Monday, October 16, 2006


Bad Days for Pakistani Cricket

Well it seems that the Pakistani cricket team is going through the influence of Shani, Lord Saturn. It sarted with the Oval Test fiasco. Inzamam was caught in the midst of a ball-tampering scandal. Umpire Hair could not produce evidence to prove his accusation, but Inzy was banned for four matches for bringing disrepute to the game.

Then Younis Khan was announced as the Pakistani skipper for the ICC Championship Trophy, and everything looked fine. Just before the team was about to pack its bags and come to India, Younis called a press-conference and announced that-"I do not want to be a part-time captain and be a replacement for others."

PCB was in total confusion and Mohammed Yousuf(Youhana) was named captain. Two days later top officials in the Pakistani Cricket Board resigned and Younis Khan was once again reinstated as captain.

The final nail in the coffin was hammered today when PCB announced that speedsters Shoaib Akhtar and Mohammed Asif had failed a drug-test and they were recalled and would not be playing in the ICC Championship.

After all this I still won't be surprised if Pakistan enter the semi-finals, because they have always performed well under pressure.

Let us wait and watch.

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