This is height of jingoism in cricket. We all know that regionalism and jingoism in cricket is persisting since Abdul Hafeez Kardar’s days.  And, those were player power and player domination days. But, these are BUTT DAYS AND BUTT NIGHTS.  And, it is called “Andhair Nagree CHOW-BUTT Raj.”

The latest drama that has unfolded today is the announcement of Misbah ul Haq as captain of the ODI team of Pakistan for the Ireland Tour.  Not, that we were not expecting a change after what the media made a mountain out of a molehill i.e., when they stuffed words in Afridi’s mouth by pushing him and asking him about his differences with the coach Waqar Younus. His response was, “itnay bhee koi differences nahee hain, but I am going to discuss it with the Chairman of the PCB.”  So, what is the crime here? Did he go to the media or, called for a press conference and announced that he has differences with Waqar Younus? The answer is NO.

But, that was a lame excuse, or it could have been a deliberate ploy from Afridi haters to ask a question and push it again and again till he responds and whatever he said turned out to be a more severe and a more grave sin than Adam & Eve have committed in Paradise that they had to be sent down to the planet Earth.  For his haters, it was a reason, “Ooongtay Ko Thailtay ka Bahana” a lame excuse to strip him off his captaincy role.

Intikhab Alam: Let me remind you all that Intikhab Alam when he was a member of a so-called tribunal committee to investigate Shoaib Akhtar’s fitness case, Inti gave an statement to the media which was extremely shocking, he said: “Shoaib Akhtar is unfit because he has “Genital Warts” and i.e., because of his lifestyle, he is still a bachelor but, mixes freely with women and indulge into alcohol and drugs.”  Intikhab Alam had no morals whatsoever to have said that in public and to the media. He should have been fired forever. Yet, Intikhab Alam was rewarded with managership of the team and continued to remain the team manager on almost all the tours since then.  What a shame, what kinda people are running this show?

Waqar Younus:  He was involved in match fixing and betting during the world cup and Justice Qayyum report is on the internet and anyone can read it, it clearly says that Waqar Younus and Wasim Akram should never be allowed to play cricket for Pakistan or, even given any official post in the PCB.  Waqar Younus was earlier appointed bowling coach and now he is the Head Coach.

Shoaib Malik: Was the most trouble player and not only played badly but, used to play dirty, trivial politics as a member of the team and created groups, gangs and revolts. During his captaincy days he had the honour of losing a test series and an ODI series against India in India.  Despite his losing spree, he captaincy tenure was announced for 2 years!  Upon losing the final of T20 WC in SA he gave a wonderful post match speech which made every Sialkoti proud of him.

Finally, not only the players but, even the officials realized that he is a trouble maker, a dog in the manger, who doesn’t play and won’t let others to play either. Abdul Qadir when he was the coach or manager refused to include him in the team and wanted to send him back to Pakistan from Dubai during a series.  Intikhab Alam in his report after the New Zealand tour, mentioned that he is like a TERMITE, he eats your brain.  He is out of the squad now because he is unable to explain huge sums of money that is lying in his bank accounts and an investigation is being made and an inquiry is under progress.  So far he is still appearing in the media because of his celebrity wife Sania Mirza.

Inzamam ul Haq:  He is also one of those who was warned by Justice Qayyum but, he was honoured by the PCB i.e., when they appointed him captain of the team. He also had the honour of losing a test series and an ODI series against India in Pakistan in 2004.  He is responsible for bringing the Tableeghi Culture into the team and he used to act like a dictator. Even when he lost the 2007 ICC WC held in the Caribbean in the first round, he was honoured to play one final test match against SA, and the aim was to break Javed Miandad’s test match batting record, which Inzamam failed and will regret for the rest of his life that despite getting a golden opportunity he couldn’t match Javed Miandad’s record. Because, he is NOT Javed Miandad and he can never be anywhere near Javed Miandad.

Misbah ul Haq:  Making this negative player a captain is not only farcical and comical joke but, its a mockery of extremely bad and unprofessional off-the-cuff management which is generally referred as “Butt Management” for that all you need is a toilet roll and a Lota.  Now, look at Misbah’s achievements:

1.    Instrumental in helping India win the T20 WC round match in SA against India.

2.   Giving away the T20 WC in South Africa on a silver platter to India.

3.   Once again showed his extreme generosity in handing over the ICC 2011 WC on a silver platter to India during the recent semifinal at Mohali.

4.    Getting out extremely cheaply in key matches such as the 4th and 5th ODI against WI in the current series.

5.    Playing negative cricket i.e., offering a dead bat to every single ball on which a run could easily be made.  In the WC semifinal he played 40 dot balls.

6.   He plays such negative and selfish cricket that in the end he remains not out only to improve his average on records and people have short memories and no one remembers how negatively he played and the team lost because of that.



One can write a book on Misbah and Malik’s meanness and negativity. Thank God that Kamran Akmal and Salman Butt are out of the team.

Shahid Afridi:  Why Shahid Afridi was stripped from captaincy? Not because of what he said to the media, it was nothing but a bloody excuse to get at him.  The real reason behind is:

1.   He is not from Punjab, the Pure Land.

2.    He is honest and straightforward, he is emotional and sincere.  And the biggest reason to remove him is: “His 7 years old daughter said, “why Misbah uncle is not hitting?”  This is when she was watching the semifinal live.  It is Afridi’s mistake that he should have put a duct tape on his 7 years old daughter before going to India to play the semifinal.

a)   Against all the expectations and criticism from the so-called ex-greats, he beat Sri Lanka, West Indies and Australia in the WC and took his side into the semifinals.

b)  He won the ODI series in West Indies 3-2.   A series win is a series win with 3 straight wins.  The fourth ODI was lost on the last ball by one run owing to the D/L method.

c)  Afridi was player of the tournament during the first T20 WC

d) Afridi singlehandedly won the quarterfinal, semifinal and final of the second T20 WC which Pakistan are holders of that cup.

You remove a player or a captain on the basis of his non-performance, Afridi has been THE HIGHEST WICKET TAKER IN THE 2011 WC and he has motivated a very mediocre team and gelled it well and gave them confidence, especially to Hafeez, Ajmal and Abdur Rahman. He never considered them as a threat, during the WC he even praised Misbah for one of his contributions (perhaps the lone contribution) and yet you remove him from captaincy? Why? Is it not obvious to everyone that Mr. Butt wants to have a captain from Punjab? So, change the name of Pakistan Cricket Board to Punjab Cricket Board.  If these people get an opportunity they will even change the name of Pakistan to Punjabistan for sure.  Shame on you BUTTAY.



  1. #1 by JAVED A. KHAN on May 19, 2011 - 2:15 PM


  2. #2 by Pawan on May 19, 2011 - 3:38 PM

    WI vs. Pak – a very mediocre test series from two mediocre test teams. There was a time in history when these two teams were one of the best ever to grace a cricket field, but today these two are pretty much the bottom of the pile. At a time when BD defeated WI fair and square and India is sending a 3rd rate team to WI, Pak is struggling to beat WI with their best possible team. The picture is very bleak for Pakistan and if something is not done, soon they will be another WI with sporadic performances becoming more consistent. It is sad that a team with so much potential is ruined by politics, mediocre system and individual selfishness (Amir/Butt/Asif). Hats off to JAK, Khansahab and other ardent supporters for STILL following and rooting for Pakistan cricket. After this news of Afridi, it just got darker. If Afridi now fails to perform, he will be out of the team soon.

  3. #3 by JAVED A. KHAN on May 19, 2011 - 5:14 PM

    Pawan Thanks for responding to the thread and commenting on the pathetic state of Pakistan cricket team and its management.

    That is what they want, they will never give Afridi as many chances as they did to Ahmad Shahzad, Taufiq Umar, Shoaib Malik, Salman Butt and even Misbah. They couldn’t have dropped the captain but, now they can. They made Misbah his vice captain so that he cannot drop Misbah this is a deliberate ruse from this MF’s.

    amir, agar Butt ki Buss Chalay tou he will bring back Aamir, Asif and Salman Butt, but he cannot see Kaneria in the test team. He does not want to meet Zulqarnain because there is something more than what meets the eye! He first wants to screen him out through his cronies and give him some threats through them and ask him to shut up if he wants salamti. Butt is a big time crook.

  4. #4 by Turbanator on May 19, 2011 - 5:47 PM

    Zulqernain accuses Umar Akmal of harassing him

    KARACHI: Pakistan’s runaway wicketkeeper Zulqarnain Haider has accused batsman Umar Akmal of harassment and mental torture.

    A well-informed source in the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) said that Zulqarnain, in his reply to the Board, has claimed that one of the reasons for his decision to abruptly leave the team hotel without informing the management last year in November in Dubai was because he was under severe mental stress.

    “Although he has not clearly explained the reasons for his leaving the team hotel and flying off to London but he has listed the alleged harassment by Umar Akmal and some other players as upsetting him a lot,” the source said.

    “In his reply to the PCB notice, Zulqarnain has mostly repeated the same things he has been saying all along but two significant things he has said – one is about the harassment he faced at the hands of Umar and secondly that he didn’t have trust and confidence in the team management and that is why he didn’t inform them about the threats he got,” the source added.

