Twenty20 World Cup 2010 May 8, 2010

Weak Pakistan face exit

 
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Salman Butt's development as a Twenty20 player is a gain for Pakistan © AFP
 

It was a thrilling end. A game that Pakistan had won in the field was lost with the bat. Despite the defeat, Salman Butt has become an unlikely hero in T20. Nobody doubted his credentials in Test matches or 50-overs cricket, but it was hard to consider him an influential player in this format.

Other than Butt's development, Pakistan have gained little from this tournament. Today's performance was gutsy in the field and gave false hope of a revival. Shahid Afridi was a leader transformed and his bowlers responded. Yet the run chase that should have been a stroll was turned into an uncertain dash by an experienced batting line up. New Zealand put in a spirited bowling performance but the match was lost in the heads of Pakistan's batsmen.

Pakistan can still scrape through if other results go their way but it seems highly improbable. Twenty20 is always something of a lottery but Pakistan's batsmen, in particular, have struggled consistently against the better teams.

Ultimately, though, the cricket board has left this squad short of a power hitter at the top of the order, an experienced middle order batsman, and an adequate replacement for Umar Gul. Afridi and Waqar Younis have been working with a weak hand dealt them by their own cricket board. It is too early to judge this leadership combination but we have had plenty of time to judge the clowns who rule over them.

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  • Ali Hassan Chattha on May 22, 2010, 16:57 GMT

    umar akmal and kamran akmal is very good player.but misbah ul haq is not good player in feature.plz change this.

  • faria on May 11, 2010, 13:44 GMT

    the problem doesnt start from the team, it starts from ijaz butt. the WHOLE structure is divided. what bigger example than a coach (who is supposed to side with his team), who called the team "mentally retarded" and goes on national media with accusations, all the way down to the fact that they dont know how to use a toilet? that is the problem. they CAN play, but all everyone wants to do is cut one another's throats. the whole team ganging up to make younis khan or prove that mohammad yousuf is a lousy captain. THAT is what is killing the pak team. too much petty politics.

  • H Khan on May 11, 2010, 6:05 GMT

    To bring Rehman & Latif is good change, do the same for Hammad to replace Misbah (he is out of form).

  • Haseeb on May 11, 2010, 5:32 GMT

    First of all thanks & praises to the almighty that pakistan made it somehow. Though there are few lessons to be learnt from the SA vs PAK game.

    1. Hafeez is there in the team for nothing, he lacks technique as a bowler & batsman. It would be great if afridi picks hammad azam for hafeez. Which i think will bring some balance to the batting and will give more cushion to the bowling.

    2. Misbah - who can forget him, silent killer who is no greater than his counterpart hafeez. Misbah jst doesn't deserve a place in this team. Its as simple as his batting in this t20 touranment. A replacement has to be made else i strongly believe its gonna pay off very costly.

    3. Apart from that i dont understand why afridi himself or razzaq is not sent up the order. These two are almost made of the same metal, they need to get a eye in and later part of the innings once they cement at the grease could be dangerous & devastating.

    Last but not least "Aamir" needs support in bowling from other end.

  • Shabut on May 11, 2010, 5:20 GMT

    People have been extremely critical of Paksitan team's performance including the so called cricket experts. My question is which team other than Australia and England has performed better than Pak so far. The answer is resounding none. Some would argue now that Paksitan got lucky to proceed into the semi finals. Well that's not true they really palyed well against NZ and then against South Africa. If NZ and Sourth Africa were any better then they would have proceeded but that was not the case. Pakistan has played well again when it mattered the most and that's what counts.

  • mislam on May 11, 2010, 5:16 GMT

    PAK players got into the semi beating strong SA. How retarded SA players were in the first 10 overs? Just like the retarded Pak fielders.

    Pak have a chance if the retarded selectors for the next game drop Mesbah and Khalid and bring back Fuad who can bat. people are talking about Hamad, why not to try him? He will do no worse than 0-7 runs scored by Misbah and Kalid. Pakistan need a dependable batsman.There is no one.

    Be ready to get another spank from Australia, if there will be another game. They will be the T20 Champion with so many quality bowlers and batsmen.

    Pakistan Culprit Board (PCB) does not deserve a championship.

  • desihungama on May 10, 2010, 23:58 GMT

    Posted by: Arshad Hussain at May 9, 2010 10:11 AM

    This is what I like about Pakistanis. :) Still they feel that they will play semi-final...

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    XoXoXo

  • umair on May 10, 2010, 22:16 GMT

    Thanks God!! that Salman butt didn't score runs in this match, otherwise we would have surely lost this match also against South Africa. And Pakistan has hit a lottery to get into the semifinals, they really dont deserve it though,they get to the semi finals just because of the prayers of the people, they didn't do anything themselves to warrant their place in the semis.

  • Jawed Saleem on May 10, 2010, 21:48 GMT

    Gung-Ho trail !.

    “PLEASANT SURPRISE” - Pakistan enter semis (on crutches)!

    What next ?  ( For men-from-down-under to ponder ).

    Pakistan fans expect the team to Gung-Ho again !.

    Jawed, Karachi

  • Kashif Khan on May 10, 2010, 21:01 GMT

    The WEAK Pakistan team has reached in semi-final on its traditional way. . . :-)

    Now the team Pakistan will behave different in remaining two matches of the event.

  • Ali Hassan Chattha on May 22, 2010, 16:57 GMT

    umar akmal and kamran akmal is very good player.but misbah ul haq is not good player in feature.plz change this.

  • faria on May 11, 2010, 13:44 GMT

    the problem doesnt start from the team, it starts from ijaz butt. the WHOLE structure is divided. what bigger example than a coach (who is supposed to side with his team), who called the team "mentally retarded" and goes on national media with accusations, all the way down to the fact that they dont know how to use a toilet? that is the problem. they CAN play, but all everyone wants to do is cut one another's throats. the whole team ganging up to make younis khan or prove that mohammad yousuf is a lousy captain. THAT is what is killing the pak team. too much petty politics.

  • H Khan on May 11, 2010, 6:05 GMT

    To bring Rehman & Latif is good change, do the same for Hammad to replace Misbah (he is out of form).

  • Haseeb on May 11, 2010, 5:32 GMT

    First of all thanks & praises to the almighty that pakistan made it somehow. Though there are few lessons to be learnt from the SA vs PAK game.

    1. Hafeez is there in the team for nothing, he lacks technique as a bowler & batsman. It would be great if afridi picks hammad azam for hafeez. Which i think will bring some balance to the batting and will give more cushion to the bowling.

    2. Misbah - who can forget him, silent killer who is no greater than his counterpart hafeez. Misbah jst doesn't deserve a place in this team. Its as simple as his batting in this t20 touranment. A replacement has to be made else i strongly believe its gonna pay off very costly.

    3. Apart from that i dont understand why afridi himself or razzaq is not sent up the order. These two are almost made of the same metal, they need to get a eye in and later part of the innings once they cement at the grease could be dangerous & devastating.

    Last but not least "Aamir" needs support in bowling from other end.

  • Shabut on May 11, 2010, 5:20 GMT

    People have been extremely critical of Paksitan team's performance including the so called cricket experts. My question is which team other than Australia and England has performed better than Pak so far. The answer is resounding none. Some would argue now that Paksitan got lucky to proceed into the semi finals. Well that's not true they really palyed well against NZ and then against South Africa. If NZ and Sourth Africa were any better then they would have proceeded but that was not the case. Pakistan has played well again when it mattered the most and that's what counts.

  • mislam on May 11, 2010, 5:16 GMT

    PAK players got into the semi beating strong SA. How retarded SA players were in the first 10 overs? Just like the retarded Pak fielders.

    Pak have a chance if the retarded selectors for the next game drop Mesbah and Khalid and bring back Fuad who can bat. people are talking about Hamad, why not to try him? He will do no worse than 0-7 runs scored by Misbah and Kalid. Pakistan need a dependable batsman.There is no one.

    Be ready to get another spank from Australia, if there will be another game. They will be the T20 Champion with so many quality bowlers and batsmen.

    Pakistan Culprit Board (PCB) does not deserve a championship.

  • desihungama on May 10, 2010, 23:58 GMT

    Posted by: Arshad Hussain at May 9, 2010 10:11 AM

    This is what I like about Pakistanis. :) Still they feel that they will play semi-final...

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    XoXoXo

  • umair on May 10, 2010, 22:16 GMT

    Thanks God!! that Salman butt didn't score runs in this match, otherwise we would have surely lost this match also against South Africa. And Pakistan has hit a lottery to get into the semifinals, they really dont deserve it though,they get to the semi finals just because of the prayers of the people, they didn't do anything themselves to warrant their place in the semis.

  • Jawed Saleem on May 10, 2010, 21:48 GMT

    Gung-Ho trail !.

    “PLEASANT SURPRISE” - Pakistan enter semis (on crutches)!

    What next ?  ( For men-from-down-under to ponder ).

    Pakistan fans expect the team to Gung-Ho again !.

    Jawed, Karachi

  • Kashif Khan on May 10, 2010, 21:01 GMT

    The WEAK Pakistan team has reached in semi-final on its traditional way. . . :-)

    Now the team Pakistan will behave different in remaining two matches of the event.

  • FARID MALIK on May 10, 2010, 20:59 GMT

    PAKISTAN IS IN!!!!!!!!!

