Poor Izatullah Dawlatzai

Izatullah Dawlatzai got up this morning and thought to himself: “Maybe today’s the day that I, Izatullah Dawlatzai, will make a name for myself. I will bowl so well against the World Twenty20 Champions that the name Izatullah Dawlatzai will forever be synonymous with bowling that is both spectacularly destructive and also admirably economical.”

To be fair, he did take two wickets, but he also conceded 56 runs in three overs. “Oh well,” he thought. “We can chase 197. I’ve a chance to make amends yet.”

At 26-8, Izatullah Dawlatzai will have been champing at the bit. “My chance is nearly here. One more wicket and I can show them what I can do.” Several over later, he finally got his chance, but after facing only three balls, during which he failed to score a run, he was left stranded on nought not out.

He was primed, he was ready, but circumstances denied him his opportunity to shine. Poor Izatullah Dawlatzai.

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13 Appeals

  1. This was rather cruel.

  2. England avoided the embarrassing defeat to a non-test side. Job done for this tournament, humiliation avoided. Anything from this point on is a bonus.

    • That’s quite a low bar you set yourself, daneel. With a minimum of four matches still to come, it makes it quite likely that your expectations will be exceeded.

      But wait!

      Is humiliation avoided just yet?

      It is still possible for a non-test side to qualify for the next round and end up in England’s group.

      Possibly humiliation merely deferred, not avoided.

      Put that in your pessimistic pipe and blow a five meter plume of smoke with it.

    • They say the secret to happiness is low standards.

    • Even my standards aren’t THIS low.

    • I did question whether humiliation had been avoided just yet.

      Will you kibosh merchants never learn?

    • King Cricket

      September 23, 2012 at 11:09 pm

      What’s with the plurals? Everyone else was patiently waiting for the humiliation.

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