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Unnecessary religious influence in the Pakistani cricket team

Actually the reason I am blogging today is rather religious compared to sporty one. Its about the religious influence on our cricketers more than it required.

From my cricketing knowledge, it all started during the span after 1999, when there were some changes occurred in cricket structure in Pakistan, i.e. application of ad-hoc and etc, similarly during those times, the seed of religious norms were also ploughed during this time period. I am not saying that they shouldn't be religious but there's a thin line between them, we should try our hundred percent and then left the rest to Allah, but here we're entering the ground, like we say in Urdu, اللہ توکل means having blind faith in Allah without doing nothing, i.e. Allah will do it for sure, this thing we usually call in اللہ توکل manner, and because of this thinking in our players from that time, we've been downgraded just because we're اللہ توکل all the time, that Allah is our side and he'll help us without moving a feet.

Even Allah has not told us Muslims to be so lazy like they're showing, being religious isn't that bad, but showing such lazy attitude in the field is. Everyone in the world have faith on their Gods, but first they work hard and after that they left the rest on their belief. But here from the ball one we're showing and conveying such messages to our counterparts that we're just on the belief of the one whose watching us, even after the post-match presentation, our skippers usually blame their lucks that luck wasn't their side, and that, that one player wasn't available that's why we faultered, I just wanna say good things to those, that we should take lessons from the Aussies whom 2nd grade team beat us in our home-series in the UAE, just because they had belief on their God and on their own selves, but here we only have belief in Allah and claim that Allah will make them play the shots.

Now something about تبلیغ means preaching, our players have given primary importance to preaching and than to cricket. Whenever possible they try to preach and like we say in Urdu دکان چمکانا means whenever they get chance, they start to preach without knowing that the person in front of them wants to change his/her religion or not, emotional brats. The common and recent examples were, Bob Woolmer and recently during the Pakistan New Zealand test series in New Zealand, MoYo (Mohammad Yousuf formerly Yousuf Youhana) tried the same, i.e. Preaching with Danial Vettori but it went vein, such things should be stopped as its hurting and have hurt alot of Pakistani cricket image and whenever possible the neighboring country's powerful media exploits it easily.

First we should clear own collars than try doing these things and leave these things to those who're capable of doing these sorta things!


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