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‘Rakh rakh ke deta hai’: Watch TV host praises Virat Kohli makes fun of Haris Rauf

In a Geo News show Hasna Mana Hai, the TV host took a sly dig on Pakistan speedster Haris Rauf about the two sixes he was hit by former India captain Virat Kohli during India vs Pakistan fixture at the MCG during the T20 World Cup. In a segment of the show, Rauf was blindfolded and asked to guess the image displayed on the screen. The host of the show also told him the image is of a human, however, in some countries, he isn’t considered as one. The moment he said "Rakh Rakh ke deta hai" pic.twitter.com/shVoRtGZwn — Jahazi (@Oye_Jahazi) January 7, 2023 Rauf then asked if the person was from Pakistan, to which, the host said ‘no’. To give him another clue, the host said, “Ye aisa hi jo rakh rakh ke deta hai, aapko bhi rakh rakh ke diye hai’, leaving both Haris Rauf and the audience in s...
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Asia Cup in September but itinerary and venue not announced by Asian Cricket Council | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The Asian Cricket Council (ACC) on Thursday said that the Asia Cup, to be played in 50-over format, will be held in September this year, though the itinerary and the host country have not been announced yet.Pakistan is the original host of the Asia Cup this year, but the BCCI is not keen on playing there owing to political tension between the two countries.The then Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Ramiz Raja had opposed the BCCI's stand and even threatened boycott of the 50-over World Cup in India later this year.But following a change of guard in the PCB, with Raja being replaced by Najam Sethi, there could be some positive development.The Asia Cup 2023 will be a six-team affair involving India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Afghanistan and a qualifier team.Sri Lanka...
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MCC expresses interest to host India-Pakistan Test after T20 WC clash success

The Melbourne Cricket Club (MCC) has expressed interest in hosting a Test match between arch-rivals India and Pakistan after successfully organising the marquee T20 World Cup clash between the two sides earlier this year. MCC, which manages the Melbourne Cricket Ground, and the Victoria government have recently inquired with Cricket Australia (CA) about the possibility of hosting the high-profile Test. MCC chief executive Stuart Fox has revealed his intentions to host the Test following the tremendous success of the T20 World Cup clash in October, which was attended by over 90,000 spectators. "Absolutely. Three (Tests) in a row would be lovely at the MCG. You'd fill it every time. We have asked," Fox was quoted as saying by SEN radio. "We've taken that up with Cricket Australia. I know ...
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Melbourne shows interest in hosting India vs Pakistan Test series | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: It's been quite long since the arch-rivals India and Pakistan have faced off in Tests. The two countries have not played in the longest format of the game since 2007 with bilateral cricket between the neighbours suspended. But the Melbourne Cricket Club (MCC) is looking into the possibility of hosting a Test match between the two nations.India and Pakistan last played in a bilateral limited-overs series in 2013 (2 T20Is and 3 ODIs). Since then, they have been meeting in ICC events and the Asia Cup competitions on neutral venues.India and Pakistan last met at the T20 World Cup in October this year at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. More than 90,000 fans flocked into the stadium to watch the high-octane clash.MCC Chief Executive Stuart Fox said the atmosphere at that match showed...
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Decision to send Pakistan team to India will be taken at government level: Najam Sethi | Cricket News – Times of India

KARACHI: The decision to send the Pakistan team for the ODI World Cup in India next year will be taken at the government level, the new Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Najam Sethi has said.Speaking with reference to the threat made by his predecessor, Ramiz Raja, that Pakistan will consider pulling out of the mega event if India didn't come to Pakistan for the Asia Cup, Sethi said on Monday that, "if the government says don't go to India, we will not go"."Where Pakistan and India's cricket relations are concerned, let's be clear. (The)decisions on whether to play or not play tour or not tour are always taken at the government level," Sethi told a press conference in Karachi."These are decisions only taken at the government level; the PCB can only seek clarity."Sethi added that he will b...
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What has PCB’s new chairman Najam Sethi said about Rameez Raja?

