Afghanistan February 12, 2010

Hamid Hassan blog - We can do better tomorrow

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Hamid Hassan

Arriving at the ground this morning, I wasn’t expecting us to lose to the Netherlands, but we didn’t score enough runs and made too many mistakes in the field, dropping important catches and conceding far too many extras.

I don’t think it was the pressure of the game that got to us, since we have really improved those areas of our game recently. Mohammad Nabi bowled really well though and although I tried my best I couldn’t get an early wicket in my spell.

I hope that we can do much better tomorrow, as we know so much riding on the game. It is agonising to think that we are so close to going to the Caribbean but that we also may miss out on playing in another major event having failed to qualify for the 50-over World Cup last year. I can only imagine how busy the internet cafes will be back at home tomorrow with everybody following the live scores on the internet.

We are confident going into the match against the UAE as they are a team that we have beaten twice in the ACC Twenty20 Cup in November. We know what they are capable of and they have obviously been playing extremely well in the tournament so far, so we will treat them with a lot of respect. I certainly hope I’m not required to score 10 runs off the last two balls to win the game like I was last year – it would be much nicer for my nerves to have a comfortable victory!

We are all going to watch the Ireland-UAE match this afternoon and see if there is anything we can pick up ahead of our final Super Four game. Kabir Khan, our coach, used to be in charge of the UAE side, so I am sure he will be able to provide us with plenty of insights as well. We will then head back to the team hotel, get some dinner, and it will be another early night for me. I would like to thank all the Afghanistan supporters who turned up to watch the match today – the noise was incredible – and I hope they can all come again tomorrow. I would also like to thank everybody for their comments on yesterday’s blog. Lots of people seem to have been very interested in my love of the film Rocky!

Just like Rocky, we have all put up so many hours in training to help us achieve our dreams of playing in a major international event. In fact, running up and down the stairs in the Olympic Stadium in Kabul as part of our training camp in the build-up to this tournament reminded me of the film.

It would certainly make the pain of all those training days worthwhile if we can get back to our winning ways tomorrow by showing our champion qualities and achieve qualification for the World Twenty20.

Sahil Dutta is an assistant editor at ESPNcricinfo

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  • mohd a wasay on February 14, 2010, 17:43 GMT

    asak and congrats to all afghan players specially,and in genral to all cric lovers great effort and happy ending wish you all avery happy and good outing in carribian,

  • mohd a wasay on February 14, 2010, 11:10 GMT

    its nice to see this blog which gives in sight to cricket in afghanistan already iam in love with hamids choice of words the way he expresses his thoughts indicates thre is something nice in afghanistan beyond taliban and war lords iwish every succus to hamid and his team may they win this cup and t20worldcup also.may the stars of afghanistan shine in world cricket we would like to see afghanistan team in champions cup

  • Omid Sohail on February 13, 2010, 10:51 GMT

    Sallam to All players And wish you very scuccess. So on Still we are prouding our cricket team. truley they are kings of afghanistan. Anyways Cricket have loses and wins we have confidance on our team and we guess them to watch our country Afghsnistan national live on TV in 20-20 world cup. My Specail Sallam To Dawlat Ahamdzai Omid Afghan Student in abroad as well as Siri prot cricket club player Long life to All guys

  • baktash sidiqi on February 13, 2010, 9:44 GMT

    hi guys all the best iam too happy i hope that afghanistan over succese in this sport in its very proud of afghanistan and for the people of our country thanks

  • baktash sidiqi on February 13, 2010, 9:44 GMT

    hi guys all the best iam too happy i hope that afghanistan over succese in this sport in its very proud of afghanistan and for the people of our country thanks

  • Nightwatchman on February 13, 2010, 9:19 GMT

    Afghanistan has done really well so far, but now it is crunch-time. Hope the Dutch team will come through, although they are not at their best.

  • Yama on February 13, 2010, 8:41 GMT

    I havent slept all night thinking about this game, I just hope its a win today.