  • Salman on May 10, 2010, 18:58 GMT

    The cornered tigers roar one again

  • Shahid on May 10, 2010, 17:00 GMT

    Pakistan team has so many non-starter batsmen, Misbah, Hafeez, Khaled Latif have no role to play. Misbah is a very big irritent, and just listening the name Khaled Latif makes me think "gone for non". Fawad Alam is a much better batsmen then all 3 of these liabilities.

  • HUZAIFA` on May 10, 2010, 16:08 GMT

    OK u know Wat... ive been against BUTT all my life... but he really was the one who kept our hopes up!!! wat if he tried harder for runs in middle overs ND gotten out... many people said he shudnt have taken that single which he took...i disagree, coz then they wud have required 3 off last ball... ND with soooooooooooo much pressure, no support from other end... how in hell can u expect him to hit a boundary off the last ball??? u guys jus know to criticise... many of u don't even know anythng abt cricket... the other day i heard a guy on TV sayin they shud remove intekhab alam from coachin, nd everyone around him clapped inspiringly...even the guy who took interview didnt know who our coach is... THAT SHOWS HOW IGNORANT U PEOPLE ARE... I PITY YOU GUYS... HOW IN WORLD CAN U EXPECT SOME1 TO COME ND SAVE PAKISTAN WEN U UR SELF CANT DO ANYTHING GOOD FOR UR COUNTRY... SHAME ON U ALL...

  • Arif Khan on May 10, 2010, 15:14 GMT

    There are countless things wrong with Pakistan and its cricket. What and how much can you say? Apart from the shear dumbness and incompetence at the PCB, Shahid Afridi's captaincy has left a lot to be desired. He has not used his available resources with any kind of intelligence at all. Poor fielding, rigid pre match bowling plans adhered to blindly but the worse of all has been his batting order. He continues to under utilize U Akmal and Abdul Razzaq. He keeps bringing himself up, losing his wicket cheaply putting the already fragile batting line up under more pressure. U Akmal needs to come at # 3 and then Razzaq needs to come ahead of Afridi. Strength of Pakistan has been its fast bowling. Replacing U Gul with another spinner in addition to 4 spinners was a stroke of genius. I think PCB should do away with all the fast bowlers in the Pak team, go with all spin attack and make name in history and record books. This spineless, tame and timid approach is Pakistani official trademark.

  • easwar belavadi on May 10, 2010, 12:52 GMT

    Pakistan needs a coach like good old Miandad. People like Waqar Younis, Afridi cannot win matches with butter fingered players & care a damn when batting. Remember Imran, Miandad & others. Yougsters presume that smashing a ball is T20 game.

  • Last_knight on May 10, 2010, 12:30 GMT

    When the playing-11 were announced , The Team selection didnt make a sense at all.Pak had lost the previous match because of Batting failure ( Fielding as usuaul though but you dont count that for Pakistan ).I think most of us were expecting a batsman-replaced-by-a-batsman. And the Think-Tank plant in a bowler at cost of a batsman.I Didnt quite get the logics of Think-Tanks.

  • Muhammad Tariq Ahmed Khan on May 10, 2010, 11:57 GMT

    I dont think so that Salman butt is quaity player for T20 format ulthough he made some score. but the T20 format must need a player like raina. They should be strong hitter as well as good singlere. where as salman butt can not even cross the boundary for a six. Shahid afridi is a good captain but still lack of making good decisions. He is making faulty decision due to which pakistan has to suffer . Just see why he has bowled 4 hours and not let amir to bowl 4 overs. The second is why he has send umar ukmal on 4 th number where as he can best suited in no 6 or 7 .

  • Farhan on May 10, 2010, 10:24 GMT

    Other than the usual suspects (read Ijaz Butt), I must say that whats happening now is similar to 2003 World Cup. Although Waqar Younis is one of my favourite bowlers, he was a very unimaginative captain and I think his effect is now seeping into Afridi's captaincy. They need someone with a decent head in the management/coaching staff, currently the make-up of PCB and our dugout is just a bunch of jokers.

  • Abdul on May 10, 2010, 10:13 GMT

    Make him now captain after performing two good innings in 20/20, then kamran, umar akmal , Muhammad Aamir.my memory is not good wondering is there anyone left in the team to test as captain.Shame pcb.Dont know whats advantage or previliges to be captain, Younis khan should be make captain asap,

  • Saleh on May 10, 2010, 10:07 GMT

    The odds of getting 2 or more of the last ball by well set top order batsman are far higher than a number 7 or 8 getting 1 of the last ball of the match. Pak batsment need to use upper chamber once in a while!

  • Mohammad Imran Ali on May 10, 2010, 10:02 GMT

    Salman butt was never favorite in last 2 T20 addition,his in out from the team has shettered his confidence. although he has played an inning which does not suits to T20, but on the other hand it was usefull to Pakistan as Pakistan get closer to the target after loosing so many wickets early in the match. but i think if one person takes the responsbility that i am there to finish it then he should be very positive and brave heart. in my point of view 2nd last ball single was totally a foolish move, as he should be having confidence that i am senior player i have made the match now its my responsbility to finish it well rather shifting the burden to the small shoulder, specially a batsman who is playing international match after 3 years. from all of that Pakistan managment should sit together shuffle some batting order keep the senior on front line ask the jounior players to build the inning around the senior players.

  • waqas on May 10, 2010, 9:52 GMT

    ok u know wat... ive been against BUTT all my life... but he really was the one who kept our hopes up!!! wat if he tried harder for runs in middle overs nd gotten out... many people said he shudnt have taken that single which he took...i disagree, coz then they wud have required 3 off last ball... nd with soooooooooooo much pressure, no support from other end... how in hell can u expect him to hit a boundary off the last ball??? u guys jus know to criticise... many of u dont even know anythng abt cricket... the other day i heard a guy on TV sayin they shud remove intekhab alam from coachin, nd everyone around him clapped inspiringly...even the guy who took interview didnt know who our coach is... THAT SHOWS HOW IGNORANT U PEOPLE ARE... I PITY YOU GUYS... HOW IN WORLD CAN U EXPECT SOME1 TO COME ND SAVE PAKISTAN WEN U URSELF CANT DO ANYTHNG GOOD FOR UR COUNTRY... SHAME ON U ALL...

  • Addie on May 10, 2010, 8:58 GMT

    Though being a 110% Pak team fan, I just don't see why pak team should qualify....they don't deserve it, they are pathetic. I think only Salman, Aamir and Ajmal (only with the ball in his hand) have stuck to their jobs in this series and played for Pak. Though I hope with the (InshAllah brigade well said by H.Malik) but I know pak team does not deserve to be in semis. Infact I see a bright side in Pak team going back defeated is that some1 from the Pak authorities will ask Mr. Belly Butt to step down, please sir do the biggest thing you can do for Pak cricket and you will be counted as one of the greats of Pak cricket by doing so....I promise. Please do that

  • sohail on May 10, 2010, 8:51 GMT

    Afridi should open at no.2 Shoaib Akhter should back & where is tanveer & gul. major factor is poor fielding.

  • nadeem on May 10, 2010, 6:50 GMT

    Go Mohsin Go..team is lacking opening firepower..of Imran Nazir and sheer pace of Shoaib Akhter...who was not picking in the team..the solution for now.. 1. Afridi should open at no.2 2. Razzaq should come at no.3 4. other team combination can be as it. Team selection is very poor...this team is not capable of doing good and only dependent on Afridi and Razzaq who given almost very bad situation in every matches...Hafeez, Fawad, Rehman..are good for domestic only. Who can blame Captain by dropping so many catches..had Sami given 28 run if Salman could have taken that lolly pop catches...England could win without dropping easiest catches..but who cares it been years since dropping so easy catches Akmal still having gloves for team. It means if you drop catches you can still play for years..and you man blaming for Afridi. the outcome is this bad selection..selection on domestic performance nor for talent and class..like Nazir, Akhtar...etc..so prepare for these result..don't worry...

  • waseem on May 10, 2010, 6:41 GMT

    This sheer reflection of bad squad selection...Mohsin Khan doesn't follow cricket...and he has selected the squad on the basis of paper (domestic performance). This is the main defference of domestic player and international arena...Imran Nazir is a talent who works on International and he did not select him even Salman who is doing good (as other stated) with the bat he is the culprit..bated throught the inning and could not score mare 11 run in an over..he can only manage 4-6 run in any given over. The team is lacking Imran Nazir, Shoaib Akhter, Shoaib Malik. Afridi and Razzaq can not win you guys all matches...you handed him all the time very bad situation...to overcome this Afridi should bat at no.2 and Raz at no.3. Mohsin should resign...he doesn't know abcd of cricket and doesn't follow the cricket otherwise he should have included explosive Imran Nazir..who is 100 times better than David Warner and Shane Watson. Now team is dependent only on Afridi and Razzaq..please open Bhai..

  • H Khan on May 10, 2010, 6:05 GMT

    Give chance to young blood Hammad for the match against SA, drop Misbah he is useless player!

