Browsing All posts tagged under »Mohammad Amir«

Of Sins Not Tragedies, or The Last You’ll Hear of Amir

February 16, 2011 by

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For us Pakistan fans, build-up to the World Cup, much like all recent editions of the tournament, has been flush with motivational pop songs, cathartic youtube videos, chest-thumping previews, and TV specials whose tone is more threatening than supportive. This cacophony of patriotic multimedia suggest the same general conclusion: the boys are gonna bring it […]

In loving memory: Mohammad Amir

February 7, 2011 by

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It is restful, tragedy, because one knows that there is no more lousy hope left. You know you’re caught, caught at last like a rat with all the world on its back. And the only thing left to do is shout — not moan, or complain, but yell out at the top of your voice […]

The Year That Was

January 12, 2011 by

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I know it’s a bit dilatory to come up with something related to 2010 with the first week of new year already done but I guess I had to. Call it a formality or an urge to talk on it, I’ve picked 10 individual performances which stood out to me, along with couple of special […]

Test Cricket Under Threat

January 7, 2011 by

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No. This is not another piece about crowds, kids’ attention-spans, Twenty20 etc etc etc. Test cricket’s existence has been precarious since 1877 and it’s still with us, so it’ll survive. This threat to Test cricket is related to all the familiar villains (and there’s plenty more where those mentioned above came from), but it’s not […]