Category Archives: Sports

Cricket is drawing battle lines in my household

By Rohma Sadaqat

Cricket is an essential part of almost every Pakistani household. You may run into one or two odd ones from this part of the world who might say that they have absolutely no interest in the game. Nevertheless, cricket is a sport that has been known to bring productivity in offices to a complete standstill. It is also known to bring absolute chaos and pandemonium to a household — as I found out while watching the ongoing Pakistan Super League (PSL) matches on television.

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When Carl Lewis says athletes are ‘professional amateurs’, you run with it

By Rituraj Borkakoty

Growing up in the early 1990s, Carl Lewis was as big an icon for us as Michael Jordan, Diego Maradona and Steffi Graf — people who made sporting history. People who we thought always had the luxury of driving fancy cars and flying around the world in private jets.

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How Qadir put more wrist in my bowling

By Tirtho Banerjee

Back in the early-80s, in Varanasi to be precise, cricket ran in my veins. I lived the passion every single moment.  After returning from school, I used to eagerly wait for the clock to strike 4pm, and with spring in my steps, I would stride towards the Sigra Stadium to indulge in the sport. It was during one of those practice sessions that a local hard-hitter, who would swat every ball he touched for a towering six, asked me: “Chotu (kid), have you seen Abdul Qadir bowl?” I hesitatingly nodded a shaky ‘No’. “Go, watch him,” was his terse advice.

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