Former India skipper MS Dhoni announced his retirement from international cricket recently. Pakistan's former pace bowling spearhead Shoaib Akhtar, however, believes that there is still a possibility of Dhoni playing the T20 World Cup next year.
Former Pakistan fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar has hit out at the BCCI, alleging the Indian cricket board had a hand in the postponement of the 2020 ICC T20 World Cup to pave the way for the Indian Premier League (IPL) to be held. Akhtar also expressed disappointment at the Asia Cup being cancelled.
Former Pakistan fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar has hit out at the International Cricket Council (ICC), stating that their batsmen-friendly rules have been responsible for finishing cricket in the last 10 years.
With the coronavirus pandemic sparing no country, former Pakistan fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar has appealed to people to help each other out irrespective of religion and economic status. In a video posted on his YouTube channel, Akhtar asked his fans to take the issue seriously and refrain from social contact as much as possible.
Cycling’s fallen hero Lance Armstrong has finally admitted to doping en route to winning seven Tour de France titles. Following this admission of guilt, Armstrong has received backlashes from different sections of the sporting fraternity.
Earlier this week, Aussie speedster Brett Lee announced his retirement from international cricket, ending a glorious career of 13 years. Even as tributes keep flowing in for the gentleman cricketer, one aspect possibly no one is focusing on is that Lee’s farewell could be the end of an era – the era of the genuine fast bowler.
Year 2012 has dawned with many promising talents, contests and approaching milestones. But before embracing 2012, it is only fare that we bid adieu to 2011 and look back at some of the highs and lows of cricket in one of the most happening years.