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Excited Arshad says could not sleep after file CWG efficiency



KARACHI: Pakistan’s history-making javelin thrower Olympian Arshad Nadeem has mentioned that he couldn’t sleep at night time nor had any of his different colleagues did after the record-breaking javelin throw in Commonwealth Video games.

Whereas travelling in direction of the airport, after registering the file setting 90.18m throw on the 2022 Commonwealth Video games in Birmingham, the 25-year-old spoke to media after turning into the first-ever South Asian and second Asian to interrupt the 90m barrier in javelin throw, whereas Pakistan gained a gold medal in athletics for the primary time in 60 years.

Arshad had been competing for Pakistan regardless of a long-standing elbow harm that has been identified to be surgically handled. Arshad additionally sustained a tender tissue trauma harm within the knee, in line with his doctor and Pakistan Olympics Affiliation (POA) medial committee member Dr Asad Abbas.

“I’m simply very comfortable and I’m glad that the nation prayed for me,” Arshad informed The Specific Tribune. “I used to be very comfortable to provide Pakistanis the excellent news and fulfil the expectations.

“I’ve not slept in any respect tonight. I can say I needed to sleep however then I didn’t wish to sleep. I don’t assume anybody slept in any respect. Your entire nation was up with me.”

Arshad, being the common-or-garden teen from Mian Chunnu, and preserving his household in his coronary heart believes that it was the prayers that helped him win the gold medal.

“I achieved the feat because of Allah, my dad and mom and due to all of the Pakistanis who’ve been so supportive,” mentioned Arshad whereas travelling to the Birmingham airport.

Arshad has two stunning kids, a daughter and a son, however he has not been capable of steal even a number of moments for them after the occasion.

“I spoke to my spouse at dwelling, my household, however I nonetheless haven’t been capable of meet up with my kids,” mentioned the younger man.

The experience from Sunday night time until now has been wild.

Based on the Chef de Mission Syed Mohammad Abid Qadri the remaining gamers who haven’t left for Turkey to compete on the Islamic Solidarity video games joined within the celebrations.

“Nobody is sleeping tonight,” mentioned Qadri on the night time of Arshad’s win. “I’ve organized a celebration over right here in England. We couldn’t discover karahi, however we bought tikkas (barbeque), naans and even bought Biryani on a brief discover for Arshad.

“We’re all getting collectively, will provide prayers of gratitude collectively, after which keep on with the celebration and have meals.”

The Pakistani officers had organized a direct flight for Arshad to Istanbul from Birmingham in a single day, whereas earlier his schedule was totally different. Within the javelin throw closing Arshad’s efficiency was impeccable.

When requested if he’s drained at this level by the quickness of every part Arshad was calm. “It’s all part of life and this all have to be executed. I haven’t slept out of pleasure, then there’s lots of media consideration and now I’ll be on the aircraft. I don’t wish to be late.”

The POA secretary Khalid Mehmood is already in Turkey and he congratulated the Pakistani nation on Arshad’s feat. He was praising Arshad for creating the historical past.

Dope check proper after making historical past

Proper after successful the gold medal, Arshad was taken for a dope check. It’s a common process for the medallists to take the check.

Arshad’s large enchancment from 84.62m within the Tokyo Olympics to 86.16 on the World Athletics Championships, to now 90.18m on the Commonwealth Video games has been meteoric in development.

“I did take the dope check and I’m assured,” mentioned Arshad as he defined that this was a basic process.

He revealed, “I additionally took the dope check in US earlier than coming to Birmingham.”

The outcomes of the check are anticipated to return in two to a few weeks.

The second frozen in time

Arshad’s fairy-tale run on the Commonwealth Video games has been extra about his sheer will to compete regardless of main accidents. He had delayed the surgical procedure in his elbow simply to have the ability to carry out for Pakistan.

And, he lived as much as his phrase in Brimingham.

Arshad has grow to be an icon as he was the primary Pakistani to win an Asian Video games medal after practically 30 years in athletics, then the primary to qualify instantly for the Olympics after which the primary to even qualify for the finals of the Olympics.

Arshad took virtually a yr to attend for his comeback after the Tokyo Olympics and Commonwealth Video games was his second occasion since resuming his worldwide duties.

He educated in Lahore with none specialised gyms, he was with out his private coach and was with an harm earlier than he introduced on the efficiency on Sunday night time.

He threw 86.81m in his first try and broke the nationwide file together with setting a brand new private finest.

His first try was much better than his efficiency on the World Athletics Championship that happened in Eugene, Oregon in July, the place he grew to become the primary athlete from Pakistan to ever qualify for the finals and he ended his comeback marketing campaign within the fifth place.

He got here to Brimingham proper after the occasion, and continued his quest for a medal within the absence of his South African coach Terseus Liebenberg, with whom he educated for 2 months in Cape city after which Salman Butt additionally, who educated him in Lahore earlier than flying for worldwide duties.

Arshad was carrying the expectations of the complete nation on Sunday because it was additionally the final occasion the place Pakistan was anticipated to win a medal.