  • Saliman Rahmani on February 13, 2010, 8:35 GMT

    Think positive guys, I am sure you guys can do better Inshallah. Try to reduce extras, miss-catches and run outs. I sure you guys can beat UAE Inshallah. All the Best, Saliman

  • Soumya Kanti Bera on February 13, 2010, 7:22 GMT

    Hi Hamid! i am from India. I am really hoping that u guys qualify for the T20 WC. All the best-:)

  • nasirullah on February 13, 2010, 7:17 GMT

    Dear cricket lover's salam. First of all accept my salam then i can say that if Afghan coach replace Asghar in place of Shafiqullah it will be good decesion other Mirwais ashraf change in the batting order in second possition . i request to the Afghan coach these things send my this messege to the Afghan cricket board thanks Nasirullah safi from Kunar province

  • mohd a wasay on February 14, 2010, 17:43 GMT

    asak and congrats to all afghan players specially,and in genral to all cric lovers great effort and happy ending wish you all avery happy and good outing in carribian,

  • mohd a wasay on February 14, 2010, 11:10 GMT

    its nice to see this blog which gives in sight to cricket in afghanistan already iam in love with hamids choice of words the way he expresses his thoughts indicates thre is something nice in afghanistan beyond taliban and war lords iwish every succus to hamid and his team may they win this cup and t20worldcup also.may the stars of afghanistan shine in world cricket we would like to see afghanistan team in champions cup

  • Omid Sohail on February 13, 2010, 10:51 GMT

    Sallam to All players And wish you very scuccess. So on Still we are prouding our cricket team. truley they are kings of afghanistan. Anyways Cricket have loses and wins we have confidance on our team and we guess them to watch our country Afghsnistan national live on TV in 20-20 world cup. My Specail Sallam To Dawlat Ahamdzai Omid Afghan Student in abroad as well as Siri prot cricket club player Long life to All guys

  • baktash sidiqi on February 13, 2010, 9:44 GMT

    hi guys all the best iam too happy i hope that afghanistan over succese in this sport in its very proud of afghanistan and for the people of our country thanks

  • baktash sidiqi on February 13, 2010, 9:44 GMT

    hi guys all the best iam too happy i hope that afghanistan over succese in this sport in its very proud of afghanistan and for the people of our country thanks

  • Nightwatchman on February 13, 2010, 9:19 GMT

    Afghanistan has done really well so far, but now it is crunch-time. Hope the Dutch team will come through, although they are not at their best.

  • Yama on February 13, 2010, 8:41 GMT

    I havent slept all night thinking about this game, I just hope its a win today.

  • Saliman Rahmani on February 13, 2010, 8:35 GMT

    Think positive guys, I am sure you guys can do better Inshallah. Try to reduce extras, miss-catches and run outs. I sure you guys can beat UAE Inshallah. All the Best, Saliman

  • Soumya Kanti Bera on February 13, 2010, 7:22 GMT

    Hi Hamid! i am from India. I am really hoping that u guys qualify for the T20 WC. All the best-:)

  • nasirullah on February 13, 2010, 7:17 GMT

    Dear cricket lover's salam. First of all accept my salam then i can say that if Afghan coach replace Asghar in place of Shafiqullah it will be good decesion other Mirwais ashraf change in the batting order in second possition . i request to the Afghan coach these things send my this messege to the Afghan cricket board thanks Nasirullah safi from Kunar province

  • Azizurahman Niazai on February 13, 2010, 6:58 GMT

    Don't worry my Hero, we should understand that every match has two results, losing or winning, whenever we get excited by winning. so why we shouldn't accept the losing. you are responsible to do your best, not to make impossible, possible. every Afghan is backing you guys, even those women who are living in far villages and districts,found Radios and keep hearing your matches and praying for you. this is what they have, you may have heard that Green leaf is gift of Darwesh.

  • Haji Mohammad on February 13, 2010, 6:55 GMT

    I hope we beat UAE with big margin and get the confidence ahead of the big FINALE...we have a very good bowling line up that can defend a score of 140 against any side in the tournament. I would love if Afghanistan can make the same line up as against IRELAND....same line up can score more than 150 runs against UAE.....I WILL BE THERE IN THE STADIUM TO WATCH THE MATCH.....WE THANK GOD FOR THIS ALL....

  • scotsfan on February 13, 2010, 6:42 GMT

    Like a lot of so-called neutral observers, I am 100% behind you guys today. Play as you always seem to: with energy, with joy, and in he spirit of the game. Whatever happens on the scoreboard, you and the boys should be very proud of what you have achieved, and of the way you have turned so many cricket fans into devoted supporters of your team. One enormous effort today, let's have a big win.

  • Edress on February 13, 2010, 6:17 GMT

    Hi Hamid jan once again, we all apprecaite your endeavors, keep up the good work and we all pray for you guys to make it through, come on guys only one more victory and then to West Indies, come on guys we can do it.

    Thanks

  • Rameez on February 13, 2010, 6:16 GMT

    people tend to learn more by losing than by winning. Hamid bhai it was one bad day for afganistan. A day to forget.now the situation is clear, u need to won the match to board the plane for carrabian. actually i wanted to see both UAE n AFGHAN in world T20 but the situation has made it so that only one has to go. UAE has been playing great cricket in the tournament, beating them will be tough. u really need to do better this time around perticularly your batsmen.Hole nation is banking on u guys plus the muslims around the world.two matches to play today. i hope u will win both. inshaallah.