  • Syed Hyder on May 10, 2010, 5:59 GMT

    I just don't understand why Afridi is not coming to bat at #3??? In last year world cup he was proudly saying that I volunteer to play at #3 because as a senior we should take responsibility but not any more, even with the middle order failing badly. I don't see a place for Misbah and Hafeez - these guys do good in domestic but unable to play well under pressure. Misbah used to be a good pressure player but I guess not any more. I think 20 over cricket requires aggression and intelligence. Players like Hussy and White are the true example. With Imran Nazir, Shoaib Malik, Rana and Gull out, this would be very difficult to pull for the Pakistani team. Also don't forget Shahzaib Hasan and Irfan both are very aggressive players and we needed those rather than Rehman and Misbah. But the most important thing to lead from front like Imran Khan did in 92 and Smith and Clark does on the top of the order. Why Afridi is sitting out in the dugout and not coming down at #3? He did very well in 2009

  • kale on May 10, 2010, 5:27 GMT

    Afridi:

    Open the inning and utilize the first 6 over, 2 men over the rope....go for it and have Razzaq at no.3 drop Kamran at no. 6 he is only wicket keeper ...nothing more than this...if you go to semi then call Imran Nazir.....go for open..your openers are very bad and take the team in very horrible situation every time and you and Razzaq can not win every time. Akmal brother only throw the bat irrespective of the ball sack both....they are non sense and doesn't no to hit the balll....your team in very very pathetic and inefficient. Only you and Razzaq can make the difference by by batting at no.2 and 3 respectively...otherwise you would handed the situation like the previous matches and it is not gurantee that you both (Afridi, Razzaq) can click in pressure...Please open...for God shake...

  • Muhammad A. Dalvi on May 10, 2010, 5:17 GMT

    Salman Butt is a selfish palyer who took single to avoid the blame. The recent reports also says that Salman avoid palying on green surface & we should take strong notice of that. I failed to understand why in this world Misbah is in this team? His cricket does not make sense to me. Pakistan should have point system in place, meaning, every run should have point similarly every wicket should have a point. Miss field or drop catches should have negative marking. Only those players should be given a chance who performs in all three departments.

    Role of Akmal brothers is also very doubious. Should keep a strong check on both brothers.

    Last but not least please pray (as yesteryears) that Pakistan win their last match & England beat New Zealand :)

  • Haseeb on May 10, 2010, 4:51 GMT

    Hafeez is the big culprit to begin with. There were talks of umar akmal future of pak batsmanship, now its evident what are these guys upto.

    The most drastic thing is why afridi is not showing the kind of confidence on razzaq sending him up the order give him time to settle and cut loose later in the innings. Rather he is showing so much confidence on good for nothing, dumb idiotic hafeez. Its jst frustating and afridi is no more a captain material...

  • ali_a on May 10, 2010, 4:44 GMT

    Why did not set Amir for Rehman in last match, Amir could've scored some runs.Afridi is no captain material, not sure why people think he is- he only put good performance as a batsman in last 2-3 matches of last year 20-20. But since then he went back to his old style of "Tulae baaz", play shot w/o a brain. Look at Gambir, Yuraj, Cameron White, Shane Watson, Chris Gayle and Peterson to name a few - all big hitters but more consistency than him. Pakistan cricket is plagued by country politics. Get rid of I. Butt, bring back Younis as captain. Give a boot to afridi, malik and akmals if they play politics- none of them are captain material. Afridi may be okay for 20-20 capt., but please do not nominate him a test or 50 over captain. He did not play tests for one year just for this tournament, he should've been at the top of his game. Other areas: middle order batting flop, get rid of U akmal plays with no brain. Pak should've taken Akhtar as replacement for Gul, he could've bowled 4 overs

  • Khurshid Anwer on May 10, 2010, 4:21 GMT

    Think what would happened in England tour and 3 test against Australia this summer in England ?

  • Bosco Martyres on May 10, 2010, 1:55 GMT

    I totally agree with you Kamran. There is no substitue for experience. With the absence of Yousuf and Younis,who does Pakistan have to stabilize the side when things get bad. The penalties handed these two senior players were not only ridiculous, but suicidal for the team. Too bad we have morons running the PCB

  • Moiz on May 10, 2010, 1:27 GMT

    Pakistan lost because the team selection is not rigth. or when team selection was rigth the batting order was not suitable for making a good partnership because all the hitter and stroke maker player sent up the order and send Fawad Alam at the bottom where he can not his ability to create partnership and take team to the respectable total. Team management sent Umer Akmal after Two down.he is a stroke maker he can not develope partnership that's why he showed some shot and then OUT and left team under pressure where team want partnership and also seniours player come under pressure due to quick sucession of wicket falling. combination and batting order of Pakistan are the big problem for Pakistan team.I request to team management please add Fawad Alam in place of Hafeez and then show how will it give good effect on the team performance particularly in the batting department.as we know Pakistan's bowling attack quiet good so if we do changes like I above mentioned.Pak'll win the T20WC

  • Waqas on May 9, 2010, 22:53 GMT

    Our players cannot run fast when chasing a ball, diving looks pathetic and their running during batting is unbelievable. Our batsmen during the whole 20-20 have only looked for 1, 4 or a 6. In the NZ match there were 53 dots balls which is almost 10 overs. This is what happens when you have our players never playing a full season of cricket and then when PCB need to select the team the players play a few matches and get invited to a 10 day training camp in Lahore. This is when they practice and try to get match fit. But as you all know until you play real matches your fitness will never be the same as other International team players. No coach can improve Catching, fileding or batting in a 10 day training camp this only comes through playing matches and I am afraid our players think once they are in the side they no longer need to play domestic cricket which means their performance level drops which we all get to see during the 20/20 marches.

  • Shahid on May 9, 2010, 22:16 GMT

    @ROSHAN.. I feel laughing at ur comments, and specially so after ur super heroes lost both the matches too. Pakistan might have lost but they did compete to the wire. Its just a bad luck that Umar Gul and Shoaib couldn't make the squad. The only team which can win a final over Australia is Pakistan. And yes you should ask for sacking of Ghambir, Yuvi, Vijey and all those who only play knee high balls on indian wickets. Indians should stick to there Ipl or wait and hope for bounceless wickets. Just consider Aamer, Shoaib Akhtar and Gul + Said Ajmal, Rehman and Afridi and u bet we have a better attack than Australia. Take Misbah and Hafiz out and put Shahzaib and Shoaib Malik in and bring any other team to see who are the best.

  • Guest on May 9, 2010, 21:57 GMT

    Cum..guyz..dunt..blame..anyone. we..are..supporting..a..team..who..didnt..play..international..cricket..for..long..time with..couple..of..seniour..players..only atleast..they..r.trying..and..give..us..sum..good..matches none..of..match..was..one..sided look..wht..happen..to..india.. playing..with..lghts..of..riana...ghambhir..pathan...dhoni..uv who..just..came..out..of..IPL..used..too..of..all..pressure.. and..our..young..kids..r..playing..in..this..pressure.for..first..time.. let..thm..take..their..time one..hav..to..lose..whn..u..r..on..pitch.. bt..if..u..fight..for..win..and..thn..lose..i..dunt..think...its...fair...to..

  • ALI IRFAN on May 9, 2010, 21:22 GMT

    difficult to survive in world cup.i think board should give more freedom to coaches/selectors and stop pumping their instructions(specially ejaz butt).they should call seniors players like Muhammd Yousaf/younis back and give misbah some time in domestic.best of luck pak cricket in summer season.

  • Junaid on May 9, 2010, 20:04 GMT

    It was a good match. Salman Butt was awesome, Afridi/Misbah pathetic and Kiwis played better as a team. I fully agree that Salman Butt has proven now that he is the best opener in Pakistan in all 3 formats and he would be a key for Pakistan this summer in England as well.

  • Mohammad Asad on May 9, 2010, 18:23 GMT

    Salman was excellent..no doubt about it..... Razzak was ok too........But curse on Mesbah who is responsible for this defeat........ As far as captaincy is concern...it's too early to judge... To defeat SA with a good margin is not an easy job by this weak combination of Pak batting depth....Any way Good Luck for Pak........

    Mohammad Asad from USA.

  • jabirshah on May 9, 2010, 17:44 GMT

    the player most not capable according to everybody has proven himself well(Butt) and every body else most suitable for this format proven wrong again and again.

  • A.R.Zaidi Pakistan on May 9, 2010, 16:40 GMT

    I beg to differ with u Mr Editor, in my view Salman Butt is the biggest culprit for this defeat. These ' mentally retarded' bunch of cricketers as dubbed by their coach Intekhab Alam, does not deserve any favourable comment. If they call themselves professional cricketers, why did'nt they score quick runs in over no 19 and 20? In my opinion, they wanted to lose the game and some selfish performances were to clear their names.Is Misbah not a useless player for T20? Is it not proved now? If we link Intekhab's statement with this performance, it emerges that some players were revolting against Afridi. They revolted against Younis, then against Yousaf and now this was Afridi's turn so sack them all including PCB chief if Government is interested in saving cricket in Pakistan otherwise cricket is going to meet the same fate like hockey in very near future. Pakistan must raise a new team by getting rid of these ' politician 'players They r misusing the word player power, Please sack them all

  • Samiullah on May 9, 2010, 16:37 GMT

    Situation was tailor made for Yousuf, Younus and Shoaib Malik. Don't punish the fans by leaving them out. Fine them for disciplicary problems and get a professional to run the cricket board.

  • Khan on May 9, 2010, 16:36 GMT

    Let be optimistic! We have only one hope and prayer left. After that, if we fail, then we can perform some real post-mortems. I think burning efigies and houses being battered with stones should normally be enough to motivate a player?

    Anyhow, they lost to New Zealand because the players bottled it! When Razzaq was out, why on earth would you send in Abdul Rehman? He hasn't had a bat in the tournament. He is unused to the conditions. Looks like he got the short straw.

    The team went with one batsman shy.

    The consensus is that Saeed Ajmal should have padded up, as he walloped England in the last over.

    But brass balls turn to glass, and shattered dreams are like blades of grass.

  • Muzaffar on May 9, 2010, 16:26 GMT

    Pakistan dont deserve to win becoz their lake of approch to the game.

