Sunday, September 30, 2007

Heimlich Maneuver for Misbah


1 run needed from 2 balls Mibah get beaten and tries to get a single and OUT, he chocked, 12 runs needed from 5 balls, Misbah Ul Haq hits a six, nor now 6 needed from four balls and he chokes yet again, but this time pakistan lose the Twenty20 Worldcup final and India prevails. Twice against India Misbah Ul Haq brought the Pakistan neck to neck with India but couldn't put us over the rope. Many of you are wondering should we be appraising Misbah or cursing him? Should he be kept in the team or dropped? If he's kept in the team then what can we do to make sure this doesn't happen again?

Answers are quite simple, Misbah should be appraised for what a good batsman he is, but he is not a Match-Winner. Match-Winning is a quality that can not be taught you have to be born with the nerves of steel, so it is quite rare if Misbah will ever become a Match-Winner. Just because he is not a Match-Winner doesn't mean we should drop him from the team but we can still find a purpose for him, He should be moved up the batting order to No.3, This way if he ever brings us close to victory and chokes again someone else like Shooib Malik, Younis Khan, Muhammad Yousuf, Shahid Afridi, Kamran Akmal or any of our other batsman can come and finish the job.

Well I have confidence that If Pakistan can implement these changes, they can expect to see major changes upcoming in the near future.

Abu Abdullah,
The Doctor of Truth

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