Spirituality does two things for you. One, you are forced to become more selfless, two, you trust to providence. The opposite of a spiritual man is a materialist. If I was a materialist I would be making lots of money doing endorsements, doing cricket commentary. I have no interest in that.
Win or lose today I am proud of the way my boys have played in the tournament.
At the moment we have a ruling class that has one law and the people the other.
Pakistan needs to have decentralisation and a good local government system.
The war on terror is the most insane and immoral war of all time. The Americans are doing what they did in Vietnam, bombing villages. But how can a civilised nation do this? How can you can eliminate suspects, their wives, their children, their families, their neighbours? How can you justify this?
The team which handles the pressure best, carries the day.
The team that is going to win is the one that does its homework the best by studying its opponents.
I believed in myself. I never imagined myself as just an ordinary player.
I have always believed that one should not be scared of losing, I think that really is the key.
And when the pressure was on us, the team handled it very well. One has to learn to play well under pressure.
I feel an independent accountability commission should audit all government services.
Cricket is a pressure game, and when it comes to an India-Pakistan match the pressure is doubled.
A country that relies on aid? Death is better than that. It stops you from achieving your potential, just as colonialism did.
I am called an Islamic fundamentalist by Rushdie. My critics in Pakistan say I am a Zionist agent. I must be doing something right.
If your house is burning, wouldn't you try and put out the fire?
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