I was watching Cricinfo's top five innings of the year... Ian chapple was discussing Umar Akmal with two of my favorite commentators Harsha and Sanjay.. He said that Umar seemed districted during the Aus tour whether it was because of his recent success or what was going on in Pakistani dressing room.. If it was the issues srouneding the dressing room.. he better get used to it..
This kind of striked me.. he is soo right.. we have seen time after time Pakistani players geting involved in grouping, conflicts and altraction with each other..not to forget the aligations of match fixing, Ball temparing and other indiciplinary actions that they get involve... it seems like the players change years after years but these controversial issues continue to exist..at times it gets worse as it is now..
Watching Aamir Sohail talking about it during a Geo T.V show.. he dated this groupism and dressing room politics back to 93/94 when players first revolted against Javid Maindad who was captaining pakistan.. Pakistan cricket board reacted by making Wasim Akram the captain.. he said all of sudden 8 to 9 players in the team saw themselves as a captain of the team.. later they revolted against Wasim Akram as well.. Issues like this continued to effect the pakistani team during the 90s. during NZ tour players like Aamir sohail, Rashid Latif and Aaqib javid came out and accused wasim, Salim Malik, Ijaz ahmad of Match fixing.. Waqar younis joined them later dividing the team in to two groups..The scandles of match fixing continued to rock Pakistani team during the 90s..
Failure in WC 03.. brought the new generation of cricketers to pakistani team.. but the players behavior didn't change..The conflict between Inzi and Shaoib.. Younis and Afridi.. Afridi and Shaoib akhtar..it seemed like the Pakistani players continued to find ways to get themselves in trouble..
The emergance of Mohmmad Asif was seen by many as a good news for the future of pakistani cricket. but His troubles didn't help pakistan at all.. his drug use.. fight with shoaib akhtar and afridi continued to keep the tradition of pakistani players troubles..
Now with the emergance of the new generation of cricketers with Mohmmad Aamir and Umar akmal.. I can't help but to say that they are following the same path as other pakistani players from the past.. M. Aamir's altraction with U. Gul during NZ tour.. U. Akmal's fake injury during the Aus tour proves me right here..
the current sitaution is worse as the conflict between yousuf and malik is considered by many as the main cause of the bad performance in Aus..
The sad part about this is that players, captains, coaches and even cricket boards come and go but these problems continued to appear and it has become like a concerious disease in the pakistan cricket..
most pakistani cricket fans are requsting from Imran khan to come as PCB chairman and fix cricket. whether he can come and take the post time wil tell us. But
I would like to ask you cricket expirts and grues..what do u guys say is the root problem to these issues in Pakistan cricket? What can be done about it? some people will call for dropping some players.. but history tell us that those players who have been involved in these issues have been match winners for pakistan.. they are even considered as the greatests of the game of cricket..
So lets disucss this..