Hip Hip Hurray!!!

Its always a good thing when one of our country-people go out and win recognition. Its even better, when that person hails from Karachi. There was a time we were snooker champions of the world, this time… we’re getting part of the glory back thanks to Mohammad Yousuf!

Yousuf, who won the world amateur champion title 12 years ago, added another feather in his cap when he won the Masters’ event of the World snooker championship at Jordan’s capital Amman on Tuesday. No one else from pakistan has managed to clinch that title in the mean time.

Three cheers for Yousuf! Hip Hip Hurray!!!!

Credit: Abdul Sami

22 Comments so far

  1. Farhan (unregistered) on November 17th, 2006 @ 5:45 pm

    There was a time in 90’s we were world champions of Cricket , Hockey , Snooker and even Bridge ( won by a Pakistani living in England ) all at the same time well atleast we got 25% of our glory back and and thank god there is no government official involved in snooker


  2. MB (unregistered) on November 17th, 2006 @ 6:07 pm

    Hurrayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy . Yusuf

    @Farhan :
    What you expect when Clonels, Majors & Brigadiers are given top slots to look after the affairs in sports & who know nothing about the game itself. The most shameful of all being the state of Squash these days.


  3. d0ct0r (unregistered) on November 17th, 2006 @ 6:13 pm

    Mohammad Yousuf is a legend! i was other day reading about his humble beginning and past… really hats off for this fellow!


  4. Monkey (unregistered) on November 17th, 2006 @ 6:31 pm

    Proud of him!


  5. Adnan K (unregistered) on November 17th, 2006 @ 7:01 pm

    ummm, i dont know how old you kids were in the early nineties but you seem to forget that we were also world champions in squash during that time. The bridge player that you refer to, Zia Mahmood, was not a world champion during that time and the closest he came to the title was in 86 when the Pakistani team came in second. So the four world championships that we held were the 92 World Cup(cricket), 1994 world amateur snooker championship (Mohammad Yousuf), From 92-96 Jansher Khan was the World Open Champion, and World Cup hockey in 94.


  6. Moiz Kazmi (unregistered) on November 17th, 2006 @ 8:14 pm

    glad to read this :-D


  7. Darthvader (unregistered) on November 17th, 2006 @ 10:51 pm

    @Adnan K – very informative – you sound like a sports junkie type – i like you already.

    Peace
    DV


  8. anon (unregistered) on November 17th, 2006 @ 10:59 pm

    Isn’t the expression “hip hip hurray” a bit outdated :)


  9. Adnan K (unregistered) on November 17th, 2006 @ 11:45 pm

    @ Darthvader

    Thanks for the compliment. i sure am. I grew up in a house where it was my two brothers and my dad hogging the tv all the time and staying up many a late night in the 80s and early 90s watching jahangir/jansher rule the roost in squash, watching tiger win most of his early majors, watching all the football wcups since 86, watching most of the test matches pakistan played in and sadly also watching the pakistan hockey team getting its a$$ kicked in hockey ever since they won that 94 wcup. but oh yeah, im certified :)


  10. Zeeman (unregistered) on November 18th, 2006 @ 12:03 am

    hip hip hurray? really?

    ok, ill stop being cynical now.


  11. Darthvader (unregistered) on November 18th, 2006 @ 12:37 am

    Adnan k @ your story sounds eerily familiar to me :)
    nice to meet you

    DV


  12. ash (unregistered) on November 18th, 2006 @ 1:28 am

    today snooker tommorrow the world . or maybe just cricket?


  13. turab (unregistered) on November 18th, 2006 @ 8:44 am

    Can someone introduce ICEHOCKEY to Pakistan…..

    Also we should send some W 11 drivers and bring the F1 title where is belongs!!!


  14. Adnan (unregistered) on November 18th, 2006 @ 9:21 am

    Can’ we promote KABADDI in US? =)

    MB, you might be shot dead due to crticizing Army. Read what durrani recently made an statment. ‘No statment against army otheriwse….’


  15. shobz (unregistered) on November 18th, 2006 @ 10:21 am

    yay!!


  16. mansoor (unregistered) on November 18th, 2006 @ 10:31 am

    adnan has *something* in common with another human being???!! wow! never thought i’d see the day :p


  17. ash (unregistered) on November 18th, 2006 @ 12:47 pm

    @mansoor
    i think adnan has already praised terrorists, the taliban and fanatics so clearly he identifies with a lot of “people” if you can call them that :)


  18. turab (unregistered) on November 18th, 2006 @ 3:15 pm

    @ adnan,
    Kabadi is gaining a lot of popularity esp in Canada due to Sadarjis in British Columbia Side. I believe there was a world tournament in Vancouvar couple of years ago…………


  19. Adnan (unregistered) on November 18th, 2006 @ 8:07 pm

    Turab are you serious or just kidding? Kabaddi reminds me one famous Japani style wrestling..I forgot the name.


  20. MB (unregistered) on November 18th, 2006 @ 9:18 pm

    @Adnan : The army doesn’t need any pretext to shoot me. They are the self made GODs here. They can fancy anything they want to without a reason.

    As for durrani , Cowasjee’s last line here should have been enough a humiliation for him to quit the ministry but well done Mr. durrani, but he proved he too belongs to the “dheet” lot of our

    Coming back to the topic, I guess Yusuf should now think about delivering his art to the juniors and new comers, sort of what Rashid Latif did (which would also be my next post , incidentally), i.e. setting up an academy or something for juniors so that we can have more champs in snooker just like he himself. Still , well done buddy. Best of luck.


  21. MB (unregistered) on November 18th, 2006 @ 9:19 pm

    of ours**


  22. turab (unregistered) on November 26th, 2006 @ 1:47 am

    I am serious, and the sport you are forgetting is called sumo wrestling…. kabadi does exist in Canada due to a big poppulation of Sikhs in Canada



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