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IT all ended in a nail-biter at the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium as India snatched a 10-run win, more due to carelessness by the Pakistan batsmen — in particular by Umar Akmal — in pursuit of a 168-run target on a difficult but playable surface.

However, to the immense delight of tens of millions of fans back home, a highly disciplined Pakistan side completed a successful tour, ending the ODI series as 2-1 winners.

The manner in which the green-shirts combined to clinch the ODI series after squaring the Twenty20 rubber certainly merits praise. And though the series did not feature Tests, it in no way lessened the excitement Indo-Pak cricket battles are known to produce.

In particular, the added determination shown by Misbah-ul-Haq and Mohammad Hafeez’s boys was indeed visible throughout the tour.

After winning the T20 series opener in Bangalore in a thrilling fashion, Pakistan never looked back.

And from a position of making resolute comeback in the second T20 in Ahmedabad where the tourists went down fighting, Pakistan gradually attained clear dominance over Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s men in the 50-overs-a-side games, before dipping in Delhi.

The tussle between the Indian batsmen and the Pakistan pacemen has been the hallmark of the clashes between the arch-rivals over the years. But that equation was expected to change given the fact that the current Pakistan side does not have the speed-and-swing merchants like Imran Khan, Wasim Akram and Waqar Younis in their ranks with Umar Gul their only experienced spearhead.

However, Junaid Khan defied all the odds and took charge. Bowling with a big heart and near-perfect accuracy, the rookie left-armer with a prodigious combination of speed and swing simply outgunned the likes of Gautam Gambhir, Virender Sehwag, Yuvraj Singh, Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma.

And fortunately for Pakistan, Mohammad Irfan clicked and was ready to complement Junaid. Though the 30-year-old greenhorn could only bag four wickets in all the five limited-overs games on the tour, the gigantic bowler from the other end kept the Indians guessing with his pace and extra bounce.

Junaid, Irfan and Gul smothered India’s top-order, giving Saeed Ajmal and Hafeez significant room to manoeuvre and thus giving the Indians no reprieve.

But it wasn’t just the bowlers who shone.

Nasir Jamshed’s exquisite centuries, Hafeez’s classic strokes, productive improvisation by a resurgent Shoaib Malik along with Younis Khan’s experience kept Pakistan sailing smoothly.

Nasir undoubtedly graduated in this demanding series. The left-handed opener coped with the situations with patience and resolve, playing with extremely solid defence and timely belligerence though shot-making on the off-side and running between the wickets remain his gray areas. One hopes the burly batter overcomes these quickly to prolong his stay in world cricket.

Hafeez was phenomenal, both with bat and ball. The Twenty20 skipper, who was instrumental in helping Pakistan draw the T20 series, also proved himself in the ODIs that he is a class act who can perform consistently.

Boasting all the attributes of a complete player, Hafeez can be seriously considered for ODI and Test leadership after Misbah leaves the scene.

The mettlesome showing by our batting under extreme pressure in India is somehow a good omen before Pakistan embark upon the tour to South Africa where our batsmen will certainly face the mightiest of challenge. On the other hand our awful capitulation in Delhi ODI should remain a major concern for the team’s think-tank.

Dav Whatmore’s contribution in Pakistan’s historic success in India has not been anything short of highly significant. The Aussie’s exceptional cricketing astuteness and proven coaching credentials coupled with the intelligent calmness and subtlety of Hafeez and Misbah paid rich dividends in India.

One hopes the coach will continue to get appropriate authority from the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) so that he could carry on his responsibility for facilitating Pakistan give impressive results against top opponents. One strongly believes the sharp coach, if given proper time and the right ambiance by the authorities concerned, can also help the PCB a great deal find and channelise Pakistan’s rich cricketing talent which largely remains untapped or underutilised primarily due to poor management and internal wrangling.

Keeping a vigilant eye on one’s own errors during good times is important for sustaining success. The touring team management, after the ODI series victory in Kolkata, should have tested some of the bench strength.

Keeping Wahab Riaz, Haris Sohail and Anwar Ali on the bench for the entire tour cannot be regarded as a smart move if taken in the larger context. Umar Akmal’s avoidable blooper in the second T20 that cost Pakistan the game, simply warranted Haris’ inclusion in the final ODI where Umar only repeated the blunder just when the team required him to be patient.On the other hand, India need some serious soul-searching. The world champions’ humiliating loss at the hands of Pakistan has come after the 1-2 thrashing in the four-Test home series against England.

