A new era of cricket is dawning.
Australia are wobbling and India seem to be the pretender to the throne.
England and South Africa are resurgent.
Sri Lanka is hitting above its weight consistently.
The Kiwis are rebuilding.
In between all this, Pakistan and WI have been in the doldrums. Pakistan don’t play cricket anymore. The team attends training camps ahead of test series and then finds out that the touring team wont show up because of a couple of bombs.
WI, also known as the International Shiv Chanderpaul Team, have been smoking weed and getting tans on the beach for too long.
How can this be. Both teams are packed with explosive players who can turn matches and heads with the bat and ball.
These are the countries that gave us Viv, Imran, Mushy, Ambrose.
I’m sick of seeing Pakistan promise so much and deliver so little.
I’m sick of seeing Gayle chew gum when the team is crumbling to pieces.
The cricket worlds needs these two power houses to step and play to their potential.
I want to see Shoaib and Taylor charge in with anger and send wickets cart wheeling to the boundary.
I want to see ‘Air Plane’ celebrations from Akthar.
I want to see Gayle pumping his fists after a 50.
I want to see chest thumping , ‘who da man’ antics from the WI quicks.
I wanna see some sledging, some ball tampering. Hell I don’t even mind a elbow or two thrown in their for good measure.
I wanna see Malik take responsibility and lead from the front and not be a pussy on the field.
Play some good cricket. Play it hard. Play it with passion.
Jeez man I’m too sick of those two teams. When yo think about the great Windies teams of 70s and 80s and soem of the great Paki teams, it is really a sad thing even to look at them now.
First Lara and now Shiv is suffering from a lack of a good team… had they been in a team Like Aussies, SL or India what would they have not done?
Last night’s match was pretty good. Kamran Akmal hits a long way for a little guy. And I love watching Sohail Tanveer bowl. Always entertaining and at the batsman. I think the WI-PAK series will turn out to be a beauty.
It was a beauty Nesta!
Damith I wonder why u said this is the end of ODI cricket on JRod’s blog?
It was great advertisement for ODI cricket last night.
Sach> they delivered last night!
nesta> from what happened yday it looks good.
i thought the paks looked a tab rusty at the start when they batted but they played well as a team with everyone contributing.
cant wait for the next game!
Q> I take it you dint catch the sarcasm in my comment 🙂
I suspect Jrod was doing the same when he said
“I guess ‘they’ are right, one day cricket is dead. ”
I could be wrong. Cuz who knows what Jrod is thinking LOL
Amen to that too… And for the next US elections, you should stand for presidency.
WI had the same effect of the Aussies for a long time so this time around, let’s cheers for the pakis.
Scorpi> Yes I will bring change! Yes I can !