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  • Shahid Afridi wants to regain fastest ODI ton record during 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...
  • We want to win World Cup for Peshawar school kids: Misbah-ul-Haq January 17, 2015

    Karachi: The Pakistan World Cup squad on Saturday interacted with the surviving children of the Army Public School carnage in Peshawar and also with their parents who were affected by the terrorist attacks on December 16. Soon after moving scenes were seen as the players shook hands with the injured children...
  • #ThrowbackThursday: This old picture of Shahid Kapoor dressed in a nude leotard is going to crack you up January 15, 2015

    Shahid Kapoor may now be known for his chiseled body and awe-inspiring abs, but the actor was a lanky teenager back in his childhood days. Recently, the 'Haider' star shared a picture of his teenage days when he was a background dancer with Shiamak Davar's troupe. Have a look at...
  • 'Haider', 'Queen' win top honours at Screen Awards, Priyanka Chopra adjudged best actress January 14, 2015

    The 21st annual Screen Awards saw Vishal Bhardwaj's critically acclaimed film 'Haider' winning top honours along with Vikas Bahl's 'Queen'. Actress Priyanka Chopra was adjudged the Best Actress of 2014 for her powerful performance in 'Mary Kom'. Shahid Kapoor won the best actor award for his brilliant performance in 'Haider'....
  • Shahid Kapoor, Alia Bhatt's 'Shaandaar' to release on September 4 January 14, 2015

    Mumbai: Shahid Kapoor-Alia Bhatt starrer 'Shandaar' is all set to hit theatres on September 4, 2015. The destination wedding drama, which is directed by Vikas Bahl of 'Queen' fame, is being co-produced by Karan Johar's Dharma productions and Phantom films. "Dharma and Phantom proudly present Shandaar... Starring Shahid and Alia... Directed by...
  • India vs Pakistan World Cup clash to be most watched match in history January 12, 2015

    Melbourne: The marquee cricket World Cup match between arch-rivals India and Pakistan in Adelaide on February 15 will be the most watched in the history of the game as it is expected to attract more than a billion viewers, according to a report. The Group B clash will eclipse the 988...
  • Bill for disposition of property by Hindus in Pakistan deferred January 6, 2015

    Peshawar: The tabling of a bill to remove "certain existing disabilities" in disposition of property by Hindus in Pakistan's northwest Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province in the assembly was deferred on Monday. Provincial Law Minister Imtiaz Shahid informed the House the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) Hindu Disposition of Property Bill, 2014 would be presented in...
  • Snapshot: Alia Bhatt steps out without make-up and still looks gorgeous January 5, 2015

    This isn't something young actresses are comfortable with. But when it comes to Alia Bhatt, she is adept at pulling off a no make-up look really well. Even without a scrap of make-up, Alia looked absolutely gorgeous. The actress, who was spotted at Mumbai airport, was late in wishing her...
  • Emotional Virat Kohli has a long way to go: Shahid Afridi January 2, 2015

    Karachi: Pakistan's flamboyant allrounder Shahid Afridi says that Virat Kohli was "too emotional" as a leader and it will take him some time to fill in the captaincy void left by Mahendra Singh Dhoni's retirement from Test cricket. Afridi said he was a big fan of Kohli's cricketing skills but he...
  • Spinners will play a key role in World Cup: Mushtaq Ahmed January 2, 2015

    Karachi: Pakistan's spin bowling coach Mushtaq Ahmed believes that spinners will have a key role to play in the forthcoming World Cup in Australia and New Zealand. Mushtaq, himself, a former Test leg spinner, said on Friday that despite the fact that pacemen usually dominated on the pitches in Australia and...
  • Adored Shahid Afridi leaves vacuum for fans and advertisers January 1, 2015

    KARACHI: If fan following was a yardstick of greatness in cricket, Pakistan's colourful all-rounder Shahid Afridi would probably be ranked his country's greatest ever player. Ever since he hit a 37-ball hundred in only his second One-day international-against Sri Lanka in Nairobi in 1996-Afridi has been a cult figure in Pakistan....
  • Lata Mangeshkar on Atal Bihari Vajpayee getting the Bharat Ratna: He's a global gem December 24, 2014

    Mumbai: Melody Queen Lata Mangeshkar has congratulated former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee on being chosen for the country's highest civilian award Bharat Ratna, which she received in 2001. Educationist Madan Mohan Malaviya will receive Bharat Ratna posthumously. "Namaskar. Today the Government of India has chosen Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya ji and...
  • Snapshot: Alia Bhatt posts a grumpy selfie with Sahid Kapoor on the last day of 'Shaandaar' shoot December 24, 2014

    The last day on the sets of 'Shaandaar' was not a cheerful one for the lead pair, Alia Bhatt and Shahid Kapoor. Alia Bhatt took to Instagram, posting a photo of her and Shahid with sad faces. It also stars Shahid's father and veteran actor Pankaj Kapur and Sanjay...
  • Shahid Afridi to retire from ODIs after World Cup December 21, 2014