  • farhaj shahid on May 9, 2010, 16:24 GMT

    Until and unless there is a complete overhaul in the PCB, these are the types of results one should come to expect from the pakistani team. Infighting, corruption, bad selection, horrible management have plagued our team since 1992 (the departure of Imran khan). Can the team come together and play as one unit, as one team? I doubt it. We have thousands of young and talented players in Pakistan that being wasted away. Instead we give these unprofessional clowns chances upon chances. Please Pakistan wake up...have some pride and pick a better side, stop relying on these washed up has beens. Advice: Look to Australia for guidance. They too have a young side but they are unstoppable.

  • dev on May 9, 2010, 16:23 GMT

    Pakistan team should be banned which save people electricity bills and they would not be distrub or there time will be utilized for the some better activity. it must necessary at that time that one real udit will be done for player n management performance

  • Sadjid on May 9, 2010, 15:07 GMT

    Indeed from the above comments i totally agree with all the comments....1st man to be thrown out should b Ijas Butt..n please get a right combination team instead of SIFARSHI'S ... u can tell me in the whole Pakistan PCB selectors can't find better players apart from the current bunch which has been there for the last 10yrs...apart from a few.... y dont they give new blood some chance......n throw out the SIFARSHI's who r just liabilities on the team n nation...although m not a pakistani but a die hard fan ...after Wasim's Era they hav just been disappointment... please get some gutsy selectors n PCB team.....wl he was selected by the president n he himself is the biggest corrupt dude...may God help pakistan and its people....

  • Murtaza Moiz on May 9, 2010, 14:52 GMT

    Lets be realistic guys, we're almost out from the tournament, don't let false hopes alive!

  • khalil on May 9, 2010, 14:51 GMT

    We are shying to induct fresh blood in our team. Our top players are surviving on their past performances. There bodies have become stiffened by the fear of being dropped from the side. Apart from Butt & Ajmal no body deserves to be in the team if we go by performance. Eng has never won a WC but look at them they are fearless for the simple reason that no one is sure of his place in the side. All those domestic heroes & zeros at the time of test, needs to scraped. The dilemmma is that our team selection is based on past performances rather than present. We need new faces in the side for future. Except Bangladesh, we couldn,t win against any side we faced, including Zimbabwe. It says all about our team but still we think we have a chance, surprising ?

  • india on May 9, 2010, 12:24 GMT

    mashalla still pakistan have a chance afridi have to bat in no 1 and abdul razzaq have to play after 10 overs

  • Aizaz on May 9, 2010, 12:07 GMT

    The problem lies with the people not the team. The people of Pakistan are rash, ignorant and stupid. NO u do not know cicket more than our cricketers so stop posting ur teams and players u dont like on forums such as these cuz frankly no one cares what u think. on any cricket forum i go there are always comments from stupid pakistani fans about the team selection... SHUT UP!!!!!! Pakistan is not in a good phase right now. U have enjoyed the nineties, now be patient for a good team. it will come.Proud PakistanI!!!

  • Nadir on May 9, 2010, 12:04 GMT

    I agree with the comment that Salman Butt did a terrible mistake on the 2nd last ball he should not have left the crease but he was the one could hit a boundary on the last ball we cannot expect Rehman to hit that. And I also don't understand why Rehman was sent ahead of Aamir or Samir. Afridi captaincy is really questionable on lot of decisions he has taken over the last week and bowling changes also are terrible we are not trying to get the wickets that is the mistake we are doing. Anyway, all of you who are praying for Pakistan win and England win on Monday let me tell you that Pakistan and West Indies are 2 sides do not deserve to be semi final because of the pathetic performance in the field. I think this time it is England or Australia to lift the cup.

  • Kamran Farooq on May 9, 2010, 11:38 GMT

    This match was only end with a bad shot from Abdul Rehman nothing else.... they also came to win this game.... that's all just pray for Pakistan to Qualify for Semi's.... InshAllah

  • Shah Sohaib Ahmed on May 9, 2010, 11:28 GMT

    I totally agree, Salman butt played his heart out and did extremely well in the last over to get 2 boundaries. however the spineless middle order is to blame, Misbah should never play for Pakistan again ashe consumed 13 ball for just 3 runs, thus pressurizing the team. Afridi no doubt brings a lot to the team but he has never been a reliable batsmen and that showed. as for umar akml he has flopped throughout the series, pak bowling is still world class in my opinion , but theres a clear need to revamp our middle order completely. even if pak Hopefully pak will qualify for the semis, but they dont deserve to be there with the sort of cricket they've played specially with the bat

  • Mulazim hussain on May 9, 2010, 11:01 GMT

    Pakistan is an team they come back strongly if they want so just pray that eng must win over nz.

  • Dawood on May 9, 2010, 11:01 GMT

    My Gut feels that Pakistan will going to win tommorow's match against SouthAfrica. For SouthAfrica this is a Knockout stage and they have got a history to choke in big tournamounts. So pressure would be more on SouthAfrica than on Pakistan. Key to win - Afrdi has to perform at his best and should come one-down like in previous T20. Lets hope that England (without KP) win their last match against Newzealnad

  • Ahmed on May 9, 2010, 10:55 GMT

    Great comment by Hamid on another comment here "To " Irrelevant": Fully agree with your screen name, not the content. Loss or win this was by no means a pathetic show by Pakistan. They played good fighting cricket as did NZ. As a Pakistani, I say "well played Pakistan. Thank you for the fight."

    Yes at least we fought. Howver, Kamran Akmal deserves no place in the the team. For Misbah this might be the last outing and finally Umar Akmal needs some stick. What is wrong with him ? Hafeez looks good for a brief period of time and then gives his wicket away. But this match he got peach of a delivery. I think Abdul Razzaq's heave was really unnecessary but one cannot blame him as he scored a decent 29. People keep talking about Yousuf and Younis but remember Yousuf was never ever selected for T20 while Younis is already retired. Only real guy mssing was Umar Gul and since last T20 World Cup his form has dropped considerably. So relax guys, we put up some fight and better luck next time.

  • Muhammad Namat Ullah on May 9, 2010, 10:47 GMT

    Neazland deserve it i have one question to Misbah and Umar akmal if they can not play with the right hand stroke what is the use to show off the reverse sweep and its just twenty they need to keep in mind niether ODI nor Test. do,t play with pakistan honour bye just making place in team.

  • rizvan khan on May 9, 2010, 10:37 GMT

    hi hard luck for pakistan but still have a chance if pakistan beat south africa and england beat newzeland then a clear way for semi final for pakistan so dont get nervous and save the world cup. wake up shahid afridi.............

  • Ms Ali on May 9, 2010, 10:37 GMT

    I believe that the Pakistani team needs a psychologist instead. They have low confidence. I'm not surprised. I am a firm believer that our culture thrives on negativity. It starts in childhood at home and then school teachers enforce it. I thank God that I left the place - though I thoroughly support the Pakistani cricket team. I was up till 3am my time to watch the match and it was very disappointing. I am praying that Pakistan beat SA and England beat New Zealand. Pakistan need mental strength, self assurance/esteem and confidence to do any better - and that is something the team has always lacked..

  • S.Shah on May 9, 2010, 10:21 GMT

    I still wonder, what's there in Hafeez? why he is calling back again and again. For last 10 years i am hearing one name i.e. Yasir Arafat as a substitute for any injured player on any tour. Pakistani cricket is full of nepotism, in future may be on and off we may win one or two crucial matches in major tournament. But on the long run, Pakistanis should forget about winning a trophy in any format of a game.

  • Arshad Hussain on May 9, 2010, 10:11 GMT

    This is what I like about Pakistanis. :) Still they feel that they will play semi-final...

  • Mussi on May 9, 2010, 10:11 GMT

    instead of criticizing i think we shud b thankful tht we are still in for a chance of semis, and ppl who say things such as " pak shud stop playin int cricket" and "they are an embarassment" to the country, i think u freaks shud stop watchin pakistan games then and come and suck my cock meat sandwich, for true pak fans, id say show ur support theres a reason why we are labelled as "Cornered Tigers" :)

  • Bilal on May 9, 2010, 9:25 GMT

    The Pakistan team i know will always be laggard enough to completely piggy-back on other teams to help them through ... and once in the knockouts(Semis), unleash the dragon within :P

    And hence, I havnt lost hope yet!

  • Murtaza Moiz on May 9, 2010, 9:14 GMT

    Did anyone noticed what PCB chairman and Standing Committee chairman were doing in the West Indies?

  • Gulab on May 9, 2010, 8:56 GMT

    My dear countrymen: We cannot win or proceed in any field if we are not honest to our people and country. Actually in Pakistan all the time it appears that we are only honest to ourselves we dont care of Pakistan. First we need honest people in PCB who can select team on merit. If we have such people we will never lose as we have talent. They dropped Imran Nazir best batsman in the format. They selected Afridi as captain and I am saying this again and again that he is immature he cannot lead the team he can only make advertismentment in which also he shows that he is immature saying 'Bachon k sath bacha ban Jana'. I can only bear him in T20 as player and I will never allow him in any other format even as player. This performance is also a lesson for us for the coming world cup. I hope that our people will think and readjust the team for the 2011 world cup. If still they are unable to do so we should stop watching these idiots any more as they only play for them not for our PAKISTAN

  • aaq on May 9, 2010, 8:38 GMT

    Yes Mehdi. Pakistan still have a bright chance, coz england is definite favorite against NZ and Pakistan only have to work hard to beat SA. Then we are in the Semis. I hope our players know this. What if they dont it in the first place that they still have a chance and they just throw away the match against SA. I hope this wud not happen. InshaALLAH pak will beat SA and eng will beat NZ. Pak will reach Semis inshaALLAH.

