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Blessing in disguise!

Yeah! we can say that missing the IPL3 was a blessing in disguise because like what I've seen in IPL3 (don't think others will agree with me, but still کہنے میں کیا حرج ہے), players are fatigued and looking tired in the humid conditions of India playing "tough and competitive cricket", and staging this tournament just ahead of the 2010 edition of World T20 tournament making me feel that the purpose of this tournament was to improve ratings (which they weren't able to) and so called assumption to make the players ready for the tournament in the Caribbean- what can I say about it, its just that you have to play a whole series in Karachi but you are practicing in Lahore or even at Multan.

On the other hand, current T20 champions, who were left for IPL 3rd edition, are practicing in Lahore's Gaddafi Stadium, to cope with the heat and humidity of Caribbean, as compared to Karachi Lahore these days been more hotter in terms of figures, and secondly practicing in a hot and humid condition is another thing and playing in such conditions with fatiguing you players and using them like Jack-Ass' is another thing, which will certainly make them ready but tired too for the mega even in Caribbean.

To be realistic, I don't expect the same result the team had last year because of the controversies Pakistan Cricket and Cricketers have been, Shoaib Malik Sania Mirza marriage saga, Muhammad Asif Veena Malik money case, life ban-fines on some of the top cricketers of the country after a disastrous tour of down-under, voiding any check on the management during the tour, so realistically speaking, if even Pakistan qualifies for the semis, it'll be a huge achievement and we should appreciate that performance as well.

But being a Pakistani, I also want my team to have results with high colours, specially when they're not fatigued (I am repeating this term again and again as I feel IPL is nothing but to fatigue them for the year in just a month's time) and so there are better chances of Pakistan than other teams, foreign media has already started predicting Pakistan the favourites which will add more pressure on them, and like I mentioned in one of my previous blogs, I remember just before the Pakistan Australia ODI series start, its the technique of them to pressurize the foreign teams visiting them.

Lets hope اونٹ کس کروٹ بیٹھتا ہے

Peace!

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