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England vs Pakistan: Draw would be as good as a win for visitors, says former captain Shahid Afridi
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England vs Pakistan: Draw would be as good as a win for visitors, says former captain Shahid Afridi

Afridi expressed satisfaction at the pace bowling resources available in Pakistan cricket and said the country had always produced some top-class pace bowlers.

Former Pakistan skipper Shahid Afridi rates MS Dhoni over Ricky Ponting as captain
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Former Pakistan skipper Shahid Afridi rates MS Dhoni over Ricky Ponting as captain

“Better captain Dhoni or Ponting? Lala choice,” a Twitter user asked to which Afridi responded, “I rate Dhoni a bit higher than Ponting as he developed a new team full of youngsters.”

Former Pakistan batsman Aamer Sohail says selection of Shahid Afridi in 1999 World Cup squad was a mistake
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Former Pakistan batsman Aamer Sohail says selection of Shahid Afridi in 1999 World Cup squad was a mistake

Aamer Sohail has revealed that he feels the team management made a mistake in including Shahid Afridi as an opener in the 1999 World Cup squad. Sohail claims that the all-rounder back then was neither able to bowl nor bat.

Coronavirus Outbreak: Former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi tests positive for COVID-19
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi tests positive for COVID-19

Former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi on Saturday said he has tested positive for COVID-19, becoming the first high-profile cricketer to be infected with the deadly virus.

Former Australia all-rounder Tom Moody names his greatest all-rounders across Test, ODI and T20I formats
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Former Australia all-rounder Tom Moody names his greatest all-rounders across Test, ODI and T20I formats

Moody named South Africa’s Jacques Kallis and West Indies’ Gary Sobers as the two greatest all-rounders in Test cricket.

Harbhajan Singh, Yuvraj Singh regret supporting Shahid Afridi's charity after Pakistan cricketer slams Prime Minister Narendra Modi
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Harbhajan Singh, Yuvraj Singh regret supporting Shahid Afridi's charity after Pakistan cricketer slams Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Last month, Harbhajan and Yuvraj had posted videos in support of 'Shahid Afridi Foundation' which was raising funds for the underprivileged affected by COVID-19 pandemic.

Pakistan's Daniesh Kaneria blames Shahid Afridi's discriminatory behaviour for brief ODI career
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Pakistan's Daniesh Kaneria blames Shahid Afridi's discriminatory behaviour for brief ODI career

Kaneria, only the second Hindu to play Test cricket for Pakistan, said that beyond his religion, it was difficult for him to think about the reason behind Afridi's discriminatory behaviour.

Shahid Afridi buys Mushfiqur Rahim's bat for $20,000 in charity auction
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Shahid Afridi buys Mushfiqur Rahim's bat for $20,000 in charity auction

Former Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi has bought the bat put up for auction by Bangladesh wicket-keeper batsman Mushfiqur Rahim for $20,000.

PCB announces financial packages to help first-class cricketers, umpires, scorers and ground staff during lockdown
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PCB announces financial packages to help first-class cricketers, umpires, scorers and ground staff during lockdown

The Pakistan cricket board said that the first class cricketers who meet the criteria will be paid Rs 25,000 rupees, the match officials Rs 15,000 and ground staff Rs 10,000 and their identity will not be revealed.

Ex-Pakistan pacer Rana Naved claims some senior players 'deliberately underperformed' during New Zealand series in 2009
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Ex-Pakistan pacer Rana Naved claims some senior players 'deliberately underperformed' during New Zealand series in 2009

Former Pakistan pacer Rana Naved ul Hassan has alleged that a number of senior players deliberately under-performed during the 2009 ODI series against New Zealand in the UAE as they were unhappy with Younis Khan's captaincy.

Saeed Ajmal 'even today' thinks he got Sachin Tendulkar out LBW in 2011 World Cup semi-final
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Saeed Ajmal 'even today' thinks he got Sachin Tendulkar out LBW in 2011 World Cup semi-final

Tendulkar, who made crucial 85 runs in the semifinal at Mohali, was on 23 when Gould ruled him out LBW off Ajmal. But third umpire Billy Bowden, after a review, overturned the decision.

My Favourite Match: A forgotten classic in Dhaka marked with a Sourav Ganguly special
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My Favourite Match: A forgotten classic in Dhaka marked with a Sourav Ganguly special

Ganguly would go on to lead India and change Indian cricket forever, but for me, the embers of self-belief were first stoked on that January day when India pulled off a then-world record chase against Pakistan. The first full match that (I think) I ever watched is also my (well, almost) favourite.

Shahid Afridi describes Brian Lara as 'sheer class', says he never bowled with any confidence to West Indian legend
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Shahid Afridi describes Brian Lara as 'sheer class', says he never bowled with any confidence to West Indian legend

Former Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi has described Brian Lara as "sheer class", saying he never felt confident whenever he bowled to the West Indies legend.

My Favourite Match: How Sachin Tendulkar’s epic 136 against Pakistan in Chennai taught me a thing or two about Test cricket
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My Favourite Match: How Sachin Tendulkar’s epic 136 against Pakistan in Chennai taught me a thing or two about Test cricket

For an eight-year old boy, the complexities of Test cricket was hard to grasp, and understanding ODI cricket was much simpler. That was until India played Pakistan in a Test series at home in 1999.

PCB wants government to criminalise match-fixing, spot-fixing in cricket
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PCB wants government to criminalise match-fixing, spot-fixing in cricket

PCB chairman Ehsan Mani said at present they don't have the legal authority to call witnesses or check bank accounts and other details to deeply probe corruption cases.

Expected better from Kapil Dev, don't see anything wrong in Shoaib Akhtar’s call for India-Pakistan match, says Shahid Afridi
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Expected better from Kapil Dev, don't see anything wrong in Shoaib Akhtar’s call for India-Pakistan match, says Shahid Afridi

Disappointed with Kapil Dev's response, Pakistan's Shahid Afridi has backed his former teammate Shoaib Akhtar's proposal for an ODI series against India to help raise funds for the less privileged in their fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

Coronavirus Outbreak: Pakistan sports icons Jahangir Khan, Shahid Afridi distribute ration, cash to members of Pakistan’s minorities
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Pakistan sports icons Jahangir Khan, Shahid Afridi distribute ration, cash to members of Pakistan’s minorities

Pakistan's renowned sports personalities Jahangir Khan and Shahid Afridi have started distributing ration and cash to the minorities after a Hindu tennis player drew their attention to the plight of the community amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Pakistan Cricket Board needs to act to curb corruption in cricket, says Shahid Afridi
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Pakistan Cricket Board needs to act to curb corruption in cricket, says Shahid Afridi

Former Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi has backed Mohammad Hafeez in exhorting the cricket authorities to set an example in corruption cases unearthed in their country.

Coronavirus Outbreak: Yuvraj Singh says social media post seeking donations for Shahid Afridi's charity 'blown out of proportion'
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Yuvraj Singh says social media post seeking donations for Shahid Afridi's charity 'blown out of proportion'

Yuvraj, along with former teammate Harbhajan Singh, had posted Twitter messages calling for donations to Afridi's charity foundation to combat the COVID-19 pandemic

Pakistan legend Wasim Akram says Shahid Afridi and not Virender Sehwag revolutionised opening batting in Test cricket
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Pakistan legend Wasim Akram says Shahid Afridi and not Virender Sehwag revolutionised opening batting in Test cricket

According to Akram, Sehwag came later and it was Pakistan cricketer Shahid Afridi, who revolutionised the way the innings was opened.