Discussion in 'Cricket Talk' started by Ahson8, Dec 21, 2015.
Karachi k ghubaray se hawa nikal gai aaj
What is this insult??
What did Misbah do??
Like it was all Ronchi and Duminy, Even Sachin Tendulkar wasn’t as much glorified as Misbah is, Mate if he was a proper player we should of won a WC and a T20 WC.
Who cares about performance in some Mickey Mouse league.
Where was he in Australia, NZ and South Africa. He hasn’t produced any youngster nor has he nurtured any special talent, He has given the nation the one and the ONLY Mohammed Hafeez, we beat a depleted windies team 2-1(Should have been 1-1) and the only real results that he gathered was because of the true legend YOUNIS KHAN.
Karachi would struggle if pitches flatten and par score becomes 160+. Don't have explosive batsmen
Karachi drops to 2nd place @Red Devil @maddgenius @Mohsin all those 3 wins in a row down the toilet in 1 game
they will struggle if buddies play for each other instead of playing for the team. No Mir today on a spinning track
Oh ok i thought Karachi ki lene ki koshish kar raha hai... but the analogy still doesn't make sense. West Indies have also won world cups and they're playing qualifiers today.
Hum to sirf Lala ke liye khel rahe hain :usman
Misbah the first captain to beat SA in SA from ASIA and he didn't facea lullo side Kohli faced, that was one of the best safers side
and he did play a huge part in todays game, we lost Russel early in the game and he didnt bowl. He trusted Talat and gave him confidence
he then planned the chase and sent in Duminy whos never opened before in T20s, he didn't listen to the consistent whining of fans for opening with Farhan. Misbah clearly knows a lot more than anyone here. There's a reason he's the 2nd only Pakistani captain to win the test mace and the first from asia to break the South Africa streak
Some fans... lol,
Where is IU on the table?
Literally made no sense West Indies have won a few world cups. I don’t even get the analogy
Logic check karain @Munna
Don't want to get hurt with cancer... my nonsense is already tingling
Next he'll say Islamabad United >Karachi Kings coz its the Islu is capital of Pakistan lmao
Enjoy this @Patriot
Fan boy of Misbah.
See this is how wrong you are. I’m not his fan boy. I’m his fan, big difference
I criticize him when he makes wrong decisions not blame others for those decisions
this was also Misbah's fault right @Mohammed Bilal
Found a Karachi fan @Red Devil @maddgenius @ASLI-PATHAN @Mohsin
Sad Misbah is leaving.
Feel for you mate, your idol is leaving you.
Jeloused because Bobby is a better player than Sir Lord Misbah.
Showers his hate on Babar.
Amount of centuries for Bobby in ODIs:7
Amount of centuries for Misbah in ODIs:0
,Lol, Lol, Lol, Lol
do I hate babar @Ahson8
Not really tbh
Arthur hopes return to Dubai will usher in luck
Sharjah: Karachi Kings, who slumped to a eight-wicket defeat to Islamabad United on Sunday night in the 15th match of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) at the Sharjah Stadium, are hoping that a return to Dubai International Stadium will help regain their winning ways.
The PSL action returns to Dubai from Tuesday (March 6) after weeklong matches in Sharjah. When asked how different it is to play in Dubai from Sharjah, Karachi coach Mickey Arthur said: “We will have different strategies for Dubai. We have to rethink and hope it changes when Shahid (Afridi) comes back. He can turn it and we can squeeze through the middle again like we did so well in Dubai. In fact, Dubai is suitable for us, just a little more as well.”
Karachi had posted 153 for six after batting first against Islamabad. It included even a 101-run partnership between Khurram Manzoor and Babar Azam but they batted a bit slow and Islamabad chased through Luke Ronchi’s quick 71 off just 37 balls and won the match with 16 balls to spare.
“We had 40 dot balls. That was very disappointing. We had a quick chat in the dressing room about it and during our next training the amount of dot balls and amount of boundaries are the two major talking points for us as a team,” said Arthur, who also remarked that in Afridi’s absence (due to knee injury), other players should have rose to the challenge.
“It is disappointing to lose him to an injury but that is not the end of the world. We have got players who can come in and do the job for us. Our expectation is that we win every time when we go out there so disappointing not have a run. Afridi will be ready for the next game I am sure and we will be back to our winning ways.”
