Backward Point: A Cricket Podcast

Backward Point

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Should Babar have taken Pakistan's Whiteball Captaincy BACK? | #AskBP | Episode #78
04-04-2024
Should Babar have taken Pakistan's Whiteball Captaincy BACK? | #AskBP | Episode #78
Disclaimer: This episode was shot on Friday, March 29th, before Babar Azam was announced as Captain for the Pakistani Cricket Team. Timestamps: 0:00 - Intro 1:45 - Our biggest misconception before joining Islamabad United 5:40 - The decision to bring back Imad & Amir 8:48 - Was Imad's performance really great & why wasn't he on the IU pod? 11:55 - Did IU win because of the collab with BP? 13:20 - Are PSL performances inflated? 15:40 - How will Babar's PSL stats translate over to PCT? 17:50 - Pakistan's opening pair for T20 WC 21:15 - Our best memory while shooting the IU pod and who we had the most fun shooting with 25:12 - Should Backward Point go to other leagues? 29:03 - What did we notice about Shadab Khan in person? 31:39 - Why is PSL so far behind from the IPL and in decline? 38:30 - Rate the PSL 9, positives and adding new teams 40:28 - Pakistan's opening pair and Mohammad Rizwan's future in T20Is 47:50 - Does Azam Khan belong in the national team? 54:03 - Should Babar Azam take back the captaincy? 55:50 - Would we do this collab again? 56:35 - Pakistan playing 11 for T20 WC 58:23 - Which PSL team do we support? 58:40 - Best emerging find this PSL 59:30 - Babar Azam on Backward Point when? ๐Ÿ’ผ Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/BackwardPointPodcast ๐ŸŽฎ Join our Discord community: https://discord.gg/6d26NBTA2Z ๐ŸŒ Connect with Us: ๐Ÿ“ธ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/backwardpointpod ๐Ÿฆ Twitter / X : https://twitter.com/point_backward ๐ŸŽง Listen to the full episode on your favorite platform: https://linktr.ee/backwardpointpod ๐Ÿ“ง For inquiries and collaborations, contact us at backwardpointpodcast@gmail.com ๐Ÿ“Œ About the Podcast: Welcome to Backward Point, the podcast where we discuss everything in the world of cricket with current affairs think pieces and the hottest takes you've ever heard!
Guess whoโ€™s BACK? Back AGAIN?! | Imad Wasim & Mohammad Amir Comeback | Episode #77
26-03-2024
Guess whoโ€™s BACK? Back AGAIN?! | Imad Wasim & Mohammad Amir Comeback | Episode #77
In an interesting turn of events, Imad Wasim and Mohammad Amir have announced that they are coming out of retirement and are now available for selection for the Pakistan team until the upcoming T20 World Cup. This episode discusses what it all means as Pakistan preps for the T20 World Cup ahead. ๐Ÿ•’ Timestamps: 0:00 - Imad & Amir unretire 3:14 - The timeline of Amir's retirement and unretirement 9:05 - How does Amir fit into this Pakistan team and the impact on domestic cricketers 18:18 - Imad's deal with the PCB and his road back to the Pakistan team 24:00 - Imad & Amir's impact on team culture and toxic fans 30:25 - Imad's unretirement vs Amir's unretirement 32:27 - Possible playing 11 combinations for the World Cup 37:35 - Outro ๐Ÿ’ผ Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/BackwardPointPodcast ๐ŸŽฎ Join our Discord community: https://discord.gg/6d26NBTA2Z ๐ŸŒ Connect with Us: ๐Ÿ“ธ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/backwardpointpod ๐Ÿฆ Twitter / X : https://twitter.com/point_backward ๐ŸŽง Listen to the full episode on your favorite platform: https://linktr.ee/backwardpointpod ๐Ÿ“ง For inquiries and collaborations, contact us at backwardpointpodcast@gmail.com ๐Ÿ“Œ About the Podcast: Welcome to Backward Point, the podcast where we discuss everything in the world of cricket with current affairs think pieces and the hottest takes you've ever heard!