    The source also said that Zulqarnain had listed incidents where Umar and some other players mentally harassed him from time to time, even in the dressing room and in net sessions.

    Zulqarnain had fled the team hotel last November during the ODI series against South Africa in Dubai. He landed up in London and sought asylum, claiming he had been threatened by an unknown person in Dubai who wanted him to fix a match, in which Zulqarnain was the only keeper in the side.

    Zulqarnain returned home in late April after meeting Pakistan’s interior minister, Rehman Malik, who assured him of full safety and security in Pakistan.

    “He has written that in a bid to pressurise him and cause him mental stress the team management even started to have Umar Akmal keep wickets in the nets to send him a message he was not a certain selection in the team,” the source said.

    “The keeper has said that the treatment he faced at the hands of Umar was basically linked to the fact that he had replaced Umar’s elder brother Kamran Akmal as keeper in the team and for some other inexplicable reasons.”

    The source said that privately the PCB was not satisfied with Zulqarnain’s reply to their notice as he had mentioned no names as far as the spot-fixing or threats were concerned and had neither stated clearly who had threatened him and what specifically happened between him and his alleged stalker.

    The PCB has formed a three-member disciplinary committee to hear out Zulqarnain’s case and take a decision on whether he can play domestic cricket and for Pakistan again.

  5. #5 by amir on May 19, 2011 - 7:21 PM

    in my belief this is all about betting and match fixing they want to sideline all players who dnt want to corporate with them. Aparently afridi denied to fix semifinel and some other matches as well. Just count how many catches misbah has droped from that semifinal til that last test match along with his ugly batting. Somthing really fishy is going on here. Dnt trust waqar and all his coaching and manegement staff just imagine he was not honest as player when he was making much more money and had more chances to make money honestly. why he wil b honest now when he is making modest money compared to his playing days. He should never b considered for post as recomended in qayyum report. The gov and pcb top official all getting thier shares from match fixing thats why they are oposing move from icc to make cricket bodies independent from government. And now they wil all b very happy if afridi wil get emotional and refuse to play.

  6. #6 by Turbanator on May 19, 2011 - 8:57 PM

    Sad day for Pakistan cricket. A captain who performed exceptionally in the WC and delivered hope to the nation has been treated like rubbish.

    This has all happened because of Butt and Waqar’s ego. Waqar’s days are numbered and I think he will go soon.

    Afridi has been ousted for the same reasons as Miandad and Younis Khan.

    The people who had to go were Butt and Misbah but Misbah is now the ODI captain. On his performances he should have been kicked out but in Pakistan people just tend to look at 40 runs and 50 runs and assume the player has done his job.

  7. #7 by Turbanator on May 19, 2011 - 9:09 PM

    Why would you make Misbah captain when his team just lost to a minnow team?

    Why have the PCB constantly rewarded poor performance from Shoaib Malik, Kamran Akmal and Misbah?

  8. #8 by JAVED A. KHAN on May 19, 2011 - 10:49 PM

    amir & turbonator

    You guys are absolutely right, ask these questions from Butt, Mohsin, Waqar, Inti and ALL THOSE F’****G Paindoos who are happy to see Misbah lead the ODI team. What a bunch of disgraceful people these are.

  9. #9 by Turbanator on May 20, 2011 - 5:43 PM

    Wasim Akram slams PCB for appointing Misbah-ul-Haq as ODI skipper.

    Wasim Akram is upset after Pakistan Cricket Board sacked Shahid Afridi as the country’s ODI skipper. In an exclusive chat with Mobile ESPN on Friday evening from Kolkata, Akram said, “It was wrong to sack Afridi, who has recently brought glory to the country against all odds.”

    The PCB discarded the maverick Afridi as Pakistan’s ODI captain after reports of his rift with coach Waqar Younis became public. The two clashed over selection matters during the ongoing series with the West Indies and the cricket Board was certainly not amused. On Thursday, Afridi was dumped and Misbah-ul-Haq was named skipper.

    The PCB’s move to strip Afridi has not gone down well in Pakistan and Akram too is unhappy at the decision. He feels PCB’s decision lacks logic and it was disrespectful of them to sack Afridi for “trivial matters.”

  10. #10 by Turbanator on May 20, 2011 - 5:47 PM

    Ex-Pak cricketers slam PCB decision to drop Afridi as ODI skipper

    Former Pakistan cricketers have criticized the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for removing Shahid Afridi as one-day captain for the forthcoming series against Ireland.

    Chairman of the board Ijaz Butt had told a media conference in Islamabad that batsman Misbah-ul-Haq would lead the team in the two one-day matches against Ireland on May 28 and 30.

    “Afridi helped you reach the World Cup semifinals. He was the best bowler of the World Cup. He led the team to back-to-back series wins and still got the sack. Its mind boggling,” The News quoted Salahuddin Ahmed, as saying.

    “He was a successful captain because he managed to bring the best out of a team that included a number of mediocre players,” he added.

    Salahuddin also lamented PCB’s double standards.

    “If Afridi was sacked over indiscipline then why did the board fell short of taking similar action against others who have openly violated its code of conduct,” he asked.

    Meanwhile, former spinner Iqbal Qasim said that the PCB had become a one-man show.

    “Afridi has been punished for taking Pakistan to World Cup semifinals. This decision smacks of a one-man show in the PCB,” Qasim said.

    Afridi had captained the team to the World Cup semi-finals where they lost to India, and had recently guided them to a 3-2 win over the West Indies in the ODI series in the Caribbean.e had been leading the T20 and ODI sides since early 2010 (ANI)

  11. #11 by Turbanator on May 20, 2011 - 5:54 PM

    Disappointed Afridi keen to perform role as senior player

    KARACHI: He may have been disappointed with the Pakistan Cricket Board’s decision to remove him as captain but Shahid Afridi remains keen to play his role as a senior player of the national team.

    Sources close to Afridi told ‘The News’ on Thursday that the allrounder will join the Pakistan team in Ireland later this month for the two-match One-day International series against Ireland.

    “Afridi wasn’t expecting such a move so naturally he is disappointed,” said a source. “After all he had been doing a good job as captain.”

    But the source added that Afridi has no qualms about playing under the captaincy of Misbah-ul-Haq, Pakistan’s Test skipper who has now been appointed as one-day captain as well.

    “He (Afridi) and Misbah get along well so there won’t be any problems,” said the source.

    Afridi, who is currently in Houston to attend to his ailing father, wasn’t available for his comments. He will be flying to England next week where he will be playing for Hampshire.

  12. #12 by JAVED A. KHAN on May 20, 2011 - 6:27 PM


    All these ex-players are not saying anything different from what we have said on this blog. Now, only the GURU IMRAN KHAN needs to comment on this and if he also expresses his concern over sacking Afridi, then Ijaz Butt’s position would be even more shameful, because he has been taking rash decisions on his own and this recent one is going to create more sympathies and more support for Afridi. If he performs well in Ireland i.e., with bat and ball both, then his chances of coming back as a captain are even more because, Misbah is too old for cricket now and his reflexes are extremely slow, his fielding is pathetic, the bucket like hands don’t shut when the ball is in it, just like Kamran Akmal, and Misbah’s batting is getting from bad to worst i.e., he only knows how to offer a dead bat to the ball and blocks every ball. He is a negative player who tries to stay at the crease as long as possible and wants to score 40-50 runs and remain not out, so that people can say he did a great job @ a strike rate of 50-55 meaning to score 40 runs he takes 70 odd balls. In the shorter version of the game it is criminal to do that.

  13. #13 by JAVED A. KHAN on May 20, 2011 - 6:38 PM

    Once again Misbah has proved in this second test that he is a NEGATIVE PLAYER. He scored 25 runs in 68 balls at a strike rate of 36.76. What a pathetic player he is and once again Bichoo Duss Gaya!

    Just as Pakistan was struggling, rain gods came to rescue them. The less you talk about the ace player TAUFIQ UMAR, the better it is. Once again they did not play HAMMAD AZAM.

    In my opinion if Pakistan wants to plan a team for the future, they must appoint HAMMAD AZAM as Captain of the team. It may sound bizarre to so many people, but Pakistan needs to groom a player for future.

    Hafeez is already 30 years old, so is Shahid Afridi, they may last till the next world cup in 2015 but, Pakistan needs to look beyond that.

    I would have said, Umar Akmal, but he is a very dangerous person to be appointed as a captain. Like our blogger Dr. Salman from Australia once wrote here on the blog that Umar Akmal is such a person that if he is walking next to you, he would sell you and you will never know that you have been sold. Meaning, he is so clever and sly like a fox and also with his short history of trying to support his brother by faking injuries twice and his brother’s record of match fixing, he cannot be trusted and must never be made captain of the team.

    Asad Shafiq is too meek and not so suited, whereas Hammad Azam has a personality and he is a decent all-rounder and if groomed properly he can be a good captain for the next 15 years. Remember this is how South Africa appointed Graeme Smith as a captain at such a young and tender age and he did quite well for SA.