The captaincy future of Dhoni, who single-handedly faced the well-disciplined Pakistan bowling with grit and solidity in the ODI series, will be talked of while the fate of several ‘star’ Indian players will come under the scanner sooner or later.

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Capt C M Khan
Jan 07, 2013 06:43am
Pakistan must get rid of Akmal brothers. Asad Shafique should be playing. India did not win in Delhi...Pakistan Lost due to negative and over cautious approach of Misbah and Whatmore.
Muhammad Bilal
Jan 07, 2013 01:30pm
hahahahah, was the loss that humiliating?? at the end of the day its just a game so no need to get that bitter... Ps, but what a game :P
Akhtar Butt
Jan 07, 2013 11:38am
Unfortunately last ODI on 6 Jan was a FIXED MATCH. Please go through the following statement of Paul Nixon. It is also obvious because BCCI refused to tour Pakistan only after 3rd ODI ended. Why they did not refused one or two days ago... http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/sports/cricket/series-tournament/pakistan-in-india-2012/top-stories/India-Pakistan-Kotla-ODI-fixed-Paul-Nixon/articleshow/17924720.cms
(Dr.) B.N. Anand
Jan 07, 2013 11:39am
Sir, a very unsporting commentary on saying that the loss was mainly because of carelessness of Pakistani batsmen. It would have been a sporting confession if you had said that for once it was due to brilliance of Indian fielding as well as a game plan which worked. That Pakistan could not overhaul a modest target is equally not flattering. There is no doubt that Pakistan fast bowlers indeed performed superbly but except for one extra win, which made it 2-1 , the games were equally balanced. Besides, this visit of Pakistan team was unnecessarily squeezed in between a visit of a England team , which otherwise would have given Indian players some rest before the English came back for one day series. Anyway, no one denies Pakistan players their merit for having registered this one but other wise in such a hasty and short arranged visit, it is rather too much to say that Pakistan completely dominated Dhoni's men. Such an overestimation and hype is rather premature and rather uncalled for. BNA
Oz
Jan 07, 2013 01:52pm
Totally agree with you ! Anwar Ali just sat there and I felt sorry for the lad.. He could have been given the ball in the so called "dead rubber". Also, about time to ego-fueled Akmals are sent packing. None of them ever takes feedback constructively - some people just don't know how to utilise their talent and never want to learn how either - what a shame. We would although be stuck with a sub standard wicket keeper.. I can't think of any good keeper in Pakistan domestic league.. I mean there are good ones, but we need a Dhoni or AB de Villiers !
Abdullah Hussain
Jan 07, 2013 10:55am
Clean sweep would have added a special flavour. However a series win in India is no less. Congrats to Team Pakistan
Ahmed
Jan 07, 2013 09:35am
I can understand where you're coming from. It very well might be a delusion, but it could also be a case of indians making excuses and crying sour grapes. You have to remember that india is the current world champions and we comprehensively beat the world champions at their home. Now, you can either call it a delusion or admit all the voices which say that india are just homeground bullies and would not have even made it to the semi-finals if the world cup had not been held in india. Finally, Junaid Khan is a great talent. I remember when Mohammed Amir was selected, the selectors had said, we had an option between Amir and Junaid; they'e both left arm pacers and they're both very good. We chose Amir because he's slightly better. And Amir proved to the world he's a brilliant talent (his personal dealing aside) and Junaid is nearly as good.
Hrleen
Jan 07, 2013 01:55pm
It is not a delusion, it is a fact. Nor the grapes are sour for us. In the last 5 years, India has defeated your team in bilateral series, both within India as well as within Pakistan. And recently, In the World cup, Asia cup as well as T20 India beat you again. This is just a peformance against a team which is at the lowest in last 10 years, that is making Pakistan looking good. Had it been Bangladesh, even they would have beaten India. So it does not change anything for us. You can rejoice as it is a big deal for Pakistan cricket.
Manikandan BG
Jan 07, 2013 06:33am
Congratulations Pakistan. You have a superb pace factory somewhere in pakistan Imran, Akram and Qadir were my childhood heroes.
Owais
Jan 08, 2013 09:49am
So shame, y u people always say wrong things for pakistan. Just grow up child, its only a game, pls dont take it personal and grow up. Spread love and peace not enmity. Both Pakistan and India has talented players
Ahmed
Jan 08, 2013 09:50am
