IMRAN KHAN – CAN HE BRING THE CHANGE?

Aaj Kal Imran Khan kay charchay her zubaan pay …… 
Nawaz ko maloom hai aur Zardari ko khabar ho gayee …

Everyone in Pakistan and most countries in the world are focusing on Imran Khan’s growing popularity.  They are all talking about the rising of a “Son of the Soil” arising from the East, who is going to change the face of Pakistan? And we, on this blog are more concerned about Imran’s success as a new elected leader, hoping Imran will overhaul the cricket industry of Pakistan.  Obviously, there is no better person in Pakistan who understands cricket and as head of the State i.e., if Imran is elected he will certainly bring a revolution in the PCB its, management, selection process and in the grooming of the players and finding talent at the grass root level.  Therefore, we are very interested in Imran Khan winning the elections based on the facts that there is no other suitable candidate because of his educational background, his honesty, loyalty, dedication and straightforwardness.  He has the charisma and he is using it well so far, yet it is a very farfetched goal.

On this cricket blog we would like to analyze what Imran Khan can and, must do in order to succeed?  He definitely needs to plan rather than say, “we will cross the bridge when we will come to the bridge.” He should have planned long ago in making a team of young, dynamic, educated people who are honest and loyal and not just a few workers in his party. He need people with vision and he need people who already have some political background, by inviting Shah Mahmood Qureishi in his party is the first good move he has made so far in expanding the horizons of his political career.  Otherwise, so far people have been saying that his party is only a one man show.  Its a fact, there are no big names in his party.  As a leader he should not be at the top of the pyramid but, he should be at the center, in the core and in the hearts of people and his party.  People should be revolving around him rather than waiting for their turn to reach at the top to meet their leader.

Considering the political setup in Pakistan it is extremely difficult for Imran Khan to get a total majority or, even significant votes to form a coalition government. Seeing half a million people in his public rallies and gatherings in Urban areas means nothing to me. Because, All those who have attended his “Jalsa” may have come from different riding and different electoral sectors and, their votes will be scattered and get wasted.   And, most importantly what he should (I am sure he does) know that almost 80% of Pakistan’s population is in the rural areas and these are the hardcore votes and these voters are simply loyal to their masters i.e., the Chaudhries, Wadheras and Sardars.  And, these feudal lords are controlling them like their slaves. The masses are told by their masters that they have to vote for them and not anyone else and they obey their master’s orders.  And, most of the ignorant poor people in the rural areas have no knowledge of Imran Khan or his party and nothing about his party’s manifest or the “Manshoor.”  Some of them may not even know who Imran Khan is? And those who have heard his name may think he is “that” cricketer – Imran Khan?

In the big cities like Lahore, Islamabad and Multan he can win his seats but, in Karachi its very difficult that is because of MQM’s Fort Knox they have a total control over the city and no one can win against their candidates and same is the case in interior Sindh especially in Larkana, Sukkur, Khairpur etc. 

How can Imran Khan break this wall and penetrate into their territories and get the votes? He should go back and read QeA M. A. Jinnah’s strategy in winning the constituent assembly elections of 1946. The All India Muslim League won 425 out of 496 seats reserved for Muslims (and about 89.2% of Muslim votes). How did this happen? I don’t think it is mentioned in the history books but, people who are still alive from 1925 onwards remember that. Jinnah appealed ALL the Muslim educational institutions of India i.e., including Aligarh University to shut down their institutions for 2-3 months prior to the elections and asked them to send their educated young Muslims to the rural areas to create awareness about the elections and the need to create a Muslim state called Pakistan.  There was a famous pamphlet that was distributed among the Muslims was titled, “Now or Never.  Are We to Live or Perish Forever?”

So, Imran Khan should ask not only his party workers but, appeal the educated students to come forward and take the responsibility as the torch bearers of the New Pakistan that will emerge after the elections under Imran Khan’s leadership. They should not only be going to the rural areas to deliver a speech like all the leaders do, because they are not the leaders, they are the ambassadors of The Justice Party or the Tehrik-e-Insaaf and they should stay there for a good period of time and mingle with the people and explain to them what was going on in the past and where Pakistan stands or is lagging behind other small nations due to the lack of leadership and and growing corruption.  And, these young ambassadors have to create awareness and pave the way for their leader to address them, then Imran Khan should address the mass gatherings rather than rushing and hurrying a “Jalsa” at the 11th hour. With awareness comes the knowledge and the ability to distinguish between the right and wrong and it helps in decision making rather than acting like a herd and vote without any awareness of what they are going to get from their leaders?

Imran, you are no more the captain of Pakistan cricket team, you have grown up, you are more matured now and you have a vision and you need to accomplish your goals and no one alone can accomplish such goals, you have to rely on others who share the same vision as you and who are as honest, dedicated and committed as you. Your team is not of 11 players but, the whole country must be your team or at least a majority of the people must share your vision and that should be your aim.

So, remember the strategy of Jinnah and follow his footsteps because, never in the history of the sub-continent there was such a big turnout in elections as it was in 1946 and that is why his party won the elections with absolute majority. SEND YOUR TEAM TO THE RURAL AREAS  it is “Now or Never” situation for you.  People are sick of Zardari and Nawaz and they also dislike the Army. So, this is your golden chance to win this “Election Cup,” which is much, much bigger than the 1992 World Cup.  Win it or lose it forever.

On this cricket blog we are very blunt, straightforward and very selfish, the reason we are supporting you is because, we want a better PCB administration, we want NO corruption in the PCB and we want the players to be groomed, educated and aware of the the rules as well as their roles. A player who is uneducated, uncouth, ignorant cannot and shall not be a role model for the youngsters. Hoping that you will certainly do what is needed to be done in to the development and the improvement of cricket in Pakistan.  Our bloggers are going to share their views through brainstorming and may be able to suggest even better ideas. So, I am wishing you all the best in your future endeavors.

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  1. #1 by JAVED A. KHAN on November 16, 2011 - 7:01 AM

    PLEASE POST YOUR NEW COMMENTS HERE, THANK YOU

  2. #2 by Aatma-hathya on November 16, 2011 - 11:48 AM

    JAK

    Imran is perhaps the only person who can bring change to Pakistan cricket. There are two angles to this though- one is that, if he pokes his nose into cricket while he is the President or PM then people will blame him for not practising what he used to preach.

    The other angle though is that, he has so much respect within the cricket fraternity that he can probably eradicate all the problems in a relatively small amount of time.

  3. #3 by Aatma-hathya on November 16, 2011 - 11:52 AM

    JAK

    As far as Imran’s influence in Sindh goes, if he is anti feudalism and anti corruption and practises what he preaches, then MQM will support him. So even if he is not successful in winning any seats in Karachi, he will be assured of support.

    If he adopts an anti MQM stance or allies with anti MQM people however, then he can lose their support.

    They have about 30 National Assembly seats I think. This is not a great number anyway.

    His main focus should be to penetrate through rural Punjab and KP.

    I agree that using Jinnah’s strategy to educate rural people will be effective but this will invite opposition from Waderas and Choudharies.

  4. #4 by Aatma-hathya on November 16, 2011 - 11:57 AM

    Javed A Khan

    I never thought much of Reema but over the past 5 years or so she has changed drastically. She speaks good Urdu and has learned to carry herself quite well.

    Recently they were showing some clips of her first movie on TV and I was surprised at how nice she was looking because I never thought much of her.

  5. #5 by tom on November 16, 2011 - 12:05 PM

    KS
    She may have become a little refind but shes still a gashtee and im not certain abt this cardio guy. Smthng looks fishyy..

  6. #6 by tom on November 16, 2011 - 12:08 PM

    So IK has finally bcm a contender- king or kngmakr rembins to be seen.
    Z mirza has gon to uk wth prof of imran faruq murdr. He say hel benaqb thm

  7. #7 by tom on November 16, 2011 - 12:11 PM

    The nxt electon may finaly see end of 2 parties-ganja and tarkari
    they plyd musicl chrs for 30sh yrs.

  8. #8 by Aatma-hathya on November 16, 2011 - 1:12 PM

    Tom

    Qibla yeh shayad nigah aur husn e nazar ka farq hai

    Goh ke Reema sahiba shayad shoqeen mijaaz hon leken haal mai joh husn aur roop unho ney jacha hai hum uss key parasdar aur talabgaar hain.

    Dar asil mashghala kuch yun key joh kaifiyat hamay Aishwarya, Katrina aur Kareena sahiba sey darkaar hai wohi kuch Reema sahiba sey bhi darkaar aur aashiqi ki leher iss shayarana jism o jaan mai raayegaan hogayi hai.

  9. #9 by tom on November 16, 2011 - 1:24 PM

    KS
    INSAAN JANAT MEIN THA, AURAT USEY DUNYA MEIN LE AYE
    AAP KYU APNI AZADANA ZINDAGI KO JANJAL MEIN PHANSA RAHE HAIN
    REEMA DUR SE HEI ACHI HAE, QAREEB JAEMGE TO QEEMA BAN JAEGA PHIR CARDIO BHI KAM NA AEGA
    AISH TO MUMMY BAN GAE,AB AAP KYA MUNNI KE MAMO BANEGY.:-)

  10. #10 by Aatma-hathya on November 16, 2011 - 1:54 PM

    Tom

    Mujhey munni ka mamoo keh key mera dil nahi toro.

    Waisey ki zakhmon par namak charak diya gaya hai

    Aishwarya sahiba keh liya hum apni nazm key kuch ashaar pesh karna chahen gey:

    suna hai bolay to baatoen se phool jharrtay hain
    yeh baat hai to chalo baat kar ke dekhtay hain

    suna hai raat usay chaand taktaa rehta hai
    sitaaray baam-e-falak se utar ke dekhtay hain

    suna hai din ko usay titliyaan sataati hain
    suna hai raat ko jugnoo theher ke dekhtay hain

    suna hai hashr hain us ki ghazaal si aankhain
    suna hai usko hiran dasht bhar ke dekhtay hain

    Yeh hamaray takhallus “Khan Sahib Lucknavi” sey likhi gaee hai.

    Risala “Nafees o shaista” ki caapi mai chapi hai yeh nazm

  11. #11 by Aatma-hathya on November 16, 2011 - 2:03 PM

    Tom

    Bradman ki rooh kaanp rahi hai

    Taufeeq Umar is one of the highest run scorers in 2011.

    Munaf Patel is amongst the leading ODI wicket takers.

    Bradman ki aatma koh mukti kon dey ga?

  12. #12 by Aatma-hathya on November 16, 2011 - 2:09 PM

    Tom

    These corrupt, uneducated and uncouth Zardari and Mian saab & co played musical chairs, destroyed Pakistani society because of corruption, nepotism, no checks and balances etc and they are meant to be the propounders of democracy!

    And Musharraf is the undemocratic dictator who supposedly destroyed Pakistani democracy and institutions!!!!!

  13. #13 by tom on November 16, 2011 - 2:11 PM

    PPP minster memon with zulf mirza in london. Memon says hes here with party constent.
    Meanwhl, bab ghuri wants 2 know if zulf has govt backing.
    Zulf in londun 4 imran faruq murder;wil weet scotland yd
    Geo news

  14. #14 by tom on November 16, 2011 - 2:26 PM

    KS
    Relax, u hav mentiond these stats bfor. Reason for mediocrites on top is little test crickt in 2011. SA played only 1-2 tests this yr. Ap ka favorite is sal flop raha. Pak playd matchs against ch2 teams like wi,zim and weak SL.So stats to aise he aenge.
    Ap mujhe top 10 baters ki avg batae 2011 mein- don ki atma shant rahegi

  15. #15 by Aatma-hathya on November 16, 2011 - 2:48 PM

    Tom

    Ian Bell averages 100+ this year and KP and Misbah average 70+.

    Yar zabardast batsman hai Misbah waisey!