  14. #14 by Turbanator on May 20, 2011 - 7:14 PM

    Javed A Khan

    I don’t think Wasim Akram is saying this out of sincerity with Afridi. He has a long rivalry with Wakar and does not want an easier life for him.

  15. #15 by Turbanator on May 20, 2011 - 9:47 PM

    Changing captains is our right: PCB


    The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Ijaz Butt refused to share his reasons behind the sacking of Shahid Afridi as the team’s One-Day International (ODI) captain, saying that it was the board’s right to change captain and that decision was taken in the best interest of the team.

    “Captains are changed all over the world and no cricket board gives a reason for that,” the chairman told The Express Tribune. “We did what we thought was best and don’t need to give a reason for it.”

    Ijaz also backed his decision to appoint Test captain Misbahul Haq, 37, as Afridi’s successor, adding that lack of options in the squad forced the move.

    “We’re looking at everyone’s performance and discipline and we’re trying to pinpoint a suitable candidate for the captain’s position for the future.”

  16. #16 by JAVED A. KHAN on May 21, 2011 - 2:54 AM

    Pakistan are 180/6 and in my opinion this current team can score max 200 runs, if they score anything more than 200 it is a bonus.

    So, far I have always been supportive of the Pakistan team but, this time I want Pakistan to lose this test series 2-0 So that it will be a slap on Ijaz Butt’s face.

    Ijaz Butt is a real uncouth idiot, when he is cornered by everyone, he is saying, he doesn’t need to give any reason for sacking a captain and he tries to justify it by saying “Captains are changed all over the world…..”

    1. Has Australia changed Ricky Ponting from captaincy for so many years?
    2. Has India changed Dhoni as captain for the last so many years?
    3. Has South Africa changed Graeme Smith as captain for the last so many years?

    If Ijaz Butt wants Pakistan team to look like Bangladesh, Zimbabwe, Kenya, etc., then he can justify his reasons.

    What a shameless person he is, but more shameless than him are those who are not doing anything.


    Allama Iqbal said:

    Jis Khaet sey dehkaan ko mayasar nahi rozi
    Us Khaet kay har gosha-e-gandum ko jala dou

  17. #17 by Turbanator on May 21, 2011 - 7:48 AM

    Sacking Afridi was in best interest of team: Butt

    LAHORE: Unfazed by the criticism he is drawing for sacking Shahid Afridi as captain of Pakistan’s ODI team, PCB chief Ijaz Butt said the decision was taken in the best interest of the side but refused to reveal the exact reasons for it.

    Afridi was replaced by senior batsman Misbah-ul-Haq for the tour of Ireland.

    “It is the board’s right to change the captain and the decision was taken in the best interests of the team.” Butt said in response to mounting criticism over his decision to sack Afridi as captain for the two-match series against Ireland later this month.

  18. #18 by Turbanator on May 21, 2011 - 7:50 AM

    Butt in line of fire after Afridi’s demotion

    Pakistan’s former players and administrators have lambasted cricket board chief Ijaz Butt for sacking Shahid Afridi as captain of the ODI squad, saying the move will lead to groupism in the team. Afridi was replaced by senior batsman Misbah ul Haq for the two ODIs against Ireland later this month.

    “This decision of Ijaz Butt will only fan more groupings in the team,” former chairman of the board, Lt General (retd) Tauqir Zia said. “It makes no sense to remove Afridi as captain when he has led the team well and with fire and did well in taking the team to the World Cup semi-finals,” Zia said.

    Butt used his powers as the board chairman to change Pakistan’s One day team captain on Thursday, also refusing to give any reason for his decision.

    Analysts believe the notice issued to Afridi for speaking about problems in the team management after returning home from the West Indies, led to his sacking as captain. Afridi spelt out his problems with head coach Waqar Younis over team selection issues after returning home but in his reply to the board, claimed he had spoken in general terms only.

    Zia said by frequently changing captains, the board was encouraging groupings in the team.

    Former chief selector and Test spinner Iqbal Qasim felt that by changing the captain, the board had displayed its inconsistency again. He pointed out that the board had only last year assigned separate roles to Afridi and Misbah and the change in the One day captaincy indicates the inconsistency in the policies of the PCB.

    Butt, during his tenure, starting from October 2008, has changed the captain 11 times in all three formats of the game.

    Former leg spinner Abdul Qadir said the board had acted hastily in removing Afridi as captain. “Afridi should also be careful in giving media statements. But the fact is changing the captaincy is a cricketing decision and this one is not a sagacious one,” Qadir said.

    Dropping Afridi as captain and retaining him in the side to play under Misbah appears a bad move,” he said.

    Former chief selector Salahuddin Ahmed felt the PCB has become a one man show for the last two years.

    “Players are the ones who bring in money for the board and attract people to the sport. Afridi didn’t commit a crime if he spoke about problems he was facing as captain. Instead of listening to him the board sacked him as captain this is unjust and unfair and the government should take notice of this,” he said.

  19. #19 by JAVED A. KHAN on May 21, 2011 - 8:54 AM

    As long as Ijaz Butt’s SALA, Ahmad Mukhtar the Minister of Defense of Pakistan is in power, NO ONE can touch Double Barrel Butt.

    It is for the people to come out on the streets and protest.

    The people of Pakistan supposed to love the game of cricket so much that when Pakistan was playing against India in the semifinal at Mohali the whole nation was united.



  20. #20 by JAVED A. KHAN on May 21, 2011 - 9:16 AM

    There is a FACEBOOK called:

    “We hate Ijaz Butt remove him as PCB chairman,”

    Thousands of people have shown their hatred towards Ijaz Butt and they are all asking the authorities to sack him.

  21. #21 by Turbanator on May 21, 2011 - 10:09 AM

    Javed A Khan

    He must have made a lot of money as PCB Chairman and look at the damage he has done to Pakistan cricket. Even if he goes now- the point is that he will have a comfortable life and will not be made to pay for his decisions.

    Clearly he makes decisions on personal bias, and we all know that Afridi did nothing wrong by claiming that he has some differences with the coach.

  22. #22 by amir on May 21, 2011 - 11:41 AM

    butt is real A**H*LE. Noone else has damaged pakistan cricket as much as he has done. We cnt even beat this westindies b team. This butthead is not woried about results and performances he is jus worried about big fat butt ego. Hope pakistan loose this series 2 .0 may b this wil wake up people in pakistan. Cnt believe that out of whole pakistan we cnt find 5 proper batsman.

  23. #23 by Turbanator on May 21, 2011 - 2:02 PM

    Sharifs occupying land illegally in Lahore:

  24. #24 by Turbanator on May 21, 2011 - 3:39 PM


    According to the sports news site TSE, Shahid Afridi is expected to announce his retirement from ODI’s shortly.

  25. #25 by Turbanator on May 21, 2011 - 3:48 PM

    Tanvir Ahmed is the best batsman in Pakistan

  26. #26 by JAVED A. KHAN on May 21, 2011 - 7:25 PM

    THAT WOULD BE VERY STUPID OF AFRIDI to announce his retirement, because we all know he will take it back so what is the point of spitting and licking it back again? There are other ways to add pressure on Butt, he doesn’t have to retire. He should know that his livelihood and his popularity is because of cricket and without cricket he will be like a fish out of water.

  27. #27 by JAVED A. KHAN on May 21, 2011 - 7:28 PM

    Tanvir Ahmad best batsman? “I AM AGREE” Even in one of the ODI’s he hammered 2 sixes in his 18 runs and he showed that he can hit a long way. In this 57 runs he has hit 10 fours and played sensibly along with Ajmal to add 78 runs for the last wicket partnership which is very crucial and could be a match winning innings. West Indies are caving in and are 108/6 now.

  28. #28 by JAVED A. KHAN on May 21, 2011 - 7:48 PM


    This is not the first time these so-called Sharif Brothers (jinki na maa sharif na baap sharif) are amassing public wealth illegally, their whole empire is built on acquiring money, land, properties and assets based on corruption and illegal means. There is a very famous incident that once a Pakistan Railway Engine went inside the yard of Nawaz Sharif’s foundry, Al-ittihad foundry and it never came back, it was disassembled, melted and sold or used for some other purposes. The irony is no one is doing anything to these BALDIES who have now a new face with some “Suvar Kay Baal” on top of their Tind. This is called bay sharmi and Dhitayee. The other example is of Zardari, Gillani and Gillani’s son in the UK buying all hot properties. Where is this money coming from? Is there anyone to question them? They caught the ex-Pakistani player Akram Raza reportedly involved in booking for the IPL and showing him on TV, news, newspapers etc. Making him look guilty like hell, as if he is a criminal from his ancestors times! No one bothers to expose these crooks.

    Anyways, I am glad to see this video at least some people have the balls to make it a video and show it to us.

  29. #29 by JAVED A. KHAN on May 21, 2011 - 9:00 PM

    Tail-enders are closing the gap of the lead by big hitting (Roach and Rampaul hitting 3 sixes in the last 2 overs) and if they reduce the lead further, Pakistan will find themselves in a difficult situation with Bishoo dussing them with his spin.

  30. #30 by Turbanator on May 21, 2011 - 10:32 PM

    Under Ijaz Butt firstly Pakistan was disgraced on the international level when Butt showed his uncouthness in front of Indian, English and other cricket boards.