  • Hasaan Ali on May 9, 2010, 8:26 GMT

    Pak T20 stints hav thus far been a fluke, no doubts abt it. The ad-hungry captain is good for nothin, and sadly it is in our blood to hail and praise the incompetent and leave em incharge. Salman Butt doesn't have what it takes. True he seemed to be shinning among the present line up, but honestly his batting is far from what we have seen other great T20 players do. Failing to connect deliveries in the last over and than exposing the new guy for the last ball, not having the confidence to back himself up hitting the last ball or for that matter when the single had been taken he should have walked down to the tail ender discussing with him the field positions the strategy ... it was missin. As pointed out he was jus playin for himself .

  • salman on May 9, 2010, 8:21 GMT

    I think Allah Almighty has planned something different fro us just as He had planned last year. SA beaten by England and by 39 runs it is incredible. our run rate is good just need to give 100%in our match and pray for eng victory in next match then we will insaAllah go through to the semis. May Allah bless our team. Ameen

  • zulfi on May 9, 2010, 8:10 GMT

    guys dontworry still we hav chance.so plz pray 4 team pakisran inshallah we will be in semis..GOD BLESS US..

  • pardesi on May 9, 2010, 8:02 GMT

    The game has changed.Our selectors' minds haven't.I told a friend the day they announced the team.Where are the power hitters in this squad? Look @ the size of our batsmen.No upper body strength, no conditioning, fielding is terrible. This team is a joke. Lets make a change and start at the top, yes the PCB.

  • hanif baloch on May 9, 2010, 7:58 GMT

    hey guys why to worry!! this time we will again come along the cup....what happened if we lost 2 matches yet we have chance.do u know? "LUCK ONLY FAVORS THE BRAVE". n we r brave this time luck is going to favor us pak will defeat south africa and eng will defeat NZ(inshallah) thus the road is to semis n no doubt pak will make her full efforts 4 final.....

  • h.Malik on May 9, 2010, 7:52 GMT

    This "Insha Allah Brigade" ,hope to get the team reach the semifinal on the deeds of others "England beating Newzeeland " , Get your ostrich head out of the Sand , you lot , Why God shuold help you or your team when you do nothing to help your self , If he does than he is not true to his own words mentioned in his holy book , looks to me you folks have forgotten his terse message given 1400 yeras ago and are just throwing these superficial holly words aorund to make a self serving beleif " you are his holliestof the holly men behind these YoYos who themselves has done nothing Good so far to have a blessing of the almighty to reach the nest stage of this tournament . Wishfull thinking and self serving imginations can not reap the fruits of hard earned rewards . Two of the 3 Lots ENG , NZ , SA deserve to be in the nest stage of the tournament and certainly not these Yoyos , even if by the toss of coins ( NRR ), they do , they will be un deserving lots .... that is the matter of the act .

  • Javaid Minhas on May 9, 2010, 7:33 GMT

    Our batsmen are not of international calibre. They have no vision, planning, technique. The lazy Hafeez, Fawad Alam, sleepy Misbah and dead cool captain Afridi spoiled whole Pakistan hopes of doing like Champion in World I-20 Cup. They should be kicked out of the team replacing with young and energetic youngsters for future cricket of Pakistan. Can't so many executives of PCB think on this for the sake of Pakistan Cricket.

  • Ahmed Mehdi on May 9, 2010, 7:21 GMT

    I foresee Pakistan in the semi finals by defeating south africa and insha Allah England will defeat nz. Run rate is good and can not be decrease if pak defeats sa and eng def nz

  • H.Malik on May 9, 2010, 6:49 GMT

    The Egoistic Selfserving YOYOs , what they are in deed . Intikhab Alam has termed them "retarted minds" , So hy Wonder on Repeated losses ! You can a person who carried the bat a find for the team ! I saw him play and without doubt in my mind what he did , was nothing to do with this match winning for the team BUT winning a slot for himself in the next tour line up , otherwaise how else you can explain " with such a talent & so called authority he exhibited through out 20 overs " he was not able to help the team win ! 2 balls left and exposing a tail ender in my mind can never be excused . This Guy must be shown the door for the T20 line-up the sooner the better . Indeed he is a find for the worst of the team in such line up .....

  • ejaz on May 9, 2010, 6:28 GMT

    Pakistan sports is on the way to down hill, first Sqash, then hokey and now cricket .Good bye and may be No 1 in Guns and curruption.

  • Roshan on May 9, 2010, 6:17 GMT

    Well... its high time Pakistan realizes that their team is fluke... last T20 world cup win was a fluke... look at the way they were decimated and humiliated in Australia. Even in this world-cup Pakistan has won just one game, narrowly against Bangladesh. I guess it would have been great if Bangladesh had been qualified to super 8's instead of Pakistan, perhaps there would have been a better fight.

    I guess its high time pakistani selectors stop selecting fluke players like Afridi, he plays once a year, but only talks 24x7.This is the bitter truth, its nice to rebuild a new team with someone like younis khan as captain who takes responsibility.

    Now we know why Pakistani players where not there in IPL, it would have been sheer waste of money, just like what happened in IPL-1, Afridi couldnt connect the ball in that edition.

  • Free Shrink on May 9, 2010, 5:42 GMT

    It is really humilatihg if Pak Team drops "anyone" for being not good at fielding so MOYO was humbled but ironically he is the only one in whole country(INZI certified) who knows how to use the Flat side of that Willow furniture...

  • Dan on May 9, 2010, 4:56 GMT

    will someone....oh someone please, please put Misbah ul Haq out of his misery!!!!?????

  • Dr. Khan on May 9, 2010, 4:27 GMT

    We lost because we don't have an opener like Imran Nazir. We do not need any more Misba-ul-Haq in the team, he is just good in Pakistani pitches and due to him we lost the first 20-20 world cup final. If we want to win matches in the future series there is no best captain than Younis Khan in the country.

  • misal afridi on May 9, 2010, 3:53 GMT

    i think they for get how to play cricket and if afridi is not playing a good nook its mean the others r not doing any thing

  • Abbas on May 9, 2010, 3:23 GMT

    Pakistan needs to 2 very simple things to improve their batting: 1 - start using common sense in shot selection - the way Umar Akmal, Abdul Razzaq and Abdul Rehman got out (Abdul Rehman! bloody hell - just get a single, ur not Miandad - dont u get it!?) complete retarded shot selection. Its as if their brains simply stop working when they are batting, who knows, do their brains ever work? I get sheer entertainment from the high level of stupidity displayed by our players.

    2 - start running harder between wickets! In School, my batting coach would tell me "Run your first run like HELL, and then see what is possible" I remember those words very clearly, and even though I smoke like a chimney, I could honestly do a better job at running than these so called 'professionals'

    I honestly label our players as 'Talented Retards', and its funny how Intikhab Alam has accused them of being 'Retards' ...

  • Kaiser Mukhtar on May 9, 2010, 3:18 GMT

    Now a miracle is required for This team to qualify for semis. Some 1 said Eng Just Defeated SA & we have a chance (behold) Eng top run getter KP is heading home for his child birth and he will not be playing against NZ. so you can the juggler at work in their next encounter. I hope Pk team shows some guts against the most disciplined SA & still hope Eng to defeat NZ in the absence of KP. It means others play for our plan to survive and our team reach the semis.SUMMARY of the match is that umpires wrong decisions and NZ players false appeals and claimed catch by Nathan Mcclum which shows his integrity as a player contributed heavily towards the end result of this match. Misbah though useless at any level for Pak team although nicked but missed a straight ball and got hit on the back leg and incompetent umpire gave him LBW. The false appeal also shows the integrity of the bowler Butler & running for bye in the last over and not running at misfield when razzak still batting=defeat. T/Y.

  • SYED AHMED CALIFORNIA USA on May 9, 2010, 2:24 GMT

    Talk about luck..Hope still alive. I will not be surprised, if Pakistan make it to semi final. Both losses were with small margins and Pakistan run rate is better then SA and NZ. All we need is Pak to beat SA and Eng to beat NZ...not impossible..both could very well be the outcome.. We always rely on luck and here it is..

  • the fan on May 9, 2010, 2:24 GMT

    Nobody is saying anything about mr misbah ..... what the hell is he doing there in the team .13 balls 3 runs for a man who is there only to bat is certainly not enough. i think he has lost all the confidence in his batting & fawad alam is a better option in the squad at this time as he has not been given enough opportunities , he is a better batsman than no. 8 position... besides i think that shahid afridi has missed the trick.... we know how good a batsman kamran akmal is when he comes at no. 3 position he could have easily sent m. hafeez or abdul razzaq at no. 2 slot. bwsides afridi delays himself in the batting order which to me is not a wise decision.... to me the batting order should be as...1 salman 2. hafeez 3. kamran 4.shahid afridi 5.omer akmal 6. fawad 7.abdul razzaq 8. m aamir 9. a. rehman or m. asif 10. m. sami 11. saeed ajmal...... hopefully pakistan will win against s. africa & england will beat newsland & pak will qualify semis ...... inshallah

  • Tahir on May 9, 2010, 1:57 GMT

    Batting lets the team down,those who are criticing But look at the facts, look at strike rates from both teams and But's strike rate in the whole tournament, should he have thrown his wicket just as the other did, Razak scored 29 runs hit three 6s, how many balls did he face? Kamran Akmal scored on how many balls, how many dot balls were played by Misbah,I think But is the most improved Pakistani batsmen, I never thought he was a 20 20 batsman before this tournament,come on Imran Nazir time to move on bring some fresh faces from Under 19,pls get rid of Hafeez,Misban and Sammi and aloo Kamran Akmal,these guys ve got too many chances,above all Ijaz But is curse on Pak cricket he must be get rid of, captin who do u want now?if some one is a good captin like Younis u dont let him work, show some patience,fact is this team could not match against the others no genuine fast bowler other then Amar, no genuine 6 hitters and no genuine batsman who can keep scoring even without hiting 4s &6s.

