We have lost at the hands of India our all time rival. Sad, beaten, but still not down, as we know to fight and bounce back. I cannot say much about the match at the moment because whatever I will say at this time will be coated in the deep thick layer of emotions that I am dealing with at this moment. Losing match is indeed sad but the fact remains that it was just a match one match… one match… on day. As Viv. Richards said after 1983 world cup final, “One day is not a whole season”. Therefore, that was one day and surely that was not our day. That is it I cannot say anything else about the match right now. May be tomorrow or day after tomorrow I muster-up my views and emotions in a way that I can write something meaning full.
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It is a Green morning, that is what I was thinking this morning while I was looking out of my window when the colours of spring were all over the trees across the road. They were green and dancing with the air, so I was not alone to enjoy and celebrate Pakistan Day today. Yes, its 23rd March and the biggest feature of the day, for many people, is the quarter final of ICC Cricket World Cup where Pakistan is playing against West Indies, former 2 time world champions and known as black windstorm. It is an important match and all the best wishes for the men in Green. However, there is a significance of this day in our history. 71 years ago, our elders decided what their goal is and how they will gain it, it was given the name Pakistan Resolution out of sarcasm but it was accepted with open arms by the Muslims of this region.
It was the 9 pm News of PTV on 4th October 1996, a pleasing yet shocking news came that Pakistan has set 372 total against Sri lanka in a match of Safari Cup. The instant reaction was, “WHAT”, I was looking at my uncle and he was looking at me, and we both were amazed at such performance of team Pakistan against the world champions of that time. The man of that moment was a young guy named Shahid Khan Afridi who became the youngest century maker in the history of One Day Internationals. It was the fastest Century of all times as well. Today same guy is celebrating his 31st birthday while he is on the mission world cup. He became captain for the world cup after a great effort and patience. He is the only captain in the history of Pakistan who led the team in T20 world cup, and ICC Cricket World Cup. In two previous games of world cup team has won and as a captain he has done a fairly good job, and in coming games we are expecting much more.
Initially I decided to write about the team announced for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011. Name it my laziness or any other thing I never been able to write about it, anyhow many other blogger fellows have done this job already, but there was one thing that was disturbing for me and with every single passing day it started to get more and more crucial? I guess it has been for the first time in Pakistani cricket that the team for the biggest event of the game has been announced and the leader of the team yet to be announced. Lobbying, grouping, double-crossing, has become part of the game for last two decades almost. After match-fixing, the course of grouping has destroyed cricket in Pakistan the most. We can see the same thing now. In an interview ex captain, Inzmam-ul-Haq said that team is divided in two parts and they are not going to play world cup they will show that who is in what group.