Monday, June 15, 2009

There's Something About Younis Khan...

That not many understand.

He always wears that silly smile on his face, makes absurd statements in the press, and always makes you wonder, "what the hell is he going on about?"

Just about a week ago, he talked about how he didn't take T20 cricket seriously, that it was all for fun and entertainment, and even compared it to WWF(E)!

Now I wonder if he actually believes what he says, or if it is just his way of avoiding panic amongst the Pakistani media and fans.

The fickle lot that we are, our expectations and reactions related to the Pakistan team sway from one direction to another with every performance.

To have a composed captain who can calm those reactions down, by making these "silly" statements, may not be a bad thing.

The reason I say that is because of the following pictures of the Pakistan captain.

These are from Pakistan's Super 8 match against Sri Lanka and he definitely does not look like someone who is taking this "non-seriously" or playing "just for fun".

The fact that he is the leading run scorer for Pakistan in the World Twenty20 also indicates that he is taking it very seriously, rather than the other way round.

Moreover, his statement regarding "crushing Ireland", is also not one made in a light vein, unless ofcourse he is talking about crushing them in a WWF manner!

So what is it about Younis Khan?

Whatever it is, I just hope he and his troops are serious enough today to beat Ireland for the first time in an international match!

Make your pitch on this post...

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5 Pitched:

  1. Krish said...

    Younis Khan is a tough nut. His comments are public relations fodder.

    I have always thought Younis Khan was a better person to lead the team than Shoaib Malik. But for some reason, Younis never wanted the job before.

  2. Abdullah said...

    Hey Q. Good performance here by Pakistan ! Their bowling is far too advanced for Ireland to handle. Bowling wise I feel they have the best attack in the whole competition.

    Anyhow I've responded to our thread discussion about Usman Qadir. PS share your views and opinions.

  3. Abdullah said...

    Umar Gul is the new Waqar Younis as Ajmal is the new Saqi !

  4. Q said...


    I agree abt the public relations fodder bit.

    And there were a lot of reasons for which he didn't take the captaincy before.. the biggest one being that after Inzi the PCB did not want a captain who had his way.. instead they wanted a puppet that they got in Malik.

  5. Q said...


    Yep it was a great performance. I'll respond to ur comments on ur blog in a bit.

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