Shoaib

  • Afridi is best person to lead Pakistan in 2015 WC, says Malik 5 days ago

    Karachi: Pakistan's senior batsman and former captain Shoaib Malik has said maverick allrounder Shahid Afridi is the best person to replace Misbah-ul-Haq as skipper for next year's World Cup. Malik, 32, said that if the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) wanted to change the captain of the national one-day team it should...
  • Unfair to compare MS Dhoni and Misbah, says Shoaib Malik August 23, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan's former captain Shoaib Malik has said that it was absolutely unfair to make any comparisons between the captaincy of Misbah-ul-Haq and Mahendra Singh Dhoni. The seasoned batsman was asked what he thought about the pressure being exerted by critics and some former players to replace Misbah in Pakistan and...
  • Shoaib Akhtar criticises Pakistan after Test defeat August 11, 2014

    Karachi: Former Pakistan fast bowler, Shoaib Akhtar has said that the players in the present national team need to show more heart and courage if they are to bounce back against Sri Lanka in the ongoing series. Akhtar was critical of the team's performance in the first Test which Pakistan lost...
  • Tino Best, Shoaib Malik fined over CPL altercation July 25, 2014

    Bridgetown: Temperamental fast bowler Tino Best and former Pakistan batsman Shoaib Malik have been hit with hefty fines following an on-field altercation during a Caribbean Premier League match between Barbados Tridents and St. Lucia Zouks at Kensington Oval. Best was fined 60 percent of his match fee while Shoaib has been...
  • I am an Indian and will remain so until the end of my life, says Sania Mirza July 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Indian tennis star Sania Mirza on Thursday broke her silence on the controversy over her appointment as the brand ambassador of newly carved state Telangana. Sania said that she is an Indian and will remain so until the end of her life. She said, "I am married to Shoaib...
  • Akhtar snubs PCB for sending too many support staff on Lanka tour July 16, 2014

    Karachi: Former Pakistan fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar has lashed out at the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for deciding to send 10 officials with the national team for their upcoming tour of Sri Lanka. "I don't know what they are trying to do but this board is full of ignorant people and...
  • Photo: Sania Mirza tweets a romantic photo of Shoaib Malik down on a knee, proposing to her with a red rose all over again! July 9, 2014

    Tennis player Sania Mirza tweeted a romantic picture that she called a 'proposal after a proposal'. Pakistan cricketer Shoaib Malik went down on his knee to propose to wife Sania Mirza all over again with a red rose in his hand. Sania Mirza is all smiles in the heart warming...
  • Shoaib Akhtar ties the knot with 20-year-old July 3, 2014

    Karachi: Former Pakistan fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar has tied the knot with a 20-year old girl from Haripur in the Khyber Pakhtunkhawa province. Duniya TV channel reported that Akhtar married Rubab in a quiet Nikah ceremony in Haripur on Wednesday. "The haq mahar has been kept at half a million rupees and...
  • Former Pakistan pacer Shoaib Akhtar to marry a 17-year-old: reports June 7, 2014

    Pakistan's former pacer Shoaib Akhtar is set to tie the knot with a teenage girl from Haripur district, according to reports in Pakistani media. A report in Pakistan's Express Tribune newspaper quoted members of his family as saying that Akhtar is due to visit his hometown, Rawalpindi, on June 12, and...
  • Top Pakistan cricketers want bilateral series with India May 28, 2014

    Karachi: Some of Pakistan's top cricketers including Shahid Afridi and Shoaib Akhtar have supported the restoration of bilateral cricket ties with India and hoped the issue was discussed by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on his flying visit to India. Former Pakistan speedster Akhtar pointed out that cricket had always played a...
  • Abdul Razzaq, Shoaib Malik ignored from Pakistan training camp April 29, 2014

    Karachi: Senior Pakistan players Abdul Razzaq, Shoaib Malik and Kamran Akmal do not feature in a list of 36 players selected for a month-long training camp to be held at Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore starting May 6. The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) though has included a number of out-of-favour players like Nasir...
  • Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Akhtar judges a special episode of 'Entertainment Ke Liye Kuch Bhi Karega' April 28, 2014

    Mumbai: Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Akhtar Monday shot here for a celebrity special episode of Indian talent reality show 'Entertainment Ke Liye Kuch Bhi Karega' with Bollywood celebrities Farah Khan and Anu Malik. He was "amazed" at the talent. "I was very excited and was looking forward to the special episode. I...
  • Sania Mirza dispels rumours of differences with husband Shoib Malik April 9, 2014

    Indian tennis star Sania Mirza has dismissed reports that her marriage with Pakistan cricketer Shoaib Malik is in trouble. The news of differences and separation of Shoaib and Sania had been making rounds on the media for many months, but the Indian tennis player, who was on a private visit...
  • Shoaib Akhtar to start coaching career April 6, 2014

    Former Pakistan fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar has set his sights on a coaching career after agreeing to take charge of a top domestic team. Shoaib, 38, who retired in 2011 during the 50-over World Cup, was offered the position of head coach by the State bank for the upcoming domestic season...
  • Mohammed Shami should work on his run-up: Shoaib Akhtar March 24, 2014

    Mirpur: Former Pakistan tearaway fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar's suggestion for India rising pace sensation Mohammed Shami is to "work on his run-up" as he feels the talented speedster "has the potential to serve Indian cricket for a long, long time". "Whatever I have seen, Mohammed Shami is the best fast bowler...
  • India restrict Pakistan to 130/7 in WT20 Super10 opener March 21, 2014