During his first interaction with the media, after he took over as the new PCB chairman, Najam Sethi was asked about how Pakistan cricket administration is like musical chairs that keeps changing depending on who is in power in the government. And whether it will again change now after elections. Sethi was frank about it: “No one can say anything about this. We don’t when will the elections be and who will win and lose. But this is correct: our sports ordinance, in which PCB operates, is completely dependent on the patrons. They have the rights and they have exercised it in the past and will do in the future. There is no assurance. “But performances matter. If it is not good, it gives a chance to say ‘we need change’ and change it. If performances is good, then that question doesn’t s...
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Shopkeepers in Pakistan refused to take money from me after 2021 T20 WC win over IND: Mohammad Rizwan

Swashbuckling Pakistan batter Mohammad Rizwan in an interview with Michael Atherton said that shopkeepers in Pakistan refused to take money from him after his unbeaten knock against India in the 2021 T20 World Cup. “When we won against India, that time, I thought it was only a match for me. But when it comes to Pakistan, I saw the love from my people. After that, whenever I went to a shop, they won’t take money from me. They would say, ‘you go, you go. I won’t take money from you! And it’s the same for Babar Azam and Shaheen Shah Afridi as well,” he said in the video shared by Pakistan Cricket. In the 2021 match, Pakistan had brought to an end India’s near-three-decade domination of them in the world stage in the most convincing fashion, embarrassing their arch-rivals by 10 wickets in t...
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Pakistan blind cricket team denied visa to travel to India for World Cup | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The Pakistan blind cricket team has been denied visa to travel to India for the ongoing Blind Cricket World Cup. In a statement issued on Tuesday, the Pakistan Blind Cricket Council (PBCC) claimed that the team could not get clearance from the Ministry of External Affairs in India. “This unfortunate incident has left the Pakistan blind cricket team in the lurch,” the PBCC said in a statement. “It was highly likely that Pakistan and India would have locked horns in the final of ongoing World Cup and considering the current form of Green Shirts, Pakistan had high chances to win the World Cup,” the statement added. The tournament is scheduled in India from December 5-17. The PBCC said "it strongly condemns this discriminating act of India as sports should be above regional polit...
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If Asia Cup 2023 gets taken away from us, we may pull out: Ramiz Raja | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: After India's tough stance on not travelling to Pakistan for Asia Cup next year and rather insisting that the tournament would be held at the neutral venue, PCB chief Ramiz Raja seems to be in no mood in relenting to the neighbour's demand. Raja has given a whole new twist to the issue saying Pakistan may consider pulling out of Asia Cup 2023 if their tournament hosting rights are withdrawn due to the Indian team not travelling to their country. "It is not as if we do not have hosting rights and we are pleading to host it," Ramiz was quoted as saying by ESPNCricinfo on the sidelines of the Pakistan-England Test in Rawalpindi. "We won the rights fair and square. If India does not come, they would not come. If the Asia Cup gets taken away from Pakistan, maybe we are the ones th...
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Jalti pe tel daalna, tweet pe tweet karna, just don’t do it man: Wasim Akram says without taking Shami’s name

Following Pakistan’s defeat to England in the 2022 T20 World Cup final, Indian bowler Mohammed Shami had quote tweeted Shoaib Akhtar’s heartbreak emoji expressing tweet with the response, “Sorry brother. It’s call karma.” Now, without explicitly taking anyone’s names, Pakistan cricket experts Wasim Akram, Waqar Younis, Misbah ul Haq and Shoaib Malik counselled current and ex cricketers to control themselves. “As ex-cricketers or as a present cricketer sitting here, our job is to maintain harmony and spread friendship between nations. The statements and tweets we make they should be positive towards each other. Bajay ke hum jalti pe tel daale (Don’t rub salt on wounds). That’s very important,” Akram said to A Sports. “Our job is to spread love among people. We should try to be neutral....
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2007 World Cup final loss against India was a tough pill to swallow, recalls Misbah-ul-Haq