  • MARLO, Copenhagen on May 9, 2010, 1:34 GMT

    Shame that Afridi didn't stay and questioned the catch. Its obviously bounced before taken. It was so pethatic to hear Naser Hussain and other English commentator arguing that it jumpen on tips of his fingers before comming in to the plam. F racists see the things as they like to see them. If it was refered to 3rd umpire, it could never be given out unless it was a nasser hussain sitting there too.

  • ANILA, Copenhagen on May 9, 2010, 1:22 GMT

    1) While sending some one in to play last few balls with loads of pressure, you don't choose a player who is new in the fold. Aamer should have been sendt in and not Rehman. I wonder why the senior batsman didn't make a strategy for the last ball. They should have agreed to play a rolling shot to avoid losing wicket. They needed only 1 to tie. 2) Pakistan team is full of bits & pieces batsmen. Umar and Afridi are hyped beyond their abilities, Misbah is the biggest irritent and from Hafiz u don't expect as he has been tried a 1000 times and never ever delivered. 3) This Pakistani batting line is not capable of batting 20 overs. Need Hassan Raza, Naved Yasin to be given chance in future. MOHSEN SHOULD RESIGN IF HE HAS SOME INTEGRITY. HE SHOULDN'T WORK IF HE IS NOT THE FINAL AUTHORITY TO SELECT PLAYERS. I WISHED AMER SOHAIL COULD BE OUR SELECTOR OR BOARD CHAIRMAN

  • Shahid on May 9, 2010, 0:45 GMT

    Surely Pakistan miss Shoaib Malik, Umar Gul and Rana. I think Afridi's captaincy has contributed a lot in all 3 defeats: 1)He should have bowled Rehman for his 4 overs. You cant just underutilise some one who is bowling brilliently and has taken two wickets. Afridi himself has been hammered around in every match they so he shouldn't have stolen that over from Rehman. 2) Its a crime to keep on operating with Hafiz at one down. He has always been a liability as a batsman whenever he played in green. I have wished through every of my comments to let Razaq bat at 3. if u give Razaq time to settle in to his rythem,he will perform most of the times. I still want Afridi to open and have Razaq at 3 n Misbah at 4. I will drop Umar to some where at 6 or 7 being out of form he will be in better situation to bat when ball is old. U need pressure management adj. EVERY ONE WANTED SALMAN TO BE SACKED BUT ITS ONLY HIM WHO PERFORMED HERE WITH AVERAGE OF 63 AND SR 139. ON AUS TOUR HE HAD AV OF 45 lol

  • Noor on May 8, 2010, 23:54 GMT

    Pakistan should stop playing International cricket. They are an embarrasment to our nation. They talk like fools, they play like fools and they are a bunch of jokers who cant handle pressure. Never mind the 133 target even if it was 25 runs to chase they would make a monkey out of it and lost the game. Pakistan players must understand that when you play top teams you need to have balls to win. Akmals bros should be sent back home, as long as Kamran Akmal plays for Pakistan they will lose unless they play Bangladesh or Afganistan then you will see the Pak players playing brillantly, against good team they a 2nd league team.

  • saiful Ansari, VA, USA on May 8, 2010, 23:52 GMT

    A weak team without a game plan and no resilience to fight in the center failed to chase a small total. They will be out on the first flight home next week. Though South Africa lost to England,it looks like the side to go with England to the next round. Pakistan has no dependable middle order batsmen. Afridi is boom one day and bust most of the days. Razzak could not continue his onslaught and impatience had better of him. There was no need to take a swipe at the delivery that got him after hitting a six earlier. Our team lacks basic intelligence & the Coaching staff has failed to teach the players, the cricketing strategy necessary to overcome different challenges faced by the players in a match.Umar Akmal,Fawad Alam & Misbah have little or nothing to show in this T20. Salman Butt has played good innings and should be congragulated. Against SA, the selectors should play Hammad. Hammad might take away the game from SA & could be the difference for Pak to stay or exit this T20.

  • Dr Dona on May 8, 2010, 23:44 GMT

    It was big nonsense not to select players like imran nazir, shoaib akhtar. Shoaib akhtar is still better t20 bowlers than so called fast bowlers like mohammad asif. Even three old kid can understand asif is not a t20 type bowler at all, and players like mohammad hafeez and fawad alam are jokes for international cricket, they are just domestic bashers. Imran nazir almost won for us 2007 T20 WC with his power hitting and we don't bother to pick him.. Idiot chairman of PCB fight with players like mother in law fight with her daught in law.. Shoaib akhtar was 100% fit before T20 wc but chairman don't want to add him in the team. chairman added people in the team who are just bench warmer.. we know sami can never be change even after 100% chances.. he is worst fast bowler on the earth, and we prefere him over fit shoaib akhtar who is best t20 bowler. These three players (imran nazir, shoaib akhtar and Shahzaib Hasan) should have in the team at any cost.

  • Dr.Faisel Jamil on May 8, 2010, 23:42 GMT

    Well we all are complaining, Should Butt have taken a single or not, i think he is only Batsman who has performed sensibly, the real point is , "Chasing only 133, why did the match go to last ball? " , it should have ended soon, New Zealand is never such a brilliant bowling side ?

    The way Pakistan is performing , its on the verge to become another downfall venture like Hockey, only team we have defeated in last 6 months is Bangladesh in a t20, Come on guys, is this the best talent in Pakistan, not at all, its all political selection....

  • Ebad on May 8, 2010, 23:31 GMT

    England have given us a huge favour..defeated Africa by 39 runs..if now Englnd beat the Kiwis and we defeat the Africans..we r thru... r we in for a miracle?? InshAllah :)

  • samad fatani on May 8, 2010, 23:25 GMT

    Guys stop criticising our national teams and lets hope ENGLAND beats NZ and PAK beaths SA. Every team is here to win and it was great contest today. One team has to lose in the end.!! its not the end of the world. Lets pray for our team! Goodluck guys. I love you all ;-)

  • muzz on May 8, 2010, 23:20 GMT

    what is the role of Misbah? Batsman i suppose he had wasted 2 overs he has no shots apart from his idiotic reverse sweep 3 runs in 13 balls --- the rest of the team did very well why do we have to put back on the shelf 'sell by date' I hope Mr I Butt either get fired or retired. We need a decent team to tour England 'not mentally retarted' cricketers and the senile selectors. Shall I bet 'Pakistan will have a clean win sheet --- similar to one they brought back from Australia' these loosers have no pride ----- when captain said we enjoyed it ------- I have never heard a captain of loosing side enjoys a game very unique Mr Afridi and his bunch of 'loosing boys'

  • Junaid from USA on May 8, 2010, 23:17 GMT

    Some of fans say : Our bowlers were exceptional in limiting them to 133. But has anyone thought NZ restricted us to 132 and we still feel its our batsman who let us down. Why cant the fact be accepted that their bowlers bowled better and did their job that too under pressure unlike our bowlers who had far less pressure. Their batters played better and ours did not. They fielded better. Cricket involves three departments and NZ and ENG both played better in all three departments.We were lucky to get into super 8 ...courtesy of Australia. If that day it had been any other team other than Australia , Bangladesh would have probably won and been playing these two games we lost. Heck..we even almost lost to Bangladesh and probably won because Bangladesh wilted faster under pressure than we did. In Bangladesh-Pakistan match if it had been any other team we would have lost that one too. Matches against Aus/Eng/NZ proved we are bad at basics of cricket as well as at handling pressure.

  • Jibran on May 8, 2010, 23:15 GMT

    Given now that Eng has won against SA, it would have made NO difference if we had won todays match as we still had to beat South Africa... ponder over it guys... Nothing

  • Pakistan fan on May 8, 2010, 23:13 GMT

    I hope England beats New Zeland and Pakistan can go into semi final. I don't think England will lose on purpose because they are at danger too. Pakistan squad should be Kamran Akmal, Salman Butt, Umar Akmal, Hammad Azam, Misbah Ul Haq, Shahid Afridi, Abdul Razzaq, Mohammad Asif, Mohammad Amer, Abdul Rahman, & Saeed Ajmal. Perfect Pakistan Team for T20 semi final and final if they want to win.

  • Syed Ahmed on May 8, 2010, 23:12 GMT

    We're still in this, hoping pakistani players have had enough of all this non sense and bring that anger and pride back against sa, to knock them out with a significient run rate. Inshallah through darkness we shall previal, pakistan all the way!

  • Nassta on May 8, 2010, 23:07 GMT

    There is a decent chance we could still make it through to the next round and from there it will be anyones cup. With regard to selection, more than anything we are a quick bowler short. That Irfan fella looks like he would have been ideal on these hard bouncy tracks, as the Australian trio have shown. Asif, as talented as he is, is neither here nor there on these pitches in this format. Sami is a pure wicket taker - 6 wickets in 2 matches (despite a host of other dropped chances) is a good return.