Arthur also candidly admitted that his team lacked intensity. “We were 20 to 25 runs short and our intensity was down. It is a competition of 10 games and we are not going to win everyone and I can take a loss but I cannot take a loss when our intensity was not there. That is what we will address it during the training and hit quiet hard on Thursday,” he said.
Misbah-ul Haq, the captain of the Islamabad team is delighted by his team’s show. “A wonderful performance. We were missing that in the earlier games, clinical with the ball and then with the bat. The batting was struggling at the top and today we got a lot of it back. A game like the last one against Lahore (Super Over win) gave us a lot of confidence.”
When is Afridi coming back?
Some sources reporting he’s playing the next game
Shahid Afridi is an inspiration: Khurram Manzoor
Islamabad [Pakistan] Mar. 6 (ANI): Pakistani cricketer Khurram Manzoor was all praise for cricketer Shahid Afridi, calling him 'an inspiration' for the team.
In his latest blog for PakPassion, Manzoor spoke about the experience of playing alongside Shahid Afridi, being selected to play for Karachi Kings, his thoughts on team Coach Mickey Arthur and how a successful performance in PSL 3 could improve his chances of playing in the 2019 World Cup.
"There is no doubt in my mind that Shahid Afridi is an inspiration for all of us. Everyone who observes him has something to learn from him. He puts in more energy than most youngsters and his presence, intensity and passion on the field is something which others can learn a lot from. He is a very good team man and whenever there is a tough situation for the team, he steps in and always chips in with valuable advice to the captain and players alike. In my view, the mark of a truly great player is in the manner in which he can pass on valuable knowledge to others around him, which is something Shahid Bhai does very often. Salman Iqbal, owner of Karachi Kings, recently said that he always wanted Shahid Afridi to play for Karachi Kings and I am sure that the people of Karachi also want him to play for their city and win them the trophy. We are proud to have Shahid Afridi in our team and he has been an inspiration for us on the field and I hope he continues to do well for us till the end of the tournament," said Manzoor on the former Pakistani skipper.
Manzoor also lauded the efforts made by Karachi Kings skipper Imad Wasim's coach Mickey Arthur.
"I'm never make big claims before playing any tournament as I know that success is in the hands of the Almighty, but we are all very confident of doing well in this year's Pakistan Super League (PSL). Last year, Karachi made some mistakes that we are looking to rectify, and each individual player is looking to avoid making those mistakes. I am also pleased in the way our management is supporting us and the way the team is gelling together. What is also impressive is Imad Wasim's captaincy and the influence of our coach Mickey Arthur, and the presence and contribution of seniors like Shahid Afridi and Ravi Bopara as well as Colin Ingram which altogether explains the success that we have achieved so far," he said.
Manzoor also said that he feels honoured and proud to be a part of the Karachi team.
"I wasn't really surprised because in the past five years, I've often managed to be amongst the top three run scorers or close to it in T20 tournaments. Karachi Region for which I play, have played in several finals, although we have one just one title. I've been a part of the playing team for all those tournaments which is a testament to my consistent performances. I've been such an integral part of their setup that I haven't been dropped till now. I am now taking part in our nation's premier cricket tournament, and it stands to reason that because I've been amongst the top performers in domestic cricket, one of the franchises has picked me up. So, there is nothing surprising about my selection for Karachi Kings because if you are amongst the top 300 players of your country, then you will surely be included in the draft and more than likely make it to one of the teams in the PSL. I am of course honoured and proud that it is Karachi, the city of my birth, which has selected me for their team," he added.
Manzoor also wants to make it to the 2019 World Cup team for Pakistan and believes that the PSL will serve as a great platform for the same.
"Every player desires to do well and to achieve great feats and represent his nation in an International Cricket Council (ICC) tournament. But, I believe that the 2019 World Cup is a little too far in the future. The main thing for me right now is to keep it simple and not to repeat the same mistakes as I have done in the past. My aim is to take this opportunity of playing in the PSL to make a case for the national team, but then I also know that to burden myself by that pressure is counter-productive and not fair to Karachi Kings as well. For now, I am focusing on the present and I am trying my best to stay in-form and consistent. Insha'Allah if I continue like this, then I will automatically make a case for the national side which would be an excellent outcome for me," he concluded. (ANI)
And Khurram Manzoor is a depression for rest of Kings players and Fans.