  16. #16 by Aatma-hathya on November 16, 2011 - 2:49 PM

    Hasty decisions show PCB chief’s inexperience: Abbasi

    LAHORE: Criticising the Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Zaka Ashraf’s decision of extending an offer to India to host Pakistan next year as well as his role in the ‘abrupt’ selection of Shahid Afridi in the national side, the former board chief executive Arif Ali Khan Abbasi said the inexperience of the new PCB boss was already showing.

    “First of all, you can’t disclose such (offer to BCCI) things in public, because it is wiser to discreetly take up such matters with other cricket boards and disclose it only after reaching a final decision,” Arif Abbasi told Dawn.

    Last week the PCB took a complete U-turn when instead of insisting upon India to tour Pakistan next year and fulfill its commitment as per the agreed schedule, Zaka reportedly said that if India doesn’t want to come to Pakistan, he is ready to send the national team there next year.

  17. #17 by Aatma-hathya on November 16, 2011 - 2:50 PM

    Misbah shows outstanding captaincy: Iqbal Qasim

    KARACHI: Former Chief Selector Iqbal Qasim on Tuesday praised Misbah-ul-Haq’s captaincy during Pakistan-Sri Lanka Cricket Series here.

    Talking to the mediamen, former Chief Selector Iqbal Qasim expressed that Misbah-Ul-Haq’s captaincy reveals complete support from all the players.

  18. #18 by Aatma-hathya on November 16, 2011 - 2:52 PM

    Sarfraz urges Zardari to review Zaka’s appointment

    ISLAMABAD: Former Test cricketer Sarfraz Nawaz has written a letter to President Asif Ali Zardari, the patron of the Pakistan Cricket Board, requesting him to review his decision of appointing Zaka Ashraf as the chairman of the richest sports body in the country.

    Zaka was appointed by President Zardari last month after outgoing chairman Ijaz Butt stepped down from office.

    Former pacer Sarfraz, in his two-page letter to the president, noted: “It was pointed out by the British media that Mr Ashraf was facing corruption charges in the highest court [Supreme Court] of Pakistan. I was really embarrassed to learn this and had no proper answer.”

    The right-arm fast bowler, who featured in 55 Test matches and 45 One-day International matches, went on to add: “[Mr President] I understand that the summary moved in this regard may not have indicated the true credentials and suppressed vital facts… I earnestly request you to revisit this case and appoint an honest, dedicated, upright and knowledgeable person as chairman of the PCB. The proposed course of action will save the country from further embarrassment.”

  19. #19 by Aatma-hathya on November 16, 2011 - 2:54 PM

    Waqar on Imran Farhat:

    “Imran Farhat should not play ODI cricket….. He is more of a limited overs cricket batsman…. By that I mean Test cricket....”

  20. #20 by tom on November 16, 2011 - 3:04 PM

    KS
    DRAVID?, PRIOR?, etc
    misba playd against zimbabwe,wi and Sl.AGAR YE 4 TEST ENGLAND AUR 2 TEST SA MEIN KHEL KAR (JAISI PITCHES IS SAL Hain Ke aus 47 pe out aur tendakular fail) 40 bhi avg karle to mein usey salam karunga
    hath kangan ko arsi kya

  21. #21 by JAVED A. KHAN on November 16, 2011 - 3:30 PM

    Arif Abbassi has criticized Zaka for 2 reasons, talking about relationship with India and reselecting Afridi. But, Mr. Abassi did not say a word when Ijaz Butt was murdering cricket left, right and center. What was the reason, the cat took his tongue then? Ya unke moo may Dahee jum gayee thee? Zaka may be facing corruption charges in the SC of Pakastan, that is another matter because he is not yet charged guilty, but these two things that he said in public is not a crime. Whereas, he never said anything about Ijaz Butt who has so far not apologized to the SL cricket team or even the country when the terrorists attacked the team in La’hore.

    Talking of La’hore and Gashtiism. The diamond market of La’hore has produced some gems which are becoming collectors item the world over and Reema is one of them. She can do whatever she likes, I pity for that Cardiologist who is going to marry her in a couple of days from now. By wearing a white chaddor she has not turned into virgin Mary aur khansahab husn sirf jawani may hee appreciate kiya jaata (jaisay raqs zanjeer pahen ker bhi kiya jaata hai) aur Dill aye Gadhee per tou Paree kya cheez hai, I am not talking about you per se but, once again about that Cardiologist.

  22. #22 by JAVED A. KHAN on November 16, 2011 - 3:41 PM

    WI at the moment is a third rated team and India playing at home means the Windies are even below their own par. So, India has once again some hope of increasing their ICC rankings. SRT has lost 4 opportunities so far, and he has 9 more to go. Let us see how much time this living legend takes in achieving his life long goal?

  23. #23 by Aatma-hathya on November 16, 2011 - 4:14 PM

    JAK/Tom

    Is Waqar a total idiot or what?

    After years of living abroad (UAE- “never seen a rain”- England and Australia etc) he still can’t speak properly?

    What is this nonsense about saying that Imran Farhat is more of a limited overs batsman but then saying he means “Test cricket”?

    It is still funny but now I am finding all of this a little disturbing.

  24. #24 by tom on November 16, 2011 - 4:22 PM

    tendaakular will brk senkdra record- when thats the question. it is preying upon his mind without doubt.

    Iam more interested in the post tendaakular zone- how a nation would react. how they would approach cricket and who will be considered to replace him.

    every bubble bursts and this is no exception.

  25. #25 by tom on November 16, 2011 - 4:23 PM

    KS

    waqqa is a total idoilt and i agree its becoming too pathetic.

    did u read the milk comment?

  26. #26 by tom on November 16, 2011 - 4:27 PM

    speaking of cardiologists it seems that they have gone brainless

    one ch2 screwed michael jackson and this ch2 wants reema to screw her.

  27. #27 by tom on November 16, 2011 - 4:28 PM

    I think waqqa’s commentary ultimately depicts his education and quality of education taught in pakistan speciually english.

    he will continue to blunder and I guess its upto broadcasters to speak to him about ch2apas.

  28. #28 by tom on November 16, 2011 - 4:32 PM

    KS

    sarfaraz ko bhi afreen hae

    khud wahiyaat aur corrupt

    jiski shikayat kar raha hae wo corrupt

    jis se shikayat kar raha hae wo maha corrupt!

    muqarrar!

  29. #29 by Aatma-hathya on November 16, 2011 - 4:34 PM

    Tom

    I read it but I didn’t know in what context he said it (milk comment).

    Was the woman breastfeeding or something?

  30. #30 by tom on November 16, 2011 - 4:35 PM

    GUYS

    whats happening here

    govt says its parted ways with mirza but apparently he has some company

    http://www.samaa.tv/newsdetail.aspx?ID=39024&CID=1

  31. #31 by tom on November 16, 2011 - 4:36 PM

    Yaar whatever

    how it was being done thats not the point- he asys its USEFUL!

  32. #32 by Aatma-hathya on November 16, 2011 - 4:36 PM

    Tom

    All these players like Mushtaq, Mohd Akram, Wasim, Waqar, Saqlain, Inzamam- they have spent so much of their lives in English speaking countries but what do they learn man?

  33. #33 by Aatma-hathya on November 16, 2011 - 4:37 PM

    OK I get it.

    Yeah saying “useful” is CH2

    I wonder what the other commentators think about Waqar.

    They must be thinking, “What a great bowler but what a pathetic speaker”.

  34. #34 by Aatma-hathya on November 16, 2011 - 4:39 PM

    Tom

    That is why people are saying that this is a “milli bhagat” as between Mirza plus PPP members to crush MQM.

  35. #35 by tom on November 16, 2011 - 4:44 PM

    KS

    its not only ch2; it also reflects something else ( hehehehe…)

    maybe he still finds it usefulll……

    KS, if one is not educated he can only speak properly if it is his mother tongue or he spends a lot of time with experts of that lingo.

    Ill tell you an interesting event which occurred during immis capataincy when pak toured engalnd in 87.

    during lunch in a test match, some duchess or hi profile lady came to dine with players.

    she addressed miandad ” does equator lie in your country?”

    javed uncle brooded and scratched his head. immi understood and changed the subject.

    after a while javed said ” yes, yes, Quetta lies in our country”

    this incident was reported in cricketer magazine which was very famous in those days.

  36. #36 by tom on November 16, 2011 - 4:48 PM

    Yes KS

    immi wont come to karachi with MQM as powerful as today.

    its apparent a lot is about to transpire between dec- march.

    today a meeting took place btw zrada and kiyani.

    It may sound a little strange but MQM does seem a little cornered.

  37. #37 by tom on November 16, 2011 - 4:53 PM

    There are many questions which need to be answered

    in what capacity mirza has gone to UK

    what evidence he has?

    what sort of arrangement has transpired between scotland yard and mirza? it cant be devoid of state. tjhere are certain protocols.

    Hes addressing house of lords? WTF why? who is he?

    why members of parliament are with ihm. is it a delegation or they are with him to keep a tab on his activities.

  38. #38 by tom on November 16, 2011 - 5:17 PM

    So there was some taslk about beauty and buddhy.

    perhaps looks are deceptive. we might feel someone is young and beautiful ( youngsta beauty) but numbers may reveal something else.

    likewise, some people do beautrify as they age.

    check this out.

    http://www.foxnews.com/slideshow/entertainment/2011/06/11/theyre-age/?test=faces#slide=1

  39. #39 by JAVED A. KHAN on November 16, 2011 - 8:43 PM

    If it is true, then the Dutchess is also a ch2yum Sulphate to ask this question and that too from Miandad. Being a blue blood, a member of the aristrocratic royal family and that too from England, she should know a little bit about geography.

    Tony Greig once said, Miandad speaks only three words of English, “Yes, No and Curry.” Well that was in light humour. But, I saw interviews of Miandad, Inzamam and Basit Ali on TV i.e., when Pak were in West Indies and Miandad was the coach.

    Tony: Inzamam do you enjoy playing cricket?
    Inzi: Yes, I pelay kirkit, I injoy.

    Tony: Basit, some people say that you are a budding Javed Miandad, so what do you have to say about this?
    Basit Ali: Yes, Javed bhai is my eyedil, eye always ask him far hiz teep and he gave me teeps.

    Tony: Javed, Basit Ali was saying you give him tips, so what kinda tips you give him?
    Miandad: Aaaaaan, eye give him a teeps here and a teeps there and wherever and whenever he wants a teeps eye give him.

  40. #40 by tom on November 16, 2011 - 8:54 PM

    duchess just wanted to start a conversation, i suppose. as far as I see, its not common knowledge to know all countries from where all these lines pass. what one knows whether it passes through one’s country or not.

  41. #41 by JAVED A. KHAN on November 16, 2011 - 8:57 PM

    About ‘beauties and the buddhies’ some women grow gracefully and they are late bloomers, “Old age is the revenge of the ugly ones.” is a French proverb which Paulina Poritzkova used in one of her interviews. She is about 46 now, but when she was in her teens and early twenties she was one of the most beautiful women of all times. There a few pictures of her on this page:

    http://www.google.ca/imgres?imgurl=http://www.fanlistings.org/paulina_porizkova/images/wallpapers/paulina_porizkova_wp1.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.fanlistings.org/paulina_porizkova/wallpapers.html&h=600&w=800&sz=124&tbnid=GOI-7cJ1lEJxOM:&tbnh=90&tbnw=120&prev=/search%3Fq%3Dphotos%2Bof%2BPaulina%2BPorizkova%26tbm%3Disch%26tbo%3Du&zoom=1&q=photos+of+Paulina+Porizkova&docid=VQBtSFU-oZjN7M&hl=en&sa=X&ei=FyPETruAJYHu0gGal92gDw&ved=0CCwQ9QEwAw&dur=1279

  42. #42 by JAVED A. KHAN on November 16, 2011 - 9:04 PM

    Women get more depressed than men when growing old, for some reason it is very hard for some women to accept the reality. There are songs and shaiyeri on old age and beauty.

    Vaqt nay kiya, kya haseen situm
    tum rehay na tum, hum rehay na hum

    And:

    Mai nay poocha kya hoa vo aapka husn O shabaab
    Huss kay bolay vo sanam, shaan-e-khuda thee mai na thaa…..

