Ahsan Butt

OUTSIDE EDGE: WET BEHIND THE TEARS

OUTSIDE EDGE: WET BEHIND THE TEARS

For all its inventiveness, cricket continues to be deeply vexed by rain. Can anything be done about it? Here are some suggestions… Published 12 Sep, 2021 07:15am
FOOTBALL: THE MAESTRO FROM ROSARIO

FOOTBALL: THE MAESTRO FROM ROSARIO

Lionel Messi recently scored his 500th goal for his club Barcelona. Amazing as that achievement is, his goals obscure Updated 08 May, 2017 03:20pm
Afridi and Waqar, take a bow

Afridi and Waqar, take a bow

There’s been something strange and oddly compelling watching Shahid Afridi and Waqar Younis mold this Pakistan team.... Published 01 Apr, 2011 07:37am
Barcelona reign supreme in El Clasico

Barcelona reign supreme in El Clasico

Almost five years ago, football fans in England got their first real look at a wispy haired Argentine teenager from... Published 30 Nov, 2010 04:32pm
PCB fumbles. Again.

PCB fumbles. Again.

The last week has shown the best and worst of Pakistan cricket…and by “best,” I really mean “worst.” By now, we’ve... Published 03 Sep, 2010 02:48pm

Justice as public good

IT may not seem so at first glance, but the national response to the floods is connected, albeit loosely, to the... Published 31 Aug, 2010 12:00am
How to avoid embarrassment

How to avoid embarrassment

We’re going to get slaughtered in England. I think you should know this. It doesn’t matter what pitches we play on,... Published 11 Jun, 2010 12:22pm
Dream team

Dream team

Cricinfo, the one-stop site for all cricket fans, has been running through various nations’ all-time XIs. They’ve... Published 15 Apr, 2010 01:17pm
Playing under pressure

Playing under pressure

The Test series between Australia and Pakistan is over, and it was won by Younis Khan. Don’t believe me? Well, think... Published 08 Jan, 2010 11:35am
Selection woes

Selection woes

One hundred and seventy runs was the margin of Pakistan’s defeat in the first test against Australia, and strangely,... Published 01 Jan, 2010 06:14pm