Amir confessed to spot-fixing after Afridi slapped him: Razzaq

KARACHI: Mohammad Amir had confessed to spot-fixing only after then ODI skipper Shahid Afridi slapped the fast bowler while Salman Butt was involved in corruption much before Pakistan’s ill-fated tour of England in 2010, claimed former all-rounder Abdul Razzaq. Spilling the beans on the scandal which tarnished the image of Pakistan cricket, Razzaq narrated the […]

Shahid Afridi reveals why he chose Kohli over Sachin and Dhoni

Shahid Afridi reveals why he chose Kohli over Sachin and Dhoni

NEW DELHI: Shahid Afridi revealed the reason behind excluding both Sachin Tendulkar and MS Dhoni from his all-time World Cup side on Thursday. The former Pakistan captain picked current Indian skipper Virat Kohli for his all-time World Cup XI team but his decision to leave out Tendulkar and Dhoni surprised many. Afridi, however, clarified that […]

Imran Khan must do more about Kashmir: Shahid Afridi

Imran Khan must do more about Kashmir: Shahid Afridi

NEW DELHI: Swashbuckling Pakistani batsman Shahid Afridi believes Imran Khan must do more about Kashmir and, India and Pakistan should resolve the issue through a Kashmiri-owned, Kashmiri-led peace process. He also asserts that Kashmir belongs to the Kashmiris. Not to Indians. Not to Pakistanis. That debate comes later. But first and foremost, Kashmir is for […]

Afridi, Sehwag, and McCullum to be icons for T10 league

Afridi, Sehwag, and McCullum to be icons for T10 league

DUBAI: Former India opener Virender Sehwag has been named as one of the icons for the T10 League, world’s first Ten-Over league which is set to get underway on November 23. Apart from Sehwag, Pakistan’s Shahid Afridi and former New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum have also been named as the League icons of the second […]

Shutdown in Valley, greetings from Afridi on I-Day

Shutdown in Valley, greetings from Afridi on I-Day

SRINAGAR: A complete shutdown was observed on Wednesday in entire Kashmir Valley, while official functions were held within garrisoned venues to celebrate 72nd I-Day. Pakistan cricket star Shahid Afridi on Wednesday wished India on her Independence Day. He said he hoped that from this year onwards both India and Pakistan will work to resolve issues […]

Politics can’t define my cordial relation with Kohli: Afridi

Politics can’t define my cordial relation with Kohli: Afridi

St Moritz (Switzerland): Prevailing cross- border tension may have restricted Indo-Pak bilateral cricketing ties but Shahid Afridi loves to put across a point firmly — his “cordial relation” with India captain Virat Kohli cannot and will not be defined by political situation. “My relationship with Virat is not dictated by political situation. Virat is a […]

Pro-freedom slogans at cricket match where Dhoni is chief guest

Pro-freedom slogans at cricket match where Dhoni is chief guest

BUDGAM: Spectators raised pro-Shahid Afridi, pro-freedom and pro-Kashmir slogans while star Indian cricketer and former team captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni was at the Kunzer cricket ground in Baramulla on Sunday. Dhoni, who has been honoured with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel of the Indian Army, was the chief guest at the final match of the […]

Afridi requests India to soften stance on bilateral cricket

Afridi requests India to soften stance on bilateral cricket

London: Former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi has pleaded with the Indian government to “soften” its stance on resumption of bilateral cricket ties between the two countries as he feels it can reduce tensions. “I really hope that we see resumption of bilateral cricket between the two countries and would request the Indian cricket board and […]

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