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NOVEMBER 27, 2014

A song called Younis

For a country torn by internal strife, he offers hope with his magnanimity, humility and cheerful disposition
A closer examination of Younis' numerous scrapes with the PCB reveals not a troublesome character but rather a man who always stands up for his principles © AFP
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NOVEMBER 08, 2014

In praise of those who don't set the pulse racing

Pakistan cricket has largely been about celebrating the winners, the mercurial, the flamboyant, but its current success has been built on players who are largely the opposite
AUGUST 27, 2014

All hail the new, macho Fawad Alam

He had phenomenal numbers before he sprouted luxuriant facial hair, but it seems Pakistanis have started to take him seriously only now
JUNE 03, 2014

Isn't it time Pakistanis were in the IPL?

There were reasons for why the two countries stopped playing each other, but they aren't all that valid anymore
APRIL 27, 2014

An alternative definition for the spirit of cricket

It's the game's ability to provide struggling societies with a sense of national identity and belief
APRIL 08, 2014

Why T20 is about cricket's natural evolution

The shortest format is but a logical extension of cricket's bias towards batsmen, and our changing ideas about time
JANUARY 14, 2014

Australia's Ashes win: a blast from the past

The 5-0 result was the ultimate validation of the impulse towards an idealised notion of Australian cricket
NOVEMBER 25, 2013

Two more to Pakistan's fast bowling tally

It's too early to anoint Bilawal Bhatti and Anwar Ali as the next big things, but it's great to watch them send stumps flying and batsmen hopping
NOVEMBER 16, 2013

Sachin mania: it's about religion

Like saints were revered and worshipped by people of various faiths, Tendulkar transcends differences and brings his devotees closer to the divine
OCTOBER 15, 2013

Little England on top

England's best sporting moments have mostly come when they have been cast in the role of the scrapping underdog. That has changed somewhat under Andy Flower, though not much
JULY 05, 2013

Pakistan's saviour? Jose Mourinho

Why the confrontational football coach is just right to team up with Misbah and Co
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