    Its from that poem, yaar thaa dildaar tha, mai na thee….. Motto Abida Parveen nay issay gaya!

  43. #43 by tom on November 16, 2011 - 9:04 PM

    guys check out article about 100s.

    blogs.espncricinfo.com/itfigures/archives/2011/11/test_100s_everything_anyone_wa.php

  44. #45 by JAVED A. KHAN on November 16, 2011 - 9:16 PM

    tom

    This is a good comparison of players scoring hundreds in test matchs and Bradman is on the top of the list in almost all the categories and, in the average value of hundreds and that is why he is regarded as the greatest. Tendulkar is not even among the top 15 in this list. Zaheera is no. 2 after Don in this category. Little master Hanif has his own record in contributing hundreds by % of innings score. But, his world record still remains unbroken and i.e, scoring a triple hundred in the team’s second innings.

  45. #46 by JAVED A. KHAN on November 16, 2011 - 9:25 PM

    FLASH MOB AT DUBAI AIRPORT

    http://www.flixxy.com/dubai-airport-flash-mob.htm

    ALONE, you can dance spontaneously but, you cannot dance in a synchronized way spontaneously, so this is all pre-planned and cooked just like in one of the ads of Al-Ittihad airways Katrina Kaif danced at the Abu Dhabi airport and people joined her.

  46. #47 by tom on November 16, 2011 - 9:38 PM

    Jak
    we havnt heard KS’s perspective.lets see what are his views

  47. #48 by Aatma-hathya on November 16, 2011 - 11:02 PM

    Tom

    Here are my thoughts on that analysis.

    First, see Bradman’s picture. Can you see he looks quite stocky? Does this not reflect how different cricket was in that era? When your best batsman who has no rivals in that era is fat surely makes me wonder about the fitness standard of players. I can imagine bowlers not being able to bowl more 90mph and fielders probably not bothering to dive in the field. This argument can work for or against Tendulkar but I am just highlighting the very significant differences.

    I would always prefer quality over quantity. Tendulkar does not score huge hundreds. Is this such a great quality? Is it better to score a hundred every 6 innings or (say in Jayasuria’s case) to score it every 13 innings? I think scoring 100s consistently is a great quality. If someone scores 200 consistently that is a better quality.

    Some kinds of players may strike form less frequently and make big 100s because achieving this milestone does not come very often to them.

    Big hundreds is not such a big issue for me and I don’t rate this very highly. Imran Nazir made 160 odd in the WC 2007 I think and he was dropped 4 times on easy catches. Even if a batsman makes 200 and does not offer chances, I would still prefer someone to score 100s consistently rather than someone scoring 200 or 300 once in a blue moon. Of course if someone scores 200 consistently then that is even better but then you will end up with an average like Bradman’s and we know that no other batsman has achieved that.

    The other observation I have is that, I don’t understand why people don’t look at the whole picture and compare apples with apples and pears with pears. Laxman has a poor frequency of scoring 100s- once every 13 innings compared to SRT who scores 100s once every 6 innings. This goes in favour of SRT, but it is an unfair analysis because Laxman often bats at no 5 or no 6. In that position his main role is to absorb pressure and and perform rescue missions. When you are doing this you don’t focus on making big scores because attack is not your first priority. Prolific century makers like Bradman, SRT, Kallis and Ponting all bat around the no 3-no 5 region.

    As far as the next table goes, again there are problems. Good batsmen from weak batting teams (Hanif from the then Pakistan and Lara from modern day West Indies) will of course feature in this list but players like SRT will not. When you are batting along side the likes of Azharuddin, Ganguly, Dravid and Laxman for most of your career you don’t end up making 50% of your team’s runs. Inzamam who is one of the best match winning batsmen in the world, even does not feature on that list. Sehwag should of course be given credit here because when he scores 100 he does single handedly win a match but I would say he is an exception. The flip side of his batting is that he is inconsistent.

    I can analyse every table and provide my comments but as with the previous table that was provided, I am not very impressed with this analysis. It is a little like trying to glorify the obvious.

  48. #49 by Aatma-hathya on November 16, 2011 - 11:16 PM

    Tom

    If MQM is behind the killing of Imran Farooq then this needs to be exposed. This is probably the only issue that can truly crush MQM.

    However I am not impressed with the person who is waging this war against MQM and I also don’t understand how he can carry state documents around with him all over the world without being arrested? Either he is an agent of the state in which case he either has the President’s backing, or surely he is leaking state secrets or he has stolen state documents, in which case he should be charged with treason?

  49. #50 by Aatma-hathya on November 16, 2011 - 11:20 PM

    Tom

    With celebrities you can never tell their ages or real looks because the difference between someone who looks 25 and someone who looks 45 might just be the amount of make up they have used.

    I know that some celebrities look better as they age but they must all hide their wrinkles and marks using make up.

    If you take the example of Shah Rukh Khan, God forbid, without make up he looks horrific and a child can get scared by watching him. However with make up he is very handsome and very attractive to women.

  50. #51 by JAVED A. KHAN on November 17, 2011 - 5:41 AM

    khansahab

    your comment on the batsmen of that era (Dons time) you wrote their fitness standard and bowlers unable to bowl at 90 mph. OK, fine but even in this era there are fitness problems with certain players the world over especially in Pakistan we had, Actor, Inzi, Moyo, Kaneria, etc. If the bowlers had difficulty in bowling more than 90 mph but, then batsmen were also not equipped with batting gears such as shin guards, stomach guard, rib cage guard, thigh guard, chest guard, elbow guard and no helmet. Now, all the cricketing gears are of much superior quality than before, the pads then were very heavy and abdomen guard was very uncomfortable. Even the cricket bats of today are of much better quality than before. So, if you keep on comparing there is a huge list, about heavy leather shoes up to ankle which prevented them from running fast. Grounds were of sub-standard quality so who would dive? Today some good fielders wear knee pads and shin guards while fielding and even helmet when fielding in the close range. So, the comparison is useless. In fact it would work out in favour of Don.

    And certainly BIG hundreds means a lot, by that standard DON’s single hundreds would become 49 instead of 29 and on catches being dropped, you have cited Imran Nazir’s example that he was dropped 4 times, then Sehwag was also dropped 5 times in his 308 in Multan. Hussey was dropped 4 times by Kamran and once he did not run out him despite holding the ball in his gloves. But, these things are not mentioned in records.

    As regards Inzamam’s match winning innings and Tendulkar’s match losing hundreds, the reason is when Inzi scored hundred the players got inspiration and played well, whereas when Tendulkar got out, there was depression among the rest of the players “array Sachin bhai out ho gaya, ab kya?” So, when a player comes to bat with a negative mindset he is bound to fail. That is the difference I see between the two players when they score hundred. And, thist is the thing which worries a lot of people, how will the team India be able to lift their morale when Tendulkar will retire?

  51. #52 by JAVED A. KHAN on November 17, 2011 - 5:50 AM

    khansahab

    I agree that the make-up and airbrushing does improve the facial and make them look young, but they are not 24 hours in that state, so whenever they are seen without makeup and AB they are snapped and people compare the two facets of their personality. On SRK, someone commented that you need 200 grams of keema to fill up the potholes on his face. However, it is true that there are people who are known as Umar Chor, they do look younger than their age. They have a baby face and it is all genetic. The difference between Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Russian girls is. The former when they are 20 they still look like 15 whereas, a Russian girl if she is 15 she looks like 21. Besides genetics it is also a dietary issue.

    Even among the people of Frontier and the people of South India, it is the same issue that is persisting, they are shorter and look younger for a longer period of time whereas the Pathans look big even from the childhood and they age faster.

  52. #53 by Adnan Butt on November 17, 2011 - 7:00 AM

    I am simply surprised over the perception which media is building that Imran Khan’s popularity growing every day. Its not the case. They have a very corrupt grass root infrastructure of party. Every corrupt person from PML-Q is joining PTI. Imran Khan’s party is just evolving as another PML-Q. How can he bring change to the country ith the same old corrupt & rejected faces. PTI is becoming the bunch of rejected politicians. Apart from the induction of corrupt politician into PTI, Imran Khan’s own credibility is in doubt. The street voter has strong concerns over the ideology of imran khan regarding his islamic beliefs. Imran Khan’s popularity is nothing more than a myth. All the people who think IK is gaining decisive majority will be taken by surprise in the nest general elections.
    The street of Punjab is with PML-N overwhelmingly & Sardars of Blochistan are also with Nawaz Sharif. The baloon of IK’s popularity will burst very soon.

  53. #54 by Aatma-hathya on November 17, 2011 - 7:40 AM

    Javed A Khan

    I agree with you and I in fact mentioned myself that the argument contained in my first paragraph can work for and against modern day batsmen and more specifically Tendulkar. You have mentioned about pads and protective gear but someone can ask whether there was a need even for such equipment if bowlers were not able to bowl very fast.

    I only mentioned Imran Nazir because of his poor batting record, that an underachiever can also be made to look great and build huge scores if he is dropped but records won’t show this.

  54. #55 by Aatma-hathya on November 17, 2011 - 8:30 AM

    Adnan Butt

    The media’s job is to encourage change. Sometimes this agenda overtakes their responsibility to report the truth and get to the bottom of the truth.

    The media supported the lawyers’ movement against Musharraf and eventually it became a civilian movement and people from Punjab came out of their houses and asked Musharraf to go, although the public has never done this against Sharif or Zardari.
    So it was the media that really made Musharraf resign.

    Reportedly Imran Khan has convinced Shah Mahmood and this is so far his biggest victory. If he can stay diplomatic he will get MQM’s support and the Q League people join whoever is in office or is gaining popularity. So, it is not too difficult to imagine how he can muster a great deal of support.

    You only need to do a certain bit to make yourself get noticed. Once you are able to do that, the tides of change turn with you and you attract support like a magnet. Has Imran done enough to ensure the tides of change will turn in his favour?

    He might just have.

  55. #56 by tom on November 17, 2011 - 8:37 AM

    KS, Even today australians are stocky.likes of taylor,boon,warne etc but they are all fit. Regarding pace bowling quartet of lillie,thompson and west indian 4some of holding,garner,robertsetc is considered to be fastest. Pitches all over the world have flattened out and pitches like jamaica,perth, sydney have become batsman friendly plus pitches have become covered.hence there is a case of batting becoming easier.
    If u like at the other side of the equation, no player comes closer to Don even amongst his contemporaries. So even if batting was easier,no batsman came close to him. The average of a top class batsman is 50+ today and in don’s era 60. This at least proves that the way don dominated his era, no other batsman dominated his era. In other words, hes the king of the kings.
    If batting was very easy say till 1950-60, we would have at least 6 batsmen averaging 80ish. Perhaps we have to admit he was a genius. In a programme,deano said that don would have averaged 60 today. That is still higher than what other players are achieving today.

  56. #57 by tom on November 17, 2011 - 8:41 AM

    Ks, i agree media acts as a catalyst and provides impetus to a campaign. As things stand, immi has becm their favorte.

  57. #58 by Adnan Butt on November 17, 2011 - 10:33 AM

    Atma-Hathya
    I guess you simply ignored the Nawaz Sharif factor in Long March. Better correct yourself.. Media is not the king maker if it were so then Shiekh Rashid would have been a leader.
    PML-N vote bank in Punjab is decisive even if All the parties place combine candidate they can not win against PML-N & this Punjab factor has a momentum to sweep Blochistan & FATA areas and winner takes all. Balloon of IK’s popularity would burst very soon.

    You keep living in the world of fantasies, facts will take you back to the real world very soon.

  58. #59 by Adnan Butt on November 17, 2011 - 10:40 AM

    PTI is nothing but PML-Q part2. PTI expected candidates in the upcoming elections are all those who were with PML-Q & have become the symbol of hate in their constituencies. It has badly damaged IK’s repute. Actually PML-N supporter had a soft corner for Imran Khan but thinking that PML-N voter would go & vote for IK is simply living in fool’s paradise. Instead what has happened PML-N voter has started to hate IK & now they are getting vocal against him.
    All of those who idealize mr Khan, they must keep the margin of destructive defeat to PTI. Don’t go too high in the imagination.

