does young and enthusiastic Pakistani player and Karachi Kings' leading batsman Babar Azam. When it comes to taking inspiration for his game, he says he looks towards Virat Kohli as his ideal player. Babar Azam, himself current top T20 international batsman, seems truly impressed by the captain of neighbouring country. Read More: Babar Azam tops T20I player rankings "I do not just copy Virat Kohli, but I…

Shaheen Shah Afridi impresses Rahul Dravid

KARACHI: Pakistan’s young pacer, Shaheen Shah Afridi impressed Indian batting legend and their U-19 coach Rahul Dravid, who praised him in front of Pakistan U-19 team manager, Nadeem Khan. “Shaheen has been outstanding in the tournament and he has helped Pakistan claim crucial wins before that too,” Nadeem Khan said in a media report. Though Pakistan U-19 team suffered a nightmarish defeat against India in the semi-final of U-19 World Cup by 203 runs while chasing 273 runs, the left-arm fast bowler caught the eyes of…

Virat Kohli, Anushka Sharma set to marry in Italy in December: report

Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma are set to marry this month and are reportedly planning a wedding bash in Italy, Indian media reported. Indian news channel India Today reported that the Indian cricket team skipper and the Bollywood actress will head to Italy for their marriage, which will take place in between December 9-11. However, a representative of Anushka denied the news and said no date has been confirmed yet. The  marriage rumours have been further fuelled by Virat Kohli taking a break from international…