    Pakistan's experienced allrounder Shahid Afridi has announced his retirement from one-day internationals after next year's World Cup in Australia and New Zealand. Afridi told a news conference on Sunday that after the World Cup, which starts on February 14, he will focus on T20 matches leading up to the T20...
  • Don't know if Kareena Kapoor is a part of 'Udta Punjab': Shahid Kapoor December 20, 2014

    Mumbai: Actor Shahid Kapoor, who once dated actress Kareena Kapoor, has said that he has never refused to work with the latter and that he is not sure about her joining the cast of "Udta Punjab". Rumours are abuzz that Shahid and Kareena have been signed for "Udta Punjab" to be...
  • 5th ODI: New Zealand beat Pakistan by 68 runs to win the series 3-2 December 20, 2014

    Abu Dhabi: Young fast bowler Matt Henry grabbed five for 30 as New Zealand defeated Pakistan by 68 runs in the fifth one-day international on Friday to clinch the series 3-2. Henry, 23, knocked off the top order and then accounted for the key wickets of Sarfraz Ahmed and captain Shahid...
  • As it happened: Pakistan vs New Zealand, 5th ODI December 19, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) New Zealand levelled the five-match series 2-2 with a narrow seven-run win in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday, setting up an intriguing finale to the tour after the preceding three-match Test and two-Twenty20 series were shared 1-1. Playing XIs: Pakistan: Ahmed Shehzad,...
  • Pakistan cricketers to visit terror-hit Army School in Peshawar December 19, 2014

    Karachi: Left dismayed by the terror strike in Peshawar which left 132 children dead, Pakistan's cricket team is planning to visit the attacked Army school and pay its tributes. Shahid Afridi, who is leading the national team in the ODI series against New Zealand, wants to go to the school with...
  • 4th ODI: Williamson ton propels New Zealand to narrow win over Pakistan December 18, 2014

    Kane Williamson hit a brilliant hundred as New Zealand won the fourth day-night international against Pakistan by seven runs in an exciting finish in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday. Pakistan went ahead with the match despite calls to postpone it after the Taliban attack on a school in Peshawar on Tuesday which...
  • As it happened: Pakistan vs New Zealand, 4th ODI in Abu Dhabi December 17, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Toss: New Zealand won the toss and opted to bat. Playing XIs: New Zealand: Martin Guptill, Dean Brownlie, Kane Williamson (c), Ross Taylor, Tom Latham, Corey Anderson, Luke Ronchi (wk), Daniel Vettori, Adam Milne, Matt Henry, Mitchell McClenaghan Pakistan: Ahmed Shehzad, Mohammad Hafeez,...
  • PCB keep Misbah-ul-Haq with team to avoid confusion December 15, 2014

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) have decided to let the Test and ODI captain, Misbah-ul-Haq remain with the team in the UAE despite being ruled out of the series with a hamstring injury, sending out a message that he will lead the side in the World Cup. "The doctors have...
  • 3rd ODI: Pakistan crush New Zealand by 147 runs, lead series 2-1 December 14, 2014

    Stand-in captain Shahid Afridi's brilliant all-round performance carried Pakistan to an emphatic 147-run victory over New Zealand in the third one-day international on Sunday for a 2-1 lead in the five-match series. Afridi hit a rampant 55 off 26 balls after Ahmed Shehzad smashed 113 off 120 as Pakistan raised their...
  • Jayawardene, Afridi to be most experienced players at 2015 World Cup December 13, 2014

    Dubai: Veteran Sri Lankan batsman Mahela Jayawardene and Pakistan's seasoned allrounder Shahid Afridi will be the two most experienced cricket players going into the 2015 World Cup, with their fifth appearance in the mega event, an International Cricket Council (ICC) release said on Friday. Both Jayawardene and Afridi, first played in...
  • Aamir Khan: My kids think 'PK' is my best film till now December 12, 2014

    Mumbai: Aamir Khan's says his three-year-old son Azad has started calling him 'PK', the title of his upcoming film. The family had a screening of the Rajkumar Hirani movie recently here and they felt it's his "best film" till date. "I have good news, my family saw the film & loved...
  • As it happened: Pakistan vs New Zealand, 2nd ODI December 12, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Toss: Pakistan won the toss and opted to bat. Playing XI: New Zealand: Dean Brownlie, Anton Devcich, Kane Williamson (c), Ross Taylor, Tom Latham, Corey Anderson, Luke Ronchi (wk), Daniel Vettori, Adam Milne, Matt Henry, Mitchell McClenaghan Pakistan: Ahmed Shehzad, Mohammad Hafeez, Asad...
  • Pakistan think-tank has 2015 World Cup in mind December 12, 2014

    Karachi: Keeping in mind the 2015 World Cup, Pakistan's chief selector Moin Khan and head coach Waqar Younis are contemplating using a different bowling combination for the last three one-day internationals against New Zealand in the UAE. A reliable source close to the national team management told PTI that new bowlers,...