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The shooting of the 14-year-old Pakistani girl Malala, who blogged against the atrocities of the Taliban in her native SWAT Valley has united Pakistanis in anger and there appears to be plenty of support for doing whatever it takes to solve the security crisis in the country. What does it have to do with Pakistan cricket? A lot, since cricket in the country is one of the pillars of national morale and self-esteem and such incidents like Malala's shooting could spark a change, writes Saad Shafqat in Pakpassion.
We cannot be faulted if we are now dreaming of rosy scenarios in which peace returns, and brings international cricket with it. If the insurgency is indeed brought to an end, it will be hard for even the likes of Australia and India to turn down a bilateral series in Pakistan dedicated to the greatness and valor of Malala. It is not known whether she was fond of cricket, but if cricket becomes one of the fruits of her fearlessness, then Malala would truly have taken one for the team.
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