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In other wordsif brains could whispermine would be whispering that perhaps these primitive peoples were right after all; maybe they knew not merely that pictures were magical but also why we should fear them Navasky is chairman of the Columbia Journalism Review For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsOne of the unfortunate realities of growing up is that at a certain stage in life people start re-evaluating friendships and relationships they have nurtured over a lifetime It takes perhaps a succession of endured disappointments or heartbreaks for the flame of unconditional loyalty to get extinguished For a lot of Pakistani cricket fans we are at the crossroads of our relationship with ODI cricket How did we get here then How is it that a team once the darlings of modern cricket now resemble the sad ailing grandparents of a new generation It would be pertinent perhaps to retrace our steps Drawing from a Back to the Future reference somewhere in the space time continuum of cricket the timeline skewed into a tangent creating this alternate reality Putting our Doc Brown glasses on it is conceivable that year for Pakistan cricket was 1999 We were an ODI team at the peak of its powers gifted with quality all-rounders aggressive batsmen wily spinners spunky wicket-keepers and pace bowlers with both extreme pace and nous And then something terrible happened On a sleepy London afternoon a Pakistani team abjectly relinquished its claim to the throne A World Cup final was lost but more importantly a swagger was surrendered File image of an India vs Pakistan match Getty images Since 1999 much like Doc Brown and Marty McFly we have since witnessedthe cricketing world alter radically around us with the new world order now real to everyone else but abnormal for us The last 18 years of the ODI game have seen thicker bats smaller boundaries lesser reverse swing bulkier batsmen more power play restrictions and often outrageous stroke-play In a tragic sort of way a lot of the modern rules have conspired against the style of cricket Pakistan was so adept at playing in the 1990s leaving it a mere shadow of the fun-filled aggressive team it once used to be To continue to explore Pakistan’s unfortunate version of Back to the Future the role of the villain Biff Tannen would have to be played by the Indian cricket team Sometime between 1999 and 2003 when Pakistan lost its ODI mojo India discovered fire in cricketers like Yuvraj Singh Zaheer Khan and Virender Sehwag Barring a blip in 2007 where our fates were shared India has made a semi-final a final and won a World Cup They have shed the conservatism of the 1990s and embraced the modern game They even hold the current Champions trophy title a trophy won on the back of attacking bowling and solid batting This brings us to the upcoming Champions trophy encounter between Pakistan and India on 4 June a mismatch now so depressingly stark it almost feels like the 1990s but with the boot decisively on the other foot Just the sheer disparity in rankings promises a damp squib; India are number 3 in the world Pakistan a miserable number 8 Pakistan are stuck playing a brand of cricket that will get them 250 runs on a good day India are currently making 290 runs on a bad day Pakistan’s batting order is depressing enough to suck the life out of even the most optimistic cricket fan; Ahmed Shehzad Mohammad Hafeez and Azhar Ali are the very anti-thesis to a modern batsman It is almost as if Pakistan cricket is stubbornly fighting a lone cause for old-fashioned cricket This is perhaps the only logical explanation for building a top-order around three batsmen who carry strike rates of 72 75 and 75 respectively Putting aside the wizened pessimist in me my only glimmer of hope from our batting is provided by Babar Azam Shoaib Malik and Sarfraz Ahmed three cricketers who in the very least have a lower dot-ball percentage and a greater degree of consistency than their companions It is inexplicable why Safraz Ahmed refuses to bat in the top order that cries out for his style of aggression It was only two years ago during the 2015 World Cup when many of us were baying for Waqar Younis’s blood after he so stubbornly refused to bat Safraz at the top of the order and continued experimenting with the disastrous Nasir Jamshed When Sarfraz was finally inducted into the opening slot he responded with match winning knocks of 49 and 101 Logic though does not seem to prevail in Pakistan cricket Even as captain Sarfraz continues to hide at number 6 where his lack of big hitting ability has been exposed Most disappointingly perhaps it has also revealed a lack of the courage and initiative that Pakistani cricket so desperately needed from Sarfraz It is in bowling as usual that Pakistan will place most of its hopes The fast improving Hasan Ali has emerged as a real wicket-taker in the bowling lineup Mohammad Amir has been solid albeit unspectacular since his return to ODI cricket Imad Wasim’s accuracy will be challenged by an Indian batting lineup that can feast on his style of non-spinning darts If selected the irresistible Shadab Khan will be the real wild card in this bowling lineup His performances in the ODIs and Test matches in the Caribbean showed that he still has some learning to do in the longer formats of the game His undeniable talent though provides a rare reason to continue sitting through the mundane extremes of our ODI cricket Pakistan’s real challenge in ODI bowling has been that in the absence of reverse swing its fast bowlers are rendered completely ineffective especially during the death overs As was seen during the Australia tour even if Junaid Khan and Amir picked up early wickets Australia’s long batting lineups were still able to effectively counter-attack during the later stages of the innings It does not help that the Pakistani attack is returning to the country of its biggest-ever meltdown — conceding 444 in an ODI innings to England So on 4 June we approach the game with a sense of foreboding and depressing inevitability The optimism and swagger of the 1990s has faded It seems into a different lifetime There are few logical reasons for us to expect anything other than a resounding thrashing and a continued walk along this path of indifference It is time perhaps for the space time continuum to explode one more time taking us away from this alternate reality and back to the comforts of a glorious past Paris: A record-breaking transfer window has seen the likes of Paris Saint-Germain Manchester City and Barcelona spend hundreds of millions of euros so far on new players With all the major European leagues except Spain closing for business on Thursday here’s a look at how and why clubs are splashing such large amounts of cash File image of Paris Saint-Germain’s record-breaking signing Neymar Jr Reuters Foreign investment The close season’s two biggest spenders so far have been Manchester City taken over by Abu Dhabi’s Sheikh Mansour in 2008 and Paris Saint-Germain who have been the beneficiaries of Qatar’s billions fronted by Nasser Al-Khelaifi since 2011 The exact worth of these two men is hard to calculate as they come from wealthy royal families and are in essence representatives of their oil- and gas-rich countries But both have piled money into their respective clubs City have been one of Europe’s biggest spenders since stunning the Premier League with a 42-million-euro signing of Robinho on transfer deadline day in 2008 while PSG rocked the entire football world by paying a world record of ? We still have a while to go, however.
