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.