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newscricket2 months ago

ENG vs PAK | England owe Pakistan a return tour in coming years, reckons Wasim Akram

Pakistan’s Wasim Akram feels that England would need to show gratitude to the Pakistan cricketers by agreeing to tour the sub-continent nation in the coming years. Akram feels England owe Pakistan a return tour due to the sacrifices made by the visiting side to make the ongoing series a reality.
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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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newscricket3 months ago

Would have picked Yousuf over Shahid Afridi in 1999, claims Aamer Sohail 

Making the claim that Shahid Afridi could neither bat nor bowl, Aamer Sohail said that he would have picked Mohammad Yousuf as the opener for the 1999 World Cup. The former skipper also revealed how Wasim Akram had said that Pakistan would have chosen to bowl had they won the toss in the final.
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newscricket3 months ago

Reports | PCB set to put an end to multiple roles with new ethics code

A 27-page code was approved in Board of Governors' last meeting, which could put an end to remove multiple roles held by the officials in the cricketing board. Misbah-ul-Haq and Wasim Akram might have to step down from their roles at the PCB or with their respective franchises in PSL.
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newscricket4 months ago

Used to enjoy pressure of playing against India, admits Wasim Akram

Wasim Akram has admitted that despite encounters versus India being filled with pressure, he loved and enjoyed playing against the Men in Blue. Akram also recalled the Chennai Test in 1999, where, after the win, the tourists were given a round of applause and standing ovation by the Chennai crowd.
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newscricket5 months ago

Wasim Akram names his all-time top batsmen; ranks Sachin Tendulkar fifth

Wasim Akram has named his all-time top five batsmen that he has played with or played against, where he noted Viv Richards, Martin Crowe, Brian Lara and Inzamam-ul-Haq as top four. The pacer named Sachin Tendulkar as the fifth-best and reasoned out that the duo didn’t meet much in Tests.
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newscricket5 months ago

Everyone used to compare Irfan Pathan to Wasim Akram, recalls Suresh Raina

Suresh Raina recalled how everyone in the cricketing world used to compare Irfan Pathan to yesteryear star Wasim Akram for his bowling style. However, after initially impressing with the Indian side, Pathan’s form fell down the slope, something which he ended up never recovering from.
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newscricket5 months ago

Cannot host World T20 without spectators, reckons Wasim Akram

Wasim Akram has opined that World T20 is all about atmosphere with spectators coming in from all over the world to support their teams and added that the tournament cannot be hosted without spectators. Akram also stated that the ICC must wait for a suitable time to host the T20 event.
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newscricket5 months ago

Foreign players admit PSL’s bowling quality excels IPL’s, states Wasim Akram

Wasim Akram has stated that, according to the foreign players, the PSL’s bowling quality excels the one showcased by its corresponding Indian league. He also claimed that the PSL is the second-best in the world only behind IPL but added that it would not be fair to compare the two T20 tournaments.
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newscricket5 months ago

Sunil Gavaskar picks combined India-Pakistan XI; no place for Rahul Dravid and MS Dhoni

Legendary Indian cricketer Sunil Gavaskar has picked his combined India-Pakistan XI and has made some surprising choices, including picking Virender Sehwag to open, whilst omitting both Dravid and Dhoni. Gavaskar’s XI features five Indians, including Sachin, Kapil Dev and Syed Kirmani.
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