  • Shahed on February 13, 2010, 6:15 GMT

    Thank you very much

  • Mohib on February 13, 2010, 5:59 GMT

    Salam Dear Team,

    We lost one game, don't worry it happens in the game sometimes winning and sometime losing. I can say confidently that the Afghanistan team will show the better performance to win the final, it will find way to the olympic games in china. We all Afgnans wish to see/watch the Afghan national team on TV in near future. Allah bless you, Mohib from Jaa Afghanistan

  • saahil on February 13, 2010, 5:53 GMT

    Huh my god! first hello to hi, dear all i am so nervous, i was really shocked yesterday when we lost to netherland but still i proud of my heros each hamid, nabi, noor, shapoor and all, i love them from depth of my heart, they are the real heros of afghanistan story. you know yesterday we left from kabul to jalal abaad for picnic as i have been to kabul since two weeks from kandahar, we really didnt enjoy our picnic, i was checking scores in my mobile we were setting in daronta eating fishes but i didnt eat enough even we didnt enjoy, it was about to crach the car as i was so wory about our loss but still we have hope you mattal di wayi chi khaan ya pa yarano ya so we hope another victory. love you all heros my best wishes and prays for your win.

  • sayed abdul basit on February 13, 2010, 5:48 GMT

    salam hamid this is me basit i know you all how good you all play i have a message for my national team,running between the wickets is very very poor you guy need to sort out that probs,my prays are always with you guy inshallah we will win today if we win today inshallah we will make place to qualifiy for final because our points are good wish you good luck Afghanistan

  • Sayed Yaqoob Shah on February 13, 2010, 5:07 GMT

    Salam and reagards to all, hope our great cricket team ( heros)of afghanistan have the win over UAE

  • usman on February 12, 2010, 17:22 GMT

    It is really nice to see u guys performing well. But if we look at this tournament matches one worrying factor is low scores i.e between 130 and 140. Bowling has been exceptionally well, but you cannot always win matches on behalf of bowling. Top order need to click in the next match to ensure minimum 150 on the board, resulting an opportunity for the bowlers to exert extra pressure on the opponents by bowling with free minds. Anyways, every game is a new game and you guys has very important game tomorrow. Hope you guys will bring maximum out of their capabilities to win this match. Best of luck.

  • Omid on February 12, 2010, 17:13 GMT

    Salam to everyone all around they world i would say that this was a close much it doesn't matter sometimes big teams are losing we have work hard for our next matches and by the way it is sport anything can happen we have enjoy it and let it go win or lose.we are i mean all the afghans around the world are waiting for you guys to show a wounderful match tomorrow.

    thanks

  • Aravind on February 12, 2010, 17:13 GMT

    hi hamid, ur team has been do'n well...congrats. but winning 3 games on the trot doesn't mean that you are unbeatable. take it one game at a time as each match is a new day and a new match...u nid to giv ur 100% in every match. am sure ur team can achieve what u r pursuing. i wish to c ur team nd ireland in next world cup. way to go....focuzzzzz...nd u'l b der...al d bst guys

  • wali on February 12, 2010, 17:11 GMT

    ............ part of the last one................ and we will make a new history and this victory will bring more happiness and some happy conversation to discuss about for dear Afghan brothers and sisters , ALL READERS plz plz tell your mothers, grand mother and ya don't forget yours grand grand mothers to pray for dear NATIONAL TEAM .....BEST OF LUCK AFGHANISTAN """MOOZ BAY GATOO INSHALLAH"""

  • Ashwin on February 12, 2010, 17:09 GMT

    I must say that Afghanistan has to do better tomorrow. It is your last chance. Now that Ireland also has won its game it becomes very important for you to win. Afghanistan has been batting first in each of your games and ending up with similar scores in these matches. These scores are not very comfortable scores to defend in T20 format, but your team did well. Today you ended up with your lowest score in the tournament and it was not enough for you to defend. One more thing common in Afghanistan's batting in the tournament and a cause of worry is your team's running between the wickets. You have to be very careful in that. Your team was very close of making it to the world cup in 2011. This time you are even more close to making it to the T20 world cup. Do not miss this golden chance.

    All the best. See you in West Indies.

  • Mustafa Khwaja on February 12, 2010, 16:59 GMT

    Hamid Jan Salaam!

