Ahmer Naqvi

The Brian Lara of cricket blogs - genius, but usually loses

Younis Khan celebrates his fourth-innings century against South Africa

A song called Younis

For a country torn by internal strife, he offers hope with his magnanimity, humility and cheerful disposition

Misbah-ul-Haq and Younis Khan have a drink

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

A blissful Fawad Alam after his maiden ODI hundred

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

Bilawal Bhatti bowls a short ball at Hashmatullah Shaidi

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

Fans gather with posters of Sachin Tendulkar

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

James Faulkner fell to Stuart Broad

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