Posts Tagged ‘sport’

Cricket!

Sunday, April 3rd, 2011

In case you hadn’t heard – or had been made deaf by the firecrackers and screaming – India won the Cricket World Cup

Not a huge fan myself but who can argue with 17% of the world’s population? Here’s a few of them in Delhi playing… cricket… the batsman here being a little less successful than a certain Mr Dhoni

India - New Delhi - Boys play cricket in the park at India Gate on a Sunday afternoon

It’s just not cricket

Thursday, September 2nd, 2010

Oh dear. If there’s oneĀ  thing that unites Pakistani’s it’s cricket, so it’s with great sadness that I read about the twists and turns of the latest betting scandal involving the touring team at the moment. I never really ‘got’ cricket: I’m a Spurs fan (it’s a world of pain…) and grew up playing football. I did however make two reportage features about Imran Khan over the years. As for trying to actually photograph cricket – or any other sport for that matter – it’s a fantastic skill that I don’t possess.

Here’s a couple of images of him at home in Lahore (in more peaceful days) explaining the intricacies of the game to his nephews…

Pakistan - Lahore - Imran Khan the former Pakistan International Cricket player at home with his nephews playing cricket

Pakistan - Lahore - Imran Khan the former Pakistan International Cricket player at home with his nephews playing cricket.