We have been here before

Hello, good afternoon sports fans, it’s Ayyaz Malik aka The Sports Buff here . Sports fans and to be more exact here, cricket fans – we need to talk, about England’s men’s team. As you would be aware The Three Lions are currently in a test series against reigning world champions of this format NewContinue reading “We have been here before”

Three is the magic number?

As the song goes, three is the magic number, but for England and their men’s cricket team, is it? Here I argue not, but there’s more to the discussion than that. Since Jonathan Trott retired from England duty, The Three Lions and the top – order has changed more than the Great British weather. JonnyContinue reading “Three is the magic number?”

County cricket is finished they said

Hello, good afternoon sports fans, it’s me your sports buff. I hope you’re well, looking after yourselves and are in good health. For the English cricket lovers amongst you, you will be aware of the English Cricket Board (ECB) ramming down the newly formed, The Hundred tournament down our throats. It will make cricket ‘appealingContinue reading “County cricket is finished they said”

When you know it’s summer (in the sporting sense)

Hello, good afternoon sports fans, I hope you’re well, looking after yourselves and are in good health. As discussed in previous articles, we here at The Sports Buff, want to look at sports, but through a different lens if you like. We have spoke about school cricket, back garden cricket and football, but here weContinue reading “When you know it’s summer (in the sporting sense)”

Shane Warne, the man,the legend

Hello, good afternoon sports fans, praying you’re well, looking after yourselves and in good health. As promised, we want to pay our own tribute to Shane Warne. Shane Keith Warne, the 52-year old leg-spinner who passed away with a suspected heart attack was more than just a spin-bowler, he was an icon. The blonde hairContinue reading “Shane Warne, the man,the legend”

The world of cricket is changing but is it for the better?

Hello, and good afternoon sports fans, I pray you’re well and looking after yourselves. Sports fans, we have spoke about sports, but when we were kids. I want to keep the theme going from the last article. If you didn’t read it, worry not; it’s here: https://the-sports-buff.com/2022/03/01/when-you-wish-change-wasnt-always-embraced/ . Here we spoke about football and theContinue reading “The world of cricket is changing but is it for the better?”

When you were forced to go in goal

Good afternoon sports fans, I hope you’re well, ladies and gents and looking after yourselves too. After reminiscing about my school days and school cricket, I have decided I want to carry on walking down memory lane. This road is a one way street where forward is the only way you can really go. SoContinue reading “When you were forced to go in goal”

School cricket explained

Good afternoon sports fans, it’s me The Sports Buff. I pray you’re well, looking after yourselves and are in good health! Having taken inspiration from my article of when I turned into prime Wasim Akram here : https://the-sports-buff.com/2022/02/17/when-i-turn-into-prime-wasim-akram/ . In that particular article I talk about the fond memories of back garden cricket. In thisContinue reading “School cricket explained”

The PSL is over, I am not crying you are

Depending which part of the world you’re from, the debate of which T20 League is the best will divide opinion. Ask people from Australia, they will say (some of them at least) that the BBL (Big Bash League) is the best. The same with an Indian or a Pakistani. Talking of Pakistan, yesterday on 27thContinue reading “The PSL is over, I am not crying you are”

Karachi Kings trying to do a Schalke

Hello and good afternoon sports fans! How the devil are we? Well, if you’re like me and you will say in the sporting sense, life is brilliant! PSL (Pakistan Super League) is on and return of the Champions League too, *sips on coffee with bliss*. But for those of you who are fans of PSLContinue reading “Karachi Kings trying to do a Schalke”