    Then there was the attack on the Sri Lankan cricket team.

    Then innumerable scandals and controversies. What did Butt do to eliminate corruption from the team? Nothing as the case of the spot fixing trio shows.

    What vision did Butt have? Did he have a vision? At the moment Pakistan is a minnow team in Test cricket. The batsmen simply don’t know how to play. There is no determination from them and they are lacking in mental strength. Fielding wise the players lose concentration very easily. I know that fielding is down to individual players but the board should be responsible for not making the players realise the value of good fielding. How many matches has Pakistan lost because of dropped catches?

    Then many people were fired and poor replacements were announced. Butt was the so called democratic alternative to Nasim Ashraf, but quickly he lost respect of the Parliament. He failed to convince Parliament that he was competent to handle this Chairman position. In a democratic country a Chairman would have stepped down but in a feudal authoritarian state like Pakistan, Butt has proved to be immovable.

    Then it was his close friendship with the controversial Mohammad Alyas and the reintroduction of controversial Salim Malik and Ajaz Ahmed into the Pakistan cricket set up.

    What of the consistent selection of Kamran Akmal in the face of him dropping catches like hot cakes? What of his stupid statement against the England cricket team players that brought a lot of disgrace to the nation?

    It is because of Butt that the cricket fan in Pakistan has become very impatient and demoralised. People are actually losing interest in cricket and Islam and cricket are the only 2 things that unite this country.

    When will this menace be removed and what other damage does he want to do? He has left the team with no world class strike bowler, no world class batsman, no genuine all rounder, no excellent fielder, no future captain etc. There is no international cricket in Pakistan, domestic cricket is as insipid and unfruitful as ever.

    Surely Butt’s goal must be to make Pakistan fall to the standard of Bangladesh?

  31. #31 by JAVED A. KHAN on May 22, 2011 - 3:51 AM

    Today, Misbah reportedly dropped a catch which a 4 year old cannot miss it. What a shame that in the last 3 months Misbah’s fielding is as old as a 67 year old when he is only a 37 year old MISSY BABA. Shame on you bucket like hands!

  32. #32 by JAVED A. KHAN on May 22, 2011 - 3:58 AM





  33. #33 by Mohammed Munir on May 22, 2011 - 9:02 AM

    Adequately named new thread, and Javed Khan seems rightly perturbed with the removal of Shahid Afridi from Captainship for obvious reasons.

    Almost all the senior players, ex-cricketers, selectors, commentators and most importantly majority of the Pakistani fans are unanimously supporting Afridi as a strong, positive, and charismatic Captain.

    It is good to see that peoples from Punjab like Ramiz Raja, Wasim Akram and Abdul Qadir, beside many others, are also supporting Afridi, and specially Raja & Akram, who earlier use to criticize Afridi. Even Touqir Zia, ex-boss of PCB from Lahore came out strongly in support of Afridi.

    I have not been reading many reports on this other then on LS, but I would like to know the response of Aamir Sohail, as to what he thinks about it.

    I was also expecting Imran Khan, Javed Miandad, Inzimam-ul-Haq, Rashid Latif, Abdul Basit, and many other players to come out in open and support Afridi. (may be they have, but I haven’t read it).

  34. #34 by Turbanator on May 22, 2011 - 11:47 AM

    Munir sahab

    This is just a decision based on personal bias, although some lobbying did help it. However even considering Pakistani standards, it is surprising that a captain who took the team to the semi final of a WC from nowhere was treated like this only weeks after the WC.

    I will not read too much into Wasim Akram’s comments because he will be happier if Waqar Younis’s life is made more difficult.

    However, what Ramiz and Tauqir Zia have said is commendable.

    Imran Khan will also replicate their comments I am sure because as a captain he was dictator-like.

  35. #35 by Turbanator on May 22, 2011 - 12:03 PM

    I think people should watch this video again:

    I remember Sagaat said that K Akmal must be investigated for match fixing.

    I did not watch this properly previously, but have seen some of Akmal’s dropped chances again, today. That run out chance in Sydney, that stumping of Collingwood and one or two more chances that he put down look extremely suspicious.

    Although I have not been watching cricket for as long as many other people on this blog, I have to say that with my limited knowledge about wicket keeping, some of these chances look suspicious if you look at Akmal’s body language at the time of the catch.

  36. #36 by JAVED A. KHAN on May 22, 2011 - 1:17 PM

    Sala! How many catches he has dropped so far? I am sure he must have made a century ? And, look at the way that Malloo is dancing in that video after dropping catches and after making millions of dollars in match fixing.

    They way you, Sagaat and I
    have been protesting against him since the last so many years, it took people a long time to realize that he is a deliberate match fixer and a loser. He should have been kicked out long ago i.e., since we have been campaigning against him. Finally we got rid of him and Malik. It is Misbah’s turn now. Salman committed a suicide so no one can rescue him now, as far as playing cricket for Pakistan, he is finished. I am of the opinion that whatever happens to Pakistan’s fast bowling in future they should not bring back Asif and Aamir. They too should be banned for life, PERIOD !

  37. #37 by JAVED A. KHAN on May 22, 2011 - 1:25 PM

    Munir & Turbanator,

    Its not that I have anything personal against any player, I am very straightforward and I call a spade, a spade and I have never tried to sugarcoat my words. For, your information and for those who keep forgetting about the recent ICC WC 2011 and talking about Afridi’s performance, no one is emphasizing the point that AFRIDI by taking 22 wickets in this world cup has created a record for Pakistan. Neither the legendary Imran Khan nor these so-called “Sultan of Swings” took as many wickets as he did in a single world cup.

    Imran Khan took 16 and Wasim Akram took 18 wickets and Afridi surpassed their records and he is closest to McGrath’s 26. Had those catches of Tendulkar that Mishab and Younus Khan dropped (not to mention Akku Brothers) he would have got 24 wickets up to semifinal stage and who knows he could have broken McGrath’s record too if Pakistan had played the final as well? I don’t like to go into this IF’s and BUTT’s theories but, the fact is he is still the highest wicket taker from Pakistan in a single WC. Four wickets ahead of Wasim and SIX wickets ahead of Imran.

  38. #38 by Turbanator on May 22, 2011 - 1:31 PM

    Javed A Khan

    His personal performance was exemplary no doubt and he performed when it mattered most. However, he gave hope to the country in a difficult time and showed he can unite the team. This was an average team but performed much better in the WC than the teams of 2003 and 2007.

    Surely, Afridi is an under rated captain. What I don’t understand though is why he has lost that passion and fire? He should remain straightforward and say that, I created something out of nothing and I deserve credit for that. Instead, worryingly in West Indies Afridi looked somewhat detached and I don’t know whether it is because of Waqar’s intervention? Or does Afridi not care anymore?

  39. #39 by JAVED A. KHAN on May 22, 2011 - 2:16 PM


    You have to understand the psyche of a person. Afridi like most Pathans is very emotional and he cannot control his emotions especially when things within the camp are not right. As most people say that if you cannot find peace at home, you cannot perform well at work. This is true, and it is very easy for people to say, that is the quality of a good captain to focus on the game, concentrate on the game etc. etc. but in reality it is not possible. The effect is even more when you end up losing.

    I know that Afridi haters waste no time in publicizing his weakness and they don’t appreciate his good work. Like you have said, he gelled the team very well, which was and still is a very mediocre team, whereas the 2003 and 2007 team were much better but, they still got eliminated in the early stages whereas, Afridi against all the odds brought the team to semi-final and obviously he feels hurt when he looks back at the lackluster performance of Misbah, Younus Khan and the Akmal Brothers who let him down. Cricket is a teamwork and the captain can only do or perform to a certain extent.

    It is also very obvious from his actions i.e., when he declined to tour WI because, he knew that the same people are going to be playing the same dirty politics and he won’t be able to cope up with them. Still he won the ODI series for the country. Sacking him with that trivial reason shows how low and pathetic Ijaz Butt and his cronies are. Its a personal vendetta against him and by doing this BUTT has once again exposed his ugly butts – a pathetic indecent exposure – and he needs to be sacked to save the game of cricket in Pakistan because, this damage is already irreversible and may take years to recover. Go Ijaz Butt Go, take a plunge in a Chullu Bhurr Pani and drown yourself, you shameless ugly creature.

  40. #40 by JAVED A. KHAN on May 22, 2011 - 2:23 PM


    I guess the reason Imran Khan is not commenting on Afridi is because he is busy in Karachi with his DHARNA and Miandad obviously will not say on his own until someone approaches him, they do that only if they want to ridicule him but, they are pretty darn sure that he will speak against Butt and I guess it is better he keeps quiet.

    “I am agree” with turbanator that Wasim Akram has a score to settle against Waqqa so he may be adapting that policy of ‘the enemy of my enemy is my friend.’ And yes, Raja has surprised me by supporting Afridi. Inzi will not say anything, he actually hates Afridi but, who knows he may join the bandwagon. As regards Latif and Basit, they are Karachiites and people in Punjab Cricket Board don’t care about Karachiites.