Imad Wasim SMOKES Multan in the PSL Final | PSL Final Review | Episode #79
21-03-2024
Imad Wasim SMOKES Multan in the PSL Final | PSL Final Review | Episode #79
Islamabad United won their 3rd PSL title after a 6-year drought. Some will say Backward Point has some part to play in this and we'd like to take full credit. Here's the episode reviewing all the action from the final. ๐Ÿ•’ Timestamps: 0:00 - Islamabad United wins PSL 9! 5:41 - The curious case of Haider Ali 15:50 - Babar Azam's toxic fan base 21:50 - United's luck, Rizwan's batting and Babar Azam's SR 27:40 - Usman Khan as PSL's best batter and Ifti batting at 8 31:13 - United's chase, Imad "lights" up the final, and Naseem the batsman 38:58 - Imad Wasim's clutch performances and should he take his retirement back? 44:05 - United's impact players and Shadab Khan's comeback 48:34 - Naseem Shah's PSL to remember after injury and Multan the "chokers" 52:53 - Karachi crowds and viewing experience in Pakistani stadiums 1:02:27 - Outro ๐Ÿ’ผ Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/BackwardPointPodcast ๐ŸŽฎ Join our Discord community: https://discord.gg/6d26NBTA2Z ๐ŸŒ Connect with Us: ๐Ÿ“ธ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/backwardpointpod ๐Ÿฆ Twitter / X : https://twitter.com/point_backward ๐ŸŽง Listen to the full episode on your favorite platform: https://linktr.ee/backwardpointpod ๐Ÿ“ง For inquiries and collaborations, contact us at backwardpointpodcast@gmail.com ๐Ÿ“Œ About the Podcast: Welcome to Backward Point, the podcast where we discuss everything in the world of cricket with current affairs think pieces and the hottest takes you've ever heard!
Why are Lahore Qalandars HORRIBLE (again) | PSL Group Stage Round Up | Episode #75
14-03-2024
Why are Lahore Qalandars HORRIBLE (again) | PSL Group Stage Round Up | Episode #75
Backward Point is back! Here's an episode recapping the group stage of the PSL along with predictions for the playoff. Check out our collaboration with Islamabad United here: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PL9Y_PTFRtPaJl7gLBH8It0sdqhlgfqlgR&si=eF82rxBHOs6nqNth ๐Ÿ•’ Timestamps: 0:00 - Where have we been? 7:46 - PSL Standings 8:44 - Lahore Qalandars are horrible again? 18:33 - Karachi Kings continue to be a disaster 25:26 - Quetta Gladiators finally let Saify go as captain 33:38 - Islamabad United have been hit or miss 39:35 - Peshawar Zalmi and Bobzy the King 45:38 - Why is Multan Sultans so boring and so good? 50:07 - The PSL is in danger? 53:45 - Playoff predictions 54:50 - Naseem Shah is back and message to the fans 1:00:00 - Outro ๐Ÿ’ผ Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/BackwardPointPodcast ๐ŸŽฎ Join our Discord community: https://discord.gg/6d26NBTA2Z ๐Ÿ“ง For inquiries and collaborations, contact us at backwardpointpodcast@gmail.com ๐ŸŒ Connect with Us: ๐Ÿ“ธ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/backwardpointpod ๐Ÿฆ Twitter / X : https://twitter.com/point_backward ๐ŸŽง Listen to the full episode on your favorite platform: https://linktr.ee/backwardpointpod ๐Ÿ“Œ About the Podcast: Welcome to Backward Point, the podcast where we discuss everything in the world of cricket with current affairs think pieces and the hottest takes you've ever heard!
Canadaโ€™s Captain on facing India & Pak at T20 WC, playing with Gayle & GT20 Heroics ft. Saad Zafar | EP 72
26-01-2024
Canadaโ€™s Captain on facing India & Pak at T20 WC, playing with Gayle & GT20 Heroics ft. Saad Zafar | EP 72
An exclusive chat with Saad Bin Zafar, the Captain of the Canadian Cricket Team on his journey to playing cricket for Canada, his career highlights and the up coming T20 World Cup where he will be leading Canada against India and Pakistan. ๐Ÿ•’ Timestamps: 0:00 - Intro 1:28 - How Saad got into cricket, when he came to Canada, and how he found cricket in Canada 12:14 - Saad's relationship with his Dad and the moment his Dad took him seriously 16:22 - When Saad transitioned from being a fast bowler to a spinner 19:34 - How Saad managed full-time studies and cricket 23:33 - What is the pathway to play for Canada and Saad's first away tour 28:25 - How the Canadian team can get better? 30:10 - Is it financially viable to be a cricketer in Canada 33:02 - How does Saad prepare to play 140 + kph bowlers? 36:18 - Saad's heroic innings in the 2018 GT20 Final 43:00 - Saad getting Shahid Afridi out for a golden duck in 2019 GT20 47:52 - The support Saad receives from his Mom and an emotional moment with Shahid Afridi 51:05 - What Saad has learned from sharing the dressing room with greats and who he has learned the most from? 55:35 - Canada in the upcoming T20 World Cup and facing teams like India and Pakistan ๐Ÿ’ผ Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/BackwardPointPodcast ๐ŸŽฎ Join our Discord community: https://discord.gg/6d26NBTA2Z ๐ŸŒ Connect with Us: ๐Ÿ“ธ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/backwardpointpod ๐Ÿฆ Twitter / X : https://twitter.com/point_backward ๐ŸŽง Listen to the full episode on your favorite platform: https://linktr.ee/backwardpointpod ๐Ÿ“ง For inquiries and collaborations, contact us at backwardpointpodcast@gmail.com ๐Ÿ“Œ About the Podcast: Welcome to Backward Point, the podcast where we discuss everything in the world of cricket with current affairs think pieces and the hottest takes you've ever heard!
