Monday, November 1, 2010

My Letters - Khaleej Times - dT. 01.11.2010 - Pakistan SA Cricket

My Letters - Khaleej Times - dT. 01.11.2010 - Pakistan SA Cricket

Pakistan, SA cricket
1 November 2010

The T-20 series between Pakistan and South Africa finished with South African winning on a 2-0 margin. The series moved on to one-day matches and as cricket lovers we all expected a come back attitude from Pakistan. It looks like the Pakistan team has taken this South African team and its members very lightly.

The Pakistan cricket team with its fondness, familiarity for the UAE grounds and local support were expected to give a tough fight. However, against all expectations, and with some unimaginative batting and bowling display, they proved otherwise.

The Shaikh Zayed Cricket Stadium in Abu Dhabi is one of the most beautiful green grounds currently available for international matches. Although the grass is thick, the outfield is short and fast. During this time of the year, there is a certain element of humidity making batting second difficult. There is also a fair amount of air movement making accurate bowling and hitting highly difficult. It is here that the batsman and bowlers have to show patience and skill.

With the 1st one-day match also going against them, cricket lovers hope the Pakistan team learn fast from the mistakes.
-Ramesh Menon, Abu Dhabi

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