Category: Sports

Shahid Afridi’s comments on Gautam Gambhir spark outrage in India

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.

‘Real recognize real’: Top football club Ajax FC captions picture of Babar Azam with Dušan Tadić

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 hit new milestones

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.

Pakistani cricketers get new contracts with updated match fees

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.

Arshad Nadeem smashes records, brings javelin gold home for Pakistan

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.

Inam Butt wins silver medal in Commonwealth Games 2022

Pakistan’s star wrestler Inam Butt bagged a Silver medal for his country after a final loss against an Indian opponent in Men’s Freestyle 86kg event in the Commonwealth Games 2022 on Friday. After a good clash between Inam and India’s Punia, the Pakistani player couldn’t score a point and was handed a 3-0 defeat by the Indian.

Pakistan shines bright in this year’s Commonwealth Games

Pakistani athletes are not coming slow in this year’s Commonwealth Games. Judoka Shah Hussain Shah grabbed Pakistan their first medal at the 2022 Commonwealth Games after defeating South Africa’s Thomas-Laszlo Breytenbach to win the bronze medal fight, as other athletes also made progress in Birmingham. Weightlifter Nooh Dastagir Butt won the gold medal for Pakistan with a record lift of 405kg.

England to tour Pakistan after 17 years for T20 series

England will play seven T20Is from 20 September to 2 October in Karachi and Lahore in what will be their first visit of the country in 17 years. The National Stadium will host the matches on 20, 22, 23 and 25 September, before the action will shift to the cricket headquarters at the Gaddafi Stadium where the remaining three matches will be played. 

‘This too shall pass’, Babar Azam tweets in support of Virat Kohli

Pakistan captain Babar Azam has come out in support of fellow generational talent Virat Kohli after the latter’s dip in form. In a Tweet, Pakistani skipper advised the former Indian captain to ‘stay strong’. Kohli, 33, has been going through a prolonged lean patch and has not hit a century since 2019, with his future now a matter of intense public debate.

Rashid Naseem breaks two more world records, taking his tally to 77

Pakistani Martial artist, Rashid Naseem, is on a roll as he breaks two more world records and takes his tally to 77. In his latest stint, Rashid topped India’s Prabhakar Reddi, who removed 68 bottle lids with his head in one minute. He also overcame China’s Xie Desheng with a nunchaku to extract the most (22) playing cards from two balanced bottles.