Pakistan Winning the 20-20 World Cup

Topics: Cricket, Twenty20, Pakistan national cricket team Pages: 4 (1467 words) Published: January 2, 2010

A Nation battling Terrorist Attacks on a daily basis, An Attack on a visiting cricket team a few months ago threatened to isolate its national team and the country as a whole from the rest of the cricketing world with all the countries canceling their tours citing security reasons. To Make Matters Worse, The ICC cancelled all the matches which were allotted to Pakistan as a Host Nation for the 2011 Cricket World Cup & also shifted the Champions Trophy to a different Country, Pakistan’s players were barred from playing in the season 2 of the Cash Rich Indian Premier League with many of it’s franchisees terminating its contracts with the Pakistani Players. – Clearly a Nation on the brink of Isolation from World Cricket. When The Pakistani Team landed in UK For the Second ICC World Twenty20 in June, Many people predicted this side as a dark horse purely on the basis of sheer talent present in this side, But Not many people or Cricket Analysts predicted that this side can actually turn out as champions because they had already assigned that title to the defending champions India & to South Africa – one of the most disciplined & professional Cricket Side in the World. And to an extent they were to be proved right as Pakistan suffered 2 heavy losses to South Africa & arch rivals India in the Warm Up Games before the start of the Championship and then to England in a Group match, Matters got even worse when the Pakistan Skipper made outrageous comments in press conferences by defining T20 Cricket as more of Fun & Entertainment for the Crowds & an odd comparison to a WWE Wrestling match, resulted in a furor especially among the Cricket Selectors back home in the PCB & lead to the Chief Selector Abdul Qadir resigning from his post. Fans were frustrated and were preparing to see their team exit before the Super 8’s nearly with all the talent present in the form of Afridi, Shoaib Malik, Misbah struggling...
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