The Indian Muslim cricketer Mohammad Shami has been subjected to online abuse and dubbed a traitor following Pakistan’s humiliating victory over India by 10 wickets. Several reports of violence against Muslims in India were also made following Pakistan’s emphatic win on Sunday. Cricket clashes between India and Pakistan frequently heighten tensions between the neighbors. Both countries have fought three wars since their independence in 1947.
After Pakistan’s historic win over India, captain Babar Azam urged his teammates to remain grounded and focus on their goal – winning the World Cup. The green team beat India by 10 wickets in Dubai on Sunday. Pakistan has always proven to be unpredictable in major tournaments. Pakistan, led by Babar Azam, hammered India to win their first World Cup match against their archrivals.
Pakistan’s men’s T20 team defeated India in a 10-wicket victory yesterday, breaking a streak of defeats that has been going on for many years. Prior to this, Pakistan never defeated India in a T20 World Cup match. Despite the high emotional intensity during the game, one fan finally got their revenge as Mohammad Rizwan and Babar Azam led the team to victory.
West Indies Cricket has confirmed sending a women’s cricket team to Pakistan, before the men’s team’s tour begins on Wednesday. In anticipation of the West Indies sending a women’s cricket team to Pakistan, Pakistan and the West Indies cricket boards are finalizing the schedule. The three matches will be played at the National Stadium in Karachi starting on the 8th of next month.
Muhammad Sajjad won the NBP 46th National Snooker Championship 2021 for the fourth time, defeating Ahsan Ramzan in the final. The event took place at the NBP Sports Complex in Clifton on Monday. Sajjad ultimately won the title 7-6 after playing 13 frames in the final. Sajjad had captured the national title three times before, in 2008, 2010, and 2017.
A selection committee decided on Omer Saleem 45th Entry to be an official representative of the World Horseback Archery Federation (WHAF) in Pakistan. He will represent Pakistan in the 16th World Horseback Archery Championship scheduled to take place in Tehran, Iran from 18-21 September 2021. It will be the first time a Pakistani has competed in this event.
The PCB announced on Saturday that all-rounder Shoaib Malik will replace batter Sohaib Maqsood in the squad for this month’s Men’s T20 World Cup. The PCB reported that Maqsood had been ruled out of the squad because of a lower back injury. Chief selector Mohammad Wasim expressed regret over the decision to drop Maqsood from the squad.
Shoaib Malik became the first Asian batter to score 11000 runs in T20 cricket on Thursday. He reached this milestone during a game between Central Punjab and Southern Punjab in the National T20 Cup. Shoaib Malik reached the feat during his 24-ball 26 while playing for Central Punjab in Lahore. Malik is the third T20i player to achieve this feat after Chris Gayle and Kieron Pollard.
Ian Watmore, chairman of the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB), has resigned from his position after serving ten months of a five-year term. He has been under increasing pressure since he canceled the England team’s tour to Pakistan days after the New Zealand team canceled its tour due to unexplained security concerns.
Pakistan’s Muhammad Saad won the bronze medal at the second stage of the World Cup Mas-Wrestling competition in Istanbul on Sunday. He made the country proud by winning the bronze medal in the 60kg weight category after struggling in the early stages of the tournament. Muhammad Saad was trained by Majid Khan and Muhammad Rashid, who holds 30 world records.