dude, I'm a Pakistani also and I very STRONGLY believe this is rubbish If we win, alls good, if we loose, its a fix...that is seriously rubbish. Personally, I feel that not only is it very difficult to be motivated for a dead rubber, which this match was. But also india played well. They had the dont die attitude which we used to have under Imran Khan. Not to take away anything from the indian fielding (even Misbah has repeatedly said their fielding was brilliant), i feel in addition to india fighting back, it was also a little case of us having lost the match rather them winning.
Rafi
Jan 07, 2013 10:24am
India play bad but Pak play very bad. India not won the match Pak loss the match and then India won. Its shame for Pak for loss the match. How badly a team can loss a match its a example. If there Bangladesh they can won the match within 30 overs, Also can Zimbabwe, Afghanistan. Although Misbah show cause for loss. They should take all responsibility for loss it. PCB should Make great change in team. There is millions of Pak Cricket fan in Bangladesh. But i see that Pak loss this supporter for two reason. 1 BD team play very well in recently. and 2 Pak team play ugly cricket and loss very ugly. Hope Pak will realize this. Mahbub Rafi Shahjalal University of Science and Technology. Sylhet, Bangladesh.
Subhash Malik
Jan 07, 2013 06:36am
Well done Pakistan. This is an Indian wishing you all the best. Great work by the team.
AH_USA
Jan 07, 2013 11:27am
So, what is your point? You may also want to look at the overall ODI and Test record between Pakistan and India.
Wondipuli
Jan 08, 2013 10:49am
They bowled superbly and really batted well..................Pakistan deserve to win this series................ no need to argue about the past.....................A true sportsman from India
Z Momin
Jan 07, 2013 01:15pm
Please talk about present.
Ajay
Jan 08, 2013 11:05am
Ok.....so this is official all Pakistani fans agree that Pakistan took money to give away the match...see they are again involved in fixing....ICC ban their players again.
Hrleen
Jan 07, 2013 01:49am
India is loosing series after series, giving delusions of superiority to every opponent. We made heroes out of Monty Panesar and Swan..what to talk of Junaid Khan or Irfan. It is just lack of form, commitment and application on part of Indian players... noway Pakistan is a better side.
mazen
Jan 07, 2013 09:33am
Indian... Grapes are sour mate and it speaks of volume to the fact that for the fans like you, to vent your frustration after this humiliating defeat, comes here on this Pakistani newspaper to utter farcical statements. So-called world champions and world best batting side has been exposed brutally mate. Believe it or not you have to live with it. Loved to see Junaid made Kohli looked like a club level batsmen. Your team better play IPL to earn some money because they are not of international stander cricketer any more. A nation of 1000 million can't produce even a bowler like Aizaz cheema.lolzzzzzzzzzzzz
bharat
Jan 08, 2013 02:21pm
Well Pakistan is behaving as if they won the World Cup. As an Indian i want to give full credit to Pakistan for beating India. However, the margin is only one match. btw India has won the World Cup 2 times, and Pak only 1. Just remember that when you are comparing.
Nazir K Ali
Jan 07, 2013 05:58am
There is a noticeable change in the team's behavior and play. There is more consistency and composure in batting, bowling and fielding. Discipline and friendliness has been visible throughout the game with a few exceptions. That being the Ishante and Kamran spat and particularly on taking a wicket Saeed Ajmal, Junaid Khan making grimaces and gestures that are not considered courteous. Hokay, you can a wicket but let it be with some grace and decency. Let players clap each other's half century and century scoring if permitted by the Boards, which is not something that any Board will object. In fact, we are close to each other by ethnicity and tradition and only religion separates us. Nevertheless, for that matter of fact, no religion ever prevents its adherents from friendly relationships. Salams to future cricket and hockey series.
Ali
Jan 07, 2013 07:53pm
That's the only reaction we can expect from Indians because they lost the series. Had they won the series, the Indian fans would have been applauding them like anything. So, its pretty natural to see you blaming Pakistani team and your government about it. The bottom line is India lost ODI series, accept that and stop crying over it.
Indian
Jan 07, 2013 06:41am
tO PAKIS yes u won a series after loosing a lot of matches played with India in past 4 years, it took u that long, no problem 2004 we beat u in pakistan, then again in pakistan India beat u 4 - 1 and we won in all the world cups played after that. Lastly this series is only taking place after PCB begged BCCI for a series as low on cash other wise this series would not have happened, check how many times your pcb chief has come to India begging, hahahahha keep begging
