Painful defeat
Before every cricket match between Pakistan and India, almost everyone in the country becomes an expert on cricket. TV channels show young boys and old men (who have never played cricket), as well as girls and women of all ages, giving their views on Pakistan’s superiority over India and all of them proclaiming that Pakistan would win. After the match, they forget their predictions and blame the players for losing.
One of them (Ms Firdous Ashiq Awan, advisor to PM Imran Khan) said that the team would have won if Hasan Ali had not been selected. I request the learned prime minister to immediately make her the minister of sports and ask the PCB and the team management to take her advice before they play in future matches.
Shakir Lakhani
The News, June 18, 2019