    Please calm your and the teams nerves for tomorrow's match because it is a decider match. We are pretty sure you guys have the talent to pull off any impossible. We are not sure Noor Ali was moved down the order as he has constantly performed well in the series up in the order. Also, I am sure you know this but wanted to mention that a score of 130 is not enough to defend against UAE. We are not saying that throw your bat at every ball but please let the team know that having wickets and playing smart is the key. The other day Michael Clarke of Australia made 30+ runs against Pakistan but had only one boundary but the strike rate was excellent, we are 101% sure you guys have the capability to even surpass that.

    Again Hamid BOLD Jan great bowling performance today from you and Mohamad Nabi, please keep that form for tomorrow's match.

    My best regards to you all.

  • wali on February 12, 2010, 16:59 GMT

    WALI FROM CANADA WITH EYES FULL TEARS WHILE WRITING I WAS WATCHING LIVE(SCORE)OF THIS AND ALL OTHER MATCHES in the mid night at 3 with love in my heard for dear nation and making VoIcEs AFGHANISTAN ZINDABAD, the whole Afghan nation is proud of OUR TIGERS,we first believe in ALLAH and then in our team fully loaded with experience players and INSHALLAH we will make it with the HELP OF ALLAH. We can learn from the mistakes that we made yesterday but we should not repeat those again and not even make a new, and plz bros take care with RUN OUTS which changed the whole game yesterday,I noticed that some of our direct throws on the wickets were just like AUS AND S AF BUT AFTER THIS VICTORY PEOPLE WILL B GIVING EXAMPLES OF OURS "see they are playing like AFGHANS" INSHALLAH and these the not only my words i am speaking the language of THE whole AFGHAN NATION and we will make it Inshallah, BY THE grace of ALLAH one thing more PLZ DONT PLAY IN PRESSURE SPECIALLY WHILE BATING OKAY BROTHERS .

  • Saleem Mushfiq on February 12, 2010, 16:58 GMT

    Hamid Jaan plz do your best, It's our final chance to beat UAE and Qualify for the West Indies...Every one prays and Insha Allah tomrrow our team will beat UAE...

  • Harris on February 12, 2010, 16:54 GMT

    Hamid, we wish you all the best and are confident that you will be successful.

  • Niazi on February 12, 2010, 16:49 GMT

    Dear Hamid! Win and Lose are part of the game, but the batting display today was disappointing.In opening batting there should have been Karim and Noor Ali. UAE has been strong team so far in the tournament,so our opening batsmen should fire to make the stage for middle orders,otherwise it will be difficult to defend a modest total. We have got enough Spinners in the team, so as it is observed that Samiullah Shinwari and Shafiqullah are not good enough for the shortest format of the game, It will be handy to replace them with Shabir Noori and Aftab Alam to strengthen the batting line up for the next game. Good luck for the next game against UAE.

  • usman on February 12, 2010, 16:49 GMT

    It is really nice to see u guys performing well. But if we look at this tournament matches one worrying factor is low scores i.e between 130 and 140. Bowling has been exceptionally well, but you cannot always win matches on behalf of bowling. Top order need to click in the next match to ensure minimum 150 on the board, resulting an opportunity for the bowlers to exert extra pressure on the opponents by bowling with free minds. Anyways, every game is a new game and you guys has very important game tomorrow. Hope you guys will bring maximum out of their capabilities to win this match. Best of luck.

  • Vimarsh on February 12, 2010, 16:38 GMT

    i hope you guys make it through.. You deserve to just because of the way you guys have performed over the last 2 years.. Its just one more last effort... hope you achieve that!!!

  • Bakhtiar Husain Khail on February 12, 2010, 16:15 GMT

    A very disappointed day by Afghanistan players they changed the batting order too much missed some catches and gave 18 extras i think they were under control by falling 3 wkt in 74 but the ballers gave more and more extras and the game gone from their hands hope to do well tomorrow i wish to see Afghanistan team in T20 Worldcup and thanks to cricinfo for ball by ball update and commentry

  • Hafiz rustam on February 12, 2010, 16:14 GMT

    Yeah as u mentioned that we r champion u r right, and dont lose youre confidence, let me tell u small thing about confidence, once in 2000 there was a football match between england and greece and the winner was going to qualify for final and at 93rd minute score was 2-1 and england had to goal to be in match so they gained free kick so David Bekham was not allowed to kick the free kick and was told him you have already missed 7 times the goal today, do you know what did he say? He said that i missed 7 but i cant miss 8 so he kicked and did the goal for england and they won this is called confidence so be confidence.

