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    Imran Nazir announces return to cricket after four and a half years

    Imran Nazir announces his return to cricket

    Pakistan’s Imran Nazir announced that he is returning to domestic cricket after four and a half years.

    Nazir played his last ODI against New Zealand in 2009 in Johannesburg. He played his last Twenty20 International against Sri Lanka in Colombo in 2012.

    The opening batsman, speaking to the media in Lahore on Thursday, said that his fans wanted him to make his return to the game.

    “I am thankful to the Shahid Afridi Foundation and the Pakistan Cricket Board for helping me through some tough times,” he added.

    Nazir stated that he is returning to cricket after recovering from a joint injury. He added, “I will see how much I can play by judging the quality of my game.”

    The cricketer said that he has gotten many offers from cricket leagues.

    https://www.samaa.tv/sports/2018/08/...rn-to-cricket/



    He's making a comeback after 4 years. Maybe psl 4 insha'Allah. Started training too
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    Just saw him playing a friendly in Multan with Wasim Akram bowling to him. He looked like he was due in two weeks.

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    How old is he now? I would like to see him play some domestic t20's as a last hurrah so the poor guy can earn a bit before he retires..maybe a brief PSL stint if he can get fit again..if he hadnt had his disease he would have thrived in this era of t20 leagues..

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    Yet another TTF making a comeback, and in the process holding youngsters back. Really hope he doesn't get picked for PSL.

    Honestly don't understand why people hold a torch for this guy.

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    More a case of wanting to earn money before its too late!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Stewie View Post
    Just saw him playing a friendly in Multan with Wasim Akram bowling to him. He looked like he was due in two weeks.
    Wasim or Nazir?

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    Thing is that these guy's don't know anything else outside Cricket so keep returning to the game. As most are very poorly educated their options in life are very limited.


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    He is finished now , but there was a time when he was one of the best strikers in the world.

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    In the opening department, we already have players to work with in Fakhar, Imam, and Farhan. I like Nazir and his batting, but I feel like he's one of those Pakistani players who, in reality, hasn't accomplished much in their careers and are just overrated by fans. Mohammad Sami is another player who I feel falls in this category as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeadBall View Post
    Wasim or Nazir?
    NaZir.. wasim is still fit considering his age.. he was moving the ball around and got Shoaib malik out..

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    Not sure whether Nazir will have the same hand eye coordination and hitting abilities after being out of the game for 5 long years and battling Arthiritis.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Savak View Post
    Not sure whether Nazir will have the same hand eye coordination and hitting abilities after being out of the game for 5 long years and battling Arthiritis.
    He definitely won't.

    I feel for him, @MenInG is right about the money, but it's a sad indictment of how our players are paid and trained in money management that someone who's played for so long like Nazir needs money at this age.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PakLFC View Post
    Thing is that these guy's don't know anything else outside Cricket so keep returning to the game. As most are very poorly educated their options in life are very limited.
    Coaching and Media options for these poor players is very limited and don't pay close enough compared to International Cricket. These players should be guided on options and things they can get involved in outside Cricket.

    A lot of our 90's and 2000's players were wise enough to invest in coaching certificates, businesses, English lessons and planning for life outside cricket

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    Quote Originally Posted by InziRules View Post
    He definitely won't.

    I feel for him, @MenInG is right about the money, but it's a sad indictment of how our players are paid and trained in money management that someone who's played for so long like Nazir needs money at this age.
    I remember a few years ago someone swindled him out of Millions in an investment deal gone wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MenInG View Post
    More a case of wanting to earn money before its too late!
    I feel the same. Nothing wrong though if he wants to earn money playing domestic cricket.

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    God I initially thought I had read "Imran Nazir retires from cricket"

    Clearly I read wrong, anyway I really hope he doesn't comeback into the international setup.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Savak View Post
    Coaching and Media options for these poor players is very limited and don't pay close enough compared to International Cricket. These players should be guided on options and things they can get involved in outside Cricket.

    A lot of our 90's and 2000's players were wise enough to invest in coaching certificates, businesses, English lessons and planning for life outside cricket
    I am talking of educational qualifications not knowledge in investment or any other business venture. Most of our players didn't even go to school for goodness although that could be irrelevant in coaching and media options in Pakistan! The ability to speak English doesn't mean being educated at all. Most of our players have no degree's at all in anything which means after Cricket they don't know what to do. This is why Imran Khan rightfully keeps speaking of an "education emergency" in the country. I can't think of any other player other then IK who has done well outside Cricket where merit and qualifications are required.


