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Friday, December 9, 2011

Khan’s Army | Khan V Peterson | DC Press Conference

Okay so today’s blog post is simple- has nothing to with wedding photography or anything like that!
Today I got to attend and cover the press conference for Khan V’s Peterson at Walter E. Washington Convention Center, DC.
Its simple, how could I ever turn down an opportunity to go and meet some amazing boxers all in one room right?! I just simply couldn’t! {Really the last picture  was worth the wait you’ll see what I mean when you get to end of this post!}
Okay so I’m going to make this a quick one! I get there and of course the Bolton lads gave Amir Khan a very warm and loud welcoming entrance to the Press conference today.. what can I say? they are from Bolton after all – us northerners are loud, funny and just know all about unity. I was moved (in a good way) by the strong sense of brotherhood between these lads, dedicated to what they call “Khan’s Army”
Today the Unified Light-Welterweight Champion of the World Amir Khan, received birthday cake during the press conference. Amir celebrates his 25th birthday – Happy Birthday Amir!
enjoy highlights of today’s press conference:
with President of Golden Boy Promotions Oscar De La Hoya , Team Khan, Team Paterson, Asif Vali, Bernard Hopkins, Amir Khan, Lamont Peterson, trainer Freddie Roach, Barry Hunter, Tony Thompson:
catch the big fight: HBO Live Boxing: Capital Show Down in Washington DC | Sat, Dec 10 2011, 7:00p.m. – 11:00p.m.|Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington, DC

Critical Article on Sehwag 200- Pakihungama recieves threat from Indian Hackers

Islamabad- famous sports blog Pakihungama after publishing critical article on Sehwag's 200 receives threat from Indian hackers that they will hack us if we didn't delete the article.They said that they will delete our all data from blog and will not give our blog again.
It is noted that after Publishing a article on Sehwag's 200 a lot of comments came on our blog with lots of misbehave and dirty languages.As freedom of express we didn't delete any comments from our site.

Series against England in Abu Dhabi will be challenge for us- Afridi

Karachi -ROUTERS, Pakistan master blaster Shahid Afridi said that Pakistan's series against England in upcoming next year in Abu Dhabi will be real test for Pakistan team.England is currently on 1 test ranking and Pakistan is on 6th place.S if we beat England or even draw with them we can say that we are going on a right path.He added further that he is looking for t20 world cup next year and wanted to again took part in Pakistan win another World Cup.

England announces its team for series against Pakistan to be held in UAE next year

England signalled on Friday that the plan to protect their world No1 Test status is exactly the same as the one that earned the title in the first place.

England have named Monty Panesar and Ravi Bopara in their 16-man squad for the three-Test series against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates.

Panesar was included as the second spinner ahead of Samit Patel, with Bopara the back-up batsman and Steven Davies the reserve wicketkeeper.

Eoin Morgan, Stuart Broad and Tim Bresnan have all returned to the squad after injuries.

Chris Tremlett and Steve Finn are also included in a five-man pool of seamers.

Left-arm spinner Panesar has not played Test cricket since the start of the 2009 Ashes series but has been included on the strength of a successful domestic season with Sussex in which he took 69 County Championship wickets at an average of 27.24.

Nottinghamshire's Patel was left out despite some promising all-round displays in the October one-day series in India, with Durham leg-spinner Scott Borthwick also overlooked.

Pace and bounce from one end, a bit of reverse swing thrown in and Graeme Swann for good measure is how England will approach their first ever Test series in the UAE next month.

The Test squad for the series against Pakistan, selected on Tuesday but announced this morning, is an Ashes reunion with Ravi Bopara for Paul Collingwood the only change from last winter’s sublime success in Australia.

Pakistan have adopted a policy of picking two spinners and the odd part-time twirler since making the UAE their adopted home but England no longer believe in the horses-for-courses culture that held them back in the 1980s and 1990s.

The team for the first Test is selected barring injury and perhaps the management’s greatest challenge is to find credible opponents for the two warm-up matches before the first Test. At the moment England do not know the nature or standard of their opposition.

Monty Panesar is back as the reserve spinner but it seems will play only if Swann is injured or ill. Picking two spinners would weaken the batting and Andy Flower and Andrew Strauss have been reluctant to do that ever since forming their leadership in early 2009.

England feel Scott Borthwick, the Durham leggie, needs more time with the A team and Samit Patel is not quite good enough at either discipline for Test cricket. Flower remains unconvinced about Patel’s fitness and, with this England management, there is little room for those who do not buy into the group ethos.

Bopara’s inclusion is another sign of the selection continuity that has characterised English cricket since the time of Duncan Fletcher and Nasser Hussain. Bopara deputised for Jonathan Trott against India and scored an unbeatean 44 in his last Test innings at the Oval. His ability to bowl a few overs of reverse swing is also handy for balancing the team if a first-choice batsman is injured.

Graham Onions has been placed on stand-by although that was not announced by England on Friday. Tim Bresnan is recovering from surgery on his bowling arm elbow and Chris Tremlett is now in South Africa at a training camp attempting to prove his fitness after a lengthy spell out with a back injury. Bresnan and Tremlett were the heroes of Melbourne and Sydney last winter but competition is strong among the seam bowlers, with Steven Finn’s excellent performances on the one-day tour to India in October making him a real contender for a return to the Test side.

Steven Davies is back as Matt Prior’s deputy, with England believing Jonny Bairstow needs more time to mature before being thrust into Test cricket.

Craig Kieswetter’s poor keeping in India and fears over his batting in Test cricket left Davies as the only real alternative even though he has not been involved with England since the end of the Australia tour.