Former Pakistan captain and coach Misbah-ul-Haq shared an interesting anecdote from the 2009 T20 World Cup final against Sri Lanka. Pakistan won the match by eight wickets, and when they needed six or seven runs to win, Younis came to Misbah and told him ‘pad up, you are next if will lose any wicket.” “Lala (Shahid Afridi) and Shoaib Malik were playing, and we needed 6 or 7 runs to win the match. Younis Khan came to me and said, ‘pad up, if we lose a wicket, you are going in’. He just wanted to me to enjoy the winning moment after what has happened in 2007 final. He wanted me to hit the winning shot. It was a very special moment,” Misbah told A Sports. On the inaugural t20 World Cup final loss against India, Misbah said: “It was a very tough pill to swallow. We were the better team. It...
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This Sunday, it’s 152/0 vs 170/0: PAK PM Shehbaz Sharif takes a dig at India

Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif appeared to take a dig at India after they lost by 10 wickets to England in the second semifinal on Thursday. “So, this Sunday, it’s: 152/0 vs 170/0,” Sherif tweeted referring to India’s 10 wicket loss against Pakistan in the 2021 T20 World Cup and the fact that England will now meet Pakistan in the final on Sunday. In that match, Pakistan skipper Babar Azam stroked his way to 68 while his opening partner, Mohammad Rizwan, smashed 79 as the Indian bowlers struggled to contain the two batters, who ultimately reached the target of 152 without much trouble. So, this Sunday, it’s: 152/0 vs 170/0 🇵🇰 🇬🇧 #T20WorldCup — Shehbaz Sharif (@CMShehbaz) November 10, 2022 Earlier in that match, Virat Kohli’s half-century had helped India recover from a disastr...
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I would like to play against India in final: Pakistan mentor Matthew Hayden | Cricket News – Times of India

SYDNEY: Pakistan team mentor Matthew Hayden wants to play the World Cup final against India purely for the sake of "big spectacle". An India-Pakistan clash generates much interest, mostly to the level of obsession, which was evident in the Group stage when Virat Kohli earned plaudits for orchestrating his team's much talked-about victory under pressure. Pakistan stormed into the final with a comfortable seven-wicket win over New Zealand and now await the winner of the second semifinal between India and England. "I would like to play India in the final purely because of the big spectacle," he said when asked which opponent he will choose for the final. Pakistan were on the verge of an early exit after defeats against India and Zimbabwe but luck smiled on them when Netherlands knocked Sou...
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T20 World Cup, Road to Semis (Group 2): How India and Pakistan booked their spots in knockout stage | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The group games of the Super 12 stage ended on Sunday, with India securing the top spot in Group 2 after a win over Zimbabwe in the final league match in Melbourne. India and their arch-rivals Pakistan made it to the next stage of the ongoing T20 World Cup from the group in contrasting fashions Down Under. India, the only team to register four wins in the league stage in either groups, started with two straight victories, while Pakistan had the exact opposite, suffering two defeats in their first two games. India were already assured of the semis spot before their final league game, and the last league game was a virtual quarter-final for Pakistan. India needed a win in the final game to secure top spot in the group, while Pakistan needed a lot of other results going in their...
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Virat Kohli named ICC player of month for October

Star batter Virat Kohli was on Monday named the ICC Men’s Player of the Month for October following a series of stellar performances during India’s charge to the T20 World Cup semifinals in Australia. Pakistan’s veteran all-rounder Nida Dar won the honour in the women’s category thanks to her sensational form in their Asia Cup campaign. Dar edged out the Indian duo of Jemimah Rodrigues and Deepti Sharma, who produced impressive displays in the same tournament in which their side won. Pakistan women’s all-rounder Nida Dar raises her bat after reaching T20I fifty in the Women’s Asia Cup. (Source: Asian Cricket Council) Both Kohli and Dar were declared winners following a global vote conducted among media representatives, ICC Hall of Famers, former international players and registered fa...
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‘India vs Pakistan T20 World Cup final – loading’: Social media goes berserk over possibility of blockbuster clash | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: With the 4 semi-finalists, New Zealand and England from Group 1 and India and Pakistan from Group 2 confirmed for the 2022 T20 World Cup knock-outs, the upcoming week is set to be nothing short of a blockbuster in Australia. ICC's marquee event over the past 4 weeks Down Under was an absolute thriller which saw epic battles between top teams from around the world. From defending champions Australia failing to qualify for the semis, to Pakistan making a shock entry to the knock-outs out of nowhere on the final day of the Super 12 stage, the tournament has provided edge of the seat entertainment and continues to spring surprises. As the Dutch pulled off a miraculous win over South Africa, it paved the way for Pakistan to qualify for the semis even after their shock loss to minn...
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Virat Kohli vs Haris Rauf & other tales: How seasoned pro out-thought the one-time tape-ball amateur.