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    Quote Originally Posted by TeymurBlake View Post
    God I initially thought I had read "Imran Nazir retires from cricket"

    Clearly I read wrong, anyway I really hope he doesn't comeback into the international setup.
    Same here. At that moment I was happy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ummii View Post
    Same here. At that moment I was happy
    How quickly did that happiness die. As soon as you read other comments then you like WAIT WHAT.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Savak View Post
    I remember a few years ago someone swindled him out of Millions in an investment deal gone wrong.
    They're not trained to understand stuff. Money management should be taught to our cricketers.

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    I am little happy i get to see him bat again. Hopefully not for pakistan but wouldn’t mind seeing him in psl

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    Actually if u think of it, he was one of those guys who should have been multi millionaire by now because he was made for t20 cricket. The guy had limited attention span but was quite talented. I remember he once opened in test matches and scored some useful fifties for Pakistan. Not sure what went wrong for him, but he was a pretty good talent.
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    LOL.

    He was plumb LBW to the first ball he faced from a 50+ year old Akram.

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    Playing for Pakistan as it is can be very tough and it's not like you get support financially after your career is over be it benefits or support, no planning advice during your playing days and at the same time you are paid peanuts at all levels. If he wants to make a few quid while he can after recovering from a serious health condition I find it shocking how low you people have stooped to be so cynical about this and make extremely ignorant comments, show some god damn humanity.
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    Ah, so this is what it feels like

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    Quote Originally Posted by mak36 View Post
    Yet another TTF making a comeback, and in the process holding youngsters back. Really hope he doesn't get picked for PSL.

    Honestly don't understand why people hold a torch for this guy.
    I really don’t understand this “holding youngsters back” comment. If youngsters are good enough they would automatically overtake Nazir. It has to be an even playing field. Age don’t matter. Let these guys have fun in T20.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gazza619 View Post
    I really don’t understand this “holding youngsters back” comment. If youngsters are good enough they would automatically overtake Nazir. It has to be an even playing field. Age don’t matter. Let these guys have fun in T20.
    You are obviously very naive if you think it's (completely) based on merit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mak36 View Post
    You are obviously very naive if you think it's (completely) based on merit.
    Of course it is. I think you are clearly forgetting we are talking about T20 circus leagues here.
    Don’t take it to heart, people just want to enjoy T20..nobody cares if entertainer is a 36 year old or a 24 year old.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MenInG View Post
    More a case of wanting to earn money before its too late!
    Its already too late for him.

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    probably good enough for some local level T20 tournaments. Nothing more

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    I think he justs want to maximise his earnings before retiring for good.

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    The guy could hit well indeed. Good luck to him for whatever he chooses to do


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    He is coming back after illness. I think he has lost 4-5 years of his career due to that. Hopefully he will play domestic cricket and PCB will take care of him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arham_PakFan View Post
    I think he justs want to maximise his earnings before retiring for good.
    Doubt any money spinning league will have him

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slog View Post
    Doubt any money spinning league will have him
    Club cricket and minor leagues will pick him.Could play domestic OD’s and T20s as well.Maybe even BPL.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slog View Post
    Doubt any money spinning league will have him
    These days there are leagues popping up all over the place who pay decent money. Pretty sure he can get a contract in T10 and those leagues in Norway etc.

    Have to feel sorry for him. He could have made a lot of money in T20 leagues in the last few years if it wasn’t for his health problems.

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    He had some talent, but lost 4 crucial years. I hope he comes back atleast domestically and earns some decent money through T20 leagues. Feel for the dude.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MenInG View Post
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    Feel very sad to see him in this state with the paunch but feel happy for him if he can make the most out of his playing days in the next few years and give us a glimpse of the deadly striker of the ball he was.

    I remember how fit as a fiddle he was when young. Shoaib Akhtar mentioned in an interview that Nazir is one of the biggest tragedies he came across, extremely gifted striker of the ball, could play every shot in the book, but just didn't fulfil his potential due to his shot selection problems.

    You don't score a century against Walsh and Ambrose if you don't have potential. He and Afridi got Pakistan off to numerous thunderous starts with the bat.

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    Saw his interview today. He has worked very hard on his fitness and looks in very good shape. Hopefully he will make Most of the opportunities presented to him.

