Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Didja Notice?

Now isn't this strange that Pakistan just completed a cricket series and there was no discussion - no mention on this blog. Nobody reflected on the series with inflated kudos on heroic performances or harsh criticism on subpar efforts. Have the Well Pitched authors stopped caring about Pakistan cricket?

I feel actually the fact that nobody even so much so as whispered anything about the series or even unconsciously let out an approving clap proves that actually all of us care a lot about Pakistan cricket and are not paying much attention to a meaningless series! I have full respect for Zimbabwae and feel for their cricket going through an extremely rough patch - gone are their heyday of cricket with the Flower brothers and Streak/Strang. But at the same time I think that Pakistan cricket has the danger of getting an inflated ego and a false sense of calm with this 5-0 victory. I would have liked to see Pakistan go in with all youngsters in the series and then even a 3-2 victory would have been significant.

There are a couple of promising openers in Nasir Jamshed and Khurram Manzoor who passed their first test and may be the openers for the side in the future.

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8 Pitched:

  1. The Sporting Spirit said...
     

    Its no big deal beating a minnow like Zimbabwe. Thats why not much comment...dont make a big deal about it...

  2. Q said...
     

    But Nazhar I covered the entire series and discussed all the new players right here on wellpitched :-/

    8 of my last 10 posts were on Pak v Zim.

    I agree it was an insignificant series and 5-0 doesn't mean much. I was just following the newcomers.

  3. NAzhar said...
     

    the sporting spirit - that is exactly what I was saying that it is not a big deal and that is why we are not making a big deal.

    Q - you cover everything that happens in the cricket world :-) I correct myself - no celebration/recap after the series victory :-)

  4. Q said...
     

    Yep thats true Nazhar :-)

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  6. Anonymous said...
     

    i think the focus should be on whether our captain married that girl or not?
    what a chawal our captain has turned out to be ... i remember reading about the shadi on the indian tour, and the pak team/woolmer going as baratis.
    where have the good men gone from our game?

  7. Q said...
     

    Anon - which good men are u talking about? throw me a name of any present or former cricketer and i bet i can find dirt on him.

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