Whereas Arshad ran with extra confidence in his second try, it was declared invalid, with strain constructing on the 2018 Asian Video games bronze medallist.

He was up in opposition to World Athletics Championship gold medallist, Grenada’s Anderson Peters, in spite of everything.

With the third try, Arshad set the lead of 88.0m, a large throw which shocked the world, shifting the competitors utterly.

The remainder of the throwers had been seen chasing Arshad’s throw on the board, however all failed whereas Peters remained a stiff competitors.

He threw the spear on the distance of 85.09m within the fourth try, whereas Peters took over Arshad’s lead in his fifth try with an 88.64m throw.

Arshad was pacing and gave the impression to be praying as he was going for his fifth try. He was definitely skirting on a religious aircraft it appeared.

Arshad was defying the legal guidelines of nature it appeared, attempting to tug off a miracle, and arguably one of many best sporting moments for Pakistan.

He would maintain his heaving taped elbow after every try, however his demeanor was calm. He was centered and managed the competitors.

He urged the gang current to get behind him by elevating his palms and clapping, asking for the cheers as he went for every try, and eventually it was the fifth throw from him that created historical past with 90.18 metres recorded in distance.

He created a brand new Commonwealth Video games file along with his throw.

Arshad’s spear broke the file not just for Pakistan however for the South Asian area, even within the absence of Tokyo Olympics gold medallist and the defending champion India’s Neeraj Chopra.

It was not solely the Pakistanis who had been cheering him however the different 12 opponents within the occasion had been cheering for him too, being concerned and likewise shocked on the similar time along with his elbow.

When Anderson fell brief in his sixth and final try to topple Arshad’s 90.18m, Arshad was unofficially declared the gold medallist, however the 2019 South Asian video games winner went for his final try too and it was 81.29m.

Arshad Nadeem is the third Pakistani javelin thrower to win medals for Pakistan on the Commonwealth Video games.

Beforehand, Jalal Khan grabbed bronze and silver medals for Pakistan on the 1954 and 1958 Video games, whereas Muhammad Nawaz gained the bronze medal in 1966.

The final gold medal gained by Pakistan within the monitor and discipline occasion was in 1962 by Ghulam Raziq within the 120-yard hurdles. Hammer thrower Muhammad Iqbal gained a gold for Pakistan in 1954 on the nation’s debut within the Video games.

Pakistan at 2022 Commonwealth Video games

Earlier, Weightlifter Muhammad Nooh Dastgir Butt gained a gold medal in +109kg occasion, the place he too created the Video games file by lifting 405kgs total, with particular person Video games data in snatch (173kgs) and clear and jerk (232kgs) too.

Different medallists embody wrestlers Zaman Anwar in 125kg freestyle occasion, Muhammad Inam in 86 kg occasion Muhammad Sharif Tahir in 74kg occasion. Each bagged silver medals.

Judoka Shah Hussain Shah took the primary medal for Pakistan in 90kg occasion, a bronze one. In the meantime, Inayatullah bagged a bronze medal within the 65kg freestyle wrestling and Ali Asad within the 57kg wrestling occasion.

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Usman Qadir enhancing, more likely to play on Wednesday



Leg-spinner Usman Qadir injured his thumb as he grabbed a blinder within the fourth T20I to ship harmful Alex Hales again to the pavilion.

Mohammad Hasnain bowled a tough size supply and Alex Hales was compelled to test his shot, and Usman Qadir, who was positioned at mid-wicket, dived ahead to his left to take a shocking catch.



Qadir did very well to make it possible for the ball doesn’t bobble out of his hand throughout his touchdown. Hales departed after scoring 5 runs off 3 balls.

The 29-year-old couldn’t bowl for Pakistan and left the sphere after the catch. Iftikhar Ahmed needed to bowl the overs instead of him the place he gave solely 23 runs in 4 overs.

As per sources, Usman Qadir’s damage has improved and is predicted to be match forward of the fifth T20I of the collection in Lahore on Wednesday.

Speaking concerning the fourth T20I, England saved on shedding wickets at common intervals whereas chasing 167. Harry Brook and Ben Duckett performed knocks of 34 and 33 and the equation got here right down to 33 off 3 overs to recover from England.

Dawson then smashed 24 runs off the 18th over and it regarded like England would recover from the road simply. Nevertheless, Haris Rauf introduced Pakistan again into the sport as he dismissed Liam Dawson (34) and Olly Stone (0) on successive deliveries.

England wanted 4 runs off the ultimate over to win, however Reece Topley was run-out within the closing over, and Pakistan registered a slim two-run win.

Earlier, England captain Moeen Ali had gained the toss and he determined to bowl first. Mohammad Rizwan performed a knock of 88 runs to assist Pakistan put up 166/4 in 20 overs. Asif Ali additionally performed an unbeaten cameo of 13 runs off simply 3 balls to propel Pakistan’s whole previous the 160-run mark.

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Haris reveals his plan to bowl landmark nineteenth over towards England



LAHORE: Pakistan pacer Haris Rauf bowled an distinctive nineteenth over within the fourth T20I towards England whereas defending 167.

