Posted: 19 November 2006 at 7:58am | IP Logged
Originally posted by coolsonu
Hey all....... Ihad lots of things to share wid u yesterday......but my stupid net wasnt workin.
Im sooooooooooo happy.Actually, i was happier yesterday!! Yesterday, I went to see a match of the Patron's Trophy with my big brother.It was being played between Habib Bank and National Bank at the UBL Sports complex at Karachi. Shahid Afridi was playing from Habib Bank.Imran Nazir, Mohammad Sami, Salman Butt, Shahid Yousuf and Fawwad Alam were playing from National Bank. I went there at 11 am and stayed there till lunch at 12pm.And I had the most memorable day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Its lyk a test match and yesterday was the 2nd day. Habib Bank had been all out on the 1st day and National Bank had lost its 2 wickets on 10 runs.All of those 10 were made by Imran Nazir who remained not out on the 1st day. Salman Butt and the no3 batsman got out on 0 each.
UBL Sports Complex is not a very big ground...The ground is just average size but the place for the spectators is just that of 200 ppl...coz that ground is used for only domestic n club matches n few ppl go to watch these..Anywayz wen I reached there, National Bank was 108 for 2 with Imran Nazir batting at 47 I was very excited to see him play LIVE coz he is one of my favourte players. So he played some great pwerful shots and one of his sixes hit my big brother, luckily he was not hurt. And then, know wat!! Afrdi that tym was on the boundary line and he asked ME to throw him the ball!!!! I was sooo excited....I threw the ball wid all my might and after catching the ball, Afridi said to me:'Good throw...thank you' and he ran towards the pitch!!!!I was just soo happy to throw the ball to him....then I wished I cud meet him n Imran Nazir. Just then Imran Nazir got out caught at point.He made 79 and I was just standing at the balcony coz he was coming in the same direction.The place where we were sitting was just above the pavilion of the players.So I just clapped for him(Actually everybuddy was clapping coz he batted really well) I wished he wud take off his helmet...n he did!!! I was happy to see his face soo closely!He really has good black,Shiny hair nd they r long too!!
Anywayz, he went inside their dressing room. There was a drinks break.A player came wid towel nd water bottles and my brother saw him and I got to know that my bro knew him coz he had often met him in the academy where my bro plays.So to meet him me n my brother went downstairs in the pavilion.Actually ppl were not allowed to go there but since my bro knew that guy so we cud go there. All the players were sitting outside the dressing room:Sami,Imran Nazir and Salman Butt among many others whom I didnt know by faces.Salman was in the dressing room,Shahid Yousuf n Fawwad Alam were batting at that tym...
I went there wid my bro n my bro started talking wid that friend and I was lyk pulling his hand k "bas karo..I wanna meet Imran Nazir" So my bro left my hand.And I was lyk "mein kia karoon..?" my bro was lyk"kharee raho...we'll go back up in a minute." I was just standing there lyk a fool too shy to go n talk to Imran Nazir at once. Imran then, noticed me and he called me:"Aap yahan par aao" I thot he was talking to sumbuddy else but then I figured out that he wuz looking at me. Even Sami was luking at me lyk anything...I then went to him. Sami was sitting beside him n there was a vacant seat on Sami's left.Imran asked Sami to move on that one n asked me to sit on Sami's place.I sat and he asked me my name n class. Wen I told him my class, he said:"Dont lie.Aap bohot chhoti lagti ho."(he was talking to me in half english n khalf urdu)I do look younger.I said: Nahi, I am not lying." He said :"achha" and then asked me about different things n if I have meet any other Pak players.I told him about my meeting wid Shoaib Malik n Younis Khan.....n all that!
Just then, it was lunch and the 2 batsmen came to where we were sitting.Just then, Imran said:"aap ko Shahid bhai se milna hai?" n I was lyk "jee".He said "ok! Yahan se seedha jaao. Thats their dressing room.He will just be going inside.Unse waheen par millo.Mein nahi aap k saath jaasakta kiyunk I am not in their team.Aur seedha yaheen wapas aana." I went there...Afridi was just entering the pavilion.I just said Salam and he shook hands wid me..n he asked me"aap yahan kaise aagaee....aap tou spectators mein theen na..." I told him Imran bhai has sent me.He said "ok" n he just went inside.I was left alone there, so I went back to Imran NAzir. He said: Mil liya" I said:"haath mila lia" and then I said to him that it was lunch so I think I shud go coz u ppl will be eating.He said no, we wont be eating coz we had already done a heavy breakfast, so v hav decided to skip lunch.I said "but my bro..." he said "unhey uparr jaaney do...aap yaheen par raho" I was soo confused.But I stayed there.I then asked him for his autograph.But then I had no pen n paper.I told him so. He said: "Autograph ki kia zaroorat hai?" I really had no answer so Is aid" taakay jab bhi mein woh dekhoon tou mujhey yeh meeting yaad aye." He said:" Isk liye autograph ki zaroorat nahi.Jab mujhey yeh meeting yaad rahegi tou aap ko kaise nahi! Honestly, i wont forget this meeting n I wont forget your name kiyunkey meri cousin hai ek, chhoti si aap ki tarah, uska naam bhi Nimra hai."
Just then Fawwad Alam came there.He did not notice me!He was looking for a chewing gum and nobuddy had that! He then noticed me nd shook hands wid me n asked me for it. Luckily, I had 2 wid me.I gave him both.He thanked me, put one in his mouth nd one in his pocket and started putting on gloves n everything....I saw the time n I said to Imran that I had to go coz my bro has to go somewhere.He said"OK!! take care!Hope we meet again.KHUDA HAFIZ!Aur DUA karna k mein team mein wapas aaoon!" I replied back and Sami also said: "Allahhafiz"
AND THAT IS IT!!!!! That was the BEST DAY OF MY LIFE!!! I never expected that I wud have such a long meeting wid him!! He was soo nice to me!!!I will never forget this meeting!!!!!!!!!!I really wanted to write all this yesterday but my net was dead!
The last thing he said to me showed that he desperately wants to come back in the national team.And I really hope so!He is currently in form...hit 3 half centuries in 4 matches and had also hit a 100 in India against UP team...
Let's see if he is going to get a chance in the South Africa tour...........If he does get a chance, that wud b Imran Farhat's replacement coz Hefeez is too good to b dropped!
first of all, very well written nimra......... and ur soooo lucky that u met imran nazir.... and on top of that u met another player who is ur fav... u have met shoaib malik already and now imran nazir... whose left........ seriously the way u wrote everything it really seems to be something that u will always remember.... he seemed to be very nice and polite... he even let u go and meet shahid afridi..... seriously sumday nimra ur going to meet the whole team, all eleven of them..... i just know it for sure.......... how old r u by the way nimra... i think u r 14, ryt...... but wenever u write sumthing u seem to be sumone who is very mature and sumone who is not 14, cuz ur statemenets r always so well written.... so i can also understand y imran said that dont lie, u dont luk ur age... cuz i can just tell from ur writing style as well........ hope he doz cum back to the team, he is a very gud player... and shud be given a chance..... imran talked to u so casually, at times i forget while reading that he is a cricketer, i mean that was really nice of him to talk to u lyk that.... he even has a cuzin wid the same name, so i guarantee u he will never forget this meeting... and of course u wont either....... thanks a lot for sharing this wid us nimra, i had fun reading all that u wrote about ur great meeting wid imran.....lucky u.....