  • Hafiz rustam on February 12, 2010, 16:13 GMT

    Yeah as u mentioned that we r champion u r right, and dont lose youre confidence, let me tell u small thing about confidence, once in 2000 there was a football match between england and greece and the winner was going to qualify for final and at 93rd minute score was 2-1 and england had to goal to be in match so they gained free kick so David Bekham was not allowed to kick the free kick and was told him you have already missed 7 times the goal today, do you know what did he say? He said that i missed 7 but i cant miss 8 so he kicked and did the goal for england and they won this is called confidence so be confidence.

  • Niazi on February 12, 2010, 16:07 GMT

    Dear Hamid! Win and Lose are part of the game, but the batting display today was disappointing.In opening batting there should have been Karim and Noor Ali. UAE has been strong team so far in the tournament,so our opening batsmen should fire to make the stage for middle orders,otherwise it will be difficult to defend a modest total. We have got enough Spinners in the team, so as it is observed that Samiullah Shinwari and Shafiqullah are not good enough for the shortest format of the game, It will be handy to replace them with Shabir Noori and Aftab Alam to strengthen the batting line up for the next game. Good luck for the next game against UAE.

  • Mahboob Alam on February 12, 2010, 16:05 GMT

    you can do best tomorrow, not better, man! it will indeed be an interesting and thrilling match for the fans & your countrymen but it will be a crucial & tough match for you.. however, i hope you will play at the top of your mark.. & win the match.. we Pakistani fans wana see u in T20I Worldcup.. always hope for the best bro! & you will always win!.. best luck!

  • Fawad Saleh on February 12, 2010, 16:03 GMT

    Hi, I want to say that you guys did very well till now and one lose can't change your sucess and tomorrow you guys will win, best of luck.

  • nasir on February 12, 2010, 16:02 GMT

    good luck

  • Niazi on February 12, 2010, 15:59 GMT

    Dear Hamid! Win and Lose are part of the game, but the way team displayed batting today was disappointing.In opening batting there should have been Karim and Noor Ali. UAE has been strong team so far in the tournament,so our opening batsmen should fire to make the stage for middle orders,otherwise it will be difficult to defend a modest total. We have got enough Spinners in the team, so as it is observed that Samiullah Shinwari and Shafiqullah are not good enough for the shortest format of the game, It will be handy to replace them with Shabir Noori and Aftab Alam to strengthen the batting line up for the next game. Good luck for the next game against UAE.

  • Shoaib-Afghanistan on February 12, 2010, 15:52 GMT

    Go Afghanistan, go. You will win tomorrow and represent our country in West Indies.

  • HEWAD on February 12, 2010, 15:49 GMT

    SALAM MONZ TOL HILLAH LAROW CHI 20/20 WORLD CUP TAH KAMIAB SHEY. MANANAH STASO LAH SHAH LOBAH NAH,

    BYE

  • itold u so on February 12, 2010, 15:41 GMT

    hi, the batsman has to do better job, u cant just live in bowling well, the batsman should make partnership at early stage of the game, then some big hitters should come after. uae has good scoring rate, so tomorrow they are going to chase easy if not there is big score.

  • Ashwin on February 12, 2010, 15:36 GMT

    I must say that Afghanistan has to do better tomorrow. It is your last chance. Now that Ireland also has won its game it becomes very important for you to win. Afghanistan has been batting first in each of your games and ending up with similar scores in these matches. These scores are not very comfortable scores to defend in T20 format, but your team did well. Today you ended up with your lowest score in the tournament and it was not enough for you to defend. One more thing common in Afghanistan's batting in the tournament and a cause of worry is your team's running between the wickets. You have to be very careful in that. Your team was very close of making it to the world cup in 2011. This time you are even more close to making it to the T20 world cup. Do not miss this golden chance.

    All the best. See you in West Indies.

  • mustafa on February 12, 2010, 15:31 GMT

    salam alaikum right from the begining of the tournament till now our batting has been so poor, it wont be wrong to say we have been wining for the sake of the bowlers, i am sure we will insha allah do betther tommorow and win the game. best of luck mustafa,texas

  • Fawad on February 12, 2010, 15:27 GMT

    Tomorrow is the final hurrah! a virtual semi final. All the best, it would all boil down to who will keep the nerves. Batting would be key for both the sides.