KR
Jan 07, 2013 04:03am
Pakistan's win is commendable. The bowlers especially Junaid was fantastic. Pakistan will literally thank India for not including them in the IPL. Pak cricketers could focus more on the real game (tests, ODIs and ICC T20s). Really commendable job. Hats off from an Indian!!
Javid Shirazi
Jan 07, 2013 05:55am
After winning the ODI series, other players should have been provided an opportunity to gain experience and steel themselves for the future. Despite repeated failures, one constant has been the selection of Umar Akmal. All the hype about him is deluding. Time to move on.
Ather
Jan 07, 2013 04:40am
We won the series which is what matters. We lost the last match on account of sheer bad luck. Had Hafeez not gotten injured, he would have opened the innings and we would have surely won.
zavia
Jan 07, 2013 04:51am
Congrats Pakistan.
Shubs
Jan 08, 2013 09:31am
What! You lost because of bad luck? I thought you lost because the match was fixed! C'mon, we all know Pakistan has never lost in its history...cricket matches, hockey matches, wars.....
Rizwan - US
Jan 07, 2013 01:02pm
I really appreciate someone pointing Umar Akmal (Akmal brothers). He is extremely highly overrated player. I would rather call back Mansoor Akhtar from his retirement and play him in the team. Please someone ask the selectors to get rid of him before it gets too late and we lose some real talent as he is occupying a spot for God knows what reason in the side.
rais khan
Jan 07, 2013 02:27pm
very bad english, you should take some coaching classes before you venture into writing a comment.
rais khan
Jan 07, 2013 02:28pm
right, we should have arranged the match in desert of sharjah where pakistan is very comfortable.
rais khan
Jan 07, 2013 02:29pm
Right, and India should get rid of delhi brothers sehwag and gambhir.
Pramod
Jan 07, 2013 11:11am
Stop this nuisance, They won because they played better cricket and no excuses for that.
MJ_DXB
Jan 08, 2013 10:10am
I Second That
Ahmed
Jan 08, 2013 10:00am
yea and another indian bookie behind it
Shubs
Jan 08, 2013 09:25am
Didn't you know? Pakistan has never lost a cricket match in its history. The ones that you know about were all fixed.
Pakistani
Jan 08, 2013 12:52am
First part of your comment elaborated your "civilized nation" very we'll.
TFT
Jan 07, 2013 12:58pm
and India is a 'civilised' country? where the first genocide of 21st century happend and every 2 min a woman gets raped?
Dr Shahid
Jan 07, 2013 10:06am
haa u talked of few selected matches ... better to check the records n u will find the win and loss .. its pak having as much as double then india... Not playing with pak the obvious reason is the result of this series .. BCCI knew the fate of series ,, If u r so strong then y to hide in back yards...
Owais
Jan 08, 2013 10:21am
Sheetal, India neither willing to play in Pakistan nor in any neutral venue which clearly shows the India fear of facing Pakistani team.
R Khan
Jan 08, 2013 01:27am
Hrleen, your excuse being India is at its lowest, Pakistan didnt do exceptionally well in the last few years either. They were everywhere, playing great cricket one day and playing nothing at all the next. India no doubtly won more matches in the last 5 years but overall Pakistan has won more games. Whatever is making Pakistan look good now is what made look India good when Pakistan was at its lowest. What goes around, comes around. Its best that we look at the positive. I'm sure Indian team has to face alot of critics at home and I wish the best to the Indian team for the upcoming series with England
Ahmed
Jan 08, 2013 10:27am
sayin india is down and out are sour grapes. They are excuses; which is typical of indians. Pakistan was also down for the past 5 years but the indians never give up a chance to remind us that india beat us frequently then. All this is rubbish. They are professinals, it doesnt matter if they're down or up; they need to perform regardless. I distinctly remember talking to an indian in the late 80's. early 90's; after Miandad had hit all of india for a six and india couldnt stand on their two feet against us.We were talkin cricket and how india always got beat by us. To counter this guy named some England player (some obscure one, dont remeber his name), who according to him never took wickets against anyone except Pakistan. This really showed me how much indians will always come us with excuses and the most ridiculous and un-related ones at that.
Modasar
Jan 08, 2013 12:53am
ask ur BCCI they saved your nation by fixing the last ODI match.
Modasar
Jan 08, 2013 12:52am
We are happy we beat india and won the series, but the main thing for us to talk about is How indian batting line was destroyed by Pakistan bowlers. Indian batsmen had no clue what they were going against...anyone can be batsman but to be a amazing bowlers it certainly takes. Indian team is just over hyped it is full with oldies. 1.3 Billion people and one sport they worship which is cricket haha! India beat Pakistan in WC every 4 years but Pakistan wins all the matches between those years.
