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Journey of the Champions

By: Saim Khan ICC Champions trophy, the event played by top 8 cricketing nations of the world held its 8th edition June 2017. The first two editions of this tournament were called ICC Knockout tournament which were held in the year 1998 and 2000. Pakistan the most unpredictable team of the world was not even…

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I use my aggression as a tactic: Junaid Khan

ISLAMABAD: Pakistani fast bowler Junaid Khan said on Wednesday that he is a humble person but he tends to use his aggression on the field as a tactic to demoralise the opposition.  Speaking to SAMAA TV after returning to Pakistan, Junaid Khan said that it was an honour to have been part of the squad…

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“Dil Ro Raha hai Mera” guy breaking the internet again

“Dil Ro Raha hai Mera..ye mera Pakistan hai” guy is back with another video. His name is “Momin Saqib” and this time he is not alone, his video is breaking the internet as he hugged and chat with few Pakistani players with the same patriotism. As you can see in the video, Momin praises Shoaib Malik in his…

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Champions Trophy winner Pakistan surprised all of us: AB de Villiers

London: South Africa captain AB de Villiers wants the Twenty20 series against England to help soothe the Proteas’ wounds after their early exit from the Champions Trophy. He praises Pakistan performance in Champions trophy. De Villiers’ men did not make it out of the group stage of the eight-team one-day international tournament, their fate sealed…

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Video: Indian cricketer Shami almost got into a fight with Pakistani fan

LONDON: As Pakistan beat India on Sunday to claim their maiden ICC Champions Trophy 2017 trophy, Indian cricketer Mohammad Shami almost got into an ugly spat with a Pakistani fan who taunted him.  As the Indian players were walking their way back to the dressing room after Pakistan outplayed them comprehensively, a Pakistani fan taunted…

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Video: Pakistani fans sing, dance to hilarious song mocking Kohli

KARACHI: Jubilant fans took to the streets and celebrated Pakistan’s victory over India on Sunday in the Champions Trophy final.  As the green shirts trounced India to steal the trophy, jubilant Pakistani fans celebrated outside Sarfaraz Ahmed’s house. In this particular video, watch fans sing and dance along to a hilarious song with catchy lyrics…

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ICC could axe Champions Trophy for more T20 World Cups

LONDON: The Champions Trophy could be scrapped in favour of staging the World Twenty20 every two years, according to International Cricket Council (ICC) chief executive David Richardson. Pakistan thrashed India by 180 runs to win this year’s edition of the Champions Trophy at The Oval on Sunday, with a worldwide television audience of millions watching…

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Champions to return home early Tuesday morning

ISLAMABAD: Nine members of Pakistan’s ICC Champions Trophy winning team will return home in the wee hours of Tuesday amid warm welcome from officials and fans. According to a spokesman of Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), the players will return to their respective cities. Left-handed opener Fakhar Zaman, who scored a maiden century against arch-rivals India…

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Sarfraz proud as Fakhar and Hasan join him in team of tournament

Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed said being named skipper of the International Cricket Council’s team of the Champions Trophy was the “perfect icing on the cake” of his side’s stunning title triumph. Sarfraz’s side thrashed title-holders India by 180 runs in a remarkable final The Oval on Sunday having been the lowest ranked of the eight…

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FIVE-STAR PAKISTAN

By: Omair Alavi  Last year they were in doubt for the Champions Trophy because of their pathetic performance; this year they are on top of the world due to a comeback that doesn’t happen every day. Pakistan Cricket Team stunned the world of Cricket by beating South Africa, Sri Lanka, England and finally India in…

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Team of the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 announced

ISLAMABAD: The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Monday announced the Team of the ICC Champions Trophy 2017, which includes players from five of the eight participating sides, with Pakistan’s Sarfraz Ahmed as captain. The side was selected by a jury of cricket experts, which included former captains Michael Atherton of England, India’s Sourav Ganguly, Ramiz…

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Hassan, Babar attain career best rankings; Fakhar moves into top 100

Pakistan has moved to sixth position in the MRF Tyres ICC ODI Team Rankings following its triumph at the ICC Champions Trophy 2017, and its players have made significant gains in the individual rankings following its 180 runs victory over India in the final on Sunday. Pakistan has leapfrogged Sri Lanka and Bangladesh to move…

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PAK vs IND: 10 memes to laugh yourselves silly with

LONDON: After Pakistan thrashed India by 180 runs to clinch their maiden ICC Champions Trophy title, 10 memes went viral over the internet. So sit back, relax and laugh yourselves silly with these memes:- 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.  

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Pakistani cricketers’ wives tweet after boys in green thrash India

LONDON: Mohammad Hafeez’s wife Nazia Hafeez is understandably ecstatic at Pakistan cricket team’s Champions Trophy final triumph. One look at her tweets and you’d know. Ever since the match was in swing and Pakistan seemed to be getting the better of India, Nazia Hafeez was tweeting away from the pavilion. Here’s some of her tweets:-…

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‘Soldier’ Fakhar marches on to Champions Trophy hundred

LONDON: Pakistan’s Fakhar Zaman responded to the pressure of opening against arch-rivals India in the Champions Trophy final at The Oval on Sunday with a brilliant maiden one-day international hundred before falling for 114. Nicknamed ‘soldier’ by his team-mates — he was once a sailor in the Pakistan navy — Fakhar, might have been out…

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Pakistan thrash India to clinch Champions Trophy

LONDON: India has won the toss and chose to field in their high octane ICC Champions Trophy 2017 final against Pakistan at The Oval on Sunday, Samaa reported. Mohammad Amir is making his return to the side and Rumman Raees has been dropped from the team. India has not made any change to their playing…

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Arch rivals Pakistan, India battle in high octane Champions Trophy final

LONDON: The day is finally here – arch rivals Pakistan and India will play each other in the final of the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 at The Oval on Sunday, Samaa reported. Pakistan and India have both reached the final in opposite manner. Pakistan has clawed its way into the final whereas India has easily…

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Video: Sarfaraz shares video with adorable son

Pakistan ODI and T20 skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed uploaded a video on his official Facebook page in which he can be seen reciting Hamd O Sana for his baby son Abdullah.  The video was captioned by the wicket-keeper “”No rhymes for you Abdullah Sarfaraz. Baba wants you to listen Humd O Sana”.    

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Will play attacking cricket against India: Sarfaraz Ahmed

LONDON: Pakistan One Day International cricket team Captain Sarfaraz Ahmed said on Saturday that Pakistan will play attacking cricket against India when the two sides meet at The Oval tomorrow in a bid to claim the coveted ICC Champions Trophy 2017 title.  Speaking to reporters and journalists at the pre-match press conference, Sarfaraz said that his…

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Rishi Kapoor responds to cartoon by Samaa – ends feud with Pakistan

Bollywood icon and veteran actor Rishi Kapoor on Saturday responded to a cartoon by Samaa from a day ago and ended his hostility towards Pakistan cricket team by stating,’May the best team win’. In his latest tweet message, the Kapoor and Sons actor acknowledged the cartoon made by Sabir Nazar for Samaa, saying in the…

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Erasmus, Kettleborough to umpire India-Pakistan final

London: South Africa’s Marais Erasmus and England’s Richard Kettleborough will be the on-field umpires for the Champions Trophy final between arch-rivals India and Pakistan, the International Cricket Council (ICC) announced Friday. Both officials are known for their calm demeanour, a quality that could come in useful with a capacity and raucous crowd expected at The…

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