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    Member Interview : Badsha

    The third interview of this series brings you some insight about a man who really seems to want change in Pakistan for the better, whether it be in cricket or as a nation. He speaks about cricket, politics, his future plans and his personal interests. A very interesting interview about a passionate Pakistani. Ladies and Gentlemen, I present Badsha.


    PakPassion.net: Letís begin with cricket first. What changes you would like to make to improve Pakistan's cricket?

    Badsha: Hello. Iíd first like to thank PakPassion and all the viewers for giving me the time for this interview. Thanks everyone.

    As for Pakistans cricket, Iíd like to see more concentration and money pumped into domestic cricket. I believe if we really want our cricket to succeed weíll need to pump money into the domestic circuit. Marketing clubs and televising club matches will help a lot. Maybe create something like Football clubs are in England.

    Other than that I donít have much hopes for the PCB set up changing with the current government in office.

    In regards to current team improvements Iíd like to see Ahmed Shehzad given a long run with Hammad Azam in the team. Iíd also like to see Umar Akmal promoted to the third spot.

    PakPassion.net: You once mentioned that Pakistan is still not ready to host games, so when do you think Pakistan will be ready? Is anything that can be done regarding that?

    Badsha: I still donít think weíre ready. Iím a Pakistani, living in Pakistan and even I donít feel safe in crowded areas or busy bazaars. How can I expect foreigners to feel comfortable?

    Pakistan will be ready once the war in Afghanistan is over. I think thatís the main cause of all this and once the U.S takes a different approach at it, i.e, ends the war we can hope for a more peaceful situation.

    PakPassion.net: How do you expect Pakistan to do in the T20 World Cup in September?

    Badsha: Weíll win it. Thatís what I expect. Thatís why they say weíre probably the worst fans out there!

    PakPassion.net: Pakistan tour South Africa next year. How do you think they will get along there?

    Badsha: Weíll give them a good fight I think. As I mentioned before Iíd like to see Shehzad and Hammad Azam in the side. Junaid Khan will also be there and it will be exciting to see how he does.

    A lot will depend on our fielding and batting. Letís hope [Julien] Fountain has done some good even though Iíll give him at least one year before judging his ability.

    PakPassion.net: Would you welcome back Amir, Asif and Butt into the Pakistan team?

    Badsha: No. Never. I donít care how good someone is. Cricket is a game I love no matter who is playing. Bowling is a beautiful art and to see someone mess with the competition and beauty of cricket is something I can not stand.

    One might argue that after theyíve served their punishment they should be welcomed. But I believe Amir got a very short punishment. It should have been a ten year ban at least.

    No doubt, he was a wonderful bowler to watch but to me heíll always be the cheat. I hope that doesnít offend anyone.

    PakPassion.net: What are your thoughts on how Pakistan can produce a balanced team for the World Cup in 2015?

    Badsha: We need good batsmen and fast bowlers for 2015.

    I know he got a real tonking last time around but Wahab Riaz is one bowler we should look to give a chance. Heís got express pace and can swing the old ball really well.

    Umar Gul gets a lot of stick on here but I think he needs a good new ball partner to perform. I donít think he can be a good ďleaderĒ, rather, lethal in a ďpackĒ. Gul along with Junaid can be a good combo but to really stand a chance weíll need one more dangerous pacer.

    In terms of batting, I like the idea of Azhar Ali opening but I think he needs to concentrate on finding the gaps and taking singles. If he learns to do that he can be a real world beater. With him, Umar Akmal, Shehzad and Hammad Azam and Asad Shafiq weíll have a decent batting line up.

    PakPassion.net: If given an opportunity, who among the past/present player would you like to have played with in a Test match? And why?

    Badsha: I won't name players who I didnít really watch play.

    Out of those that I have, it has to be Stephan Fleming. Apart from him being a very classy batsman he was a great captain. Playing under him/with him wouldíve been an honour. A real treat to watch him bat.

    PakPassion.net: If you had all the power in the world, how would you "fix" Pakistan, the nation?

    Badsha: All the power in the world? Well hereís what Iíd do:

    Iíd start of with assigning a few very trust worthy cops of mine to the major cities of Pakistan, Karachi, Lahore, Peshawer and Islamabad giving them orders not to ďcaptureĒ any criminal. Just shoot them. Later, Iíd move into the neighbouring cities and villages. This will eradicate crime and I wish some ruthless law enforcement like that happens.

    As for the corrupt ministers and MNAís Iíd give them 20 years in prison or send them out of Pakistan.

    Iíd destroy all madrasaas. Kill any religious extremists. Destroy all places of vice i.e, night clubs and brothels. No extremism of any sort shall exist. Liberal or religious.

    Most of the economy will be pumped into education and the armies budget will be cut by more than half.

    Regarding the foreign policy, Iíd make sincere peace with India. Iíd remain on good terms with the U.S but will not be their slave.

    I could go on and on but would not want to bore anyone reading this.

    PakPassion.net: What would year reaction and future course of action be in case Tehreek e Insaf loses the upcoming election?

    Badsha: Reaction? Disappointment. Shock. Disheartened.

    Future course of action? Give up on hoping for a better Pakistan. Personally, I believe Imran Khan to be our only solution. If it doesnít happen I donít think there is a better chance.

    PakPassion.net: What brought you to PakPassion and how are you finding it here?

    Badsha: World cup 2011. Was looking for some cricket forums and found this. Finding it lovely. Pakpassion debates are wonderful!

    PakPassion.net: Aside from cricket, what are some other interests of yours?

    Badsha: Music with the band, Cooking, singing, playing guitar, Computer Programming, Watching Football (soccer), travelling and working out in the gym.