Shayan Plays Cricket's journey through Cricket in Pakistan! | Episode #69
16-01-2024
Shayan Plays Cricket's journey through Cricket in Pakistan! | Episode #69
This episode features Shayan Ahmed who is Pakistan's most prominent go pro cricket Youtuber. We talk to him about his journey as a creator, where he aspires his channel to go there are also a lot of random cricket chats as outlined in the timestamps below. Please note this episode was shot in June 2023. ๐Ÿ•’ Timestamps: 0:00 - Intro (this episode was shot in June 2023) 2:12 - Shayan's inspiration and how he started his channel 14:12 - Shayan's equipment, love from Indian fans and handling hate comments 26:40 - What does Shayan do when he doesn't score and the time he was threatened 34:17 - Shayan's initial Youtube days, GoPro cricket content creators 38:58 - What league Shayan plays and thoughts on Pakistan's domestic cricket 46:48 - Comparing Pakistani youngsters with Indians 50:22 - Is Shadab Khan Pakistan's best fielder his most iconic moment 52:08 - Why aren't there more players from Karachi in the PCT? 56:04 - Advice to upcoming cricketers and love for Virat Kohli 1:00:13 - Shayan has worked with Shoaib Jatt?! 1:02:30 - Is Babar a selfish player? 1:06:34 - Shayan's favorite innings of Virat Kohli and Dhoni's impact on Indian cricket 1:09:53 - Why Pakistan hasn't made their players into brands compared to India 1:13:39 - Babar's captaincy, and his comparison with Virat Kohli 1:22:13 - Ego factor in South Asian cricket culture and social media usage of players 1:24:43 - Who is the greatest batsman of all time and CT17 final 1:27:17 - Shayan's future plans with his channel and his first sponsorship 1:38:30 - Outro Shayan's channel: https://www.youtube.com/@shayanplayscricket Nazar playing cricket on Shayan's channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S34y02UVgS0&ab_channel=ShayanPlaysCricket ๐Ÿ’ผ Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/BackwardPointPodcast ๐ŸŽฎ Join our Discord community: https://discord.gg/6d26NBTA2Z ๐ŸŒ Connect with Us: ๐Ÿ“ธ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/backwardpointpod ๐Ÿฆ Twitter / X : https://twitter.com/point_backward ๐ŸŽง Listen to the full episode on your favorite platform: https://linktr.ee/backwardpointpod ๐Ÿ“ง For inquiries and collaborations, contact us at backwardpointpodcast@gmail.com ๐Ÿ“Œ About the Podcast: Welcome to Backward Point, the podcast where we discuss everything in the world of cricket with current affairs think pieces and the hottest takes you've ever heard!
India play the SHORTEST Test Match in History?! | India vs SA 2nd Test Review | Episode #66
05-01-2024
India play the SHORTEST Test Match in History?! | India vs SA 2nd Test Review | Episode #66
Here's the episode reviewing the shortest test match in history. ๐Ÿ•’ Timestamps: 0:00 - The shortest test match in history and the Newlands pitch 11:11 - India's ridiculous 1st innings collapse and them being a great test side 17:07 - Cricket boards not scheduling enough tests and India playing tests against lower ranked teams 21:40 - Michael Holding's idea of keeping test cricket alive and Pakistan vs India tests 27:20 - Is Bumrah the most destructive pacer of the last decade and India's fast bowling trio 32:27 - Aiden Markram's hundred and Dean Elgar's last test match 37:15 - South Africa sending their B team for NZ tests and Virat Kohli calming down with aging ๐Ÿ’ผ Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/BackwardPointPodcast ๐ŸŽฎ Join our Discord community: https://discord.gg/6d26NBTA2Z ๐ŸŒ Connect with Us: ๐Ÿ“ธ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/backwardpointpod ๐Ÿฆ Twitter / X : https://twitter.com/point_backward ๐ŸŽง Listen to the full episode on your favorite platform: https://linktr.ee/backwardpointpod ๐Ÿ“ง For inquiries and collaborations, contact us at backwardpointpodcast@gmail.com ๐Ÿ“Œ About the Podcast: Welcome to Backward Point, the podcast where we discuss everything in the world of cricket with current affairs think pieces and the hottest takes you've ever heard! #indiavssouthafrica #bumrah #indvssa
Babar Azam is STRUGGLING, Shaheen's workload & Pakistan's T20I Openers | #AskBP | Episode #65
01-01-2024
