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Pak vs Aus: Babar Azam’s knock against Australia declared third-best match-saving innings

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Pakistan skipper Babar Azam’s incredibly patient and historic knock during the second Test against Australia has been in the headlines since the player managed to score his first Test hundred since 2020.

Owing to his performance at a crucial time when the team needed him to stay on the pitch, Wisden India declared Babar’s 196-run knock against Aussies as the third-best match-saving innings in its list of ten best match-saving fourth-innings efforts of the 21st century.

“Babar lived up to his reputation when his country needed him the most,” Wisden said, highlighting he made his first Test hundred since 2020 and then piled misery on the Australia bowlers to raise hopes of an unlikely Pakistan victory.

During the second Test, Pakistan had been bowled out for 148 in the first innings and were under immense pressure in the second innings after being set a target of 506. However, the skipper got in action and played “an all-time great knock.”

Wisden India placed South Africa’s Dawayne Smith at 10th place, Australia’s Usman Khawaja at 7th place and India’s Rishabh Pant at 4th place.

Babar created several 4th-inning batting records by scoring a fighting 196 on the final day of the Karachi Test against Australia.

The Pakistani skipper played 425 deliveries and stayed on the wicket for 607 minutes, creating new records for Pakistan in Test cricket.

He became the first-ever Asian player to stay for more than 10 hours in the 4th innings of a Test match. He fell only 36 minutes short of former England cricketer team captain Mike Atherton’s world record of the longest individual innings in the 4th innings of a Test.

His inning of 196 is the highest 4th innings individual score by any captain in the history of Test Cricket.

Babar also joined the company of Mike Atherton (492), Herbert Sutcliffe (462) and Sunil Gavaskar (443) to become the only 4th bowler to play 400+ deliveries in 4th innings of a Test match.

The historic knock of 196 was also the highest by any player in the 4th innings of a Test match against Australia, the previous best by any player in the 4th innings of Test against Australia was 192 by Sri Lanka’s Kumar Sangakkara.

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Kubra Khan expressed her annoyance within the initial 15 minutes of watching the new television series ‘Noor Jahan’.

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In a recent interview with a digital magazine, Kubra Khan delved into her character development in the television series ‘Noor Jahan’ and openly admitted to feeling vexed and exasperated while watching the initial episode of the show. She expressed sympathy towards women, such as Safeena [Alina Abbas], who are disregarded by their spouses.

“Initially, it was vexing to observe.” Upon viewing the initial episode, specifically the first 15 minutes, she confessed to feeling irritated.

Khan expressed his annoyance, stating that despite his involvement in the production and participation in the shoot, he found himself angry due to his prior observations of similar occurrences in real life.

“Furthermore, Musaddiq Malek, the director, has skillfully woven the elements of the film together. His work is truly remarkable and clever,” she commented, specifically referring to the opening scene in which Hunaid, played by Noor Hassan, forgets his wife Safeena’s birthday but manages to organize a lavish celebration for his mother, portrayed by Saba Hamid, on the same evening.

“The ‘Sinf-e-Aahan’ actor stated that people perceive the story as relevant and relatable, with each individual feeling a personal connection to it,” the actor shared. “Men who are overly dependent on their mothers should refrain from getting married until they are capable of assuming the responsibilities associated with being a husband.”

Khan, known for his discerning project choices and avoidance of clichéd roles, affirmed that ‘Noor Jahan’ stands apart from conventional ‘saas bahu’ dramas.

Continuing to hint at her character’s growth, she stated, “You will have to wait and observe the drama to find out if she will testify, join the villainous side, or alter the dynamics of the family.”

In addition to Khan playing the role of Noor Bano, the film ‘Noor Jahan’ features a talented cast including Saba Hamid, Ali Rehman Khan, Noor Hassan, Zoya Nasir, Hajra Yamin, Ali Raza, Yousuf Bashir Qureshi, Mahmood Aslam, and Alina Abbas, among others.

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Sania Mirza humbly seeks forgiveness as she begins her pilgrimage to Hajj.

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Sania Mirza revealed on Sunday afternoon that she was lucky enough to start her Hajj journey this year in a fresh post on her Instagram account.

“My beloveds and friends, I am extremely fortunate to have the chance to travel the holy Hajj,” she declared.

As she got ready for this life-changing encounter, she wrote, “I humbly ask for your forgiveness for any wrongdoings and shortcomings.” This opportunity to pursue spiritual restoration and atonement fills my heart with immense gratitude. Please hear my request and lead me down the path of blessings, Allah. I am quite thankful and consider myself very fortunate.

As she started this once-in-a-lifetime voyage, she pleaded, “Please keep me in your thoughts and prayers.” “With a humble heart and a stronger imaan, I hope to return as a better human being.”

Millions of fans on social media, including her close pals and members of the entertainment and sports industries, sent their best wishes to the star, asking her to keep them in mind while she prays.

It is noteworthy to mention here that in March of last year, before to Ramadan, Sania Mirza conducted the Umrah alongside her son Izhaan and other family members.

For those who don’t know, Mirza and Malik were wed from 2010 until January of this year, when it was revealed that she had petitioned Khula for a divorce.

With Shoaib Malik’s divorce, Sania Mirza is searching for love.

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“Where is the hate?” is how Vivek Oberoi answers Pakistan’s affection.

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During a recent interview with a YouTube channel, Vivek Oberoi was filmed in a touching exchange with his Pakistani fans, who applauded the Bollywood actor as they passed his elegant Bentley while strolling around Dubai.

Oberoi responded to the affection by saying, “No matter how strongly Indian you are, you come here and you see the way the Pakistanis, Bangladeshis, Nepalis, and Sri Lankans love you.”

The “Bollywood villain,” who lives on the other side of the border, and your sense of borders begin to fade. The question, “Does hate exist?” begins to creep in. He went on.

The “Saathiya” actor went on, “I know this is highly controversial, but when you consider how much they value our food, culture, movies, and overall way of being, how can there possibly be hate for us?”

“In general, people love us, but I’m sure there are a few people who might be like that,” he said in closing.

Notably, Oberoi moved to the United Arab Emirates from India with his wife and two children in search of a better life.

Vivek Oberoi’s most recent appearance on screen was in Rohit Shetty’s police drama “Indian Police Force” on Amazon Prime Video.

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