Pakistan need much rebuilding for future
Pakistan need much rebuilding for future

Australia won the NatWest Trophy because it was the best team, by far, in the tournament and in the process put to rest the theory that cricket is a game of glorious uncertainties

Pakistan tour of England an outstanding success
Pakistan tour of England an outstanding success

No part is greater than the whole has been amply demonstrated by the Pakistan team

There must be serious doubts about Shoaib fitness
There must be serious doubts about Shoaib fitness

The momentum of Old Trafford carried to Edgbaston, Pakistan on a high and England singing the blues and the first game of the NatWest triangular series was a mismatch

Waqar, Wasim, Saqlain did hatchet job on England
Waqar, Wasim, Saqlain did hatchet job on England

Of the three results possible on the last day of the Old Trafford Test match, a Pakistan win looked the least likely

Condon report has no practical value
Condon report has no practical value

The Condon report merely confirms what most people already knew that match-fixing is worldwide rather than confined to a specific country or region and the bookies have cast a wide net

Pakistan team should have been mentally prepared
Pakistan team should have been mentally prepared

It's hard to know where to begin

Decision to declare against Kent was a daft decision
Decision to declare against Kent was a daft decision

Long distance Test match fever is not the same as being there and suddenly I wished that I was with the team and at Lord's

Shoaib must count himself very fortunate
Shoaib must count himself very fortunate

A two-Test series is the equivalent of grabbing a quick snack

Wasim cannot be dropped on cricketing grounds
Wasim cannot be dropped on cricketing grounds

Two weeks ago, I had mentioned in this column that Farooq Mazhar, a senior sports journalist and commentator, was seriously ill and his condition had been described as "critical." Farooq passed away peacefully

Pakistan at its worst in Sharjah Cup final
Pakistan at its worst in Sharjah Cup final

Pakistan had gone into the final at Sharjah having won all its league matches while Sri Lanka had won only one and had qualified for the final by virtue of a better run-rate

Sri Lanka to be no pushover in Sharjah final
Sri Lanka to be no pushover in Sharjah final

Bad news comes in battalions

Pakistan Cricket Board must do soul searching
Pakistan Cricket Board must do soul searching

Unlike unhappy families, which according to Tolstoy, are unhappy in their own ways, losing teams resemble one another, low morale, lack of motivation, disharmony in its ranks and poor leadership

Indian series triumph good for subcontinent
Indian series triumph good for subcontinent

I have been covering cricket for more than half a century, a labour of love but which is also my livelihood

Why Sami was overlooked for one-dayers?
Why Sami was overlooked for one-dayers?

Before everyone and his uncle starts to get on the band wagon and take the credit for Younis Khan, the record must be set straight

Pakistan's performance against Kiwis baffling
Pakistan's performance against Kiwis baffling

Don Bradman died at the age of 92, failing by 7

Sledging should have been tackled at Test captains moot
Sledging should have been tackled at Test captains moot

I can't make heads or tails of the demands of the captains of the Test playing countries that there should be a greater equality in earnings between the rich teams and the poor teams

Scoring political points callous
Scoring political points callous

Words fail me

Kiwis no easy pushovers
Kiwis no easy pushovers

There is a news item that the Asia Cup scheduled for April in Karachi has been postponed

A nightmarish year for cricket
A nightmarish year for cricket

It was a nightmarish year for cricket

England proved that they were a better team
England proved that they were a better team

To say that there is disappointment in Pakistan at losing the Karachi Test match and with it the series would be to convey the most polite of sentiments