  • hasib canada on February 12, 2010, 15:24 GMT

    best of luck Hamid jan.. afg vs neth was a close match.. just couple miss field and some extras.. over all was a good match.. but i am hoping that our team willgive a good total if we win the toss.. 150+ would be a great target.. but my prayers is with you guys.. lets do it guys one more time... AFG ZENDA BAAD--- go go hamid jan all th wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

  • Karim Khan on February 12, 2010, 15:11 GMT

    Why change the batting order, I tell you Nowroz can make some awful decision. Have noticed that before But I guess he is learning. But this wasn't called for..Good Luck for the next game

  • Jaseem Ameer on February 12, 2010, 15:02 GMT

    I've been following Afganistans rise in the international cricket arena, and with the kind of talent and skill these guys have, they deserve to be well known among the top cricketing nations. True that guys like Hassan and Nabi has played at MCC, Mumbai etc. About this tournaments performance so far, it has been an incredible effort from the team. The format was so designed that each match was so important. And with the kind of start afganistan got, i think it was a little too early for experiments. Noor Ali was laying the foundation for the innings each time and it didnt make sense pushing him down. Bringing Hasan to attack too late was also a little patience breaking, but when there is support from bowlers like Zardan,Ashraf and Shenwari, it is bearable.The later three have impressed with their economy rates also. Bottomline is Afghanistan could have implemented the same strategy as before and could have had two peaceful, joyous night had they left the experiments for last two days

  • Sajid on February 12, 2010, 14:56 GMT

    Hi, well good luck bro, you are the hero, i would just like to say that all selections are great, but if a player didn't do good in 3 games back to back mangal should change them for example we all have seen shafaq he didn't do any good not once.. instead also have seen Shabir which did broke Irelands neck in test matches and the next day of that match we all have seen him hitting huge why not a chance to him instead of shafaq?

  • Sabawoon on February 12, 2010, 14:54 GMT

    i love Afghanistan and i love its cricket team. since Afghanistan cricket team came to emerge i m watching cricinfo.com and following every match and every ball of the game always wish that Afghanistan win matches and at the end our ultimate dream to see Afghanistan cricket team on TV playing with a super cricket team here in Pakistan. thanks guys u may know our prays are with u people......

  • Sabawoon on February 12, 2010, 14:54 GMT

    i love Afghanistan and i love its cricket team. since Afghanistan cricket team came to emerge i m watching cricinfo.com and following every match and every ball of the game always wish that Afghanistan win matches and at the end our ultimate dream to see Afghanistan cricket team on TV playing with a super cricket team here in Pakistan. thanks guys u may know our prays are with u people......

  • Azeem on February 12, 2010, 14:53 GMT

    I proud my team they way they r playing specially you hamid hasan and Mohammad Nabi, but today i was very disappointed that why they have changed the batting order why they didn't open with Karim and Noor Ali, Why Mangal i trying these things in such important game have you ever seen any team in the world that they came anchanged and change all the batting order no one in the place, anyway i hope we will win tomarow we wall pray for all of you champions all the best

  • Haroon on February 12, 2010, 14:50 GMT

    InshAllah, may Almighty be with you people tomorrow :)

  • Zaki Rahmani on February 12, 2010, 14:49 GMT

    We all understand what went wrong today. We are a large community on Facebook "Afghanistan Cricket Board" discussing each and every moment at the game and the weak points of today's game was clearly visible. The dramatic change in the batting lineup, run-outs, mis-fielding and conceding many extras were the causes of an easy victory for Netherland.

    We all pray for you and we are sure you will do best in tomorrow's match against UAE Inshallah.

  • Shafiqullah on February 12, 2010, 14:47 GMT

    I can't stop crying imaging the moment we qualify.. Ya Allah I just came from Friday pray and I ask you plz give us afghan this chance to show the world we are really talented only if we get the chance.. Aamin!

  • iqrar khan on February 12, 2010, 14:46 GMT

    hope you guys comeback stronge in tomarrow matche we need to win this matche,,,,worked hard and make us happy with wining ,,,,,we have only one dream that our team Qaulify for t20 world cup ,good luck

  • rafiullah ahmadi on February 12, 2010, 14:26 GMT

    salam hamid inshullah we will be win tomrw match inshullah but our bating is not doing well i dont konw inshullah tomrw we will be start good inshullah salam

  • Ibrahim Rahmani on February 12, 2010, 14:17 GMT

    Hamid, thanks for your words. Everyone is watching what went wrong today, despite your spiritual performance in the group stages, this match has been full of mistakes both in the batting and fielding regions.

    We love you and we trust you will adjust all those gaps which gave an easy victory to Netherlands.

    We all are watching it closely, the Afghanistan Cricket Board on Facebook is one of the most active community in watching Afghanistan Cricket Team.

    We all pray for you, I offered Salahe-Tahajud last night and I will tonight Inshallah. I prayed for the team in Salahe-Juma. We all pray for you and want to see you on the BIG SCREENS SOOON Inshallah.

