Whilst a series win wasn’t expected, many thought that Pakistan’s largely established and settled team could put up a stiff challenge for South Africa and come away with their pride intact.
In reality, it’s Younis Khan and Misbah-ul-Haq who must carry the burden for the loss.Not because they’re the most experienced players in the side, but solely due to the nature of their dismissals and the match situation at the time.
This week's "Beyond the Boundary" previews the 2nd Test in the South Africa series and the challenges that Pakistan face after the disaster in Johannesburg.
The latest edition of The Weekly Comment focuses on Umar Gul, who despite being the mainstay of the Pakistani pace attack for almost a decade does not receive the plaudits enjoyed by his contemporaries.
With Pakistans recently concluded tour of India we take a look at how significant the cricketing ties between the two nations are. Cricket is the one thing that can bring both these countries together, therefore, the efficient use of such a powerful tool is essential.
Junaid Khan was one of the stars of Pakistan's ODI series win over India. In this week's 'Beyond The Boundary' piece, we look back at how Junaid dismantled the Indian batting lineup, and how he could be one to watch out for in the future.
With the conclusion of 2012, it’s time to look back and review Pakistan’s progress over the last 12 months, a year in which they produced some excellent performances in all three formats of the game, but still displayed some of that trademark Pakistani inconsistency along the way.
In around 24 hours time, the heart will start beating ever so slightly faster, the palms will be a little bit sweatier, and the throats might be sore from all the shouting. It’s another India versus Pakistan cricket encounter, the biggest rivalry in sport.
When the topic of cricket in the U.S. comes up, we often think of those foreign to the sport or migrants trying to establish it. This week's "Beyond the Boundary" aims to point out the challenges of another group, those cricket fans that grow up having never played or watched the sport in person.
In a continuation of PP's Pakistani Legends series, Beyond the Boundary focuses on Shoaib Akhtar, controversial, injury-prone, but ever the entertainer.