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"The target is to play for Pakistan" : Usama Mir

Usama Mir captured the headlines recently as the highest wicket taker in the Super8 Twenty20 tournament when he captured eleven wickets and played a pivotal role in his side Sialkot Stallions' victorious campaign. A leg-break bowler, Mir at 19 years of age has an impressive record with 12 wickets in 9 T20 matches and has already impressed fans and selectors. ... Read More

"I wanted to be like Imran Khan the cricketer" : Shaan Shahid

Known for his forthright views and his patriotism, the forty-four year old actor/model/director/writer Shaan Shahid, has around 500 films to his credit, including a few box office hits such as O21 and Waar. One of the most popular faces of Lollywood, Shaan also has a keen interest in cricket and in an exclusive interview with PakPassion.net, he spoke on a ... Read More

"There is no problem with my discipline or attitude" : Umar Akmal

A string of low scores in the 2015 World Cup and also some accusations regarding his attitude saw Umar Akmal being excluded from Pakistan's squad for the tour of Bangladesh and also cast some doubt over his abilities to perform consistently at the international level. Twenty-four year Akmal has had to face criticism throughout his career and to many, an ... Read More

"Zimbabwe will put up a good show in Pakistan" : Kyle Jarvis

Kyle Jarvis, the former Zimbabwe fast bowler, shocked many followers of the game when he announced his retirement from international cricket in April 2013. Jarvis, who was just twenty four at that time of his retirement was considered an excellent prospect for his country, having taken 30 wickets in eight Tests and 27 wickets in 24 ODIs. His development in ... Read More

"PCB should be run by former cricketers and not journalists or diplomats" : Javed Miandad

Former Pakistan captain and a man known for his forthright views on Pakistan cricket, Javed Miandad spoke to PakPassion.net about the alleged influence of the International Cricket Council on Pakistan cricket, on how ex-cricketers can help improve Pakistan cricket with PCB's help, the hype surrounding the proposed India-Pakistan series and the treatment of Kevin Pietersen at the hands of the ... Read More

"There is no place to hide in South African cricket" : Alviro Petersen

Alviro Petersen retired from international cricket following South Africa's Test series against West Indies in January 2015 and took up a Kolpak deal in English county cricket with Lancashire. In an international career which lasted almost nine years, Petersen played 36 Tests, and scored 2093 runs at 34.88 with five hundreds, including one on debut against India in Kolkata. ... Read More

"Pakistan was very lucky to have Wasim and Waqar opening the bowling for them" : Phillip DeFreitas

Phil DeFreitas played county cricket for Leicestershire, Lancashire and Derbyshire, and donned the England cap during forty four Test matches and 103 ODIs. In an international career which began with a Test debut in 1986 against Australia in Brisbane, the Dominica born DeFreitas retired in 1997 with 140 Test scalps and 115 ODI wickets and was part of the England ... Read More

"We are keen to put on a good show for the public" : Dav Whatmore

Dav Whatmore has a special affinity for Pakistan where he spent two years as the country's Head Coach. Now confirmed as the Head Coach for Zimbabwe for the next four years, Whatmore will be returning to Lahore in May as part of the historic cricket tour of Pakistan by Zimbabwe, the first to be undertaken by a full ICC member ... Read More

"I feel that steady improvements will see me play for Pakistan in the near future" : Zafar Gohar

20 year old Zafar Gohar is a cricketer who many Pakistani cricket followers believe has all the hallmarks of someone who could play for Pakistan for a long time. A slow left-arm bowler with an abundance of varieties, more than capable with the bat and a very fine fielder, Zafar is a cricketer who will inject passion, energy and flair ... Read More

"The passion to play for Pakistan is still there" : Abdur Rehman

Although he debuted at the age of 26 in an ODI game against the West Indies in 2006, the crowning moment of spinner Abdur Rehman's career came in 2012 when he picked up 6/25 to help Pakistan to a crushing 72 run victory over England in Abu Dhabi. His bowling in that series which yielded nineteen wickets in three Test ... Read More

