A series lost to England and when no one predicted after winning the test series that this was the result coming. Again the former world T20 champions lost even in T20s. No one would have thought for a worst result. But then a turn around came the new coach Dav Whatmore former Srilankan coach was appointed for the job to turn around the misfortunes of Pakistani cricket.
A new setup was build. Though there were many criticisms on his appointment but the PCB opted him being the best available man. What happened next was much appreciated as the board made separate teams for test series and both one day and T20s. New faces were included in the side and Misbah was dropped from the T20s and Hafeez was made the new captain. Practice matches were also scheduled and everyone predicted that now Pakistani cricket would face a better result in the supervision of Zaka Ashraf the chairman. But there wasn’t any improvement in the side the team showed poor performance both in the T20s and one day.
Now why including all this details us because this doesn’t effect the so called grouping and player power in the Pakistani cricket team. My point here is Why we can’t change the system. When Shahid Afridi and Shoaib Malik was being the options for the T20s then why Hafeez. The sources said that there were some inside politics as always been the case. The team never looked united. In the whole series when Umar Akmal known to be the best talent of Pakistan didn’t even score more than 50 runs before the last match was not dropped even after not playing well in the 3 one day that took place. Younis khan the most senior player didn’t score more than 10 runs. Umar Gul was given chances again and again and Cheema who bowled so well in the Asia cup was left out. Why this and what were
the reasons. In the last match the must win game for the team they dropped Saeed Ajmal the main bowler of the team and instead went for Sami. Who could have understood the decision? They have the fielding coach and everybody knows how the team did in the fielding
department. Nobody could have thought for this. Why can’t the team go and work as a team.
Why the board can’t handle the player power. We are not doing it well and certainly like this the cricket of Pakistan will be drowned. How could we solve the issues? In the previous years we have lost some great talent mainly because the senior don’t want to go out and the board doesn’t do anything in this. The storm is coming and certainly a great amount of talent will be destroyed if it continued like this. Since it has always been like this and I am afraid it would be like this if a strong measure is not taken.