    India limited Pakistan to 130 for 7 in the Super 10 opener of the 2014 World Twenty20 played at the Shere Bangla National Stadium in Bangladesh. While spinners backed MS Dhoni's decision to bowl, there were key moments in the match that allowed India to limit their neighbours to a...
  • Kamran, Malik summoned for T20 WC; Fawad Alam for Asia Cup February 19, 2014

    Islamabad: Pakistan summoned seemingly forgotten wicketkeeper Kamran Akmal and allrounder Shoaib Malik on Friday for the Twenty20 World Cup and recalled middle-order batsman Fawad Alam for the preceding Asia Cup. Kamran will challenge his brother Umar for the wicketkeeping slot as the younger brother has been keeping wickets regularly since...
  • AAP ally Shoaib Iqbal predicts the fall of Kejriwal government February 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Senior MLA in the Delhi Assembly Shoaib Iqbal thinks that Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will most likely quit on Friday. Shoaib Iqbal said that the Congress and the BJP have joined hands to defeat the AAP government. He said, "The Jan Lokpal Bill doesn't matter today. They...
  • PCB stops Shoaib Malik from holding press conference over fixing February 14, 2014

    Karachi: Former Pakistan skipper Shoaib Malik was on Friday stopped by the PCB from holding a press conference to speak on the allegations of fixing made against his team by former Test batsman Basit Ali. Malik was due to hold the press conference after a match between his team Sialkot Stallions...
  • MLA Rambeer Shokeen threatens to withdraw support to AAP government February 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Independent legislator Rambeer Shokeen on Sunday threatened to withdraw support to the AAP government if it did not fulfil its promises. Shokeen said that will meet Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung along with JDU MLA Shoaib Iqbal and hand over a letter withdrawing support to the AAP government. Reminding the AAP...
  • PCB summons Shoaib Malik back from Big Bash February 8, 2014

    Karachi: Former captain and senior all-rounder Shoaib Malik is unhappy after the PCB summoned him back from Australia where he was playing in the Big Bash and told him to make himself available for the domestic T20 tournament ahead of World T20 selections. "Yes, I was told to return home for...
  • Binny on warpath again, will write to L-G on withdrawing support to AAP government February 5, 2014

    New Delhi: Expelled AAP MLA Vinod Kumar Binny has once again sent the Arvind Kejriwal-led government in Delhi into a tizzy as he has threatened to withdraw support from the government. Binny told CNN-IBN that he is also sending a letter to the Lieutenant Governor on his decision to pull out...
  • Kejriwal has agreed to our demands, have no complaints for now: JDU MLA February 3, 2014

    New Delhi: The battle might be over even before it began. JDU MLA Shoaib Iqbal on Monday met Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and claimed that he has been assured of action on the demands raised by him and two other MLAS. "Kejriwal clearly said he is with us and has agreed...
  • AAP government is riding a tiger February 3, 2014

    New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government in Delhi is facing a new problem almost everyday. The party, which came to power promising a good, efficient, transparent and clean government, is busy handling one or the other crisis. Law Minister Somnath Bharti's mid-night raid on an alleged sex and drug...
  • Rebel trouble for AAP: How numbers stack up in Delhi Assembly February 3, 2014

    The Aam Aadmi Party is facing threats from some of its supporters who warn that they will pull out support if their demands are not met. The protesting MLAs include former AAP leader Vinod Kumar Binny, JDU MLA Shoaib Iqbal and Independent MLA Rambeer Shokeen. ...
  • Will withdraw support to AAP tomorrow: Vinod Kumar Binny February 3, 2014

    New Delhi: The AAP government in Delhi is facing trouble on all fronts. Moments after it hit out at the BJP alleging that it was trying to buy its MLAs, expelled party leader Vinod Kumar Binny announced that he will withdraw support to the AAP government on Tuesday. "I am meeting...
  • Binny, two MLAs join hands, threaten to bring down AAP government February 3, 2014

    New Delhi: The AAP government is under threat from its own supporters. On Sunday, expelled party leader Vinod Kumar Binny, along with two other MLAs, threatened to bring down the government if their demands were not met. Binny, JDU MLA Shoaib Iqbal and Independent MLA Rambeer Shokeen - all three of...
  • Delhi: Expelled MLA Vinod Binny threatens to pull down AAP government February 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Claiming support of at least five legislators, expelled AAP MLA Vinod Kumar Binny on Sunday threatened to pull down the Arvind Kejriwal-led government if his demands were not met within 48 hours. Flanked by JDU MLA Shoaib Iqbal and Independent legislator Rambir Shokeen, Binny, said, "I along with Shoaib...
  • Vinod Binny, Shoaib Iqbal give 48 hours to AAP to fulfil demands February 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Trouble is brewing up for the Aam Aadmi Party as its former MLA Vinod Kumar Binny on Sunday joined hands with Janata Dal United Shoaib Iqbal to launch a scathing attack on the party. The duo has given a 48-hour ultimatum to the AAP government to meet their...
  • Akmal, Malik return in Pakistan's initial World Twenty20 squad January 20, 2014

    Lahore: Wicket-keeper batsman Kamran Akmal and former captain Shoaib Malik were Monday named in Pakistan's preliminary 30-man squad for the World Twenty20 to be held in Bangladesh. Malik led Pakistan to runners-up spot in the inaugural World Twenty20 in South Africa in 2007 and was part of Pakistan's Twenty20 squad...