Rehan Ulhaq

  • I was a kid, watching this overweight guy trying to sing. He got stuck at one word. I thought to myself: why is everyone around me so in awe of this man? I tried to fit in. I closed my eyes, and started shaking my head like everyone else was, little did I realize that I was slowly being cast under ...

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  • Not long ago, the name "Bilal Asif" would have rung zero bells among the Pakistan cricket fraternity. He had given up on his dream of playing cricket to do labor work in Kuwait in order to make ends meet in 2008-2009. It was only last year that he came out of cricket obscurity when he scored the ...

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  • I start off this blog knowing I run the risk of ranting and sounding perversely biased in favor of Roger Federer. But heck! Who cares? Does one care about acting foolish when in love? Federer isn’t just a tennis player, he is a feeling just like love is. I have always fallen in love with the ...

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  • Bazid Khan stands in the corner. A fan approaches him for a picture. Bazid looks at him almost in shock. In his typical sarcastic tone he says: “Are you sure you want to take a picture with me?” The fan replies, “Yes.” Bazid, still with a look of surprise on his face, poses ...

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  • "Allan Lamb has been cleaned up, perhaps, so too England". That one sentence by Richie Benaud is etched into every Pakistan cricket fan’s memory. The 1992 World Cup final was the jewel in the crown of the legendary Wasim Akram. Akram isn’t just a man. He wasn’t just a player. He ...

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  • Two wickets remaining, 12 runs required, 1 over left and fingernails barely left on the fingers of the cricket crazy crowd in Gaddafi – Bilawal Bhatti slams Vitori over long on for a six, two balls later with four required, Bilawal crisply times the ball through covers and finishes off the ...

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  • Lahore awaited the first T20 like a mother waiting for her long lost child: with arms wide open. Tickets were sold out, Lahore was as secure as the King’s castle; police, Rangers, army, politicians all working hand-in-hand to ensure safety and security not only for the two teams but also for ...

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  • “Self-destructive”, “notorious”, “inexplicable”, “irrational” “enigmatic”, “unpredictable” are all words synonymous with the Pakistan cricket team.  Those who follow Pakistan cricket closely know that no matter how ...

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  • He is a 40-year-old man who stabilized a sinking ship after the spot fixing debacle. He has far too often had to cover for the mistakes made by his team mates. He is the epitome of tranquility and has stood up against adversity. He has risen from cricket obscurity and should be given the ...

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