Mohammad Yousuf given the slow boot

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Mohammad Yousuf does a bit of a half-arsed job for the last couple of matches because, you know, why not?Despite the fact that there are still a few matches to go on the tour of Australia, Pakistan Cricket Board chairman, Ijaz Butt, has already confirmed that Mohammad Yousuf will not be captain when it finishes.

Having to do a job when you already know you’re being made redundant is bloody awful. It feels like digging your own grave. Unlike when it happened to us though, Yousuf probably won’t find that his job is being outsourced. You can’t really outsource the Pakistan captaincy.

He won’t suffer another insult which we endured either: having to shave because you’ve got to go to job interviews.

Hopefully the PCB will be generous in turning a blind eye if he steals a load of carboard boxes and batteries as well. You’ve got to get something out of the last few weeks when you’re basically just going through the motions.

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  1. “Hopefully the PCB will be generous in turning a blind eye if he steals a load of carboard boxes and batteries as well. You’ve got to get something out of the last few weeks when you’re basically just going through the motions..”

    is that a confession?

  2. You must never, ever tell someone they are being made redundant and then allow them to carry out an important job. For example, a hospital manager scheduled to have a vasectomy next week should never, ever let on to the urology department that they are all to be made redundant in a month.

    The reason for this is that they could be distracted by the stress of the redundancy, and might not be able to concentrate fully on what they are doing. In the case of Mohammed Yousuf, this could result in him ballsing up his cut – whereas in the case of the urology surgeon…

  3. It’s the absence of a moustache. It’s the kind of beard that is also favoured by American scientists and religious Belgians.

  4. You can outsourc ethe captaincy of a national cricket team.

    Some would argue that England have outsourced its captaincy to South Africa many times, from Tony Greig through to (most dubiously in argument terms I might add) Andy Strauss.

  5. I don’t think there should be a captain at all. Being uncaptained will be a cunning way to head-off any leadership struggles. Mohammed Asif is clearly in charge of vices and would be a good vice-captain. However, since that would create a power imbalance, all 11 players should be made vice-captain. A democratic approach will promote teamwork.

  6. Actually Pakistan players go by first name alphabetical listing, not second name. The Pakistan player listings are a bit skewiffy on Cricinfo, but I reckon that Aafan Rauf is top of the alphabetical pecking order.

    http://www.cricinfo.com/pakistan/content/player/39827.html

    But he hasn’t done much lately, if ever, so I guess Abdul Razzaq is front of the queue amongst the contracted players.

    What excitement.

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