22.6.09

After Afridi

What more to say about Pakistan's triumph than to say that it was fully deserved and it showed again what a talent Shahid Afridi is and emphasized what a united and simplyinvolved Pakistan side can give to the world game.

As I said at the time of the terrorist attacks in Lahore in March, it's vital that the rest of the world cricket community stands by one of it's most important, but troubled, members.

There are strong rumours that they'll be playing neutral Tests in England (against Australia) next year and that's a start. I look forward to seeing some of their great fans back at Lord's sooner rather than later.

2 comments:

Cricket Tragic said...

I know this sounds like sour grapes, but apparently Afridi's been taken for a random dope test. Apparently, he's been playing with an ankle injury. Frankly, I can't understand how someone with an ankle injury can play like he did....we all saw how poor Niall O'Brien was hobbling around when he was keeping and batting! :S

Brian Carpenter said...

No sour grapes, and no drugs, surely.

I suspect that his injury wasn't as bad as O'Brien's - Afridi is good but not so good that he can play that well carrying a serious knock.

A big-game player if ever there was one.

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