The focus should be on responsibility, follow up actions and the omnipresent culture of impunity. There is no point in blaming only the ground staff, pilot and the purser. If the management is relaxed, willing to overlook and not keen to take action, why blame the staff – whether in the ground or in the air?
Certainly Afridi deserved a better farewell for his contribution to Pakistan Cricket. Is there something that could be learned – balancing between being a player and a captain, building skills rather than relying on individual brilliance, and even more importantly, how to handle our legends and heroes?
One could understand the rightwing parties and their student wings in Universities objecting to the celebration of Valentine Day for political reasons. But why would the learned courts and the highest institution of the country – President of Pakistan object to the Valentine Day?
The primary problem lies with the Board. And perhaps with the rest of society as well, which is willing to over look corruption. Other boards, for example South Africa never allowed the tainted players to return to the playing eleven.
The entire Pakistani nation takes pride in their cricket team being “unpredictable”. One can be happy about winning a match from an unfavourable situation, but cannot be upbeat about losing a match from a favourable and strong position. When both get accepted as being “unpredictable”, that is likely to impact on the psyche of individual players and the captains
Misbahs and Younis Khans should not become relics and irreplaceable. Young players have to step into their shoes and have the will and talent to stay long and play innings of substance. Imran Khans and Wasim Akrams are loved all over the Cricketing World, because of their ability to play and win the games in all formats