Smith signs on to play in Bangladesh
Former Australian Test cricket captain Steve Smith has reportedly signed on to play in the Bangladesh Premier League. Smith has been playing in various leagues around the world since Cricket Australia enforced a 12-month ban on the star batsman for his role in the ball-tampering scandal in March in South Africa. After CA announced earlier this month that they would uphold the suspension despite a plea from the Australian Cricketers Association, Smith has moved on an opportunity in the Bangladesh T20 competition. How To Get A Home Loan With 5% Deposit Find out more on Finder Ad Finder.com.
© Getty Representational picture An unsuspecting Pakistani journalist was in for the rudest shock of his life when he got hit by a ball of fire during a live TV broadcast.
The anchor was in a panel discussion during a live broadcast when suddenly the ball of fire hit him. In the video clip that has been circulating crazily on social media, one can hear a sound of a cracker-like burst followed by the unprecedented mishap on live TV.
Take a look at the video first:
The anchor gets visibly shaken by the burst sound and is hit by the fire just a few seconds later. He immediately gets out of the frame while the panelist answers his question and tries to save himself from the fire.
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This is the most bizarre thing we have seen in the longest time.
But this is not the only bizarre thing that has happened on a Pakistani news channel. Just recently, Pakistani PM Imran Khan was trolled mercilessly for a very stupid mistake made by the Pakistan Television Corporation.
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Pakistani batsman Asad Shafiq plays a shot during the third day of the third and final Test cricket match against New Zealand at the Sheikh Zayed International Cricket Stadium in Abu Dhabi, UAE, on Dec. 5, 2018. Shafiq went on to score a century.
Man survives house fire in Sydney’s north-west
Shortly after 8pm yesterday a fire broke out in a home at Cornwallis, 63.5 km north-west of Sydney on the Hawkesbury River. Dozens of firefighters worked to contain the fire, which caused 75 percent of the home to collapse onto its foundations. © Provided by Nine Digital Pty Ltd The blaze broke out shortly after 8pm last night. Fire crews battled strong, gusty southerly winds and the presence of gas cylinders which had to be kept cool to avoid exploding. The blaze was contained 90 minutes after crews arrived. The 45-year-old man who was inside the home escaped uninjured.
Bangladesh Women association protest against countrywide torture of women, sexual assaults and rape in front of National Press Club in Dhaka, Bangladesh on Dec. 5, 2018.
Kindergarten children wearing traditional headgear use wooden hammers to pound steamed rice into a mochi rice cake during the annual mochi-tsuki event to celebrate the New Year at a kindergarten in Tokyo, Japan, on Dec. 6, 2018.
Volunteers and school children tie up recycled plastic bags to make a sculpture representing the Dead Sea in a bid to set a new world record for the largest sculpture made out of recycled plastic bags in Kathmandu, Nepal on Dec. 5, 2018. Some 100,000 plastic bags were used in the sculpture, in a bid to break the previous record made in 2012 in Singapore using 68,000 plastic bags.
A girl displays a placard during a protest to support minority Rohingya in front of Myanmar embassy in Jakarta, Indonesia to condemn crackdown by Myanmar's military, on Dec. 5, 2018.
Sri Lanka's ousted prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe looks on in the parliament in Colombo, Sri Lanka on Dec. 5, 2018. Sri Lanka has been in political turmoil since Oct. 26, when President Maithripala Sirisena sacked Wickremesinghe and appointed Mahinda Rajapaksa in his place.
Pakistan's Abu Mahmood (L) attempts a goal against Malaysia during the field hockey group stage match against Malaysia at the 2018 Hockey World Cup in Bhubaneswar, Odisha, on Dec. 5, 2018.
A profile of Huawei's chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou is displayed on a computer at a Huawei store in Beijing, China, on Dec. 6, 2018. Canadian authorities said that they have arrested Meng for possible extradition to the United States.
Residents hang up clothes on the "The Wall of Kindness" on Dec. 5, 2018, in Srinagar, India. The wall of kindness, a charitable initiative for donating clothes to the needy and poor was introduced in Iran and from there reached Pakistan and several other countries.
Actress Priyanka Chopra and her husband, American singer Nick Jonas, pose at their wedding reception in New Delhi, India, on Dec. 4, 2018.
Deposed former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif (C) leaves the Supreme Court building after the shrine land case hearing in Islamabad, Pakistan, on Dec. 4, 2018.
Sri Lanka's ousted Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe (C) arrives at a news conference after a court issued an order preventing newly-appointed Mahinda Rajapaksa from acting as prime minister and holding cabinet meetings in Colombo, Sri Lanka, on Dec. 4, 2018.
