Ijaz Butt vs. Clyde Butts. One is the Chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board or the PCB and the other is the Chairman of Selectors for the West Indies cricket team. Both Chairmen have tried to jettison the drag by dropping their seniors for the forthcoming cricket series in the Caribbean.
Pakistan has dropped its senior players, Umar Gul, Younus Khan, Kamran Akmal (and the unmentionable Goods Train from Rawalpindi) from this tour. I don’t understand in which category Misbah ul Haq fits? Is he a senior player or, a senior citizen who is accompanying the squad for T20 and the ODI series?
Especially since Missy Baba was the main culprit who handed the WC semifinal match on a silver platter to India. He was handicapped to the extent that he was on a wheel chair on the ground, blocking 40 balls and scoring no runs? That is a crime and his punishment is, he is not only the test team captain – announced already without the test teams announcement – but he is also a playing member of the shorter version of the game in which he is a Total Mis-Fit-ul-Haq.
Similarly the West Indian Butts colliding with another so-called Earnest Hilaire, CEO have also dropped their three senior players in Chris Gayle, Shivnaraine Chanderpaul and Ramesh Sarwan and even the tall lanky spinner Sulaiman Ben Ladin. Initially the reason provided was different from the one that is being told now. Whatever it is, these two teams are similar in many ways i.e., in terms of the ad hoc management of the boards and in decision making as well as the style of the players from both teams. They lack in consistency and on their day they can beat any team in the world, with Pakistan slightly having an edge because, the West Indian players are more vulnerable than Pakistani players in terms of getting selected. The dangling of the sword of performance is the key for their inconsistency.
Therefore, in my opinion the matches will be evenly poised, although the expectations of Pakistani fans is, they should whitewash the West Indies team with an ALL-ZERO in ALL FORMATS. That is against the odds of betting and against the principles of Pakistan. They have to do the unexpected and that is what is expected from the Pakistanis.
First the AC (Akhroat Captain) Afridi didn’t take a breath before announcing his unavailability for the Caribbean Tour. Then the next thing we hear from him was about his big heartiness and good nature to forgive and forget. He forgot that he announced his unavailability for the tour, hence in the next breath he said “CMLA” cancel my last announcement. I am going to the Caribbean Cruise BAKAOZ, my DAD says: Nation first, family second.
When there was more pressure on him from the infamous group of Pakistan cricket ex-greats that he should captain the test side too, he was hinting that as long as the nation could bear him, he is ready to play for the country. But, The Big Butt shattered his hopes by announcing Missy Baba to lead the test team. This time Ijaz Butt did the opposite of what he did before the world cup. He announced the team for the world cup but, delayed announcing the name of the captain till the 11th hour. And, this time he woke up from the wrong side of his BUTT and announced the name of the Captain for the test team and, the rest of the test team should be announced when the other side of his BUTT will tell him to do so.
I think we have never heard so much about BUTTS since we have talked about the famous and the most heavily insured BUTTS of Jennifer Lopez, reportedly each side of her BUTT is insured for $500 million or a total one billion for a pair of Butts. Ijaz may not have insured his Butts but, his seat as the Chairman of the PCB is definitely insured because of his brother in law who is a minister in Zardari’s government. Lets not delve deeper into these Butts because there is a pile of sh*t there.
We need to focus on the youth and both teams have a bunch of them. The West Indies have a Bichoo and a Roach in their battery of bowlers and both have played in the recent WC whereas, Pakistan’s “youngsters” like, Junaid Khan and Hammad Azam have the experience of touring with the team like spectators or players on a vacation. I hope this time they don’t get to tour the Caribbean in a cruiser but, play for the team and get some recognition so that the nation can forget the Goods Train which seldom delivers its good. Also let us forget Popyee The Sailor Man …… Poo Poo….. Abdul Razzaq the spinach eater.
The Pakistan team is blessed this time by the absence of their Ace Catch Dropper, the grasshopper (Tidda) or, the butter fingered wicketkeeper, the ugly side of Cameron Diaz, aka Tidda Akmal. The Pakistani team should thank Butt god for this act of kindness but, they should not be doing it on the grass this time. I dunno much about the replacement wicketkeeper but, once again thanks to Butt Saheb for not selecting one of the Khatmals or, the tiny wicketkeeper Sarfaraz Ahmad who cannot hold an adult cricket bat.
Being a Pakistani cricket fan I also want the Pakistan team to whitewash the West Indies team in all formats but, that is a racist remark. I wonder why the English used this word against the black people? They proudly name their children as Cameron White, Eva Green, Murphy Brown but, never a John Black or a Peter Black. In any case I wish the YOUNG West Indies player the best of luck because, if they play like the WC quarterfinal then there will be no competition, no fun.