[You may know that CM has long had an official Archivist - a person who has helped maintain the Facebook page, and helped me cull through the huge archive for posts and materials. You know him as Salman in the comment sections, SalmaanH on twitter, and patwari as author on CM. This is a first [...]
Afghanistan won by 29 runs. Click for a Tribal breakdown.
In The Review, I have a review of Christopher Sanford’s Imran Khan in which I briefly consider the man. Below is what didn’t make it into the review – for fairly obvious reasons – but, I thought I’d spin it here. No pun. Much has been written on Imran Khan’s transcendence from the game of [...]
“I’m the second Khan winning a World Cup for Pakistan, so I’m very proud of my Khans,” said Younis. “This is my dream. I dreamed all the time of lifting the World Cup. My thinking in all my career is that I will be remembered for a team like 1992. I was not in the [...]
If it worked for Zia, it could work for Zardari. Pakistan beat SA in ICC Twenty20 World Cup Semis. Why not? ps. I cannot believe my blood pressure still goes up watching these things.
Things have been dour here, lately. I was thinking we needed to talk cricket, today. And, as if by magic, dear e. sent this awesome shot of President Hussein getting schooled by Brian Lara (Mr. 400). The IPL has started in South Africa. India’s biggest sporting event was moved due to security concerns to SA. [...]
These tips came a while back and I am sure y’all already seen it but seen together, I think they advance some new levels of morbid fascination. The blog is something else. [Thx to pdcs, babu for tips] Also, I will miss Neckbeard. Also, also, why did Obama choose to visit a Muslim nation over [...]
I haven’t watched a live cricket match, in person, since … I don’t know. ’91? Wait, maybe ’96? I have to get this right. Hold on. West Indies in Pakistan, December 1990. I remember Wasim Akram. Look at that second inning stat-line: 9 0 28 5. Glorious. And that Zahid Fazal. Man, I hated that [...]
By the end of the 7th inning, it was clear to everyone that Gavin Floyd was pitching a no-hitter. A no-hitter with a run, no less. At the top of the ninth, he took the mound to a standing ovation. And stood there, alone, throwing pitches. See, earlier that day, I had wanted to go [...]
About the departing Derbyshire batsman Hassan Adnan: “It’s never nice informing players they have to go, especially when it is such a loyal servant and great team man,” Derbyshire chief John Morris said. ‘A loyal Servant’ musta have different connotation in the UK sports arena … but I was kinda jarred on my first read.
“Athleticism has never been associated with Indian cricket, nor with Indians in general, and that has been a chip on the shoulder of Indian manhood.” Somini Sengupta, If It’s Hip, Fast and Furious, Is It Cricket?, 2007 “Through the same passes from time immemorial warlike races had swept down on the sun-steeped plains of the [...]
Coach Woolmer not murdered (possibly not even dead but hiking with Elvis in Tashkent?). Now, I feel for poor Inzi. This does confirm that WC 2007 was the biggest cockup in history of World Cups.
Nothing lifts the spirits more in such desperate times than the memory of a young player gaining simple pleasure from one of his first tastes of cricketing success. India’s cricket commercialism was shaken to the core because last week a carefree 17-year-old Bangladeshi, Tamim Iqbal, smacked the bowlers to all parts. Yesterday, Sri Lanka also [...]
The World Cup of Cricket is currently underway. Those of you who care, already know this and I am informing the rest now. The concept is beguilingly similar to other ‘World Cup’s – a bunch of teams from across the world gather every 4 years and find out how bad they suck compared to Australia [...]
Alright! I gotta say that was an nicely intense game made all the more glorious by the constant Joe Kitnafication of Rex Grossman. We missed pdcs’ commentary and recall of stats for all players. But, I am sure he will land in Oakland soon to the good news that his Bears are going to Miami.
Brett Lee duets with Asha Bhosle in one of the more bizarre things I have seen in a while. I do commend Lee on his rolled R’s.
A little over an year ago, I wrote about Mohammad Yousuf ne√© Yousuf Youhana’s conversion to Islam. In the post, I was a bit ambivalent about the symbolic force of that personal decision. A few months later, by happenstance, I ended up chatting with Yousuf over IM. He seemed geniunely excited and happy. And said [...]
My friend Gerry emailed: “Every so often I like to read up on what’s happening in the world of cricket. And, every so often, I’m struck by how impenetrable cricket lingo is to the uninitiated.” He then linked to this news post at BBC: Windies Destroy Tigers to qualify, with a quote: “Marlon Samuels missed [...]
The word around the cricket ground was that Abdul Qadir did not have bones in his wrists – rather greased metal balls that allowed him 360Àöof motion. And then, the same is said of Shane Warne, whose Ball of the Century inspired Dr. Andy West [winner of the Stoner prize - heh heh] to create [...]