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Is Springer's chest roll better than the rest?

Feb 14, 2016: We have seen the chainsaw, the Gangnam, the chicken dance, and the airplane among others. But is Springer's chest roll the best? Vote for your favourite

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Pakistan v England 2015-16

Pace, spin and controversy

Oct 10, 2015: We look back at six encounters between Pakistan and England that became iconic (sometimes for the wrong reasons)

Andrew McGlashan

Pakistan news

Akhtar keen on owning PSL team

Sep 21, 2015: Shoaib Akhtar, the former Pakistan fast bowler, wants to own a team in the Pakistan Super League, a franchise-based T20 tournament to be held in February 2016

Umar Farooq

World Cup 2015

Five World Cup bowling nightmares

Feb 27, 2015: West Indies' young captain Jason Holder can console himself as he reflects on the 34 runs he conceded in an over against South Africa that he is not the only World Cup bowler to take a trouncing

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Pakistan news

Shoaib Akhtar set to start coaching career

Apr 7, 2014: Shoaib Akhtar is likely to start his coaching career with State Bank of Pakistan for the coming season, the Dawn has reported

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'For a small guy, he carried so much power'

Dec 3, 2012: Ricky Ponting exhausted and exasperated many a bowler during his career. Four of them look back at their battles with him

Interviews by Nagraj Gollapudi

Pakistan news

Shoaib keen on Pakistan bowling coach role

Aug 17, 2012: Former Pakistan fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar has said that he is "ready" to take up the role of Pakistan's bowling coach, if approached by the Pakistan Cricket Board

Umar Farooq

Shoaib Akhtar: Controversially Yours

Shoaib sells the drama

Oct 8, 2011: The furores artfully drummed up to hawk this book might obscure that it's a cracking read. More's the pity

Saad Shafqat

Pakistan news

Shoaib Akhtar pulls out of Sri Lanka Premier League

Jun 16, 2011: Shoaib Akhtar, the retired Pakistan fast bowler, has pulled out of the Sri Lanka Premier League, a domestic Twenty20 tournament in July-August, because of personal reasons

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Pakistan v West Indies, World Cup 2011, 1st quarter-final, Mirpur

Pakistan mull including Ajmal

Mar 22, 2011: Pakistan's resolve to not change a winning XI will undergo a stiff test ahead of the quarter-final against West Indies in Dhaka

Osman Samiuddin in Mirpur

Shoaib Akhtar retires

Shoaib the fastest I've faced - Ponting

Mar 18, 2011: Ricky Ponting has congratulated Shoaib Akhtar on what he called "an outstanding career" and said Akhtar was unquestionably the fastest bowler he had faced while playing for Australia

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A career of hits and misses

Mar 18, 2011: Shoaib Akhtar's career stats are impressive in both forms of the game, but what's not so great is how frequently he wasn't available for Pakistan

S Rajesh

Shoaib Akhtar retires

It's the colour we remember, Shoaib

Mar 17, 2011: Over 13 years Shoaib Akhtar played too few Tests, had too many injuries, got into too much trouble but left behind indelible memories

Osman Samiuddin

A collection of quotes by and about Shoaib Akhtar

Diamonds, Mother Teresa and Tarzan

Mar 17, 2011: A collection of quotes from Shoaib Akhtar and by others about him over his colourful career

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Shoaib Akhtar retires

Six of Shoaib Akhtar's best

Mar 17, 2011: ESPNcricinfo presents six of Shoaib Akhtar's best bowling performances

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World Cup 2011

Shoaib Akhtar to retire after World Cup

Mar 17, 2011: Shoaib Akhtar will retire from the international game at the end of Pakistan's World Cup, bringing to an end one of cricket's most compelling and mercurial careers

Osman Samiuddin in Colombo

Pakistan news

Younis and Shoaib get top contracts

Mar 9, 2011: Younis Khan and Shoiab Akhtar were the biggest beneficiaries in the new central contracts handed out by the Pakistan board

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Shoaib and Gul to the rescue

Mar 1, 2011: Only with Pakistan could it happen that they lose their two most exciting new fast bowlers, only for them to be replaced by Shoaib Akhtar and Umar Gul

Osman Samiuddin

Sri Lanka v Pakistan, World Cup 2011, Group A, Colombo

A match of perfect twists and turns

Feb 26, 2011: High-quality batting, real fast bowling, clever legspin, collapses and recoveries plus a few howlers for good measure made for an enthralling encounter

Osman Samiuddin in Colombo

World Cup 2011

Bangladesh play down Pakistan warm-up game

Feb 14, 2011: Bangladesh are trying to play down the importance of their their warm-up game against Pakistan to deflect pressure from the players

Mohammad Isam in Mirpur
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