THE HURRICANE called BAAM (Butt, Asif, Aamir & Majeed) destroyed the game of cricket and damaged its reputation beyond repairs. It will be for the first time in the history of cricket that cricket players shall be sentenced to jail for the act they committed on the ground during a test match.
Pakistan has an unmatchable record for being the FIRST in almost everything and they are not just the first team in the history of cricket to be tried in a court room but, they are the first one to be jailed on a foreign soil. For the trio, it is like a century on debut or, a ten wicket haul in one innings on a debut in a foreign country.
They have brought so much disgrace to the nation because of their lust and greed for money that they wanted to acquire money by hook or by crook and they choose both. They had no guilt, no remorse, no regret especially Salman Butt who has a perpetual smirk on his face and even till the end of the trial and up till now he looks arrogant and shows no remorse in fact he carries an attitude of “Who Cares?” on his face.
They not only deserve jail sentences but, they also deserve life bans including Aamir i.e., even if his sentence is over earlier than others and him being reportedly so young may have some cricketing career left in him, should be banned for life from playing cricket at every level. The ICC and the PCB must impose these bans and must implement them and the PCB must confiscate the properties they built from this betting and match fixing money.
All the cricket playing nations and cricket loving blogs must be writing about these three culprits and Pakistan’s name is flying high as if the corruption, terrorism, extremism and fraudulent leadership in the country was not enough to defame the nation, this is like a feather in the cap or a medal on the chest for the people of Pakistan to proudly display it and say, we are the first and, “we are like this only.” We will never change, we never look back, we only look forward and keep on inventing new ways in disgracing the nation at every level.
The after effects of this so-called hurricane are very devastating because, in future there will be no more Imran Khans, MajidKhans, Javed Miadads, Hanif Mohammads and Fazal Mahmoods but, there will be abundant of Kamran Akmals, Maliks and Misbahs and Mediocre players like them. We all must pray that there shall be no more Butts, Asifs and Aamirs. And, there should be no more IJAZ BUTTS or, even a shadow of him should be anywhere near the cricket field.
The name that Mazhar Majeed’s lawyer has referred but did not mention i.e., about the co-conspirator or partner of the crime with whom Salman Butt has discussed is a mystery. Some people say it is Kamran Akmal and some say it is Wahab Riaz? If it is true, then it is more likely to be the former. If there is any iota of proof against them, then they should also be punished. How come Ramiz Raja has changed his views now? Earlier he used to have lots of sympathies for Aamir and used to defend him on account of his age and now he is saying “after the verdict” that they all should be banned for life. Ramiz Raja, in Rome do as the “Romanians” do. Change your views with time and tide.