The appropriate-arm pacer modified the complexion of the sport after Liam Dawson smashed Mohammad Hasnain with 4 fours and a six within the 18th over of the match and solely 9 runs had been required off the ultimate two overs.

5 runs had been remaining off the ten balls earlier than Haris modified the whole lot. Whereas dealing with a brief, Dawson couldn’t management his pull shot and holed out mid-wicket fielder, which opened the room for the paceman to do the harm.

Rauf’s tempo had cranked up as he cleaned up the debutant Olly Stone on subsequent ball and had a leg-before shout turned down towards Reece Topley. The ball to Topley was a scorching yorker clocked at 96 mph however was turned down because the ball was sliding down the leg-stump.

Within the subsequent over, Topley tried to steal a single to get off strike however fell nicely wanting his floor on the non-striker’s finish as England fell quick by three runs in entrance of an electrifying crowd.

“To begin with we’re grateful to Allah Almighty that Pakistan gained the match and it was an essential match of this sequence. As a group we have now the by no means surrender angle and each participant is giving his 100% effort within the floor. I bowled with the identical angle and Pakistan gained the sport,” stated Rauf in put up match press convention.

“He [Dawson] scored plenty of runs from Hasnain’s over and naturally I used to be within the discipline. I used to be planning beforehand and had the thought as to the place I ought to bowl to him.

“The plan was to get his wicket and switch the match and Alhamdullilah I received the wicket as deliberate. I had the arrogance in my talents and knew that if I bowl my greatest ball, we’d win this sport.”

The paceman additionally backed his team-mates who’re underneath the firing line as Pakistan’s center order woes proceed forward of the all-important T20I World Cup subsequent month.

“Any participant can have a tough time, as a group we have now to help one another. I feel the power that they’ve, everyone knows that they’ve gained matches for Pakistan and anytime they’ll make a comeback. We’ve got full belief in our gamers.”

Requested if he had improved underneath the bowling coach Shaun Tait, Rauf stated he had labored with the previous Australian fast on the Check tour of Sri Lanka, the place he was part of the squad in a two-match Check sequence.

“In the direction of the beginning, any participant struggles and has little concept of the state of affairs. So that you study over time and in any discipline. So I attempt to study,” Rauf defined.

“Shaun Tait has stored everybody calm and in Sri Lanka he labored with me rather a lot as I used to be within the Check squad. I used to be attempting to work on my health and perceive the sport. In T20 cricket, generally you go for runs. At some point you bowl nicely and the following day, you’ll be able to concede few runs. So dangerous time can come on any bowler. I’ve 100% confidence in my strengths.”

Pakistan will now face England within the fifth T20I on Wednesday (September 28) because the motion now strikes to Lahore for remaining three matches of the sequence.

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English T-20 cricket group reaches provincial capital amid tight safety



LAHORE: Capital Metropolis Police Chief Extra IG Ghulam Mahmood Dogar on Monday welcomed the England T-20 Cricket squad to the provincial capital and vowed to supply foolproof safety to each the groups gamers and officers throughout their keep within the metropolis.

English and Pakistani cricket groups reached right here amid tight safety to play their final three Worldwide T-20 cricket matches of the overall seven scheduled ones.
England cricket group has been visiting Pakistan after a protracted span of seventeen years and right into a excessive safety bubble.
The Lahore police, on the instructions of CCPO Lahore made stringent safety association on the arrival of each groups gamers and officers.
The CCPO, DIG Operations Afzaal Ahmad Kausar, CTO Muntazir Mehdi, SSP Operations Capt (R) Mustansar Feroze, SSP Safety, SP of Dolphin Squad and different associated officers remained in subject and checked safety preparations on the route until the groups reached their residing lodge.
As many as 8,000 law enforcement officials and officers together with SPs, DSPs, SHOs and higher subordinates would carry out safety responsibility through the keep of each the cricket groups in Lahore and schedule follow classes and matches.
The CCPO issued instructions to the law enforcement officials to strengthen the preparations remaining extremely alert and holding a vigilant eye on any suspicious actions.
Ghulam Mahmood Dogar directed the deputed police officers to behave with the residents visiting Qaddafi stadium in well mannered method in addition to throughout zero route motion of the groups. Elaborate preparations of safety have been made on the residential place the place the groups have been boarding, routes, Qaddafi Stadium and its surrounding areas, the CCPO added.
Heavy deployment of contingents could be made on the route of the groups throughout their motion from lodge to stadium throughout follow classes and matches, he stated and added that three layers safety checking mechanism had been devised for the gamers, officers and the residents.
The CCPO stated that Lahore police had performed essential function for the revival of cricket occasions within the metropolis. Lahore Police had full assist of Punjab Secure Cities Authority, district administration, PCB and regulation enforcement businesses to make sure safety in order that residents may take pleasure in these matches in peaceable ambiance, he asserted.
He stated that Lahore police would additionally monitor all of the actions on routes and surrounding areas throughout motion of groups by way of CCTV cameras of Punjab Secure Cities Authority.

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