“But Aamir Jamal returned the balance”: Sami Chaudhry’s column

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"But Aamir Jamal returned the balance": Sami Chaudhry's column

The bowling attack that accompanied Pakistan on the last tour of Australia was so immature and inexperienced that Ricky Ponting called it the worst Pakistani bowling attack on the tour of Australia.”But Aamir Jamal returned the balance”: Sami Chaudhry’s column

But the Pakistani attack that landed in Perth on Thursday morning was even lower in its game than the previous tour.

There are three medium pacers in this attack, but considering Shaheen Afridi’s recent pace, it is actually a bowling attack of four medium pacers in which Faheem Ashraf is actually a part of the XI based on his all-rounder ability.

The most difficult conditions in Test cricket are Australian wickets whose pace and bounce are completely different from the rest of the world.

But creating bounce on these pitches also requires that piece, which this Pakistani attack seems to be completely lacking.

In spite of all their lack of pace, on the last tour, the Pakistani attack had three pacers who could bowl at a speed of 140 km per hour, whereas in the current attack, this average has been around 130 km per hour, which in some respects Can’t be a worry for the Australian batsmen.

A pitch similar to that of the first morning was available to the Pakistani bowlers, who should have appreciated Cummins’ decision to be invited to bowl first. But Shaheen Afridi, the spirit of the attack, was completely devoid of speed and consistency.

Khurram Shehzad

Khurram Shehzad from the other side was showing better discipline but in the absence of express pace that discipline could not be fruitful either.

If this whole scenario is seen in the context that the main reason for Pakistan’s failure in the last few Australian tours was not being able to take twenty wickets, then the situation was looking very bleak here as well.

And when Warner’s cell went live, total loss was almost the epitome of the wall.

But when Pakistan took to the field on the second morning, there was an improvement in discipline and the determination to correct the shortcomings of the first day was also evident.

As much as the resources were left in the Australian batting, it was not far off that this match would have gone on in the same manner as the previous matches. But then Amir Jamal stood up.

The line that Aamir Jamal chose on the first day proved to be a nightmare for the Australian middle order. But despite the inflation of his economy rate, Aamir Jamal remained the chosen bowler of Pakistan on the first day as well.

On the second day, Aamir Jamal put forward his plan, removing all these shortcomings from his mind.

He knew that the length he was aiming for would make him a target in the counter-attack, but as a novice bowler, his patience and consistency were surprising.

Warner’s thick innings gave the Australian middle-order the freedom to attack, with Aamir Jamal on the scoreboard too, but regardless of the result, he didn’t try to change his plans too often.

The length that Aamir Jamal targeted is called a hard length for the batsmen, but it is very daring and daring for the bowlers to bowl there continuously so that even a slight mistake in the line can open the hands of the batsman. It provides freedom.

Test cricket is a game of patience and sometimes it dominates the player’s psyche to such an extent that even experienced players like Shaheen Afridi start trying several plans one after the other in anticipation of the results.

In such a situation, this continuation of Amir Jamal is no less than a promise for Pakistan that in the coming years, he can prove to be an important weapon of this Test attack.

Aamir Jamal

Thanks to this brilliant spell by Aamir Jamal, Pakistan did not have to wait for Pat Cummins’ declaration to end the Australian innings and, albeit late, Pakistan took ten wickets.

And then in the context of the recent record of Pakistani openers in Australia, Abdullah Shafiq’s thorough technique and Imamul Haq’s patience should also be encouraging for the dressing room that batting in these conditions is so difficult if they go with patience while paying attention to the basics. not even.

Defeating Australia in Australia is no less than winning the lion’s share and Pakistan is also far away from such a milestone at the moment, but the small victories that could be achieved in session after session, they have been collected by Pakistan. Namely, there was some balance returned to the match on the second day thanks to Aamir Jamal.

Pakistan no longer competes with Australia: Sami Chaudhry’s column

The last time Pakistan won a Test match on Australian soil, Babar Azam was only one year old, Shaheen Shah Afridi was not born, Pakistan was not a nuclear power and a dollar was worth only 31 rupees.

On the 2016 tour, Pakistan XI, which was swept by Steve Smith’s team, was the winner of the ICC Test Championship and the number one ranked team. When the captain of this team, Misbah-ul-Haq, was asked if his team was the best team to tour Australia in the last two decades, he said that his predecessor Wasim Akram’s team was the best, which itself had a clean sweep on the 1999 tour. was done

And the Australian attack that swept Misbah-ul-Haq’s number one team is still the same, but Pakistan will come out with a new bowling attack this time, just like in their previous tour.

