Pakistan star opener Saeed Anwar battered India within the Independence Cup match in Chennai on at the present time, smearing 194 off solely 146 balls — then the largest particular person rating in ODIs — in Pakistan’s 35-run victory.
None of his teammates received greater than 39. It might need helped that he had Shahid Afridi as a runner from the nineteenth over — Anwar was free to focus on bashing boundaries, and he did: there have been 22 fours and 5 sixes, three of them off consecutive deliveries from Anil Kumble.
The social media showered the legendary batter with reward as an honor and right here’s what everybody needed to say:
Manchester Metropolis star Benjamin Mendy to face trial Wednesday
LONDON: Manchester Metropolis and France footballer Benjamin Mendy stands trial Wednesday for the alleged rape and assault of seven girls, which may see his enjoying profession finish in jail if convicted.
Mendy, 28, is due at Chester Crown Court docket in northwest England to face eight counts of rape, one rely of sexual assault and one rely of tried rape, referring to seven younger girls.
He pleaded not responsible in Could to 9 of the ten expenses, however was subsequently hit with the additional rape rely which has not but been put to him in a court docket.
All of the alleged offences are stated to have taken place at Mendy’s dwelling deal with in Prestbury close to Macclesfield, additionally in northwest England, between October 2018 and August final yr.
He’s standing trial earlier than a jury alongside along with his co-defendant Louis Saha Matturie, 40, who has additionally pleaded not responsible.
Matturie denies eight counts of rape and 4 counts of sexual assault, referring to eight younger girls. His alleged offences span from July 2012 to August final yr.
Each the defendants are on bail, with Mendy topic to what a decide beforehand referred to as “stringent” circumstances, together with the give up of his passport.
After his arrest final August he was initially held at Altcourse jail in Liverpool, after which a jail in Manchester, earlier than being freed on bail in January.
Not one of the girls stated to have been assaulted could be named below English legislation, which additionally locations restrictions on what could be reported in regards to the case.
The trial is anticipated to last as long as six weeks.
It begins in the identical week that former Manchester United star Ryan Giggs began his trial on expenses of attacking and coercively controlling his ex-girlfriend.
Mendy joined Premier League champions Metropolis from the French aspect Monaco in 2017. He has performed 75 instances for the Manchester membership, however his enjoying time was restricted by accidents and a lack of kind.
He was suspended by Metropolis after being charged by police in August.
The final of Mendy’s 10 caps for France got here in November 2019, after the defender gained the World Cup in 2018.
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.
Cricketers be part of celebrations as Arshad Nadeem creates historical past
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan javelin thrower Arshad Nadeem on Sunday ended Pakistan’s 56-year medal drought in Commonwealth Video games by claiming the gold medal in Birmingham.
Regardless of carrying an elbow harm and and not using a coach, he stepped up and created historical past along with his resilience and brilliance.
He gained the javelin throw remaining on the Alexander Stadium with a 90.18-metre throw and have become the primary South Asian to cross the 90-metre barrier.
The 25-year-old surpassed world champion Anderson Peters, former Olympic champion Keshorn Walcott and former Commonwealth, in addition to, world champion Julius Yego. It’s Pakistan’s first athletics gold medal since 1966 and its first javelin gold.
In the meantime, the Pakistan cricketer fraternity applauded Nadeem’s unimaginable feat and took to Twitter to specific admiration for the particular expertise.
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