"The Pakistan Super League must be held in Pakistan" : Ehsan Mani

Former ICC president Ehsan Mani has in recent times been an outspoken critic of the undue influence of the Big 3 on the ICC and was recently subject of a tirade by the outgoing ECB Chairman, Giles Clarke, at the 2015 Wisden dinner. In an exclusive interview with PakPassion.net, Mani spoke about his address at the Wisden dinner and sought ... Read More

"Women's Football is still in its initial stages in Pakistan" : Raheela Zarmeen

Hailing from Kalat, Balochistan, Raheela Zarmeen is the current manager of Balochistan United as well as Pakistan’s Women Football Team. She did her graduation in Political Science and holds a diploma in Mass Communication. She is also member of the Youth Parliament Pakistan & Beydar Foundation.  Read More

"If you want to achieve your aims, you have to be brave" : Sarfraz Ahmed

When Pakistan's retiring ODI skipper, Misbah-ul-Haq, termed the presence of his courageous wicket-keeper as 'Oxygen' for the team, he was not exaggerating. Ever since his ODI debut against India in 2007, Sarfraz Ahmed in his association with the Pakistan team has defied his doubters with some prolific performances where in just 13 Test matches, he has built up an average ... Read More

"Waqar Younis has been an inspiration and great help for me" : Rahat Ali

Not considered a One Day specialist and initially overlooked by the selectors when they announced the 15 man squad to represent Pakistan in the 2015 World Cup, the twenty-six year old pace bowler Rahat Ali now finds himself as an integral part of the Pakistan team as it prepares to meet Australia in Friday's Quarter Final in Adelaide. In ... Read More

"I dream of playing in one of the European leagues" : Kaleemullah

Known as ‘Pakistan’s Messi’, Kaleemullah Khan is a striker who plays for FC Dordoi in Kyrgyzstan. He is FC Dordoi’s 5th highest goal-scorer in club’s history with 18 goals in 17 matches. He made his international debut for Pakistan in 2011 in a friendly match against Palestine. He has bagged 4 goals for Pakistan in his short career. ... Read More

"It's time for Umar Akmal to stop blaming others and to perform" : Faisal Iqbal

A veteran of 26 Tests and 18 ODI games, thirty-three year old Pakistan batsman Faisal Iqbal spoke to PakPassion.net about Pakistan's current progress in the 2015 World Cup and specifically about the importance of batting strategies in the first ten overs, Sarfraz Ahmed's encouraging return to the team and his views on Umar Akmal and Sohaib Maqsood's worrying lack of ... Read More

"Attack is the best form of defence against South Africa" : Wahab Riaz

Wahab Riaz has recently made headlines for Pakistan in the ongoing 2015 World Cup with some startling performances with the bat and ball. He is a key member of the fast improving Pakistan fast-bowling quartet which will soon take on the might of the South African batting machine. In an exclusive interview with PakPassion.net, the twenty-nine year old fast-bowler spoke ... Read More

"Our opening batsmen are a real cause of concern" : Sohail Tanvir

With the experience of over a hundred internationals to his name, all-rounder Sohail Tanvir knows what it takes to succeed in international cricket. The left arm pace bowler missed out on selection for the ongoing World Cup but has been keeping a close eye on proceedings. He spoke to PakPassion.net about his views on Pakistan's performance and positives which they ... Read More

"The coach cannot do everything for the players" : Yasir Arafat

With Pakistan's recent World Cup woes making the headlines, PakPassion.net spoke to Pakistan all-rounder, Yasir Arafat regarding the reasons behind Pakistan's lacklustre bowling performance, the ineffectiveness of the Pakistan fast bowlers, the effect of the off-field controversies on the morale of the team and also looked ahead at Pakistan's chances for the remainder of the tournament. Read More

"My goal is to return to the Pakistan side" : Usman Salahuddin

As debuts go, Usman Salahuddin's introduction to the world of international cricket in 2011 was non-remarkable to say the least. The right-handed batsman from Lahore played 2 One Day Internationals against the West Indies, scoring just 13 runs which to many was an injustice to his immense promise. Not picked again for any international assignment, the 24 year old has ... Read More