    Keep it up. GOOD LUCK ! May Allah be with you

  • khoshal on February 12, 2010, 14:07 GMT

    Beconfident Allah will help us. Our batsmen should try not to lose many wickets in the first 10 overs and try to get some 70 runs, and after that can they begin the fireworks. that will help to manage a good total i remember from the last T20 world cup, all those teams that begin the fireworks very early were not very sucessful and the batsmen should only punish the lose and bad balls and our bowling line up is great, may be Nabi should start to bowl earlier thanks love to my cricket team

  • jalaluddin muhammad on February 12, 2010, 13:57 GMT

    i was really dissapointed today after the loos to netherlands, but as i said yesterday winning and loosing is a part of the game:( but hope you guys will be on winning side tomorrow against UAE Inshallah. the onething i dont understand is why you guys are playing with your batting order? i think karim and noor ali should open the innings followed by shezad, nowroz mangal, raees ahmedzae and nabi in slog overs. anyways wish you all the best and hope to see you guys qualify for T20.

  • Doudzay on February 12, 2010, 13:53 GMT

    Salaam Dear Hamid, Today we lost such important game, our batsman couldn't go very well, but still you guys tried your best and nearly missed win, dueto msfielding and extras, hope tommorrow you guys do best to avoid todays mistakes, any way we proud of you guys best of luck for tommorow game

  • Aryan Tajik on February 12, 2010, 13:46 GMT

    No pain no gain.Logically speaking losing and winning are always intertwined. However we are not disappointed the way the team bowled today,but the Dutch side is a very experienced side with loads of experience in the internatinal arena we should have a lot of respect for them. Let's learn from the past and focus on the future. Tomorrow's game is just like semi-final and inshallah we all pray to Allah to give you the success. UAE has twice tasted defeat in the hands of Afghans and hopefully as Hamid indicated Kabir Khan will point out the weak points of the opposition as their former coach.It wasn't a good idea at all to open with Nowroz, I think the regular order should be followed. Hamid you should have bowled earlier because that way your pace would slow down the flow of runs and run rate would rise and the Dutch batsmen would worry and that way more wickets could have fallen. Please make us proud by beating UAE tomorrow comprehensivly so that you qualify to the final and WCT20-2010

  • ezatullah Mangal on February 12, 2010, 13:39 GMT

    I really like my country our team. i am so upset for the match that we lost aginst netherland, but i request all of you that win and loose is part of the game you guies are playing a breliant tournament untill now. I can not believe that an afghanistan cricket team is playing international matches it is such like a dream. I know Dawlat Ahmadzai anf Shapoor Zadran i have played with them in peshawer. shapoor was a very dengerous batsman. please tell me if afghanistan win the match from dubi can they qualify to the final?

  • Ahmad Hijrat Asim on February 12, 2010, 13:39 GMT

    Hi man, I pray that we can win UAE in good position , But I want to say that why Nawroz Mangal change line up to pormot himself as an opener? Noor Ali is fine batsman and he is fit and can open the bat and i want ask either that why nawroz mangal pormot Mohammad Nabi? he is also fite and set at number 6 and 7, and also that score was not enough for us then why nawroz mangal not to ask from you to bowl early? he must used you to bowl at 7 and 8 over, and we all pray that you guys win against UAE, and i also see the asghar estanikzai in UAE game , l love to see below line up : 1- Noor Ali 2- Mohammad Shahzad (wk) 3- Karim Sadiq 4- Nawroz Mangal (Capt) 5- Asghar Estanikzai 6- Mohammad Nabi 7- Mirwais Ashraf 8- Raes Ahmadzai 9- Samiullah Shinwari 10- Hamid Hassan 11- Best Bowler Shapoor Zadran . As Afghan and a cricket player i want to tell you guys take seriosly because we all want to see our own team in ICC world 20 , and inshallah we will win 2marrow.

  • Farhan Hussain on February 12, 2010, 13:28 GMT

    Dont worry Hamid .. We are praying for you guys ... InshaAllah you guys will win .. Good Luck .. !!

  • Sameer Abdani on February 12, 2010, 13:26 GMT

    Afghanistan can do better, this one is the last opportunity to prove their ability that this country is not known only for the terrurisam even they can known as the sportsmen country

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  • Sameer Abdani on February 12, 2010, 13:26 GMT

    Afghanistan can do better, this one is the last opportunity to prove their ability that this country is not known only for the terrurisam even they can known as the sportsmen country

  • Farhan Hussain on February 12, 2010, 13:28 GMT

    Dont worry Hamid .. We are praying for you guys ... InshaAllah you guys will win .. Good Luck .. !!