  41. #41 by JAVED A. KHAN on May 22, 2011 - 2:28 PM

    Slowly but surely the WI tail is reducing the lead and from what I thought would be a 110 runs lead it is reduced to only 55 runs at the moment and if they take a lead, it will be a moral victory for them to push Pakistan to the fences in the second innings and then take control of the 4th. Like, I said b4, I want West Indies to win this series 2-0 so that Misbah, Butt and his cronies will be kicked out.

  42. #42 by Turbanator on May 22, 2011 - 8:54 PM

    Cricinfo have a poll about Afridi and only 10% of voters have said that he deserved this treatment.

    So unfortunately the haters are only a tiny fragment of the population, and Ijaz Butt is one of them.

  43. #43 by Turbanator on May 22, 2011 - 9:08 PM

    Good performance by Taufeeq, who has the best Test record for any Pakistani opener since the departure of Anwar.

    However now there must be CONSISTENCY and he can’t be a one knock wonder.

    It will be a big relief for the coach now knowing that they have an opening option with Hafeez for the next 5 Tests.

    This team just needs Afridi back in place of Misbah, and a wicket taking fast bowler.

    Ajmal, Hafeez and Afridi can have an impact with the bowling.

  44. #44 by Mohammed Munir on May 23, 2011 - 8:47 AM

    Turbanator …

    Taufiq Umer may reach his century and even go beyond, but frankly speaking this is one of the most ugly looking and hopeless century I have seen in a long time. 😦

    Like yourself and many other Pakistani fans, my interest in this game is zilch and, I am sorry to say this, but I really want Pakistan to loose this game. In fact I want them to loose both their ODI game against Irelands.

    Coming back to Taufiq, well he may good in record books but to me, he is useless, plain USELESS. Even in this innings, which is one in like 6/7 innings so far, the guy was out on 1 run when simplest-of-the-simplest catch was dropped by slip fielder. Second time he was again dropped at 13, third time while he was on 56, fourth time Taufiq was on 79, fifth time (though it was a hard chance) but he was on 94, again on 94 he survived a run-out chance which was six of his innings, I am sure there defiantly will be a few more, like the last ball of the day when Taufiq was on 97 and survived an appeal of caught behind.

    Here have a look at Toufiq Umer’s innings …

    2.2 – Roach to Taufeeq Umar, no run, dropped. Darren Bravo has clanged an absolute sitter. You can’t hope for easier catches at first slip. Roach angles across again, whippy pace and not much movement. Taufeeq fishes as it bursts through and guides it straight at Bravo’s chest. He got both hands behind, and then let it pop out. Ragged from the West Indies.

    4.4 – Roach to Taufeeq Umar, 1 run, another one goes down. Sammy this time. Fullish length, enticing Taufeez into another one of those loose drives, this one takes an edge and carries at shin height to Sammy in the cordon. And it goes through. Looks like the whole West Indies team can do without vaccination. None of them can catch a cold today.

    36.1 – Bishoo to Taufeeq Umar, no run, another chance goes abegging, and again Taufeeq is the beneficiary. He advances to a tossed up ball, misses the flick and it hits the pad en route Baugh who misses, with Taufeeq stranded.

    63.6 – Bishoo to Taufeeq Umar, no run, shouts of catch it, but it goes down. Short ball again, Taufeeq tries to whip and seemed to hit it straight into Bravo’s boot at short leg. It popped up, Bravo and Baugh thought of taking the rebound, but no luck. Bravo removes his boot, he is in some pain.

    72.1 – Sammy to Taufeeq Umar, no run, I would be very cruel if I call that a drop. Lendl Simmons produces a piece of acrobatic brilliance but can’t latch on. Full ball on off stump, Taufeeq lofts the drive uppishly to the left of mid-off. Simmons hurries across and goes fully parallel as he tries to take it, in what can best be described a Matrix moment. The ball did not stick.

    72.4 – Sammy to Taufeeq Umar, 1 run, run out chance missed. Taufeeq drives hard to the left of Simmons, who swoops on it and has a shy at the bowler end. If he’d hit, Taufeeq would have been gone in the 90s.

    74.6 – Sammy to Taufeeq Umar, no run, dramatic end to the day’s play, huge appeal for caught behind. Turned down. Not reviewed. Replays suggest there was no nick. It landed on a length outside off, and Taufeeq, keen for the three runs, has a feel for it and misses. Umpire Billy Bowden shook his head straight away. Sammy thought of the review, then smiled before leading the troops off. Pakistan’s day, start to finish.

    Now, I am sure, this one will not qualify as an innings of any substance and IMO this is as ugly as it can really get. 😦

  45. #45 by Mohammed Munir on May 23, 2011 - 8:51 AM

    IPL Reminds Javed Miandad’s Last Ball Six …

    In a repeat of Javed Miandad’s famous last ball six against India in Sharjah, the Mumbai Indians’ batsman, Rayudu, hit a six on the last ball of the 20th over when four runs were required to win. This time around, it was not a ‘Sharman’ but a ‘BalaJi’ who was hit for 23 runs in the last over to dish-out the game to MI.

    Read below the Cricinfo comments for the last ball for this match between Kolkata Knight Riders and Mimbai Indians.

    Rayudu the man to face, a boundary needed off one ball. What drama, it’s become a thriller in a space of five deliveries. Gambhir’s just had a chat with Balaji. He’s running in now. Third man is up.

    19.6 Balaji to Rayudu, SIX, A Javed Miandad moment! Full toss on middle and Ambati Rayudu swings it over deep square leg for a six to seal a thriller.

    A nightmare for Balaji, Mumbai have won and deprived Kolkata of a place in the top two. Gambhir is livid, Whatmore, is stunned in the dugout, and add to that about 70,000 odd people here. It was all Kolkata till the end of the 19th over. And then you have three streaky boundaries, a crunchy drive past cover and Rayudu’s stunner off the final ball.

    Rayudu: “I was pretty relaxed, and I knew he [Balaji] was under pressure. I was just blank, anywhere he bowls I thought I could hit a boundary. It was unbelievable. We have to carry this momentum forward. We peaked at the right moment. We thought 175 was a huge score but given the batting we have, we could finish it off.”

    And finally a fan is comparing Balaji with Saeed Ajmal when Hussey murdered him in a Word T20 semi-final (I guess it was SF).

    Zahir (fan): “Reminded me of Hussey’s inning in World T20 … he pulled off an amazing inning and scored 20+ against then inform Ajmal”

  46. #46 by Mohammed Munir on May 23, 2011 - 8:52 AM

    Below is an excerpt from an article by Osman Samiuddin @ Cricinfo. Osman is pinning down the real problems in PCB’s making Miss-Bah the captain and asking some serious questions about this ‘Butt-sense’.

    The problem is Butt

    But turning to a man (Misbah-ul-Haq) who turns 37 on the day he leads Pakistan against Ireland in the first ODI isn’t a long-term solution.

    Butt has been in charge for just under three years and this now represents the ninth change in captaincy in his time, in Tests and ODIs. Nine: it takes some countries decades to go through that kind of change. Add to it three (3) coaches and five (5) selection chiefs.

    Does it need to be written out what kind of effect this instability has on the performances of a team ❓ How do you build anything if the materials keep changing ❓ And can we expect Afridi, whether he says it publicly or not, as a key member of the ODI side still, to take this without any issues ❓

    Long ago the number of changes began to say nothing of the men who came and went and everything of the man who made the changes: that is, he is clueless. How much longer before he (Butt) decides to kick out Misbah ❓ Or Mohsin Khan ❓ Or Waqar Younis ❓

  47. #47 by Mohammed Munir on May 23, 2011 - 9:09 AM

    Buttology …

    I think Ijaz Butt has planned well and he is trying to dislodge Afridi by way of a very sinister move.

    Firstly, Afridi’s minor issue with Waqar is unnecessarily exaggerated and made into an irreconcilable rift. Secondly, the timming of removing Afridi and trying to instill Miss-Bah into to team as an ODI captain is cunning selected as Pakistan is going to play two ODIs with a much weaker (minnow) Ireland and there is a strong possibility that they will comeback as winners. So this will give a chance to Butt to tell the fans that we have won the series with Miss-Bah.

    I hope Afridi holds on to his senses in these hard times and tries to cling on to his position in the team rather then emotionally announcing his retirement (as the rumours are), because this BC/ MF 37 year old ‘Buddah’ captain is not going to last long enough.

  48. #48 by JAVED A. KHAN on May 23, 2011 - 10:46 PM

    Pakistan is well placed to win this match and Misbah did what he wanted to do, wait for his lingering 100 and then declare, now with a hundred in his bag and a drawn test series he will once again emerge as a Buddah John Wayne hero.

    Taufiq Umar got another 10 test match license after making this 135 run out. This is the only big score in the last 6 innings. Butt(O_O)logy prevails.

  49. #49 by JAVED A. KHAN on May 24, 2011 - 4:22 PM

    So, Pakistan won the match by 196 runs and that is making Missy Baba rolling over the moon. Budda Baba has dropped 3 dolly catches and still happy! Contentment aur Butt-end-ment, bhee kya cheez hai?