compiled by Anuradha Mascarenhas For all the latest Pune News, For all the latest Mumbai News, qualifying is a ticketed event and is being broadcast live on select networks.It used to be an unticketed event with limited media facilities so far but in 2017 1000 tickets have gone on sale at a price of 5 each with proceeds going to the Wimbledon Foundation The defending champions for the grass court tournament are World No 1 Andy Murray in the men’s side of things and for women it is Serena Williams who is not competing this year as she readies to give birth later in the year For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsBy: PTI | New York | Published: August 18 2015 1:55 pm Actress Eva Longoria is a part of a group of people advising President Barack Obama on what he should do after he leaves the White House Related News Actress Eva Longoria is a part of a group of people advising President Barack Obama on what he should do after he leaves the White House Longoria 45 along with novelist Toni Morrison said to have attended midnight meetings at the White House to discuss Obama’s career options post-presidency reported the New York Times Writer Malcolm Gladwell LinkedIn billionaire Reid Hoffman and hedge fund manager Marc Lasry as well as First Lady Michelle Obama were part of the midnight conference Share This Article Related Article “Desperate Housewives” actress Longoria has become an important political figure during the Obama’s presidential years She co-chaired the his re-election campaign in 2012 and has also been a ardent activist for the immigration reform plans of the administration For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express Web Desk | Mumbai | Published: October 5 2015 12:05 pm Reportedly Kamal Haasan was paid a whopping Rs 10 crore for the ad Related News Acting talent Kamal Haasan who has never endorsed a brand in his five-decade-long career has appeared in a commercial for popular textile showroom brand Pothys Reportedly Kamal Haasan was paid a whopping Rs 10 crore for the ad Further reports suggest that the actor contributed Rs 16 crore to an NGO that helps children suffering from HIV/AIDS Kamal Haasan who is a United Nations ambassador for HIV/AIDS has actively campaigned for the Tamil Nadu AIDS Control Society as well The commercial features Kamal Haasan asking people what makes them proud While they each give their answers Kamal Haasan goes on to say that there is yet another reason for Tamilians to hold their heads up high and that is because of Pothys silk Accompanied by the tagline ‘People’s Pothys’ the new commercial was launched on October 1 For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsBy: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published: November 6 2016 4:37 pm Deepika Padukone: I was pleasantly surprised when I got the invite It is very gracious of them to invite me Related News Deepika Padukone is unstoppable The actor is all set to present an award at the 2016 MTV Europe Music Awards (EMA) This comes after Deepika’s dazzling appearance in the trailers of her Hollywood debut xXx: The Return of Xander Cage co-starring Vin Diesel “I was pleasantly surprised when I got the invite It is very gracious of them to invite me I have grown up watching the MTV awards and I didn’t think that one day I would be walking down the red carpet and presenting an award at this global music event It’s a step forward in my global career” Deepika said in an interview with DNA “This is my first time at such an event so I don’t know what to expect I am going there just to have fun I understand the platform and what it is all about; it is a music award and I love music I listen to a lot of music of the people who are playing there so right now everything seems surreal in that sense It’s going to be a fun and magical evening and I just want to experience that” she added The awards will be telecast on November 7 at 6 am and 9 pm in India Deepika shared the same on her Twitter account The amazing @deepikapadukone will be representing INDIA at the @mtvema this year Tune in to the #EMAsOnVh1 on 7th Nov 6 AM and 9 PM pictwittercom/MIz8uL24HH — Vh1 India (@Vh1India) November 4 2016 The actor also spoke about her choice of costume for the evening Her costume is reportedly being done by stylist Shaleena Nathani Deepika will attend the event alone For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsBy: AP | Tokyo | Published: July 29 2016 6:52 pm Skateboarding surfing karate and baseball were all recommended for inclusion by the IOC (Source: AP) Top News Five sports including surfing and skateboarding moved a step closer to being included in the Tokyo 2020 Games after being described as “a dynamic and exciting” package by the IOC Skateboarding surfing karate sports climbing and baseball/softball were all recommended for inclusion by the IOC An Olympic program commission report released on Friday said the five are a blend of the traditional and emerging youth-focused events and all have international and local appeal The IOC will make the final decision on the five sports in Rio de Janeiro on Aug 3 two days before the opening ceremony of the 2016 Games In assessing the case for inclusion the commission considered gender equality youth appeal and their legacy value For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top News” He further said: “ What is our intent in this? however, Chhaya convinced her sons that an exhibition of their father’s works was necessary to highlight the pioneering work that he had done. “The new India is loath to (accept) dynastic principle and the family character of the Congress further diminishes its appeal, 2015 There are over 12, Mohit talked about maintaining the pressure on the team in crunch situations saying, who lived there with his brother Sonu and Talib Khan and another friend Nazim.
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