Yea right, If I can’t write long posts at least I can bite little chunks lolz. Look they are now bonding together after long bitching and whining against each other (media said that, I swear!) under the umbrella of their new (rebirth) ball eating captain Boom Boom Bombastic.
First, the Aussie fan in me speaks:
Shaun Tait: only a few days ago I wrote the hailing post about him, hope you’ve watched the video, it is phenomenal, anyway. When I saw the Aussie lineup consisting of
Tait, Nannes, Watson, it was clear that the Pakistani batting would face a serious challenge, all three of them are precise and deadly. Utterly deadly.
Video by Cricket Online Tv
5th ODI between Pakistan and Australia in Perth was an extra ordinary match due to many reasons related to cricket and some not entirely related to cricket. This match and events happened during the match are in talks over last few days and their is lot of fuss going on as it is constantly the case with Pakistan team whenever they are invloved in some thing. They have become a sweet which attracts every fly in town. Whose fault? I guess its sweet’s? or Sweet’s owner who isn’t protecting it properly to avoid all this.
Take# 1 22-Jan-2010 :
Punter: Hey MoYo, let see how well you can do this, its your turn first.
MoYo: oh, ahan, hmm ok We will, yeah let’s do it.
Today I am very excited to tell you guys that this Reverse Swing thing I started about 5 months ago has achieved a little milestone. I never though of it would as it was just a new adventure for me as I am always looking for new things to do to avoid similarities in daily life. But this thing has grown little bit more than I anticipated. It is attracting some visitors and I made some very very good friends over here, yeaaah!!!.
So what is new? I got a co-author. She is native German but had developed very good appetite and eye for cricket. What she brings to this place is her light, brief but interesting posts which this place needs a lot as I mostly drawn into serious things as I am crazy, obviously.
Ok enough of me, here is how she introduce herself and her love for cricket and her tragedies while following Pakistan cricket *lol*. I truly and whole heartedly welcome her aboard.
Hello guys and girls, my name’s Wes, I’m a cricket fan from Germany, native German not an immigrant, thus fairly new to the sport but utterly addicted and mad. Mudassar aka Maddy The Mad offered me to write a post on his blog every now and then and I’m very thankful for this opportunity and his willingness to let me ruin his blog hehe. Apologies for my unstylish English.
Anyway, initially I started to follow Australia but broadened my interests to the Kiwis and Saffas, and now I’ve also been supporting Pakistan for a short while and it is killing me.
I have grey hair with single tufts torn out with desperation, and my heart goes start-stop like an old engine and my fingers are chewed down to short stumps. How can a Pakistani, who has followed the team since his birth, make it past his 30s? Alive, that is? This is a crazy rollercoaster ride, up and down all the time, just when you get euphoric and hopeful it’s like a plane crashing down and you just want to lock yourself up in the darkest cave and not get out again for two weeks.
But there is always something to keep your hope alive, one or two straws you can clutch to, may it be the outstanding bowling or single good innings by several batsmen, or the occasional stunning catch and determined dives in the field. And then you think, “Look at this enormous potential, they MUST win a game for Fred’s sake? No?” And you think if all team members managed to perform to their potential at the same time, if they managed to play like an orchestra, well coordinated, and used the full capacity of their brains, they would just blow the opposition away.
But somehow you can’t get them to do so. You can bet your arse that exactly those 50% of the team that did outstanding in the previous innings will fail again, and vice versa. And then the selection carousel starts spinning again. It makes you throw your hands in the sky in despair. It is like repairing a circular fence, you are hammering your way around it step by step, but wherever you have fixed it, it will break down again behind you and so you keep running and hammering for the rest of your life and never get the work done.
Now, I do not have the insight in Pakistani domestic cricket to say what has to be done especially in the Test department, but obviously there are enough people who could tear the rudder around and steer the boat into the right direction, so that at least over the long term we could see some improvement of the basics like fielding and thoughtful batting. And now that the Pakistani players have been rejected by the IPL, aren’t they available for those rumoured batting and fielding camps? 😉
I will keep following the rollercoaster team and keep laughing and crying with them, because those intense emotions also create a very strong bond. Australia feel like close relatives to me, I seem to know them and their minds like my own pocket. But if you go out on a Saturday night you will probably not go with your mum, but pick the interesting people 😀
So guys we will soon read her other interesting posts keep in touch, Thanks for making this place valuable.