Owais
Jan 08, 2013 09:58am
Dear Anand, I am from Pakistan and i feel no hesitation in saying that India played well in 3rd ODI specially fielding was awesome
Owais
Jan 08, 2013 10:24am
i dont understand what Mr. Rafi wants to say. Message is vague
Riaz
Jan 07, 2013 12:42am
Good result for Pakistan, given that they did not have a tough series as a preparation like India had. However last match was disappointing loosing despite chasing a very low score. Batting remains a big worry....it seems we do not have players who cant apply themselves....younis, misbah, Akmal all played poor strokes by international standards. South Africa tour will be very very difficult. Well done Pakistan against India. Akmal was man of the match!,
Cutenazikhan@yahoo.com
Jan 07, 2013 09:27am
Congtatulation to paki team well played This is happened when you lose the match you start to blame other especially other week point the same Indian does, but Pakistani never does the same I am proud to my nation WELL DONE EVERY ONE
Nazir
Jan 07, 2013 02:47pm
I think you're sick. nothing more to say to a moron.
Chaudary Pakistani
Jan 07, 2013 05:08pm
Try to win a match against Pakistan then comment ! Bangladesh has not been able to win match against pak for last 14 years !! remember that
indialover
Jan 07, 2013 08:35am
Hi I am a indian and dont like pakistan visting india as cricket is played between two civilised nations and i dont consider pak as a civilised nation.But to all my fellow indians we should give the credit to them where they deserve so congrajulatiions pakistanis and the team.We never had answers to your fast bowling and its a wake up call to all indians and BCCI which unfortuantely has never learnt its lesson that cricket is a team game played by bowlers and batsmen and india has never in its history has produced quality pace attack except for Javagal Srinat
Ahsan Siddiqui
Jan 07, 2013 07:35am
undoubtedly pakistan played very well ., Congrates #TeamPakistan
windian
Jan 07, 2013 08:41am
Good work by pak team, new faces new talent has really added value to pakistan team
Asad
Jan 07, 2013 08:43am
Absolutely, They should have played Haris, this was the time to put to the test the new batsman instead of letting umer akmal repeat his blunder once again wasting a batting slot. I Also think Anwer Ali should have been given a chance as obviously we already won the series, if they were not picked being over cautious trying to win the last game. We lost anyway.
sheetal
Jan 07, 2013 03:55pm
Much ado about nothing. T20 was 1-1 while ODi is 2-1. What is the big deal ? The condition of Indian team is at the moment is such, that even Bangladesh would have won. Clearly this series was arranged at the last moment to help Pakistan cricket. India's calender is full. Pakistan had been begging for series since long. Inspite of stiff opposition from Indian public which can be seen in comments on this paper, as well other Indian papers, back issues, Indian Govt exerted pressure on BCCI to accomodate Pakistan. India had nothing to gain. It is interesting Pakistani while arguing forget to see the writing on the wall, and read between the lines that only they can see.
MR
Jan 07, 2013 08:49am
i think u are just frustrated that in the end BCCI may have 20 times more the money the pcb has you still are loosing. i can understand it but dont start bashing pakistan.
Rahul
Jan 07, 2013 12:55pm
Wait till next spot fixing claims appear!
A Rehman Khan
Jan 08, 2013 08:17am
Take off Indian glasses and see again!
sheetal
Jan 07, 2013 04:04pm
You have to be out of your senses, to believe that any team will be willing to tour Pakistan at this point of time. No matter what the results are. There are many stories like that every time Pakistan looses a match. I do not know why you feel that Pakistan is invincible. May be It is result of brainwashing done by likes of author who wrote this. My simple question to you is why you continue to follow cricket when you believe matches are fixed ? and why match fixing come to haunt you when Pakistan looses ? Can any Pakistani answer it ????
HM
Jan 07, 2013 07:40am
Congrat. Pakistan team. What a poor arrangement. What was need of day and night match on a Sunday, in foggy, chilly night.
Abdullah Hussain
Jan 08, 2013 02:40pm
Sheetal for your information India is considered the king of sports gambling. Search the net & you will get all information about it. India took advantage of its nationals (origin) seated in ICC and played all sort of game to keep keep Pakistan's Trio out of the world cup. Indian gamblers hatched the conspiracy to nail Pak players by inducing them to bribes. ICC was so very prompt in taking action against Pakistani players of spot fixing whereas it never bothered before or after to talk even about dope testing because Indian origin person was the boss. I can bet if only Amir was there in the team India could not have even dreamed about reaching the final in the world cup. I see it is only Indians banging & breaking their heads over series loss. I wish I could send you a pacifier.
