A cross-section of emails from our mailbox after the Bangalore Test
by Pakistan Cricket Board

Ground:M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore
Scorecard:India v Pakistan
Player:Inzamam-ul-Haq, Shahid Afridi, Younis Khan
Event:Pakistan in India 2004/05

DateLine: 30th March 2005


A cross-section from our Email-box after the Banagalore Test


Amir Tahir from Karachi, Pakistan writes: Assalam-o-Alaikum! First of all I would like to congratulate all the Pakistani Team members who represent the Pakistan Cricket team in a superb manner & they showed the world that we are not lesser to anyone. And really what a victory for Pakistan Cricket & Inzi once again showed his class & Younis Khan what a patience knock he played at Bangalore O'boy what a knock. We can say that Bangalore win is a totally team effort. All Nation is proud of our national team for its tremendous performance.


Ali Akbar Barlas from Toronto, Canada writes: Pakistani team gave a good combined team performance at Bangalore. It proved many pundits wrong by showing mental strength and cricketing skills. It also proved a point that we should be rational rathar than emotional in judging our team. Mushtaq Mohammad called it the "weakest team ever gone to India," Imran Khan said after Australian tour "Inzamam is a weak captain and should be replaced," It is high time we show maturity in our comments.


Hassaan Tariq from Islamabad, Pakistan writes: "Hello; First of all I congratulate Mr Inzamam for winning the last match against India. Inzi has shown that Pakistan Cricket doesnt revolve around Shoaib Akhtar only. The way Inzi has led his side is wonderful. He is great."


Ziad Kayani from Rawalpindi, Pakistan writes: "It was great to witness the victory against India on Monday. Inzamam`s captaincy was spot on. However, he should be as vocal and energatic in every match he plays. Secondly, after a long long time I came to know the importance of a vice-captain through Younis Khan (a great team man). We should quickly get rid of players like Shoaib Akhtar who play for themselves rather than for the team. As far as Bob Woolmer is concerned he should be given more time wether or not he produces results. Because our team has finally shown some settlement in the team management. Lastly I want PCB to put more pressure on ICC as BCCI did on Shoaib Malik`s issue."


Abdul Qayyum Khan from Islamabad, Pakistan writes: "Please select all those people who deserve their place in the national side. Always select players on merit."


James Bradley from Melbourne, Australia writes: Younis Khan played fantastic against india. 267 that is an awesome score. Congratulations on the big win over india. Afridi bowled great.


Aftab SM from Singapore, Singapore writes: "Conguratulations for 3rd Test Match victory. For ODI series, I have some suggestions: 1. Try Imran Nazir or Shoaib Malik as opener. Imran Nazir is a very good fielder as well. 2. If Shahid Afridi can perform well as opener then fine otherwise let him play at No.5 or 6 (4th down)."


Ali Hayat from Lahore Cantt, Lahore writes: "I want to go (to) India to support my country in one days (one-dayers) plz tell me what can I do hope u will contact me soon."


Suhail Ahmed from London, England writes: "Assalamalaikum. Congratulations to Pakistan to an historic victory to level the test series against india. I got up 05:30 here in London to watch a performance that will go down as one of the best by a Pakistani test side to dismiss India. Today boys became men, and men became legends! all 11 players deserve the credit for a team performance that will be remembered here and by all Pakistani cricket fans all over the world for many years to come. Many people had written the team off before the test series, but in the end the Pakistani Tigers showed the fight and determination to win through. Many thanks and regards. Allah-Hafiz."


Shah Raza from Charsadda, Pakistan writes: "Inzamam, Younis Khan and Shahid Afridi, Zindabad, all Pakistani team Zindabad, We proud of you, but try hard for one days (dayers), and I think Yasir Hameed should be in one days squad."


Naveed-ul-Haq from Abu Dhabi, UAE writes: "As Salam U Alaikum, I feel great honour on greeting you on this very good occassion of winning match against in India. It was really a tremendous play by each and every player. I wish to congratulate specially, Mr. Inzamam, Mr. Shahid Afridi, Mr. Younis Khan and all their colleagues and team mates. May Allah bring such victories ever in the career/history of Pakistan Cricket. With best regards and all the best wishes to all individually."


ILyas Choudry from Houston, USA writes: "Thumping win for Pakistan. Hopefully it was not the case of being too friendly and giving away the game to the guests; the same way Pakistanis played meekly at home last year against the Indians. Younis Khan, whose 267 incredible runs came one innings too late, after he was dismissed first ball on the last day of the previous test for zero, was declared man-of-the-match after he made another 84 not out in the second innings....(and lots more)."

(Article: compiled by the PCB. The opinions expressed in this article are those of the individuals only.
Copyright © 2005 the individual writers.)


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