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”

When I turned into prime Wasim Akram

Hello and good afternoon, sports fans, fans of the intellectual game (cricket). It’s a case of cat and mouse, survival of the fittest and also of the mentally strongest. That’s the challenges of a professional cricket player. The need to eat well, sleep well and train well is key to gaining an edge in performance.Continue reading “When I turned into prime Wasim Akram”

The football is back

Hello and good evening sports fans. Reading that title, you will be forgiven for thinking that we’re in the summer and the date is mid August. As plausible as that is to assume that, this is not actually the case. In Europe, football does annually have a two-week break (some more), but in England thisContinue reading “The football is back”