Friday, May 8, 2009

An Interesting Pakistan vs Australia 20-20 Post-Match Presentation

The post-match presentation after the 20-20 between Pakistan and Australia at Dubai Sports City was one of the most interesting presentations I have witnessed.

It was very different from those that were held after the ODIs, particularly because of the interactions between some of the players.

Unlike the Gala Dinner, which was held a few days back, the Pakistan and Australia players mingled with each other. There were animated discussions, jokes were cracked, and it was all very amusing to watch.

Here a are a few pics from the presentation.
At first, Shahid Afridi seemed a bit disturbed by something he saw in the crowd.
Then Umar Gul adjusted his pyjamas while Salman Butt looked on with a strange expression.
The two wicket keepers, Brad Haddin and Kamran Akmal shared a word.Haddin probably wanted to know what Akmal's gesture on reaching his 50 meant.

Umar Gul looked surprised at why Marcus North was being so chummy with him.

But when he realised, they had a little discussion, exhanged some smiles, and then held hands.
Shahid Afridi and Brett Lee had a long and animated conversation, gesturing and waving their hands and laughing out aloud.

And when they realised that they had attracted the photographers' attention, Afridi and Lee were out with their best pose.
Brett Lee then moved away from Afridi and had a chat with Umar Gul, probably asking him some of those bowling secrets, and later suggesting how he might play him next time.

While the rest of them interacted, Andrew Symonds was found sitting down on the grass, bare feet again. He had Callum Ferguson for company.
After receiving his match winning performance trophy, Akmal walked towards Shane Watson and probably discussed their future with the Rajasthan Royals.

Aqib Javed stood alone all this time looking very very grumpy and unamused.
There was a lot more than this happening and I will have the whole series of Afridi & Lee and Gul & North up on facebook soon.
The Pakistan players and sponsors had some fun will posing with the trophy - those pics will be up next. Later at night.
As for what these players were exactly saying and thinking - figure it out for yourself.

Make your pitch on this post...

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7 Pitched:

  1. Mizzy Dee said...

    This is too funny!
    You gotta add more spice like this to wellpitched =)

  2. Rayden said...

    Hey Q, did you click these pics? They are really awesome man.

  3. Q said...

    Mizzy Dee: Good to c u hear sir jee .. we try and add as much spice as we can, but we can't be a full on tabloid ;-) .. someone might just sue us.

  4. Q said...

    Rayden: yep I clicked them myself.. all the pics u see here with the copyright tag are clicked by me.. I was working with Dubai Sports City for the Pak v Aus series so got a chance to be up and close..

    If you're on facebook, follow the link from my post abt the gala dinner and check those pics out..

  5. Rayden said...

    Hi mate. Once again super pics !! Checking facebook in a while.....

  6. Q said...

    Rayden: while ur at it, add me too..

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