  59. #60 by Aatma-hathya on November 17, 2011 - 10:52 AM

    Adnan Butt

    Well, if PTI is not forming the majority government in the next election, neither is N League.

    Elections are just over a year away now and the victorious set up with either be PPP/Q League/MQM or PTI and coalition of like minded parties.

    N League is losing popularity quickly- unfortunately they have not been able to prove that they are doing a better job in Punjab than what PPP is doing at the federal level. They have not been able to control corruption, healthcare and general lawlessness and the public is getting fed up of them. Plus revelations about the personal lifestyles of members of the Sharif family are not helping.

    N League has nearly zero impact anywhere other than their core support in northern, central and eastern Punjab.

    You are living in a fantasy sir, if you believe that N League will get more votes next election than they did in the previous election. People who are upset with PPP and Q League are joining Imran.

  60. #61 by Aatma-hathya on November 17, 2011 - 10:54 AM

    Adnan Butt

    Nawaz Sharif has been chanting slogans against Zardari for months now and also threatening long marches. But, the media is not responding very positively and that is why there is no significant impetus to Sharif’s ambitions.

  61. #62 by Aatma-hathya on November 17, 2011 - 11:05 AM

    Tom

    You are almost forcing me to accept that Bradman is the best batsman of all time.

    I am not going to accept it because I have not seen him bat (neither have you) and I don’t want to go into ifs and buts.

    If ABC was the case then XYZ would have been the outcome and bla bla bla.

    Rather than go through the headache of ifs and buts I am just happy to say that Bradman MIGHT be or is LIKELY to be the best batsman.

    If you have seen Viv Richards bat (I have not) and you want to say he is the best batsman of all time then I can argue with that.

  62. #63 by Aysha Nasir on November 17, 2011 - 11:06 AM

    All signs indicate that Imran Khan does not want early elections ; he wants expansion of his support that is why, he will surely wait for the completion of tenure by the present government. Thus despite being very harsh critic of the corruption and incompetency of the existing government, he will not make any effort to topple this government for obvious reasons. What does this signify? Does he …want this government to continue making huge corruption for next one and half year as well? Is he preferring the expansion in his popularity to the real interest of this unfortunate country? Then why does he criticize the opposition for giving time to this government despite doing the same ? Isnt it a mockery of his own stance against the opposition? Is he ready to share the responsibility for continuity of massive corruption, rising death-toll in war against terror? What stopes him from taking right action against this evil regime right now? We want clarification from him.

  63. #64 by Aatma-hathya on November 17, 2011 - 11:14 AM

    LOL what is going on here.

    We are getting so many anti Imran people.

    First Adnan Butt and then Aysha Nasir.

    Maybe someone needs to advise Imran that he is not as popular as he thinks…………

  64. #65 by Adnan Butt on November 17, 2011 - 11:17 AM

    Atma Hathya..
    All those people are joining IK who are the blue eyes guys of establishment & are the symbol of hate in their respective constituencies. Imran Khan chrisma is not string enough to win them seats. PML-N vote bank is in tact & it has shown postive signs from feb 2011 to June 2011 in gallop Polls (raised from 38% voter to 41% voter). This thing also reflected in By elections as well. Its just a media balloon. You are not aware of Nawaz Sharif’s street power. You do not have the idea of level of optimism of Muslim League voter about Nawaz Sharif. Nawaz Sharif charisma can win the seat even for a very notorious person, people will vote for PML-N & this momentum in Punjab will help PML-N attract the Sardars of Bloshistan, majority of them all ready with PML-N & the winner takes all. IK’s popularity is a wave & a wave is always sinusoidal.
    Better come back to the real world so that you don;t face any problem over the results of upcoming general elections.

  65. #66 by Ibrar Frook on November 17, 2011 - 11:21 AM

    IK is not going to win look at the support for N league in punjab and blochastan. i dont think so even ppp is winning from these area. mqm is party of loser and ghaddar and they are alone in politics now zulfqar mirza is in london and provide evidence against mqm. totally i am agree with adnan butt street power is with PML N and they are making big impact.

  66. #67 by Aatma-hathya on November 17, 2011 - 11:23 AM

    Adnan Butt

    Bhai calm down.

    I am “ghair jaanibdaar”.

    Punjab can vote for N League but I am basically anti corruption and anti feudalism. So whoever comes in power I would like them to follow that agenda.

  67. #68 by Adnan Butt on November 17, 2011 - 11:23 AM

    Atma hathya
    Almost 95% of PTI supporters are vocal whereas 99.999999% supporters of PML-N are silent. But now they are also retaliating. Even if a fractional percentage of PML-N gets vocal, they will heavily out number PTI on every forum of social media. So DO NOT live in fool’s paradise about the mass support for IK.

  68. #69 by Aatma-hathya on November 17, 2011 - 11:24 AM

    Ibrar

    Let us see what happens in next elections.

    Who knows- a lot of us may be surprised?

  69. #70 by tom on November 17, 2011 - 11:54 AM

    KS
    hehehe….
    Ur stance about best batsman has undergone major change.
    Since i joined the blog,there has been a shift in ur views and frankly even i feel that our understanding of batsmanship has changed for better. It has been a good learning curve.
    Im satanic by nature-i lure rather than use force.(hehe..)
    dont worry man,my pratna is wth sardard 2 get that senkdra. Ur crowded by anti immi people,enjoy!
    Seu lete:-)

  70. #71 by Aatma-hathya on November 17, 2011 - 1:01 PM

    Tom

    My stance has not changed at all.

    I have clarified my views but not changed them.

    I don’t know how you rated SRT before you joined this blog but you have accepted that he is amongst the best batsmen of all time and you also indicated that he is the second best after Bradman.

    But, too bad Bradman is not even on my list of the best batsmen for reasons already told 😉

  71. #72 by Aatma-hathya on November 17, 2011 - 1:03 PM

    Tom

    Imran is being criticised and you are not reacting?!

    You ought to say something to the new anti Imran brigade.

  72. #73 by Aatma-hathya on November 17, 2011 - 1:04 PM

    Adnan

    I don’t think most supporters of N League are educated enough to appear on social media.

    If you look at the likes of Hanif Abbasi, Khwaja Asaf, Saad Rafique etc, they don’t appear to be a very sophisticated and refined lot.

  73. #74 by Aatma-hathya on November 17, 2011 - 1:14 PM

    Rahat Quddusi joins PTI

    ISLAMABAD – Renowned educationist and former advisor to chief minister Punjab Pirzada Rahat Quddusi has joined Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI).

  74. #75 by Aatma-hathya on November 17, 2011 - 1:15 PM

    Imran Khan best of the lot: Musharraf

    “He means what he says. Maybe, although at times, one sees some variations in statements but, however, I think he means well. He is a patriotic man. So, since he has not been tested, he is, out of the lot, the best of the lot to be given a chance,” said Musharraf.
    “Unless we break this political status quo and create another political alternative, I think Pakistan will continue on this downward trend as we are going,” Musharraf said.

  75. #76 by Aatma-hathya on November 17, 2011 - 1:15 PM

    Pakistan’s ex Squash world champion joins Imran Khan

    Peshawar: Pakistan’s former Squash world Champion Qamar Zaman has joined Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI).

    He was born in 1952, in Quetta, Zaman is a former squash player. He was one of the leading players in the game in the 1970s and 1980s. His biggest triumph was winning the British Open in 1975.

  76. #77 by Aatma-hathya on November 17, 2011 - 1:18 PM

    More disgruntled PPP workers may join PTI

    ISLAMABAD: PPP (Sherpao) President and former interior minister Aftab Ahmad Khan Sherpao has hinted at more politicians and workers joining Imran Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) in coming weeks and months.

  77. #78 by Aatma-hathya on November 17, 2011 - 1:19 PM

    ‘Several bigwigs to join PTI’

    LONDON – UK-based leaders of various political parties have made their minds to join the ranks of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI). PTI UK Leader Zeeshan Wahab told Pakistan Today that prominent members of the ruling PPP and PML-N were in contact with Rabia Zia, party’s UK coordinator, and they would formally join the PTI during the visit of Imran Khan to the UK in the first week of December. PTI UK chapter is also organising public meetings in various cities of the UK that would be addressed by Imran Khan.

  78. #79 by Aatma-hathya on November 17, 2011 - 1:20 PM

    Adnan

    These news references I have pasted have only emerged in the past 24 hours.

    Is this the change and revolution Imran is talking about?

  79. #80 by Mateen on November 17, 2011 - 1:56 PM

    How will khan bring change when all he has got with him, the scrap of other parties?? and how can he bring change when he’s doing all what conventional politicians do?? rather he’s a step ahead, as he’s never shy of talking lies! plus, he’s getting all the support from agencies…

  80. #81 by JAVED A. KHAN on November 17, 2011 - 2:34 PM

    Mateen, you are great, bakaoz you are a vary wail inform Man.

  81. #82 by JAVED A. KHAN on November 17, 2011 - 2:54 PM

    Aysha Nasir

    Talking about toppling a government is easier said than done. Even for the Army it is not easy to come and say “Coup” in Zardari’s ear. In fact it is extremely impossible for the Army to take over which has all the resources to control the country, whereas Imran Khan is only a politician and that too a novice. He is gaining popularity but that does not mean he will win a majority of the seats, we have not said this on the blog. We have been criticizing him in the past that his party is a one man show. Now, that he is using his grey matter and deflating his ego by asking Shah Mahmood Qureshi and a few others to join his party, it is a good move, it shows that he is learning to become a leader rather than be a dictator. We have also aired our concerns in this thread that Imran is popular only in big cities and we have also analyzed the number of votes or seats he may get from Urban areas and what he should do to get votes from rural areas? We have hinted the policy/strategy that was used by M. A. Jinnah and if he follows that principle his chances of getting more votes will increase. (pls. read the thread again, i.e., in case you have missed that paragraph)

    And, those who think Nawaz Sharif’s party or PML N will come in power are day dreaming or they are those people who cannot think beyond their region and regionalism has ruined Pakistan in the past. The one nation theory has remained just like a dream that will never be accomplished, in fact the results are nightmarish and Pakistan at the moment is not only in turmoil but on the verge of breaking apart. And, who told you or from where did you get this idea that Imran Khan wants to prolong the elections? If you consider it as a mockery against the opposition, I would say it is a travesty of justice in the country where, the ruling party and even the opposition like PML N and the Paindoo Justice Chaudhry who is only a rubber stamp are hiding behind each other and allowing Zardari to do Munn Maani. This is more serious than what you think about Imran Khan is doing. In fact he is more vocal than anyone in asking the USA to stop this war in the name of terrorism. Whereas, the ruling party is doing nothing. Even the Musharraf govt. did not allow the US to attack the so-called terrorist on Pakistan soil. Check the stats of how many Drone attacks have taken since Zardari took over and you will know the truth.

  82. #83 by JAVED A. KHAN on November 17, 2011 - 3:04 PM

    Adnan

    Wasn’t it Nawaz who silently published and distributed a pamphet titled, ” JAAG PUNJABI JAAG” ? So, when he is silent he does something real stinking things and when he is vocal he can threat the people. If Nawaz Shareef says he is “AWAAM KA LEADER” Awam has elected him, why can’t he win a single seat in Karachi or PK? Basically he is a regional leader and instigate people to promote regionalism and jingoism. And, why is he silent against Zardari’s corruption? Because, he wants him to complete his tenure of 5 years and then, IF and WHEN his party will come into power he will tell them, you do what we have done while you were in power. So, its like you scratch my back, I scratch yours.

