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DJ Sahastra
February 13, 2005, 05:25 PM
PTI reports from Islamabad:

Pakistan's new pace sensation, Zubair-E-Zabbar is all set to rock the cricketing world.

Already nicknamed "Bahawalpur express", Zabbar's exploits are legendary. He is said to bowl 105 mph with his left hand and 110 mph with his right hand. In fact, talking to our special correspondent, Zabbar conceded that many a times he gets confused as to which arm he is going to use for bowling.

Playing for Mohalla Cricket Club (MCC-Karachi), Zubair has already created quite a stir at the young age of 14. There is some confusion about his age, as experts believe he should be atleast 22. But in Pakistan where real-ages are almost non-existent, sociologists are often asked to determine the social age of the cricketers, and they seem to agree on the 14 year mark.

Zabbar's run-up is legendary. Playing cricket close to F-16 airforce base nearby, Zabbar's run-up extends almost the same length as the nearby F-16 take-off runway. Legend has it that he often beats the F-16s in their take-off run as he rushes in to bowl his now famous "red missiles".

While Zabbar idolizes Shoaib, he also treats him as a competitor in a way and wants to beat all of his speed records. He also wants to break more stumps than Shoaib has so far and wants to have a run-up larger than Shoaib's. He has been practicising using a circumferential run-up along the boundary before heading towards the bowling end. What we would be seeing would be a classic 90-degree run-up.

One of the Zabbar's dream is to bowl 110 mph bouncers that will sail over the keeper's head and land outside the boundary ropes. When reminded that it would be a "Six" in favour of the opposition team, Zabbar quipped non-chalantly "I don't care".

Zabbar derives his name from a famous movie villian "Gabbar". His legends have reached every nook and corner of Karachi cantonment. It is only a matter of time when he'll be seen on the national and international stage.

May Paglar Baba help India. :duh:

Ibrahim
February 13, 2005, 07:23 PM
source please

DJ Sahastra
February 13, 2005, 08:26 PM
Source: The Urdu edition of "Jhoothi-E-Tazaa Khabrein" Published daily from Karachi.

bourny3
February 13, 2005, 09:04 PM
This cant be true. He is obviously a myth. No one can bowl that fast with both hands.

fab
February 13, 2005, 09:46 PM
haha that is funny :) (it's obviously a joke)..

btw, is it Pagla'r baba (as in the madman's dad) or Pagla Baba (mad dad)?

jabbar
February 13, 2005, 11:37 PM
utter tripe (as if anyone can bowl 100 mph + with BOTh hands !!) :P

Nasif
February 13, 2005, 11:55 PM
105mph isn't possible with human hand.

Orpheus
February 14, 2005, 12:28 AM
Originally posted by nasif
105mph isn't possible with human hand.

Interesting, if possible - A brief Explanation please!

Nasif
February 14, 2005, 02:20 AM
Originally posted by fab
haha that is funny :) (it's obviously a joke)..

btw, is it Pagla'r baba (as in the madman's dad) or Pagla Baba (mad dad)?

I think its Pagla Baba.

Could be also Paglar Baba (pagla is a place in Narayangonj), which will then mean the baba from Pagla.

Nasif
February 14, 2005, 03:14 AM
Originally posted by Orpheus
Originally posted by nasif
105mph isn't possible with human hand.

Interesting, if possible - A brief Explanation please!

<a href=http://www.baseball-almanac.com/articles/fastest-pitcher-in-baseball.shtml>Baseball and fastest pitching, 103mph</a>

Bowling is always slower than throwing and as such no one will reach 105mph by bowling. :)

Mr-khan
February 14, 2005, 04:13 AM
Osomvob.

DJ Sahastra
February 14, 2005, 10:56 AM
With ICCs new 15-degree arm bent allowance, i am sure we'll see the speeds go up.

billah
February 14, 2005, 06:05 PM
Originally posted by DJ Sahastra
With ICCs new 15-degree arm bent allowance, i am sure we'll see the speeds go up.

Isn't it 15 for spinners only & 10 for pacers, DJ?