  50. #50 by Jaheer Abass on May 24, 2011 - 5:37 PM

    Apart from his decision to stop playing Test cricket and emulating Waqar by speaking in his English, Afridi’s latest stupidity is to ring Wasim Akram about his outburst against Waqar.

    Akram has revealed that Afridi rang him after his media outburst.

    Afridi is obviously crazy to stand behind and seek advice from these kinds of people. This is not the first time Afridi has respected Wasim, Inzamam and other controversial players of the past.

    I am disappointed that Afridi looks up to Inzamam and Wasim particularly.

  51. #51 by JAVED A. KHAN on May 24, 2011 - 7:02 PM

    Moi Aussi, I am also disappointed by this news.

    I dunno who are the advisers of this Akhroat? He should not have called this Chakram or Pir Zamam.
    I am sorry to say that Afridi’s IQ level is probably below 60.

    He should approach us for advise and training if he needs. But, it is too late now. 😀

  52. #52 by Jaheer Abass on May 24, 2011 - 9:37 PM

    Afridi pulls out of Ireland ODI series

    Karachi: Pakistan’s former ODI captain Shahid Afridi has pulled out of the two-match one-day series against Ireland.

    According to Geo News report, Afridi withdrew from the touring party to attend to his ailing father.

    Afridi has informed the Pakistan Cricket Board that he would not be available for the two-match series in Ireland on May 28 and 30. A source has claimed that Afridi wants to spend time with his father who is under treatment in the US.

    PCB last week sacked Afridi as the ODI captain, replacing the all-rounder with Misbah-ul-Haq. The cause of the sacking is believed to be his falling out with coach Waqar Younis.

  53. #53 by deezina07 on May 25, 2011 - 3:39 AM

    Buttology has taken the thrown away from Afridis and there is no point waiting for inkalab (revolution), as it was expected that a pathan guy would not be able to rule over his Punjabi subjects for long.

    Pakistan cricket is sinking fast, drawing level with 9-ranked, sub-strength WI team. They definitely need Younis Khan and Mohd Yousof in the test side to guide the youngsters.

    It would be stupid for Afridi to retire. Surely, Butt will not go away if Afridi makes this announcement. And, Afridi will meet his end like Younis Khan and Mohd Yousof, while Pakistan will sink further.

    There is no logic in appointing Misbah the one day captain when he doesn’t deserve his place in the one day team. If anyone besides Afridi was captaincy material, then it was Mohd Hafeez.

  54. #54 by Sagaat on May 25, 2011 - 3:42 AM


    Who is your next Monica Belluci? 😉

  55. #55 by Mohammed Munir on May 25, 2011 - 4:26 AM

    Sagaat …

    Welcome back ….. Tiiiiimmmmmmmeeeee no C.

    BTW, speaking of Monica, and I would say my Monica Belluci will be Kim Kardashian. 😉

    Man-O-Man, she is not only “Good for Bad Purpose”, but I think Kim Kardashian is The Best for Bad Purpose Only. 😆

  56. #56 by Sagaat on May 25, 2011 - 4:31 AM


    I referred Monica Bellucci to Khansahab because Khansahab has a multi-dimensional view 😉

  57. #57 by Sagaat on May 25, 2011 - 4:33 AM


    Lets get down to bussiness, that way Tera Patrick is not too bad either 😀

  58. #58 by Mohammed Munir on May 25, 2011 - 10:31 AM

    Sagaat …

    Hazaaroun Khuwahishain Aisee, Kay Har Khuwahish Pey Dum Niklay. 😉

    Khuwahishain = Monina, Kim, Tera, Selena Gomez, etc. etc.

  59. #60 by Jaheer Abass on May 25, 2011 - 5:41 PM

    Munir sahab

    Don’t you think Bellucci has a pretty face (forget the body for a sec).

    Kim Kardarshian has a nasty face

  60. #61 by JAVED A. KHAN on May 25, 2011 - 6:18 PM

    Jaheer Abass agar Jawani may Gadhee ko bhee nangi ker do tou acchi lagti hai……….. so is this Singh lady! There is nothing special about her face, features or body just Jawani thaatain maar rehi hai

  61. #62 by JAVED A. KHAN on May 25, 2011 - 10:27 PM

    1. One news is, Afridi is not playing the ODI series in Ireland because of his ailing father, who is in Texas.

    2. This is another news:

    Volcanic ash to keep Afridi out of Ireland games

    GEO correspondent

    KARACHI: Former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi is unlikely to feature in the two-match One-day International series against Ireland in Dublin after a cloud of ash from an Icelandic volcano disrupted trans-Atlantic flights. Afridi told ‘The News’ from Houston where he is attending to his ailing father that he has been facing a severe problem in finding a flight to Europe. “It’s a huge problem and I don’t think that I’ll be able to reach Ireland in time to play in the series,” said the seasoned allrounder, who was sacked as Pakistan captain earlier this month. But he was included in the Pakistan team that will be led by Misbah-ul-Haq. Pakistan are scheduled to play two ODIs against Ireland on May 28 and 30. Volcanic ash drifting southwards from Iceland’s Grimsvotn volcano has caused havoc with flight schedules. Afridi said that he has informed the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) about his problem.

  62. #63 by JAVED A. KHAN on May 25, 2011 - 10:29 PM

    I think Afridi should follow the example of a Sardarji, who was told to make up his mind:

    The Sardarji applied lipstick and rouge on his forehead.

  63. #64 by Sagaat on May 26, 2011 - 12:26 AM


    Wow 😉 😀

    What’s her name?

    Btw what do you think about Cindy Crawford. I know she is quite old, like Bellucci, but is she comparable to Belluci in terms of looks, body, etc?

  64. #65 by Mohammed Munir on May 26, 2011 - 6:18 AM

    Sagaat …

    Jaani, the name of that girl, Chitrangada Singh, is not only mentioned in the first link itself which Jaheer Abass has pasted but it was also very boldly mentioned on her first picture.

    Yeh Tu Wohi Baat Hogai Key … Tumhara Naam Kiya Hai, Basanti ❓ 😉

    BTW, I too share your likings for Cindy Crawford, and I think Richard Gere was a lucky man, so to speak, to have enjoyed Cindy at her peak.

  65. #66 by Mohammed Munir on May 26, 2011 - 6:19 AM

    Javed Khan …

    LOL @ Bechara Sardarji. 😉

    I agree with you about ‘Jawaani – Diwaani’.

    BTW, did I tell you that Karachi’s famous restaurant, Lal Qilla, have opened up a branch in Dubai and not only do they serve special Pakistani/ Mughlai foods but their theme, decorations and even staff are from Karachi’s parent restaurant.

    I have been there 2/ 3 times and absolutely liked the food.

  66. #67 by Mohammed Munir on May 26, 2011 - 6:23 AM

    Jaheer Abass … Kis Naam Sey Pukaaroon, Kiya Naam Hai Tumhara ❓ 😀

    Human thinking, like many other traits is a variable commodity.

    During one’s life span we start with a time when we only look at someone’s face and never actually know what ‘body’ is all about. Then we enter new phase and start ignoring the faces and liking the bodies. Later when we are lucky enough to get touched by ‘love’, we again get fantasised by innocent-looking beautiful faces and try to suppress our urges of body.

    Beyond this, specially when one matures in age, and by mature I mean physically and not only metaphorically, at such time we invariably have seen enough of these so-called pretty faces and so we don’t really give that much importance to faces and go back to basic human desires or rather lusts of ‘body’.

    If I have to draw a timeline around these stages, then let’s say that the last phase I have just mentioned above is when a person reaches around 40 years of physical age.
    That is when we go back in time and start looking for a ‘body’ allover again. I think this is why the phrase, “Men get naughty at forty” would have come into being.

    I am sure, this stage, like all previous ones, will not stay for ever and there will again come a time when we will start giving more significance to faces.

    Lastly and trying to make some logic out of these random thoughts of my wondering mind, I would say that did I say that Kim Kardashian have beautiful face ❓ and dose it really matters to me ❓ Similarly, even though I agree that Bellucci has a pretty face, but dose I care ❓

  67. #68 by JAVED A. KHAN on May 26, 2011 - 1:32 PM


    I heard they are opening a branch of LAL QILA in Toronto or, they have already opened it. They plan to go to Houston, Chicago etc., wherever they have desi population but, Goras always get attracted if they get booze with it or if they allowed to bring their own wine. I didn’t see Lal Qila in Karachi, because of the short period of time that I had during my stay, I did go to BBQ2tine.

    Unfortunately, in Montreal the desi population is either Memons or, Punjabi refugees so, they don’t spend much on food. There are plenty of substandard Pakistani restaurants in Jean Talon or JT where most desi refugees live and they are not willing to spend more than $6-7 per person. A few of the Indian restaurants are there in downtown and Old Montreal, but they are too expensive, like a naan for $4.00 in Gandhi Restaurant in Old Montreal, never mind that, but their food is lousy. There is one Le Taj and Maharaja in downtown, they serve lunch buffet for $13.99 per person and mostly it is left overs from night and such awful taste that you would never like to go there again. For e.g., one item was “Shahi Chicken Makhanee Malai” and what was it? Last night’s boneless chicken’s bbq pieces dipped in thick gravy sauce. You can see the chicken from inside is absolutely dry and you can also see the hole of the seekh in the boneless chicken pieces.