Tales about India-Pakistan games don’t have expiry dates. So it will never be too late, or outdated, to talk about the October 23, 2022 India-Pakistan special, the game with an engrossingly original script. Last-ball sixes are such a cliche, this one was about a batsman daring to leave the last ball of the 20th over (what turned out to be the second-last ball due to the wide) to set up a climax that was beyond the limited imagination of Bollywood sports movie script-writers. A packed MCG chanting for Virat Kohli 🏟 Raw vision: Behind the scenes of India’s sensational win 📹 Goosebumps. #T20WorldCup | #INDvPAK pic.twitter.com/MNjmOLKO7r — ICC (@ICC) October 23, 2022 Enough has been written about the very eventful last moments – starting with Virat Kohli’s now-famous six off Rauf at 18.5...
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T20 World Cup semi final race: What does Pakistan’s win over South Africa mean for India and other teams in Group 2

India will advance to the semifinals if they beat Zimbabwe on Sunday; Pakistan have to beat Bangladesh, and require at least one of India or South Africa to lose.Pakistan’s 33-run win over South Africa on Thursday in Sydney has kept the Super 12 Group 2 semi-final qualification scenarios interesting going into the final round of T20 World Cup group matches on Sunday. With no rain forecast for the Adelaide double-header – between Netherlands-South Africa and Bangladesh-Pakistan – and only a slim chance of showers leading into India-Zimbabwe in Melbourne, the probability of a washout across the three games is miniscule. Here is a look at what each of the contenders requires to make the knockouts: India (6 points, NRR +0.730) India have the advantage of playing the last game of the group s...
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T20 World Cup: Shadab Khan-Iftikhar Ahmed power Pakistan with quickfire fifties against South Africa

Stranded at 95 at the loss of five wickets after 13 overs, Pakistan were rescued by Shadab Khan (52) and Iftikhar Ahmed (51), who inspired a first innings finish at 185/9 against South Africa. Playing a must win game in order to keep their hopes for a semifinal berth alive, Pakistan opted to bat first after Babar Azam won the toss in Sydney. //www.instagram.com/embed.js The 2021 semifinalists were however quickly put on the backfoot, with South Africa pacers running though their top order, leaving the scoreboard at 43/4. Playing in his first World Cup match, Mohammed Haris coped a blow on the helmet off Wayne Parnell’s second ball to him. The 21-year-old would respond with a cameo of 28 runs off 11 deliveries, involving two fours and three sixes. Iktikhar’s partnership with Mohammed ...
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A song by god’: Greg Chappell on Virat Kohli’s knock against Pakistan

Greg Chappell in his column for the Sydney Morning Herald, has called Virat Kohli’s knock against Pakistan ‘a song by god,’ and also rated the former skipper as the ‘most complete Indian batsman’ of his time. “Virat Kohli played an innings that was as close to a “song by god” as has ever been played in T20 cricket. Like a cat playing with a new skein of wool, Kohli teased then expertly picked apart an excellent Pakistan bowling attack until it lay unravelled, spent and exposed on the green carpet of the MCG,” wrote Chappell. What it meant to win at The G! 💪🏻 Scorecard ▶️ https://t.co/mc9useyHwY #TeamIndia | #T20WorldCup | #INDvPAK | @imVkohli pic.twitter.com/A1uFG5Lbxr — BCCI (@BCCI) October 23, 2022 Kohli slammed an unbeaten 82 to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat against Pakista...