Mohsin Khan might get long term contract as coach- Sources

Karachi (humari news) Pakistan's coach Mohsin Khan is probably to get full time long term contract as a national team coach. Our sources from PCB indicated that its saying in the lobby that might be possible Dev Watmore who seems to be strong coach for Pakistan side can not handle team's player as player 'll not accept pressure and strictness from foreign coach.So after Afridi's statement about Mohsin's support at return to Karachi airport will definitely divert PCB to think about this issue.

Shahid Afridi | The Gladiator of Pakistan Cricket Team in 2011

After a successful interview from PCB media manager, Youth on Cricket's team is looking forward to share about the main player of each team who remained the key player for the team in 2011. A player who performed very well and won many matches for a team in 2011 will be give a title of "Gladiator". For this purpose, we took Pakistan as the 1st team and arranged a poll to decide about the player who is capable of this title from Pakistan, More than 75% votes went in favor of Shahid Afridi, so he is Youth on Cricket 1st Gladiator of cricket who belong to Pakistan.

The word "Shahid Afridi" is very familiar to cricket fans belong to any cricket loving country. He is famous in cricket due to his hard hitting, only player in cricket who's strike rate is about 100 in 300+ ODI matches. For his hard hitting he is given different titles, amongst those titles one title that became his identity is "Boom Boom".

When it comes to records and Afridi, it's not a wonderful thing. Afridi is a type of player, who can make record at any port of the match. Although he made different records in all formats of cricket, but the one record which is still with him is century from 37 balls. Interestingly, this century came in his very 1st inning of his career. He was selected as bowler, but during the match his order was changed into one down and he made this unbelievable record in ODI cricket.

Shahid Afridi had great year of 2011, he played some outstanding knocks with bat and ball. He also leaded as a captain, but was more successful with bowl and bat. Especially, during world cup 2011 when the team was struggling against other teams, he played a major role with ball and won those matches for his team. Especially his performance against Canada, when Pakistan all out on 184 against Canada, he was the person who lead the team from the front when it came to bowling. He took 5 wickets against the same team and win the match for Pakistan.

Shahid Afridi and Co had a great tournament of 2011, especially he was very appreciated in the group A match, when Pakistan bowled out Australia on 176 runs. In reply Pakistan chased the target after losing 6 wickets, no matter he didn't impress with bat and ball in that match but his captaincy ability was highlighted everywhere and from there Pakistan became the top contender for the champions title of 2011. Pakistan team journey was stopped when they lost against India in a crunchy semi final. Although Afridi said sorry to the nation but he was criticized highly and from there his argument start with coach Waqar Younis. Before leaving for WC Afridi promised the nation that he will take his team to the semi-final And he fullfilled his promise.

Shahid Afridi announced his retirement due to his argument with former coach Waqar Younas on selection process, PCB also took notice on Afridi reaction on selection process and removed him from captaincy after West Indies tour. He was selected for Ireland tour as a common player given Misbah-ul-Haq captaincy but he didn't tour with the team and announced his conditional retirement from international cricket. His come back in international cricket was sentenced with the retirement of former PCB chairman "Ijaz Butt" and coach "Waqar Younas".


Waqar Younas took his resigned from the post due to some unacceptable situation with the former PCB chairman, Ijaz Butt duration was also ended and his post was given to former banker "Chaudhry Zaka Ashraf ". In his very first statement, the PCB chairman showed his pleasure on Afridi come back and after meeting with Afridi, the former captain took back his resign from international cricket.

As Afridi returned to international cricket with some challenges he was given by former Pakistan cricket player and chairman Ijaz Butt, that if he is right then he should prove him self against Sri Lanka with bat and bowl. Afridi didn't give any comment through any interview but give the response to his hater with his performance against Sri Lanka, not only with bat but also with bowl. He started his comeback with man of the match inning, he took 3 wickets in very 1st ODI after his comeback and didn't bat.

Afridi was unstoppable in series against Sri Lanka, almost each and every match for his team in the ODI series. The one match Pakistan lost against Sri Lanka was the 3rd ODI in which he was looking good, and it seemed to be his day with a win. Unfortunately he got run out on the wrong call of Saeed Ajmal and direct hit of Dilshan. He was mind blowing in 4th ODI when the team was in huge trouble and lost major players before 100. He stayed like a wall and took the total to 200 runs with his outstanding 75 runs. Later on, he turned the match into Pakistan favor with bowl when the match was 90% in Sri Lanka favor. Following this he had also good performance in T20 and ODI against Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.

In world, in every sport one have large number of follower with the performance they have, and when those player don't perform. The fans who love him start criticizing him but Afridi is the only player in sports history who made his fans with his one inning and that was his start. Also, he is the only player who became popular with his very first inning in cricket world. At a time when he had clashes with Pakistan cricket board his fan supported him on high level, and the fans who followed him were unstoppable.

At the peak of spot fixing, when Mazhar Majeed mentioned the names of the players who involved in match fixing, he also received some appreciation from Mazhar Majeed that he is a type of player who will never do fixing. Not only this, but also when Afridi announced his retirement, he was offered by different countries in cricket to play for their teams but he respond them with one sentence; "I'll play only for Pakistan".

- "Though Afridi couldn't win the world cup, for 30 days he made this country into a nation". - Ramiz Raja
- Cricket is not cricket without Shahid Afridi’, - Michael Holding.

- “I enjoy playing against India. It has always been good doing battle against India, it brings the best out of me.” Shahid Afridi
- "Action speak louder than words". Shahid Afridi