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Former cricketers turn to support Imran in polls

ISLAMABAD: Former Pakistani cricket stars have come out in support of cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan as the country prepares to go to the polls on Wednesday.  "It was in your leadership skip @ImrankhanPTI that we became world champions in 1992. It is in your leadership that we can again become a great democratic country," tweeted Wasim Akram. "You have got what it takes Skipper @ImranKhanPTI but it will take everything you have... No one can doubt your Honesty and thats what is require in our country...An honest…

Reverse swing is ‘art’ not ‘cheating’, say Pakistan greats

KARACHI: Pakistan's masters of reverse-swinging a cricket ball have unanimously defended it as an "art" which can be achieved without the tampering that ended in shameful bans for three Australian players. Steve Smith had to step down as Australia captain and David Warner as vice captain after they orchestrated ball-tampering through batsman Cameron Bancroft in the Cape Town Test against South Africa last week. Bancroft was found to have used a piece of sandpaper in an attempt to alter the condition of the ball while…

Spot-fixing still plaguing cricket, says Waqar Younis

LAHORE: Former Pakistan coach Waqar Younis said on Saturday spot-fixing was still persisting in cricket and we needed to work collectively to uproot it. “Spot-fixing has badly damaged the image of Pakistan cricket and we could not completely eradicate it as yet,” he said while talking to media at the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB)’s Lahore office. He said he would do special mentoring of young cricketers regarding spot-fixing. Read More: Spot-fixing is a crime, not a mistake: Hafeez Spot-fixing involves determining the…

Yasir Shah joins Waqar as second fastest to 150 wickets

ABU DHABI: Pakistan leg-spinner Yasir Shah became the joint second fastest bowler to claim 150 Test wickets on the opening day of the first Test against Sri Lanka in Abu Dhabi on Thursday. The 31-year-old dismissed Lahiru Thirimanne leg before for nought in the first session to reach the milestone in his 27th Test match, equalling the mark of illustrious countryman Waqar Younis. Australia's Sydney Barnes holds the record as the quickest to 150 Test wickets, achieving the figure in his 24th Test at Durban in 1913.…

‘Inzamam dragged him down but did not beat him’

Waqar Younis recalled an interesting incident involving Inzamam-ul-Haq while playing a cricket match against India in Canada. The former cricketer narrated the incident during ARY News program 'The Morning Show' when asked by host Sanam Baloch if he ever felt angry while on the field. “We feel angry but we cannot react,” he replied. Then, he narrated an incident during which Inzamam was fielding near the boundary line when a spectator started shouting ‘Aloo Aloo’ behind his back. “Inzi was in the slip, but the…

Waqar had no plans how to take Pakistan forward: Kamran Akmal

Pakistan’s wicketkeeper batsman, Kamran Akmal opened up about former head coach, Waqar Younis and claimed that he had no plans on how to take Pakistan cricket forward that eventually the damaged it. He pointed out his vision of using Younis Khan as an opener during World Cup 2015 and not playing Sarfraz Ahmed till the later part of the tournament hurt the campaign. “I don’t know the reasons but Waqar certainly had issues with some players. He had no plans on how to take Pakistan forward. An example was when he went to…

Whole world will be in tension on June 4: Waqar Younis

Former Pakistan’s express pacer and captain, Waqar Younis is looking forward to the big game between Pakistan and India on June 4 of Champions Trophy. He believes that the whole world will be in tension on that day. “I think not only me, but many people will be in tension, whole India will be in tension, whole Pakistan will be in tension, whole world will be in tension,” he said while talking to ARY News. “Because it will probably be the biggest match of the tournament,” he added. “Pakistan and India do not play…

One Pakistani cricketer makes it to Jonathan Trott’s All Time XI

Former England cricketer Jonathan Trott, like his other compatriots, has picked his all-time XI and has named his favourite cricketers from around the world. As Trott starts naming his top team, he chose Alastair Cook and former Australian test cricketer Michael Slater as his openers. Slater was one of the top Australian test batsmen and played a number of memorable innings for his team. Two time world cup winner Ricky Ponting, India's Sachin Tendulkar and legendary South African all-rounder Jacques…

74/1 to 101 All Out: When Pakistani bowling crushed the mighty South Africa

Every Pakistani cricket fan knows the might of the country's national team's bowling attack when two Ws and the speedster Shoaib Akhter were the part of the squad. "Back in those days, if Pakistani batting managed to score only 150 runs on a green pitch, the bowling would rip through other team's defences and send them to pavilion at 100" a fan had famously remarked. WATCH VIDEO On March 28, 2000, Pakistan snatched an incredible 67 run win against South Africa at Sharjah to end a run of 14 consecutive losses…

Misbah should take some blame for defeat in Australia, says Waqar Younis

Former head coach Waqar Younis was an eye witness to Pakistan's 3-0 whitewash in a Test series in Australia and like many experts, analysts and wise fans Waqar too was disappointed with the capitulation. Here is how he responded to ARYNews questions on Pakistan's fourth consecutive whitewash in Tests in Australia. Q: A lot of people had expected a better show from Pakistan as the Australian team they confronted this time weren'tt as strong as before. Are you overtly disappointed with the 3-0 bashing? Waqar: Yes, not…