    I also have a passion for dogs.

    PakPassion.net: You mentioned you're in a band. How's that coming along?

    Badsha: Itís alright. Weíve been inactive past 6 months but weíll start with our music this season. The link under my account is our bandpage on facebook. You can join that if you want. (Shameless advertising).

    PakPassion.net: Who's the muscular dude in your avatar and why have you chosen him?

    Badsha: One of my favourite memeís. How I usually feel.

    PakPassion.net: How much can you bench press? How many weights do you use for normal biceps curls?

    Badsha: Too embarrassed to answer that. Letís say, not a lot. I use 28 Kgís for a normal bicep curl though (using both hands). 12 for one.

    PakPassion.net: Most people have a role-model, who is/was yours?

    Badsha: My father and Imran Khan. Imran khan for never giving up, always being a fighter and achieving what he says despite the obstacles in front of him.

    PakPassion.net: What do you do for a living? What were/are your dreams?

    Badsha: I am a student studying computer science. My dreams are having a nice successful life, making music with my band and hopefully joining the FBI when Iím done with my education.

    PakPassion.net: You used to participate in the PakPassion Cricket League before retiring not too long ago. How did you find the experience and do you miss your former team that you created and captained, Big Cats?

    Badsha: I miss them. I miss them all. But I had to move on.

    Things were getting tough and the league wasnít paying me enough. I wouldnít want to go into that though. I think the league was otherwise very well managed. Iíd like to thank Teesra, musarthali, cricketworm, the legend of dubawi, velu, talha and sharukh for always being helpful and standing by my side during the season.

    Badsha: Thank you all and everyone on this website for giving me the time for this interview.



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    Fantastic interview by one of my posters on PP! Great insight into not only cricket but politics as well Loved it.

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    Yo what do you cook, let's exchange recipes

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    Enjoyed it.
    Who's next, btw? May be Jibran Ansari?

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    Great interview.

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    Hehe. I do a lot of grilling Teesra. Can cook a mean steak

    And thanks everyone else

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    Good interview.

    Badsha, human beings especially teenagers are always prone to make mistakes in their life. Amir deserves a second chance like everyone else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AdeelSabih View Post
    Enjoyed it.
    Who's next, btw? May be Jibran Ansari?
    We have a list of people who signed up. Will have to check to see who's next on the list.



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    Nice Interview!

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    Respect for Badsha has increased 10 folds!

    Great interview! Very ambitious and realistic mind. Good luck with your studies and future. Keep posting!

    Btw. let me get this right you use 28 kg means 60 lbs for biceps curls?!? That's a lot! if true, very impressive. I use 30 lbs for curls only, well I do it for 10 - 12 different sets though for 10-15 raps for each sets.


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    Quote Originally Posted by KingKhanWC View Post
    Good interview.

    Badsha, human beings especially teenagers are always prone to make mistakes in their life. Amir deserves a second chance like everyone else.

    Maybe. If someon can convince me my views might be changed but for now I am not quite convinced


    Quote Originally Posted by Pakistaniboy View Post
    Nice Interview!
    Thanks, appreciated.

    Quote Originally Posted by cricketworm View Post
    Respect for Badsha has increased 10 folds!

    Great interview! Very ambitious and realistic mind. Good luck with your studies and future. Keep posting!

    Btw. let me get this right you use 28 kg means 60 lbs for biceps curls?!? That's a lot! if true, very impressive. I use 30 lbs for curls only, well I do it for 10 - 12 different sets though for 10-15 raps for each sets.

    Yes but using two hands! Bicep curl with the rod.

    It's the only exercise I can do "decent".

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    Nice interview!

    I must say you have some interesting opinions regarding Pakistani cricket and the Pakistan nation as a whole.
    But don't you think the opinion about Amir deserving 10 years of punishment is a but too harsh?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Badsha View Post
    Hehe. I do a lot of grilling Teesra. Can cook a mean steak

    And thanks everyone else
    Any specific kind of steak? Medium Rare, etc.?

    I do a ton of barbecue which isn't too hard

    Haven't poisoned anyone yet

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    Very level headed person you seem, Badsha bhai. Good luck to you in life.


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    Quote Originally Posted by I Believe in the Teesra View Post
    Any specific kind of steak? Medium Rare, etc.?

    I do a ton of barbecue which isn't too hard

    Haven't poisoned anyone yet

    Jamie oliver style.


    High heat. Rub the raw steak with olive oil and pepper. Cook it by flipping it often. Wait till it's medium rare. Cook the mushrooms and add some butter to it late (so the butter doesn't burn).

    For the mashed potatoes, boil 10 potatoes. Peel them. Mash them and add butter and milk. Pour steak gravy over the mashed potatoes.

    Get a nice glass of red wine and enjoy your steak.


















    joking about the wine.

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    Good one Badsha bhai!


    "It sounds like you have a great strength of character and strong will" - Ellyse Perry about me.

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    I would like to see the interview of PakPosheeda and Poison. Pretty please?

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    good interview Badsha

    hope you dont ask your puppy to lift weight


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    Good interview. I would do something similar if I had all the power in world

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    Good interview Badsha.

    But I think you should be taken out of the fold of Islam for writing, playing and listening to music.



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    Thanks everyone for your comments.

    James, maybe but then I pray a lot so I fool people into accepting me

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    Quote Originally Posted by James View Post
    Good interview Badsha.

    But I think you should be taken out of the fold of Islam for writing, playing and listening to music.

    No one gets out of the fold of islam for doing that. :S

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    zabardast . one of my favourite PPers

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