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Yearly Review: What happened in May 2017?

2017 was an eventful year with a lot of vital happenings. Specially the fifth month, May will be remembered for Pakistani cricket as Pakistan won the first away test series on West Indies soil against the hosts. In the same month, two great cricketers Misbah-ul-Haq and Younis Khan got retirement from the international cricket. Samaa…

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Shahid Afridi, Younis Khan get MCC Honorary Life Membership

LONDON: Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) has elected former Pakistani captains Shahid Afridi and Younis Khan as Honorary Life Members of the Club. Honorary Life Membership is awarded to some of the finest cricketers and men and women associated with the game, and the pair make it three players from Pakistan to be awarded Honorary Life…

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Five things Pakistan should do to level series

  By Omair Alavi   They are down 1-0 in the ongoing two-match series with Sri Lanka, but Sarfraz Ahmed and the boys are still not out of contention. One win can level the series for Pakistan if the team stays in sensible mode rather than in self-destruction mode because that helps the opponents more….

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No Misbah, Younis as Pakistan look to new Test era

Abu Dhabi: Pakistan will step into a new Test era without retired batting greats Younis Khan and Misbah-ul-Haq when they take on Sri Lanka in the first Test in Abu Dhabi from Thursday. Playing without Younis and Misbah is unaccustomed territory for Pakistan, who haven’t had a Test featuring neither of the talismanic, prolific pair…

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Video: Selectors ignore Fawad Alam yet again despite stellar form, fitness

LAHORE: Pakistani cricketer Fawad Alam was yet again ignored by selectors when he was not picked for the Test squad against Sri Lanka despite his ongoing stellar form and impressive fitness.  Fawad Alam is one cricketer who has performed in the First Class consistently, scoring centuries and taking wickets one after the other. However, he…

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Pakistan XI to play cricket match against UK Media XI in Miranshah

RAWALPINDI: Pakistan XI will play a cricket match against UK Media XI in Miranshah on Thursday. Director General of Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) Major General Asif Ghafoor tweeted that the match will be telecasted live from Miranshah. The match will be played at Younis Khan Stadium. “Peace and prosperity is our destiny,” he added….

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Video: Younis Khan, Shahid Afridi skip PCB farewell

Former Pakistan batsman Younis Khan and former captain Shahid Afridi did not attend Pakistan Cricket Board’s grand farewell held in the honour of retired stalwarts of Pakistan cricket. Only Misbah-ul-Haq attended the event. Watch this report…

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Younis Khan snubs PCB farewell plan

KARACHI: Former Pakistan batsman Younis Khan has rejected the Pakistan Cricket Board’s offer to attend a grand farewell event scheduled in his honour, and that of Misbah-ul-Haq and Shahid Afridi – the three stalwarts of Pakistan cricket who retired recently. While Afridi was initially supposed to be given a farewell T20I series last year against…

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Younis Khan rules out political career

PESHAWAR: Legendary cricketer Younis Khan has denied he will join politics. In a statement, he said that he feels that there is no future for him in the field.  ‘I am busy in promoting cricket in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP),’ he said. He said that Shahryar Khan’s tenure was impressive for Pakistani cricket as we became…

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Excited Younis Khan gives message to Brazilian coach

Former test cricketer Younis Khan waiting anxiously to play an exhibition match against Brazilian football coach Romildo Sanchez. In his video message, he thanked the Brazilian coach for coming to Pakistan. Watch what else he said.

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Younis Khan announces to donate prize money

Former test cricketer Younis Khan has announced to donate the prize money gifted to him by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. The ace cricketer released a special video message to equitably donate the money among three charitable organizations of the country including Edhi Foundation. Watch what else he said.

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Pakistan can beat India in Champions Trophy: Younis Khan

KARACHI: Former captain Younis Khan believed that Pakistan team has the capability to beat traditional rival India when they meet them in their inaugural ICC Champions Trophy match on June 4 at Edgbaston, England. “Pakistan have defeated India in Champions Trophy before and they are capable of doing that again,” Younis told a private TV…

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Video: Younis recited Azaan whenever cricket team offered prayers in congregation

KARACHI: Former Test batsman and ex-captain of the Pakistan cricket team Younis Khan said that he was the one who used to recited Azaan when the team offered prayers in congregation.  “Yes I used to recite the call to prayer when the team decided to pray in congregation,” said Younis Khan. “Ramazan is a blessed month…

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Younis credits his success in trying times to reciting Astaghfar

PESHAWAR: Former Pakistan cricketer and stellar batsman Younis Khan stated that in trying times during his batting and fielding, he would often recite Astaghfar which helped him to brave the circumstances.  Speaking to Samaa TV’s Shoaib Jatt, Younis Khan said that reciting Astaghfar for forgiveness from the Almighty helped him quite a lot. “I would…

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How to beat India? Younis Khan’s tips for Pakistan

Pakistan registered a thrilling win against Bangladesh in their first ICC Champions Trophy warm-up match at Edgbaston, England. However, a mammoth challenge is ahead – how to beat archival India in the tournament. Cricket legend Younis Khan offers his success tips for Pakistan team. Watch video…’

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WATCH: Younis Khan gets grand welcome on return

Pakistan’s only batsman to score 10,000 test runs Younis Khan was given a warm welcome by the citizens as he arrived in the country on Monday.

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Younis Khan’s career celebrated at Lords

ISLAMABAD: Days after his retirement, Younis Khan’s career was celebrated at Lords Cricket Ground of London. This farewell event took place at The Long Room, Lords, said a press release issued here on Saturday. A large number of cricket fans, players of the national cricket team, members of the community and media persons attended the…

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Misbah, Younis should have been given more time: Miandad

KARACHI: Former Pakistani batting great Javed Miandad said on Friday that recently retired Test cricketers Misbah-ul-Haq and Younis Khan should have been given more time since there was no one at the moment to replace them. Speaking to SAMAA’s social media, Miandad said that he had always held the opinion that Misbah and Younis should…

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Top Twitter trends of the week

By: Muhammad Farooq Dhedhi 1.#MisYou As the two legends retired on Sunday, Pakistani Twitterati erupted in praise for the two cricketing legends who have recently hung up their boots from all forms of cricket. ThankYou Mis|You You willll be missed Last moments of cricketing career of MisYou #MisYou — Miss U Younis Misbah (@Aman_RN)…

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WATCH: Karachiites pay tribute to Misbah-ul-Haq, Younis Khan

Citizens of Karachi came up with a unique style of bidding farewell to stalwarts Misbah-ul-Haq and Younis Khan, who retired from international cricket.

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Brilliant captains, brilliant leaders: Pietersen pays tribute to Misbah, Younis

England cricketer Kevin Pietersen paid glittering tributes to recently-retired Pakistani batsmen Misbah-ul-Haq and Younis Khan, calling them ‘great captains and great leaders’.  Ever since Misbah-ul-Haq and Younis Khan have hung their boots, praises and tributes have poured in from across the world. Kevin Pietersen is one individual who has often played against the two stellar…

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