  • Ahmad Hijrat Asim on February 12, 2010, 13:39 GMT

    Hi man, I pray that we can win UAE in good position , But I want to say that why Nawroz Mangal change line up to pormot himself as an opener? Noor Ali is fine batsman and he is fit and can open the bat and i want ask either that why nawroz mangal pormot Mohammad Nabi? he is also fite and set at number 6 and 7, and also that score was not enough for us then why nawroz mangal not to ask from you to bowl early? he must used you to bowl at 7 and 8 over, and we all pray that you guys win against UAE, and i also see the asghar estanikzai in UAE game , l love to see below line up : 1- Noor Ali 2- Mohammad Shahzad (wk) 3- Karim Sadiq 4- Nawroz Mangal (Capt) 5- Asghar Estanikzai 6- Mohammad Nabi 7- Mirwais Ashraf 8- Raes Ahmadzai 9- Samiullah Shinwari 10- Hamid Hassan 11- Best Bowler Shapoor Zadran . As Afghan and a cricket player i want to tell you guys take seriosly because we all want to see our own team in ICC world 20 , and inshallah we will win 2marrow.

  • ezatullah Mangal on February 12, 2010, 13:39 GMT

    I really like my country our team. i am so upset for the match that we lost aginst netherland, but i request all of you that win and loose is part of the game you guies are playing a breliant tournament untill now. I can not believe that an afghanistan cricket team is playing international matches it is such like a dream. I know Dawlat Ahmadzai anf Shapoor Zadran i have played with them in peshawer. shapoor was a very dengerous batsman. please tell me if afghanistan win the match from dubi can they qualify to the final?

  • Aryan Tajik on February 12, 2010, 13:46 GMT

    No pain no gain.Logically speaking losing and winning are always intertwined. However we are not disappointed the way the team bowled today,but the Dutch side is a very experienced side with loads of experience in the internatinal arena we should have a lot of respect for them. Let's learn from the past and focus on the future. Tomorrow's game is just like semi-final and inshallah we all pray to Allah to give you the success. UAE has twice tasted defeat in the hands of Afghans and hopefully as Hamid indicated Kabir Khan will point out the weak points of the opposition as their former coach.It wasn't a good idea at all to open with Nowroz, I think the regular order should be followed. Hamid you should have bowled earlier because that way your pace would slow down the flow of runs and run rate would rise and the Dutch batsmen would worry and that way more wickets could have fallen. Please make us proud by beating UAE tomorrow comprehensivly so that you qualify to the final and WCT20-2010

  • Doudzay on February 12, 2010, 13:53 GMT

    Salaam Dear Hamid, Today we lost such important game, our batsman couldn't go very well, but still you guys tried your best and nearly missed win, dueto msfielding and extras, hope tommorrow you guys do best to avoid todays mistakes, any way we proud of you guys best of luck for tommorow game

  • jalaluddin muhammad on February 12, 2010, 13:57 GMT

    i was really dissapointed today after the loos to netherlands, but as i said yesterday winning and loosing is a part of the game:( but hope you guys will be on winning side tomorrow against UAE Inshallah. the onething i dont understand is why you guys are playing with your batting order? i think karim and noor ali should open the innings followed by shezad, nowroz mangal, raees ahmedzae and nabi in slog overs. anyways wish you all the best and hope to see you guys qualify for T20.

  • khoshal on February 12, 2010, 14:07 GMT

    Beconfident Allah will help us. Our batsmen should try not to lose many wickets in the first 10 overs and try to get some 70 runs, and after that can they begin the fireworks. that will help to manage a good total i remember from the last T20 world cup, all those teams that begin the fireworks very early were not very sucessful and the batsmen should only punish the lose and bad balls and our bowling line up is great, may be Nabi should start to bowl earlier thanks love to my cricket team

  • Ibrahim Rahmani on February 12, 2010, 14:17 GMT

    Hamid, thanks for your words. Everyone is watching what went wrong today, despite your spiritual performance in the group stages, this match has been full of mistakes both in the batting and fielding regions.

    We love you and we trust you will adjust all those gaps which gave an easy victory to Netherlands.

    We all are watching it closely, the Afghanistan Cricket Board on Facebook is one of the most active community in watching Afghanistan Cricket Team.

    We all pray for you, I offered Salahe-Tahajud last night and I will tonight Inshallah. I prayed for the team in Salahe-Juma. We all pray for you and want to see you on the BIG SCREENS SOOON Inshallah.

    Keep it up. GOOD LUCK ! May Allah be with you

  • rafiullah ahmadi on February 12, 2010, 14:26 GMT

    salam hamid inshullah we will be win tomrw match inshullah but our bating is not doing well i dont konw inshullah tomrw we will be start good inshullah salam