Sad News For Cricket Lovers,Luke Ronchi, Retire

Luke Ronchi, the New Zealand wicketkeeper, has announced his retirement from international cricket.

Ronchi, 36, played in four ODIs and three T20Is for Australia in 2008 and 2009, but came into his own after transferring his allegiance back to his native New Zealand in 2013.

He added four Tests, 85 ODIs and 32 T20Is for the Black Caps, and was an integral member of the 2015 World Cup side that captured their country’s imagination in a memorable run to the final.

Ronchi averaged 23.67 in ODIs at a strike-rate of 114.50, and 18.89 in T20Is at 141.33, but was trusted for his ball-striking skills, not least in his final international campaign, the Champions Trophy in England earlier this month, when a brisk 65 from 43 balls as opener put New Zealand into a winning position against Australia, only for rain to have the final say.

His finest hour with the bat was an unbeaten 170 from 99 balls in an ODI against Sri Lanka at Dunedin in 2014-15. He then followed that up with scores of 88 and 31 on his Test debut against England at Headingley, as New Zealand secured only their fifth win in 54 attempts on English soil.

Ronchi will continue to be available to play for Wellington, as well as on the domestic T20 circuit around the world – with his next assignment coming in the NatWest T20 Blast for Leicestershire.

"It was a dream come true,” Ronchi said of his time as a New Zealand cricketer.

"I can’t think of a better time to have been involved with New Zealand cricket. From the 2015 World Cup campaign, through to the overseas tours of that time and some amazing games and series, it’s been a genuine highlight for me.

"It would also be remiss of me to not acknowledge the incredible support provided by my wife Shaan and our children Brody and Indi. Cricket takes you away from home for long periods of time, and my family have been very understanding,” he said.

Mike Hesson, New Zealand’s coach, described Ronchi as the ultimate team man and the epitome of a professional athlete.

"We’ll remember Luke fondly for the energy he created in the field and his selfless attitude towards the team,” said Hesson.

"He was always prepared to play a role for the greater good of the team; to do what was required even if that risked sacrificing his wicket.

"Luke was one of the best glovemen going around and I think that’s often overlooked in a game increasingly dominated by batting and run-scoring,” added Hesson. "He was a very skilful wicketkeeper, and a very destructive batsman.

"We’ll miss having him around the group and we wish him well in his future endeavours.”


Younis Khan is a Super Star!


Younus Khan became the first Pakistani player to score 10,000 Test runs on Sunday, reaching the landmark shortly after tea on the third day of the first Test against West Indies.

The 39-year-old is just the 13th batsman in the history of the sport to break the 10,000-run barrier.

He took his place in the record books with a sweep shot for a boundary off slow bowler Royston Chase on the second ball after the interval at Sabina Park having started the day requiring just 23 runs to reach his target.

Younus, playing in his 116th Test, will retire after the three-match series in the Caribbean having made his debut in 2000.

He has made 34 Test centuries with a best score of 313 against Sri Lanka in 2009.

Like younis khan, rare crickters come again in the world.He is super star and living legend and hero for cricket lovers.Pakistan Cricket Board must be arrange a fare well for such a great crickter.

یونس خان’ٹیسٹ میں 10,000رنز مکمل کرنے والے پہلے پاکستانی کھلاڑی بن گئے

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پاکستانی معروف بلے باز یونس خان نے ٹیسٹ کیریئر میں بڑا ریکارڈ بنادیا، 10,000رنز مکمل کرنے والے دنیا کے تیرہویں اور پہلے پاکستانی کھلاڑی بن گئے۔ انہوں نے یہ کارنامہ ویسٹ انڈیز کے خلاف کھیلے جا رہے پہلے ٹیسٹ میچ کی پہلی اننگز کے دوران سر انجام دیا۔

تفصیلات کے مطابق ویسٹ انڈیز کے خلاف ٹیسٹ سیریز کی پہلی اننگز میں یونس خان نے 39سال کی عمرمیں یہ اعزاز اپنے نام کرلیا ،ان سے پہلے اب تک کوئی پاکستانی کھلاڑی ٹیسٹ میچز میں اتنے رنز بنانے میں کامیاب نہیں ہوسکا۔یونس خان نے اب تک 115ٹیسٹ میچز کھیلے جبکہ انہوں نے اپنے کیریئر کے 116 ویں ٹیسٹ میچ میں   10,000رنز بنانے کا کارنامہ سر انجام دیا ۔ یونس خان یہ سنگ میل عبور کرنے والے دنیا کے 13 ویں اور پاکستان کے پہلے ٹیسٹ کرکٹر ہیں۔انہوں نے  265ون ڈے میچز میں 7,249رنز  بھی بنا رکھے ہیں۔
واضح رہے کہ…

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‘یہاں استعفیٰ دیا نہیں لیا جات ہے’

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پاکستان میں جب کوئی جماعت حزبِ اختلاف ہوتی ہے تو اسے فوراً سیاسی اخلاقیات کا بھولا ہوا سبق یاد آنے لگتا ہے اور وہ کرپشن، نااہلی اور بد عنوانی کے خلاف سینہ سپر ہو جاتی ہے۔

