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Gulu's Blog: Cricket and honour go hand in hand for Pak
by Gulu Ezekiel
Oct 06, 2006
Pakistan cricket has been lurching from one crisis to another ever since it made its bow in Test cricket in 1952. And most of the controversies have resolved round the captaincy, including the very first Abdul Hafeez Kardar.

It would not be possible to count the number of captains Pakistan had in the 70s and 80s on the fingers of two hands with only the imperious Imran Khan commanding any sort of respect.

Even batting legend Javed Miandad had a stormy term as captain with many of the seniors threaten to revolt against him. In the background of all this turmoil the reign of Inzamam-ul-Haq, who took over from Waqar Younis after the 2003 World Cup, looked to be a relatively trouble free period, until that is the umpire Darrell Hair issue.

But the fact that Inzi emerged in the eyes of his fans as a martyr to the cause of national honour helped to erase the memories of what was a disastrous tour of England both on and off the field.

One cannot read the mind of Younis Khan and the reasons for his shocking refusal to take up the captaincy in the Champions Trophy in the forced absence of Inzi. Once again though we are told there is the question of izzat or honour involved.

Ironical that Mohammad Yousuf has now been handed the reigns without a whimper. In his earlier avatar as Yousuf Youhana, Imran Khan famously said he lacked the 'character' to lead Pakistan!

 
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