Ahmer Naqvi

Ahmer Naqvi is a journalist, writer and teacher. He writes on cricket for various publications, and co-hosts the online cricket show Pace is Pace Yaar. @karachikhatmal

Misbah-ul-Haq is not quite as expressionless as previously thought

Misbah in the context of Pakistan's lifesavers

Like medics who go beyond the call of duty in trying circumstances, Pakistan's captain inspires his side to victories while dealing with less-than-ideal situations

Misbah-ul-Haq pushes the ball onto the off side

The vices and virtues of Misbah

The debate about whether Misbah-ul-Haq is holding Pakistan back or holding them together is obscuring the team's real problems

Wasim Akram collides with Chris Harris

For the love of 1992

We're forever nostalgic for the format of the fifth World Cup, but really it's all about how competitive World Cup games are

Shahid Afridi celebrates the wicket of David Hussey

Essay

Starman, countryman

The World Cup is the end of the two-decade career of a unique ODI cricket icon. What has Shahid Afridi shown Pakistan about itself in that time?

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