Don't worry Pakistani Tigers! You will be finding these people again with you. The nation has forgotten that how many times they were relished by your performance, haven't they savour those moments which were set by you? But the problem is that beautiful moments seem to pass too quickly and time is felt slow on a dull day. The fans have become cynic as players lost it deliberately. If Pakistan lose a World Cup Final by scoring 133 runs then the match is fixed if they put a fight then players are chokers, I ask under what conditions will you accept the defeat?
Either you are smoking in an arcade or eating at a kiosk, surfing a social network or reading a Blog, scrolling a SMS or having private talk, you will easily find people cursing the Pakistan's Cricketers and particularly Saeed Ajmal.
The nation has completely gone nuts and out of order. Imran Khan described, one incident of Pakistani fans, that "Once we had a match in Lawrence Gardens, when I entered in ground for batting the fans were chanting slogans in favour of me and were calling me "Lion of Punjab" but I got out quickly and when I was going back to pavilion the same fans were abusing me and later when I bowled well in same match the same fans once again started to raise slogans in my praise." So Cricketers must never be wary from crowd particularly when you are a Pakistani Cricketer.
|Stand-up Ajmal! You were not failed, it was Hussey's brilliance which overshadowed your glimmer.|
This nation does not possess any orientation, one day they are your number one fans and next day they are your biggest haters. The nation itself is not consistent in their support then how can they expect their team to be consistent in performing? They just support you for victories, these nincompoops don't even know that its sport not an action movie where hero always turns out to be alive no matter how much ammunitions he penetrated. They even forget that winning and losing is a part of game, they want you to win every match which is possible only if you reside in the realm of fantasy.
Someone truly said "Success has many fathers while failure is always an orphan" and this can easily be seen if you are a Pakistani fan. The nation is not ready to accept the ups and downs. They can stand by you only if you are victorious not when you are unable to find victory. You can find millions of people in a moment of joy but its hard to find people who can give you solace in sorrow.
And why is Shahid Afridi to blame?
Afrid is no Marcus Aurelius neither he lived in his company. Leadership is not the thing which you get in talent, it is subjected to improve with the passage of time and with experience. Yeah! Afridi made mistakes, but that was his first proper assignment being captain and he, indeed, improved his captaincy in every match. Give him a chance, don't be hasty, he will prove to be an improved captain.
If you wanna know, how a fan should be then watch this Youtube's video Tum Haro ya Jeeto Suno, Humain tum se pyar ha
Written by, editor of this website, Mazher Arshad on Sunday, May 16, 2010 at 2:10pm