Talal Bin Asif Dar

Author has been writing for International websites and has also worked as reporter for Dawn News and Samaa TV. Talal loves reading sports' books.

Thai festival kicks off despite junta call to water down party

BANGKOK: Thais and tourists took to the streets on Wednesday to drench each other in a mass water fight marking the country’s new year, as authorities attempted to crack down on alcohol and other “indecencies”.   The three-day Songkran festival is traditionally celebrated across the country by paying respects to elders and visiting temples to sprinkle…

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Leicester City- writing one of the greatest sports stories

Few things in the world are next to impossible and cannot be expected to ever happen; for instance Pakistan or India winning a Football World Cup or teams like Kenya and Netherlands winning a Cricket World Cup. English Premier League (EPL) is one of the best and competitive leagues in the World. Something similar is…

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Sharjeel Khan- A talent yet to showcase

In Pakistani Cricket Team there has always been a hitch with the openers specially after Saeed Anwar and Amir Sohail left in 90’s. We still have not been able to fabricate consistent batsmen in the mean while Ahmed Shehzad ,Hafeez and Nasir Jamshed came to the spotlight churning an expectation for us but then their…

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Asia Cup, a wakeup call at the right time

Pakistan’s performance in Asia Cup was extremely poor. Pakistan lost to its arch rivals India and Bangladesh. Has Pakistan learnt from its mistakes ahead of World T20? Some players were included in the side after performing well in couple of matches in Pakistan Super League (PSL).  It was not considered by selectors that the pitches…

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Asian giants ready to battle for the crown

Nowadays one could say that cricket season is at full swing where the much celebrated PSL came to an exciting end there the ASIA CUP is all set to entertain masses there was a time when ASIA CUP was more like a triangular series between Pakistan, India and Sri lanka but now the time has…

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Muhammad Nawaz- PSL New Gem

    PSL matches demonstrate the zing and passion of cricket in Pakistan to the world  and speak for the  immense talent this  country has to offer. One of the chief reasons after having a T20 league of our own was to boost confidence and energy in our youngsters and to provide a platform to…

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PSL timings: Not So Perfect

  Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) will hold country’s inaugural T20 competition featuring players from other countries, as almost all the big cricket countries, including Bangladesh which has their own T20 League featuring top players from all over the world. India started these interesting T20 cricket leagues which not only were attractive for the cricket lovers,…

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Misbah to lead Pakistan?

Misbah-ul-Haq made his Test debut in 2001 against New Zealand when he was 26-year-old  but he did not get many chances in his 20s as Pakistan’s middle-order was already very strong and had legendary batsmen like Inzamam-ul-Haq, Mohammad Yousuf and Younis Khan. The Mianwali native was dropped after making his debut and came back one…

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Pakistan could be a mere spectator at 2016 Olympics

2016, the year of Olympics has begun and sportsmen once again all over the world are busy in the preparations of the biggest sports event of the world, but on the other hand Pakistani sports authorities will be searching for trump cards to have any participation at the event. Pakistan have won 8 medals in…

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Aqeel Khan- The Unsung Hero of Tennis

    Whenever we talk about  tennis in Pakistan, the first name that comes in our mind is Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi as people had seen him playing the final of US Open five years back and he gets all the media attention. But not many people know that there is some individual named Aqeel Khan too,…

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Tale of an aspiring Pakistani footballer

Pakistan is a Cricket loving nation and none other sports can match the love that Pakistanis have for Cricket. That is one of the reasons of the downfall of our national game Hockey because people lost their interest in hockey may be due to lack of funding and that support which is given to cricket. But…

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Disgraced Amir’s Return: Hit or Miss?

    Many people have been against Muhammad Amir making a comeback in the International arenas for Pakistan as they think he cannot be trusted after the spot fixing incident in 2010, but his recent performance in the BPL has dismissed these thoughts   in fact he is set to break the door and dismissed big…

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Will Chelsea make an amazing comeback like 2012 season?

  Chelsea have been one of the best English clubs in the history but ever since their multi-billionaire owner Roman Abrahimovic took over at the end of 2003, they have been one of the best clubs in the world, but unfortunately they are going through their worst period nowadays. The champions of last year’s English…

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Rise of Pakistan Women’s Cricket and Bismah Maroof

    Whenever cricket is talked about in Pakistan, it is always male team that strikes our mind first. Few years back when taking part in sports was not popular among girls as well as there was no big achievement of females under their belt, but then came Asian Games 2010 where Pakistan defeated teams…

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