Salman Butt’s leave | Pakistan batting propaganda

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Pretty sure propaganda has to be clearly labelled as such in order for it to be properly effective.

In the comments on our last post, Ceci suggested that the Pakistani batsmen believe what they read. With that in mind, we’d like to put this site forward as official Pakistani cricket team reading matter. Salman Butt leaves his way to gloryWrong language and all that, but never mind.

At one point in yesterday’s play, Salman Butt brought his bat inside the line of a James Anderson outswinger. Some experts were moved to comment that it was the finest leave they’d seen since Sunil Gavaskar against Garry Sobers in the fifth over of the first innings at Port of Spain in 1971.

This Pakistani batting can be quite exceptional at times.


Mike Gatting wasn't receiving the King Cricket email when he dropped that ludicrously easy chance against India in 1993.


Why risk it when it's so easy to sign up?


  1. i would not dream of plugging anything on a royal site Deep Cower, apart from the King’s bath should he so wish

  2. Can’t you just run this delivery through some sort of “app” and have it translated into Urdu, KC?

    If you really want to help the Pakistan cricket team.

    Anyways, I’d like to see what it looks like in Urdu.

  3. Think we remember that from an iPhone advert:

    “Want to make a phone call? There’s an app for that.

    “Want to find out what time it is? There’s an app for that.

    “Want to translate your propaganda into Urdu for the benefit of the opposition’s batsmen? There’s even an app for that.”

  4. I googled “translate english to urdu free”, found the following site:

    Entered your above propaganda and received this:

    ایک موقع پر گزشتہ روز کے کھیل میں, سلمان بٹ نے اپنی بیٹنگ میں لایا گیا لائن کے ایک outswinger جیمز اینڈرسن. کچھ ماہرین اس پر تبصرہ کرنے منتقل کر لیا گیا تھا کہ وہ صفایا کرتے چلے تجزیے سے وہ 3610 کے خلاف سنیل گا واسکر گیری میں sobers پانچویں اوور کی پہلی اننگز میں 1971 ء میں اسپین کی بندرگاہ پر ہے. یہ پاکستانی بیٹنگ خاصی مثالی میں جا سکتا ہے.

    Thought you’d all like to know.

  5. Where did the 3610 come from?

    Even we can spot the flaws in mechanical translation into Urdu and we can’t read a word of it.

  6. Google is better, no 3610 in that..

    یقین ہے کہ پروپیگنڈے کے واضح طور پر ایسی پوزیشن میں ہوں جیسے اس کے لئے لیبل لگا ہو ٹھیک سے مؤثر ہو گیا ہے.

    ہماری آخری پوسٹ پر تبصروں میں ، سی سی نے تجویز دی کہ پاکستان کے بلے بازوں پر ایمان لاؤ جسے انہوں نے پڑھنا. ساتھ ہی ذہن میں ہے کہ ، ہم سرکاری پاکستانی کرکٹ بات پڑھنے کی ٹیم کے طور پر اس نے آگے ویب سائٹ کا رکھنا چاہتے ہیں. غلط زبان اور وہ سب ، مگر کوئی بات نہیں.

    کل کھیل میں ایک مرحلے پر ، سلمان بٹ ایک جیمز اینڈرسن outswinger کی لائن کے اندر اندر اس کی بلے بازی لے کر آئے. کچھ ماہرین کا تبصرہ ہے کہ یہ سب سے بہترین وہ چھوڑ کر گئی تھی میں پانچویں پر سپین کی بندرگاہ پر پہلی اننگز کے 1971 ء میں سنیل گیری سوبرس کے خلاف گاوسکر کے بعد دیکھا میں منتقل کردیا گیا تھا.

  7. Outswinger comes in English in both versions though.. Is that the reason Pakistani bowlers learn to bowl only In swingers in their early days as Outswinger has no equivalent word in Urdu :-/

  8. Surely not one of those “my English-Urdu translation app. is better than your English-Urdu translation app.” debates, Sandeep?

    Mind you, there is something well dodgy about that 3610 interlude, especially as that seems to be the translation of “fifth over of the first innings”.


  9. According to “my” Babylon translator, the Urdu word for inswinger is inswinger.

    However, the Urdu for reverse swing is ریورس سوئنگ

    Sarfraz Nawaz would be ecstatic.

  10. Entering ‘3610’ into that translator and going Urdu to English gives the translation ‘give that place’.

  11. Download English Urdu Dictionary for Nokia 7510 Supernova Version:
    Last Updated:
    April 27, 2010

    This was the closest i could find. It seems the Urdu for Nokia is 7510?

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