Pakistan
Jan 07, 2013 03:13pm
and gang raping on a bus is civilised? Gimme a break
Pakistan
Jan 07, 2013 03:11pm
indian - check out head to head stats in odi between pak and india. pak won 70 plus. India under 50
Ahmed
Jan 08, 2013 06:15am
Doctor Sahib, Why was DHONI given Man of the Match for the 1st ODI? He only saved India from a humiliating defeat, nothing else, India still lost. And why was Dhoni given MOM for the 3rd game? when Ajmal took 5 wickets !!! Don't you think Ajmal deserved it? The series was definitely NOT balanced. You Indians have different standards. For Pakistan to play in India (with all that pressure), and the way Pakistani newbie's performed, it was a great performance to defeat the best batting lineup.Let me recall, few years ago when Sri Lankan team was attacked in Lahore, Indian media Propaganda machine declared “Death of Pakistan Cricket”, claiming that Pakistan Cricket is doomed (TOI reported). Well, that wishful thinking of Indian media was definitely short lived as Pakistan came back strong and won 2 -1 won series defeating India in India despite all the challenges and pressure. So it is a Big DEAL for Pakistan to WIN in India and it is a HUGE DEAL for Indians to lose in India, which you know well, read your papers and media. Didn’t you see how happy the Indians were when they won the 3rd ODI??? they were acting like they won some World Cup Final. They were so scared of the White Wash and what the Indian media would have done to them.
Ahmed
Jan 08, 2013 06:20am
Sheetal, not every Pakistani thinks that the matches are fixed. In fact, a good majority of Indians also believe that the matches are fixed (when India loses). In fact, the biggest "bets" and "money" is made in India for Match Fixing. Indian Media claims that, not Pakistani. I think you don't spend too much time reading Times of India or Rediff. You are right, just like any Indian, you are still having a grand time why any team would visit Pakistan, just like your Indian media thought that Pakistan team is doomed after Srilankan team attack. Indians simply can't digest the turning of Pakistani Cricket. Doomed? verses actually taking Indian team for a ride. It is not about invincible, historically Pakistan has won more ODI and TEST against India. We, Pakistanis are just tired of negative Indian Media Propaganda against Pakistan Sports. Pakistan going to India helped make India a lot more money than Pakistan. I don't think you know your facts, where do you live by the way?
Ahmed
Jan 08, 2013 06:21am
Dude, live in present because if you want to look at "history" even till today, Pakistan has won more ODI and TEST against India :). I think that is a sufficient answer :)
Ahmed
Jan 08, 2013 06:24am
Indian calendar full of what? they are getting beaten up lately, humiliating loss against England. Where do you get your news from? Btw, Indians wanted this series, it brings a lot of money for India, not Pakistan. The thrill, the excitement. You know it! If you guys had won the series, trust me you would have not posted what you just posted today. I don't blame you, you just can't take the loss.
Abdullah Hussain
Jan 08, 2013 06:35am
Sheetal control your BP. The big deal is that it has been written in the book of cricket history that the start of 2013 for indian cricket was doomed with a series loss to Pakistan. Its over, accept the defeat and rest in peace.
jamil
Jan 08, 2013 06:45am
A typical Indian mindset
S.S.
Jan 08, 2013 07:06am
I wish you would learn to love and focus more on the game of cricket itself. Your comment about "civilized nation" was just plain mean and out of place.
sankalp
Jan 08, 2013 07:37am
which genocide sir. kindly enlighten us.
sali
Jan 11, 2013 08:47am
Series would have been completely one sided if it wasn't for Misbah playing for India. Drop catch in first OD where India was heading hown to 50 all out and playing a test match inning in 3rd ODI was the difference.
sidra
Jan 09, 2013 04:57pm
how many times indians played against pak in last 5 years?grow up dude don't fool yourself..pak has a far better record and see we have smashed you again...indian cricket is going through a tough time,,,WC 2011 is over and your heights are over..
Indian
Jan 10, 2013 08:39am
It was nice to see they way Pakistanis played and by all means they deserve it. Pakistan has always had fabulous fast bowlers. Akram and Younis being my favorites. Cricket as a whole needs a good Pakistani team like this. It brings variety to the game.
Ahmed
Jan 10, 2013 08:53am
i'm guessing under a rock...good post mate!!!