حزبِ اختلاف بات بات پر صدر سے تھانے دار تک ہر ایک سے استعفی مانگتی پھرتی ہے اور جب خود اقتدار میں آتی ہے تو سیاسی اخلاقیات بھول بھال کر ہر بد انتظامی اور کرپشن کے بارے میں وہی تاویلات پیش کرنا شروع کر دیتی ہے جو اس کی پیشرو حکومت پیش کرتی تھی اور پیشرو حکومت حزبِ اختلاف میں آ کر اسی سیاسی اخلاقیات کے منبر پر بیٹھ جاتی ہے جو گذشتہ حزبِ اختلاف کے حزبِ اقتدار بننے سے خالی ہوا تھا۔

یہ اخلاقی و تاویلاتی میوزیکل چیئر پچھلے 70 برس سے جاری ہے۔ ایسا بہت کم ہوا ہے کہ کسی منتخب یا سرکاری عہدیدار نے الزامات ثابت ہونے سے…

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Chinese bombers ‘on high alert’


North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un attends a target-striking contest by the Korean People's Army
North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un attends a target-striking contest by the Korean People’s ArmyCREDIT: REUTERS/KCNA

North Korea’s neighbours continued to amass substantial amounts of military hardware in the region on Friday as tensions escalated ahead of a major military anniversary for Kim Jong-un’s regime next week.

There were reports of increased activity from Chinese bombers and Russia deploying troops to its Far East while South Korea was put on heightened alert ahead of 85th anniversary of the foundation of its Korean People’s Army on Tuesday.

With regional analysts fearing that the North’s defiant young dictator will order another missile or nuclear test to mark the occasion, South Korea announced it was placing its forces in a state of heightened alert.

The build-up of tension come as a US aircraft carrier navy group continued to move towards Korean waters, amid reports…

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Long-awaited Panamagate verdict

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The much awaited verdict on Panamagate will be issued on April 20, the Supreme Court of Pakistan confirmed in the supplementary cause list it released on Tuesday.

The case pertains to investments allegedly made by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and members of his family in Mossack Fonseca, an offshore investment company.

Here’s what the political leaders had to say regarding the latest announcement.

Pakistan Peoples Party – Aitzaz Ahsan

The Qatari letter holds no standing in the case as the writer of the letter never presented himself in the court. Had he apprised the court of details himself, in person, and explained the unanswered questions in a hearing, the letter might have carried some weight.

However, this does not mean allegations against Nawaz Sharif are false. He never presented any defence. He only presented a letter, which carries no evidentiary value, no significance. But it is a law that you…

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Contours of debt trap

THIS refers to the news report ‘Trade deficit surges to all-time high’ (April 12). The trade deficit has already crossed the $23bn mark during July-March and expected to exceed $30bn by June, which is forcing the government to seek fresh borrowings from other sources to meet its import requirements, as well as debt service obligations.

The reserves have declined from the peak of $24.5bn in early October 2016 to $21.5bn as of now, with falling exports, increasing imports and the resultant enlarged current account deficit expected at about $6bn. Further erosion in reserves in the subsequent months looks certain as the improvement is not foreseen in the performance of external trade.

The above scenario demonstrates that the country is into a serious debt trap. Debt trap is a situation in which a debt is difficult or impossible to repay, the borrower is sucked into obtaining fresh debt to pay old debt and a vicious cycle is created from which there is no exit.

Pakistan’s external debt stands at $75bn while its exports are $20bn. This means its external debt is almost four times that of exports. Bangladesh’s external debt is just 1.2 times its exports.

The bottom line is that the nation is close to financial insolvency.

North Korea on ‘maximum alert’ ,US on blind way


Pyongyang tells Washington its nuclear weapons are ‘not an illusion’ following US threats.

North Korea has warned its army is on "maximum alert” after the US vice president visited the heavily militarised border between the two Koreas and reiterated Washington’s position that "all options are on the table” in dealing with Pyongyang.

Sin Hong-chol, North Korea’s deputy foreign minister, told Al Jazeera in an exclusive interview on Monday that Donald Trump’s administration "should look at the world with open eyes”.

"The time of dictating orders by brandishing the US military might has gone. If those businessmen in power in the US thought of intimidating us by any military or sanction threats – as the [Barack] Obama administration used to do and failed – they will soon find out such threats are useless,” Sin said.

"If we notice any sign of assault on our sovereignty, our army will launch merciless military…

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North Korean Threat To USA

North korean leader Kim Jong Un salutes during a visit to the Ministry of the People’s Armed Forces on the occasion of the new year, in this undated photo released by North Korea’s Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on January 10, 2016.

South Korea said on Sunday North Korea’s latest missile launch threatened the entire world, warning of a punitive action if it leads to further provocations such as a nuclear test or a long-range missile launch.

"North Korea showing a variety of offensive missiles at yesterday’s military parade and daring to fire a ballistic missile today is a show of force that threatens the whole world,” South Korea’s Foreign Ministry said in a statement.


A North Korean missile "blew up almost immediately” on its test launch on Sunday, the U.S. Pacific Command said, hours before U.S. Vice President Mike Pence was due in South Korea for talks on the North’s increasingly defiant arms program.


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