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It was great to see Sidhu in Pakistan: Afridi

KARACHI: Legendary Pakistani cricketer Shahid Afridi on Tuesday lauded former Indian cricketer Navjot Singh Sidhu's warm gesture to attend Prime Minister Imran Khan's oath-taking ceremony in Pakistan. "It was great to see Navjot Singh Sidhu in Pakistan for PM Imran Khan oath ceremony. I really hope that his warm gesture is accepted wholeheartedly," he wrote in a tweet. He preached for spreading tolerance to reduce tension between both the nuclear powers. "Peace is the only way forward for both countries. Both…

Cricket stars felicitate Imran on ‘historic victory’

The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), the main contender to the formerly governing Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N), is leading with a majority of seats in the general elections, according to unofficial and unverified poll results. Celebratory messages have begun to pour in for the star cricketer-turned politician Imran Khan whose party is winning a majority of NA seats to form the government at the Centre as he is poised to become prime minister. Indian cricket coach Kapil Deve felicitating the PTI chief said:…

Afridi, Hamza Ali Abbasi donate to fund for dams construction

Former renowned cricketer Shahid Afridi has announced to donate 1.5 million rupees to the 'Diamer-Bhasha and Mohmand Dams Funds' created to raise funds for the construction of the two dams. Afridi commended the Pakistan Army and the Chief Justice of Pakistan for their efforts for water preservation. He announced to donate 0.5 million rupees personally and a further one million rupees from the Shahid Afridi Foundation. Afridi, who is currently out of the country for several promotional activities, would deliver the…

Shahid Afridi meets Bollywood’s Salman Khan in Canada

Pakistan’s star cricketer Shahid Afridi met Bollywood superstar Salman Khan on Monday at an event in Canada. Both the superstars were attending a charity event for a noble cause. They met at the backstage and were seen sharing light moments together. Shahid Afridi also tweeted a picture of himself standing along Salman Khan on his official Twitter account. “Great to meet @BeingSalmanKhan today with community members,” he tweeted. “All the best for the event.” Great to meet @BeingSalmanKhan today with…

Amir Khan, Salman Iqbal bring ‘Super Boxing League’ to Pakistan

KARACHI: As promised, CEO ARY Digital Network Salman Iqbal and renowned boxer Amir Khan are bringing a first of its kind professional boxing league to Pakistan, ARY News reported. Two-time world champion Amir Khan on Thursday launched the league titled "Super Boxing League" in a star-studded event in Karachi's Marriott Hotel. CEO ARY Digital Network Salman Iqbal and Amir Khan will jointly serve as boxing league’s chairman. The tournament will see eight teams owned by cricketing and showbiz celebrities locking horns…

Shahid Afridi to captain World XI after Morgan pulls out due to injury

Former Pakistan skipper Shahid Afridi will replace Eoin Morgan as captain of the ICC World XI squad for the Twenty20 International against West Indies at Lord’s after the latter has been forced to pull out due to a fractured finger. England’s limited-overs skipper, Morgan’s compatriot Sam Billings will take his place in the squad on Thursday. Surrey all-rounder Sam Curran and England fast bowler Tymal Mills have also been added to the World XI squad. Afridi, a leg-spinning all-rounder, represented his country in…

Shahid Afridi likely to miss World XI charity match

Shahid Afridi is likely to miss the charity match featuring the World XI and the West Indies on May 31 as the former Pakistan captain is yet to recover fully from a knee injury. During the last edition of Pakistan Super League (PSL), Afridi was forced to be out of action due to the knee injury after helping his side Karachi Kings to three consecutive wins. In his recent tweet, he updated his fans about the injury. "Went to see my doctor in Dubai, the knee hasnt recovered fully yet. I'll need another 3-4 weeks.…

Afridi, Malik named in World XI for match against WI

Pakistan cricket stars, Shahid Afridi and Shoaib Malik, have been named in a World XI that will play against West Indies at Lord's next month in a match aimed to raise funds for the Caribbean islands badly damaged by hurricanes last year. The Pakistan duo and Sri Lanka's Thisara Perera have been named to play for the World XI that will be captained by England skipper Eoin Morgan against a Windies side that will feature Chris Gayle and Andre Russell. Lord's holds happy memories for the Pakistan duo, who won the ICC…

After Afridi, Shoaib Akhtar also raises voice against Kashmir bloodshed

KARACHI: Just a few days after Shahid Afridi termed the conditions in India-held Kashmir as "appalling and worrisome" and called for United Nation's intervention to stop the "bloodshed", another top Pakistan cricketer Shoaib Akhtar has raked up the issue again. Read: Gambhir roasted for getting personal with Afridi over Kashmir tweet Former Pakistan bowler Shoaib Akthar tweeted his wish for Kashmir and the troubled areas of the world to be "free". While tweeting about the bail given to his "friend" Salman Khan,…

WATCH: Faysal Qureshi reveals why he doesn’t play Indian songs during ‘Salam Zindagi’

Veteran actor and morning show host Faysal Qureshi finally revealed why he doesn't play Indian songs during his popular morning show 'Salam Zindagi'  "Just four days ago, at least 25 people were martyred in Occupied Kashmir, our dramas were allowed to air in India but were banned within a year, stars like Fawad Khan and Mahira cannot work there," Faysal Quraishi remarked while answering the question posed by fellow Faizan Sheikh during a fun segment. Qureshi said that Indians, their cinema and artists are well…