Monday, 1 June 2020

Sports

Afridi receives flak from Indian cricketers after remarks against Modi

KARACHI/NEW DELHI: Pakistan’s firebrand cricketer Shahid Khan Afridi is receiving a lot of flak from fellow Indian cricketers, including those who earlier rendered support to his causes, for making remarks against Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. In his address during a charity drive, the Pakistani All-rounder called the Indian premier ...

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Markram stakes claim for South Africa test captaincy

CAPE TOWN: Opening batsman Aiden Markram has said he would give an “arm and a leg” to captain South Africa in tests but admits doubting his own ability during a difficult 12 months in the longer format. Markram, 25, is considered one of the front-runners to take over the test ...

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No crowds, no problem for James Anderson

LONDON: James Anderson has insisted he is still excited about playing for England this season, even if matches are played behind closed doors. England cricketers are set to return to limited individual training next week, with bowlers such as Anderson leading the way, amid assurances that health protocols will make ...

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Mickey Arthur recalls heated exchange with banned Umar Akmal

LONDON: Sri Lankan cricket Head Coach Mickey Arthur has recollected his heated exchange with banned middle-order batsman Umar Akmal, while admitting that he might have used couple of strong words for him. In 2017, Akmal had stated that Arthur cursed at him in the presence of Chief Selector Inzamamul Haq, ...

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Dilshan’s Best ODI XI

COLOMBO: Former Sri Lanka all-rounder Tillakaratne Dilshan has picked Sultan of Swing Wasim Akram as the only Pakistani to lead the bowling attack in his best ODI XI. He picked the line-up from among players he played with or against during his career. Dilshan featured in 87 Tests, 330 ODIs ...

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India to accept quarantine to save Australia Test series

SYDNEY: India’s cricket team is prepared to undergo quarantine to salvage a money-spinning Test series against Australia, a top official said Friday, but there was less optimism about this year’s Twenty20 World Cup taking place Down Under. Virat Kohli’s men are scheduled to contest a four Test series in Australia ...

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Tendulkar: Playing for Yorkshire helped me gain exposure

BIRMINGHAM: Batting legend Sachin Tendulkar on Friday recounted his days at English County side Yorkshire as a 19-year old, saying the “special” stint helped him gain exposure and have better understanding of conditions in England. “Flashback to my county cricket days! As a 19 year old cricketer, playing for @Yorkshireccc ...

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Wasim Akram says ‘no time to respond to negative people’

BIRMINGHAM: Former Pakistan cricket captain Wasim Akram said he did not have time to respond to negative people and hence prefers to ignore their comments. Recently, former Pakistan opening batsman Aamir Sohail has hurled allegations at the former fast bowling great stating that his “captaincy drama” was the main reason ...

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Inzamam-ul-Haq recounts horror of 2002 blast

KARACHI: Former Pakistan captain Inzamam-ul-Haq spoke of what the players went through when a bomb blast occurred near the hotel where the Pakistan and New Zealand sides were staying in Karachi in the summer of 2002. “None of the players got injured but that was a scary day,” said Inzamam ...

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I can manage both tennis and motherhood: Sania Mirza

MANCHESTER: Tennis player Sania Mirza, who made a successful return after completing her maternity leave, has said that the way she managed everything else, she is confident that she can also manage both tennis and motherhood. “A lot of people questioned it even when I was trying to make that ...

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