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    Such an entertaining batsman in his prime.

    A stronger batting culture (i.e. India, Australia, England) would have done a lot more with his skillset. Being tossed into the fire worsened his approach and stopped his growth.


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    unfortunately I don’t think imran was the brightest of people

    From being a classy stroke maker early on in his career he went on and became a wild slogger and destroyed his own career through a lack of brains

    Such a shame


    If pakistan cricket is to move forward they need to stop going back

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    Pakistan wasted such a player, pure entertainment.

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    The biggest tragedy was the run out in the T20 final.

    He would have won the game for Pakistan in 14-15 overs the way he was batting

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rana View Post
    The biggest tragedy was the run out in the T20 final.

    He would have won the game for Pakistan in 14-15 overs the way he was batting
    Thanks to the selfless smiling team man the great Younis Khan. Not only ran Nazir out but also played out a maiden over against Sharma after the blistering start by Nazir

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    Imran Nazir, wow what a wasted talent.

    He was something special trust me. I saw him as a kid smashing West Indian fast bowlers for massive sixes running the ground.

    What a talent he was.

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    Should have played more T20's at the least for Pak.


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    Quote Originally Posted by TeymurBlake View Post
    God I initially thought I had read "Imran Nazir retires from cricket"

    Clearly I read wrong, anyway I really hope he doesn't comeback into the international setup.
    Same, I thought "nothing new here, Pakistani players do this all the time". Nothing's changed after reading it again.

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    Very rarely sloggers survived as a top order batsman. Even Sehwag was not a slogger. He was a proper batsman. Batsmen who frequently swing across the line don't have a long career as a top order. May be lower order.

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    As far as talent goes, he was probably the most talented Pakistani batsman in the last 20-25 years. Had all the shots in the book, could time it beautifully and could hit the big shots, too bad he did not have the brains to put it all together.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jnaveen1980 View Post
    Very rarely sloggers survived as a top order batsman. Even Sehwag was not a slogger. He was a proper batsman. Batsmen who frequently swing across the line don't have a long career as a top order. May be lower order.
    That's the thing, Imran Nazir wasn't initially a slogger.

    His debut was in 1999 and the man was a decent young prospect. He scored 64 off 87 vs SL (Tests), 43 off 51 vs IND (ODIs), and 71 off 114 vs SA (ODIs). Nazir wasn't a rubbish testosterone-filled batsman coming in and blasting away without thought.

    This is a beautiful example of someone being misused by his coaches and captains. He was often sent in as a pinch hitter in the disguise of an opener, which is a horrible thing to do with your young batsmen. Unfortunately, he had to listen because they were chopping and changing people without thought. By the time Nazir grew older, it was over, he had been moulded into a reckless slogger.

    Of course, he deserves some of the blame too but many younger batsmen blindly follow their captain/coach's orders.

    Pakistan truly missed out on a gem here.


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    Being dropped in and out of the team didn't help Nazir. I always feel these type of players who play a ruthless attacking game need more than one string up their bow, it just helps to reduce the pressure in case of failure for e.g. Gilchrist with his wicket keeping, Afridi with his bowling and fielding.

    Nazir was a great fielder, but needed to develop into a decent part time bowler

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingusama92 View Post
    That's the thing, Imran Nazir wasn't initially a slogger.

    His debut was in 1999 and the man was a decent young prospect. He scored 64 off 87 vs SL (Tests), 43 off 51 vs IND (ODIs), and 71 off 114 vs SA (ODIs). Nazir wasn't a rubbish testosterone-filled batsman coming in and blasting away without thought.

    This is a beautiful example of someone being misused by his coaches and captains. He was often sent in as a pinch hitter in the disguise of an opener, which is a horrible thing to do with your young batsmen. Unfortunately, he had to listen because they were chopping and changing people without thought. By the time Nazir grew older, it was over, he had been moulded into a reckless slogger.

    Of course, he deserves some of the blame too but many younger batsmen blindly follow their captain/coach's orders.

    Pakistan truly missed out on a gem here.

    Mickey is turning Fakhar Zaman into the same thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Savak View Post
    Thanks to the selfless smiling team man the great Younis Khan. Not only ran Nazir out but also played out a maiden over against Sharma after the blistering start by Nazir
    Did it again it World Cup Semi Final 2011 - 13 of 32 balls.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingusama92 View Post
    That's the thing, Imran Nazir wasn't initially a slogger.

