January 5, 2013

Pakistan cricket

Pakistan's camel-winning performance

Devashish Fuloria

Of all the rewards players earn for their on-field achievements, cars, bikes and gadgets have all been quite popular, especially in the sub-continent. But a politician in Pakistan has announced an ingenious reward that may not help the players to zoom on tarmac, but would surely help them traverse deserts.

Haji Ali Madad Jattak, the provincial minister of food in Balochistan province, has announced - not a fuel guzzling 4x4, but - a camel for each player as a special gift following Pakistan's ODI series win in India. Camels are considered noble in the western province of Pakistan and they could be worth as much as Rs. 4 lakh (upto $4100 approx) each.

Now, who doesn't want to see cricketers going for a celebratory lap on four wheels legs?

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