    Imran Khan may be politically immature against these crooked politicians who are basically chore, luteray and daku, but Imran Khan is at least honest and much more educated than these paindoos. Zardari cannot spell God, he writes Gaod and for strength he writes strent…… he pronounces “chay-Oss” for Chaos so his speech is written in phonetics “K-Oss” and he reads Chaos. Nawaz Shareef keeps saying, “I AM AGREE” yani MAI MUTTAFIQ HOON. Gillani goes to the US and in front of the media he says, We have hand picked terrorists, what he meant was handful of terrorists. Kahan, Kahaan say Kaisay Kaisay Paindoo agaye hain aur inhe sharam bhee nahee aati. On top of that each one of them has made BILLIONS OF DOLLARS through corruption.

  83. #84 by JAVED A. KHAN on November 17, 2011 - 3:10 PM

    Mateen

    Do you think Shah Mahmood Qureshi is a scrap of other parties? The biggest scrap of PPP is ZARDARI, Gillani, Rahman Malak and that Mujj Firdaus AShaq Awan and they are close to Zardari’s butt. Mian Sahab is also surrounded by scrap instead of dumping them in al-ittihad foundary he is keeping them next to him. And what agencies are you talking about? Do you have any top secret information that you are not revealing us?

  84. #85 by JAVED A. KHAN on November 17, 2011 - 3:17 PM

    Adnan Butt

    This is very interesting for you to know: “University of New Hampshire scientist is trying to determine what causes sex reversals among black sea bass and how to prevent it. In the wild, black sea bass are born as females and turn into males at around 2 to 5 years old,” Berlinsky said, but the sex change occurs more quickly in captivity.

    Just wanted to know if this happened during captivity or wilderness? 😀

    Ps

    Sorry I was going to ask this from Aysha Nasir but wrongly addressing it to you.

  85. #86 by tom on November 17, 2011 - 3:55 PM

    Hi Ks
    i dont need to defend the 2 dons. U said he might be the best- thats enough.
    IK ko to sharf mil he chuka hae,ab kya dar (hehe..)
    Btw,guys chk out geo website. Vinod kambli says that 96wc semi btw India and SL WAS FIXED.

  86. #87 by Aatma-hathya on November 17, 2011 - 3:58 PM

    Tom

    This is the news, so far I have seen 5 news sources for this news but one of them is saying that Kambli says the match “might have been” fixed.

    1996 WC semi-final was fixed: Kambli

    Former Indian batsman Vinod Kambli has alleged that the 1996 World Cup semi-final between India and Sri Lanka was fixed, a private TV channel on Thursday.
    Kambli who was an important part of the 1996 World Cup squad made this claim on an Indian news channel.
    Kambli said he was shocked at the Indian decision to field first in the semi-final because the pitch was ideal for batting.
    The Indian side which lost the semi-final to Sri Lanka was captained by Mohammed Azharuddin who was forced to retire later in his career because of his involvement in a match-fixing scandal.

  87. #88 by Aatma-hathya on November 17, 2011 - 4:01 PM

    24 former PML-Q parliamentarians, nazims join PTI

    LAHORE: At least two dozen former Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q) MPAs, MNAs and nazims announced they were joining the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) on Thursday.

  88. #89 by Aatma-hathya on November 17, 2011 - 4:06 PM

    ‘Never give up attitude’ is secret to success, says Taufiq

    ISLAMABD: Pakistan opener Taufiq Umar says that his ‘never give up attitude’ is the secret of his recent success in Test cricket. Taufiq, who was dropped from the Test side for four years between 2006 and 2010 and it seemed that the selectors had forgotten about him, now has established himself as an integral part of the Pakistan team. Taufiq, 30, has not only finished the recently held series against Sri Lanka as a top scorer by scoring 324 runs but also as the country’s second prolific scorer this year after captain Misbahul Haq with 624 runs.

  89. #90 by Aatma-hathya on November 17, 2011 - 4:08 PM

    IF THIS IS SUCCESS WHAT IS FAILURE?

    Success of Khan a dilemma for PCB

    Dubai: Pakistan’s fine form under the stewardship of interim coach Mohsin Khan in the series against Sri Lanka has put the country’s board in a dilemma.

    Khan, who is also chief selector, was appointed by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for the UAE series following Waqar Younis’ departure after the Zimbabwe tour.

    It is understood the committee formed to find a new coach have recommended a few foreign names.

    Meanwhile, Khan has won the hearts of the players through his methodical and no-nonsense approach. He has also gelled well with captain Misbah-ul-Haq to produce good results.

  90. #91 by tom on November 17, 2011 - 4:09 PM

    KS
    THIS MAN IS WINNING!
    Unless something very drastic happens, i see PPP and pml n routed.

  91. #92 by Aatma-hathya on November 17, 2011 - 4:12 PM

    Tom

    The way people are joining him, it’s no joke.

    It took utter disaster and brink of disintegration for Pakistani people to join someone honest.

    He just needs to make some inroads in KP and get MQM to support him. There you have your majority because it seems like Punjab is waking up and supporting him.

  92. #93 by tom on November 17, 2011 - 4:17 PM

    KS
    He may be honest, but can he deliver?
    Or its just poetic depiction of a beauty queen who makes people shreik once makeup is gone?
    Anyway,right now people want change!

  93. #94 by Aatma-hathya on November 17, 2011 - 4:20 PM

    Tom

    I think a group of monkeys can deliver better than the current government.

    What about rigging? Will PPP and N League rig polls?

  94. #95 by tom on November 17, 2011 - 4:24 PM

    Ks, hell make inroads in rural sind and rural punjab via SMQ. SMQ is not coming to ghotki (town near sukkur) for just a speech. He has strong seraiki following and from sukkur to rural punjab, there is a lot to gain.
    About MQM, Things are looking muddled. PPP minster Memon who was with zulf in london said that zulf acted on his own and party is not involved.BS!
    Im surprisd at mqm’s semi muted response. Somethng is happening behind the scenes.

  95. #96 by tom on November 17, 2011 - 4:27 PM

    Yeah,monkeys r better than this shit.
    There will be rigging on certain seats but wont affect overall result.

  96. #97 by Aatma-hathya on November 17, 2011 - 4:28 PM

  97. #98 by tom on November 17, 2011 - 4:38 PM

    KS
    Child abuse is common amongst clerics in pakistan but rarely they get punishd due to inadequate legal system and uneasiness of victim and their families

  98. #99 by JAVED A. KHAN on November 17, 2011 - 6:18 PM

    Child abuse and paedophila is common in many Western and South American countries especially among the clergy but it is seldom reported or the news is so brief and so small that no one pays much attention. So khansahab don’t worry, Go to Murree, sit on the grass haree haree and eat chicken curry! 😀

    Those party workers who are joining Imran now are showing “Bhair Chaal” is a reality.

  99. #100 by JAVED A. KHAN on November 17, 2011 - 6:22 PM

    So Taufiq Umar was keeping secrets and now revealing them? Wow, we do have magicians among the Pakistani cricket team, they play wonders. Ek double century baad may zero aur under ten scores and you are the second highest run getter in the series Wah, Lux kya scene hai?

    Aur Missy baby ki tou baat he aur hai, Tibet eSnow laga ker unka rung aur gora ho gaya! CupTaani nay unki persanalilly-tea may 4 1/2 chaand laga diyeh.

  100. #101 by tom on November 17, 2011 - 6:26 PM

    hussein haqqani trouble and things dont look so rosy between govt and army.

    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2011/11/17/memo-controversy-could-cost-us-top-advocate-in-pakistani-government/

  101. #102 by JAVED A. KHAN on November 17, 2011 - 6:38 PM

    I think that the appointment of Haqqani as the top Pakistani in the US itself is a big blunder, that man seems to have a dubious character from the beginning and he has become so important that no one can remove him from there. This is Tarkaris weakness, bakaoz he is just a puppet himself.

  102. #103 by JAVED A. KHAN on November 17, 2011 - 6:41 PM

    ha ha so the Mountain is going to Muhammad now? Zardari vo hai jo waqt paray tou Gadhay ko bhee baap bana lay.

    President Zardari assured MQM that grievances will be dealt with: Ghauri
    Updated at: 1655 PST, Thursday, November 17, 2011

    ISLAMABAD: President Asif Ali Zardari has assured the MQM that strict action will be taken against those violating PPP party policy.Speaking to Geo News, MQM leader Babar Ghauri said this assurance was made during the meeting between his party representatives and President Zardari.Ghauri said that during the meeting President Zardari spoke with MQM chief Altaf Hussain over the telephone and said that MQM’s grievances would be addressed………….

  103. #104 by JAVED A. KHAN on November 17, 2011 - 6:45 PM

    We will learn from our past mistakes………… Missy Baba

    How many times we have heard/read this template from the losing Pakistani captains?

    Malik used to say this everytime and now he is Sania’s Ball Boy!

  104. #105 by tom on November 17, 2011 - 6:45 PM

    Another waqqa special

    Shafiq gets hit in the private regions, and makes it look like he got hit on the arms. Simon Taufel is not impressed. Waqar’s reaction to this:

    “He’s showing his arms, but he got hit in the balls!

  105. #106 by JAVED A. KHAN on November 17, 2011 - 6:53 PM

    Waqar must be related to my school’s PE teacher, his bloopers are also great; Like once during a mass drill practice for the school day function, he was standing on a higher ground and started to show his fingers to one of the many students who were there, obviously no on understood who he is pointing at? He came down and slapped a boy on his head and said, ‘you idiot from that time I am fingering you and you aren’t paying any attention.”

    The other one was: Our school wicketkeeper’s finger got injured during a match and the next day he was seen in the school with a bandage on his finger and the headmaster asked what happened? The PE teacher wanted to be the first and said, “cricket match, high catch, unglee patch.”

    At the school cafeteria his friends ordered coffee, the other said, me too and he said “me three.”

  106. #107 by JAVED A. KHAN on November 18, 2011 - 1:44 AM

    Vinod Kambli and Sachin Tendulkar were schoolmates and they started playing togather and created records. Tendulkar is still playing for India, whereas Kambli retired ages ago. Here is a photo of Kambli, look at him he looks like Tendulkar’s DAD.

    http://www.geo.tv/11-17-2011/88967.htm

  107. #108 by Aatma-hathya on November 18, 2011 - 7:35 AM

    100 is just a number: Sachin Tendulkar

    A fairy tale situation awaits Sachin Tendulkar: Completing his 100th international century in Tuesday’s Test against the West Indies on his home turf — the Wankhede Stadium. There is enough reason to believe that the next Test being held in Mumbai will add more pressure on Tendulkar to achieve the milestone, imminent since the World Cup earlier this year. But the master batsman did not show any trace of anxiety when he spoke to MiD DAY here in Kolkata where India beat West Indies in the second Test inside four days.

    “I am not thinking about that. I feel it (100 hundreds) is just a number. I am thinking about playing good cricket. I am enjoying my game,” said Tendulkar, who missed out on the milestone by 26 runs in the second innings of the opening Test in Delhi. In Kolkata, he was dismissed for 38 in India’s only innings.

    “I know everyone’s talking and thinking about my 100th century. I want to be relaxed and let cricket decide its own course. I am not rushing into anything; just concentrating my normal game.” International cricket’s senior-most player cannot understand the hype surrounding his 100th international century, a major feat notwithstanding. “I’m under no pressure, but I want to say something: When I got my 90th international century, nobody said anything. Even before my 99th century, nobody said anything, so why now? I don’t understand,” he emphasised.

    However, Tendulkar has scored one Test hundred in his eight Tests at Wankhede — 148 against Sri Lanka (December 1997). During the Kolkata Test, he completed 22 years of international cricket — an unprecedented feat because he has never had a long break in the game. The 22-year completion brought a smile to his face. “It’s a wonderful feeling. It gives me immense pleasure and terrific satisfaction that I’ve been able to serve my country for such a long time! This feeling I can’t express in any language,” he said.

  108. #109 by tom on November 18, 2011 - 7:52 AM

    Hi KS
    U said that he’s amongst the top ten scorers in 2011. I checked yesterday,he aint. There is so much anticipation regarding this record.
    Anyway, hel play until he gets it. Lets see when he gets there

  109. #110 by JAVED A. KHAN on November 18, 2011 - 7:56 AM

    If 100 is just a number then hang your boots, retire from cricket and KICK THE BUCKET ~~ 😀

  110. #111 by Aatma-hathya on November 18, 2011 - 7:59 AM

    Tom

    He was the 10 highest scorer at the end of the England tour. When I introduced this stat I did mention that.