DJ Sahastra
February 14, 2005, 06:08 PM
No, as far as i know, the new rule is 15-degrees for both.

bourny3
February 14, 2005, 07:45 PM
Either way even with the rule no one will bowl that fast.

reinausagi
February 14, 2005, 08:25 PM
Oh Zabbar, we shall dub thee Hovercraft. Full of hot air, of no substance in the battlefield- only in post trauma rescue ops.

Edited on, February 15, 2005, 1:28 AM GMT, by reinausagi.

Tehsin
February 15, 2005, 12:47 AM
"Jhoothi-E-Tazaa Khabrein" - guys, someones prolly pulling your leg here.
Jhooth = Lies. Tazaa = Fresh. Khabrein = News.

So, our "source" is the - Fresh lies daily. :)

Tehsin
February 15, 2005, 12:52 AM
Zabbar er shoja bangla holo = Khasha (Jabardast in hindi/urdu). So, this was a KHASHA (great, well, may be not) work of fiction.

Also, the pun about the age dilemma that most Pakistani cricketers seem to have.

DJ Sahastra
February 15, 2005, 01:02 AM
Originally posted by tehsin
"Jhoothi-E-Tazaa Khabrein" - guys, someones prolly pulling your leg here.
Jhooth = Lies. Tazaa = Fresh. Khabrein = News.

So, our "source" is the - Fresh lies daily. :)

:lol::lol::lol:

:D:D

:P

Nahid
February 15, 2005, 11:13 PM
[He has been practicising using a circumferential run-up along the boundary before heading towards the bowling end. What we would be seeing would be a classic 90-degree run-up. ]

:P:P:P:P

bourny3
February 16, 2005, 12:43 AM
oh thanks for the translation now we know it is a lie. Thanks Tehsin.

DJ Sahastra
February 16, 2005, 02:46 AM
This is my favourite :lol:

[Zabbar's run-up is legendary. Playing cricket close to F-16 airforce base nearby, Zabbar's run-up extends almost the same length as the nearby F-16 take-off runway. Legend has it that he often beats the F-16s in their take-off run as he rushes in to bowl his now famous "red missiles".]

:lol:

:joy:

Edited on, February 16, 2005, 7:47 AM GMT, by DJ Sahastra.

Orpheus
February 17, 2005, 07:03 PM
Originally posted by nasif
Originally posted by Orpheus
Originally posted by nasif
105mph isn't possible with human hand.

Interesting, if possible - A brief Explanation please!

<a href=http://www.baseball-almanac.com/articles/fastest-pitcher-in-baseball.shtml>Baseball and fastest pitching, 103mph</a>

Bowling is always slower than throwing and as such no one will reach 105mph by bowling. :)

actually I was expecting somewhat of a biomechanic answer......Actually Human being is the only creature that can throw objects at a great speed because the way our hand got evolved (created for some).

It wouldve been interesting to see how our hand needs to be structured to throw greater.. or what is limiting it :) anyways thanks!

DJ Sahastra
February 18, 2005, 05:18 PM
"Bowling is always slower than throwing and as such no one will reach 105mph by bowling"

With the 15-degree tolerance, i am not sure if this statement will continue to be true.

Remember that bolwers have a unique advantage - The momentum froma long-runup and a swiinging/rotating arm action that further adds to speed.

Meanwhile the latest news from "Jhhothee-E-Tazaa Khabrein" is that the new speed-king, "Raftar-E-Pakistan" Zubair Al Zabbar is being considered for the India trip after Shoiab's backing out.

Fazal
February 18, 2005, 05:27 PM
Originally posted by DJ Sahastra
Meanwhile the latest news from "Jhhothee-E-Tazaa Khabrein" is that the new speed-king, "Raftar-E-Pakistan" Zubair Al Zabbar is being considered for the India trip after Shoiab's backing out.

Really? I thought they are brining back Emran Khan in the team instead.

bourny3
February 19, 2005, 12:10 AM
Nah they will bring back Hanif Mohommad. Replace a bowler with a batter.

GreenAadmi
February 23, 2005, 03:22 AM
Good one ! Right up my street !