why yousuf and alam are right blaming t20 cricket...

shared by straight point on Saturday, January 09, 2010

actually they are wrong... but why little facts come in way of a good rant...

t20 will 'finish' pakistan cricket... yelled yousuf from the rooftop of mcg...

intikhab alam while agreeing with his captain went a step further after sydney loss... and demanded a separate team for t20 and tests... to save pakistan cricket...

and both echoed... in t20 cricket all you have to do is to hit the ball out of the park... but in test matches... it is all about staying on the wicket... it is hard work and needs a lot of character...

so presumably it won't be wrong if i say they are putting blame on batting aspect of paksitan test team... coz most certainly they cannot blame their bowlers for the pathetic display of rudderless batsmanship and its capitulation match after match... series after series...

out of top seven batsmen who played test matches in sri lanka... new zealand and now in australia... only umar gul and kamran akmal are the batsmen which feature in pakistan's t20 squad consistently...

and the irony is... it were the akmal brothers who kept pakistan stay competitive in tests beside bowlers... and if both akmals were not playing in their test teams the pakistan would have been slaughtered... castrated... inhaled without a trace of blood...

in fact its the seniors who are letting the team down... the ones who don't play t20 cricket...

talk about character...

though later kamran akmal dropped sitters but surely that cannot be attributed to t20 cricket coz he has always been like this and selecting him has always been like selecting a 'package' with its risks...

but the real questions yousuf should ask himself are...

was it coz of t20 cricket yousuf deployed 8 players on fence for siddle...?!

or was it coz of t20 cricket that he brought pakistan's best bowler of that game... danish kaneria... after about an hour's play as an after thought...?!

or was it in protest of t20 cricket pakistan plays... yousuf looked like a lamb about to be slaughtered while batting in fourth innings and played the lamest shot a captain can play just before tea at situation like that...?!



i have had read many excuses but surely this one takes the cake... goes to show that both mohammad yousuf and intikhab alam are living in a denial mode... and lest they are thrown out of the pakistan cricket system nothing will change coz they will corrupt many more minds with their stinking mindset and rotten approach... more than t20 cricket...

17 comments:

A Bisht said...

ya you can't blame t20 for anything and everything. The quest should be to probe what is rotten within.

straight point said...

yes anil...

but why one would do that when he can get away with blaming all and sundry...?

Maz said...

Nuisance from MoYo. T20 has advanced Pakistan cricket SP. It was only cause MoYo wasn't a part of it he says this stuff. Perhaps jelousy.

straight point said...

welcome maz... yes i also believe that t20 worldcup win put pak cricket right up there in the cricket map and better board would have encashed it to enrich pakistan cricket...

but the morons like moyo who have nothing but self interest are trying to brush real issues under the t20 carpet...

Vikas said...
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Vikas said...

SP,
When they got nothing to say then they are saying "Angoor Khatte Hain".

Wasim said...

SP

The fact is that Yousaf and Kamran Akmal rescued Australia like Guardian Angels.

They had no excuse left so they blamed every thing on T20.

The biggest irony in Yousaf's statement is that he himself played like a T20 batsman in the second innings. Thats not his style and was not required at that stage.

He only bowled Sami 1.5 overs with the new ball just before the close of play on the third day and din't introduced him until 20 overs were bowled on the 4th day.

Kamran didn't dropped a catch in New zealand din't drop one in the first test all of a sudden dropped four catches in this match but one play which tells the whole story is when Kamran Akmal didn't whipped the bails off while attempting to run out Watson, Kamran was standing on top of the wickets and Watson was not even in the frame instead of whipping the bails he took an evasive action.

I don't think he will be retained as a captain after this series but the problem is that if these guys remained in the team nothing will change regardless of whoever the captain is, these guys should be dropped permanently only then we will some consistency.

straight point said...

vikas... i am not sure its the case of 'angoor khatte hain...' but its surely the case of deflecting own deficiencies by blaming others for the fiasco...

straight point said...

very well put wasim...

i think this time i agree with you that there was foul play going on... otherwise moyo can not be so dumb after playing so many years at international level when we sitting on fence can see the obvious... there is definitely something fishy about it...

and i agree with you wholeheartedly and as i said also that these selfish players should not only be dropped but banned by pcb to play any official cricket for they will corrupt many more innocent minds...

Maz said...

BTW SP I am Maz from Maza786. So not new by any means :)

Som said...

SP, point put well. I think Yousuf-Alam were right. You have to prove character in Test cricket but this bunch proved, by and large, characterless.

straight point said...

even then you are welcome maza... ;-)

straight point said...

yes som... the clowns have shown their real 'character'...

Reverse Swing said...

Yousuf continuing with his field placing while Pointing continuing with his missed pull shots, wow this is priceless :P

straight point said...

RS...

exhibition 'test' at its best... :)

Paresh said...

Pakistan team is more about individual players performance.They don't play as a unit. WE ll am not getting inside the internal rifts, but yet if they play a sa unit, they are a formidable side and can pull a rabbit out of the hat.
The performance in the test for Pakistan is getting bad day by day and one can say that its due to the T20 format. But one thing is sure, Test Match is a test of characters, any other format cannot kill it. One can over shadow it but not kill it. About time for Pakistan to pull up their socks and bring about a good Test Performance.

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straight point said...

welcome paresh and very well said... instead of blaming the other format if only the concentrate on the job at hand and show the character they are mourning about it will do world of good for pak cricket...

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