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Firstpost Masterclass: Balance, footwork, mindset, and more, Aakash Chopra explains the technique of batting
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Firstpost Masterclass: Balance, footwork, mindset, and more, Aakash Chopra explains the technique of batting

Head position? Batting stance? Footwork? Dealing with bouncers? Former India batsman Aakash Chopra explains all this and more in this Firstpost Masterclass on batting.

PCB clarifies Tafazzul Rizvi filed defamation case against Shoaib Akhtar in personal capacity, board has nothing to do with it
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PCB clarifies Tafazzul Rizvi filed defamation case against Shoaib Akhtar in personal capacity, board has nothing to do with it

The PCB on Thursday clarified that it has not filed any complaint with the cyber crime unit of the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) against former pacer Shoaib Akhtar, insisting that the charge was made by its legal advisor Tafazzul Rizvi in his individual capacity.

VVS Laxman could not figure out Mohammad Asif's deliveries during India-Pakistan Karachi Test in 2006, recalls Shoaib Akhtar
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VVS Laxman could not figure out Mohammad Asif's deliveries during India-Pakistan Karachi Test in 2006, recalls Shoaib Akhtar

Pakistan legend Shoaib Akhtar has revealed as to why his teammate Mohammad Asif was able to rattle former Indian cricketer VVS Laxman in the 2006 Karachi Test between India and Pakistan.

Happy Birthday Wasim Akram: Shoaib Akhtar, ICC and others wish legendary cricketer on his special day
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Happy Birthday Wasim Akram: Shoaib Akhtar, ICC and others wish legendary cricketer on his special day

The International Cricket Council (ICC) highlighted all of Akram's achievements in his career wishing the legendary cricketer on his birthday.

'He could read the ball a second faster than others': Shoaib Akhtar recalls being unable to bowl out Inzamam-Ul-Haq at nets
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'He could read the ball a second faster than others': Shoaib Akhtar recalls being unable to bowl out Inzamam-Ul-Haq at nets

Shoaib Akhtar revealed that Inzamam could read the ball a second faster than others. Akhtar said that he could not bowl the former captain out even once in the nets in 10 years.

Former Pakistan pacer Shoaib Akhtar tears into ICC, blames global body for 'successfully finishing cricket' over last 10 years
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Former Pakistan pacer Shoaib Akhtar tears into ICC, blames global body for 'successfully finishing cricket' over last 10 years

The ICC has "successfully finished" cricket in the last 10 years and brought it down to its knees, former Pakistan pacer Shoaib Akhtar has insisted in a scathing criticism of the sport's global body.

PCB's Tafazzul Rizvi not satisfied with Shoaib Akhtar’s reply to defamation notice, set to drag former Pakistan pacer to court
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PCB's Tafazzul Rizvi not satisfied with Shoaib Akhtar’s reply to defamation notice, set to drag former Pakistan pacer to court

Senior lawyer and PCB's legal counsel Tafazzul Rizvi on Monday said he will drag Shoaib Akhtar to the court since he is not satisfied with former pacer's response to the defamation notice sent to him.

Kevin Pietersen recalls Shoaib Akhtar’s 'frightening' spell during England’s 2005 tour of Pakistan
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Kevin Pietersen recalls Shoaib Akhtar’s 'frightening' spell during England’s 2005 tour of Pakistan

Former England batsman Kevin Pietersen has revealed that he was shocked to see Shoaib Akhtar bowl at an unimaginable pace during the 2005 Test series against Pakistan.

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.

Shoaib Akhtar says ICC has ‘thrown neutrality out of the window’ after being trolled by apex body
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Shoaib Akhtar says ICC has ‘thrown neutrality out of the window’ after being trolled by apex body

The flamboyant Shoaib Akhtar has accused the International Cricket Council of "throwing neutrality out of the window" after being trolled by the apex body for claiming that he can, even now, dismiss Australian run-machine Steve Smith in a jiffy.

Shoaib Akhtar says notice for defamation sent by PCB is 'legally defective, merit-less and misconceived'
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Shoaib Akhtar says notice for defamation sent by PCB is 'legally defective, merit-less and misconceived'

Former Pakistan pace spearhead Shoaib Akhtar has responded to the defamation notice sent to him by the Pakistan Cricket Board's legal counsel Tafazzul Rizvi, calling it "legally defective, merit-less and misconceived".

ICC takes subtle dig at Shoaib Akhtar over his tweet aimed at Steve Smith
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ICC takes subtle dig at Shoaib Akhtar over his tweet aimed at Steve Smith

The ICC on Tuesday took a subtle dig at former Pakistan speedster Shoaib Akhtar’s claim that even now he can dismiss Australia’s Steve Smith

Shoaib Akhtar open to role of Indian bowling coach, assures of producing more ‘aggressive, talkative’ bowlers
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Shoaib Akhtar open to role of Indian bowling coach, assures of producing more ‘aggressive, talkative’ bowlers

Former Pakistan fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar on Monday said he is open to taking up the Indian bowling coaching job if there is an offer as his "job is to spread knowledge".

PCB legal advisor Tafazzul Rizvi files defamation suit against Shoaib Akhtar for insulting comments in YouTube video
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PCB legal advisor Tafazzul Rizvi files defamation suit against Shoaib Akhtar for insulting comments in YouTube video

The Pakistan bar council, in particular, said it was disappointed to hear the comments Akhtar had made about Rizvi, a respected member of the legal fraternity.

Pakistan could have had a player better than Virender Sehwag in Imran Nazir, says Shoaib Akhtar
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Pakistan could have had a player better than Virender Sehwag in Imran Nazir, says Shoaib Akhtar

Former pacer Shoaib Akhtar believes that Virender Sehwag's Pakistani contemporary, Imran Nazir, was more talented than the aggressive Indian but didn't have his brain and was also let down by the country's cricket administration.

Coronavirus Outbreak: Kapil Dev says cricket can take a backseat, start schools and colleges first
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Kapil Dev says cricket can take a backseat, start schools and colleges first

Reopening of schools and colleges once COVID-19 pandemic is under control is more important for the younger generation than resumption of sport which can take a back-seat for the time being, feels Kapil Dev.

He was quite a terror on the field: Shoaib Akhtar tweets old video about Brett Lee facing Pakistan pacer
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He was quite a terror on the field: Shoaib Akhtar tweets old video about Brett Lee facing Pakistan pacer

Former Pakistan cricketer Shoaib Akhtar tweeted a clip from an old episode of The Kapil Sharma Show where Australian bowler Brett Lee speaks about how he used to be terrified of facing bowlers, including Akhtar.

Shoaib Akhtar's career would have ended in 2000-01 if Jagmohan Dalmiya had not helped, reveals former PCB chief Tauqir Zia
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Shoaib Akhtar's career would have ended in 2000-01 if Jagmohan Dalmiya had not helped, reveals former PCB chief Tauqir Zia

In 1999, the International Cricket Council had told the PCB that speed merchant Shoaib Akhtar's bowling action was under scrutiny.

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.

Kapil Dev doesn’t need money but others do, India-Pakistan charity match is about larger picture, says Shoaib Akhtar
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Kapil Dev doesn’t need money but others do, India-Pakistan charity match is about larger picture, says Shoaib Akhtar

Former Pakistan pacer Shoaib Akhtar has responded to Kapil Dev's criticism of his proposal for an Indo-Pak series as part of COVID-19 pandemic relief efforts, saying the Indian legend doesn't need money but everyone else does.