In the Singles event, M Ibrahim M Shabbir was out to defend his title and he did so in an ecstatic fashion. It all started on Saturday with a good attendance and by the end of the day we had our four semi-finalists. M Aliasger Mohammed Husain, who didn’t make it to the semi’s last year due to an upset, rectified the books this year, but M Ibrahim M Shabbir outplayed him and handed him a 30-0 whitewash!!. In the Doubles completion, the defending champions M Aliasger Mohammed Husain and M Murtaza Jasdanwala have made it back into the finals and are up against M Aziz M Shabbir and M Husain M Qaidjohar from the Fareek Yaqeen. Yet again M Ibrahim M Shabbir failed to reach the finals and bowed out to the defending champions in a hard fought battle. But thanks to Khaimat -ur-Riyazat, they have a chance to finish third if they make it through against M Abdulqadir M Murtaza and M Qutbuddin M Zainuddin of the Fareek Sabr. UNO, DOS and TRES all yet to be decided!! All the best!!
Monday, 07 February 2011 11:40
The cricket frenzy in Khaimat ended this Saturday with, what can truly be called, the mother of all finals, played between the Fareek Adal and the Fareek Jihad. Both teams stepped onto the pitch in their spanking new kits, and one could sense that an exhilarating game was surely on the cards. M. Mustafa Talib and Hakimuddin Obri opened the innings and provided their team with a sturdy start. The Fareek Jihad’ drew first blood in the fifth over by a swift Ebrahim Khorakiwala delivery that saw Mustafa sulking back to the pavilion.
The Fareek Adal’ ship was anchored by an imposing knock of 49 from M. Qutubkhan M. Shabbir, including two sixes and three boundaries. The remaining three chipped in with a handy 31, and Ishaq Bhaisaheb hit a lovely six onto the tennis court leaving the Fareek Adal with 129 runs on the board.
The Fareek Jihad’ innings started on the wrong foot, by losing their two openers, in the very first over. This time again, it was Ishaq bhaisaheb, stealing away the limelight and taking the wickets, leaving the Fareek Jihad wounded and vulnerable. Husain Sh Ismail, Mr. Dependable, gave the Fareek Jihad a new lease of life with his steady 24, aided with a healthy portion of extras and sloppy fielding.
However the Fareek Adal's pounced back, and four vital wickets fell in quick succession. The Fareek Jihad’ wall had been breached and a Fareek Adal victory seemed just round the corner. But The Fareek Jihad were down, but not out. A miraculous bout of 26, dotted by four 4s and one out of the ground 6 by M. Adnan M. Yusuf, who assured his cheering team mates by raising his willow after each shot, that victory was on the horizon. The “long-lived dream” of the Fareek Adal was soon to remain just that…..a dream! An epic finale to the cricket event and what better a day for it to take place, than the day all of Jamea were given their new attire…….. Fitting is the proper word!!
By Fidahussain Sh. Taher bhai / Juzer Hakimuddin bhai
Friday, 04 February 2011 19:08
Once in their childhood, Imam Hasan (SA) and Imam Husain (SA) were wrestling. When Rasulullah (SA) saw them, he cheered “Come on Hassan!!” On seeing this Moulatana Fatema (AS) said O Rasulullah (SA)! It seems as if the elder of the two is more lovable towards you! And you cheer for him Come on Hasan!! Rasulullah (SA) replied, that's not the case at all as here is Jibraeel who is cheering “Come on Husain!!”