Stories about Imran Farhat

Afridi out, Farhat in? World, what’s going on?

The T20 and ODI squads for the Indian tour were just announced and guess what? Imran Farhat is back. I think it is safe to assume that he is becoming a bit of a tormentor for this cricket loving nation, but let’s not be too harsh here. Mr Farhat has already mentioned, that being a selector’s son-in-law puts additional pressure on him, so let’s be gentle on him. As for all the sports journalists, pundits and aspiring commentators, you may take it as a slap on your face. The selector wins again and you can’t do anything about it. The Akmal brothers are ...

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Good riddance to Imran Farhat!

When Mohammad Ilyas announced his resignation following the series between Pakistan and England, I was a content man. Not because Mohammad Ilyas wasn’t going to be part of the PCB selection committee going forward, but because his resignation signaled the end of Imran Farhat’s career. It has been cause for suspicion that Farhat’s inclusion in Pakistan’s squads has been due to dear daddy-in-law, and with him no longer selecting the team now, Farhat was likely to be dropped. This was made official when Pakistan’s new chief selector, Iqbal Qasim, announced Pakistan’s squad for the upcoming Asia Cup. I was doubly satisfied when not only Farhat, ...

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