Antum Naqvi

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Pat_Bee
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Re: Antum Naqvi

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TapsC2 wrote:
Fri Jan 19, 2024 9:09 am
secretzimbo wrote:
Fri Jan 19, 2024 8:36 am
It will be amusing to see some people’s faces when he abandons us.
This is actually how I see it going. I’m not convinced we are his final option yet.
We were his only option when his stock was low. Times have changed.

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Re: Antum Naqvi

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What are his other options though?

Australia?
Tough competiton to the top.

Belgium?
So he can get discounted kebabs and cab rides from his
Teammates kiosk and Ubers?

County?
No one’s going to give him a coveted overseas spot.

IPL?
Negro please.

Pakistan?
Then he has to actually live in Pakistan. And competition for spots is tighter than Thai teen pussy there too.

Nepalese (or similar) T20 league?
He doesn’t appear to be a T20 player from what I can glean, and even if he was… is that really a better option than ZC? To me that
Is like a small pocket money gig between real cricket. Nor would he have to choose.

Fact is, if cricket is his thing, given he already has an established relationship and presumably a commitment in him from ZC, we are his best option unless he really backs himself to make it back home in Australia.
Zimbabwe has the easiest pathway to test cricket on the planet.
Sign up for club, crack Logan cup, crack international.

Zimbabweans don’t realise how good they have it in terms of platform in that sense.
Waht Raza did here he would never have been able to do elsewhere.
Cricinfo profile of the 'James Bond' of cricket:

FULL NAME: Angus James Mackay
BORN: 13 June 1967, Harare
KNOWN AS: Gus Mackay

'The' Gus Mackay.

Hero.
Sportsman.
Artist.
Player.

**
Q. VUSI SIBANDA, WHERE DO YOU HOP?

A. UNDA DA ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE*

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Re: Antum Naqvi

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ZIMDOGGY wrote:
Fri Jan 19, 2024 1:04 pm
Zimbabwe has the easiest pathway to test cricket on the planet.
Or arguably the most difficult considering we only play a test every 18 months or so :lol:

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Re: Antum Naqvi

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secretzimbo wrote:
Fri Jan 19, 2024 1:12 pm
ZIMDOGGY wrote:
Fri Jan 19, 2024 1:04 pm
Zimbabwe has the easiest pathway to test cricket on the planet.
Or arguably the most difficult considering we only play a test every 18 months or so :lol:
Lol, you know what i mean.
Cricinfo profile of the 'James Bond' of cricket:

FULL NAME: Angus James Mackay
BORN: 13 June 1967, Harare
KNOWN AS: Gus Mackay

'The' Gus Mackay.

Hero.
Sportsman.
Artist.
Player.

**
Q. VUSI SIBANDA, WHERE DO YOU HOP?

A. UNDA DA ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE*

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Re: Antum Naqvi

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The BBC never cover anything Zim related, sports or otherwise unless it’s something major like when Ballance switched or Streak passed, or to stick the boot in.

That he’s been given a lengthy article by the establishment mouth piece says something :lol: Counties? ECB? Someone’s got the feelers out on him.

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Re: Antum Naqvi

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How it really works is you contact the BBC reporter, wire him some money and ask him to print a favorable article. Reporters are corrupt the world over.

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Eshlin Vedan from Joburgh. 500 bucks tops :lol:

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Re: Antum Naqvi

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Has anyone had a higher first-class batting average after eight matches than the Belgian-born Zimbabwean Antum Naqvi? asked Nick Gordon from England
An undefeated triple-century in his eighth match, for MidWest Rhinos against Matabeleland Tuskers in Harare earlier this month, meant that Antum Naqvi - who was indeed born in Brussels - had a first-class average of 102.14 after eight matches (715 runs, nine innings, two not-outs).

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Re: Antum Naqvi

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Playing for Stokesley at home to Stockton today in the old North Yorkshire & South Durham league haha.

Will find it hard going in the freezing cold and the only pies being served those in the clubhouse. Which he won’t go in because Michael Vaughan says chaps like Naqvi never do :lol:

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Re: Antum Naqvi

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I’ve never really got the impression that Naqvi is that great.
I know how that sounds, it’s astounding to me I am saying that about someone who scored a triple recently.

I think he’s going to be one of these guys that is too good for domestic but is very lukewarm and limited at internationals.
Cricinfo profile of the 'James Bond' of cricket:

FULL NAME: Angus James Mackay
BORN: 13 June 1967, Harare
KNOWN AS: Gus Mackay

'The' Gus Mackay.

Hero.
Sportsman.
Artist.
Player.

**
Q. VUSI SIBANDA, WHERE DO YOU HOP?

A. UNDA DA ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE*

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