  111. #112 by JAVED A. KHAN on November 18, 2011 - 8:00 AM

    For khansahab it is early morning and for others it is probably afternoon and for me it is 3:00 a.m. if I go and hit the sack, I won’t be able to get up on time to watch the 3rd ODI, which I predict is yet another demise for Misbah. So, I better go and sleep.

  112. #113 by tom on November 18, 2011 - 8:24 AM

    KS

    to bacha ki performance girti ja rahi hae aur khud kahta hae ke yeh ek senkdra hi to hae. kyu sendkrey ke lye team ko bakra bana rahey ho. sachin bhai! ab tum khud kahdo mein test chodr raha hun takey koi naya tendakular aye. one day khelo, wahi senkdra mar lena ( hhheee.)

  113. #114 by tom on November 18, 2011 - 8:25 AM

    Don dada ko bhi sirf 4 run kartne they 100 ki avg ke lye, par dheet na banbey aur retire hogae. 🙂

  114. #115 by tom on November 18, 2011 - 8:27 AM

    KS

    aap ki firasat ka taqaaza hae ke sachin ko samjhgae senkdra odi mein ban jaega; test ckt mein naya player akar set honey mein time lagta hae. mein bharti team ka bohut khairkhawaaaaaa….r hun ( heehee..)

  115. #116 by tom on November 18, 2011 - 8:28 AM

    Par agar wankhede mein senkghra ban gaya to aap hame bakra bana kar hi chodre gay 😦

  116. #117 by Aatma-hathya on November 18, 2011 - 8:44 AM

    Tom

    Shayad Don dada motapay ki waja sey woh ak Test nahi khel sakay

  117. #118 by tom on November 18, 2011 - 9:26 AM

    Aur munna abhi tak selector ke ch2ape ke waja se khel raha hae
    arz kya hae
    chanda hamara senkdre kare
    record todre aur runsey baney
    climax, na na climax,career ka climax :O

  118. #119 by tom on November 18, 2011 - 9:37 AM

    Aaj kisey jeta rahe hain?
    Youngsta beauty ko

  119. #120 by tom on November 18, 2011 - 10:10 AM

  120. #121 by tom on November 18, 2011 - 10:12 AM

    KS

    australia butchering SA

    145-0

  121. #122 by Aatma-hathya on November 18, 2011 - 10:33 AM

    Tom

    This Z Mirza resolution is BS.

    He will do what he wants because he is close to Zardari. The public will support him because people hate MQM.

  122. #123 by Aatma-hathya on November 18, 2011 - 10:35 AM

    Tom

    Yeah, it shows Australia still have some mettle in Tests.

    As we keep saying, the difference between the top 4 teams is very little.

    But the difference between teams ranked 5-8 is fairly substantial.

    Pakistan is better than current Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka is better than West Indies, West Indies is better than Bangladesh etc.

  123. #124 by Aatma-hathya on November 18, 2011 - 10:36 AM

    FINALLY Misbah wins the toss. Pakistan are batting.

  124. #125 by Aatma-hathya on November 18, 2011 - 10:39 AM

    Pitch will be slow and it won’t be easy according to the pitch report.

  125. #126 by Aatma-hathya on November 18, 2011 - 10:40 AM

    Sanath Jayasuria providing his expert view on new bowling rules.

    Pathetic commentator.

  126. #127 by Aatma-hathya on November 18, 2011 - 10:43 AM

    “Team management really giving me a lots of a confidence”: Mohammad Hafeez

  127. #128 by Aatma-hathya on November 18, 2011 - 10:45 AM

    Tom

    Y Beauty aaj mera khayal hai 40 runs bhi nahi karey ga.

  128. #129 by Aatma-hathya on November 18, 2011 - 10:55 AM

    Death anniversary of PCB Chief’s father observed

    LAHORE (PR) – The 28th death anniversary of Chaudhry Muhammad Ashraf, former Senator Sindh as well as renowned industrialist and founder of Ashraf Group of Industries was held with solemnity. Late Ch Ashraf was father of Chaudhry Muhammad Zaka Ashraf, Chairman Pakistan Cricket Board and former President/Chief Executive Officer Zarai Traqiati Bank Limited. A large number of civil officials, politicians, farmers, elected representatives, local bodies members, Nazims, members National and Provincial Assemblies and journalists from Sindh and Punjab attended the death anniversary.

  129. #130 by Aatma-hathya on November 18, 2011 - 10:56 AM

    Cricket: Ashraf receives cold shoulder from BCCI

    KARACHI: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Zaka Ashraf’s attempt at immediate revival of bilateral series against India has met with an indifferent response from officials on the other side of the border.

    While Ashraf continued to show his desperation, an official of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) said the revival could not take place overnight and a meeting was yet to be held on the issue.

    “We can’t confirm anything in this regard,” a BCCI official told The Express Tribune on condition of anonymity. “The top management is yet to hold a discussion with the PCB chairman and saying anything will be premature. There’s been no development and we won’t be making hasty decisions.”

  130. #131 by Aatma-hathya on November 18, 2011 - 11:01 AM

    Crash!

    Farhat dispatches the ball to the cover boundary.

    What a player.

  131. #132 by Aatma-hathya on November 18, 2011 - 11:16 AM

    Hafeez offers a chance.

  132. #133 by Aatma-hathya on November 18, 2011 - 11:19 AM

    Every scoring shot by Farhat has been due to the ball wide outside off or on his pads.

  133. #134 by Aatma-hathya on November 18, 2011 - 11:25 AM

    SL putting the brakes on Hafeez.

    The bowling to Hafeez has been good.

    Farhat has just benefited from receiving poor line balls.

  134. #135 by Aatma-hathya on November 18, 2011 - 11:29 AM

    Haha

    Farhat gets hit on the helmet.

  135. #136 by tom on November 18, 2011 - 11:36 AM

    That was crispy from farhat… A serious crisp!

  136. #137 by Aatma-hathya on November 18, 2011 - 11:37 AM

    Tom

    I think Farhat had the milk this morning. It’s useful.

  137. #138 by Aatma-hathya on November 18, 2011 - 11:46 AM

    “Sri Lankans are here to support Sri Lankans”: Sanath Jayasuria

    Duh. Talk about stating the obvious.

  138. #139 by Aatma-hathya on November 18, 2011 - 12:02 PM

    “It was a tough going for the fast bowlers”: Waqqa

  139. #140 by tom on November 18, 2011 - 12:07 PM

    KS

    THERE IS A CONTEST BTW WAQR & JAYSURIA FOR BEST COMMENTATR.;-(

  140. #141 by Aatma-hathya on November 18, 2011 - 12:11 PM

    Tom

    Waqqa will win easily.

  141. #142 by Aatma-hathya on November 18, 2011 - 12:12 PM

    This man Waqqa, he is not a good bowler and not a good batsman but the only reason he is a keep in the commentary box is because of his fielding.

  142. #143 by tom on November 18, 2011 - 12:20 PM

    KS

    ponting gone 4 duck. End of a great?

  143. #144 by tom on November 18, 2011 - 1:44 PM

    KS

    CAPT STODGE IS HERE

    victory for forces of swiftness

    haha..,

  144. #145 by tom on November 18, 2011 - 2:20 PM

    afridi ki batting expire ho gae hae

  145. #146 by Aatma-hathya on November 18, 2011 - 2:32 PM

    Poor show by Pakistan after the openers gave a good start.

    Misbah and U Akmal will be disappointed with their batting performance.

    Pakistan expect their keeper to bat too since their batting is pathetic so disappointing stuff from Sarfraz.

    A good team would never have wasted such a start but this is what happens when the players are not playing for the team and for the country.

  146. #147 by tom on November 18, 2011 - 2:34 PM

    ks

    u said akmal sill flop

    misbah disappointed

    younis is the only player who looks dedicated.

  147. #148 by tom on November 18, 2011 - 2:38 PM

    KS

    following test match?

    SA fight back after aussie domination

  148. #149 by Aatma-hathya on November 18, 2011 - 2:43 PM

    Tom

    Hafeez earned every run and he planned his innings well. He had about 30 runs from 60 balls but then he accelerated.

    Farhat made most runs by hitting shots on really bad balls so I won’t give him credit.

    Misbah should have played more swiftly and as usual he used the slow approach.

    Yeah, only Younis looked dedicated.

    This is just a demonstration of this defeatist and negative psyche Pakistan team has which came with mediocre players.

  149. #150 by tom on November 18, 2011 - 2:44 PM

    After such a great start, one expects a side to at least post 280-290. still a fighting total and If bowlers and fielders do their bit, i think a 20-30 run margin for pakistan.

  150. #151 by Aatma-hathya on November 18, 2011 - 2:46 PM

    Tom

    I noticed the Australian score.

    There are constant flip flops with Australia these days. Are they becoming the new Pakistan?

    One innings they are brilliant, next innings they are pathetic.

  151. #152 by Aatma-hathya on November 18, 2011 - 2:49 PM

    Tom

    I agree the score is very defendable because most SL batsmen are out of form. But when the openers have made the job easy for the middle order batsmen to keep ticking the score board why did Misbah and Razzaq play so slowly?

  152. #153 by Aatma-hathya on November 18, 2011 - 2:50 PM

    Tom

    Who is your “innings ka mujrim”?

  153. #154 by tom on November 18, 2011 - 2:51 PM

    KS

    misbaah is slowwwwww…… Hes a misfit in odi squaddd…

    and i dont think it was wise to send razzakkkkkk………

    razakkk………..looks a little spentttt………

    afridi has forgotten how to batt………..

    with him, its 20-25 in 15 balls and jobbbbbbbbb doneeee….

  154. #155 by tom on November 18, 2011 - 2:52 PM

    stodge, razakk, and to a lesser extent afridi…

    u akmal played fine last match so his failure is excusable

  155. #156 by Aatma-hathya on November 18, 2011 - 2:58 PM

    Tom

    In the WC and shortly after most people wanted Razzaq to bat at no 3. I don’t think that decision was wrong, but I don’t see what reason could have been to send Razzaq other than for him to attack.

    You think Misbah is fit for Tests? Just clarifying because you said he isn’t fit for ODI.

    Afridi is a bowling all rounder so his batting is a bonus. I lost faith in his batting about 10 years ago. His job is to regularly pick wickets and keep the run rate down (which he does anyway by picking up wickets). He is still one of the better fielders. So, I won’t sweat about his batting like I don’t sweat about Sarfraz’s batting because his job is to keep wickets well.

    Younis, Misbah, Beauty and Razzaq are the main batsman as far as I am concerned.

  156. #157 by tom on November 18, 2011 - 2:59 PM

    its not only haqqani, zardari may also land into trouble

    http://www.dawn.com/2011/11/18/memogate-scandal-reveals-civil-military-splits.html

  157. #158 by tom on November 18, 2011 - 3:02 PM

    KS

    misbaaah is not fit for ckt. period!

    afgridi has potential as a batter alogwith a bowler. so if you perform below your potential, you are bound to be queried. i think he comes w/o any plan to bat. he should try to plan his innings. look at gilly and jayasuria; they were hitters but they planned their innings.

    so when you have such a composition, youll get such results.

  158. #159 by Aatma-hathya on November 18, 2011 - 3:51 PM

    Tom

    Jayasuria, Sehwag or Gilchrist should be categorised as “hitters” whereas Afridi is more like a “slogger”.

    If he connects it will go for 4 or 6 but otherwise he will get out. I can’t remember any other players like this but he definitely does not have the potential of players like Jayasuria or Flintoff. I think he is in a different category but if you want him to be included in the same category I will not blame you.

    He makes 25 runs on average and that is OK for someone who is good with the ball and in fielding.

  159. #160 by Aatma-hathya on November 18, 2011 - 3:54 PM

    Tom

    The military establishment knows that Zardari is scared of them and they also know that this government is a failure. They had to give this government a chance and they have waited patiently.

