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  • Watch: Shahid Afridi mocks at India singing 'Mauka Mauka' 17 hours 3 minutes ago

    India had a brilliant run in the World Cup which came to a sudden halt after their semi-final exit at the hands of Australia, who went on to win the coveted trophy for the fifth time. Miffed with India' success and famous marketing campaign 'Mauka Mauka' that was aired during the...
  • We need to focus on domestic cricket: Shahid Afridi 2 days ago

    Karachi: Flamboyant all-rounder Shahid Afridi has said that Pakistan need to focus and invest a lot in their domestic cricket in order to compete in a rapidly changing game at the global level. Afridi, who announced his retirement from one-day internationals after the World Cup and will now lead the national...
  • Pakistan need new captains in all formats: Mushtaq Mohammad March 21, 2015

    Karachi: It's time to appoint new Pakistan captains in all three format says former skipper Mushtaq Mohammad, who also suggested that Misbah-ul-Haq and Shahid Afridi should quit international cricket completely. Both Misbah and Afridi have retired from ODI cricket after Pakistan's exit from the World Cup but they will continue to...
  • World Cup: Misbah-ul-Haq, Shahid Afridi bow out of ODIs in frustration March 20, 2015

    Adelaide: Misbah-ul-Haq and allrounder Shahid Afridi bowed out of one-day international cricket with their dreams unfulfilled on Friday as Pakistan crashed out in the ICC World Cup 2015 quarter-finals against Australia in Adelaide. Both the senior players had announced they would retire from one-day cricket after the World Cup with skipper...
  • World Cup 2015: Pakistan's road to quarter-finals March 19, 2015

    The unpredictability of a Pakistan team is no longer a surprise and the outcome of a match is pretty much dependent on which Pakistan side takes the field. The team is almost like a porcupine that can change its colour as and when it is required and that rubs off...
  • World Cup 2015: Pakistan's Shahid Afridi joins 8,000 one-day run club March 4, 2015

    Napier: Swashbuckling Pakistani allrounder Shahid Afridi joined the 8,000 one-day run club during his innings of 21 not out against the United Arab Emirates at the World Cup at Napier on Wednesday. The 35-year-old became the fourth Pakistani after Inzamam-ul Haq, Mohammad Yousuf and Saeed Anwar to make 8,000 one-day runs...
  • World Cup: A contrasting week for South Africa and the Pakistan threat March 3, 2015

    It has been a week of contrasting emotions for the Proteas as they mixed despair with brilliance. The lows of the MCG were offset by the highs of the SCG in two games of stark contrast. The loss to India has been unpacked time and time again the...
  • Timeline on Pakistan World Cup turmoil February 24, 2015

    Brisbane: Factfile on Pakistan's World Cup turmoil after chief selector Moin Khan was reportedly spotted in a casino in Christchurch hours before the team's defeat by the West Indies: February 12: Eight Pakistan players, including maverick former captain Shahid Afridi, fined for breaching a team curfew ahead of their crucial World...
  • World Cup Exclusive: Wake up Pakistan, urges Zaheer Abbas February 21, 2015

    (Legendary Pakistan batsman Zaheer Abbas, IBN World Cup Cricket Expert, is contributing exclusively for Cricketnext. Catch him Live in pre- and post-match shows throughout the ICC World Cup 2015 only on CNN-IBN and IBN7) Lamenting Pakistan's miserable defeat to West Indies on Saturday in the ICC World Cup, Pakistan batting legend...
  • Ranji Trophy: Hot-headed Gambhir involved in verbal spat with Mumbai player February 20, 2015

    Gautam Gambhir's hot-headed nature has seen him get into altercations with Shahid Afridi, Shane Watson and Virat Kohli on the field. On the fourth day's play of the Ranji Trophy quarterfinal clash between Delhi and Mumbai at the DRIEMS College Ground in Tangi on Thursday (February 19), Shardul Thakur joined...
  • Pakistan fielding coach Luden quits over player misbehaviour: report February 18, 2015

    Pakistan's poor start to the World Cup got another jolt on Wednesday when the team's fielding coach and trainer Grant Luden quit after complaining of misbehaviour by three senior members of the team, Dawn reported on Wednesday, adding that Luden has already tendered his resignation. Report in the Pakistan daily added...
  • World Cup 2015: In-fighting in Pakistan team, fielding coach threatens to quit February 18, 2015

    Pakistan's World Cup campaign has been hit by a controversy with reports suggesting three senior players of the squad were involved in a bust-up with the team's fielding coach Grant Luden. Reports claim that three players - Shahid Afridi, Umar Akmal and Ahmed Shehzad - allegedly misbehaved with Luden during...
  • Euphoric Indian fans hail win over foes Pakistan in World Cup February 15, 2015

