Karachi, May 27 : Legendary fast bowler Wasim Akram had surely terrorized many batsmen during his playing days, but the former Pakistan skipper has admitted that he would have been worried to bowl against Indian batting star Virat Kohli.
The 49-year-old was arguably one of the best fast bowlers of his era, having scalped a total of 916 wickets in both Tests and ODIs combined.
Moscow, May 27 : The Russian Tennis Federation (RTF) has named dope offender and suspended star Maria Sharapova among four tennis players who will compete in women's singles at the Olympics in Rio.
Apart from Sharapova, Svetlana Kuznetsova, Anastasia Pavliuchenkova, and Darya Kasatkina were named, reports Tass.
The regulations for the Games say countries can enter four women players having the biggest points in international ratings.
However, there is still uncertainty about Sharapova's participation.
Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board is likely to send experienced batsman Muhammad Hafeez to England to seek treatment for a knee muscular problem, which threatens to keep him out of the Test series against England.
PCB's medical panel are not satisfied with the progress made by Hafeez from his injury which he picked up during the Asia Cup and forced him to miss the last two matches of the World T20 in India. He also a domestic national one-day cup and the national boot camp in Kakul, which winds up on Saturday.
Lisbon, May 26 : Hailing his country's football captain Cristiano Ronaldo as "the best", Portuguese midfielder William Carvalho said he is "surprised" that the striker still wants to improve.
"When I met him (Cristiano) he was the best but he still wants to improve, so I admire Cristiano for that desire," Carvalho told Efe.
"If Cristiano scores a hat-trick in a game, he will want to score four in the next. If he runs 100 kilometres in one match, he will want to run 150 in the next," the Sporting Lisbon midfielder added.
Johannesburg, May. 27 : 14-time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal has said that he failed to understand why a string of players have opted to snub the forthcoming Rio Olympics.
Describing the Olympics as 'the most important event in the world of sport', the 29-year-old Spaniard pointed out a player can only compete in this prestigious event for a few times in his or her entire career, Sport24 reported.
Sydney, May 26 : After being on the sidelines for six months following an ankle injury, pacer Mitchell Starc on Thursday said he is fit and raring to hit the pitch when the Australians head to the West Indies for the tri-series also involving South Africa.
"It's been a long time coming. The foot has been great, there's no pain in the ankle or the foot," Starc was quoted as saying by cricket.com.au., a day prior to their departure for the West Indies.
Melbourne, May. 27 : New Zealand are extremely interested in hosting a day-night Test against England in Auckland, the country cricket board chief has revealed.
While expressing interest in hosting a pink ball Test at Eden Park in 2018, NZC chief executive David White said no decisions had been made yet, news. com. au reported.
New Zealand Cricket on Friday announced a busy international schedule for the next two years, which will see Kane Williamson's side hosting Pakistan and Bangladesh before touring Australia for three Chappell-Hadlee ODI matches starting from January 30 onwards.
London, May. 26 : Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo has said his former club Manchester United lacked 'a bit of an identity' under the tutelage of sacked manager Louis van Gaal.
Van Gaal was shown the door despite United won the FA Cup. This was believed to be due to the Old Trafford club's failure to qualify for the Champions League.
On the other hand, Jose Mourinho, the former Chelsea manager, is being widely considered as the favourite to succeed the Dutchman at the helm of the Old Trafford club.
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