An Indonesian Muslim woman holds a placard during protest against Myanmar's treatment of its Rohingya Muslim minority in front of Myanmar's embassy in Jakarta, Indonesia, on Dec. 5, 2018.
Virat Kohli of India and Tim Paine of Australia pose with the Border–Gavaskar Trophy ahead of the Test series between Australia and India at Adelaide Oval on Dec. 5, 2018, in Adelaide, Australia.
Trump sends letter to Pakistan asking for help with Afghan peace process
Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan said Monday that he has received a letter from President Trump asking for his government’s help and cooperation in advancing peace talks with the Afghan Taliban insurgents. Both the Foreign Ministry and Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry confirmed that the letter has been received. Chaudhry said the U.S. president told Khan that relations with Pakistan were “very important” to solving the Afghan conflict, especially in helping to bring the insurgents to the negotiating table. How To Get A Home Loan With 5% Deposit Find out more on Finder Ad Finder.com.
Men look at stock quotation boards outside a brokerage in Tokyo, Japan, on Dec. 5, 2018.
Pakistani bowler Shaheen Afridi (C) celebrates with teammates after taking the wicket of New Zealand batsman Tom Latham during the first day of the third and final Test at the Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium in Abu Dhabi, UAE, on Dec. 3, 2018.
President of Nepal Bidhya Devi Bhandari speaks during the COP24 UN Climate Change Conference 2018 in Katowice, Poland on Dec. 3.
Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra poses with her husband and singer Nick Jonas outside the airport in Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India, on Dec. 3, 2018. They got married on Dec. 1, 2018.
Indian Navy marine commandos demonstrate their skills during a rehearsal ahead of Navy Day celebrations in Mumbai, India, on Dec. 3, 2018.
Sri Lankan Member of Parliament Ajith P. Perera (2nd R) speaks to the media outside the Supreme Court after it suspended Mahinda Rajapaksa's powers as the prime minister and ruled that his cabinet could not function until its legitimacy was established, in Colombo, Sri Lanka, on Dec. 3, 2018.
Refugees, claiming to be Rohingya, are seen in Idi Rayeuk, Aceh, Indonesia on Dec. 4, 2018. About 20 men believed to be Rohingya landed in Indonesia, authorities said, the latest batch of the vulnerable minority to come ashore in the world's biggest Muslim majority nation.
Sri Lanka's cricket captain Dinesh Chandimal (L) and other players watch as Sri Lankan Buddhist monks chant prayers for their success prior to the team's departure for a cricket tour in New Zealand, in Colombo, Sri Lanka on Dec. 3, 2018.
Maria Ressa, CEO and executive editor of online portal Rappler, shows the warrant of arrest order after posting bail at a court after tax fraud charges in Manila, Philippines, on Dec. 3, 2018.
Pakistani Sindhis celebrate Sindhi Cultural Day in Karachi, Pakistan, on Dec. 2, 2018.
Bangladeshi cricketers pose with the tournament trophy at the end of the third day of the second Test cricket match against West Indies at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on Dec. 2, 2018.
A fisherman shows a traditional fishing hook made by local fishermen for stilt fishing in Koggala, Sri Lanka, on Dec. 2, 2018. Local fishermen say that the tsunami and climate change have forced changes to their traditional methods forcing some to use illegal means to carry on fishing.
People gather to attend a reunion rally held by 212 Rally Alumni at the Monas Square in Jakarta, Indonesia, on Dec. 2, 2018.
A man walks along a bridge surrounded by large amounts of toxic industrial waste-foam formed along the banks of polluted Yamuna River, in New Delhi, India, on Dec. 2, 2018.
President of the Republic of Korea Moon Jae-in (2nd L) and his wife Kim Jung-sook (2nd R) are welcomed with a traditional Maori pōwhiri at the Government House in Auckland, New Zealand, on Dec. 3, 2018.
Myanmar's State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi speaks at the Asia-Pacific Summit 2018 in Kathmandu, Nepal, on Dec. 1, 2018.
China's President Xi Jinping (L) and German Chancellor Angela Merkel meet for talks on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on Dec. 1, 2018.
Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (L) and Argentina's President Mauricio Macri shake hands during a bilateral meeting after the G20 summit in Buenos Aires on Dec. 1, 2018.
Kieran Powell of West Indies is bowled out during the second day of the second Test cricket match against Bangladesh in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on Dec. 1, 2018.
Actors Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone pose for a photograph during their wedding reception party in Mumbai, India, on Dec. 1, 2018.