    Jubilant fans spilled out onto India's streets and let off firecrackers after the national team defeated bitter rivals Pakistan in their opening World Cup match in Adelaide on Sunday. In bars, restaurants and homes nationwide, millions watched Virat Kohli score a majestic 107 before his side cruised to an emphatic 76-run...
  • Shahid Afridi plays down World Cup curfew breach February 15, 2015

    Adelaide: Pakistan star Shahid Afridi played down being fined for breaking a team curfew at the World Cup on Sunday, claiming he and teammates went out to eat and not to dance the night away. Afridi, Ahmed Shehzad and six other players were fined $300 each for returning to their Sydney...
  • India vs Pakistan: World Cup version 6.0, out today at 9 am February 14, 2015

    It's a Sunday. The streets are going to be deserted, but not all the people will be at home. A little under 55,000 will be at the Adelaide Oval. Over 1.2 billion in India and around 183 million in Pakistan will in some way be connected to Australia. Drawing rooms,...
  • World Cup 2015: Can India beat Pakistan again? February 13, 2015

    Team India will face arch-rivals Pakistan in their first World Cup 2015 match at the Adelaide Oval on 15 February. ...
  • Veterans set to play key role in World Cup February 9, 2015

    The belief that "old is gold" will once again be put to the test in this World Cup, with several players bolstering teams with their experience and guile. Sri Lanka's Mahela Jayawardene, Pakistan's Shahid Afridi and New Zealand's Daniel Vettori are the most experienced players as each of the trio will...
  • Pakistan fired up by rock-steady Misbah, swashbuckling Afridi February 4, 2015

    Pakistan one-day skipper Misbah-ul Haq and predecessor Shahid Afridi play for the same team, but come from different worlds. If the unpredictable Pakistanis are to secure a second World Cup in Australia and New Zealand, they need the two heavyweight talents to forge a united front. Misbah is conservative, careful; Afridi...
  • 'India, Pakistan cornered tigers of World Cup 2015' February 3, 2015

    If you have had good two weeks before the World Cup, consider yourself in with a chance to lift the trophy: that's what former Pakistan speedster Shoaib Akhtar feels about the chances of teams finishing on top of the podium in Australia and New Zealand. The controversial Pakistan fast bowler was...
  • Not enough time or matches for Pakistan to prepare for WC: Wasim Akram January 31, 2015

    Karachi: Former Pakistan captain Wasim Akram has expressed concerns over the national cricket team not getting enough matches and time to get acclimatised to the conditions in New Zealand and Australia ahead of the World Cup, starting from February 14. "When you look at India and how they are still struggling...
  • Pakistan hope to lurch from disaster to World Cup triumph January 27, 2015

    Karachi: If there is one team among the top eight at the World Cup which could either crash out embarrassingly in the first round or romp to the title, it's Pakistan. The talented yet unpredictable side are haunted by injuries to their fast bowlers, the suspension of match-winning spinner Saeed Ajmal...
  • Shahid Afridi set for English T20 stint January 26, 2015

    Pakistan allrounder Shahid Afridi is to play for Northamptonshire in the first six rounds of English cricket's 2015 T20 Blast competition, the Midlands county announced on Monday. One of the most spectacular hitters of a cricket ball the game has know, the 34-year-old Afridi - nicknamed 'Boom Boom' for his dynamism...
  • Shahid Afridi should continue playing ODIs after WC: Rashid Latif January 25, 2015

    Former captain Rashid Latif has sparked off a new controversy in Pakistan cricket by suggesting that flamboyant all-rounder Shahid Afridi must not retire from one-day internationals after the World Cup. "I don't think this is the right time to retire for Shahid. Misbah has already announced he will retire after the...
  • World Cup 2015: The men who can turn a game on its head January 24, 2015

    Form is temporary, class is permanent. The real class of a player shows in situations where he can turn in a mach-winning performance when the team is in trouble. The World Cup has been witness to many such performances and no doubt the 2015 edition will see some more. These are...
  • Pakistan cricketers change shirt numbers to do well in World Cup January 21, 2015

    Karachi: Eager to do well in the upcoming cricket World Cup, some members of the Pakistan squad have asked for particular shirt numbers after consulting their spiritual advisors. Middle-order batsman Umar Akmal, who was recently blessed with a baby girl, has on the advice of his 'Pir' has opted for number...
  • Shahid Afridi wants to break AB de Villiers fastest ODI ton record at World Cup January 20, 2015

    Karachi: Allrounder Shahid Afridi said he will try to wrest back the record of scoring the fastest ODI hundred when Pakistan tours New Zealand and during the World Cup to make it a memorable farewell for him and his fans from 50 overs cricket. Afridi has announced he will retire...
  • Abdul Razzaq lashes out at Waqar Younis January 20, 2015

    Karachi: Pakistan out of favour allrounder Abdul Razzaq had lashed out at the national team's head coach Waqar Younis for launching a campaign against established senior players. "Till Waqar is the coach I will never be considered for a comeback to the national team," Razzaq complained. "For some reason since Waqar became...