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lmao he tuks tuks and then says afridi is his inspiration. clearly trying to be in afridi good side to get future favors
Will visit Pakistan if Kings qualify for eliminators, says Bopara
DUBAI: England and Karachi Kings’s middle order batsman Ravi Bopara termed Pakistan Super League a “fantastic competition” which has provided superstars to Pakistan cricket.
Talking exclusively to Geo.tv in Dubai on sidelines of Karachi Kings’ practice session at ICC Academy, the 32-year-old player said: “It is a fantastic league and you can see how much it has improved Pakistan cricket. They have gone and won the champions trophy, look at the stars that have come out of the PSL. Hasan Ali is one of them, Shadab Khan is another one.”
“So many players are going to come up in future and I am sure there are one or two this year as well,” he added.
Terming it a high standard league, the veteran of 120 ODIs and 38 T20Is said that he realised it in the inaugural edition that PSL is going to be a tough league.
“The standard is very high in this league. I have said it over and over again. I realized it in the first year that how tough this league can be. The bowling is superb, you have got some dangerous batsman as well,” he said.
Bopara also confirmed that he would surely be visiting Pakistan if Karachi Kings qualify for the eliminators in Lahore or the final in Karachi. However, he said that he is not in the position to convince other cricketers to do so.
“I hope we get to the final, we are in a good position to reach that first game that can take us to the final. I hope we finish top of the league, win the playoff and fly to Karachi and I will be there,” Bopara said.
“It is not fair for me to convince other players, I don’t think I can convince, they have their choices, their mind. If they want to ask me a question, then I will give my honest answer,” he emphasized.
Bopara, who has the experience of 282 T20 games around the world, said that Karachi Kings is like a family for him and one always work hard for the family.
“Whatever team I play for Karachi or any other franchise around the world, I give my 100% because I feel you set your reputation over the years and you must maintain that and your standards must be high," he commented when asked the secret of his love for the Kings in PSL
“I have also got the soft corner for Karachi. The people I have played within Karachi and the management have been really great. It's like a family and you always work hard for the family,” he added.
Bopara added that he’s always willing to youngsters participating in Pakistan Super League.
More to come from me, vows Manzoor as Karachi take on Quetta
DUBAI: Karachi Kings have emerged as one of the strongest teams in the Pakistan Super League (PSL) under the leadership of Imad Wasim and are looking forward to winning their game against last year’s runners-up Quetta Gladiators when they clash at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Thursday.
Karachi sit comfortably in second place and can put pressure on top-placed Multan Sultans with a win.
“T20 cricket is all about getting a solid opening partnership,” said Karachi opener Khurram Manzoor while talking to The Express Tribune. “I have been assigned a certain role by the team management and even though the team is doing well and the plan has been paying off, I believe I can do much better than I am doing at the moment.”
Manzoor scored a half-century in the last game against Islamabad United but wants a lot more from himself. “I was the leading run-scorer in the last two domestic tournaments, so obviously it is disappointing to not have scored as many runs as I would have liked to,” he said.
The experienced right-hander has urged his side to regain momentum, having tasted their first defeat of PSL3 last time around against Islamabad. “This is the business end of the tournament,” he said. “Whoever gains momentum at this time will be able to go all the time since there is so little time for improvement at this stage.”
Karachi seem to be a side reformed under the captaincy of all-rounder Imad, and Khurram believes the Islamabad-born is leading from the front.
“Imad listens to everyone,” he said. “Shahid Afridi, Ravi Bopara, Joe Denly, Tymal Mills and Colin Ingram all chip in with their own piece of advice depending on the situation of the game and that teamwork is important.”
Manzoor discussed the great team spirit within the squad. “We may not have many big stars in our line-up but we are a united and spirited bunch; that much is evident from our results so far,” he said.
Karachi’s bowling line-up is being touted as the best in the tournament and Manzoor hailed the options available to the management. “There are five specialist bowlers and some quality all-rounders to choose from, so the team has a lot of different options in terms of bowling. The competition has also raised the bar in terms of quality.”
Karachi can continue their bid for top spot if they win against Quetta and Manzoor added the possibility of going top is keeping the team motivated.
Lol from hero to zero in one day.
These last 2 loses for Karachi are alarming. Completely outclassed in both the games and they are suddenly looking the Kings of previous 2 editions. who will produce the heroics in next games. Amir seems a bit rusty. Babar will play his regular 100% strike rate game. They need someone to lift them and with the current team I see no xfactor. Lala is beyond his prime now.
Getting way too complacent for their own good.
Need a wake up call
May be they should open with Ingram.