Shoaib Akhtar, best known for bowling the fastest recorded delivery (161.3 kph), was his usual gung-ho self when The Telegraph interacted with him briefly at the Dubai International Stadium on Tuesday.
"I have no idea, so cannot say," was Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Ehsan Mani's reaction when asked by The Telegraph if Prime Minister Imran Khan would make a trip here at some point during Wednesday's India vs Pakistan Asia Cup match.
Hima Das took Indian athletics by storm with some sensational performances this season. After a gold in the under-20 World Championship, she went on to win three medals in the Asian Games including a gold in the 4x400 metres relay.
Lionel Messi scored a sensational hat-trick as Barcelona kick-started their Champions League campaign with a 4-0 win at home to Dutch champions PSV Eindhoven on Tuesday, although they had defender Samuel Umtiti sent off in the second half.
The last time India and Pakistan met on a cricket field, the latter emerged victorious. But that victory, in the Champions Trophy final in England last year, is a thing of past for Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed.
Australian cricket needs disgraced ex-captain Steve Smith and he is likely to be welcomed back with open arms, former skipper Steve Waugh said Tuesday. He, however, said that things might be tougher for David Warner.
Brimming with confidence after his maiden Test hundred in England, young Rishabh Pant is now aiming to fine-tune his wicket-keeping skills at the NCA ahead of the two-Test series against the West Indies, starting October 4.