    Some make nihari like, “After cooking meet, they take the Degchi under the tap and open it for a few minutes.” and you have to take a dive and fish for meat, which is not even nihari meat but, just any other meat. That is why I make food at home and enjoy, and that is why everyone wants to come to my place. They are all FREE BEES…. The restaurant biryani is like TEHRI meaning, there are tomatoes, and potatoes along with meat and it is so hot and spicy that you cannot eat plus they add food colour instead of saffron.

    There is a halal farm here 40 minutes of drive from my place you can buy, Teetar, Batair, Junglee Murghi, deer meat etc., alternatively you can also slaughter your own animal if you don’t trust their gora Mullah and they clean it for you and pack it in 5 star packing with labels. Our desi’s don’t go there because, Batair are a little more expensive than quails (Batair is Grouse) and Teetar, Partridge or Pedree in French is very expensive a pair costs $35 and Junglee Murghee or Rock Cornish, Cornish Hen whatever costs $6.00 each and they are about 450 grams. A teetar weighs about 300 grams. So, our desi, they love to eat all these things for free but when it comes to buying, phutt jaati.

  68. #69 by JAVED A. KHAN on May 26, 2011 - 2:05 PM

    After Sri Lanka slapped Ijaz on his Butt Face he is still bragging that Pakistan is safe for playing cricket. The first thing one should do is KICK OUT IJAZ BUTT FROM PAKISTAN

  69. #70 by Sagaat on May 26, 2011 - 3:43 PM

    Javed Khan,

    Are you implying that memons and Punjabis are stingy and pathans are big-hearted? You surely know how to upgrade pathans over the rest 😉

    As you know Punjabis claim that they are the big-hearted people in Pakistan and reknowned for their generosity, barring Mian Nawaz and Shehbaz. In pathans you have this concept that even an enemy is also invited to his abode. I know that there is a name for this concept where inside the home they are friends, but outside they remain enemies. I think it is inscribed within this theoretical code of “pashtunwali”.This is the pashtunwali:

    Among the main principles of Pashtunwali are:[4]

    hospitality (melmastia)
    revenge (badal) for any perceived injustice
    protecting one’s “women, gold and land”
    admission of guilt for a wrong committed (nanawati)

  70. #71 by Mohammed Munir on May 26, 2011 - 4:55 PM

    Joke of the day …

    A refuse collector in Cairns , Australia , is driving along a street
    picking up the wheelie bins and emptying them into his compactor.
    He goes to one house where the bin hasn’t been left out and, in the
    spirit of kindness and after having a quick look about for the bin,
    he gets out of his truck goes to the front door and knocks.
    There’s no answer.
    Being a kindly and conscientious bloke, he knocks again – much harder.
    Eventually a Chinese man comes to the door. “Harro!” says the Chinese man.
    “Gidday, mate! Where’s ya bin?” asks the collector.
    “I bin on toiret,” explains the Chinese bloke, a bit perplexed.
    Realising the fellow had misunderstood him, the bin man smiles and
    tries again.”No ! No ! Mate, Where’s your dust bin?”
    “I dust been to toiret, I toll you!” says the Chinese man, still perplexed.
    “Listen,” says the collector. “You’re misunderstanding me.
    Where’s your ‘wheelie’ bin?'”
    “OK, OK.” replies the Chinese man with a sheepish grin and whispers in
    the collector’s ear.  “I wheelie bin having sex wiffa wife’s sista!”

  71. #72 by Jaheer Abass on May 26, 2011 - 5:12 PM


    Crawford was ok, but I never fancied her.

    But this Lucy Pinder is good:

    if you look at her face only, it is nice enough for her to be in showbiz.

    Also this girl called Lucy Mecklenburgh:

  72. #73 by Jaheer Abass on May 26, 2011 - 5:36 PM

    Munir sahab

    Lal Qila is KHI is one of the best restaurants I have been to. The variety of food was astounding and the taste was also good. It is a little on the expensive side, but I guess good things have to be.

  73. #75 by JAVED A. KHAN on May 26, 2011 - 5:56 PM

    LOL Sagaat, 😀

    I didn’t realize that you are a Memon. But, my point was about the kinda community we have here, they really don’t want to spend on desi food, they are always looking for a deal of a life time. There is another Memon I know and we are family friends while in Dubai and now his family lives in Karachi he is the CEO of a bank. He is very different from others, never gave a second thought while spending, always spent generously on parties and in restaurants. So, I didn;t mean to generalize all of them. Similarly, if you read my comment once again about Punjabis, I said “refugees” and almost all of them do not represent the class that has finesse, they are in a majority here. And, I did not mention a word about Pathans or tried to compare them with anyone. You are just assuming that because I am a Pathan I am considering others as inferior. NO, that is not the case. And, all those 4 points you have mentioned above are right. Besides, among the Pathans there are tribes who are more “JANG JOO” than others and they are Afridis and Shinwaris. Whereas, Yousuf Zai’s are more calm and not so furious.

    So, please don’t consider that I was IMPLYING ANYTHING……. it is just an observation about the communities that are based here and, I also said that DESIS in general don’t want to spend money on food, especially on desi food. Whereas, you go to Toronto, the people who go to restaurants, they don’t bother about the price. Unfortunately the desi community here is not so rich therefore they spend very carefully. Even those who can afford, they compare prices, that this restaurant sells Nihari plate for $4.99 and the other sells for $5.99 and they call it as very expensive.

    In my own restaurant I had seen people complaining $4.99 a plate for Haleem as very expensive and then 4 people ordered 2 plates and asked for 2 empty plates. One of my friends from Boston who was studying at McGill she saw this and said, in Boston if this thing happens, the restaurant charge $10 per empty plate as cover charges.

  74. #76 by JAVED A. KHAN on May 26, 2011 - 6:01 PM


    Joke of the night.

    After the Tianamen debacle in Beijing a western journalist was sitting in a coffee house and asked the Chinese guy sitting next to him.

    How often do you have elections?
    “Evely Malning,” replied the Chinese man.

  75. #77 by JAVED A. KHAN on May 26, 2011 - 6:05 PM


    And, this is the Joke of the Week:

    “A Husband and his wife agreed that anytime they want to have sex, they will call it a ‘PHONE CALL’ so that the kids will not decode.

    One day, the husband sent his son to tell his mother that he wants to make a phone call.

    Mother replies: Tell your father that the Network is bad today.

    Husband: Tell your mother that if there is no Network at home, I will go to the “Public Phone”.

    Wife sent back, tell your father that if he dares goes to a Public Phone, then I will open a ” Call Center ” at home.”

  76. #78 by Sagaat on May 26, 2011 - 6:16 PM


    Great choices. Singh is very attractive. She is my new Bellucci, too 😛

  77. #79 by Jaheer Abass on May 26, 2011 - 8:34 PM


    I know, I have been singing “Singh is King” since I saw that Singh 🙂

    item hai, mast hai saali.


  78. #80 by Jaheer Abass on May 26, 2011 - 8:43 PM

    I don’t have a problem with anyone: Waqar

    Waqar also squashed rumors about a rift between him and Shahid Afridi, who was replaced as one-day captain for the Ireland series and has since withdrawn from the squad.

    “Misbah is great character. I am not saying that Afridi is not because he’s done a really wonderful job in the last six to eight months he’s been captain,” Waqar said.

    “I don’t have any problem with anyone. It is sad how things are being written and all the issues being printed. We want to improve cricket and this is what we get. It is not fair, I guess.”

  79. #81 by Jaheer Abass on May 26, 2011 - 8:47 PM

    The town of Sialkot that once used to pride itself for its manufacturing industry and Allama Iqbal, is now tainted because of:

    1. Massacre of the two boys
    2. Ijaz Butt
    3. Zaheer Abbas
    4. Fardous Ashaq Awan
    5. Shoaib Malik
    6. Khwaja Asaf

  80. #82 by JAVED A. KHAN on May 26, 2011 - 9:53 PM

    hahahaha @ Khaja Asaf.

  81. #83 by Jaheer Abass on May 28, 2011 - 12:56 PM

    PCB Chairman Ijaz Butt defends Afridi’s removal from captaincy

    We had very solid reasons to remove Afridi and I will reveal them when the time is right. We haven”t taken this action without any reasons“, Butt said.

    He indicated that there had been a breach of discipline on Afridi’s part, but whether he was referring to the comments Afridi made on his return or separate incidents on tour is unclear. He said he had received the on-tour management report and a clearer picture would emerge after the Ireland series.

    “We know Afridi won two series and that is why we didn’t act then during the tour. We couldn”t do anything more during that tour. Right now anything more I say will cause more tensions. Everything will come to light soon”, The Daily Times quoted Butt, as saying.

  82. #84 by Jaheer Abass on May 28, 2011 - 3:22 PM

    Janaid Khan has done pretty well in this match.

    I wonder what happened to Basat Ali’s claim that Janaid has an illegal action?