Babar Azam is STRUGGLING, Shaheen's workload & Pakistan's T20I Openers | #AskBP | Episode #65
Welcome back to another episode of Ask Backward Point where we answer your questions. ๐Ÿ•’ Timestamps: 0:00 - Thanks for sending in your questions! 1:58 - How far is Pakistan away from having a top-notch test team? 4:25 - Which highlights do we watch to feel better when we are sad? 7:38 - Will Pakistan ever be a good ODI and Test team 11:15 - How were the Shahid Afridi and Shaheen Afridi bats? 14:25 - Is the PSL negatively affecting PCT in longer formats? 17:08 - Should Pakistan change the Rizwan-Babar opening pair in T20Is? 20:02 - How did we overcome with initial struggles of starting a podcast 22:42 - Do we limit our cricket discussions off-camera 23:59 - Our favorite: current Pakistan player, all-time Pakistan player, upcoming Pakistan player, current overseas player, and all time overseas player 27:46 - Our dream guests on the podcast 28:42 - Pakistan's best and worst moments of 2023 30:15 - What changes would we make to Pakistan's domestic cricket? 33:28 - Shaheen's workload and how he can get his rhythm back? 35:55 - Why is Babar Azam struggling and will he be able to come back? 41:03 - Goals of the podcast in the future? 42:24 - Who are our T20 openers? 44:45 - Outro ๐Ÿ’ผ Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/BackwardPointPodcast ๐ŸŽฎ Join our Discord community: https://discord.gg/6d26NBTA2Z ๐ŸŒ Connect with Us: ๐Ÿ“ธ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/backwardpointpod ๐Ÿฆ Twitter / X : https://twitter.com/point_backward ๐ŸŽง Listen to the full episode on your favorite platform: https://linktr.ee/backwardpointpod ๐Ÿ“ง For inquiries and collaborations, contact us at backwardpointpodcast@gmail.com ๐Ÿ“Œ About the Podcast: Welcome to Backward Point, the podcast where we discuss everything in the world of cricket with current affairs think pieces and the hottest takes you've ever heard!
UZ Sports founder on making bats, Naseem Shah's SIXES and stories of Shaheen Afridi! | Episode #63
26-12-2023
UZ Sports founder on making bats, Naseem Shah's SIXES and stories of Shaheen Afridi! | Episode #63
We had Uzair Minhas on the podcast this week who is the founder of UZ Sports, a cricket equipment company that sponsors Shaheen Afridi, Shahid Afridi and Haris Rauf. Naseem Shah notably hit those 2 iconic sixes against Afghanistan with UZ's bat. Hope you enjoy this convo. UZ Sports website:https://www.uzcricket.com/ ๐Ÿ•’ Timestamps: 0:00 - Intro 1:18 - How did Uzair start UZ Sports and how he signed Naseem Shah? 9:04 - The difference between regular bats vs player bats and quality control 13:40 - The best bat brands Uzair has ever used and their business models 18:16 - The first player UZ Sports signed 20:20 - Naseem Shah using UZ'S bat to hit the 2 sixes vs Afghanistan and its impact 26:58 - UZ Sports strategy of signing players and how much top players charge? 34:29 - The logistics of quality control and getting bats to players 37:25 - Pakistan coach's mindsets and Haris Rauf's BBL decision 41:13 - What UZ has learned by being close with the players? 46:25 - Fakhar Zaman's bat and the bat vs batsman 53:35 - What is a "fully knocked" bat and why does Saud Shakeel not have a sponsor? 58:26 - How much is Gray Nicols paying Babar Azam and how UZ signed Shaheen? 1:01:55 - How Uzair built relationships with the players and sign Shahid Afridi? 1:07:32 - Uzair's experience at Shaheen's wedding and Pakistani players being humble 1:15:14 - Uzair shows us Shahid Afridi and Shaheen Afridi's bats 1:18:29 - UZ's greatest moments, its hashtags and how Uzair manages UZ Sports along his day job ๐Ÿ’ผ Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/BackwardPointPodcast ๐ŸŽฎ Join our Discord community: https://discord.gg/6d26NBTA2Z ๐ŸŒ Connect with Us: ๐Ÿ“ธ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/backwardpointpod ๐Ÿฆ Twitter / X : https://twitter.com/point_backward ๐ŸŽง Listen to the full episode on your favorite platform: https://linktr.ee/backwardpointpod ๐Ÿ“ง For inquiries and collaborations, contact us at backwardpointpodcast@gmail.com ๐Ÿ“Œ About the Podcast: Welcome to Backward Point, the podcast where we discuss everything in the world of cricket with current affairs think pieces and the hottest takes you've ever heard!