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A happening day in Pakistan cricket

Today was indeed a cashing day for Cricketing Media Personnel as Pakistan, once again was put into the headline news, thanks to the dismal performance. The first one was the white-wash of Australia on Pakistan, the second in the history of Pakistan Cricket, after 1988 in Imran Khan's captaincy. 

The second one was resignation of chief selector Mr. Iqbal Qasim who didn't compromised on his dignity and after today's white-wash, he resigned, I second him because literally some "senior players" tried showing their powers on him by pressurizing him to send their favourite players to New Zealand and than in Australia the skippers comments about the Selection committee that he wanted a particular player but the selection committee didn't listened! Hats off to you Mr. Qasim, although you had a short tenure but unlike some of the other officials, you took the responsibility on your shoulders by resigning and not glued to the selection committee seat.

The third one was rather more similar and close to Pakistan cricket, that is ball tempering, which in the past it were accused and similarly tonight, Afridi was caught on the cameras scrubbing the ball, and he was penalized for 2 T20 matches, which means the T20 match on February 5, 2010 and later in Abu Dhabi against the English, but the captaincy changed had shown some difference in the field. At one stage Pakistan were 0 for 2 wickets and 17 for 3 and after that they managed to touch the 200 mark. Plus later, they were able to take 8 Aussie wickets, even though they were chasing a small target. Thats what an aggressive captain can do! but for now on for these coming T20 matches, I think Shoaib Malik or Kamran Akmal would be assigned as the T20 Captain for temporary basis as MoYo is not in T20 format, Younus Khan is retired from T20. Lets hope for the best.

The fourth one was rather violent and amusing both. Just when the Aussies won the match, an expectator rushed into the ground and tackled Khalid Latif violently after breaching the security cordon. Although Khalid Latif wasn't that much hurt but action is likely to be taken against the spectator and Pakistan's management will also look at the incident in further detail. Lets hope so. The later half of 2009 and start of 2010 wasn't a good one for Pakistan.

Peace!

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