08/06/2009

World Twenty20: Younis Khan gets it wrong

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England finally got their act organized and their team combination correct and beat Pakistan comfortably. Now Pakistan must beat Netherlands convincingly at Lord's to avoid elimination

Surprisingly for Pakistan, their captain appears unconcerned. He brushed the defeat away saying that it is only a Twenty20 match and not a proper international cricket.

This is a wrong attitude and as a team representing a nation, the Pakistan captain should take all the formats seriously. He has only to look at Ricky Pointing of Australia who initially dismissive of the format is now eager to decorate his cupboard with a Twenty20 World Cup.

Even if we were to consider this statement as an effort to hide failure, Younis Khan should remember that he is setting a wrong example. If the captain himself has this lackadaisical attitude then will his players behave differently?

What ever be his attitude to the Twenty20 game, Younis Khan should remember that the Pakistan cricket fans care passionately about their team and want them to win all their matches.
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6 Comments:

OpenID philip9876 said...

ah, typical Paki sore loser. Before the competition he was bragging that Pak will win the tournament and stuff. Now he writes off the sport as if its not important.

Being gracious in defeat is something that Pak and Aus have never learnt.

08/06/2009, 06:18  
Blogger Ottayan said...

Philip,

He has already created a furor with his comment on the war-like situation in Pakistan.

This comment is sure to land him in hot water.

You can be sure the disgruntled elements in Pakistan cricket will swoop on him and aggravate the situation.

08/06/2009, 06:25  
Blogger lviss said...

THEY STARTED OFF ENTHUSIASTICALLY UNTIL PIETERSEN STARTED PLUNDERING THE ATTACK. THEY SHOULD HAVE BROUGHT IN SPINNERS TO TEST HIM.

08/06/2009, 06:40  
Blogger Ottayan said...

lviss,
doubt whether the spinners would have made an impact. The general feeling one got watching Pakistan was that they were sloppy.

08/06/2009, 09:31  
Blogger straight point said...

i win...its today's cricket...how much hardwork i put in...after the disaster..the win is tribute to fans...

i lose...its fun...not important...just a form of entertainment...

08/06/2009, 11:14  
Blogger Ottayan said...

Exactly Pan, you hit the nail on the head.

08/06/2009, 11:42  

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