Saturday, October 07, 2006

A wreck called Pakistani cricket

Pakistan's cricket is in more than one way has always been, and still is, a direct reflection of the country's own chaotic history. Turbulent, chaotic, directionless, and a catastrophic disaster waiting to happen most of the times......... but nevertheless with glimpses of promise here and there.

The latest chaos just before an important cricketing event like the Champions trophy brings forward the deep rooted problems of the whole cricket setup of Pakistan. Player indiscipline and the big star egos have been long dogging its system. Moreover, regular takeovers from the consecutive governments have added to its ever increasing miseries. At one time i remember the cricket team having at least 6 or 7 players who were past captains and that too in a span of less than three or four years between them. But in spite of all this, I have always been amazed at the raw talent that the Pakistani cricket always produced, and that in a way made me to respect and admire their team despite of the fact that they being our arch sporting rivals.

As i sit down to write this post, another news breaks on cricinfo.com saying that Younis Khan was reinstated as the captain and their newly appointed assistant coach was sacked following the resignation of their board president! All this in a span of two days after the resignation of the newly appointed stand in captain....Younis Khan. Phew......

Maybe it's quite difficult to understand the complex politics of their board for an outsider like me. But, it is quite clear that the message they send to the rest of the world has always been that of utter chaos and disorder.

I hope that they will somehow find their strength and purpose as a team and deliver the results that their cricket fanatic countrymen would be expecting from them.

5 comments:

brute said...

we all the pakistan's nature irrespective of watever may b the field...cant help it bro!

brute said...

good post :)

Sri Harsha said...

Ok...i did not exactly get wht you were telling me in the first comment!

For the second comment.... thnk u!

:)

Srikar said...

Congrts buddy! good post

Sri Harsha said...

@ Srikar: Thnks dude.

:)