    However I don’t think the senior military leadership has ambition to rule the country. They will probably aim to ensure that the next elections are free and fair but that is probably how far they will go in current circumstances.

  160. #161 by Aatma-hathya on November 18, 2011 - 3:57 PM

    Fast bowlers not taking wickets now. Pakistan will probably rely on Afridi and Ajmal to make breakthroughs.

    LOL Y Beauty dives in vain.

  161. #162 by tom on November 18, 2011 - 3:58 PM

    Gul has taken a wkt but hes been expensive.
    Dilshan is playng wth intent,not like meesba

  162. #163 by Aatma-hathya on November 18, 2011 - 4:01 PM

    Tom

    You still feel it will be 3-2 in Pakistan’s favour at the end of this series?

  163. #164 by tom on November 18, 2011 - 4:07 PM

    U endorsd it!
    Razak is pathetic- cant bat,cnt bowl

    his bowling is too slowww….

  164. #165 by Aatma-hathya on November 18, 2011 - 4:07 PM

    Razzaq just relieves pressure off Dilshan.

    Razzaq is in bowling what Afridi is in batting.

  165. #166 by Aatma-hathya on November 18, 2011 - 4:08 PM

    Misbah should have used Afridi instead of Razzaq. Even if Afridi goes for runs he has a higher chance of getting wickets.

  166. #167 by Aatma-hathya on November 18, 2011 - 4:10 PM

    Tom

    I feel Pakistan CAN make it 3-2 in their favour but if they will play defensively and improve the confidence of the out of form Dilshan and Jayawerdene then I am not too optimistic.

    This pathetic defensive mentality is destroying these otherwise very talented players.

  167. #168 by tom on November 18, 2011 - 4:21 PM

    Ks
    whoevr wins this match will win the series.

  168. #169 by Aatma-hathya on November 18, 2011 - 4:33 PM

    Tom

    Why does Ajmal like to bowl around the wicket to the right handers?

    I always found him to be more effective when bowling over the wicket.

  169. #170 by tom on November 18, 2011 - 4:46 PM

    Kay os time

    ch2 keepr,ch2 bowler,ch2 fielder
    runout bcoms 4.

  170. #171 by Aatma-hathya on November 18, 2011 - 5:00 PM

    Tom

    Trust Afridi to change momentum.

  171. #172 by tom on November 18, 2011 - 5:10 PM

    provided he gets a bowl

    it was stupid not to allow him to bowl during powerplay

    ur allowing two battersd 2 settle

  172. #173 by tom on November 18, 2011 - 5:12 PM

    Gul has been tooo disappointinggg….

    finally a runout salvages things!

  173. #174 by tom on November 18, 2011 - 5:18 PM

    whn will SL take powerplay?

  174. #175 by Aatma-hathya on November 18, 2011 - 5:20 PM

    Tom

    Afridi is the momentum changer and match winner.

  175. #176 by tom on November 18, 2011 - 5:21 PM

    how moire lucky can u be?

    a virtual wide dragged on

    well KS ur spot on

  176. #177 by tom on November 18, 2011 - 5:23 PM

    well rite now he has the midas touch!

  177. #178 by tom on November 18, 2011 - 5:31 PM

    KS

    req rate is 5.5

    achievable if you dont lose wkts

    jaywardene is key wkt here and I know youll say afridi will gobble him ( hehe…)

    match in balasnce?

  178. #179 by tom on November 18, 2011 - 5:37 PM

  179. #180 by tom on November 18, 2011 - 5:44 PM

    KS

    ??

    which way match is going?

    SL or Pak?

  180. #181 by tom on November 18, 2011 - 5:53 PM

    Tidy razzak ovr

    powerplay time!

  181. #182 by Aatma-hathya on November 18, 2011 - 5:55 PM

    Tom

    It’s going the SL way.

    Yaar I think Pak have lost this.

  182. #183 by Aatma-hathya on November 18, 2011 - 5:56 PM

    Tom

    (sigh)

    Yaar this ki shakal dikha di is romantic raath mai…….

  183. #184 by Aatma-hathya on November 18, 2011 - 5:57 PM

    Tom

    Razzaq is a poor bowler yaar. I don’t even know why they bother throwing the ball to him.

  184. #185 by Aatma-hathya on November 18, 2011 - 5:57 PM

    Excellent keeping by Sarfraz.

    One of the quickest stumpings I have ever seen.

  185. #186 by tom on November 18, 2011 - 5:58 PM

    good keeping!

    had it been dentonic wouldnt have been out

  186. #187 by tom on November 18, 2011 - 6:00 PM

    perhaps that answers ur quyery abt round the wkt bowling

  187. #188 by tom on November 18, 2011 - 6:07 PM

    I think angelo matthews’ favorite player is meeesbaaa

  188. #189 by Aatma-hathya on November 18, 2011 - 6:24 PM

    Tom

    Yet another match Afridi is winning for Pakistan?

    He’s had this midas touch for a long time.

  189. #190 by Aatma-hathya on November 18, 2011 - 6:39 PM

    Tom

    I’m feeling sorry for Shoaib Malik.

    Once a captain, now a substitute fielder.

  190. #191 by tom on November 18, 2011 - 6:40 PM

    Infact now a ball boy 4 a tennis player.

    KS, for me key wkt was jaywardene as r rate at that point was under 6. his dismissal sent the cat amongst thepigeons

  191. #192 by Aatma-hathya on November 18, 2011 - 6:44 PM

    Tom

    These guys Mendis and Mathews can hit.

    I felt momentum was changed with Sanga’s run out because SL looked extremely comfortable before that.

  192. #193 by tom on November 18, 2011 - 6:44 PM

    tanvir is rubbisgh!

  193. #194 by Aatma-hathya on November 18, 2011 - 6:44 PM

    Tom

    What do you feel about Aamir Liaqat Hussein the Mullah?

  194. #195 by tom on November 18, 2011 - 6:45 PM

    well its hafeez time

    good captaincy?

  195. #196 by tom on November 18, 2011 - 6:47 PM

    aamer liaquat? why?

  196. #197 by Aatma-hathya on November 18, 2011 - 6:51 PM

    Hafeez strikes at a crucial time.

    He has really improved.

    Tom

    Aamer Liaqat because he was a respected Mullah and a video was leaked in which he was using abusive and inappropriate language.

  197. #198 by Aatma-hathya on November 18, 2011 - 6:53 PM

    Who would your MOM be?

    Hafeez?

    Farhat?

    Afridi?

    Ajmal?

  198. #199 by tom on November 18, 2011 - 6:53 PM

    Iam aware, so whats uir point?

  199. #200 by Aatma-hathya on November 18, 2011 - 6:54 PM

    I wanted to know whether you have seen that video and you agree that he is a hypocrite Mullah.

  200. #201 by tom on November 18, 2011 - 6:54 PM

    at this point hafeez followed by ajmal

  201. #202 by Aatma-hathya on November 18, 2011 - 6:58 PM

    Ajmal delivers the final blow.

    Match sealed for Pakistan.

    Lady luck kind on Misbah and yet again his spinners have won the match for him.

  202. #203 by tom on November 18, 2011 - 7:00 PM

    I havent seen that video; headr about it. i personally know him and this doesnt startle me at all

    hes more than a hypocrite!

    a very talented orator.

    he has gift of gab

    he has political connections

    and finally loves MONEY

  203. #204 by tom on November 18, 2011 - 7:02 PM

    so u thought hes an angel?

  204. #205 by Aatma-hathya on November 18, 2011 - 7:02 PM

    Tom

    Misbah ki qismat zabardast hai.

    Mediocre batsman, mediocre fielder, mediocre captain getting a decent record.

    Sometimes good things happen to bad people.

  205. #206 by tom on November 18, 2011 - 7:04 PM

    yup

    converse is also true

    but you know one day meeesbaaa will be ruthlessslyyyy exposeddd..

  206. #207 by tom on November 18, 2011 - 7:07 PM

    looking at mohsun reminds me of halwaai sitting on the chabotra with parted legs and relishing the fact business is going great

  207. #208 by Aatma-hathya on November 18, 2011 - 7:10 PM

    Tom

    Mohsin does look like that LOL.

  208. #209 by tom on November 18, 2011 - 7:11 PM

    KS

    pace attack has been terrible. on a pacy pitch spinners wouldnt help.

  209. #210 by Aatma-hathya on November 18, 2011 - 7:11 PM

    Yaar Karachi ki halwaa poori yaad aati hai

    B.P bread

    Blue band

    Javed ki nihari

    Tariq Road

    Sea View

  210. #211 by tom on November 18, 2011 - 7:13 PM

    karachi ke hungamey yaad nahi aate

    strikes yaad nahi aati ( hehe..)

  211. #212 by Aatma-hathya on November 18, 2011 - 7:15 PM

    Yaar woh din they

    Boti kebab khana, Baqra Eid par rishtey daaron ki masti

    Logon ka paindoo pun

  212. #213 by Aatma-hathya on November 18, 2011 - 7:16 PM

    Yaar school ki chutti hoti thee, strike mai maza aata tha

  213. #214 by tom on November 18, 2011 - 7:18 PM

    now thats strange

    why the 12th man came with bats

    fixing hmm…

  214. #215 by Aatma-hathya on November 18, 2011 - 7:19 PM

    Mubarak ho

    Mohsin aur Misbah ki qismet

    Kya wazeefey wagera parhay hain

  215. #216 by tom on November 18, 2011 - 7:19 PM

    mubarak KS

    meesbaaa ke seeney pe ek aur tamghaaa

  216. #217 by Aatma-hathya on November 18, 2011 - 7:35 PM

    “Good to have this crowd and I think they sported us well”: Misbah ul Haq

  217. #218 by tom on November 18, 2011 - 7:50 PM

    Crowd sabzi aur andey bhi rakhti hae!

  218. #219 by Aatma-hathya on November 18, 2011 - 7:52 PM

    Tom hum abhi jaati hai phir tum sey baath karey gi

  219. #220 by Aatma-hathya on November 18, 2011 - 10:21 PM

    Tom

    Wazeer e Itelaat Mohtarma Firdous Ashiq Awan ka mutalba hai key yeh Haqqani wala Memo Bharti lobby ki saazish hi sakti hai.

  220. #221 by tom on November 19, 2011 - 2:06 AM

    KS

    memogate is the last straw which will break the back of the camel. Zarda’s bad days have started and now a chain reaction may occur which will lead towards early elections.

    It is being suggested that agencies and US have orchstrtd this issue.

  221. #222 by JAVED A. KHAN on November 19, 2011 - 5:23 AM

    This happens only in America, I can’t believe how a 84 year old woman and a pregnant teen can be a threat to the police or anyone for that matter that the police had to use pepper spray on her?

    http://news.sympatico.ca/oped/coffee-talk/police_pepper-spray_84-year-old_in_seattle_/c7e930bc

  222. #223 by Aatma-hathya on November 19, 2011 - 9:41 AM

    Tom

    I think it is more likely that Haqqani drafted that Memo on orders of Zardari.

  223. #224 by Aatma-hathya on November 19, 2011 - 9:46 AM

    Amin Aslam joins PTI

    Attock—Former State Minister for Environemnt Malik Amin Aslam has formally announced to join Pakistan Tehreek Insaf.

    A press release issued from his office says this.He has been State Minister from 2002 to 2007.In 2008 general elections he contested for MNA seat from NA 57 as an independent candidate but could not bag the seat although with a narrow margin but gave a tough time to his opponent candidate .His joining PTI has been widely welcomed by the people of his constituency.

    The present scenario of NA 57 is such that from this constituency Former Distt Nazim Attock Tahir Sadiq ,sitting MNA Sheikh Aftab Ahmad ,and Amin Aslam PTI have announced to contest general elections but who will be the candidate of PPP from this constituency is still not known.