    His debut was in 1999 and the man was a decent young prospect. He scored 64 off 87 vs SL (Tests), 43 off 51 vs IND (ODIs), and 71 off 114 vs SA (ODIs). Nazir wasn't a rubbish testosterone-filled batsman coming in and blasting away without thought.

    This is a beautiful example of someone being misused by his coaches and captains. He was often sent in as a pinch hitter in the disguise of an opener, which is a horrible thing to do with your young batsmen. Unfortunately, he had to listen because they were chopping and changing people without thought. By the time Nazir grew older, it was over, he had been moulded into a reckless slogger.

    Of course, he deserves some of the blame too but many younger batsmen blindly follow their captain/coach's orders.

    Pakistan truly missed out on a gem here.
    Afridi started becoming a cult figure around that time. Wonder if that did play a role there. I remember a guy name Asim Kamal who looked like a batsman with decent temperament but bit old school. He was never given another chance. Swabuckling batsmen were more popular in Pakistan.

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    Nazir gone! He pulls Tim timbresnan to mid-wicket. Gone for 2 ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Justcrazy View Post
    Pakistan wasted such a player, pure entertainment.
    Lool. Why do we blame Pakistan.
    Pakistan wasted Afridi
    Pakistan wasted Razzaq
    Pakistan wasted Wajahatullah Wasti
    The list goes on..

    Every man is responsible for his own downfall. May it be cricket or may it be any walk of life.

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    Why is he playing in Abu Dhabi ahead of other more deserving players.



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    This guy should have stayed retired - no need for anymore TTF's.

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    Well first it was Razzak and now Imran Nazir. I think the T20 franchise leagues are making these people come back from obscurity. I feel it is fine as long as they don't harbour the thought of making it back to the National side.

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    The biggest loss to Pakistan in terms of batting talent. Only if he had a brain bigger than the size of a peanut. Feel for him. Hope he makes some money after his arthiritis issues.

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    Hope he performs in next matches.


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    Might be opening in 2019 WC lol


    New Era of Team Pakistan

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    Hacks from the 90s making a comeback?!

    PSL deserves better.

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    Nazir dropped for the 2nd game vs Hobart Hurricanes


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    Pakistan’s stylish opening batsman Imran Nazir thinks that Pakistan team need some time to find their feats in red ball cricket.

    Imran while talking to the media on Tuesday said that winning or losing is a part of the game and everyone should support the team in hard times.

    “We should support our team as it can play an important role in their progress,” he said.

    Imran, who recently announced his return to international cricket, said that the test series against South Africa is not easy for Pakistan but hard work can accomplish good results for them.

    “The test series against South Africa will be tough for Pakistan so they should be strong mentally,” said Imran.

    The 36-year-old said that Pakistan’s bowling line is strong and will play a major role for Pakistan with red ball against South Africa.

    “We have dreading bowling attack which will give us an edge against the hosts,” he said.

    It is pertinent to mention here that Pakistan will play South Africa in three-match test series starting from December 26 at SuperSport Park, South Africa.

    https://arysports.tv/we-need-give-co...m-imran-nazir/


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    CRICKET: IMRAN NAZIR’S GREATEST FIGHTBACK

    Imran Nazir and I are sitting at the National Cricket Academy in Lahore, next to the Gaddafi Stadium, on an exceptionally bright winter day in Pakistan. He is wearing a Lahore Qalandar T-shirt to celebrate the wildly popular Pakistan Super League.

    Just as the sun shines after a storm, the former Pakistan batsman too is radiating positive energy as he comfortably reclines in a plastic chair, hunches his shoulders, and flips his black cap backwards. But to him, such flexibility would have seemed near unimaginable only five years ago.

    “I couldn’t use my hands. I was unable to fully bend my fingers, there was stiffness. If I was to bend my arm, there was a locking of the elbow joint,” he tells me. “But right now, in front of you, I just practised playing cricket.

    “For the past five years, I haven’t been on the ground. I wanted to be, but the feeling inside me was that I will go in the ground and see everyone else playing but myself ... I couldn’t bear that.”

    As a precocious Under-19 player, Imran led the way for Pakistan at the 1999 Asian Test Championship. The former Pakistan opener hit a career-best 160 against Zimbabwe in the 2007 ICC World Cup. However, he struggled for consistency.

