Author: Muhammad Bilal Butt

Lack of International Success, due to fear of failure: Imam-ul-Haq

Pakistan opener Imam-ul-Haq has tried to clarify why the 1992 World Champions and 2009 T20I winners are struggling on the international circuit with series of inconsistent performances. There has been a downward spiral for the Pakistani national side post their remarkable performance within the ICC Champions Trophy hosted by England in 2017. Despite starting 2017 final as underdogs, the then Sarfaraz Ahmed-led side punched above their weight to outclass favourites Team India within the summit clash. Though many predicted a bright future for the Pakistani national side after their stunning triumph in an exceedingly major ICC event, the Green...

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Thai fighters training with Feints but no punches

Training in masks and standing 2m apart, Thailand’s professional Muay Thai fighters are battling a replacement reality – shuttered gyms and cancelled events after the coronavirus pandemic left them suddenly out of labour. Muay Thai could be a no-holds-barred combat sport that employs striking techniques via shins, knees and elbows. But with strict social distancing rules in situ to stem the spread of COVID-19, former world champion Sarawut Prohmsut can now only faint while a sparring mate jabs at him from distance during training. “How are you able to enclose these conditions? We do not have any strong sensations,...

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Inzamam stand for Saleem Malik second chance to serve Pakistan

Erstwhile batting great Inzamam-ul-Haq feels that former captain Saleem Malik should be a second chance to serve Pakistan by helping young cricketers along with his experience. “It is unfortunate to determine that his career ended like that. It shouldn’t have ended that way. But I think he deserves a second inning [chance] to try and do something for the country,” Inzamam said during a video message on his YouTube channel. Malik, 57, was banned forever from cricket in 2000, following allegations of offering a bribe to some Australian cricketers to underperform in 1994-95 Karachi Test. A local court in...

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Space Tourists Will Get Unique Chance To Celebrate New Year 2022 In Orbit

MOSCOW (The Youth International Pakistani Newspaper / Sputnik – 20th April 2020) Two space tourists who will fly to the International orbiter (ISS) onboard the Russian Soyuz MS-20 spacecraft in late 2021 will have a novel opportunity to celebrate New Year in orbit, materials obtained by Sputnik show. In February 2019, Russian State Space Corporation Roscosmos and US-based company Space Adventures signed a contract to prepare the flight of two space tourists to the ISS before the tip of 2021. According to the materials obtained by Sputnik, the launch of the Soyuz MS-20 spacecraft with two tourists and a Russian cosmonaut because the crew commander is planned for December 2021. The return to Earth is scheduled for January. Thus, space tourists are going to be ready to celebrate New Year in orbit for the primary time. In March, Pavel Vlasov, the pinnacle of the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Centre, told Sputnik that Space Adventures had not provided them with information about the 2 tourists yet. Roscosmos and Space Adventures are cooperating in space tourism since 2001, when the primary space tourist, Dennis Tito, went into orbit. Since then, a complete of seven people are in space under the space tourism...

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Turkmenistan restarts football season with fans crowd

Turkmenistan rebooted its domestic season Sunday, with fans returning to stadiums in one in every of the few countries yet to declare a case of coronavirus. Around 300 people attended a top-of-the-table clash between last season’s champions Altyn Asyr and league leaders Kopetdag in an exceedingly 20,000-capacity stadium within the capital Ashgabat. The two teams played out an attritional 1-1 draw with both goals coming within the last half. Like several other fans interviewed by AFP, none of whom wore masks, Murad, a 60-year-old Kopetdag fan, said he had no fear of the coronavirus pandemic and planned to continue...

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