    It is to be noted that so for beside Malik Amin Aslam, Former naib nazim Attock malik Sohail Khan ,Former MPA Sardar Muhammad Ali of PML(Q) ,Former MPA Syed Ejaz Hussain Bokhari of PML(Q) and Former candidate for MPA from PP 19 have formally announced to join PTI. It is also worth mentioning that During his tenure as minister he remained a vociferous supporter of across the board accountability in Pakistan. In this regard he moved a motion against corruption in local Governments which he personally got signed from 132 sitting MNAs. Also, in Attock he formed the “Ehtisaab” group to practically check corruption in politics. Viewed as a clean politician his decision to join Imran’s tehreek has been widely welcomed in Attock.

  224. #225 by Aatma-hathya on November 19, 2011 - 9:57 AM

    3 big Khans’nephew to join Imran Khan

    PESHAWAR (Online): Mohammad Saleem Jan grand son of legendary Khudai Khidmatgar leader Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan is expected to join Pakistan Tahreek-e-Insaf here on November, 25 in the presence of PTI chief Imran Khan. Saleem Jan has 37 years of banking experience. Having started his career with Grindlays Bank in 1968, he served in Bahrain, New York, the UAE and the UK before returning to Pakistan help set up Union Bank Ltd as its CEO and President. He was appointed the CEO and Managing Director of The Bank of Punjab in March 2000, which he served until May 2003.He is also the nephew of ANP leader Abdul Wali Khan, the great Pashto poet Abdul Ghani Khan and the educationist Abdul Ali Khan.

  225. #226 by Aatma-hathya on November 19, 2011 - 9:58 AM

    Titanic of PML-N to sink: Imran Khan

    LAHORE: Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf Imran Khan said the tsunami of PTI’s popularity would sink the political titanic of Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz (PML-N).

    He was addressing the party’s organisers of Lahore, Kasur, Sheikhupura and Nankana Sahib at a local hotel on Friday.

    Welcoming newcomers to the party, the PTI chairman said party workers would never be ignored as they were very important for the party.

    He congratulated party organisers for holding a successful meeting at Minar-i-Pakistan. On this occasion, the PTI Lahore region president Mian Mahmoodur Rashid also addressed party workers.

  226. #227 by Aatma-hathya on November 19, 2011 - 10:02 AM

    Afridi a beacon of hope for Pakistan

    The Australian

    November 19, 2011

    NO other national team has ever had to recover from such desperate setbacks as the present Pakistan.

    Unable to play at home since the terrorist attack on the Sri Lanka team in Lahore two years ago, Pakistan is trying to restore its integrity after the convictions of Salman Butt, Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Amir for spot-fixing.

    Alongside those shocking, front-page issues, the return of Shahid Afridi from self-imposed retirement in May to the one-day ranks makes a far smaller headline. But if his colleagues can match the pride, enthusiasm and competitive fire of the former captain, then fortunes stand to change for the better.

    Afridi does not shy away from the problems facing Pakistan. Many run deeper than cricket. Nor, though, does he underestimate the power the game can have in helping to ease them and he places the onus on role models such as himself to set the right example to the next generation.

    “Pakistan is a country of 180 million people and 40 per cent of them are under the age of 18,” Afridi said. “There are enormous difficulties facing young people, such as terrorism, floods, poverty, starvation, illiteracy, earthquakes, homelessness and recession. Virtually no other nation has to deal with this battery of issues.

    “Cricket is like a religion to many people in my country, a common language we all speak and respect. That is why my fellow countrymen felt so let down by those players caught up in match-fixing last year.”

    Those thoughts were reinforced for Afridi on a recent visit to the Sport for Life project at the stadium in Mirpur, Kashmir. Founded about the time of the 2007 World Cup in the West Indies, Sport for Life had established centres in the Caribbean before Mirpur became its first project in Pakistan, in March last year.

    Each day, some 100 boys and girls aged from 10 to 16 combine education, including time at computers, with cricket coaching. The project is supported by the British government, the Pakistan High Commission, the Pakistan Cricket Board and the ECB. “Cricket is a great liberator and too many people in my country do not have enough freedom to play. Because of terrorism and poverty, many do not have real freedom to do anything without fear,” he said.

    “Things you take for granted in England are rare opportunities in my country. My own education was limited. Cricket was my saviour, but not everyone can be an international cricketer. Even so, cricket at any level teaches important lessons. Kids copy their role models.”

    Cricket as a route out of poverty remains a huge incentive.

    “The infrastructure in England is very good, but I don’t think there is anything like the same passion, desire and hunger for cricket as there is in Pakistan,” Afridi said. Although Afridi believes that cricket remains “a national obsession”, he questions whether it may begin to cede its dominant position unless opposition boards feel able to send teams to Pakistan. The present “home” series against Sri Lanka is taking place in the UAE, and England will play in Dubai and Abu Dhabi in the new year.

    “We need international cricket back in Pakistan as quickly as possible,” Afridi said. “There might be a danger of some kids losing interest. Cricket is embedded into the culture of Pakistan so I hope it will prove resilient. I do not think we will ever lose our love affair with the game.”

  227. #228 by tom on November 19, 2011 - 10:05 AM

    KS

    TRUE! So liability rests with zardari too. Haqqani’s sacrifice will not hush the matter. Media wont keep quiet. Army will furthr alienate from ths govt. All this spells trouble 4 zardari.
    I dont think its a coincdence that mullen acknowldgd this memo. This govt is gettng thumbs down frm US too.for US kiyani is the key gyu.

  228. #229 by Aatma-hathya on November 19, 2011 - 10:10 AM

    Tom

    Imran Khan has said that he wants the Karachi Jalsa to be at Mazar e Quaid and he wants to focus on “national unity”. In particular his focus is on unity between Urdu Speakers and Pathans.

    I think he should persuade Afridi to attend this rally and mobilise people. What do you think? If people know Afridi is attending they will flock in thousands.

  229. #230 by tom on November 19, 2011 - 11:09 AM

    KS

    Politics is different than sports. IK was perhaps the most popular and influential sportsman in pakistan yet it took him 15 yrs to make his presence felt.
    Either MQM supports IK or MQM’S credibility gets seriously damagd in zulf mirza allegations else to win in karachi w/o mqm support is too tough.
    Pathan mohajir itihad is also talkd abt by altaf hussn but whn election cms,ethnicity ruls.

  230. #231 by JAVED A. KHAN on November 19, 2011 - 11:33 AM

    “I am agree” avec khansahab that in Karachi jalsa if IK asks Afridi to come and help there will be a big difference but, the point is will the Punjab influenced PCB will allow him to do that? It is not a political move but a move towards creating harmony in Pakistan and for the sake of creating UNITY, it should not be viewed like that. But, Nawaz and Zardari will consider it as an open challenge and a threat from Afridi, so his cricketing career will be once again threatened. However, if Imran Khan gets into power, it can be restored and it would be considered as a matter of pride. But, that is a big gamble that Afridi has to take.

    In that case, Imran Khan should ask Javed Miandad to come forward and help him, there is no shame or disgrace in asking that legendary batsman who hails from Karachi and has a lot of support from the so-called mohajir community. The reality is everyone in this world is a mohajir and the word Hijrat has many meanings. Pakistan was created to show unity of Muslims, and Qaid-e-Azam’s motto was “Unity, Faith and Discipline.” Unfortunately all three characteristics are lacking in the country. Therefore, to show unity and to have faith in one leadership will demonstrate Unity. Go Imran get more people like him who will remain as your honest and loyal allies.

  231. #232 by JAVED A. KHAN on November 19, 2011 - 12:58 PM

    Nawaz calls for transparent inquiry in memo scandal

    http://www.dawn.com/2011/11/19/nawaz-calls-for-transparent-inquiry-in-memo-scandal.html

    Just because this is against Zardari, Shareef Badmashes are demanding a transparent inquiry.

    Imran Khan has been demanding transparency in declaring assets of ALL these crooks, including Zardari and so-called Shareef Brothers, vo koi baat nai haI. Nawaz key Tind pay JOON bhee nahee raing tee. What kind of a person is he to have such double standards? Jhootay, Chor, Luteray, Daku are in politics and running and looting the country with both hands.

  232. #233 by JAVED A. KHAN on November 19, 2011 - 1:03 PM

    SAEED ANWAR SAID:

    I don’t see any value in batsmen making big runs, establishing records but not winning matches for their sides.

    Pakistan and India should be praised for providing joy and entertainment to world cricket”

    Anwar stated that the best teams in his era were India and Australia and he was fortunate to have scored against both sides.

    “A player should play such an innings that his side should win. I really rate Brian Lara and Ricky Ponting very high because whenever they have scored runs, their teams have mostly won,” said Anwar who started his career in 1990

  233. #234 by Aatma-hathya on November 19, 2011 - 2:19 PM

    Javed A Khan

    Saeed Anwar and Hanif Mohammad are probably the only good openers Pakistan ever had.

    Mohammad Hafeez might end up as the third one.

  234. #235 by tom on November 19, 2011 - 2:54 PM

    Ks
    what abt halwai mohsun:-/
    hehe..

  235. #236 by Aatma-hathya on November 19, 2011 - 2:59 PM

    Tom

    I don’t know what Halwai played as but I know he hit a sixer and the ball went near Reena Roy and then they got married.

    I think he also tried to act in movies but apparently he was a flop hero.

    Younis Khan has acted in dramas.

  236. #237 by tom on November 19, 2011 - 3:11 PM

    KS
    He got a double hundred at Lord’s. He was more of a guzara batsman.

    Halwai and mudassar were consistent for sometime.

  237. #238 by Aatma-hathya on November 19, 2011 - 3:13 PM

    Tom

    How would you rate Miandad, Inzamam, Younis and Yousuf against each other?

  238. #239 by tom on November 19, 2011 - 3:24 PM

    Miandad was the best. Do u know he and sutcliffe are the only batsman in test ckt to avg 50+ in their entire career- talk about consistency.
    Inzy comes next. He always seemd to be at ease with pace bowling.
    Younis and yousuf are almost equal.yousuf is only playr to score 9 senkdas in 1 yr.
    Buttpanga screwed both of thm.

  239. #240 by tom on November 19, 2011 - 3:36 PM

    Ks

    SA 200 ahead aftr day 3. Match in their favor? 7 wkts they have in hand. Calls 4 ponting’s scalp r gtng strnger

  240. #241 by Aatma-hathya on November 19, 2011 - 3:51 PM

    I think Ponting’s time is up.

    Expect to hear retirement news soon.

    SA are not losing this match now, so they have won the series.

    But still this series represented an improvement for Australia because their new bowlers, Lyon and Cummings made an impact and Clarke revealed how destructive he can be.

  241. #242 by Aatma-hathya on November 19, 2011 - 4:30 PM

    Tom

    I know you are a member of Muttahida Lara Movement (MLM) and I will present some evidence very soon which will make you sweat.

  242. #243 by tom on November 19, 2011 - 4:37 PM

    Mutahida lara movemnt?

    What? How cm? Iam perplexed?

  243. #244 by Aatma-hathya on November 19, 2011 - 4:46 PM

    Tom

    I will go to UK and present evidence against your party 😀

    I will drop a bombshell and make an important announcement about Lara.

  244. #245 by Aatma-hathya on November 19, 2011 - 5:01 PM

    Tom

    Only 10% of Lara’s 100s or 50s resulted in “won” results for West Indies.

    I will reveal more soon.

    I have evidence in 2 briefcases.

  245. #246 by tom on November 19, 2011 - 5:14 PM

    Ks

    if u remeber, i postd a commnt abt grame smith as having most centuries in run chase and highst avg. Lara wil have less,so is it still abt greek god teendkillr or smthng else.

  246. #247 by Aatma-hathya on November 19, 2011 - 5:14 PM

    By that I mean in won matches Lara had 24 scores where he made a 100 or 50. If you work out a % based on total innings played it only comes to 10% of total innings.

  247. #248 by tom on November 19, 2011 - 5:29 PM

    So?
    Still wisden rates some of those knocks in top 100.

  248. #249 by Aatma-hathya on November 19, 2011 - 5:30 PM

    we have a new thread

  249. #250 by tom on November 19, 2011 - 5:34 PM

    Oh no! No more teenda debate

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