Pakistan cricket’s strength and weakness

Just let the man do his job

Here’s an interesting question for you. If everyone even remotely involved with Pakistani cricket just chilled out a bit, would the team be better or worse?

A member of parliament has utterly flipped out and accused the Pakistan national side of match fixing because they lost a match; Pakistan captain, Younus Khan, has handed in his resignation as a result; and Pakistan Cricket Board chairman, Ijaz Butt, has rejected it, saying it was an emotional decision.

With all the different factions involved and all the many different people randomly jabbing spanners in the works, captaining Pakistan always strikes us as a task akin to pushing string. Younus has been making a damn good fist of it of late and with a bit of serenity from all involved, he could really drive the side forward.

But then again, serenity didn’t give us Imran Khan, Waqar Younis, Wasim Akram, Shoaib Akhtar, Shahid Afridi or anyone else who’s helped make cricket the best game on earth.

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4 Appeals

  1. For the moment at least, until you add another article, he is throwing that ball straight at the side of Matthew Hayden’s smug, unsuspecting face.

  2. If ever there was an argument for there to be a fixed article at the top of the page, it is that.

  3. You’d think he’d look more excited by the prospect. Maybe he’s concentrating to ensure maximum damage.

  4. I love the suggestion by Straight Point, lets decide the name of the captain in draw before every match or may be after every series. So we will end up having no pressure on captain go and feel easy but may also miss the passion to lead.

    But wait who will be blamed for a loss, who will be the target of 15 minute fame stories? Who will be accused of all the fckng things then?

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