    He came up with impressive innings at pivotal ODIs in Sharjah and Australia but only a few will probably remember that magical sixer to Shane Warne and how he led Pakistan into the Super Eight stage at the World Twenty20. Even fewer will be familiar, however, with his battle against arthritis — which attacks the joints — and the challenges that have come since.

    Arthritis may seem like a cruel fate for a young person, but what Imran boasts, however, is an unshakeable self-belief, grounded upon his strong religious faith.

    “It was written by God and I thank the Almighty that in that I had a happy life, I have spent those five years with happiness and joy. I was never disheartened. That a youngster who comes from a village, can come to the level of Pakistan [team] and gain fame — if I can reach that with my hard work then if I’m to work hard for this then why can I not get back into cricket.”

    It had all started with wrist pain in 2013 while playing in Dubai. “I put it down to a normal pain, as you do when you swing a bat.” It was only when he was unable to lift a bat that he immediately returned to Pakistan and consulted the medical panel at the Pakistan Cricket Board. “That’s when I began to feel there is something wrong.”

    Over the next days and weeks, the pain had spread. “Every joint in my body ached. I couldn’t get up, I couldn’t lie down, I couldn’t sleep.” Imran agrees that if one’s belief is strong, one should always be ready to face hardship. “Whenever difficulties arrive, you must always stay strong. No one could have ever imagined what I went through.”

    Everywhere Imran went, he saw doctors. “I had the idea that there is no cure for this disease. Some people told me to consult herbal and spiritual healing practitioners. I did everything.

    “Doctors and friends said to me, you may not be able to play cricket at all. They had suggested I pursue a career in coaching or training.” But as a sportsman, there was no way Imran would go back to the end of the queue.

    “This is wrong, I will play, I will surely play. I had this stubborn perverseness.”

    After doing his own research, Imran had planned to travel to the United States for his treatment. But fate had other plans. Through a friend, he came across a promising Pakistani-born American rheumatologist, who had returned to Pakistan, and who was also his fan. Out of curiosity after noticing Imran’s large belly at the time, the rheumatologist asked Imran about his health.

    “The doctor said to me, you don’t need to go to America, what if America comes to you? I was shocked. He said give me nine to 10 months and then you will be back to playing cricket.

    “I was referred for physiotherapy. Then I had the stem cell therapy and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) done. Slowly, slowly, after the first PRP, the first stem cells, praise to God, I started to feel that I might just be getting there.”

    Before explaining the second session of the treatment, Imran pauses, takes a deep breath, and then continues. “There were so many things I couldn’t do. I couldn’t hold a cup of tea or even wash my face in the morning. Such was my situation.

    “Slowly, slowly, I felt some life creep back into me. After the second to the third session, around six to seven months ago, the doctor said ‘just rest for one week, then start walking, running, and start your cricket.’ I said okay.”

    After that one week, Imran was back in the ground. “I slowly started walking, running, I began to hold the bat. I felt as if I was dreaming.” With excitement in his voice now, Imran’s face lights up as he talks.

    “I had to bite myself to make myself believe it was real. It does happen. A man who was unable to drink a cup of tea, or pick up a bottle of water, is back with the same power and strength, starting to play cricket. That, all of a sudden ... at the end of the day, I thank the Almighty. I could never have imagined.” He also expressed his gratitude to the Shahid Afridi Foundation, Human Body Scan Diagnostic Center and the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for their support.

    “You can call it a repair, the gaps in your joints, those gaps have been refilled, and it is after the refill that they become strong.”

    The diagnosis forced Imran to improve his routine to include activities which got him moving around more.

    “I helped my servants with the housework, played with my children. Mostly, I spent time with my family, my children and, at the end of the day, my wife. I only prayed to God for one thing, that I don’t want to be bed-bound in such a way that I am unable to get back up again. Although it was something like this, I understand that my prayers were accepted. I just said to God, I want to remain in a state of activity and motion ... out of bed.”

    It’s remarkable to hear a celebrated cricketer giving voice to his vulnerabilities. As Imran admits, “I do not shy away, I feel good that I can share my story with people.

    “If because of me other sufferers can be helped, then why not. If today I have been cured, then because of me or my message, or suggestions, or if I can recommend any good doctors, then I will understand I have done a righteous act. If someone does suffer from arthritis then please do get in touch with me and I will personally request my doctor, even for those who cannot afford the treatment. It is an expensive treatment, but I want to help the poor get treated.”