Hi Guys, I came accross this interesting comment by a Pakistan Cricket fan named Syed Nayyar Uddin Ahmad at Kamran Abbasi’s latest article Few lessons learned, plenty of homework at famous cricket site Cricinfo. I am reposting it here and I hope writer, Mr. Kamran and Cricinfo won’t mind it.
NOTE: This is the exact copy of the comment and I don’t support/disagree with the view of writer as I have my own view regarding this but I think it is debatable so I am reposting it here. So if you guys want you can discuss here each point raised in this letter.
Posted by: Syed Nayyar Uddin Ahmad at January 18, 2010 12:20 PM
Surrender at Sydney : Few Urgent Proposals for the Consideration of President Asif Ali Zardari.
From: Syed Nayyar Uddin Ahmad
Sent: Sun 1/17/10 12:19 PM
H’able Mr. Asif Ali Zardari,
Islamic Republic of Pakistan.
Sir, I know your favorite game is not cricket, rather it is Polo. However, majority of this nation loves the game of cricket to the extent of madness. Shaheed Zulfiquar Ali Bhutto, like Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, was also an ardent follower of the game of cricket.
Pakistanis understand cricket and its intricacies very well. And they never mind losing against a team which plays better. But, an abject surrender, always casts a spell of gloom over the entire nation, as if, we have lost a war against an arch-enemy.
Today the entire nation is virtually stunned to see that our team was bowled out in the 2nd innings in just 38 over’s of a test match.
The surrender, at Sydney cricket test by Pakistan team can be aptly explained in one sentence i.e. our cricket team has snatched defeat, from the jaws of victory.
Many cricketing experts will now be dwelling upon the reasons of this collective Hara-kiri. However, it is high time that certain heads must roll, for sheer incompetency in their respective fields. Otherwise also, accountability is the buzzword, nowadays.
Under the circumstances, Your Honour, may consider the following proposals on urgent basis, to salvage whatever is left in the Australian tour.
1.Immediately, sack the entire top management of the PCB, and appoint a world class business professional (e.g. Messers Asad Omar or Razzaq Dawood) to head and run the organization, with clear cut objectives to promote the Pakistani test, one day and T20 XI’s as No.1 world teams, in three years time.
2. Sack the entire selection committee and appoint Dr. Muhammad Ali Shah, as chairman of the selectors, with Mr. Amir Suhail, Mr. Zaheer Abbas and Mr. Rashid Latif as member selectors.
3. Replace Mr. Intekhab Alam with Mr. Javed Miandad as coach.
4.Immediately, replace Mr. Muhammad Yousaf with Mr. Shahid Afridi (already present in Australia) as captain.
5. Immediately, replace Mr. Kamran Akmal with Mr. Sarfaraz as wicket keeper.
Sir, the entire nation is looking towards you in this hour of despondency, for a surgical action, to revive the lost hope of your terror ridden fellow countrymen.
I am absolutely sure that, your timely actions to stem the rot of the PCB, will further enhance your image and prestige in the eyes of 170 million Pakistanis.
Syed Nayyar Uddin Ahmad
Here is my input for the points raised:
- Agreed PCB’s management need shakeup and a capable team should be deployed which doesn’t only is good at cricket but also is very good at management which is much-needed now. I am not sure about the people he named but one name ringed in my mind is of Ehsan Mani as he has proven record.
- Once again not only the committee whole selection process need to be revised from bottom to top. For regional teams to international teams. We have to got rid of favoritism and parchi mafia.
- Intikhab was a good coach but as Cricket climax has changed dramatically in last decade but Inti is still persisting on his age old classic tactics as I noticed in these two test series as well as in recent ODIs and I think we need a fresh aggressive yet defensive approach which suits today’s cricket.
- I like Shahid Afridi as a caption specially after his recent appearances as a captain but he also has some past with him which makes him little fishy and his Test career and form is still suspicious. He looks more inclined to short formate more money T20/IPL/Clubs culture these days.
- Sarfaraz is a good wicket keeper but his current batting may prove a liability for our batting line up and Kamran Akmal is still our first choice wicket keeping batsman in ODIs and T20s. We can’t snatch his attacking batting abilities just due to bad performance behind stumps in test. He brings a flavor to our short format batting line up.
So what you think of this let me know?