    Pity really as Pak selector(s) have gone against their very instincts by not picking an unknown youngster to liven up the team.

  • Ashraful_rox on May 8, 2010, 23:04 GMT

    The team was overhyped and none other than Afridi. When he was made captain,all fans felt he was the messiah. If one really looks at Afridi's career ,he has come up with a match winning innings once in maybe 15 innings. Many others have average players have better averages and have played match winning more consistently but only they dont have blind fan following. Pakistan was lucky last time that in super6 they got to face Ireland and off color NZ. Then came Afridis one in 15 innings knock in SF and Pakistan got lucky.He was hailed as best T20 player. Reality had to bring back facts to earth and this WC just proved Pakistan in medicore team wjho gets lucky once in a while which Pakistani fans term as mercurial and unpredictable to console themselves and look the other way to stay away from reality. Fans feel that when other teams wicket fall its the brilliance of their bowlers but when Pak batsmen fall , its not other teams bowlers who were good but they themselves threw it. Twisted.

  • Mahmud on May 8, 2010, 22:47 GMT

    When a team depends on a player like Mohammad Hafiz, the team can never expect to win. When Hafiz bowls, he gives a lot of runs, when does bat , he scores very low and when he fields, missed the catch. I am shocked that he is in the team for 4 matches in a row. He never performed in any single important match. Though at the 2nd match against New Zealand he bowled well but I must say he is not a player who deserves to be in a team like Pakistan. Afridi is in flattered mind, he can't think that any one can get him out in T20 match. What to say now lets see if England can defeat New Zealand and Pakistan can win against SA then there is a chance to qualify in semis. Please give Hafiz a rest for next few matches. In a secured match he can be entered in team. The new batsman should be given a chance at the last match. Akmal brothers have to click. When Misbah will play a better innings, after the end of mission?

  • Sohail Sharee on May 8, 2010, 22:40 GMT

    yes guys we have a slim hope to get in semifinal if we defeat SA with minimum 30 score or 5 wickets victory then england just Beat Nz it will be a great News From ALLAH we should get hope coz team doing nothing just nothing.see u soon

  • khan a k on May 8, 2010, 22:07 GMT

    we r still prying for weak pak to beat s a and eng to beat nz for us to qualify for sami f but we have to find a wright combination 2 fast 2 spin 2 all rounder4 batsmen butt,hammad,umar,fawad

  • ibrar on May 8, 2010, 22:04 GMT

    Wel we felt the shortage of some good players like imran nazir, nasir jamshaid, Shoaub malik, Umar gul and rana naveed also gud coustomer in t20 our selectors, board chiarmain and manager r all against good players Imran nazir hav a good strik rate and good record against Nzland

  • Umair on May 8, 2010, 21:57 GMT

    Whooo... totally disagree with you, Salman butt is the reason why we have lost all three matches against the good sides, because he has scored thats why we have lost, no wonder he is the highest scorer for pakistan in this tournament and consequentially, its not a coincidence that pakistan happens to be the consecutive losing side in this tournament, Salamn butt is good for nothing, he can never win you any matches. It is quite evident from today's match specially the second last ball of the match where he missed the ball and ran away to the non striker's end and put the tail ender on the batting crease on the last ball of the match. You are trying to make a loser look like a hero, are you his relative or something? Salman Butt is the most untalented player in the team, not to mention that he is the most selfish player as well.

  • h_bhinder@hotmail.com on May 8, 2010, 21:56 GMT

    Hello Dears There is No diff if Pak win today from NZ because England already got 4 Points on top So its same equation Pak must beat SA and Eng must beat NZ run rate is not a big deal now Hope for best ##Hope hai tou coke hau coke hai tou tooop hai so ummeed pe duniya kaeamh hai Harpeet singh ladi fron Mehatpur

  • Irfan-Sialkot on May 8, 2010, 21:41 GMT

    Kamran Bhai, I don't agree with you at all, the captain and the whole bunch of clowns have put Pakistan down, captain being the biggest clown in him self, never had brain to bat or bowl,people who were banking on him that he could be a great captain, they are the most idiots in this world, mad afridi had no sence when he used hafeez to bowl against australia in 2nd over and finished his qota of 4 overs in 8th over even though he was conceeding well above 12 runs per over, he din't even thought that razak was also in paying eleven, he made so many mistakes that even primary scool students were surprised that what was he doing, his batting evryone knows but the beating he had got from all the teams including bangladesh that really surprised me, he never learns just like mohd.sami, 2 lousiest guys are on my ultimate hit list, misbah and hafeez, they don't deserve to be in team,they just don't have gutts to play brave,they should be kicked out, aahhh, pcb, shame has no meaning to Ijaz butt

  • Nain Tara on May 8, 2010, 21:38 GMT

    OH... performance frm Pakistan team was pathetic...but aftr England won da match ...drz still sum hop..!!! Nywaz plzzzzz ab phr inquiry committee na ban jae n plzzz keep da coach n captain 4 atleast 1 yr to make da Pakistan team stable...!!!!

  • shahid on May 8, 2010, 21:32 GMT

    Salman butt was not a hero, the ball before the last ball he did not wanted to run and then eventually ran when abdul rehman rushed towards him and then the ball hits the stumps and there was a chance on picking up over throw , rewind the videos and you guys will see, The sleeping cricketers , you can not win matched if you sleep on field and they sleep even in tight matches.so many singles missed and what the other batsmen did in that innings make Salman but the Hero anyways as he still did what ever he could do with his existing potential.

  • Aryan-khan on May 8, 2010, 21:30 GMT

    dont worry guys we still have chance to make semies and inshallah we will win this world cup.AAMIN....

  • Die hard paki fan on May 8, 2010, 21:26 GMT

    I've been screaming since da squad was announced dat misbah, hafeez, fawad, sami even kamran akmal n butt all r kings of domestic n useless at international level though butt made 67 today razzaq's 29 were more effective he's still a waste u cant imagine T20 pakistan squad witout imran nazeer dey needed him also shahzaib hasan, nasir jamshed n ahmed shehzad these guyz can even field better dan da dummy infact da statue kind misba, butt n hafeez if dey want 2 cum back wit some respect dey better play hammad n khalid on place of hafeej n stupid misbah(who needs 2 b written of 4m pak cricket) da useless

  • asif on May 8, 2010, 21:24 GMT

    Despite all wrong doings, how could they send A. Rehman up the order ignoring Sami and Amir, having proved in the past to handle such situation elegently. In the end, a singe wrong move csot them a fair chance to be in the semis.

  • Usama on May 8, 2010, 21:23 GMT

    Mr Selectors its high time now , its time to improve the basic's im not worried about this 20 20 but atleast qualifying to the second round of world cup 2011- i hav'nt seem my country qualifying for 8 yrs - well a tip how to qualify Dont chose who you like , choose who nations like because we hav already seen thousands of named in last 10 yrs but no one hav performed atleast give a chance, courage and security to players like imran nazir , mohd yousaf , shoaib akhtar , imran farhat , gul and mohd asif more often so atleast they can concentrate and perform , every match if they play to get into the game wont work as they are also human beings and they have proved them selves unlike fawad alam , misbah , and all the new names that i dont even rem Please Note : Remember all the players that we have lost like waqar , wasim , anwar because of this If you have anyone better than imran nazir as opener we would Like to see else we would like to See him in wc2011

  • noman waheed on May 8, 2010, 21:18 GMT

    I was really depressed after losing against KIWIS as we had a strong record agaisnt them. Anyway, one should not think negatively as the other teams also play to win and please stop saying after losing every match that the match was fixed..please why dont we say this when we win? Anyway I am so happy for rehman as he bowled so well and he is my very close friend and I am really lloking forward to meet him soon. Kindly explain (if anyone knows) if Pakistan beats s.Africa and England beats KIWIS, what margin should it be for Pakistan to beat africans and the england to Kiwis?? Please do let me know if any one of you got the correct calculations.

  • KM on May 8, 2010, 21:11 GMT

    Pakistan lost because our batsmen dont want to stay at the crease and wait for the right ball to hit. Butt did that and he scored. Hafeez along with Misbah should have never been in the squad to begin with. Imran Nazir should have been in the team. Granted he does not score in every match, but when he does score, match is over pretty fast. Misbah is a spent force, He should announce retirement himself otherwise he should be kicked out the team. Playing like this the team does not deserve to go to the next either. We lost the games against England and Newzealand ourselves. It had nothing to do with the opposition.

  • cric_fanatic on May 8, 2010, 21:07 GMT

    @Sana > though I'm not a Salman Butt fan myself, i think credit is to be given where it is due. He was the only one who played with a mature head amongst all the Pakistani batsmen. Misbah & Umer - the supposedly genuine batsmen in the Pakistan line up did nothing while Afridi seems to have forgotton the maturity he showed in last years world cup. I think Salman Butt has done well and would make a good opening partner to Imran Nazir in this format.

  • Madih Ali Ahmad on May 8, 2010, 21:04 GMT

    friends, we have got great chance to qualify for the semis, eng just defeated sa. sa now has -0.65 nrr. nz has -0.3 nrr. and pakistan has .215nrr. our nrr is already greater than sa and nz. we just have to beat sa and then hope that england beat newzealand. Friends just have Faith in ALLAH. We will qualify InshaALLAH. stop your criticism for just two more days and pray for pak's and eng's victory on monday.

    May ALLAH help us regain the title of world champions.

  • Sabir Baloch on May 8, 2010, 20:55 GMT

    Salman butt is not a match winning batsman, he got lack of ability of finishing. what is the wrong with all paki batsman??? proven themselves as a club team.

