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newscricketa month ago

Reports | PCB official squashes rumors of Misbah-ul-Haq getting replaced

According to reports, a PCB official has denied the rumors of Misbah-ul-Haq being replaced by Shoaib Akhtar as the chairman of the selection committee after there were a lot of reports indicating the same. He added that PCB are yet to evaluate people, who have occupied key positions.
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newscricket2 months ago

Virat Kohli was a brat like me before system supported him, recalls Shoaib Akhtar

Shoaib Akhter has recalled that Virat Kohli was a brat in 2010-11 and was nowhere to be seen but praised him for his transformation over the years. He added that Kohli should not be questioned for playing in an era that is dominated by batsmen when compared with other greats of the game. 
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newscricket2 months ago

Would have admitted my fault had I been in Misbah's place, claims Shoaib Akhtar

Former Pakistan fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar criticized Misbah-ul-Haq for not owning up Pakistan's performances on their recent tour of UK. Earlier, Misbah-ul-Haq had stated that he had taken charge of Pakistan when they were already on a losing streak in T20 internationals, which irked Akhtar.
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newscricket2 months ago

Why should I not praise Indian players and Virat Kohli, asks Shoaib Akhtar

Former Pakistan fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar asserted that the nationalities of Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma and other Indian players will not stop him from praising them. Akhtar stated that people criticizing him for praising Indian cricketers should check statistics without hatred in mind.
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newscricket2 months ago

Babar Azam needs to capitalize on chances coming his way, reckons Shoaib Akhtar 

Following Pakistan’s 5 wicket defeat to England, Former pacer Shoaib Akhtar has slammed the Pakistani skipper Babar Azam for not capitalizing on the chances coming his way. He further opined that Azam should take all the decisions by himself and not wait for others to make decisions for him. 
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newscricket2 months ago

Legends react to 'forever friends' Dhoni and Raina bowing out of international cricket on same day

MS Dhoni's retirement took the cricket world by surprise on Saturday when he made the announcement on his official Instagram handle and, within minutes, Raina too, announced his retirement. Reactions started pouring in from the cricketing fraternity soon after the duo made their big announcement.
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newscricket2 months ago

Have never seen Sachin play that uppercut he played against Shoaib Akhtar, reveals Mohammad Kaif

Mohammad Kaif has revealed that during his time with the Indian team, he has never seen Sachin Tendulkar play the uppercut that he played against Shoaib Akhtar in 2003 World Cup. Appreciating his planning, he also added that the right-hander does not like to talk too much while he is batting.
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newscricket3 months ago

Jasprit Bumrah’s action won’t allow him to play all formats, opines Shoaib Akhtar

Pakistan’s Shoaib Akhtar is of the opinion that Jasprit Bumrah, whose action has been described as a disaster waiting to happen by many, will not be able to play all formats without his body inevitably breaking down. Akhtar said that he predicted Bumrah’s stress fracture last year.
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newscricket3 months ago

Reports | ICC postponed 2023 World Cup to accommodate PCB’s request

According to a report, the International Cricket Council (ICC) has postponed the 2023 World Cup to the October-November window due to Pakistan Cricket Board’s (PCB) request to accommodate the PSL. The ICC Men’s 2023 World Cup was originally scheduled to be hosted in the February-March window.
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newscricket3 months ago

Have said this repeatedly BCCI won’t let T20 World Cup happen, alleges Shoaib Akhtar

Shoaib Akhtar has claimed that the cancellation of the T20 World Cup was the product of the BCCI wanting to host Indian Premier League on a priority basis. Rashid Latif, meanwhile, claimed that the decision to defer the T20 World Cup is benefitting almost all the cricket boards.
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