BOOK CONTROVERSIALLY YOURS BY SHOAIB AKHTAR
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He is a very smart man, an intelligent captain, and on the field he is calm and collected, and means business. He knows how to lead, and the Indian team were deserving winners of the World Cup. Inzamam left and Younis "Pakistan has everything but qadar, the ability to value what we have". I wish I had played under Imran Khan and that he had been around to guide us as youngsters.
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He was the last man who cared about the game, about the Pakistan team. Our seniors set the example of going out, having a good time-girls were always coming and going out of their rooms. This was the prevailing culture in the Pakistan team. This is what we saw and learned. But when one of the seniors became our coach, he preached what he never practised in his own time. I know people who were drunk and came out to play. This is a fact.
And now they call me undisciplined-it's unbelievable. I wish now that I had never listened to Javed Miandad. I should have gone back home, trained, and then gone to England for the county season My grouse is with my own board. If a batsman gets out of form, he is given some time to regain it.
If a bowler bowls poorly, he too is given a chance to find his rhythm. After all, no one can play brilliantly all the time. But no one had the patience for Shoaib If you ask me, Pakistan has everything but qadar, the ability to value what we have. Allah has given us both a gift and a curse and the curse is that we will never be valued by our own, whether in politics or sports. Benazir Bhutto was shot dead-whoever wants to work for the good of the nation is bound to be finished Younis Khan won us the T20 World Cup in and was repaid by being forced to face inquiries Even Imran Khan He was beaten up by politically motivated rogue elements in Punjab University in Can you imagine something like that happening just across our border, a mere minute drive from where he was so heartlessly treated?
Can anyone imagine this happening to Tendulkar in India? Is it possible that Tendulkar or Dravid have not made mistakes?
They are protected because they are national treasures in a country that has invested pride in them. Shah Rukh Khan "It was not the board alone that ruined Pakistani cricket, it was the team too".
I nzamam, at one point, did manage to keep the team united. He and I didn't get along but that didn't affect the team-we did well under him for a while. However, a strange thing happened in the dressing room just about then. It is my opinion that the namaz is the duty of every Muslim. Every Muslim knows this, and he also knows that if he doesn't do the namaz, he will be held responsible in the court of the ultimate judge, Allah. To force grown-ups, as though they were children, to do the namaz or zikr seems a bit strange to me.
The problem begins when someone feels that now he has got on to the right path, he must make everybody else do what he does. I think that's missing the point; it's also a form of arrogance.
If you can find the right path and correct yourself, so can the other man. If you impose your will, Allah's benevolence and kindness are ignored.
But some people thought that this was the way to take the team forward. Roza, namaz, tabliq were to be compulsory team events.
Guys were taken to task if they wished to pray in the solitude of their room. Threats were used; if you don't pray with the team, you will be thrown out. I can guarantee that ten of those praying with the team were doing so because they were scared of being thrown out. I mean, to go around telling all of us that if you recite the namaz with the group, you will be selected and will be in our good books is the strangest thing.
Namaz sadda zameer hai-namaz is our conscience-but Islam has also given us instructions on when and how to pray. Islam da adda hissa pakeezgi hai.
When the whole team got together for namaz, the bathroom floor would become wet and filthy, with tissues strewn all over-it was disgusting.
Islam is all about purity, cleanliness We began praying on airplanes, if you please, although it is absolutely clear that if you are travelling, you can be excused for namaz. And the toilets-oh my God! Once, the team made the water flow out into the aisle and there were complaints all around; they stopped us from praying on that flight.
It wasn't safe either. I was happy when Younis Khan became captain because he is a great team player, but he wasn't aggressive enough with the management.
At long last we had a good man, a great teammate and a good cricketer at the helm and we won the T20 World Cup. Look what happened to him. The chairman didn't like him and he got dropped, faced inquiries and struggled to find a place in the team.
Later in , we won the series against Australia so they said we won, we don't need him.
Shoaib sells the drama
How sad is that? Talent and experience were made to sit outside and he had to apologise for nothing, just to appease the egos of the board members, before he was allowed to play again.
Unfortunately, our seniors were the most corrupt people I have known in my whole life. Barring a few like Rashid Latif and Moin Kahn, the rest indulged in activities that certainly did not help the game, yet most of them were let off with fines.
The fact is I can't point to any one player and say, this man steadied our team-issne Pakistan cricket ko sambhala. Why couldn't he just admit that he was way too cocky for our dressing room.
I liked his beginnings, he was truly an ordinary Pakistani, I believe most of young Pakista Look it's not even so much about how the book is written, because frankly, it isn't all that great. I liked his beginnings, he was truly an ordinary Pakistani, I believe most of young Pakistani guys can relate with his story.
Shoaib was all about passion, that's what kept him going.. He was a man who took on everybody who did not accept his greatness, and he won in my opinion, since he did play for Pakistan for 18 years.. His account of not playing for the Pak vs India semifinal is really heart breaking and especially where he mentions Afridi coming up to him and saying "Shaoib, ye kya hogya yar" The chapter towards the end named Dressing Room is so funny I laughed out loud :D I thought that was a smart move adding something like that in the end, it neutralizes all the negativity Shoaib pointed towards when it came to Pak Dressing Room.
There are very many little exclusive insights that this book offers and I believe every Cricket Nut must read this. Look, you may not admire Shoaib the person but you gotta admit, Rawalpindi express with his massive chest out and his locks flying, his super aerodynamic action and his ferocious pace..
I felt emotional towards the end I gotta say..
Thank you Shoaib for all the moments! The Shoaib moments.. From to there was no better sight than Shoaib Akthar running half the length of the filed, steaming in with his slinging action and throwing the ball like an escaped missile at some of the finest batsmen in the world and making them look like hapless victims on the way.
Throughout his career, Shoaib Akthar has always been a polarising figure. But no one can deny that he didn't have talent or can question his In an era of Pakistani cricketing giants, Shoaib Akthar was a towering figure.
The former paceman, who has taken Test and ODI wickets, said Indian bowlers themselves were responsible for losing pace soon after debut. A lot of them ask me why they lose pace. I think the player himself is responsible for that. I have to think, what is it that I am doing wrong. The more you bowl in the nets, the stronger your fast bowling muscles get and your pace increases.
Now there is a new system that a bowler cannot bowl more than two overs in the nets.
I should never have listened to Lalit Modi and Shah Rukh on IPL: Shoaib Akhtar
Stating that the Indian bowling attack relied heavily on left-arm pacer Zaheer Khan, Akram said the team will have to get used to doing well without him. Now Zaheer is not in the team for four months. You have to survive without him.
You have to prepare bowlers and give them confidence without his support. You have to create awareness on your own. Akram felt India should let the senior players continue as long as they were doing well. Sachin is playing well. Rahul was the best in England. If they want to play, they should play. Their youngsters ultimate goal should be Test cricket. If a player plays well in Tests, then one-day cricket and will follow.The thing is that coming from a low background helped him rise above the competition.
As a consequence, relationships within the dressing room broke down. Why couldn't he just admit that he was way too cocky for our dressing room. Flamboyant players like Yuvi and Kohli have been managed well and we have made the most of their talent.
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