Najam Sehti Reminds Shoaib Akhtar, Wasim Akram Of Their Time In World Cups



Of late, Pakistan cricket team has been under fire for very poor performance in the first two matches of World Cup 2015. Some are busy bashing the cricketing abilities of the players while others jump on the same bandwagon of match fixing. Some others are calling for restructuring of domestic cricket in Pakistan. 

This time ex cricketers like Wasim Akram, Shoaib Akhtar have taken too hard on the current players which would be injustice in a way that if we look at their careers we will see the same blemish on them too. 

Najam Shehti is right in recalling the old stories these cricketers faced. We remember the teams being welcomed with tomatoes at the airports when Wasim Akram captained the side. However, the national attitude towards poor performances of the team have always been same to say the least. 

So it is not a new story. Najam Shehti has made a sane opinion the then cricketers should not come so hard on their present day colleagues. We remember Shoaib Akhtar being thrashed hard with the bat by Sachin Tendulkar and Sehwag in the world cup 2003. 

Who can forget the 1999 World Cup debacle at the hands of Australia? The meager 133 run target was like a hen in the lion house, was not it? But we suffer from a short memory syndrome as a nation and a constant reminder will do the trick now. 

I guess it is time that we give this team some time and breath to rebuild themselves and regain their form. For sure, our team has not clicked in the World Cup. However, the comparisons with 1992 World Cup should not be made since we had Imran Khan---a legendary captain to lead us then. 



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