  83. #85 by Jaheer Abass on May 28, 2011 - 3:24 PM

    Khawaja Muhammad Asif

    Khawaja M. Asif was born in Sialkot on August 9, 1949. He was elected for his third term as MNA from a PML(N) seat. He was previously elected as MNA for the terms of 1993 and 1997. He has also served as senator for the term of 1991-1993
    A businessman and a banker by profession, he received B.A/L.L.B degrees from Punjab University in 1970. During 1997-1999, he held the portfolio of Chairman Privatisation Commission with the status of a federal minister.
    Khawaja M. Asif has extensively travelled across the world including the U.S.A, U.K, France, Germany and Japan and resided in the U.A.E for 12 years. Married, he has a son and three daughters.

  84. #86 by Jaheer Abass on May 28, 2011 - 3:29 PM

  85. #87 by JAVED A. KHAN on May 28, 2011 - 6:05 PM

    Khawaja Asif is showing his uncouthness here like he did before in the National Assembly session. He thinks that by insulting someone in public he becomes very popular and treated like a hero. Jaheer Abass, what you did not write about Khawaja Asif is…………………. KUGGOO KODAY.

    If he reads KUGGOO KODAY he will know what it means! It will remind him of his past AOQAAT.

    If someone wants to know I can provide details.

  86. #88 by Jaheer Abass on May 28, 2011 - 7:32 PM

    Javed A Khan

    Whether it is him or Firdous Awan, if you look at the sheer pleasure they have in descending to a really low and uncouth level, that just tells their reality and what kind of psyche they have. Just to see their body language, the smirk on their faces is not just disgusting, it is a lesson in the evils of human nature.

    How can a person think so highly or himself that he falls to this level of insulting and belitting in this way? A “shareef aadmi” would not want to associate with someone who speaks like Kh Asaf and Firdous Ashaq.

  87. #89 by Jaheer Abass on May 28, 2011 - 7:39 PM

    Shameful performance by Pakistan. They did well to restrict Ireland for 96 only, but then they scored runs at 3.52 per over? Taufeeq Umar thought he was playing a Test match whereas Shafiq just showed that he is not international level material.

    Even Hafeez was slow.

    Why does Waqar want the team to give so much respect to the opposition? Why the defensive approach? Another team would have finished the match in 12 overs.

  88. #90 by JAVED A. KHAN on May 28, 2011 - 9:00 PM

    Jaheer Abass I AM AGREE avec vous.

    They are only trying to win the series here to show it back home that they are a great team under a great captain.
    I am not impressed by Junaid Khan’s bowling, he is very mediocre bowler.

    I wonder why there is so much vindictiveness against HAMMAD AZAM?

    In my opinion Hammad Azam is a much better player than Taufiq Umar, Shafiq, Azhar ali, Shahazad, Shahzaib and a few others because he is an all-rounder and has more utility in the team, I would make him the FUTURE CAPTAIN OF PAKISTAN TEAM.
    Pakistan needs to groom a young captain and not BUDDAY GHODAY LIKE MISBAH AND YOUNUS KHAN.

  89. #91 by JAVED A. KHAN on May 28, 2011 - 9:15 PM

    Jaheer Abass

    If people remember their background and behave accordingly then they can remain humble but, the irony is people like Awan and Asaf they are lost in their so-called future. Asaf’s father was a poor man who used to make clay horses (KUGGOO KODAY) and paint them and sell them on the streets or in a Mela. This Asaf used to stand on Rehree (hawker) and sell them as a kid. There is nothing wrong in it. His father throughout his life remained a humble person but this fellow forgot his past, in fact when he was in Mashriq Bank in Dubai when it was Bank Of Oman he was a petty clerk and used to live in bachelor quarters where six people sleep in a room. In the evenings he used to stand on the balcony of his apartment building in Murshid Bazar, Deira Dubai wearing a sleeveless vest and Dhoti and used to leer at women down the street. This LLB is a jali aks which he may have gotten later on.

    Because his father requested Zia Ul Haq to get a job for his son, Zia asked the President of the BCCI to get him a job in Dubai and then the message was conveyed down the management of the BCCI and this fellow was called and given a job of an officer so that he can get an exclusive apartment for his family. He then became a branch manager by chaaploosing and TeeCeeing and when he left the bank there were numerous irregularities such as unauthorized and unapproved transactions, one of them was an overdraft given to a boutique called Blue Marine in Abu Dhabi (agents of Giorgio Armani) where in the owner showed the signatures of Asaf to the auditors of the bank that he has bought Dh.750,000 worth of Designer suits, ties, shirts and shoes for his personal use before leaving the bank to embark upon his political career in Pakistan. He never paid those bills instead he enhanced the Boutique’s line of credit and gave other facilities beyond his discretionary powers to help his business. But, he screwed the bank. As Chairman of the Privatization Commission which has the status of a Federal Minister, reportedly took huge bribes in privatizing banks and other financial institutions and insurance companies. Otherwise from where did he get so many millions of dollars? And how come there is a fleet of a few dozen cars are parked at his house? Who donated the money to this Fuqra?

    In this video he was criticizing Ijaz ul Haq whereas, his father Zia Ul Haq actually made his career. People have short term memories and they tend to forget the not so recent past, in fact they don’t remember Kal Ki Baat.

    You mentioned about the butchering of the two innocent brothers in Sialkot, A few years ago one Moulvi was not only stoned to death but, burnt in public and then his dead body was chained to a motor cycle that dragged the body into the city of Gujranwala for 2 hours. No one said, anything about it. No political party ever raised a voice. The charges against the Mouvi were, he burnt the Holy Quran. The truth is by accident the Quran fell on the stove and a part of it was burnt, but the news spread in the town like a jungle fire that the Moulvi burnt the Quran and his fate was so horrific and tragic that no one should ever deserve to die like that.

  90. #92 by JAVED A. KHAN on May 28, 2011 - 9:27 PM

    Intikhab’s report led to Afridi’s sacking as captain

    Shahid Afridi’s media outbursts were not the only reason for his sacking as Pakistan captain, it has emerged that team manager Intikhab Alam and coach Waqar Younis contributed to it with a critical report of his conduct during the just-concluded tour of the West Indies.

    Well-placed sources in the board have confirmed that the report was sent after the ODI series during which serious differences developed between Afridi and the team management over selection issues.

    “PCB chairman Ijaz Butt asked the manager and coach to send a report on reported incidents where Afridi walked out of a team meeting and was also reluctant to lead the team in the last two One-day Internationals because of selection issues with Waqar,” a source disclosed.

    “The manager in his report outlined the details of the incident and differences between Afridi and Waqar and also highlighted that Afridi had not behaved like a captain during the entire episode and was only persuaded to lead and play in the last two one-dayers by Intikhab and all this drama had a detrimental effect on the team atmosphere,” the source said.

    Pakistan lost the last two one-dayers in the West Indies after winning the first three in a row by comfortable margins and appeared set to clean sweep the five-match rubber.

    The board has not given any reason for removing Afridi as captain of the one-day team but Butt has admitted there were disciplinary reasons for changing the captain.

    “I will not elaborate on the reasons right now but I can say this much we had valid ground for taking this decision and we will give details once the Pakistan team returns home and we get the full tour report from the manager and coach,” Ijaz said.

    Ijaz insisted that the board was very clear now that no indiscipline would be tolerated from any player.

    The PCB chief said a full review of the happenings in the West Indies would take place once the team is home and anyone found guilty of causing damage to team spirit and discipline would be taken to task.

    Ijaz, while removing Afridi as captain, appointed senior batsman Misbah-ul-Haq to lead the team in the two one-dayers against Ireland on May 28 and 30. Afridi, who was picked as a player for the two one-dayers, has pulled out of the series due to the illness of his ailing father who is under treatment in the US.—Agencies

  91. #93 by Sagaat on May 28, 2011 - 11:14 PM

    I don’t understand why Misbah is the default choice as captain. If anything goes awry, Misbah becomes the captain. Hafeez seems like leadership material now, as he is performing OK with both bat and ball.

  92. #94 by JAVED A. KHAN on May 29, 2011 - 12:27 AM


    You still don’t understand BUTTPOLITCS, if Hafeez is appointed as Captain then his loyalties will remain with Shahid Afridi, Hafeez openly admits that Shahid Afridi has given him so many chances and gave him so much confidence that he has rediscovered himself and his form. Whereas, the appointment of Misbah as Captain would be to snub Shahid Afridi besides, Misbah is ButtGirayeen. Btw, Butt was born in Buttgram near Abbottabad.

  93. #95 by ADEEL on May 31, 2011 - 10:40 AM

    PCB should tolerate people from other ethnic background otherwise a day will come when no one will tolerate them !

  94. #96 by JAVED A. KHAN on May 31, 2011 - 4:22 PM


    There is no such thing as tolerance in the PCB, there is arbitrary rule of authority – DICTATORSHIP and open GHUNDA-GARDI by Ijaz Butt and his cronies. The whole system is biased and jingoist. That needs to be broken down to a quota system but, again on the basis of population they will be in majority and it will be the same old story. Merit is never regarded as the basis of selection, it is only on the basis of Girayeen-ism and Ghunda-gardi.

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