Celebrating Two Years of Six of the Best in Lahore

What an absolute joy to host #SixOfTheBest in Lahore last week Saturday on our day off during the HBL Pakistan Super League. My good friend, Munawar Hussain, had offered to gather some of the smartest minds, for an intimate lunch, to discuss the return of cricket to Pakistan, where I had the privilege of recording [...]

My Pakistan

I have really enjoyed blogging about my experiences in Pakistan. These are memories I will cherish for a long time. I have blogged the past two Fridays and look forward to doing so until I leave. Check out the first blog here and my second installment here. Security: Interestingly, the question I get asked most [...]

By |2020-03-22T09:18:06+02:00March 13th, 2020|Blog, Sport|3 Comments

Khoobsurat Pakistan

They say team work makes the dream work and that is certainly the case in the commentary box at HBL Pakistan Super League 5.  In a short period of time, this great group of presenters and commentators have bonded, while embracing this beautiful country and what it has to offer. Learning Urdu: Our wonderful colleague, [...]

By |2020-03-22T09:20:01+02:00March 6th, 2020|Blog|19 Comments

The Jonty Rhodes Way

I had the honour and privilege of sharing the commentary box with cricket legend, Jonty Rhodes, during the first week of the HBL Pakistan Super League. On Saturday night, while it rained in Rawalpindi, I grabbed the opportunity to interview Jonty and talk to him about a range of things, including his recent comments about [...]

By |2020-03-22T09:21:15+02:00March 1st, 2020|Blog, Interviews, Podcast, Professional, Sport|0 Comments

First Week in Pakistan

Celebrating my first week in Pakistan and I am having the time of my life. Being at Rawalpindi Stadium yesterday as fans got their first-ever taste of live HBL Pakistan Super League action was so special. It was a packed house, and the sound of the crowd was deafening as Quetta Gladiators beat Islamabad United [...]

By |2020-03-22T09:46:45+02:00February 28th, 2020|Blog|6 Comments

How AB Inspires Daniel

17 February will always be a special day in our home. It’s the day our eldest Daniel was born and it also happens to be the birthday of one of SA’s greatest cricketers, AB de Villiers. As soon as Daniel could play, he started modeling himself on AB. He lived for those moments when AB [...]

By |2020-03-22T09:48:32+02:00February 17th, 2020|Blog|0 Comments

Martin Locke: “You‘re still a baby”

“You’re still a baby,” cries the legendary Martin Locke, as I call to reminisce and say thank you for the support early on in my career. I laughed, because at 42, some may say I am getting old, but not in cricket broadcasting. Locke is quick to remind me that he has just turned 80 [...]

By |2020-03-22T09:49:39+02:00February 8th, 2020|Blog|0 Comments

Hello 2020!

Taking time off cricket commentary over the festive season to spend with my children was probably my favorite career move of 2019. It forced me to slow down... be in the moment, play, rest, cook, bake, laugh, cry... and basically do all those things I don’t get to do when I am “living the dream”. [...]

By |2020-03-22T09:50:41+02:00January 11th, 2020|Blog|0 Comments

#My2019: Accepting Recognition

I find it hard to receive awards. Perhaps it’s because I am a giver and I prefer lauding others than taking accolades. So, a few months ago, when I was called by the organizers of the Charlotte Mannya Maxeke Institute to notify me that I will be honoured for my work to raise the profile [...]

By |2020-03-22T09:52:42+02:00December 31st, 2019|Blog|0 Comments