Buddhist monks light candles during an HIV/AIDS awareness campaign on the occasion of World AIDS Day in Kolkata, India, on Dec. 1, 2018.
Vintage cars are seen parked before the start of the 9th annual cross-country rally, organised by the Vintage Classic Car Club of Pakistan, at the premises of the Governor House in Karachi, Pakistan, on Dec. 1, 2018.
Pakistan's captain M. Rizwan dribbles past during the field hockey group stage match against Germany at the 2018 Hockey World Cup in Bhubaneswar, India, on Dec. 1, 2018.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets with U.S. President Donald Trump in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on Nov. 30, 2018.
China's President Xi Jinping arrives for the G20 summit in Buenos Aires on Nov. 30, 2018.
Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena (R) and currently appointed Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa attend a ceremony granting employment to social service workers, in Colombo, Sri Lanka, on Nov. 30, 2018.
Ishant Sharma of India bowls to Australia's Harry Nielsen on the fourth day of the tour match at the Sidney Cricket Ground in Australia on Dec. 1, 2018.
International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach (L) and IOC spokesperson Mark Adams attend a press conference in Tokyo, Japan, on Dec. 1, 2018.
People light candles in the shape of a ribbon during an HIV/AIDS awareness campaign on the eve of World AIDS Day in Kathmandu, Nepal, on Nov. 30, 2018.
Police officers arrest a supporter of Pakistani religious group Tehreek-e-Labbaik party, who have been demanding the release of party's leader Khadim Hussain Rizvi in Lahore, Pakistan, on Nov. 30, 2018.
Police search for prisoners following a jailbreak in Banda Aceh, Indonesia, on Nov. 30, 2018. The jailbreak in western Indonesia has left 90 inmates on the run after they escaped by breaking down fences when they were supposed to be at a prayer gathering, an official said.
Police officers walk past a crushed taxi after a coach collided with it in Hong Kong on Nov. 30, 2018. Five people died and 32 were injured in the accident, the police said.
Bangladesh's Mominul Haque (R) and Shadman Islam run between the wickets during the first day of the second Test match against West Indies in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on Nov. 30, 2018.
Pakistan Navy Special Forces conduct a counter-terrorism demonstration during the International Defence Exhibition and Seminar (IDEAS) in Karachi, Pakistan, on Nov. 29, 2018.
State Counsellor of Myanmar Aung San Suu Kyi (C) is welcomed by Nepal's Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Defence Ishwor Pokhrel (2nd L) during her arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, Nepal, on Nov. 29, 2018. She is in the Kathmandu to attend the Asia-Pacific Summit 2018 which will be held from Nov. 30 to Dec. 3.
Two bushfires burn as South Australia swelters
The Country Fire Service downgrades its warning for an out-of-control bushfire on South Australia's Kangaroo Island, while a second is burning at Two Wells, north of Adelaide.
Former Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane and his wife Veronique at a China Center Television show in Beijing, China, on Nov. 29, 2018.
Punjab Cabinet Minister and former cricketer Navjot Singh Sidhu arrives after attending the groundbreaking ceremony for the Kartarpur Corridor, at the India-Pakistan Wagah Post, on Nov. 29, 2018.
Sri Lanka's ousted Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe looks on during the parliament session in Colombo, Sri Lanka, on Nov. 29, 2018.
Virat Kohli of India bats during day two of the four-day International Tour match against Cricket Australia XI at Sydney Cricket Ground in Australia on Nov. 29, 2018.
IOC President Thomas Bach during day two of the XXIII ANOC General Assembly in Tokyo, Japan, on Nov. 29, 2018.
A boy pulls trolley at brick yards in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on Nov. 28, 2018.
Kim Sung-joo (C bottom), a victim of forced labor by Japan during its 1910-45 colonial rule of the Korean peninsula, and relatives of other victims react after a court's verdict at the Supreme Court in Seoul, South Korea, on Nov. 29, 2018. South Korea's top court ordered a Japanese company to pay compensation over forced labor.
Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan addresses the groundbreaking ceremony for the Kartarpur Corridor in Kartarpur, Pakistan, on Nov. 28, 2018.
Ziyang Fan, head of digital trade of the World Economic Forum (WEF), speaks with CNBC's Chery Kang during Fireside Chat on Day 3 of CNBC East Tech West at LN Garden Hotel, Nansha, Guangzhou, China, on Nov. 29, 2018.
The channel ran Begging' on its location label instead of Beijing' while Imran Khan was speaking live from the capital of China. This gaffe went viral and Imran Khan was trolled left, right and centre because of the irony of the situation.
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