    Imran is not the only cricketer having to battle a condition of the joints. The umpire Billy Bowden also suffered from rheumatoid arthritis which cut short his playing career. But Imran, as one might expect from the former energetic batsman, is determined to pick himself up.

    “I am a very lucky person. I have seen with my eyes, that with a lot of cricketers, when they leave cricket, nobody remembers them. I believe that I am the only cricketer, when I went behind the scenes, so many people prayed for me. Many people tried to contact me. Little did they know, I couldn’t even hold a phone.

    “After one to two, three, four, six months, eight months, I started my proper training, batting, started everything. I understand that all this outcome is because of those prayers. This is the power of prayers, which I believe in, have felt it and was rewarded. The training that I am doing now and feeling, I am 80 to 85 per cent.”

    Imran still has the ability to learn and get better. “If I am fit for Pakistan or I’m able to perform at that level again, and if the country needs me, then I am ready and willing to serve. I always believe in my own hard work and efforts. After my hard work, I work around my fate. So I have hope that, with the will of God, maybe the next three or four years that I play, I will perform my best.”

    How does he hope to inspire others who have arthritis, which affects millions around the world?

    “I have honestly taken control of my health. For example, whenever I ate too much, it caused unbearable pain. So I changed my nutritional intake.”

    “I went to a medical college, met a lot of doctors, where I did a speech about always staying strong. Whatever is written in your fate can never be pushed away by anyone. But I believe that I fought with my disease and because of that, I had positive results.”

    “My message is also the same, if there is a problem, I don’t think it’s hard to find me. Whoever it is, I am ready to help. From the treatment to any other help, I will definitely help them out. Just stay strong.”

    https://www.dawn.com/news/1474357/cr...test-fightback

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    Good for him.

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    What a talent he was. Had every shot in the book . A shame he couldn't fulfil his talent.

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    Has he been playing club cricket? Or any cricket for that matter?

    It's been a year since his comeback but heard nothing of him playing any noteworthy game.

    Both Razzaq and Nazir thought they would be welcomed because of their past fame but none even picked them.


    "You aren't a failure if you fail, you are a failure if you don't get up to try again" - Imran Khan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hasan123 View Post
    What a talent he was. Had every shot in the book . A shame he couldn't fulfil his talent.
    Talent but No brains

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    Grade 2 teams: “Sabir’s Poultry”

    Ali Afzal, Ali Zaryab Asif, Attyab Ahmed, Ghulam Rehman, Hashim Ibrahim, Imran Nazir, Inam Javed, Irfan Haider, Kamran Sabir, Manzoor Khan , Meer Saeed, Muhamamd Imran, Muhammad Hassan Dar, Naseer Akram, Nisar Ahmed, Rana Kashif Nadeem, Sadaqat Ali, Tariq Nawaz, Zubair Malik

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    Imran Nazir on his return to competitive cricket just scored 10 runs with 2 fours while his team Sabir's Poultry were bowled out for just 136.

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    Imran Nazir scored 29 runs in the 2nd inning.

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    "Sabir's Poultry".

    Nazir was a very exciting player back in his day. Not a great batsman or even a good one but no one can deny that he was fun to watch. He was also an explosive fielder and seeing him out of shape reminds you that no one can escape old age.


    لَا إِلٰهَ إِلَّا الله مُحَمَّدٌ رَسُولُ الله

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bilal7 View Post
    "Sabir's Poultry".

    Nazir was a very exciting player back in his day. Not a great batsman or even a good one but no one can deny that he was fun to watch. He was also an explosive fielder and seeing him out of shape reminds you that no one can escape old age.
    He was a very good batsman. His backfoot off-drive and pull shot was extremely good and pleasing to watch.

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    Exciting batsman.
    But its highly unlikely he will be able to bat again how he did in the past

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    If he finds some rhythm, he can make it to PSL, not sure about international cricket though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Abdullah719 View Post
    Grade 2 teams: “Sabir’s Poultry”

    Ali Afzal, Ali Zaryab Asif, Attyab Ahmed, Ghulam Rehman, Hashim Ibrahim, Imran Nazir, Inam Javed, Irfan Haider, Kamran Sabir, Manzoor Khan , Meer Saeed, Muhamamd Imran, Muhammad Hassan Dar, Naseer Akram, Nisar Ahmed, Rana Kashif Nadeem, Sadaqat Ali, Tariq Nawaz, Zubair Malik
    How many ducks in Sabir's poultry?

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