  • Hamid on May 8, 2010, 20:48 GMT

    To " Irrelevant": Fully agree with your screen name, not the content. Loss or win this was by no means a pathetic show by Pakistan. They played good fighting cricket as did NZ. As a Pakistani, I say "well played Pakistan. Thank you for the fight."

  • Abdul Aziz on May 8, 2010, 20:48 GMT

    who said Pakistan is facing exit ? We lost with a very little difference in both matches.Also if england wins the next match.. and we also win our next match with a lil more difference we have more chances to enter into the semi's because of our run rate . Wait and watch

  • Hamid on May 8, 2010, 20:41 GMT

    I think running between the wickets left a lot to be desired and made the diffrence. There were singles or boundaries, no two's. Then, Afridi not appealing his own dismissal, perhaps he didn't see the 'bounced catch'. Also, why was Abdul Rahman sent ahead of Aamer?

  • Dr.Afzaal on May 8, 2010, 20:36 GMT

    Upto 90% dieheart fan of pak cricket wud agre wid me that evry prblm comes frm the root well in dis case root is Mr.Ijaz Butt.y just he get retierd?or sm1 hv to shot him(sory).v must c d potential in sm1 n then train him n stick wid him.i thnk waqar isnt a gud coach as he didnt proved a gud captain.get sm1 who is mentaly tough n get our domestic system strng enough gud bouncy seaming wkts in pak then c who r the playes real plyrz I always 4 pak as a nation n 4 our cricket.

  • Danish Abbasi on May 8, 2010, 20:16 GMT

    Pakistan truly deseve an early exit from the T20 world Cup considering their performance against Newzealand today. Our bowlers were exceptional in restricting newzealand on 133, however our batters performed poorly yet again as expected from them always. They need to take a leaf out of Salman butt's sudden transofrmation in this tournament. He has really approached his innings with maturity and responsiblity required for the Opening batsmen. Rest of the lot unfortunately lacks much needed temperament required for every form of Cricket either One dayers, test matches or T20 cricket. The way umar akmal, kamran akmal, misbahul haq gave their wickets way is itself an evidence of their calibre and quality at this level. To be judicious in your short selection is a feature of every successfull batsmen, more ever our batsmen apart form Salman butt still required to learn this art from the other international players. May God bless on this side for their future assignments.

  • Naeem Afzal on May 8, 2010, 19:58 GMT

    Salman Butt's performance was excellent. Had anyone else from the top order contributed result coud have been different. Still slight hope though. England has a very strong hold on SA in the ongoing match now. If Eng win today, then we would have to beat SA in our last match and then hope that England beats New Zealand. Still possible guys!! Pak has always played on hope in big tournaments. Lets hope for the best..

  • Wasee on May 8, 2010, 19:47 GMT

    It just look like Pakistan relation with Cricket is going to die and someday it will be a history if we keep on going like this i just can't understand what the hell are they showing at international level cricket? I wouldn't even like to see this type cricket in streets here in Pakistan

  • khurram on May 8, 2010, 19:47 GMT

    you cant win without will to win....no one in pak team seems serious about game..on paper too we look weak and on practical terms too. i am yet to see a pak player diving to stop a run, bowling his heart out (except aamir)and appealing loudly in the field...no captaincy so far from afridi...how on earth we like pak to win ....?

  • srk on May 8, 2010, 19:30 GMT

    hard luck pakistani"s better luck next time missing the former captain"s shoib malik & younus khan

  • AShak on May 8, 2010, 19:10 GMT

    With the loss of Younis, Yousuf and Malik, the batting line up has been found wanting in players who know how to play a substantial innings. The middle order especially has been disappointing, Misbah could hardly lay a bat on the ball. The Pak selectors should show some patience with the younger players and allow them to settle into the team. Hafeez didn't get the runs but he looks quite comfortable. We have to look to the future and allow other players time to step into the old guard's shoes.

  • Tahir Rashid on May 8, 2010, 19:06 GMT

    Pakistan ride is coming to a premature end but quite rightly so. We have played badly in all departments of the game. Nothing else was expected from this weak outfit. Pak need to put their house in order or more defeats will follow. Get rid of obese Ijaz Butt to begin with and bring back Younis and Yousuf.

  • Zain on May 8, 2010, 18:54 GMT

    I just cannot stop thinking about the six which was hit on the last ball of New Zealand's inning. After bowling a good over how can u bowl a long hop ??? New Zealand became a different team after that...

    and I just cannot understand y is everybody so excited about umer akmal ?? he has done nothing along with other middle order batsman...Afridi's captaincy was also questionable but we should give him more chances to prove himself...

  • M thomas on May 8, 2010, 18:25 GMT

    Except Salaman BHTT and Abdul Razak Pakistan does not have international batting class which was very evident in the match. They really miss Y Khan, Shoib Malik & Yousf. Still their bowling is OK. Also Shahid Afridi is no capatain material, cannot make smart decisions, why to choose bowling first?

  • Irrelevant on May 8, 2010, 18:09 GMT

    Quote: "Ultimately, though, the cricket board has left this squad short of a power hitter at the top of the order, an experienced middle order batsman, and an adequate replacement for Umar Gul. Afridi and Waqar Younis have been working with a weak hand dealt them by their own cricket board."

    The excuses start pouring in....Accept that PAK is pathetic. So much for the chest beating in the past year!

  • Jawed Saleem on May 8, 2010, 18:01 GMT

    A cracking match won by the side able to handle the pressure and hold nerves (i.e. N.Z.). Full marks to (out of sorts) Pakistani team to put up bold show (went down fighting). After all, the Pakistan team did not have “IT”.

    Still can not digest as to why Afridi and/or the field umpires did not question the the authenticity/fairness of the catch ! Slow-Mo replays clearly shows the catch was taken on the bounce !

    Jawed, Karachi

  • Sana on May 8, 2010, 17:40 GMT

    I don't think I'd call Butt a hero, he just displayed how unsuited to T20 he is - he should've picked up the pace with twos and threes, but his chronic inability to run for runs meant that Pakistan - after looking poised to chase down a smallish total - had left too many doer the last over and for the last ball.

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  • Sana on May 8, 2010, 17:40 GMT

    I don't think I'd call Butt a hero, he just displayed how unsuited to T20 he is - he should've picked up the pace with twos and threes, but his chronic inability to run for runs meant that Pakistan - after looking poised to chase down a smallish total - had left too many doer the last over and for the last ball.

  • Jawed Saleem on May 8, 2010, 18:01 GMT

    A cracking match won by the side able to handle the pressure and hold nerves (i.e. N.Z.). Full marks to (out of sorts) Pakistani team to put up bold show (went down fighting). After all, the Pakistan team did not have “IT”.

    Still can not digest as to why Afridi and/or the field umpires did not question the the authenticity/fairness of the catch ! Slow-Mo replays clearly shows the catch was taken on the bounce !

    Jawed, Karachi

  • Irrelevant on May 8, 2010, 18:09 GMT

    Quote: "Ultimately, though, the cricket board has left this squad short of a power hitter at the top of the order, an experienced middle order batsman, and an adequate replacement for Umar Gul. Afridi and Waqar Younis have been working with a weak hand dealt them by their own cricket board."

    The excuses start pouring in....Accept that PAK is pathetic. So much for the chest beating in the past year!

  • M thomas on May 8, 2010, 18:25 GMT

    Except Salaman BHTT and Abdul Razak Pakistan does not have international batting class which was very evident in the match. They really miss Y Khan, Shoib Malik & Yousf. Still their bowling is OK. Also Shahid Afridi is no capatain material, cannot make smart decisions, why to choose bowling first?

  • Zain on May 8, 2010, 18:54 GMT

    I just cannot stop thinking about the six which was hit on the last ball of New Zealand's inning. After bowling a good over how can u bowl a long hop ??? New Zealand became a different team after that...

    and I just cannot understand y is everybody so excited about umer akmal ?? he has done nothing along with other middle order batsman...Afridi's captaincy was also questionable but we should give him more chances to prove himself...

  • Tahir Rashid on May 8, 2010, 19:06 GMT

    Pakistan ride is coming to a premature end but quite rightly so. We have played badly in all departments of the game. Nothing else was expected from this weak outfit. Pak need to put their house in order or more defeats will follow. Get rid of obese Ijaz Butt to begin with and bring back Younis and Yousuf.

  • AShak on May 8, 2010, 19:10 GMT

    With the loss of Younis, Yousuf and Malik, the batting line up has been found wanting in players who know how to play a substantial innings. The middle order especially has been disappointing, Misbah could hardly lay a bat on the ball. The Pak selectors should show some patience with the younger players and allow them to settle into the team. Hafeez didn't get the runs but he looks quite comfortable. We have to look to the future and allow other players time to step into the old guard's shoes.

  • srk on May 8, 2010, 19:30 GMT

    hard luck pakistani"s better luck next time missing the former captain"s shoib malik & younus khan

  • khurram on May 8, 2010, 19:47 GMT

    you cant win without will to win....no one in pak team seems serious about game..on paper too we look weak and on practical terms too. i am yet to see a pak player diving to stop a run, bowling his heart out (except aamir)and appealing loudly in the field...no captaincy so far from afridi...how on earth we like pak to win ....?

  • Wasee on May 8, 2010, 19:47 GMT

    It just look like Pakistan relation with Cricket is going to die and someday it will be a history if we keep on going like this i just can't understand what the hell are they showing at international level cricket? I wouldn't even like to see this type cricket in streets here in Pakistan