Several fans equated Pakistan cricket team’s design with a watermelon after the Pakistan Cricket Board unveiled Pakistan’s T20 World Cup kit themed ‘Thunder’. In addition to the Kit design launch, several local artists also unveiled their designs, including Ahmed Arts who combined the existing theme ‘Thunder’ with the new theme ‘Markhor’. Ahmed’s kit became an instant hit with cricket fans.
Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan took part in a record-breaking double-century opening stand as Pakistan defeated England by 10 wickets on Thursday. Shaheen Shah Afridi took a veiled jab at the critics of Babar and Rizwan by posting a rather cheeky tweet where he said, “I think it is time to get rid of Kaptaan @babarazam258 and @iMRizwanPak.’
Babar Azam’s cover drive is often described as poetry in motion and experts around the globe have often termed it the best in the world among current cricketers. While we often hear the cricket’s greats heaping praise on Babar for his glorious strokeplay, his cover drive-related question has been added as a numerical in matric’s Physics syllabus.
Pakistan women’s football team created history in the SAFF Championship in Nepal as they registered their first victory after an 8-year break from international football. Pakistani-British football star, Nadia Khan, was the star of the show as she smacked four goals, helping Pakistan win by a huge margin of 7-0 against the Maldives in the last group stage game.
The No.1 ranked T20I and ODI batter, Babar Azam, is now the first-ever Pakistan captain to defeat India twice in multi-national T20 tournaments. No other Pakistani captain has achieved this feat. Babar has bagged multiple individual records as well as team records. The side has managed to beat India twice under his leadership.
Pakistan’s ex-skipper, Shahid Afridi — during an expert panel analysis that was aired on both Indian and Pakistani television channels — took a dig at former cricketer Gautam Gambhir. During the discussion, Afridi touched upon his tussle with former India opener Gautam Gambhir on social media. The duo had, a now infamous, altercation during an ODI in 2007 and the video is still viral among fans of both countries.
Babar Azam and Co on Friday visited the Netherlands’ top-tier football club — Amsterdamsche Football Club Ajax or AFC Ajax. After securing the series against the Netherlands, national team members captain Babar Azam, Shadab Khan, Imam-ul-Haq, Haris Rauf, and Abdullah Shafique, along with team manager Mansoor Rana visited football club Ajax’s headquarters in Amsterdam.
Pakistani climbers, Naila Kiani and Shehroze Kashif, have made the nation proud by achieving new milestones in their mountaineering journey. Kashif on Friday became the youngest mountaineer in the world to summit 10 peaks of over 8,000m. While, on Friday has successfully scaled her third peak over 8,000 metres in height, making her the first Pakistani woman to achieve this milestone.
On June 30, the Pakistan Cricket Board announced men’s central contract lists for 2022-23, which came into effect from July 01, offering a 10% increase in salaries. Pakistani cricketers now will get Rs838,000 per Test match, Rs515,000 for an ODI and Rs372,075 if they play a T20I match, according to the new central contracts for the 2022-23 season.
Pakistan on Monday morning witnessed another proud moment as its star javelin thrower, Arshad Nadeem, bagged a gold medal for the country during the ongoing Commonwealth Games in Birmingham. Arshad Nadeem beat India’s Neeraj Chopra’s Tokyo Olympic throw of 87.58m (Gold) and World Athletics Championship throw of 88.13m.