About Dr. Sajid Butt

Dr. Sajid Butt is a consultant-radiologist based in London, U.K. He is married, with 3 boys. He loves cricket, films and reading. In his own words, his future plans involve ‘growing old’! He writes for fun and confesses to being a life-long supporter of all things Pakistani, especially Pakistani Cricket! When he is not hard at work or watching his favourite sport, you guessed it, … CRICKET! he pampers the soul by listening to some Noor Jehan, Muhammad Rafi and reading some Ghalib! He secretly wishes he were … you guessed it again, a cricketer! He wouldn’t want to do anything differently in life and lives by the motto: ‘Just Chill!’

During the nervous build up to the first test at Lord’s, a friend commented that the selected team which was expected to play for Pakistan, was probably our weakest team to visit England this century. We are after all seventh ranked side in the world, are woefully short on experience in batting (our perennial problem),Continue reading

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On the eve of the return of the West Indies Cricket team to Pakistan: remembering the good old days.    If ever there were to be a nani amma, who was a cricket enthusiast, she would have related stories about an era when the West Indies reigned supreme in cricket fields around the globe. HerContinue reading

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The most remarkable thing about this game was, that it actually happened! The fact that it had rained heavily overnight, and then some more earlier in the day, meant that it was a distinct possibility that the match might not happen at all. In case of a washout, Karachi Kings would have advanced to theContinue reading

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The First Eliminator – Peshawer Zalmi vs Quetta Gladiators The set-up for the start of the Pakistan leg of HBL- PSL 3 could not have been any better. And boy wasn’t it worth the wait! After a nerve-wrecking first round, the old foes were staring each other down once again! Whenever Peshawar Zalmi and QuettaContinue reading

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Back in the 1970’s to 90’s, cricket coverage in Pakistan was very different from what we see these days. Now the audience are used to watching games in high-definition, obtained by using state-of-the-art cameras that are distributed around the ground, offering the best possible views for deliveries bowled and shots scored. The latest addition toContinue reading

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A Case for Lahore Qalandars As we enter the last week of the HBL PSL 3 round-robin stage, a glance at the points table offers a mind-bogglingly tight picture. In the words of the late Chairman Mao: “There is great disorder under Heaven, and the situation is excellent!”. With no clear front-runners till yesterday, itContinue reading

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8th March 2018 I was fortunate enough to watch the cricket match between Karachi Kings and Islamabad United yesterday in Sharjah. The match was to begin at 8 pm local time. I bought the ticket online. The process was very straightforward. The best available seat was for 168 AED. I thought that the enclosure titled,Continue reading

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