The current Pakistan team, though not better than Misbah-ul-Haq’s team in terms of experience and skill, is nevertheless stronger than the Pakistan team that traveled to Australia three years ago with a completely new bowling attack.

Among the Asian teams, India is the only team that has managed to beat Australia in a Test series on home grounds and the key to this was not only their departure to Australia well before the start of the series but also the provision of ample practice matches in favorable conditions.

But since PCB lacks the financial influence like BCCI, the venue and resources provided by Cricket Australia for the practice match were not ideal and before landing in Perth, if Pakistan was content with this match in Canberra only. So this preparation will be far behind incomplete.

While the new team director Mohammad Hafeez is complaining about these conditions, he is also adamant that Pakistan has come here not only to compete, but to win.

Mohammad Hafeez’s positivity seems to be over the top at the moment, but one positive for Pakistan is that new captain Shaun Masood scored plenty of runs in the practice match and given his previous record in Australian conditions. That he can prove to be the force of Pakistani batting here.

The problem has been faced by most of the Pakistani bowling in these conditions that the pacers are not able to adapt to the length of this region and the spinners are also not able to think beyond the habits played on Asian wickets. So, if Muhammad Hafeez can find a solution to these decades-old disputes, then maybe his positivism can take a practical form.

"But Aamir Jamal returned the balance": Sami Chaudhry's column

Usman Khawaja has also said that Pakistani bowling can be dangerous for any opponent if it is at its best. Although this admission of Khawaja is not beyond the truth, the problem is that almost three decades have passed since Pakistani bowling showed its best in these Australian conditions.

And the humiliating part is that on all subsequent tours, Pakistan not only suffered a clean sweep every time, but the margin of victory for Australia has also been humiliating. Yes, losing is part of the game, but even in defeat, it is necessary to maintain some illusion, which Pakistan has been unable to do on previous tours.

So, this time the Pakistani team is not competing with Australia but with themselves, regardless of the results, will they be able to save some illusions? Defeat is inevitable, but will this team be able to protect its dignity even in defeat?

Gautam Gambhir, Sreesanth clash during match: ‘They always fight with teammates for no reason’

A heated debate between former batsman Gautam Gambhir and former fast bowler Sreesanth during a match in Legends League 2023 has become the center of attention on social media.

The umpire had to intervene to cool down the heat during the eliminator match between Indian Capitals and Gujarat Giants on Wednesday.

Going live on his Instagram channel the next day, Sreesanth said that Gautam Gambhir was repeatedly calling him a ‘fixer’ on a live television channel.

“I have not used a single wrong word,” he said. You people support the truth. He has been doing this not only to me but to many people. I don’t know why they started it.

"But Aamir Jamal returned the balance": Sami Chaudhry's column

Sreesanth added that his teammates are saying that he was saying sixer, sixer, while he said you are a fixer, a fixer. This is no way to talk. I am thinking of leaving him at this point, but his people are trying to save him. I request you not to fall prey to the lies spread by them.

He said that Gautam Gambhir has a big public relations team and a lot of money and through it he is spreading this wrong message on social media while he (Sreesanth) is a common man and has so much money. do not have.

In another video, Sreesanth said that Gautham has always been fighting unnecessarily with his teammates and does not even respect his senior players.

They said that the same thing happened today and for no reason Gautam said things that he should not have said. I want to make it clear that there is nothing wrong with me. The words he used on the cricket field are not acceptable.

Gautam Gambhir then shared a picture of himself on Instagram and wrote sarcastically that when the whole world is chasing attention, it is best to smile in such a situation.

Commenting on his post, former Indian cricketer Irfan Pathan said that a smile is the best answer.

"But Aamir Jamal returned the balance": Sami Chaudhry's column

Sreesanth has also replied to this post. He wrote that you have crossed all boundaries of being a player and a brother and more than that you represent the people yet you keep quarreling with every cricketer.

Sreesanth wrote, “What is your problem?” I just smiled and you labeled me a fixer. Are you above the Supreme Court? You have no right to speak like that. After abusing the umpires, you kept smiling.

“You are an arrogant person and you don’t even respect your fans who love you,” he wrote. Until yesterday I had great respect for you and your family. However, you used the derogatory word fixer not just once but seven to eight times and you used objectionable words to provoke the umpires and me.”

Sreesanth wrote, ‘If someone experiences what I did yesterday, they will never forgive you. You yourself know that what you have said is wrong. I am sure that even God will never forgive you for this.

What are people saying on social media?
A user named Vishwajit wrote on social media platform X that “Gautham Gambhir never starts a fight but if you start a fight, Gambhir ends it in his own style.”
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