I belong to the nation which is very much cricket’s obsessed. Almost People from all age groups would talk nothing but cricket whenever Pakistan appears in any of the national or international tournaments semi finals or finals. I had always been a fan of cricket since my childhood just because as a Pakistani cricket is in my blood and when the Pakistan’s match starts my blood’s color become green. Once I cut my finger during the match and I surprised to see the blood of my body which was the combination of both green and red.
When the match starts I could imitate the cricket commentators and sound like a cricket expert on the field. I like to do the background running commentary with my so called expert opinion and predictions for the players, which would certainly make no sense at all. But when the situation becomes out of control then I don’t say even a single word as being a true supporter of my green team, Usually I start recites Darood Shareef and pray to ALLAH please (bus aaj ka match jeetwa du) bless us with the victory.
Yesterday Pakistan lost semi final from our best buddies Srilankans, Felt really very bad at that time even I abused in front of my boss. Because I wanted to see the Green team as victorious. In all matches of T20 world cup when Pakistan had won his game then I shouted Dhuz Dhuz Dhuz and tweet it. I didn’t see who is around me! girls, my collogues, my boss, a high class etc. I didn’t think what they will say about me, may be some says like this “how ridiculous he is, Manner less etc.” but I don’t care yar because we all know the feelings when we won a big match.
I didn’t forget Thursday 31 March 2011 the semi final of Pak India. I watched that match in my office Red signal with my collogues, we were sure at that time Pak will win this game definitely because Lala took the team from very down to up and he is the one who will never sale his dignity, But at end Lala didn’t sold his identity, Rehman Malik “Government” succeed to sold out Lala’s team, Do you guys think that sold deal was the only deal of green team? I think that was the deal of green team as well as our Paksarzameen. They sold us in dollars and build their home’s walls. Lakh Laanat.
Now come to the point, the big day and big game, again Thursday, world cup and semi final this time not India we faced Srilanka and they beat us after a very crucial game. Many voices around me like pakistan lost the match because of two Lalas Afridi and Umer Gul. Oh come-on yr how can you guys forgot that they were best at their time, why we forgot so quickly that one will win and one will loss but why every time we want victory? Did they promised us that we Pakistani team will bring world cup? Izzat raas nae ha hamain simple.
Just remember Umer Gull is the only one who takes us into semifinal of this world cup. Lets talk about Lala, He was the only man who made fastest century in ODI and 2nd fastest 50 runs. Lala was the man who gave break throw in bowling and enters the team Pakistan in the match. A player who rewarded us by most sixes in ODI, most man of the matches, won most of the matches for Pakistan. He is the man who is the fastest spinner in the cricket history. A leading wicket taker in T20 is my Lala. Because of Lala we played almost all semi finals of T20 world cup except this world cup. Many things which I want to share but I will not because (lakeer ky fakeer ha hum log) and we don’t want to understand.
The thing is that I’m not an ‘Afridite‘ but I strongly believe in respecting players. He isn’t in the best of his forms, and we lot expect too much, this is the time when he need our prayers and support and we are busy to criticize him at extreme level. Lannat hai yar.
We love this sport like anything else around us. I treat my players like family members who are cursed equally when they don’t perform well and are praised according to the number of runs they score or the number of wickets they take. I want to design a t-shirts and write on the back of that Lala I still Love you yr.
I think he should take some rest and just need to think that whether whats wrong with him, he can bat again in future or this is the end time of his career. and all haters please its his life and you people don’t deserve to say something about him. Let him do what he want, and those mouth better stay shut who are speaking bad about our cricket team and Lala, You dont deserve to be a part of celebration if you can’t support in times of loss. I wish we could keep the spirit alive in the hearts of our cricket loving nation for all the good things that are yet to come.